Scholars Program Director

University of Vermont
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

The Scholars Program Director provides leadership for the TRIO/Upward Bound Program and the First Scholars Program which promote college access and success for students from historically underserved and under-represented communities. Supervises two full-time professional staff. Manages budgets, oversees programming, and directly serves Upward Bound project participants on campus and in high schools. Oversees day-to-day program operations, and authors new grant proposals. Identifies program outcomes, assessment measures and strategies, and reports regularly on program impact. Serves on the departmental leadership team and shares responsibility for creating and upholding the mission of Center for Academic Success (CFAS), which features a strong commitment to equity and inclusion. Supervised by the CFAS Director.


Minimum Qualifications: 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.


To apply, please visit: (Posting #S3920PO)


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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