Director of TRIO Veterans Upward Bound - Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Internal Number: 154958
Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Tue Oct 25 2022 Job Description:
Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a federal TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education, to help U.S. military veterans enter into and succeed in postsecondary school. VUB is a non-profit program serving veterans from counties surrounding Bowling Green and Fort Knox. The services provided are free for participants of the program. This is a grant funded position. Continuation is dependent upon funding/need.
Direct the day-to-day operations of the TRIO Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) office.
Collaborate with academic departments across the University providing various workshops and services for veteran participants geared toward academic success and college enrollment.
Guide long-term development of VUB to ensure its yearly operations are in line with the grant objectives and university missions.
Establish a strategic direction, develop and implement academic support initiatives, programs, and seminars; monitor and assess program effectiveness.
Measure and analyze the success of the VUB program and services to determine necessary program modifications.
Provide academic, career, and financial counseling to veterans participants wanting to attend postsecondary education.
DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
Oversee the program data base: compile data, design, and prepare reports on all student participants.
Assess programs and services offered by VUB. Obtain and review statistics related to the targeted student population such as FAFSA completion, financial aid, academics, tutoring services,and adjust programming accordingly to enhance student success.
Monitor and report on all program activities for compliance with federal and University regulations.
Review budget and formulate budget strategies.
Identify, recommend, and implement program modifications to accommodate programing needs and budget variations.
Monitor annual expenditures and access future department and programing costs.
Work with the Department of Education on federal grant budgets.
Identify and raise external resources to support TRIO initiatives.
Lead, collaborate, assign, and review work of staff to ensure group objectives are met.
Hire, train, develop, and manage staff to ensure qualified personnel meet group objectives.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned by the TRIO Executive Director.
Collaborate and support the initiatives of the other TRIO grant funded programs as needed.
Master's degree in counseling, education, student affairs, or a related field.
Strong communication and public relations experience.
Experience in working with disadvantaged (low-income, first-generation) populations.
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.
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