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Assistant Director of TRIO Programs - Clifton Campus

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Date: Feb 5, 2019

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

The University of Cincinnati's College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services & Information Technology is in search for a Full-Time Assistant Director of TRIO Programs at our Clifton Campus to support Upward Bound and Student Support Services. TRIO is a federal program that was established in 1964 by President LB Johnson to help low-income Americans gain the skills and knowledge to be able to enter into college, graduate from college, and move on from college to have a better economic and social life. The TRIO Upward Bound program on Clifton's campus is currently celebrating its 50th Anniversary!


The Assistant Director of TRIO Programs will develop and maintain budgets, assist with annual performance reporting, lead assessment initiatives, mentor students and staff, manage caseloads, oversee the advising and tutoring program, and develop/maintain a culture of inclusiveness and academic success for TRIO participants. This individual must conduct these responsibilities in line with policies and procedures of the University and the requirements specified in the respective grant application and amendments. This is an exempt, grant funded administrative position starting at $57,000/year (depending on experience & qualifications) reporting to the Director of TRIO.


Main Administrative Functions:

  • Pursue and maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends within TRIO programs to include federal legislation and regulations and best practices in the fields of First Generation, Low Income Student Access and Post-secondary Student Success
  • Manage annual program budgets
  • Monitor program outcomes and develop appropriate interventions and plans for process improvement
  • Provide support with Annual Performance Reporting (APR) process, data collection and report submission for U.S. Department of Education
  • Collaborate with the Director on all personnel matters, including professional development, trainings and team meetings
  • Supervise and support program staff,  interns, work-study students
  • Coordinate and evaluate systems processes and procedures as it relates to CECH TRIO Programs
  • Select, train, and supervise adjunct faculty and academic tutors, and student workers


Executive Support Functions:

  • Perform research concerning procedures and practices, identifying problems and recommending solutions;
  • Serve as liaison for Director  in the interpretation of policies and procedures;
  • Coordinate all personnel transactions;
  • Receive and reconcile expense statements


Additional Support Functions:

  • Serve as primary contact and manager for BLUMEN (Third Party Database Management Company for TRIO Programs)
  • Work with Financial Aid to process Grant Aid Applications
  • Coordinate the use of facilities and equipment for programming needs
  • Submit and manage all campus classroom and meeting room requests
  • Perform other related duties based on department need


Academic Centered Responsibilities:

  • Develop and coordinate all academic aspects of the program
  • Coordinate monthly meetings with program instructors
  • Monitor class sessions and instructors
  • Create and complete evaluations of instructors
  • Create class schedules for program students
  • Recruit new students into the Upward Bound Program
  • Communicate directly with parents regarding the student’s academic status
  • Develop academic program/events for students
  • Track student progress & collect quarterly grades from high school counselors
  • Chaperone students and college staff during college tours and other summer trips
  • Monitor all individual and group tutoring sessions
  • Develop and implement individual educational programs for students with parents and staff
  • Represents Upward Bound at career fairs and other recruitment events in the evening
  • Plan and execute the end of the summer awards program


Work Environment:

  • Work outside of traditional business hours is required for this position
  • Ability to travel is required for this position
  • This is a full-time position that works 12 months out of the calendar year


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with five (5) years experience; OR Associate's degree with seven (7) years experience; OR nine (9) years experience. Degree must be in a related field.
  • At least three (3) years of supervising experience


Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience working with low income students


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


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