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Project Director - Upward Bound Program

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Position Information

Position Information (Default Section)

Job Title Project Director - Upward Bound Program
Job Number 03423
Department Enrollment Services Department
Job Category Professional
Job Type Full-Time
Status Grant Funded
Job Open Date 12/05/2017
Resume Review Date 12/18/2017
Closing Date 12/17/2017
Open Until Filled No
Position Summary

The Project Director position is primarily responsible for the day to day operations and maintenance of project’s activities relative to the stated core objectives and outcomes of the project. In addition, the position serves to support the College’s overall mission, to include the Division of School and Community Partnerships. The Project Director ensures the projects meet all grant obligations within specified requirements, provides input and guidance to Sinclair Community College leadership and reporting to Federal Agencies (DoE). The Project Director provides counseling services, technical assistance and supervision to project staff and participants.

This is a grant funded position and contingent upon those funds associated with the grant.

Principal Accountabilities

• Provide supervision and evaluation of staff to include the program coordinator/advisor, informational technician, tutors, and instructors

• Modify the program’s design, recruitment strategy and implementation when deemed necessary to achieve the grants outcomes

• Prepare reports for the program and provide fiscal management and accountability

• Develop and implement research and evaluation activities and use data for decision making

• Develop grant proposal as required each budget cycle

• Develop and maintains program handbooks

• Develop and implement a comprehensive advertising plan and information sessions to orient various constituencies, schools, and community agencies

• Implement the academic curriculum and coordinate program outcomes with the program’s coordinator/advisor, tutors and instructors

• Coordinate and monitor the identification and selection of eligible participants and counsel when needed

• Collect grade reports and transcript data; inform students and parents on high school access and college entrance including the application process for admissions and financial aid

• Provide academic advice and assistance in secondary school and college course selection

• Attend the Department of Education national conferences, and local workshops

• Provide academic instruction and tutorial services. Conduct needs assessment to determine appropriate learning plans and coursework

• Provide resources for personal counseling and referrals for such topics as mental health issues, substance abuse, sexual abuse, and anger management

• Provide supplemental activities and workshops for personal enrichment which includes study skills, self-esteem, financial literacy, career exploration, testing skills and more

• Travel with staff and students to college campuses, cultural events, academic programs and other field trips


• A minimum of a Master’s degree in counseling, social work, leadership, management or related field is required

• A minimum of two years of work experience in program design, operational management, and/or project management required

• A minimum of two years of demonstrated managerial, supervisory of personnel management, or experience leading a team required

• A minimum of two years of demonstrated experience with TRIO programs or other grant funded programs, curriculum development, and grant writing is required

• Prior work experience with budget analysis, review and forecasting budgets required

• Current working knowledge of the needs of disadvantaged, low-income, first-generation, minority students and TRIO program experience required

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a minimum of a Master's Degree in counseling, social work, leadership, management, or work-related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of two years work experience in program design, operational management, and/or project management?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you possess a minimum of 2 years demonstrated supervisory and/or leadership experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation (1)
  2. Letter of Recommendation (2)
  3. Bachelors Transcript
  4. Masters Transcript
  5. Other