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Director of TRIO and College Prep Programs

University of the District of Columbia
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 23, 2022

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open To The Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/4

Salary Range: $76,458- $91,109

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The Director of TRIO and College Preparatory Programs is responsible for overseeing the TRIO grant, and other college preparatory programs including planning and coordinating program activities, supervising personnel, and reporting related to the proper application of grant provisions, staff supervision, grant reporting, and fiscal management. This position reports to the Assistant Vice President of Student Success.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensures preparation, submission, and negotiation of the TRIO/Special Student Services proposals.
  • Keeps cognizant of all federal regulations concerning the TRIO/ Student Support Services as they become effective.
  • Ensures that preparation, submission and responds to all reports required by the U.S. Department of Education and supervising unit. Are prepared, submitted, and responded to in a timely manner.
  • Maintains open lines of communication between the U.S. Department of Education, the University community, target schools, and community agencies and organizations.
  • Represents the TRIO Project by participating in university programs, committees, and activities.
  • Schedules and conducts staff in-service training and orientation activities.
  • Serves as liaison to community agencies which provide services to the participants who are referred from the TRIO/Special Student Services.
  • Coordinates project efforts between the University and the community.
  • Supervises the maintenance of filing system, counseling activities, and participant records.
  • Supervises the project staff and is responsible for the development and coordination of activities among the staff.
  • Interviews and hires all personnel and is responsible for orientation, opportunity for professional development and evaluation.
  • Performs other necessary duties that will promote the TRIO projects on the local and national level.
  • Coordinates the activities for all College Preparatory Programs.
  • Adheres to the University policies and procedures in carrying out the programs.
Other Duties
  • Coordinate programmatic data collection, prepares reports, and monitors progress of student programs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • Master’s degree in related discipline from an accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the US Department of Education
  • Three years’ related experience, preferably directing or working with federal TRIO grants in a college environment.
Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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