Scholars Program Director (Staff) (#S4640PO)

University of Vermont
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Scholars Program Director (Staff) (#S4640PO)


The Scholars Programs Director provides leadership for programs that promote college access and success for students from historically underserved and under-represented communities. The role serves as the Project Director for the TRIO/Upward Bound Program, and provides broad leadership for the Scholars Programs Team, including UVM’s First Scholars Programs. The programs director leads a team of 2.7 full-time professional staff, developing student-centered programming and academic success strategies for both high school and college students, manages staff hiring and budgets, and directly serves Upward Bound project participants on campus and in high schools. The director manages federal grant requirements, identifies program outcomes, assessment measures and strategies, and authors regular reports as well as new grant proposals. As a member of the departmental leadership team of the Center for Academic Success, this leader furthers our strong commitment to equity and inclusion. Supervised by the CFAS Director.



Master’s Degree with three years experience or its equivalent working in higher education and/or secondary school environment is required. Some combination of the following required: experience working with TRIO programs; experience in curriculum design and/or program evaluation; experience working with Federal grants. Familiarity with the needs of first-generation and limited income students required. Strong interpersonal and communication skills required. Demonstrated ability to develop, manage, and evaluate complex programs, including budgeting and technology proficiencies. Ability to travel locally and nationally required. Ability to develop inclusive and equitable work environments. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.


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The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

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