The University of Cincinnati’s College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services and Information Technology is in search for a full-time Director of TRiO Upward Bound at our Clifton Campus. TRiO is a federal program that was established in 1964 by President LB Johnson to help low-income Americans gain the skills and knowledge to be able to enter into college, graduate from college, and move into a career. The Upward Bound program on Clifton’s campus recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary!
The Director of Upward Bound will ensure that the program is understood and accepted as an integral part of the College community by representing the program in formal and informal venues, facilitating communication and discussion regarding the Upward Bound’s operations, goals and needs of participants, conducting research, managing all administrative tasks and operations to comply with program requirements, and reporting research finding in formal and informal venues.
This position will report to the Assistant Dean of Inclusive Excellence and Community Partnership. This position is 100% funded externally through a grant at $70,000 per year. The grant is renewed yearly based upon an Annual Performance Review with the US Department of Education. Continued funding for this position is based upon the availability of external funds.
Execution of the operational plan.
Assure that the program for participants are organized, monitored and managed to meet goals and objectives by designing, developing and directing all facets of the program under policies and procedures in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education program and the University.
Provide the administrative and faculty/staff leadership for the development and maintenance of sound and effective programs and retention/completion activities for low-income, first-generation, and students with disabilities.
Establish and maintain close working relationships with various College representatives, the federal government (Department of Education), target schools’ faculty and administrators, and community agencies.
Establish and enforce program policies and procedures.
Maintain staff accountability as it relates to federal and institutional contractual commitments.
Prepare and submit yearly reports as require by the US Department of Education.
Grant submission and management.
Serve on various committees for retention and completion efforts as a representative.
Design targeted interventions using research, program data, and effective strategies to increase academic success, retention, and completion of program participants.
Assist in the recruitment and selection of program eligible participants under the program admissions process.
Establish and oversee effective processes for data and information management to ensure timely and accurate reporting and confidentiality of participant records.
Prepare, oversee and maintain fiscal control of and accountability for the program budget.
Provide direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e. hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
Facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
Works to secure and diversify funding for the continuation of the program.
Perform related duties based on departmental need.
Masters Degree in secondary education, social sciences or related fields.
At least three (3) years of successful administrative experience in designing, managing and implementing educational or social programs.
Demonstrate skills in organizational development, and experience in community relations with low-income communities and the target population.
Extensive experience working with low-income and first generation youth, computer literacy, communication skills (both oral and written), and demonstrate interpersonal skills.
An individual with a background similar to that of the target population with personal experience in overcoming academic and economic barriers to success.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
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