Director, Upward Bound (Student Services) - Norco College
Riverside Community College District - Riverside, CA

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Under the direction of the Vice President, Student Services, the Director provides leadership for the Campus' Upward Bound Program. Acts as liaison with targeted high school officials, campus student services programs, community organizations and other universities and colleges to enhance services provided to program participants. Provides avenues of support for retention and persistence of students selected into the program. Provides leadership in the development of the programs to meet District and campus community needs. Coordinates program activities and services at Riverside City College and targeted high schools.

Education:
Bachelor's degree in education, counseling, psychology, social work, career development or a closely related field is required. Degree must be from an accredited institution.

Experience:
Experience working with low income and first generation student support and retention services, as well as understanding the affective, cognitive, and social needs of the target population, is required. Experience in the development, implementation, management and collaborative promotion of programs is also required. Experience in working with K-12 and community college grant funded programs is desirable. Supervisory experience is preferred. Must have demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, written and oral communication, problem-solving, organizational, and presentation skills.

KNOWLEDGE OF:
Staff and organizational development models, instructional technology and active-learning strategies.

ABILITY TO: Interact with people of all constituent groups is also a requirement.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Supervises staff.

Licenses/Certifications: None

Other:
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
Candidate must demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff, and the community.

CONTACTS:
Peers, supervisors, administrators, faculty, staff, governmental agencies, public.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Normal office environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
1. Provide management leadership, coordinate and operate the Upward Bound Program at Riverside City

College.

2. Provide the leadership for a campus informational outreach effort to attract participants who are either low- income or first-generation college bound, with educational need for a post secondary education.

3. Maintain compliance with state and federal laws, regulations, and District policies regarding the administration of Upward Bound.

4. Be responsible for mid-year and end-of-year performance, budget, and other reports as deemed necessary.

5. Implement a staff development program to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the services provided by Upward Bound personnel.

6. Coordinate with District programs and external liaisons with targeted high schools and community service agencies in order to communicate student opportunities and to obtain information regarding potential Upward Bound students.

7. Attend regional and national TRIO/Upward Bound meetings and conferences.

8. Provide liaison with and schedule Upward Bound Advisory Committee.

9. Coordinate an orientation program for new and continuing students.

10. Coordinate and supervise various program activities such as registration, tutorial assistance, counseling, Saturday academies, and other program services at the targeted high schools and campus.

11. Organize, develop, and disseminate brochures, pamphlets and other informational material publicizing the availability of student and academic services provided by Upward Bound.

12. Design, implement, and monitor the Upward Bound Program evaluation.

13. Assure accurate documentation of Upward Bound fiscal records, student records, and evaluation data.

14. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with various faculty, staff, and students; and maintain inter-program and interdisciplinary communications.

15. Serve as a member of the Management Association.

16. Through continued study and participation in professional organizations, maintain an understanding of current ideas, research and practices pertaining to the areas of responsibility for this position.

17. Participate in local, regional and state activities to promote Riverside Community College District and the community colleges.

18. Carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the Dean, Vice President, President or designee.

19. Serves as a member of the Management Leadership Association.

20. Performs other related responsibilities as may be assigned.

21. Maintains an understanding of current ideas, research and practices pertaining to the areas of responsibility for this position, through continued study and participation in professional organizations.

Conditions of Employment:
This is a categorically funded classified management position with twelve-month contracts contingent upon availability of funding. Paid vacation, 22 days annually; and paid accruable sick leave, 12 days annually. A pro-rata reduction will be made for employees working less than full-time and less than 12 months. The District provides a health and welfare benefit package for employees and legal qualifying dependents.

The work location and assignment within a job classification is determined by the District and may be subject to change.

All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.

The Riverside Community College District is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes the need to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. For more information, contact (951) 222-8039.

The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for the District is Ms. Chani Beeman, 450 E. Alessandro Blvd., Riverside, CA 92508. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8039.

Work Hours/Work Days for Classified and Hourly Positions Only:

Application Deadline: Interested candidates must apply by 02/11/13 by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

Department: Student Services (N)

Position Type: Classified Management/Supervisor

College/Campus: Norco

Physical location of the position: Norco

If off-site, please specify location. Corona High School

Employment Type: Full-Time

Position Length: 12-month

Salary Range: Grade R

Salary Amount: $73,391 - $89,350

Salary Type: Annual

Is this position categorically (grant) funded? Yes

If categorically (grant) funded, date funded through: August 31, 2017

Required Applicant Documents:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Cover Letter

Letter of Recommendation 1

Letter of Recommendation 2

Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript

Optional Applicant Documents:
Letter of Recommendation 3

Doctorate Transcript

Other Transcript

Associate or Equivalent Transcript

Masters or Equivalent Transcript

Effective Employment Date: A mutually agreed upon start date

Application Deadline: 02-11-2013

Special Comments:
IMPORTANT NOTICES:
  • Only electronic, on-line applications are accepted. All supporting materials, required or optional, must also be in electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less than 2 MB in size.
  • An application will not be considered complete unless all Required Documents are electronically attached to the application by the Application Deadline date. An incomplete file may subject the candidate to disqualification.
  • Paper applications and supporting materials WILL NOT be accepted!
  • Letters of reference must be non-confidential and submitted electronically when applying on-line.
  • Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
  • The Riverside Community College District does not require testing at the initial application filing period. As you progress through the selection process, you may be required to perform a job-related test based on the needs of the work area for which you are being considered.
  • The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Diversity and Human Resources at (951) 222-8595 for assistance.
Application Types Accepted: Classified/Management/Confidential Application

To apply, visit

https://jobs.rcc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54442

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