Program Director, Upward Bound 5718BR Diversity and Inclusion TriO Upward Bound
Detailed Job Description Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) invites interested applicants for the position Program Director for TRiO Upward Bound in the Division of Diversity & Inclusion. We are looking for an outgoing, energetic, student focused leader who is ready to build on the foundation that has been built for this program. This is a grant funded position that requires travel to local schools which includes some nights and weekends based on programs/events.
The Program Director is responsible for overall administration and management of a Federal TRIO Upward Bound program, including fiscal management, personnel administration, participant recruitment, delivery of services, and project evaluation. The RIT Upward Bound Program will work with Greece Olympia and the Leadership Academy for Young Men in the Greater Rochester Community to provide services to its eligible students. These efforts are grounded in an understanding of the principles of student development, the unique characteristics of the student population served by TRIO, and the mission and polices of the University. In addition, this position ensures compliance with all requirements attached to the federal Title IV (TRIO) funding.
Provide vision, strategic direction, and administrative oversight to a program(s); established goals, objectives, and student learning outcomes.
Determine and develop long- and short-term goals, strategic planning, and program development for education programs, outreach programs, and diversity efforts.
Identifies and implements opportunities for increased program efficiency and effectiveness. Creates programming and initiatives to support overall programmatic goals.
Supervises the compilation of data and oversees the completion and submission of the federal Annual Performance Reports (APR) to the U.S. Department of Education to support continued funding of programs.
Responsible for ensuring the compilation and submission of data and other information to support continued funding of federal grant funds within each year of a funding cycle.
Actively collaborates with internal and external partners to strengthen program initiatives.
Organizes and leads committees and advisory groups to support programs that build community, foster pluralism, and enhance the needs of diverse populations
Oversees planning and implementation of program academic curriculum.
Identifies, develops and submits proposals/grants that support the programmatic mission
Maintains a strong understanding of relevant theory, strategies, and research aimed at the academic support and success of students from underrepresented populations.
Supervises programmatic support staff. Hires and trains employees, assigns and delegates work, and manages performance.
Conducts individual meetings with management staff on a bi-monthly basis to ensure goals and objectives are accomplished.
Conducts department meetings with management staff on a bi-monthly basis to share information and to ensure goals and objectives are accomplished.
Coordinate fiscal management to include preparing and monitor budgets and determining budget spend and allocation.
Ensures compliance with university and/or sponsor and government rules, guidance, and laws.
Oversee operating, grant and cost share budgets and reconciliations.
Ensures timely submission of financial reporting.
Manages and implements in/external funding opportunities to supplement program funds in support of expected program outcomes.
Leads assessment initiatives and utilizes data to improve program. Leads data collection and analysis to support assessment initiatives and program evaluation. Manages databases and ensures proper documentation and tracking.
Researches and analyzes needs to determine program directions and goals. Implements data driven diversity, equity, and student interventions.
Manages reporting to on goals, success, and program effectiveness.
Oversees completion and submission of performance reports.
Oversees fostering and developing relationships with variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Builds and maintains strategic working relationships with education, government, and/or social partners in order to attract and recruit students.
Determines program talking points and promotes program through presentations and networking.
Serves as primary liaison with funding agencies and sponsors.
Works collaboratively with all units in the division, and other academic and administrative units at RIT.
Presents to stakeholders, collaborative partners, assemble advisory groups, meeting with parents, and community members as appropriate.
Works to maintain and enhance communication and marketing materials to promote the program in conjunction with the Diversity and Inclusion Marketing & Communication Team. This includes all media, websites, brochures, etc.
Leads the organization and implementation of student activities.
Maintain a caseload and/or provides advising/counseling/mentorship services. Serve as a mentor and advocate to participants. Formulates individualized participant plans.
Continually builds knowledge of program services and offerings.
Outreach and meet regularly with participants to discuss needs, monitor progress, and assist with the resolution of academic and/or personal challenges.
Assess and identify participant needs for services and make referrals to appropriate campus and community agencies. Encourage participants to participate in tutoring, program workshops, and take advantage of other resources to facilitate their success and retention in the program.
Provides direct support services to participants and solicits direct feedback via individual and group meetings, surveys and focus groups, etc. to enhance opportunities.
Assists participants in progressing through the program by coordinating and delivering workshops, meeting directly with participants to discuss progress, informing participant of services available to them, serving as an advocate, referring and linking participants to services, conducting standard needs assessments, encouraging participants to complete activities, and maintaining contact and relationships with participants.
Conduct follow up activities on program participants. Maintains ongoing contact with program participants (both active and alumni)
Works collaboratively with campus members and relevant offices to develop and implement programs and resources focused on retaining students as well as eliminating achievement gaps.
Department/College Description Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.
As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).
Required Minimum Qualifications Successful candidate must have Masters degree required in education, counseling, public administration, or related field from an accredited college/university and 5-7 years experience serving first generation, underrepresented, low income populations, overseeing and creating college student access and success initiatives, supervisory experience, grant writing experience, knowledge of NYS and/or department of education grant regulations.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Successful candidates must demonstrate leadership skills, high level of interpersonal skills, knowledge of student development theory, and an ability to maintain a culture of professional excellence and focus on student success. Organizational and leadership achievements will be considered strongly, in addition to the requisite qualifications.
Ability to consider alternative and diverse perspectives, to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, remain poised under all circumstances, and to interact effectively with people in a positive manner that engenders confidence and trust.
Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies.
PLEASE NOTE: The individual hired for this position will be required to have a pre-employment Motor Vehicle check, and the Motor Vehicle Report must clear RIT's Safe Driving Policy (please refer to page 4)
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Required Application Documents
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number. The direct link to this posting can be found here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu .