The TRIO Scholars Director is responsible for implementing, administering, and evaluating the TRIO Scholars (TRIO Student Support Services) program to facilitate the retention, graduation, and success of first generation and low-income students at the University. The Director ensures the development of quality educational programming for participants by providing support services in a manner consistent with university policies, grant objectives, U. S. Department of Education regulations, and federal legislation governing the grant. In addition, the Director will be responsible for the collection of information and tracking of program services provided to participants for the annual performance report. Furthermore, the Director will assist the Executive Director, Educational and Community Outreach Programs (Principal Investigator) in making decisions regarding allocations of funds for implementation of the program. The Director position is contingent upon funding from a U.S. Department of Education grant. The budgeted salary range for this position is $45,300 - $56,350. This position may travel up to 25% of the time. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Master's degree Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 4 - 7 years of related experience. Required Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Travel Required Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours Required Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as scheduled. Ability to work overnight duty, as necessary. Required
Minimum Requirements Four (4) years of experience designing, managing, and implementing a Student Support Services or similar projects, including extensive experience working with students from various socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds
Skills in active listening, critical thinking, negotiation, problem solving, reasoning, organizing, written and verbal communication, multitasking.
Ability in problem identification and reasoning.
Knowledge of advising and counseling technique and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Excellent public relations/presentation/speaking and writing skills.
Knowledge of financial management principles including budget forecasting, cost analysis, fiscal control, maintaining cost effectiveness and contracting for services in order to develop and implement office budget.
Skills in judgement and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance.
Excellent evaluation, policy analysis and program development skills.
Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of University processes and procedures.
Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
- UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.
- UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020
- UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.
- Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019
- Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings
- UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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