Project Director (X) for TRIO, Student Support Services, STEM, and Veterans Programs
Job Posting Title Project Director (X) for TRIO, Student Support Services, STEM, and Veterans Programs Location Los Rios Community College District (American River College) Department Location Student Services Posting Number AE00479P The Institution
Founded in 1955, American River College ( ARC ) is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Sacramento region, serving about 30,000 diverse students each fall and spring at its main campus and centers.
The college has an outstanding record for academic quality and is among the top community colleges in the state for transferring students to the University of California and California State University systems. The College offers education and support for students to strengthen basic skills, earn associate degrees and certificates, transfer to other colleges and universities, and achieve career as well as other academic and personal goals. ARC also has a strong reputation for its wide array of career programs, in areas such as Healthcare, Hospitality, Human Services, Business & Computer Science, Public Safety, Applied Arts, Advanced Transportation and Manufacturing and Apprenticeship.
Our vision is to transform the future of all students and our community through inclusive, equitable education. The college seeks individuals who share our mission of placing students first by providing an academically rich, inclusive environment that inspires critical thinking, learning and achievement, and responsible participation in the community.
Our Commitment to Social Justice & Equity
American River College strives to uphold the dignity and humanity of every student and employee. We are committed to equity and social justice through equity-minded education, transformative leadership, and community engagement. We believe this commitment is essential to achieving our mission and enhancing our community. The college seeks candidates who are committed to culturally inclusive practices and serving ARC’s student population. Faculty and staff are encouraged to engage in ongoing development of their professional skills. The college thus supports employee engagement in a broad range of trainings, workshops and activities such as the Equity Action Institute, the New Faculty Academy, and the Classified Leadership Academy. In addition, faculty and staff regularly participate in trainings offered through the college’s Center for Teaching and Learning and its Instructional Technology Center.
Under the supervision of the Dean of Student Services, Support Programs, the incumbent will ensure the development of quality educational programming for the TRIO Student Support Services ( TRIO / SSS ), TRIO Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics ( STEM ), and TRIO Veterans participants by providing support services in a manner consistent with college policies, the objectives and standards of the U.S. Department of Education guidelines for TRIO Student Support Services, and federal regulations governing grant programs.
The Project Director for TRIO, Student Support Services, STEM, and Veterans Programs is responsible for the development, marketing, implementation, and administration of a comprehensive academic support program to increase the retention and graduation rates of eligible participants (low income or first-generation students, or students with disabilities and academic need, including students from STEM identified majors and students who identify as veterans).
The Project Director for TRIO, Student Support Services, STEM, and Veterans Programs works with college staff, faculty, research analysts, instructional and student services areas, and college administrators to ensure the success of students participating in the program.
The department maintains a focus on:
● Cultural awareness, support for diversity, the free exchange of ideas, and the development of a culturally competent and inclusive college community.
● Trends and challenges facing community college students.
● Academic support and retention program design, development, implementation, and evaluation.
● Adherence to federal financial aid processes and use of resources.
● Outreach, recruitment, and retention of post-secondary and non-traditional students.
● Target groups that are low income or first-generation students, students with disabilities and academic need from feeder high schools and middle schools within the American River College service area.
American River College is committed to employees:
● Actively demonstrating a commitment to equity and inclusion.
● Engaging in self-reflection and continuous improvement regarding individuals and their cultural competence.
● Exercising responsibility and accountability for actions.
● Viewing students, ALL students, as equally capable and worthy of our care, time and energy.
● Demonstrating appreciation and respect for others’ perspectives and lived experiences.
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
● Planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing program activities and events.
● Coordinating activities designed to promote program recruitment efforts.
● Coordinating academic/student support assistance programs.
● Coordinating program for student success with application, orientation, assessment/placements, and monitoring the progress of students.
● Planning, implementing, and maintaining the budget for the three TRIO / SSS Programs in consultation with the dean.
● Representing the program at feeder high schools, other colleges, and universities, as well as other organizational meetings.
● Providing information and referrals to students.
● Informing students, staff, and community about the three TRIO / SSS programs.
● Developing, organizing, and supervising program related workshops, forums, conferences, and events.
● Attending appropriate conferences, workshops, and trainings, as well as staff and committee meetings as directed.
● Developing marketing and promotional materials for the three TRIO / SSS Programs.
● Conducting orientation sessions.
● Serving as a resource person to staff, students, and community.
● Conducting training sessions and workshops for peer assistants, student ambassadors, and student workers.
● Hiring, training, and overseeing student ambassadors and student workers.
● Tracking student contacts to monitor services required, and providing follow-up throughout the student success matriculation process.
● Providing data for institutional research.
● Performing follow-up studies and evaluations of program services.
● Developing and coordinating the implementation of objectives to accomplish operational plans and program goals in full compliance with all applicable federal regulations and requirements.
● Overseeing the recruitment and selection of project participants.
● Developing, authorizing, and monitoring expenditures and program budget in conjunction with, and subject to, review and approval by the Dean of Student Services, Support Programs.
● Overseeing TRIO / SSS Program facilities within a space shared with other student services and programs.
● Evaluating the needs, interests, abilities, achievements, and aptitudes of program participants.
● Making recommendations to assist the college in fulfilling its obligation to students.
● Developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with instructional areas, college staff, outreach centers, feeder high schools, neighboring colleges, and community resource agencies.
● Fostering effective high school/college relations.
● Monitoring the progress of students and coordinating activities designed to assist students entering the program to successfully pursue their educational goals.
● Interpreting program regulations.
● Monitoring student files and case management.
● Explaining college and program policies and procedures.
● Preparing reports and developing program goals.
● Leading program marketing and public relations activities, articulating the purpose and intent of the three TRIO / SSS Programs in the community and across the District.
● Overseeing qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis and program evaluation.
● Ensuring participant record-keeping is in compliance with federal confidentiality and privacy regulations.
● Performing other duties as assigned.
The administrative assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or off-campus work and/or hours. Work Year 12 month Work Schedule Total Hrs per Week/Day Special Requirements Minimum Qualifications
1. Have a master’s degree* from an accredited institution completed by September 1, 2021.
2. Have one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment
3. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
● Applicant must meet the minimum qualifications of a faculty discipline at the college.
● To review the minimum qualifications for faculty disciplines, refer to Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators’ in California Community Colleges which can be found on our website under CCCCO Handbook . Application Instructions
Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:
1. Los Rios Community College District Administrative Application
3. Letter of Interest
4. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work
- Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified.
- Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts.
- Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.
- Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees, and other relevant documents.
- A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
- Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. click here .
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested. Physical Demands Salary $79,061 to $85,578 annually. LRCCD Salary Schedules Additional Salary Information Additional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university.
Posting Date 07/06/2021 Closing Date 08/04/2021 Open Continuously No Beginning and/or Ending Dates
Full-time, Twelve-month, Categorically Funded* Educational Administrative Position
Beginning on or about September 1, 2021 through August 30, 2022.
*Categorically Funded Position: This position is contingent on continued funding and satisfactory work performances; may be extended, on an annual basis, through August 30, 2022. How and where to apply
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 during regular business hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
After hours inquiries should be emailed to HR@losrios.edu. Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closing date. Conditions
Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.
Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for a face-to-face interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses, up to a maximum of $450. Candidate Travel Reimbursement click here
Administrative positions may be subject to the District’s Conflict of Interest Code, and a statement of economic interest is required within thirty (30) days following appointment to the position. Management/Executive positions are exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Quicklink https://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/15768 Supplemental Questions
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