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Project Director for TRIO Upward Bound Project

University of Iowa
Job Description

The University of Iowa’s Chief Diversity Office seeks an experienced professional to serve as Project Director for TRIO Upward Bound Project within the Center for Diversity & Enrichment. This position reports to the Executive Director of the Center for Diversity & Enrichment. This position will lead the development, implementation, administration, and activities of a U.S. Department of Education funded TRIO pre-collegiate preparatory program designed to generate the skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond high school among a diverse group of young people from low-income and/or first-generation backgrounds with demonstrated academic need. Position is responsible for  researching and writing grant applications; facilitating data retention and submission of Department of Education annual reports; developing and maintaining program budget; supervising professional staff, as well as temporary and student employees; managing Upward Bound operations in compliance with grant regulations; maintaining professional relationships with administration, teachers, students, and parents in target schools; building and maintaining professional relationships, as well as collaborating, with key stakeholders on campus in order to promote and advance the student experience in Upward Bound; promote healthy relations to enhance the team environment with Upward Bound, Center for Diversity & Enrichment, and other departments on campus.

There is an expectation that the person in this position will maintain effective, civil, and respectful working relationships with the University of Iowa campus community and uphold a high standard of cultural competency and respect for difference that represents the Center for Diversity & Enrichment’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 Occasional evening and weekend activities during the academic and summer components are required. A week of overnight summer travel in the month of July or August is also required.

 To view the complete job description, please see http://diversity.uiowa.edu/employment-opportunities. To apply for this position, visit our website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ and search for Requisition #73275. All applications must be completed online via this website; however, if you need an accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact Sharon Beck by phone at (319) 335-2430 or send an email to Sharon-beck@uiowa.edu.

The University of Iowa values diversity among students, faculty, and staff and believes that a rich diversity of people and the many points of view they bring serve to enhance the quality of the educational experience at the University of Iowa.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Appropriate background checks (e.g. criminal background and credential checks) will be conducted.

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