Assistant Director/Educational Talent Search

California State University, San Bernardino
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 11, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Director/Educational Talent Search
California State University, San Bernardino

Overview Employment Status: Temporary, “exempt”, benefited position through August 31, 2021 (position renewable based upon available funding, availability of work, and satisfactory job performance)

Salary: $4,500.00-$5,500.00 per month

Work Schedule: Exempt. Schedule to be arranged, but typically, Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm though some nights and weekend work will be required. Incumbent must be able to participate in remote or on campus work depending on the directives from the CSUSB campus.

Typical Activities
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Under general supervision of the Talent Search Project Director, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting the Project Director in all aspects of grant and project administration.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for large-scale project management and educational program development, planning, and implementation for centrally-planned college-going activities serving the students at CSUSB TALENT SEARCH's target schools as outlined in the approved grant proposal(s).
  • Development and management of all facets of the mentoring and tutoring program components including logistics, scheduling, hiring tutors/volunteers/interns, collecting documentation, and working with partners;
  • The incumbent will provide initial line of leadership for central and site staff in the areas of HR management and educational programming.
  • The incumbent will serve as liaison to current and prospective external partners, including partner schools, campus and community partners, and prospective partners to establish a shared vision and to ensure grant and school objectives, goals, and processes are understood, actively pursued, and achieved by all those affiliated with TALENT SEARCH.
  • The incumbent will oversee maintenance of the TALENT SEARCH website.
  • The incumbent will provide direct supervision to the Educational Counselors, Academic Advisors and part-time staff (e.g., Student Assistants, Tutors, Mentors, etc.).
  • The incumbent will assist the Program Director and work collaboratively with TALENT SEARCH staff in creating a collaborative work environment, evaluating and creating standard operating procedures, assessing effectiveness of programs, seeking sources of additional funding, and completing Annual Performance Reports.
  • The incumbent will perform all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must possess a Bachelor's Degree.
  • Previous experience with Talent Search or similar TRIO program is strongly preferred.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience and knowledge of educational programming for students in grades 7-12 and high school to college transition programs;
  • Planning and implementing summer programs, facilitating tutor/mentor programs, project management; human resources management.
  • Applicants must have supervisory experience and familiarity with basic concepts related to data analysis is required.
  • Applicants must possess a high level of organizational and interpersonal skills and evidence of mature, professional judgment and reasoning skills is required.
  • Evidence of ability to analyze and present complex information in organized fashion verbally and in print and to use technology to do so when appropriate is necessary.
  • Knowledge of higher education and educational policy or federal educational grant programs desired.
  • Applicants must possess the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information, along with the ability to work cooperatively with a diverse group of people, exercise sound judgment, determine priorities, complete assigned projects in a timely manner and work well under tight deadlines.
  • Applicants must be able to communicate tactfully, clearly, efficiently, and effectively in written and verbal forms. Applicants must have the ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously and to learn and apply UEC, Talent Search, and Grant policies as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the needs of low-income students relative to college-readiness is highly preferred.
  • Applicants must have the ability to work independently, within a team, and with individuals from multiple Talent Search constituencies (CSUSB staff, site staff, GEAR-UP staff, Upward Bound Staff parents, students, community organizations, etc.).
  • Travel to sites required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • A Master's Degree and Pupil Personal Services (PPS) or similar credential is preferred.
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates that have received TRiO-specific training, such as the trainings sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates who have succeeded in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting the project's target population.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) is preferred.

Supplemental Information
UEC is an EOE - Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. This position will remain open until filled. This has been designated as a sensitive position. The selected candidate must successfully pass a thorough background investigation to include a criminal history check and Live Scan fingerprinting prior to appointment.

Benefits include:
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flex Cash option
  • CalPERS Retirement, CalPers 457
  • Group Term Life/ Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Holidays, Personal Holiday
  • Vacation and sick accruals
  • Educational Assistance Benefit is based on availability of funding.
  • Workers' Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, State Disability Insurance

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