Director, TRIO/Upward Bound Grant

San Jose
Sep 29, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Director, TRIO/Upward Bound Grant
College of the Sequoias

Position: 5514-m-02-17
Opening Date: September 29, 2017
Closing Date: October 27, 2017
Full-Time, 12-month, Management Position
7:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. / Monday - Friday

College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting staff who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.

Description of Position
Under the direction of the Dean, Student Services, plan, prioritize and direct the activities of current TRIO grant program. This is a Categorically Funded position. Continuation of this position is contingent on continued funding.

Representative Duties
Areas of responsibility include the following:
  • Plan, prioritize, implement, coordinate and, oversee the operations, services, activities and overall compliance of TRIO/Upward Bound grant programs; initiate and coordinate activities designed to achieve District and program objectives.
  • Oversee the recruitment and training of program personnel and related student cohorts.
  • Supervise and evaluate program staff to maintain grant compliance along with a strong service oriented program.
  • Identify and work with consultants for planning and/or evaluation of activities.
  • Develop, coordinate and facilitate orientations, seminars, workshops and training opportunities consistent with program objectives.
  • Prepare and administer program budget, prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations and projections; prepare budge reports and summaries on service and activities of assigned program; control and authorize expenditures ensuring that all established project fiscal policies and procedures are followed; request grant payments as timely as necessary to minimize account balances.
  • Account for any real and personal property acquired with federal funds or received from the federal government.
  • Oversee any final audit performance and establish an adequate system for records retention.
  • Become and remain current regarding Title V and Department of Education policies and grant terms. Oversee the preparation and monitoring of reports relating to the project for both the institution and the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Ensure the timely completion of all phases and project objectives as detailed in the project implementation plan.
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of an effective and objective system of evaluation of both the components of the program and their impact on the institution.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with Student Services staff and Academic faculty within the District to ensure completion of grant objectives.
  • Develop and maintain liaison with appropriate federal, state, and private funding agencies; attend and participate in community organizations, meetings and public speaking engagements related to grant programs; attend workshops, seminars and conferences as required.
  • Participate with a variety of advisory committees; attend a variety of on and off campus meetings; attend professional meetings, conferences and workshops as approved.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience:
  • A Master's degree from an accredited institution and successful experience in an educational environment. Experience in management, specifically within the realm of TRIO/Upward Bound or a similar grant program is highly desirable. And
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Licenses and Other Requirements
  • Valid California driver's license.
  • An incumbent must be insurable at the "standard rate" by the employer's insurance carrier at all times while employed in this classification by the College of the Sequoias.
Working Conditions
  • Office environment.
  • Travel to multiple school sites/agencies within the District boundaries. Domestic travel may be required
  • Occasional extended working weekdays and weekend required.
  • Work under steady pressure with frequent interruptions and a high degree of public contract by phone or in person.
Physical Abilities:
Ability to:
  • Sit for longs periods of time.
  • Communicate to provide information over the phone and in person.
  • Remember key information and concentrate for long periods of time.
  • Operate a computer keyboard.
Conditions of Employment
  • Salary is at Range M-7 (Steps A through I). ($59,730 - $88,249 annually).
  • 12-month probationary period.
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance program for employee and dependents.
  • Employee life insurance ($100,000) is provided.
  • Retirement Plan.
Screening Procedure
Only complete application packages will be evaluated by a qualified screening committee as soon as possible. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview. Application materials will be screened to determine the extent to which they meet the Representative Duties. A selected group of candidates will be invited for oral interviews. After initial interviews, finalists may be asked to return for a second interview.

All costs incurred as a result of the application/selection process shall be borne by the candidate.

Application Procedure
Applicants must submit the following materials which must be received by Human Resource Services on or before the application deadline, October 27, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Completed COS administrative application form.
  • Diversity statement (included in application packet).
  • Cover letter which discusses your interest in this position and addresses your competence in the areas of responsibility listed under the Description of Position and Representative Duties.
  • Current Resume
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. Officials required upon employment.
Send to:
Linda Reis
College of the Sequoias
915 S. Mooney Blvd.
Sequoia Building, Room 5
Visalia, CA 93277

For full application instructions and position description, visit

Notice to all candidates for employment
"College of the Sequoias Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military service, or any other basis protected by law."

The District provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the job application and hiring process, please contact a representative from Human Resources at (559) 730-3867 to request a reasonable accommodation."


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