Project Director (X) for TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS)
- Los Rios Community College District
- Location: Sacramento, California
- Category: Admin-Other Administrative Positions
- Posting Date: 09/22/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Job Posting TitleProject Director (X) for TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS)
LocationLos Rios Community College District (American River College)
Department LocationStudent Services
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.
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 college community.
● 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 resources.
● Outreach, recruitment, and retention of post-secondary non-traditional students.
● 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 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.
● Planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing program activities and events.
● Coordinating activities designed to promote program recruitment efforts.
● Coordinating academic/student support assistance programs.
● Coordinating programs for student success with application, orientation, assessment/placements, and monitoring the progress of students.
● 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.
● Representing the program at feeder high schools and middle schools, other colleges and universities, as well as other organizational meetings.
● Attending appropriate conferences, workshops, and training sessions, as well as staff and committee meetings as directed.
● Overseeing the recruitment and selection of project participants.
● 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 District.
● Tracking student contacts to monitor services required and provide follow-up throughout student success matriculation process.
● Providing data for institutional research.
● Performing follow-up studies and evaluations of program services.
● Preparing reports for the U.S. Department of Education as requested and required.
● Compiling, completing, and submitting the Annual Program Report (APR).
● 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.
● Providing information and referrals to students.
● Informing students, staff, and the community about the three TRIO ETS programs.
● Developing, organizing, and supervising program related workshops, forums, conferences, orientations, and events.
● 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.
● 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.
Work Year12 month
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.
1. Los Rios Community College District Administrative Application
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 position.
- 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 transcript evaluations click here.
Salary$82,223 to $89,001 annually. LRCCD Salary Schedules
Additional Salary InformationAdditional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university.
Beginning and/or Ending Dates
Beginning on or about February 10, 2022 through August 31, 2022.
*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
After hours inquiries should be emailed to email@example.com. Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closing date.