Job Description

West Hills College Coalinga

Director of Title IV Projects

Administration - Range 31

Position Duties

Under the direction of the Dean of Student Services, the Director Title IV Projects will have administrative responsibility for accomplishing program and grant objectives, documentation and evaluation for outcomes; supervision of staff; compliance with federal, state, and institutional requirements; fiscal and student data record-keeping, and networking with other college district personnel for the program.

Essential Functions

Management of Title IV TRIO Student Support Services program, TRIO Upward Bound, and integration of federal and/or state initiatives with other college programs.

Direct federal and state programs to accommodate a diverse student population.

Assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through leadership, program planning and implementation of innovative approaches to support student success.

Submission of reports on project activities to the Dean of Student Services in a timely manner, in addition to completing appropriate reports and program plans required by the funding agencies.

Administer and supervise the TRIO Student Support Services Program, TRIO Upward Bound and other initiatives, program staff and student workers.

Identify and select program participants as required by the grants and funding agencies.

Conduct meetings with staff, supervisor, and other college/district personnel as necessary and appropriate to assess, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate program activities and services to necessary to meet the needs of program participants.

Serve as primary point of contact and the lead liaison with outside agencies, college/district administrators, faculty, and staff to develop and/or strengthen partnerships that will lead to supporting the College's strategic initiatives through TRIO SSS, UB, and other grant programs.

Develop and maintain working relationships with other local programs, and other public or private agencies serving program participants in Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Madera Counties.

Attend regional and/or U.S. Department of Education sponsored professional development trainings in order to implement campus-wide practices that serve historically disadvantaged, disproportionately impacted, and/or underserved students.

Administer all evaluation activities, prepare reports, and submit to the Dean of Student Services.

Review, on a regular basis, all students in the program to assure compliance with federal and state regulations.

Provide counseling and development of individual education plans for students as needed.

Utilize software and technology to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of program services; presentations; monitoring and reporting student progress; development and completion of reports.

In alignment with District standards and practices, conduct and coordinate outreach and recruitment activities to identify and select program participants.

Using District technology systems provide specialized assessment of participants' persistent barriers.

Conduct individual advising sessions for participants.

Develop and supervise student mentorship program or other student support group initiatives.

Supervise and evaluate assigned staff.

Knowledge of the use of technology in performing instructional and non-instructional duties, including distance education technology, online course delivery, computerized presentations, and Microsoft Office Suite.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Bilingual preferred (but not required).

Knowledge and Abilities
Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students. Knowledgeable and conversant with student assessment, placement, retention and tracking. Knowledge of College functions, policies, rules and regulations. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary. Applicable sections of State Education Code and other applicable laws. Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training. Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.Work cooperatively with college staff and faculty. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing to work in a variety of locations on campus and different situations. Operate office equipment including computer terminal and knowledge of all Microsoft Office Suite and its components. Ability to work independently. Establish good working relationships with a variety of constituent groups and co-workers. Meet schedules and timelines. Provide training and supervision to others.

Working Conditions
Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist. Travel through the district service area.


Education and Experience
Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, disability, religious background of community college students.

A bachelor's degree preferably in higher education administration, educational guidance and counseling, social work, public administration, or a related field. Two years of administrative or programmatic experience, with progressive responsibility in Student Services or related programs in higher education institution with demonstrated ability to relate to and work with Student Support Services population.

Supplemental Information

Required Materials
1. Cover letter of application addressing the reasons why you think your skills and qualifications enable you to be the ideal person for this position.
2. Complete Online District Application
3. Resume
4. Unofficial transcripts verifying course work completed and degree(s) received

*Incomplete applications will not be accepted. It is the candidates responsibility to make sure all items are submitted and completed within the deadline.*

West Hills Community College District is an equal opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or covered veteran's status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Background Check: All of our positions require the ability to pass a background and live scan.

Drug Testing: In accordance with the Drug Free Environment of WHCCD, The applicant understands that if he/she is selected for employment, as a part of their employment they will be required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a part of the health examination.

Selection Process: Depending upon the number of applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, the examination process may include a qualifications screening by a committee. Those demonstrating the strongest backgrounds related to the position will be invited to interview.

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