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Dir of Ed Talent Search

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  • Fulltime Administrator

Title: Dir of Ed Talent Search

Position Type: Fulltime Administrator

Search Type: External - minimum 7 days

Department: 31G010 - TRiO Programs-Restricted

Division: 5G1000 - Stu Life, Div, Equity, Incl-Restr

Position Location: Richmond Campus

Driver Classification: Non-Driver

FLSA: Exempt

Schedule Type:  Full Time (37.5 hrs per week or more)

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Additional Schedule Details:

Posted Salary Grade: Exempt - 47

Retirement:   KTRS 

Contact Person: Monika Banbel

 

Job Summary/Basic Functions

The Program Director administers the Educational Talent Search Program that serves target counties’ high schools and middle schools, to serve approximately 765 participants annually. The participants are made up of 6-12th grade students and a few out-of-school participants.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: • Master’s degree in education, counseling, public administration, social work or a related field is required.

Experience: • Three years of related work experience is required, to include administrative ability and experience.

Licensure & Certifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

 

Job Duties:

  • 25% - Provide staff supervision/development/support: • Recruitment, selection, orientation, and termination of Educational Talent Search Program staff. • Conduct in-service training and development of staff. • Supervise and evaluate staff performance. • Approve/monitor leave records of staff members. • Address personnel issues with staff members as needed. • Write recommendation letter for staff members. • Maintain professional ties with organizations concerned with disadvantaged participants for related fields. • Attend training sessions and seminars as available for on-going professional development. - (Essential)
  • 25% - Administer and monitor program activities: • Responsible for program’s organization and overseeing ongoing activities. • Direct and administer day-to-day program activities. • Coordinate long range planning. • Monitor master schedule. • Coordinate staff meetings. • Coordinate development/revisions of Educational Talent Search publications, including newsletters. • Monitor/assist staff in developing and coordination of project activities for workshops, open houses, speakers, post-secondary visits, career field trips, overnight camps and/or field trips, TRIO Day, academic teams, parent/guardian activities, and cultural enrichment. • Assist with participant recruitment and orientation. • Provide individual and/or group counseling to project participants, participant’s parents/guardians, and out-of-school participants on an as-needed basis. • Make home visits as necessary. • Monitor participant progress. • Refer participants to appropriate community agencies as needed. - (Essential)
  • 20% - Generate reports and maintain records: • Develop and submit proposals and reports required by the funding agency. • Develop and submit required reports to the host institution. • Ensure project files are up-to-date and in compliance with federal requirements. • Conduct/supervise program related research, studies of program effectiveness, and student follow-up. • Maintain data to generate required reports. • Develop/revise project forms for record keeping, recruitment publicity, evaluations, and the like. • Maintain up-to-date participant records that are in compliance with federal requirements with documentation of participant contacts and services noted in database and appropriate hard copy file such as in participant folders. • Complete designated database entries and review staff members’ monthly entries. • Keep accurate travel records. • Develop parent newsletters for publication. - (Essential)
  • 15% - Develop, monitor, and manage the program budget: • Plan/administer budget, approve all project expenditures, and maintain accurate financial records. • As needed, initiate fiscal changes in project with federal funding agency, with approval from the appropriate university personnel. - (Essential)
  • 10% - Serve as representative to the U.S. Department of Education (funding source), Eastern Kentucky University, target school administration and target counties: • Ensure project activities are in compliance with federal/university policies. • As needed, initiate programmatic changes in project with federal funding agency, with approval from the appropriate university personnel. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Conduct publicity activities and complete all other duties as assigned/required to ensure program success: • Issue reports/publicity regarding the project to appropriate agencies and media. • Make visits to target schools to meet with key school personnel. • Maintain positive public relations with university offices. • Foster positive relations with school personnel and increase awareness of project scope and services among faculty members. • Establish/maintain relationships with service agencies and organizations in the target area. • Develop resources and investigate the quality of referral sources. • Foster positive relations with school personnel and increase awareness of project scope and services among faculty members. - (Essential)

Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending upon the needs of the unit, available sponsorship budget, and the qualifications of the candidate.

Funding Source: Institutional

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

 

AA/EEO Statement

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

 

Background Check Statement

Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

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