A Master’s degree in a behavioral or social science, counseling, education, educational leadership, social work, administration, management or other related field is required, as is a minimum of two years of experience in designing, managing, or implementing educational opportunity programs or services. A Bachelor’s degree may substitute for a Master’s degree if accompanied by two additional years of relevant experience.
Director should have some experience in grant writing or managing; planning, organizing, and directing academic programs; assuring compliance with federal and state regulations; and managing a program budget. The director will also have experience in coordinating mentoring, tutoring, or supplemental instructional program for disadvantaged students.
In addition, the Director will have training in and/or direct experience related to achieving the objectives of the project which includes implementation of retention, persistence and graduation strategies for underrepresented students, knowledge of counseling techniques and community college academic policies for academic good standing and processes for transfer to 4-year universities.
Preferred qualifications include: College supervisory experience in student services or related area, and having a background similar to project participants or having overcome similar challenges is highly desirable. If so, please address this in your cover letter.