Location: Fall River, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Aug 20 2019 Job Description:
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Director of TRiO provides senior-level vision, leadership, and administrative direction to the college's grant funded TRiO programs, including but may not be limited to, Student Support Services, Upward Bound, and Educational Talent Search. As a member of the Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management's leadership council, the Director develops the college's TRiO team that provides intensive academic support, access to financial and transfer services, and community outreach to middle and high school students. In addition, the Director provides support to Bristol students to support college readiness, completion, and transfer with first-generation, low income students, ensuring a welcoming environment with a strong focus on student development. The Director also manages, leads, serves and supports the TRiO staff to create a team centered environment focused on serving its mission and students' needs. Finally, the Director works collaboratively across the college to ensure shared governance, transparency, and assessment practices while helping to move the college towards comprehensive, innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of the Bristol community.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Oversees all TRiO Staff; direct reports include Administrative Assistant I, and Assistant Directors for Student Support Services, Upward Bound, and Educational Talent Search.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversee program planning and assessment for all TRiO programs, including goals and objectives, annual progress reports, and grant proposal completion.
Build, administer, and evaluate the TRiO budget; work closely with Student Services and Enrollment Management, TRiO Leadership, and Fiscal Grants Accounting to ensure proper spending.
Ensure grant reporting by collecting data electronically; disseminate reports to Fiscal Grants Accounting as well as external and internal stakeholders.
Ensure the recruitment and confirmed eligibility of program participants.
Develop and oversee implementation of plans and services, including tutoring, academic planning, financial aid, transfer assistance, and academic support, collaborating with other areas of the college.
Develop grant proposals in conjunction with staff and in collaboration with the Grant Development office.
Advise and inform college staff and the community regarding multiple grants.
Ensure the use of electronic systems, including social media, to inform and regularly communicate with applicants, students, and alumni; collaborate with Marketing & Communications to plan and implement.
Maintain up-to-date comprehensive participant records and related program files electronically.
Ensure the development and maintenance of a comprehensive procedure manual for TRiO grants.
Represent the college in the community, ensuring strong relationships with partners and participation in college and community events.
Provide timely reports and analysis to college leadership, including Student Services and Enrollment Management, Academic Affairs, and Institutional Research.
Act as Principal Investigator with program officers for each grant, providing timely updates and gaining appropriate permission for actions from them, as well as Fiscal Grants Accounting.
Participate in Vice President Council meetings, as well as All College meetings, Professional Staff, and All Academic meetings; serve on college governance committees.
Ensure continuous learning for all TRiO staff through participation in regional and national conferences, as well as engagement in research to remain current about the field.
Ensure responsibilities are aligned with college goals, policies and procedures, and applicable governing and/or collective bargaining units.
Conduct responsibilities in line with college policies and procedures, as well as requirements specified in the respective grant applications and amendments approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
Supervise and lead all TRiO staff. Recruit, interview, and hire staff as required. Conduct regular performance evaluations to ensure continuous improvement and identify potential opportunities for growth. Work closely with Human Resources to create talent development plans and implement appropriate performance improvement plans.
Promote a positive and inclusive work environment that supports the professional growth of staff while fostering a commitment to both service excellence and student learning and development.
Provide leadership and advocacy for personnel involved in the recruitment and support of minority students and other underrepresented student populations.
Provide professional development and training to the TRiO program units as needed.
Participate in a variety of college-wide activities to communicate information on recruitment efforts and results, as well as levels of demand for new and existing programs.
Effectively support middle and high school students to complete secondary and post-secondary education by ensuring that they and their families are able to navigate the systems to successfully enroll in college.
Effectively support Bristol Community College students to complete their degrees and transfer to baccalaureate institutions.
Perform other duties as assigned, including, but not limited to, administrative, leadership/management, and student success type-duties.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of a Master's degree in higher education or related field and experience in a higher education environment that demonstrates:
Progressive leadership, management, and administrative experience, with at least three years as a TRiO Programs Coordinator, Assistant or Associate Director in a Multicultural Affairs/Center or related Student Affairs area, such as a Women's Center, Student Center, Athletics and Recreation, and/or Student Activities or Leadership Development.
Demonstrated successful experience in managing, reporting, and writing of grants, including a minimum of three years successfully supervising professional staff members.
Thorough knowledge of multicultural student development, event planning, and budget management.
Successful history of collaboration with others across divisions to build effective relationships, particularly within the Admissions, Pre-College or Early College, Disability Services, Advising, Financial Aid, Academic Affairs, and Information Technology areas.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office business software (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Demonstrated commitment to the community college mission and serving the needs of first-generation and traditionally underserved populations.
Strong interpersonal, communication, writing, and organizational skills.
Demonstrated commitment to the principles of shared governance and transparency.
A commitment to embracing diversity and serving the needs of a diverse population, including the ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
Experience leading TRiO programs at a multi-campus community college.
Demonstrated ability to effectively use technological solutions for organization efficiency and student engagement.
Demonstrated experience writing and managing federal grants of $250,000 or more.
POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time, non-unit position with benefits, which requires working some nights and weekends.
SALARY: Hiring range $80,000 - $85,000, commensurate with experience.
Bristol Community College has core values rooted in student success and lifelong learning. For more than 50 years, Bristol Community College has served as a leading resource for education and workforce development in the region.
The college offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and training programs along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. The Center for Workforce and Community Education provides customized training for businesses and the community. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access.
With locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton, Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts - a great place to learn, grow, live and work. From city life to seaside, Bristol Community College locations are in close proximity to bustling metro areas such as Boston and Providence and centrally located to the spectacular beaches and coastline of... Cape Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Block Island. The area is also home to fine dining, thriving historic districts, and a short commute to New England ski areas.
The College annually serves more than 11,000 credit students and 18,000 students who participate in noncredit activities. Bristol Community College is one of the largest employers in the region and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol Community College actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision to change the world by changing lives, learner by learner. Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). www.BristolCC.edu