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17 Feb 2016

Full-Time Director, TRiO Pre-College Programs

Clatsop Community College – Posted by SACJobs Astoria, Oregon, United States

Job Description

Clatsop Community College, a public, two-year institution,
located in Astoria, Oregon, serving students and communities
in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington, is seeking an
enthusiastic, motivated leader to serve as its Director of
TRiO Pre-College Programs (Upward Bound/Educational Talent
Search Grants).

Assignment: This is a grant-funded position and depends on
grant renewal for continuation. Currently, this position
works 238 days annually (97%). Assignment level may vary
over the life of the grant.

Under the direction of the Dean of Student Services and in
accordance with federal regulations, establishes program
goals and directs implementation of all activities
associated with achieving the objectives of the Educational
Talent Search and Upward Bound programs. Both programs are
federally funded TRiO grants that have been in existence for
17 and 16 years, respectively, at Clatsop Community College.
This director of multiple programs provides leadership and
guidance to seven regular staff members and additional part-
time temporary employees as determined by grant related
The ETS grant is fully funded through August 2016 and UB
grant is fully funded through August 2017. The grant
application process is competitive and renewal is contingent
upon submitting a successful grant application and continued
availability of federal funding for these grants.
1. Coordinates the development, implementation and
evaluation of programs and activities that meet the
objectives of both the Educational Talent Search and Upward
Bound grants.
2. Assists in facilitating grant applications to ensure
the continuation of the Educational Talent Search and Upward
Bound grants; keeping current on regulations and
requirements established by the US Department of Education.
3. Develops annual budgets and manages program funding
in accordance with grant requirements and the College’s
collective bargaining agreements and personnel regulations.
4. Supervises the performance of professional and
program support staff. Supervision including training, work
assignment and review, performance evaluation and making
hiring and termination recommendations.
5. Maintains records and prepares reports as required
to comply with U.S. Department of Education.
6. Develops and maintains a close working relationship
with the staff and administration of the target schools,
school districts and Clatsop Community College.
7. Develops and maintains working relationships with
community organizations and postsecondary institutions to
promote reciprocal working relationships with community
based organizations, individuals, school systems, and post
secondary institutions to build awareness of grant programs
objectives and activities, recruit participants, and build
partnerships that support participants.
8. Formulates, reviews, and updates policies and
9. Ensures the accuracy and timely preparation and
submittal of annual performance reports.
10. Promotes grant programs by compiling published
material and research articles relating to the grant and
preparing and distributing newsletters and other written
11. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Educational and Experience
Master’s degree in education, student services, counseling,
or a closely related field; and three years of previous
experience in administering /coordinating an educational or
student service related program or an equivalent combination
of educational experience sufficient to successfully perform
the essential duties of the job as listed above.
Knowledge Required
Knowledge of successful strategies utilized in higher
education for retaining first generation, low-income, and/or
disabled student populations
Knowledge of methods, concepts, and practices in planning,
administration and research as applied to educational
programs and institutions
Knowledge of budget development and monitoring processes of
multiple programs and associated administrative aspects
Knowledge of processes and procedures for grant writing and
Knowledge of personal computers, databases, reporting
functions and program evaluation
Knowledge of K-12 systems of education
Skills Required
Skill in management, organization, and leadership; including
effective hiring, supervision, and performance evaluation
Skill in making verbal and written presentations
Skill in communications and interpersonal skills as applied
to developing cooperative relationships with partners in K-
12 system, post-secondary educational institutions and other
supporting agencies
At a minimum, it is required of every employee to be able
to: use a computer terminal to log in to e-mail; read and
create e-mail messages; access the College’s intranet system
to find and complete forms and read institutional documents;
access the internet and the College’s web site; use the
calendaring function of the College’s e-mail system; and
utilize department specific data entry and/or work order
software to facilitate departmental tasks.


Start Date: 5/10/2016 – Approximate
Education: Master’s Degree Preferred
Work Experience: 3-5 Years

How to Apply

CONTACT / ADDITIONAL INFO To Apply: Apply on line at our web site Contact the Human Resources Office at (503)338-2406 if application assistance is needed. Closing date for this position is March 14, 2016 at 5 PM. Please visit our web site for more information regarding this position and our application process. Follow special instructions carefully. Only complete applications will be considered. Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Job Categories: Student Affairs and Services. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: College Programs and Director. Salaries: TBD - Based on Experience.


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