Director, College Access Programs

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Director, College Access Programs

University of San Francisco

Job Summary:

The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic University founded in 1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University.

USF hosted a federally funded Trio Upward Bound Program from 1966-2017. The Director of College Access Programs will be responsible for implementing, managing, and evaluating the Educational Talent Search program wile developing new grant opportunities and program supports. The goal of ETS and other college access programs is to increase the number of students from historically marginalized communities who complete their college degrees. A group of dedicated staff, students, and parents work to create a learning environment that respects and honors the cultures and histories of diverse populations so that graduates will use their education to create more just societies here and throughout the world.

Job Responsibilities:

• Ensure compliance of ETS programs and other grants with US-DOE award regulations/guidelines and University policies and procedures
• Lead the preparation and submission of Annual Performance reports to the US-DOE, USF OGC, SOE and other entities
• Develop and monitor an efficient management and operational system, with clear processes and procedures for the project.
• Train staff, advisory board members and other stakeholders on federal regulations, institutional policies and procedures
• Oversee the budget including expenses salary and program costs
• Work with the OG&C, Corporate Development, SOE Grant Writer to design and carry out a strategic plan for development of CAP
• Coordinate fundraising efforts to supplement annual budgets; including the writing of additional federal grants as well as corporate or foundation grants
• Develop effective procedures for recruitment, selection, and hiring of professional staff
• On-board, develop and supervise staff as the implement program services; ensure timely performance evaluations of project staff consistent with university HR policies and procedures
• Oversee the implementation of all program services including pre-college advisement, academic skill development, tutoring, summer course enrollment, academic persistence support, collegiate application, enrollment and leadership development
• Develop and maintain relationships with university Schools, departments, and programs to ensure integration of resources for project programming and activities.
• Develop and maintain relationships with external resources at the local, state, and federal level to provide services and support to project activities.
• Develop and manage a detailed annual budget.
• Develop and manage an effective record keeping and data collection process and procedure for student records and program effectiveness.
• Facilitate positive relationships with San Francisco Unified Schools, USF campus community and local and regional colleges
• Conduct an annual assessment of program effectiveness and ensure evaluation information is linked to program improvement.
• Promote and support the project with effective public relations in marketing, communications, and social relations with constituents.
• Prepare and submit reports as requested by School of Education Dean’s Office and other USF Administrative Leadership.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

• Master’s Degree or equivalent in Education, sociology, public administration, or related field required; EdD or PhD preferred
• Three to five years experience in administering an educational equity program, e.g. Trio, GEARUP
• Ability to work collaborative with individuals at various levels in a University setting
• Experience planing, supervising and evaluating the work of others
• Experience managing a large caseload and successfully prioritizing work load
• Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of first-generation and historically marginalized students
• Proficiency computer skills and ability to administer larger data management system
• Knowledge of post-secondary school application, admissions and financial aid processes
• Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written
• Experience writing reports and delivering presentations

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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EEO Policy
The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.





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Posted: 1/10/2018
Application Due: 3/30/2018
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