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Director of TRIO-Talent Search Program - Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College
Chelsea, Massachusetts

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Location: Chelsea, MA Category: Administrators Posted On: Wed Jul 14 2021 Job Description:

Reporting to the Associate Provost of the Chelsea Campus, the Director of the TRIO-Talent Search program will assume a leadership role in establishing and implementing a federally-funded, field-based early college awareness program serving 500 students in grades 7-12 from Chelsea Public Schools. The Director will be responsible for administrative, budgetary, and programmatic operations, and will be accountable for the achievement of goals and objectives as outlined in the TRIO-Talent Search grant. The Director will lead and develop staff , and work closely with them to design and manage all program outreach initiatives and activities, including customized coaching based on best practices to address student transition issues from secondary education to college. The primary location assignment for this position is Chelsea High School, with frequent circulation among target school and program locations and the College required throughout the school year. In the summer months, this position is located at Bunker Hill Community College. Some evening and weekend hours may be required, as necessary.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day program operations and evaluate program progress.
  • Train and supervise project staff.
  • Develop, monitor, and account for the annual program budget, funded at $240,000.
  • Maintain statistical data for annual performance reports (APRs), and submit reports to the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Establish, ensure, and monitor program staff implementation of field-based compliance provisions for grant pertinence accountability, including: student outreach, recruitment, and selection for program services; strategic implementation of grant-specific service delivery activities; maintenance and security of student files and documentation; implementation and oversight of record keeping, data management, and grant performance reporting systems.
  • Ensure and monitor ongoing program compliance with established and emerging College policies and procedures for student safety, and risk and liability avoidance.
  • Engage in outreach and serve as primary liaison with partner schools, College departments, and community agencies to provide information on TRIO-Talent Search services, guidelines, and operational procedures.
  • Manage liaison activities with the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Develop and coordinate program publicity information through Bunker Hill Community College, as needed, for school and College activities.
  • Develop and keep updated program literature, including forms, brochures, and/or newsletters through Bunker Hill Community College.
  • Provide support and coordination for students enrolled in the Early College Program.

Job Requirements:
  • Master's degree in Education, Guidance, Counseling, Student Personnel, or closely related fields.
  • Demonstrated administrative and supervisory experience in educational programs for low-income and/or first-generation-to-college students and families or similar programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of program design and service strategies to address the pre-collegiate educational outreach and academic support needs of middle and high school students.
  • Experience with or ability to learn virtual tools for communication and administering program services.
  • Experience in budget development and management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a college administrator assigned to a decentralized school setting.
  • Confidence and proficiency with computers and technology.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills; ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with multiple constituencies encountered in the operation of the school and College programming; strong written and oral communication skills; demonstrated success as a team player and team builder; demonstrated ability to provide creative and motivating vision for current and future program initiatives; proven capacity to act as a proactive, consultative self-starter.
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff and student population.
  • Spanish language proficiency desired.

Additional Information:

Salary: $73,000 - $78,000/yr. (grant-funded)

Review Date: To ensure consideration, applications must be received by September 17, 2021.



Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a multi-campus urban institution, its main campus situated in the historic Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. A second campus is located in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts; five satellites are located in the local communities of Cambridge, Chinatown, Revere, Somerville and Boston’s South End.

Founded in 1973 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, BHCC enrolls more than 8,100 students in day, evening, weekend, web-based and distance learning courses and programs. The College offers more than 68 associate degree and certificate programs that prepare students for successful employment and transfer to four-year universities. Internationally recognized for development of individualized and alternative methods of instruction, BHCC is a leader in distance-learning technologies that enhance and strengthen the learning environment. The College also has expansive course offerings in English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education.

One of the largest colleges in the state’s community college system, BHCC incorporates multi cultural and international perspectives in its courses, programs and institutional climate. With students from 90 countries, and students of color comprising more than half of the student’s population, BHCC is one of the more diverse and cosmopolitan colleges in New England. The average age of students is 28, nearly two-thirds are women and the majority of students work while attending college. An expansive array of student services supports the varied needs of the BHCC students.

A leader in workforce education, the College’s academic and technical programs offered at two campuses, five satellites and through distance learning models, reflect the workforce of the local and regional economy. The additional resources of the Workforce Development Center and ACT Center further support the Greater Boston communities’ employment training needs. 

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