Director, Upward Bound/Upward Bound Math and Science (2590)

Idaho State University

Pocatello, ID

Job posting number: #7068729

Posted: August 10, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Primary Purpose

Manage recruitment and delivery of program services to 140 eligible 9th – 12th grade students from target schools spanning 130 miles in eastern Idaho leading to successful post-secondary enrollment. Work to achieve grant objectives, and develop and supervise residential summer program for two TRIO programs.

Key Responsibilities

Supervision and Management – (50% time spent)
Supervise three Advisor/Coordinators, as well as several students and part-time temporary employees
Work alongside the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and 4 other TRIO Directors (TRIO ETS, TRIO SSS/McNair, TRIO VUB Director, and TRIO EOC Director) to create a university culture of access and success for underserved students
Coordinates with UB/UBMS Advisors schedules, including annual and sick leave approval, scheduling vacations, etc.
Coordinates with UB/UBMS Advisors to plan and implement Summer Residential Program for 130 participants
Provides on site and on call supervision and crisis management of summer residential program throughout the duration of the program
Communicates continually with UB/UBMS staff during the progression of summer program
With the help of the UB/UBMS staff, develops strategies for determining student eligibility, methods of recruitment and documentation and will analyze data to monitor student progress and evaluation of services
Preparation of Annual Performance Report, including monitoring project progress toward achieving objectives using Blumen software, documents program performance and gathers information for the report and prepares for submission the report to USDOE
Coordinates activities with UB/UBMS Advisors to ensure a schedule of programs and school activities are developed, activities are implemented, time frames set, implementation of required services, coordination of student activities, career, cultural and college event
Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in counseling, education, psychology, student personnel, public administration, business, or related field; training experience with writing grants, experience working with programs focused on postsecondary placement, experience working with diverse populations, especially pre-college youth, knowledge of student development theories related to recruitment and retention of pre-college youth students; experience managing and expending federal grant monies in accordance with federal guidelines, experience monitoring project day-to-day operations and a grant progress towards achieving its goals and objectives.

Preferred Qualifications

Training and experience writing complex federal grants; supervision of TRIO or TRIO-like program experience; demonstrated ability to network with university departments and collaborate across programs; bilingual (English/Spanish).


Please submit the following documents with your application:
CV/Resume, Cover Letter and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by September 18, 2020. However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.



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