TRiO Programs, Associate Director
Position Type: Permanent Staff
Department: Carolina Higher Ed Opp Pgms - 525200
Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty
Vacancy ID: NF0002701
Position Summary: The Upward Bound Program was established at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1966 and annually serves 99 low-income and first-generation high school students, assisting them in building the knowledge, skills, and motivation necessary to ensure success in post-secondary education and lifelong learning. Established in 2009, the Ronald E. McNair Program each year enrolls 25 undergraduate students who are first-generation, low-income, or underrepresented in graduate education, and prepares them for post-baccalaureate study. The TRiO Programs is a part of the Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs (CHEOP) Office. The Associate Director of the TRiO Programs reports to the Director of CHEOP and has day-to-day responsibility for overseeing the activities, programs, and operations of the unit that include: 1.Strategic planning. The Associate Director generates long and short-range strategies to ensure high quality educational and academic counseling services to effectively serve the needs of high school and college students. 2.Program development, implementation, and evaluation. The Associate Director oversees the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the TRiO Programs administered at UNC-Chapel Hill through supervision of program staff and monitoring of programmatic activities and participants. Program evaluation is an essential responsibility to ensure thorough documentation of achievements and accountability for program outcomes. 3.Fiscal and administrative oversight and fundraising. The Associate Director is responsible for overseeing budgetary matters, including annual budget development and reporting and day-to-day oversight; developing grant proposals and providing oversight of grants and contracts; fundraising; supervision of administrative and program staff; and oversight of mentor activities. 4.External relations, partnership development, and collaboration. The Associate Director is the TRiO Programs'' official representative to internal and external constituencies, responsible for developing and maintaining productive relationships with faculty, staff, administrators, and students from affiliated high schools and UNC-Chapel Hill; parents of program participants; alumni and community partners; advisory board members; and local, state, federal, and national groups and individuals.
Application Deadline: 09/21/2017
Education Requirements: A minimum of a Master's degree is required, with doctorate preferred.
Qualification and Experience: The position requires significant leadership experience and achievement in programs that prepare low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students for college and graduate school. The Associate Director must be able to communicate with diverse audiences, build relationships with a wide variety of partners and constituents, and engage in successful grant making. He or she must be sensitive to and deeply understanding of the challenges faced by the programs'' students, knowledgeable about higher education at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and passionate in pursuit of the mission and goals of the TRiO Programs. The Associate Director also must have proven managerial, fiscal, and administrative abilities and an understanding of the culture, policies, and procedures typical in high schools and in major public research universities.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Department Contact Name and Title: Paula Borden, Interim Director
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