Assistant Director, Upward Bound (Eureka, CA)

Assistant Director, Upward Bound (Eureka, CA)

02 May 2020

Assistant Director, Upward Bound (Eureka, CA)

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College of the Redwoods

Position Type: Administrator/Manager

Department: Upward Bound

Location: Eureka


Under the direction of the Director, TRIO Success, plans, develops and implements a federally funded program designed to increase the number of high school students admitted to college. This includes supervising, training, and evaluating staff as well as overseeing the administration of the program and program activities. Assists the Director in generating annual plans, grant proposals and year-end reports. Provides budget management and assures compliance with program plans and reporting regulations. This is a grant funded position and continuation of the position is contingent on grant funding.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Assists in planning, development, implementation and evaluation of programs that increase the number of under-represented students admitted to and retained in college. Programs include summer residential, high school- and academic services serving a diverse array of schools and students.

Supports the planning and execution of assessment of student and program learning outcomes. Assesses the effectiveness of these outcomes. Based upon the outcome of assessment, supports implementation of program changes.

Assists Director in developing budget priorities in accordance with district, program and funding source policies. Oversees and maintains records of grant-funded expenditures, of over $400,000.00 annually and assures fiscal and programmatic compliance with laws and regulations governing the program.

Assists with hiring, supervising, and evaluating program staff located at the Del Norte, and Eureka campuses, including summer residential staff. Responsible for orienting and training new program staff.

Plans, organizes, and coordinates program activities such as tours of college campuses and works in conjunction with college staff to articulate services for target populations.

Supports implementation of pre-college preparation programs serving needs of local 9-12 districts and other community programs serving target populations.

Plans and supervises program recruitment efforts with representatives in local schools. Ensures selection criteria meets federal guidelines. Coordinates and collaborates with high school personnel to support program services in target schools.

Monitors student progress and conducts evaluation of program components and services. Leads in the preparation and submission of individual program reports including the annual performance report to the US Department of Education.

Oversees development, operation and maintenance of program databases and websites.

Assists Director with planning and preparation of new grant applications for renewal of funding.

Participates in training for outreach and retention professionals as requested or required.

Participates in district-wide committees such as outreach, enrollment management and diversity.

Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.

Knowledge and Skills

Sensitivity to cultural diversity, persons with disabilities and varied socio-economic backgrounds.

Understanding of the community college mission and the role played by grant-funded programs.

Current knowledge of appropriate education codes, California state statutes, federal rules, local board policies and administrative regulations related to federal and state programs.

Understanding of a wide range of college student services, including financial aid, career preparation, matriculation and academic support.

Knowledge of high school and college curriculum development.

Knowledge of common computer programs used for communication, budgets and databases.

Current knowledge of outreach and retention research relating to students underrepresented on college campuses. Ability to apply research to programs.

Knowledge of cultural, economic and academic needs of students who are low income or the first in their families to attend college, especially in rural areas.

Strong leadership skills and abilities, including participatory management skills and budget management.


Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with local secondary and postsecondary school personnel.

Develop a strong team that contributes to an increase in college attendance and retention.

Contribute positively to the student development leadership team.

Maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community agencies, and ability to provide direction and motivation to staff.

Model a positive, student-centered philosophy and attitude toward service delivery.

Identify, analyze, initiate and complete tasks with a minimum of supervision.

Evaluate programs and services.

Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.

Adapt to change.

Physical Abilities

Requires ordinary ambulatory skills to travel to outside offices and locations. Requires sufficient visual acuity to recognize words and numbers. Requires sufficient auditory skills to carry on conversations in person and over the phone and project voice to a large audience. Requires sufficient hand-arm-eye coordination to use a personal computer keyboard.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in behavioral science, social science, education, communication or related area. Two years supervisory experience in the field of education; or a combination of leadership and program delivery experience totaling four years. Experience providing advising or counseling to students in preparation for college entrance. Prefer experience with TRIO programs and experience in a higher education environment, as well as experience overcoming similar challenges to those faced by project participants.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Workplace Diversity

Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

College of the Redwoods values all members of our community and strives to create a diverse, nurturing, honest, and open environment. CR is committed to equal employment opportunity in its employment and encourages applications from underrepresented group members.

Licenses and Certificates

Valid California drivers license

Salary Grade: 122

Salary: $49,967.46 - $72,379.94/Annually

Contact(s): Human Resources

Contact Phone: 707-476-4140

Contact Email:

Posting Number: S00059P

Job Close Date: 05/15/2019

Open Until Filled: No

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance of a criminal background check, pre-employment physical examination, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during the recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university will be required.


Medical, dental, and vision insurance is provided by the District for all full-time employees and their dependents.

Application Process

Required Materials

Apply online at

You will need to attach the information below to complete the online application process. Attachments are accepted in .doc or .pdf file formats.

1. Letter of introduction expressing interest in and qualifications for this position

2. Professional resume

3. Transcripts of all college degrees and courses (unofficial is sufficient for application, official copies will be required of the successful candidate)

Incomplete application packets will not be forwarded for consideration by the screening committee.

Application Procedures

All documents included in your application file become the property of the District and will not be returned.

Your application for this job posting will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each job posting.

To be included in the first review, the applicant must complete the online application process by 11:59 p.m. on the closing or first review date.

If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply or interview for this job posting, please call Human Resources.

For assistance or information, please contact:

College of the Redwoods

Human Resources

7351 Tompkins Hill Road

Eureka, CA 95501-9300

Phone 707-476-4140

Fax 707-476-4421

TTY 711


Selection Process

All complete applications will be reviewed by a representative screening committee. Selected candidates will be invited to appear for a personal interview at College of the Redwoods. Expenses incurred in connection with the site interview will not be reimbursed.

Job Details

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