Director, TRiO Programs - Upward Bound (Contingent On Funding)

  • Imperial Valley College
  • Imperial, CA, USA
  • Jan 24, 2020
Full time   Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education) Deans & Directors

Job Description


Director, TRiO Programs - Upward Bound (Contingent On Funding)

Application Deadline:
3/5/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

Representative Duties


Under the supervision of an appropriate supervisor, the Director of TriO Programs - Upward Bound provides vision, leadership, direction and coordination for the TRiO Programs/Upward Bound in partnership with the leadership of partnering school districts and secondary school administrators; provides for a comprehensive college preparation and retention services for students from low income, first generation backgrounds in compliance with state and federal regulatory guidelines; establishes partnerships with colleges/universities, districts, business/industry, and other community stakeholders to leverage resources and support to strengthen and expand direct services to program participants; establishes and maintains a supportive program atmosphere of positive challenge, relevancy, and academic achievement to pursue postsecondary education.


  • Provides management, leadership, and coordination of TRiO programs/Upward Bound.
  • Provides supervision and direction to assigned staff and student workers.
  • Provides leadership for all program outreach to recruit, identify, and select program participants; plan and conduct presentations to community, campuses and target schools.
  • Maintains compliance with State and Federal regulatory guidelines.
  • Ensures that students' program files are updated, maintained, and reported in accordance with Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); monitors students' academic and assessment records to analyze satisfactory academic progress; compiles and analyzes evaluation data to identify barriers to progress; provides recommendations for interventions for students experiencing and demonstrating academic difficulties.
  • Designs, implements, and monitors TRiO program evaluation; organizes, develops, and disseminates informational materials to internal and community stakeholders; develops, reviews, and modifies program operational policies, manuals, handbooks, and other materials required for program operations.
  • Prepares and submits mid-year and annual performance reports on program and participant progress; develops and recommends appropriate budgets and budget narratives for multiple programs; supervises expenditures and maintains fiscal responsibility; adheres to responsibilities and requirements for all grant reporting program regulations; ensures maximization of funds to adhere to and implement specialized grants and programs; and maintains time and effort reports.
  • Participates on recruitment committees to hire personnel; conducts staff and team meetings; implements staff development programs for personnel; and conducts performance evaluations of staff and other personnel.
  • Attends a variety of meetings, including District management meetings, Board Meetings, school Board Meetings, community meetings, target school meetings, advisory council meetings, faculty meetings, and County/Regional advisory committee meetings; represents the college's TRiO programs on Regional Consortiums and other regional workgroups.
  • Coordinates and supervises various program activities; advising, campus tours, other field excursions, Financial Aid and financial literacy programs, orientation, Saturday Academies, and Summer Bridge/Summer Academies.
  • Participates in on campus strategic planning committees, Student Success Committees, and college teams to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategic planning efforts by faculty, administration, staff, and students.
  • Works with the Office Institutional Research, appropriate supervisors, and consultants to provide framework and create grant proposals in coordination with state and federal offices and agencies.
  • Collaborates with faculty, other categorical, district, and community partners to coordinate academic and other student development opportunities for program participants.
  • Maintain an understanding of current ideas, research and practices pertaining to the areas of responsibility for this position, through continued study, participation in professional development opportunities and organizations.

Performs other related duties as assigned.Please click here to view the full job description.


Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a relevant master's degree in education, counseling, psychology, social work, sociology, business, or career development,


one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's assignment,

OR the equivalent.

Grant-funded project management experience at the federal or state level and community college/university level preferred. Additional experience desired in working with and developing innovative or alternative education and student development programs addressing the needs of a diverse student population.

IMPORTANT: To be considered for the position applying for, applicants must submit the required items by the deadline, which include: online IVC application, current resume, and ALL unofficial transcripts (transcripts must show degree was awarded or conferred with a completion date). All attachments will be uploaded into the online application. Applications which do not include all of the required materials will not be forwarded to the screening committee for consideration. Materials submitted become property of the District and will not be returned, copied, or considered for other openings.

Supplemental Information

Initial salary placement is normally at Range 8 step 1. Initial placement may be negotiated at a higher step depending on experience and education. Please click here to review current salary schedule.

Note: This position is categorically funded through Federal TRiO funds.

EEO Information

Imperial Valley College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Employer/employee paid medical coverage options, dental, vision, and life insurance. For additional information, click here (Download PDF reader).

Earned annual sick leave.

Enrollment in a California Retirement System.


Please answer the following questions specifically and completely. These supplemental questions will be used with other application materials to screen applicants for interview. Applicants should submit at least one well-developed paragraph for each pf the supplemental questions. Answers should be thoughtful, substantive, carefully edited and may be much longer than one paragraph. If your response exceeds the maximum 600 character limit, you may continue your response by attaching an additional typed document. Please make sure to identify the questions by number. I have read and understand the above statements.

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Supplemental Question A: Please describe what you consider to be the most important qualifications you have that would especially qualify you to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.


Supplemental Question B: What values or qualities would you bring to Imperial Valley College that would make a positive contribution to the campus?


Supplemental Question C: How would you ensure inclusiveness and diversity in your daily activities?

Required Question

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The Imperial Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and will implement a comprehensive program to put those principles into practice. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender identity, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, ancestry, political or organizational affiliation, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will strive to achieve a workforce that is welcoming to men, women, persons with disabilities and individuals from all ethnic and other groups to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment. Such an environment fosters cooperation, acceptance, democracy and free expression of ideas.

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