Job Posting Title
Project Director (X) for TRIO Educational Talent Search
Los Rios Community College District (American River
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
Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President,
Student Services, the Project Director for TRIO Educational Talent
Search ( ETS ) will ensure the development of quality educational
programming for the three ETS grants for the Natomas, San Juan, and
Center Unified School Districts by managing the provision of
support services in a manner consistent with Los Rios policies and
regulations, college processes and procedures, ETS TRIO policies
and procedures, grant required objectives, standards of the U.S
.Department of Education, legislation and regulation guidelines for
TRIO ETS programs, and federal regulations governing grant
The Project Director for TRIO ETS 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 students,
first generation students, students with disabilities, and students
with academic need) from identified feeder high schools and middle
schools as identified within the grant award and associated with
the American River College service area.
The Project Director for TRIO ETS works with college staff,
faculty, research analysts, instructional and student services
areas, and college administrators, as well as high school and
middle school leaders, 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
● Trends and challenges facing community college students.
● Academic support and retention program design, development,
implementation, and evaluation.
● Adherence to Department of Education processes and use of
● Outreach, recruitment, and retention of post-secondary
● Target groups that are low income students, first-generation
students, students with disabilities, and students with academic
need from grant-identified 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
● 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:
LEADERSHIP / COORDINATION :
● Planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing program
activities and events.
● Coordinating activities designed to promote program recruitment
● Coordinating academic/student support assistance programs.
● Coordinating programs for student success with application,
orientation, assessment/placements, and monitoring the progress of
● Planning, implementing, and maintaining the budget for the three
TRIO ETS programs in consultation with the Associate Vice
President, Student Services.
● Overseeing program facilities within a space shared with other
student services and programs at the college, in the high schools,
and the middle schools.
● Developing and coordinating the implementation of objectives to
accomplish operational plans and program goals in full compliance
with all applicable federal regulations and requirements.
● Developing, authorizing, and monitoring expenditures and program
budget in conjunction with and subject to review and approval by
the Associate Vice President, Student Services.
● Monitoring the progress of students and coordinating activities
designed to assist students entering the program to successfully
pursue their educational goals.
● Monitoring student files and case management.
COLLABORATION / TEAM BUILDING :
● Representing the program at feeder high schools and middle
schools, other colleges and universities, as well as other
● Attending appropriate conferences, workshops, and training
sessions, as well as staff and committee meetings as
● Overseeing the recruitment and selection of project
● Developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships
with instructional areas, college staff, outreach centers, feeder
high schools and middle schools, neighboring colleges, and
community resource agencies.
● Fostering effective high school/college relations.
● Leading program marketing and public relations activities,
articulating through promotional materials, the purpose and intent
of the three TRIO ETS programs in the community and across the
PROJECT DOCUMENTATION / DELIVERABLES :
● Tracking student contacts to monitor services required and
provide follow-up throughout student success matriculation
● Providing data for institutional research.
● Performing follow-up studies and evaluations of program
● Preparing reports for the U.S. Department of Education as
requested and required.
● Compiling, completing, and submitting the Annual Program Report (
● Communicating program updates and changes within the standards of
U.S. Department of Education regulations.
● Interpreting program regulations.
● Preparing reports and developing program goals.
● Overseeing qualitative and quantitative data collection and
analysis and program evaluation.
● Ensuring participant record-keeping is in compliance with federal
confidentiality and privacy regulations.
TRAINING / STAFF DEVELOPMENT :
● Providing information and referrals to students.
● Informing students, staff, and the community about the three TRIO
● Developing, organizing, and supervising program related
workshops, forums, conferences, orientations, and events.
● Serving as a resource person to staff, students, and
● Conducting training sessions and workshops for peer assistants,
student ambassadors, and student workers.
● Hiring, training, and overseeing student ambassadors and student
● Evaluating the needs, interests, abilities, achievements, and
aptitudes of program participants.
● Making recommendations to assist the college in fulfilling its
obligation to students.
● Explaining college and program policies and procedures.
● Performing other duties as assigned.
The administrative assignment may include day, evening, weekend,
and/or off-campus work and/or hours.
Total Hrs per Week/Day
1. Have a master’s degree* from an accredited institution completed
by February 1, 2022.
2. Have one year of formal training, internship, or leadership
experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative
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 at the
California Community Colleges
website then “Minimum
Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete fully
1. Los Rios Community College District Administrative
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work
4. Letter of Interest
- Applications submitted without all required documents, listed
above, will be disqualified.
- Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be
accepted as unofficial transcripts.
- Applicants, including current Los Rios Community College
District employees, are required to provide unofficial transcripts,
if required to meet the minimum qualifications for the
- Applicants are required to submit official transcripts within
60 days of the time of hire.
- 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 are ONLY accepted from AICE
(Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or
NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services)
agencies or evaluators. For additional information on foreign
click here .
$82,223 to $89,001 annually. LRCCD
Additional Salary Information
Additional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited
Beginning and/or Ending Dates
Full-time, Categorically-Funded* Educational Administrative
Beginning on or about February 10, 2022 through August 31,
*Categorically Funded Position: This position is contingent on
continued funding and satisfactory work performances and may be
extended on an annual basis through August 31, 2026.
How and where to apply
Please visit our
Frequently Asked Questions
for complete information on how to
apply online with our District. Application services are available
between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los
Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at
1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need
assistance with any phase of the application process, please call
(916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours.
After hours inquiries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closing
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
Effective October 1, 2021, all faculty and staff must have received
the first dose of the vaccine against the virus that causes COVID
-19 and effective December 1, 2021, all faculty and staff must be
fully vaccinated in order to:
• be physically present on District premises for an extended amount
of time, generally more than 15 minutes or
• participate in District activities for an extended amount of
time, generally more than 15 minutes or
• be inside a building or office
unless they receive an approved medical exemption or religious
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.
For candidate travel reimbursement information,
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.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
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the question below, I certify that the information provided by me
is true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge and
belief. I authorize investigation of all statements contained
herein, and on the P-881 (if applicable and submitted), and I
release from liability all persons and organizations furnishing
such information. I understand that any misstatements, omissions or
misrepresentation of facts on this form, my application, and, if
applicable, the P-881 or attachment(s) may be cause for
disqualification or dismissal. If you have ever been convicted of
an offense other than a minor traffic violation you are required to
complete the form 'Arrests Which Led to Convictions for Crime',
P-881 (you must disclose convictions that have been dismissed
pursuant to Penal Code Section 1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). If needed
click on the link and download the form
https://losrios.edu/lrccd/shared/doc/hr/forms/p-881.pdf and attach
the completed form to your application.
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- * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?
- * Considering this specific position that you are applying to –
where/how did you learn about this position?
- College Department
- Chronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)
- Community College Registry Job Fair: Oakland
- Community College Registry Job Fair: Los Angeles
- Community College Registry Online Job Board
- Community Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)
- Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
- D'Primeramano Magazine
- Facebook (Campaign)
- Facebook (Los Rios Page)
- Greater Sacramento Urban League
- Handshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)
- Job Sites
- Job Journal
- Latina Leadership Network of the California Community
- Los Rios Community College District Employee
- Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Email
- Los Rios Community College District Website
- LRCCD Resource Group - API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)
- LRCCD Resource Group - Black Faculty & Staff Association
- LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)
- LRCCD Resource Group - Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)
- Professional Networks
- Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce
- Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce
- Sacramento Builders Exchange
- Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
- The HUB
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of Interest
- Unofficial Transcript 1
- Unofficial Transcript 2
- Unofficial Transcript 3
- Unofficial Transcript 4
- Unofficial Transcript 5
- Foreign Transcript Evaluation
- P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For Crime
- Employee Request for Transfer Form