Essential Functions: JOB PURPOSEProvide comprehensive leadership and management of TRIO Upward Bound Program personnel, finances and operations, including grant proposal funding, budget monitoring and assessment/evaluation of program services.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSWrite funded grant proposals to the U.S. Department of Education and other funding agencies.Direct program services and activities designed to prepare low-income and first generation students for success in post-secondary education.Administer and monitor budget expenditures according to WSU/U.S. Department of Education Guidelines.Recruit, select, supervise, develop and disciplines full and part-time staff in accordance with WSU policies and procedures.Meet and exceed program goals and objectives per the approved grant application and WSU policies and procedures.Provide assessment and evaluation of program and student outcomes including preparation of Annual Performance Reports, monthly reports and other reports as requested.Develop partnerships and collaborates with TRIO, WSU, and Target school personnel in accordance with grant goals and objectives and WSU polices and procedures.Develop partnerships with and collaborates with community agencies, foundations and state and local entities in accordance with WSU policies and procedures.
Qualifications: EDUCATIONBachelor's Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Higher Education Administration, or related field from an accredited college or university. Master's Degree preferred.EXPERIENCEMinimum of 5 years of administrative leadership and management experience with Federal TRIO or other college access programs. Demonstrated track record of successful grant procurement in U.S. Department of Education grant competitions and external fund development. Budget Development and monitoring experience.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESMANAGEMENT SKILLS: Outstanding strategic thinking and problem solving abilities. Demonstrated success in grant writing, program development. Strong mentoring and coaching skills. Proven ability to motivate staff and foster collaborations to inspire confidence and meet program objectives.RESULTS ORIENTATION: Data driven with a record of accomplishment in measuring program outcomes. Ability to work independently with and through others to achieve desired results.SUPERVISORY SKILLS: Ability to delegate responsibility, support, manage and if necessary discipline staff. Strong mentoring and coaching skills. Ability to foster teamwork among staff members.ORGANIZATIONSL SKILLS: Ability to prioritize and plan work activities. Ability to work effectively within established deadlines and pressure. Solution and detail oriented.Ability to work evenings and weekends
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