Housed within the Division of Undergraduate Education, Student Success Initiatives (SSI) aim to provide students the personal, academic, and professional support and development to thrive and succeed at UCI and beyond. SSI is a learning community that empowers students to be productive and engaged in their academic careers and personal endeavors.
The Divisions of Undergraduate Education at the University of California, Irvine seeks a Project Director to implement and supervise the federal TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grant project. This grant project will serve students who are from low-income backgrounds and/or first-generation college students and/or students who have a disability. Student Support Services provides a broad array of services related to academic, financial, career and personal support to help participants acclimate thrive and succeed. Independently develops and administers complex programs to provide holistic counseling to 'at risk' student populations, including setting program goals and objectives. Provides assistance to lower level Academic Achievement Counselors on most complicated and sensitive counseling situations. Advises organization management / departments / academic programs about the special needs of underserved populations.
Minimum of 5+ years of experience in the areas of staff supervision, budget management, program development and evaluation, reporting and compliance with external regulations. Minimum of 5+ years of experience with federal TRIO programs, academic support programs, or similar programs for disadvantaged college students.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Demonstrated competencies and advanced knowledge in theories of multicultural counseling, learning, identity development, human and career development. Advanced knowledge of research methodologies and research designs. Knowledge and experience in working with historically underrepresented ethnic minority communities, first generation college students. Knowledge of academic advising, individual service plans, and college, career, financial aid, and financial literacy services and programs for low-income and other disadvantaged college student populations. Knowledge in the methodologies used to enhance student achievement, such as collaborative teaching / learning models, strategies for effective counseling and peer mentoring, small group facilitation and training, coaching, mentoring and advocacy. Knowledge of and experience in conflict management and intervention strategies. Extensive experience in multicultural competencies, and personal and academic crisis intervention; working with students to assist in clarification of ethics and values. Advanced experience in group dynamics, facilitation, and training; comprehensive assessment of academic preparation and personal competencies. Experience in establishing and implementing short and long term program goals and objectives; demonstrated effectiveness in mediation and conflict resolution. Knowledge of academic curricula; strong knowledge of the organizational climate, structure / organizations, and culture. Demonstrated experience in planning, developing, and administering evaluative instruments for measuring program effectiveness. Advanced experience in planning, developing, and administering enrichment programs / projects, academic and personal development seminars, courses, and workshops. Knowledge of administrative organization and management principles and practices. Knowledge and experience in managing funds and developing budgets designated for special programs. Knowledge and experience in researching, compiling and analyzing data, and generating reports; extensive experience in developing evaluative instruments specific to programs / projects goals and objectives. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to provide professional leadership and establish effective working relationships.
Master's degree required in education, counseling, public administration, or related fields from an accredited college or university. Preferred.
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local rules and regulations.
Special Conditions Required:
This position is a 5-year, grant-funded, 100% contract position (renewing annually) with full benefits. Continued employment is contingent upon sufficient future funding, with the possibility of renewal through August of 2025. May required light travel to attend a conference or a meeting.
Conditions of Employment The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:
Background Check and Live Scan
Legal Right to work in the United States
Smoking and Tobacco Policy
Drug Free Environment
The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.
Closing Statement The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming. UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected]
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