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Program Director - Trio Talent Search

Sul Ross State University

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Instructions to applicants:

Submit letter of interest, resume, contact information for three references

Job Title:

Program Director - Trio Talent Search




Trio Talent Search

Posting Date:


Until Filled:





Master’s Degree in Education, Counseling, Sociology, Social Work, Public Administration, or a related field.

Three years experience designing, managing, implementing programs for disadvantaged youth; demonstrated teaching and/or counseling experience; demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of disadvantaged students; and demonstrated ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds.


At least three years supervisory work in a pre-college educational setting; background similar to those of the target population.

Primary Responsibilities:

Function: To supervise the Talent Search Program in the secondary schools in Alpine, Fon Davis, Fort Stockton, Pecos and Presidio, Texas.

Scope: Working with the secondary students and their families, the faculty and staff from Alpine ISO, Fort Davis ISO, Fort Stockton ISO, Pecos-Barstow ISO, and Presidio ISO.

Essential: Coordinate and supervise the staff and activities for the SRSU Talent Search Program in Alpine, Fort Davis, Fort Stockton, Pecos, and Presidio; prepare informational presentations, press releases, and promotional materials for program; hire, train, supervise, and evaluate Talent Search staff; serve as liaison for program to other university and community groups; administer Talent Search annual budget; work with Talent Search students/participants and their families on goal setting, career exploration, STEM programs, college preparation and enrollment; monitor participant progress and supervise program data; coordinate student trips to attend college days at Community Colleges, Trade Schools, and Universities; prepare annual Progress and Performance reports; prepare continuation budgets and competitive program continuation proposals; oversee the recruitment and selection of project participants; implement a coordinated approach among components in assessing participants’ needs and delivering services; provide training and support for Talent Search families; coordinate Outstanding Involved Talent Search Parents program; provide direct Talent Search services to Alpine and Fort Davis Independent School Districts; and prepare and distribute semi-annual SR Talent Search program newsletter. Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.

Received: Talent Search Program Director will report to the Dean of Research and Sponsored Programs
Given: Supervise the Fort Stockton Coordinator, Presidio Coordinator, the Pecos Coordinator, and the Talent Search Data Tracking Specialist/Secretary.

Other Information:

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

About SRSU:

Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine.

At an elevation of 4,480 feet in the scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours’ driving distance from Alpine.



Working at Sul Ross State University

Called "Possibly the most underrated little university west of the Mississippi" by CBS's Dan Rather, Sul Ross State University in West Texas boasts a combination of small class sizes, an appreciation of both fine arts and the sciences and popular professional programs in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Who Is Sul Ross? Where is Sul Ross?
The university's name honors Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross, the son of a pioneer Waco, Texas, family and a popular soldier, governor, educator and humanitarian. Founded in 1917 as a teacher college, Sul Ross continues to offer teacher education as one of its most popular programs. Others in high demand are business, criminal justice and agricultural and natural resource sciences. Sul Ross achieved university status in 1969.

The university, comprising 647 acres in Alpine, Texas, boasts a beautiful 93-acre main campus of exquisitely-detailed buildings and enjoys perhaps the most temperate climate in the state. Its situation in the Davis Mountains overlooks the center of the city below, yet it remains within easy reach of many local stores and restaurants. The university also has a 468-acre working ranch that serves its animal science programs.

Located in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde, the Middle Rio Grande Campuses offer upper level and graduate courses.  Our professors provide hands on learning in ways that relate to our students and their passion for higher education.  Courses are accessible via interactive television, online learning communities, and face to face classes

Sul Ross State University is part of The Texas State University System, the largest college system in the state after the University of Texas and Texas A&M systems.

A Small Size, But Plenty to Do
With an enrollment of about 2,000 students on the main campus in Alpine, class sizes are small, guaranteeing a much higher level of personal attention from instructors and the university's support staff. But there's plenty for students to do in their free time: lots of student clubs and organizations, a thriving arts community and a strong athletic tradition.

The SRSU men's basketball team won the conference championship five times in the past 20 years, including the 1999 American Southwest Conference championship. The women's basketball team has also won five conference championships and played in eight national playoffs, even making it to the Final Four.

Similarly, the Lobos football and baseball teams have won five conference titles each in the past 20 years, including American Southwest Conference championships in the late 1990s. The Lady Lobos volleyball team has won nine conference championships in all.

Rodeo is significant part of the Sul Ross program, and the university is the birthplace of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Many team members have gone on to become world champions, and 1951 graduate Harley May is a charter member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Hall of Fame.

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