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Program Director, TRIO Grant

Company: Trocaire College
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Job Description:

The Program Director of the TRIO Grant is responsible for supervision and management of everyday operations of the Student Support Services provided through the TRIO Grant. The Program Director must have the a bility to make administrative and procedural decisions; ability to interpret policy and establish methods and procedures; ability to determine work procedures, assign duties, promote efficiency; collaborate with relevant leadership regarding strategic planning, marketing, and process improvements.

Knowledge of college policies, procedures, and practices; knowledge of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Title VII, Title IX, ADA and other applicable laws pertaining to employment and education; ability to plan, organize and implement assigned responsibilities and to work well under pressure to meet deadlines; excellent organizational, analytical and planning skills; ability to participate as a team member, ability to understand and interpret rules and regulations, and ability to adjust to change; skill in budget development and management; ability to handle confidential material judiciously; understanding of developmental education programs.

The Program Director must present leadership and excellent communication skills; ability to exchange ideas, facts, information, and opinions effectively and accurately with others; arrive at decisions, develop conclusions, or develop solutions; a bility to communicate effectively with a diverse workforce and student population; ability to prioritize and delegate projects; ability to meet timelines and follow-through; ability to present materials effectively to individual students or groups; ability to manage interpersonal conflict situations requiring tact, diplomacy and discretion; d emonstrate ethical conduct and professionalism; ability to effectively train, evaluate and develop staff members; ability to handle personnel issues in a highly confidential manner; ability to direct, manage, or lead others; establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, other departments, students, and the public.

Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities:

Plan, implement and track major program objectives

Monitor project information, budget, and systems and provide reports to ensure compliance. Complete reporting to U.S. Department of Education

Advise SSS participants and deliver presentations and workshops

Coordinator activities with other campus units and develop relationships with other institutions and TRIO programs

Keeps current on philosophy, trends, and best practices in higher education academic advisement, student services, and student engagement.

Ensure local, state, and federal compliance as they pertain to functional area

Maintains accurate data for reports and informed decision-making. Assists with the analysis of enrollment, persistence, retention, and completion patterns of students and other relevant data collection and analysis.

Maintains the institutional vision for a strong student engagement, retention, and completion program

Develop and maintain a communication plan for the department to include communication to students, faculty, staff in both written and electronic formats

Utilize technology to provide effective and efficient student services

Serve on the management team for the Student Affairs Division

Supervise a support staff for the department

Collaborate with other college departments to ensure student success

Other duties as assigned by the Chief Students Affairs Officer

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in student personnel, higher ed administration, educational administration, education, or related field

Minimum of three to five years of experience in the areas of staff supervision, budget management, program development and evaluation, and reporting and compliance with federal regulations

Minimum of two to three years of experience with the federal TRIO programs, academic support programs, or similar programs for diverse, low-income, first-generation college students

Experience working with Student Information System; Professional and/or personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those facing project participants is preferred

Grant Writing and/or experience preferred

Culturally competent

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, administration, and governing boards

Possess a student centered philosophy and approach to work

Ability to perform assessment, analyze data, and provide reports

Ability to effectively communicate ideas and information, in written and oral format, to students, staff, professional colleagues, governing boards, and the general public

Position Specifications and Working Conditions:

The physical demands and the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to communicate effectively with all constituents of the College; ability to speak to groups; handle multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to physically perform the functions of the position; ability to work required hours to include weekends and evenings.

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