The Educational Talent Search Director will design, coordinate, and evaluate all services provided by the Educational Talent Search program in relation to project objectives, including identification, selection, financial aid review, mentoring, provision of services, and follow-up of program participants; maintain strict adherence to federal regulations governing TRIO programs; develop and implement strategies for tracking all participants who enroll in post-secondary education following high school graduation for up to six years; mange activities of grant to assure that policies and guidelines are followed; collect data using various data collection methods such as interviews, applications, and surveys and manage program data; prepare all program and college required reporting; maintain excellent public relations, anticipate needs of the grant, and develop recommendations for filling theses needs; coordinate, implement, and evaluate transfer assistance-visits, tours, admissions, and financial aid for participants; supervisor and evaluate Talent Search program staff members; plan and allocate the workload of employees, providing direct training and supervision as needed; establish and foster positive relationships with students, faculty, staff administrators, and parents. EMPLOYMENT STATUS: This is a grant funded position. Employment is contingent upon the duration of the grant.
•The Talent Search grant requires a minimum of a master's degree in education, counseling, social work, higher education administration or an appropriate field related to Project objectives. • Minimum of three years' experience in the areas of staff supervision; budget management; program development and evaluation; reporting and compliance with federal regulations. • Minimum of three years' experience with federal TRIO programs, academic support programs, or similar programs for disadvantaged low-income students that will be potential first generation college students. • Experience working with low-income and potential first generation college students. •Professional or personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting Project Participants. • Experience creating and maintaining budgets for multiple year cycless and shared governance structure.
Internal Number: 11304
About Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.