Director of Disabilities

Boise, ID
Nov 11, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 494181
Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Education and Training, Student Services

Advertised: November 10, 2020
Applications close: November 23, 2020

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

To provide professional leadership and management in the supervision and implementation for the TRIO SSS Disabilities Programs.

Level Scope:

Spends the majority of time (50% or more) achieving organizational objectives through the coordinated achievements of subordinate staff. Manages experienced professionals who exercise latitude and independence in assignments. Establishes departmental goals and objectives, functions with autonomy. Manages the accountability and stewardship of human, financial, and often physical resources in compliance with departmental and campus wide goals and objectives. Ensures subordinate supervisors and professionals adhere to defined internal controls with a focus on policy and strategy implementation. Manages systems and procedures to protect departmental assets and requires practical knowledge in leading and managing the execution of processes, projects and tactics within one area.

Essential Functions:

60% of Time the TRIO Programs, Manager must:
● Conducts public relations activities for TRIO programs and provides the TRIO stakeholders with regular informal progress reports.
● Coordinates with other TRIO programs to establish an overall service model and to provide excellent customer service to the university community.
● Hiring and training of TRIO program employees.
● Evaluation of all TRIO program staff. Coordinates schedules with staff.
● Maintains budget, including authorization of all program expenditures, and other financial aspects.
● Responsible for interpreting and implementing new and current program regulations within the U. S. Department of Education.
● Monitors project progress toward achieving objectives and documents program performance.
● Responsible for writing TRIO program grants with possible additional grants written that fit within the goals of the TRIO program, and negotiates grants with the US Department of Education.
● Review all communication from the Council for Opportunity in Education, Northwest Association of Special Programs, representatives and senators, other TRIO personnel across the country

35% of the Time:

• Represents program at meetings, workshops, and conferences and ensures that internal procedures are in strict compliance with all University and U. S. Department of Education regulations.
• Is responsible for communicating with BSU offices that work with grants like Office of Research Administration, Sponsored Projects, Finance and Administration, Human Resources, Admissions in order to ensure efficient and effective administration of the program.
• Ensure that all laws and federal regulations are met regarding effective management of the program.
• Is responsible for timely submission of all interim and annual performance reports requested by the USDOE.
• Develops strategies for determining participant eligibility, methods of recruitment, documentation, handling of referrals, participant activities, and follow up.


Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

● Previous experience working with low-income populations and or veterans.
● Background in financial aid, admissions, and basic skills curriculum design.
● Bilingual/bicultural and/or experience working with multicultural populations.
● Grants administration experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years experience or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

• Masters Degree or Equivalent in Education or Related Field. Five years experience in similar work or 3 years experience in same work.
• Computer skills including Microsoft Office and database software.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Please upload a cover letter, and resume or CV.

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