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Date Posted: 8/25/17

College of the Desert
Director, Upward Bound
Salary: $74,530.56 - $107,931.48 Annually
Job Type: Classified Leadership
Job Number: 17-0348
Location: Palm Desert, CA
Department: Office of Student Success and Student Learning
Closing: 10/22/2017
BASIC FUNCTIONUnder the direct supervision of the Vice President, Student Success and Student Learning, The Upward Bound Director has primary responsibility for administering all aspects of this federally funded TRIO grant program. The Director will primarily be responsible for selecting and providing advising support to participants, managing and tracking federal funds, recordkeeping, implementing project activities, hiring and supervising staff, conducting project evaluations and meeting reporting requirements as set by the U.S. Department of Education.
WORKING CONDITIONSOffice environment primarily, outdoors as needed. Constant interruptions. Requires some evening and weekend responsibilities.
EMPLOYMENT STATUSClassified SupervisorLeadership VII
INTERVIEWS:Interviews are tentatively scheduled for......XXXX
Examples of Duties
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES1. Lead and administer the Upward Bound project, the summer residential program, and the academic year components. This may require some evenings weekends.2. Assess the progress and personal development needs of Upward Bound participants and develop the educational strategy to address those needs.3. Maintain a project budget and track all financial expenditures.4. Assist in selecting, hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating full-time and part-time program staff.5. Supervise and coordinate the activities of personnel as they identify, recruit, and provide designated services for students.6. Select eligible participants from local target high schools.7. Provide accurate records for reporting progress to the U.S. Department of Education and ensure compliance with federal legislation and regulations.8. Represent the project at school and community events.9. Conduct follow up contacts and a longitudinal study of program graduates.10. Monitor and maintain compliance with the specifications of the grant and Upward Bound federal regulations.11. Chair a parent and community advisory committee.12. Conduct personal interviews with applicants and their parents for possible admission into the program.13. Grant writing.14. Perform other assignments, including committee membership and other responsibilities as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIESKnowledge of: State and federal laws and regulations governing related grant activities and California Community Colleges, district policies and procedures, the mission and student population of California Community Colleges and the Coachella Valley, student development, counseling and advising, financial aid resources, financial literacy, research and assessment, supplemental instruction and tutorial services, strategies to increase student retention and college completion, resources and services that can benefit students from traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds, management and staff professional development, interpersonal skills including tact, patience, and diplomacy.Ability to: Work with internal and external participants in building and maintaining positive relationships; develop and manage a program budget; assist faculty and staff in developing and implementing strategies to improve student success; prepare and submit reports to supervisors and reporting agencies; utilize computer technology and appropriate software programs; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity to the needs of diverse students, especially those from traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds; attend local, regional and national conferences.
Minimum Qualifications
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Education: A Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred, in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work or career development, or a California License in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling (LMFCC), OR the equivalent.Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible management experience required in higher education, preferably with teaching or counseling experience at the community college level, including demonstrated experience in training and supervision of employees and expertise in the areas of student development and teaching/learning environments relevant to the target student population. Strong background in report writing, formal communications and budget management. Strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated experience in facilitation and collaboration of work across college divisions and departments.
Supplemental Information
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:In order for your application to be considered, the following items are required:Resume: include education and experience with employment datesTranscripts: Must be from an accredited institution and include institution name, degree awarded and date degree awarded. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts.Cover Letter/Statement: Address the responsibilities and the personal/professional competencies listed in the position announcement.List of References: Include at least 6 references which should include 2 faculty, 2 supervisors, 1 staff, and 1 student. Applicants from other sectors may supply comparable references.
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If you are a person who thrives in a diverse environment, who values integrity, respect, student success, and professionalism, we welcome and encourage you to apply.
Employment selection and related decisions at College of the Desert are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, color or any other protected class.


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