College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University
Location: St. Joseph, Minnesota
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: 01556
The Department of Upward Bound at the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) invites applications for a full-time benefit-eligible position of Program Director.
The Program Director leads, manages, coordinates, and implements the TRIO Upward Bound Program of 60 participants. Federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the TRIO Upward Bound Program is designed to generate in participants, the skills and motivation necessary to complete a program of secondary education, as well as enter and graduate postsecondary education.
TRIO Upward Bound is a college preparatory program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Upward Bound programs across the country provide opportunities for first generation/low-income high school students to complete high school and enroll and succeed in a post-secondary program of study. The Upward Bound program at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University has been successfully serving students since 1995. Our current grant serves 9th-12th grade students from St. Cloud Tech High School, St. Cloud Apollo High School, Sauk Rapids-Rice High School and Willmar High School.
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB) is a liberal arts college for women located in the central lakes area of Minnesota. The campus is minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities.
CSB is a Catholic college in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The college is dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB. Learn more in our Institutional Statement on Diversity and in our brochure regarding Higher Education in the Catholic and Benedictine Tradition.
With a total enrollment of approximately 1600 students, CSB has a unique coordinate partnership with Saint John's University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men. CSB and SJU are committed to the holistic transformational development of women and men within the context of a unified, coeducational experience. All students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to experience and engage with the two institutions. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu/about.
CSB offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.
Coordinate all project programming aligned with the TRIO Upward Bound Plan of Operation (i.e., recruitment and selection of participants, outreach activities, promotional material, program management, assessment, and evaluation)
Ensure the Upward Bound program meets established objectives within federal guidelines.
Generate program awareness among all stakeholders
Educate school administrators on program services via presentations and collaborations to maintain reciprocal partnerships in a manner that best serves participants
Develop, manage, and maintain federal funds, financial records, and an annual program budget
Oversee the planning and implementation of program events and activities
Ensures compliance with all federal grant regulations and legislation
Attend Department of Education professional development offerings- local, state, regional and national training/conferences.
Provide curriculum development and guidance for academic year and summer component including events and workshops
Assist in the coordination of data collection, analysis, and reporting, including submission of an annual performance report
Supervise a team of full-time and part-time employees and develop their project management and leadership skills
Maintain punctual time and attendance of program staff and monitor/approve time and effort
Provides recommendations on hiring staff; create work schedule for employees; coach and counsel staff, provide training and professional development for program staff.
Performs other duties as assigned
BA degree in business administration, education, counseling, public administration, or related field from an accredited college/university.
Minimum of three to five years of experience in the areas of staff supervision, budget management, program development, and evaluation; and reporting and compliance with federal regulations.
Minimum of two to three years of experience with federal TRiO programs, academic support programs, or similar programs for disadvantaged students.
Professional or personal experience in overcoming barriers like those facing project participants
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John's University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men, are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB/SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities. CSB and SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The schools are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB/SJU. We welcome faculty who devote themselves with passion and integrity to their disciplines and to a transformative ed...ucation of their students. With a total enrollment of approximately 3600 students, faculty members develop relationships with students in small classroom settings and have opportunities to work closely with students on research projects, experiential learning experiences, and study abroad programs. Recent initiatives to create a dynamic general education curriculum and to develop plans for a new teaching and learning center demonstrate strong institutional support for faculty development. CSB and SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.