TRIO Talent Search Director - Rock Creek Campus

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TRIO Talent Search Director - Rock Creek Campus

Portland Community College

Requisition Number: 09400

Location: Rock Creek Campus

Address: 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland, OR

Hours of Work: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Position Status: Management; Level K; Full-time; Exempt

Starting Salary Range: Minimum $66,472 to range mid-point of $81,428. Placement generally will not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience and internal equity. (Full Range is $66,472 to $96,383)

Job Close Date: For best consideration apply by June 8, 2018

Job Summary:
PCC is looking for a TRIO Talent Search Director who under the direction of the Associate Dean of Student Development manages and administers the TRIO program on the Rock Creek Campus. This includes overall program design and development. Responds to inquiries from College departments, the community, and/or external agencies and supervises administrative services professionals, paraprofessionals, and technical/support staff. This position is fully funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and is dependent on continued funding.

If this sounds like a learning community that you would like to be a part of, and an important role that you would like to play for PCC, please review the minimum qualifications for this position and apply today.

Here is our Intended Recruitment Timeline

- May 9, 2018: Job Announcement Published
- June 8, 2018: Application Deadline for Best Consideration
- Week of July 2, 2018: Semi-finalist Interviews
- Week of July 9, 2018: Finalist On-Campus Interviews

PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employers Retirement System (PERS) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS. PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Paid Leave:
14.67 hours of Vacation leave per month
1 day of Sick Leave per month
11 Holidays
3 additional Personal Leave days per year

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children under 24 years of age, as well as tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

1. Supervises academic professionals, paraprofessionals, technical/support, and/or classified staff. Hires, evaluates, trains, disciplines and recommends dismissal of staff as necessary.

2. Participates in developing, planning, and implementing goals, objectives, strategies, policies, and procedures for assigned moderately complex program.

3. Participates in analyzing data and assessing needs and opportunities.

4. Advises students, faculty, and staff on a variety of issues related to assigned programmatic area.

5. Manages grant programs in assigned area of responsibility, which includes: applying for grants, monitoring compliance with grant conditions and terms, maintaining intake and accountability procedures, evaluating grants for program applicability, maintaining grant records, and/or performing other related activities.

6. Analyzes, reviews, and develops administrative and programmatic systems and procedures to ensure effectiveness of programs and compliance with internal and external requirements.

7. Develops, recommends, and administers policies, procedures, and processes in support of departmental operations; implements and monitors compliance with approved policies, procedures, and processes.

8. Collects and analyzes a variety of complex data and information. Performs statistical analysis and summarizes findings in applicable reports or other communication mediums.

9. Participates in/on a variety of meetings, committees, task forces, and/or other related groups to communicate information regarding services, programs, areas of opportunity, and/or other pertinent information as appropriate; represents the District on Local, State, and National committees, advocacy groups, and/or other related groups; confers with a variety of governmental agencies and other organizations regarding program issues.

10. Develops, implements, and monitors program budget, ensuring compliance with applicable fiscal restraints; implements and allocates resources following budget approval; approves expenditures.

11. Develops and administers variety of administrative documents, which may include: Requests for Proposals, Requests for Quotes, service provider contracts, procedural guidelines, proposal applications, grants, and/or other related documents.

12. Prepares and delivers presentations regarding assigned program; facilitates meetings on program services and issues; attends professional conferences and training sessions.

13. Serves as a liaison with other departments and students within the College in order to provide information on available resources, programs, and/or services.

14. Implements Talent Search (TS) TRiO program activities and curriculum at assigned high school and/or field trip sites.

Minimum Qualifications:
The education and/or work history sections of your online application form must demonstrate that you meet all of the following Minimum Qualifications. The information on the resume/cover letter will not substitute for the completed application.

To be considered for this position, your application materials must show how you meet the following requirements:

Note: Experience requirements use full-time equivalent


Master's degree in Education, Adult Education, Social Science, Education Administration, Educational Leadership, Counseling, or related field. Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Three years progressively responsible experience managing, administering, or coordinating an education program in a school setting with multiple components and partners. Two years of supervisory experience supervising employees.

Three years progressively responsible experience related to area of assignment, including two years of supervisory experience.

Knowledge of:

Supervisory principles;
Grant management principles and practices;
Advanced principles and practices in assigned programmatic area;
Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;
Public relations principles;
Budget administration principles;
Marketing principles;
Grant and/or contract administration principles;
Analytical methods and techniques;
Area resources;
Needs assessment methods;
Fiscal accounting principles;
Strategic planning principles;
Program/project management principles and techniques.

Demonstrated Skill in:

Supervising subordinate staff;
Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and making recommendations in support of goals;
Preparing and administering budgets;
Managing, marketing, and promoting programs;
Planning and implementing program components;
Compiling and analyzing data;
Conducting needs analysis;
Preparing, managing, and administering grants and/or contracts;
Speaking in public;
Conducting outreach activities;
Preparing collateral and marketing materials;
Developing strategic plans;
Interpreting complex documents;
Analyzing the applicability and/or value of the implementation of emerging trends and/or services;
Assessing the consequences and outcomes of program initiatives;
Ensuring compliance with applicable internal and external program requirements;
Monitoring legal and regulatory changes;
Maintaining confidentiality;
Analyzing processes and making recommendations for improvement;
Researching, analyzing, and applying relevant information to the development of departmental processes and programs;
Coordinating activities with other internal departments and/or external agencies;
Preparing a variety of reports related to operational activities, including statistical analysis;
Working with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff;
Utilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting;
Communicating effectively through oral and written mediums.

Special/Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications
These qualifications and characteristics are critical to success in this important role at PCC. Please clarify in your application materials the experiences, successes and techniques evidencing how you bring these strengths:

- Experience with federal TRIO programs, academic support programs, or similar programs with multiple components and partners working with diverse student populations including ethnically diverse, low-income, and first generation college-bound students.

- Experience in federal grant regulations and compliance with applicable internal and external program requirements including experience producing quarterly and annual performance reports according to Department of Education specifications.

- Experience with budget management and administration principles.

- Professional or personal experiences in overcoming barriers similar to those confronted by project participants (low income, first generation and disadvantaged students).

- Previous experience providing direct service to students that support student retention in an advising/counseling role.

- Experience working in K-12 and higher education system.

- Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish preferred.

Additional Posting Information:
To apply for this position you must submit:

1. Completed online application
2. Cover Letter (attach document)* Please list in detail how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications.
3. Current Resume (attach document)*

* When you apply for the position, you will be given an opportunity to attach the above documents. They may be attached in either "Microsoft Word" or ".pdf" formats.

Normally the starting salary for new employees will be at the entry salary for that level, unless approved for advanced salary placement.

Upon hire candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for all degrees earned.

Applicants selected for hire will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.

- As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

Documents that must be associated with this posting:
Cover Letter

Documents which can be associated with this posting:

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

How to Apply
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As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.





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Posted: 5/11/2018
Application Due: 6/18/2018
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