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Grant Director- Talent Search Caldwell

Employer
Texas State University
Location
San Marcos, Other - Lockhart, Luling and Prairie Lea
Closing date
Jul 30, 2021

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Job Details

Posting Number:

2021370

Posting/Functional Title:

Grant Director- Talent Search Caldwell

University Pay Plan Title:

Grant Director- Talent Search Caldwell

Location:

San Marcos, Other - Lockhart, Luling and Prairie Lea

Department:

Upward Bound

Recruitment Type:

Open to All

Job Type:

Full-Time

Monthly Salary:

$4,821.55 - $5,000.00

Job Category :

Exempt

Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.:

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work, Higher Education Administration or related field.

Experience overseeing Federal TRIO programs, academic support programs, or other programs for disadvantaged youth, low-income 6-12th grade students that will be potential first-generation college students.

Experience in budget management, project development and evaluation, and reporting/compliance regulations for TRIO or TRIO-like programs.

Experience with programming that promotes an increase in high school graduation rates and the participation levels of low-income and potential first-generation college students graduating from high school (12th graders) with a rigorous program of study.

Experience assisting low-income and potential first-generation college students (12th graders) to complete the admissions and financial aid process to enroll at an institution of higher education and conducting follow-up tracking activities to document the persistence of low-income and potential first-generation college students through the completion of a program of post-secondary education.

Knowledge of academic advising services; development of individualized service plans; and delivery of college, career, financial aid, and financial literacy services; and familiarity with educational opportunity programming.

Experience in developing programming that improves secondary school (grades 6-12) persistence rates.

Knowledge of the identification and selection process of program participants. Demonstrated experience selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating staff.

Demonstrated budget forecasting and fiscal management experience inclusive of budget reconciliations, tracking expenditures, and resolving discrepancies.

Demonstrated knowledge of grant/program administration and effective program management. Experience in researching new and effective program operation practices, to provide innovative services to students.

Ability to create and foster relationships with internal and external staff, administrators, and community partners.

Experience evaluating and assessing project programming components. Ability to understand data and or statistics to develop survey instruments and various reports.

Experience in preparing monthly and annual reports on program progress.

Effective written and verbal communication.

Proven ability to manage multiple tasks at once.

Ability to think strategically, and effectively, in a constantly changing environment.

Ability to work nights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work, Higher Education Administration or related field. Bilingual (Spanish).

Experience managing budgets in SAP/Excel.

Experience overseeing project documentation in Blumen/Lacai or a similar student database.

Applicants who have succeeded in overcoming obstacles similar to those encountered by TRIO or TRIO-like students.

Demonstrated experience in grant writing.

Demonstrated knowledge centered diversity, equity, and inclusion for underrepresented communities.

Job Description:

*IMPORTANT This is a grant funded position. Position will be contingent upon grant funding with a tentative start date of 09/06/2021*

The Director for the Talent Search (Caldwell) Program reports to the Senior Director for TRIO Programs.

The Talent Search (Caldwell) Director is responsible for the daily operation of college readiness programs for first generation and economically disadvantaged middle and high school students.

The Director will be responsible for coordinating and providing administrative oversight for all phases of the Talent Search (Caldwell) Program.

The target schools are located in Lockhart, Luling and Prairie Lea, TX. The position may require frequent travel back and forth from those locations to San Marcos, TX for various training and meetings.

Evening and weekend work will be required.

This is a grant funded position. Continuation of this position is contingent upon grant funding.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of a criminal history background check.

Job Duties:

Supervise daily operation of academic enrichment programs for the first generation and economically disadvantaged secondary school students including the development and implementation of strategies to meet project objectives.

Prepare and administers the approved budget in accordance with federal and university budgetary policies and procedures.

Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate performance of project staff.

Document, measure, and evaluate grant goals and objectives including the preparation of annual performance reports, summative and formative evaluations, and other reports as required.

Act as liaison with host institution and agencies of local, state, and federal government and community organizations.

Other duties as assigned.

Job Open Date:

07/02/2021

Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight):

07/30/2021

Open Until Filled:

No

Normal Work Days:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Normal Work Hours Start:

8:00AM

Normal Work Hours End:

5:00PM

Posting Notices:

Applicant must have a valid Texas Driver's License and be a driver in good standing with less than ten (10) points deducted for driving infractions as determined by the employer driving standards system., YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO YOUR APPLICATION.

Legal and Required Notices:

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.


Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.


Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.


Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Why work @ Texas State? :

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents! • Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more! • Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program • Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs. • An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus • Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions
By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

Quick Link:

https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/35451

Organization

Texas State University seeks candidates whose professional background includes embracing a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a commitment to community-building.  As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, we are especially interested in applicants who share a commitment to equity, and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Texas State University

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor.  A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Students at Texas State choose from 98 undergraduate, 91 master’s and specialists, and 14 doctoral programs offered by 10 colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, The Graduate College, and the University College).  With a diverse campus community including 50% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is one of the top 13 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation.  In fall 2019, there were 1,470 full-time faculty and 2,286 full-time staff.  Research and creative activities have led to growing success in attracting external support.  For FY 2019, Texas State had an annual operating budget of over $724 million. Texas State’s Research and Development expenditures for FY 2018 were more than $64 million.  The Alkek Library has more than 3.1 million titles in its collection.  Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at www.txstate.edu.

Mission

Texas State University is a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, including creative expression, and service. The university strives to create new knowledge, to embrace a diversity of people and ideas, to foster cultural and economic development, and to prepare its graduates to participate fully and freely as citizens of Texas, the nation and the world.

Locations

Texas State's San Marcos campus is located in a growing community of 63,000 people in the Austin Metropolitan Area. Located in the Texas Hill Country, where blackland prairies roll into beautiful hills, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and oak trees on the campus add to the charm of the university’s picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides recreational activities for students throughout the year.

The Texas State Round Rock Campus is located north of Austin in Round Rock, TX. The Round Rock Campus offers the junior and senior level classes to complete a bachelor’s degree, graduate degrees, post baccalaureate certification, and continuing education programs. The university's vision for Round Rock is to continue to offer quality academic programs that meet the workforce needs of Texas, especially focusing on academic programs that appeal to working adults, and to serve as a hub of health professions research and education.

Some positions may require teaching on the main campus and at the Texas State University Round Rock Campus.

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Texas State University is a member of The Texas State University System. 

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

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Telephone
512-245-2111
Location
601 University Drive
San Marcos
Texas
78666
US
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