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Reporting directly to the TRIO Programs Director, the Associate Director is responsible for assisting with the administration, implementation and continuation of the three U.S. Department of Education funded Upward Bound projects. These three unique programs, Roanoke City, Salem, and Southwest VA are dedicated to encouraging and preparing income-eligible, potential first-generation college students, and/or students who are considered academically at-risk by federal definitions to pursue a post secondary education.
Provide managerial and programmatic oversight for the daily operations of the three Upward Bound programs.
Responsible for ensuring the successful recruitment, retention and participation of program participants in the three UB programs for all target schools, and ensuring the programs meet the federally-required assurance that two-thirds of participants will be both income-eligible and first-generation college students.
Responsible for ensuring services and student progress are adequately and clearly documented in accordance with federal regulations and office policy.
Coordinates the organization and implementation of the Academic and Summer Components, including but not limited to hiring of residential staff and instructors, oversight of curriculum development, coordination of master calendar of activities and events, and implementation of federally-required services for program participants.
Responsible for the training and direct supervision of the Upward Bound programs staff.
Assist the TRIO Programs Director with the year-end annual performance reports for the U.S. Department of Education, and other reports as requested; responsible for tracking and documenting prior participants.
In coordination with the Director, ensures that programmatic needs are met while adhering to budgetary limitations; assists with ensuring that detailed accounting records are created and maintained.
Responsible for ensuring that cash handling for Upward Bound programs, when necessary, follows departmental, university, and state procedures.
Acts as liaison with target school systems and other agencies to ensure programmatic continuity, and that necessary agreements are up-to-date, i.e… Memoranda of Understanding, transportation contracts, Duplication of Service agreements, etc.
Other duties, as assigned.
Master's degree in education, social work or related area
Relevant professional experience working for a federal TRIO program and/or similar related program(s)/project(s) serving students from under-served or at-risk populations
Experience providing services and programming on a group and individual basis designed to help students overcome social, cultural, and academic barriers to post-secondary education
Demonstrated understanding of the college admissions and financial aid process
Excellent communication skills
Supervisory and performance management experience
Previous experience working with the U.S. Department of Education and federal TRIO Programs
Experience working with students in the foster care system, and with students and families who are homeless, or at-risk of being homeless, according to the McKinney-Vento Act
Previous experience working with an Upward Bound project
Demonstrated progressively responsible experience
Demonstrated ability to write and secure local, state and/or federal grants/proposals
Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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