Location: Fall River, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Nov 20 2018 Job Description:
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Reporting directly to the Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management, the Director of TRIO provides senior-level vision, leadership, and administrative direction to the college's grant funded TRIO programs, including Student Support Services, Upward Bound, and Educational Talent Search. As a member of the Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management 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 by supporting college readiness and completion and transfer with first-generation, low-income students ensuring a welcoming environment with a strong focus on student development. 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: All TRIO staff as well as additional staff members assigned by the Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management.
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 Managers, and Fiscal Grants Accounting to ensure proper spending.
Ensure proper grant reporting; collect data electronically; disseminate reports to fiscal grants accounting as well as external and internal stakeholders.
Recruit and confirm 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 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 the Communications area in planning and implementation.
Maintain comprehensive participant records and related program files in electronic format and timely fashion.
Develop and maintain 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; provide timely updates and gain appropriate permission for actions from them and 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 by participating in regional and national conferences as well as conducting research to remain current about the field.
Ensure TRIO staff 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 and requirements specified in the respective grant applications and amendments approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
Supervise and lead all TRIO staff.
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.
Master's degree in a related field and three years of experience in education.
Experience overseeing staff, as well as managing, reporting and writing grants.
Ability to effectively engage with culturally and socioeconomically diverse individuals and in a diverse community.
Strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
Ability to effectively use technological solutions.
Ability to travel to meetings, trainings, or work-sites as required, as well as staff overnights at summer residential program.
Must pass all criminal background checks and have valid driver's license; provide transportation to students as needed.
Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time, non-unit position with benefits, some nights and weekends required.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Internal Number: 105004
About Bristol Community College
Bristol Community College is a comprehensive, public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), offering degree and certificate programs that give our students the skills they need to transition successfully to the workforce, to a four-year institution or promote individual opportunity. As one of fifteen Massachusetts community colleges, BCC offers a wide range of educational programs and community services. It develops and presents programs for the entire community, from children to senior citizens, and it is well known for its friendly atmosphere and a faculty that cares about its students. We serve more than 11,987 students at campuses in Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, Taunton, and online. The Workforce Education Institute develops active partnerships with business and industry, preK-12, colleges and universities, and social service agencies to maintain relevance and effectiveness of all credit and noncredit programming. The College enrolls over 18,667 students a year in community services program, in workforce development, adult literacy, personal enrichment, and our Kids College program. We value and respect diversity with...in Bristol Community College and the world while preparing well-rounded learners for employment and for life. BCC is a signatory to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and as such is actively committed to sustainability throughout all areas of the College.