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Program Director, Access Plus

Company: Community College of Rhode Island
Location: Warwick
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

The Community College of Rhode Island is the states only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs.

At CCRI , we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community. We strive to hire and retain culturally competent faculty and staff members who reflect the demographics of our state and our increasingly diverse student population.

We believe that our diversity is our strength. We celebrate, support and thrive on the diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that are represented across our four campuses.

We are OneCCRI, working together to prepare learners to achieve their highest potential.

To learn about what employees value at CCRI and what it means to work here, please read about our Guiding Principles and watch videos of our employees doing what they do best:
https://ccri.edu/hr/current_employees/culture/guidingprinciples.html Reporting to the Dean, Office of Opportunity and Outreach, the Director is responsible for the overall development, planning, administration, and day-to-day management of the Access Plus, TRIO Student Support Services - Disabilities project, and ensures compliance with all aspects of federal regulations pertaining to TRIO SSS programs. Provides leadership for staff development. Oversees and coordinates all planning and execution of the services provided to participants. Maintains a caseload of project participants. Duties and Responsibilities Administrative

  • Plan, implement, administer, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate the specific services and functions of the Access Plus project.
  • Ensure CCRI's compliance with Access Plus TRIO grant program requirements, legislation, and regulations.
  • Establish and supervise the operation of Access Plus project management information system.
  • Build, administer and evaluate program budgets. Work closely with the Controller's Office and Dean, Office and Opportunity and Outreach to ensure proper spending.
  • Ensure proper and timely grant reporting and disseminate reports to external and internal stakeholders.
  • Work with Institutional Advancement, Institutional Research and other departments to support the development of Access Plus TRIO project grant proposals; develop all fiscal plans and expend project funds as required by the US Department of Education.
  • Keep the Dean, Office of Opportunity and Outreach, abreast of all major developments in the Access Plus project. Leadership/Management
    • Recruit, hire, lead and supervise Access Plus personnel.
    • Establish working relationships with internal and external partners to support the needs of project participants with disabilities.
    • Participate in leadership team meetings, serve on relevant committees and participate in a variety of college-wide meetings and activities as necessary and appropriate to promote the Access Plus program.
    • Conduct information/in-service training sessions for staff regarding program objectives, reporting requirements, policies and procedures.
    • Promote continuous learning and professional development for director and project staff by participating in local, regional and national conferences and training opportunities as funds allow.
    • Ensure project staff responsibilities align with project goals, policies and procedures and applicable governing and/or collective bargaining units.
    • Conduct regular performance evaluations to ensure continuous improvement and identify opportunities for growth.
    • Promote a positive and inclusive work environment that supports the professional growth of staff while championing a commitment to excellence and student/participant success. Student Success
      • Recruit, select, and confirm eligibility of program participants.
      • Maintain a caseload of project participants.
      • Work closely with Office of Accessibility, Inclusion and Disability Services for Students to ensure participants receive ADA /504 accommodations as necessary and appropriate.
      • Assess participants' educational needs and their progress in reaching goals.
      • Develop and monitor academic, career and advising activities.
      • Provide advising to participants on course selection, career pathways, transfer opportunities, financial literacy and FAFSA completion.
      • Provide individualized and group support services to project participants to enhance their academic performance, retention, on-time graduation, and successful transfer to a 4-year institution.
      • Develop, implement, and evaluate tutoring, academic coaching, and study skills instruction.
      • Coordinate Access Plus summer activities, special programs and transition to college programming.
      • Perform other duties related to the success of the project as required.
      • Master's degree in related field with a minimum of five years of experience in planning, budgeting, grant writing, and staff supervision in a college setting.
      • Strong technology and data analysis skills.
      • Experience advising and counseling students with disabilities who may also be low-income and/or first-generation in college. Competencies and Desired Qualifications The most suitably qualified candidate will possess the following:
        • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse, inclusive, and student-centered environment with participants of various learning styles, cultures, identities, and life-experiences
        • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills,
        • Lead with integrity, ethics, compassion, and intercultural mindfulness.
        • An unwavering spirit of optimism and commitment to the success of every program participant.
        • A passionate commitment to educational opportunity and the mission of the federal TRIO Student Support Services program.
        • Demonstrated ability to motivate and manage energetic, outcome-oriented teams.
        • Demonstrated self-starter and ability to work with minimal supervision. Position Information Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time FLSA Exempt Pay Grade PSA 14 Salary Information starting at $61,893 annually Full-time employees enjoy an array of benefits, including:

          --- Comprehensive Health Benefits and Rewards for Wellness Incentives
          --- Paid Time Off
          --- Parental Leave
          --- In-State Tuition Waivers
          --- Legal Care Insurance

          For a complete listing, visit: https://ccri.edu/hr/benefits/index.html Reports To Dean, Office of Opportunity and Outreach Permanent/Limited position Limited Position End Date 08/31/2022 Academic/Calendar Year Calendar Work Schedule Information Full Time; 35 hours per week Campus Location Primarily located at the Warwick Campus Environmental Conditions This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. To ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be received by 05/06/2022, 11:59 PM ( EST ). Applications will not be accepted after the closing date.

          Finalists will be required to provide official college transcripts.

          If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311. TTY : 401-825-2313. Disability Accommodations CCRI is committed to ensuring the full participation of all applicants throughout the recruitment process. If you should require an accommodation during the application process, please notify the Department of Institutional Equity and Human Resources prior to the closing of the posting by calling (401) 825-2311. EEO Statement CCRI is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

          We recognize that diversity and inclusivity are essential to creating a dynamic, positive and high-performing educational and work environment. We welcome applicants who can contribute to the College's commitment to excellence created by diversity and inclusivity.

          CCRI prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or status as a protected veteran. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination shall be referred to the College's Title IX Coordinator at: TitleIXCoordinator@ccri.edu.

          The Jeanne Clery Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available here:
          https://www.ccri.edu/campuspolice/pdfs/Annual%20Security%20Report%202019.pd Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
          • Do you have a Master's degree in a related field with a minimum of five years of experience in planning, budgeting, grant writing, and staff supervision in a college setting?
            • Yes
            • No
            • Do you have strong technology and data analysis skills?
              • Yes
              • No
              • Do you have experience advising and counseling students with disabilities who may also be low-income and/or first generation in college?
                • Yes
                • No
                • * In order to improve CCRI's advertising strategy, please let us know where you FIRST learned of this job opportunity. Please be specific when using website or publication names (example: LinkedIN, HigherEdjobs, Chronicle, personal referral, etc.). (Open Ended Question)

Keywords: Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick , Program Director, Access Plus, Executive , Warwick, Rhode Island

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