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Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017 3:02 PM

American River College

Project Director of TRIO Upward Bound Programs
Job Posting Number: AE00057P
Salary: $74,530 annually.
Closing Date: 09/05/2017

Complete job description and application available online at:

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Dean of the Natomas Education Center, the Project Director of TRIO Upward Bound Programs will ensure the development of quality educational programming for TRIO Upward Bound (TRIO/UB) participants by providing academic support services in a manner consistent with college policies, the objectives and standards of the U.S. Department of Education, guidelines for TRIO Upward Bound, and federal regulations governing grant programs. This position is responsible for the development, marketing, implementation and administration of a comprehensive academic support program to increase the college preparedness and access to higher education for eligible participants (low income or first-generation students and/or students with disabilities and academic need).

This position works with high school administrators, counselors and staff, representatives of community agencies, ARC administration, faculty and staff, research analysts, instructional and student services areas to ensure the success of students participating in the program.

The department maintains a focus on:
● Trends and challenges facing high school students’ preparation for transition and access to college.
● Academic support and retention program design, development, implementation and evaluation to best meet student needs.
● Adherence to federal financial aid processes and requirements using Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR).
● Utilization of current technologies, student information resources, and reporting systems to best serve students.
● Outreach, recruitment and retention of educationally under-served, low income or first-generation students or students with disabilities and academic need.

Applicants applying for this position may also be interested in applying to the Project Director of TRIO Upward Bound Programs at Cosumnes River College (#AE00042P).

Assignment Responsibilities
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
● Planning, organizing, coordinating and directing program activities and events.
● Coordinating activities designed to promote program recruitment and retention efforts.
● Coordinating academic/student support assistance programs, including tutoring.
● Coordinating program participation efforts and monitoring the progress of students.
● Representing the program at feeder high schools, other colleges and universities, and other organizational meetings.
● Providing information and referrals to students, parents, and high school personnel.
● Informing students, staff, and community about the TRIO/UB program.
● Developing, organizing, and supervising program related workshops, forums, conferences, trips, and events.
● Attending appropriate conferences, workshops, program trainings, and staff/committee meetings as directed.
● Developing marketing and promotional materials for the TRIO/UB Program.
● Conducting orientation sessions.
● Serving as a resource person to staff, students, partner organizations, and the community.
● Conducting training sessions and workshops for peer assistants, tutors, student ambassadors, and mentors.
● Assisting in budget planning and maintenance.
● May supervise and oversee the work of counselors and other student support services faculty and staff.
● Tracking student contacts to monitor services required and providing follow-up throughout program participation.
● Providing data for institutional research.
● Performing follow-up studies and evaluations of program services.
● Developing, implementing and overseeing academic support programs to facilitate student success/achievement.
● Coordinating the implementation of objectives to accomplish operational plans and program goals in full compliance with all applicable federal regulations and requirements.
● Overseeing the recruitment and selection of project participants.
● Developing, authorizing, and monitoring expenditures and program budget in conjunction with, and subject to review and approval by the Dean of the Natomas Education Center.
● Evaluating the needs, interests, abilities, achievements, and aptitudes of program participants; making recommendations to assist the college in fulfilling its obligation to participating students.
● Developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with instructional areas, college staff, outreach centers, feeder high schools, neighboring colleges, and community resource agencies; fostering effective high school/college relationships.
● Monitoring the progress of students and coordinating activities designed to assist students entering the program to successfully pursue and meet educational goals.
● Interpreting program regulations.
● Monitoring student files and overseeing case management.
● Explaining college and program policies and procedures.
● Preparing reports and developing program goals.
● Leading program marketing and public relations activities, articulating the purpose and intent of TRIO/UB in the community, to feeder high schools, and across the District.
● Hiring, training, and supervising employees.
● Overseeing qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis and program evaluation.
● Ensuring participant record-keeping is in compliance with federal confidentiality and privacy regulations.
● Working flexible hours, including evening and weekends, when necessary.
● Performing other duties as assigned.

Administrative assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or off campus work and/or hours.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Have a master’s degree* from an accredited institution complete by September 1, 2017.

2. Have one year formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.

3. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

*Applicant must meet the minimum qualifications of a faculty discipline at the college. To review the minimum qualifications for faculty disciplines, refer to Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators’ in California Community Colleges which can be found on our website at; select “Los Rios Jobs”, then “Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators”.

The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.

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