Instructions to applicants:
Submit letter of interest, resume, contact information for three references Job Title:
Program Director - Trio Talent SearchLocation:
Trio Talent SearchPosting Date:
Master’s Degree in Education, Counseling, Sociology, Social Work, Public Administration, or a related field.Preferred:
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. Other Information:
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.
Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance. About SRSU:
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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.
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.