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Texas State University Grant Director- Talent Search Austin in Austin, Texas

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Posting Number2023604

Posting/Functional TitleGrant Director- Talent Search Austin

University Pay Plan TitleGrant Director, Non-Faculty


DepartmentTalent Search- Austin (TS-A)

Recruitment TypeOpen to All

Job TypeFull-Time

Monthly Salary$5,000

Job CategoryExempt

Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Degree in education, counseling, public administration, or related field from an accredited college/university.

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in the following areas: Academic advising, counseling, and/or case management of underrepresented populations with focus on retention and success in higher education, career development, academic advising, and student development models, student services, design of programs, or related area, leading, hiring, training and supervising staff, grant administration, program management and fiscal management, analyzing data, preparing reports, and carefully monitoring grant progress/objectives, ability to use data to interpret best practices, and changes in programming or staff priorities.

  • Effective written and verbal communication.

  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks at once while thinking strategically, and effectively, in a constantly changing environment.

  • Ability to create and foster relationships with both internal and external community partners.

  • Experience in researching new and effective program operation practices, to provide innovative services to students.

  • Ability to work nights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in counseling, Education, Student Personnel, Psychology, Sociology, or related degree.

  • Bilingual Spanish

  • Experience working with SAP /Excel for complex budget reconciliation.

  • Experience with Blumen/Lacai or other student databases used to monitor participant files, contacts, and records.

  • Applicants who have succeeded in overcoming obstacles like those encountered by TRIO students.

  • Experience overseeing a tutoring program for high school students.

  • Experience overseeing an ongoing instruction/curriculum delivery program for high school students.

  • Experience overseeing an academic summer program for high school students.

  • Experience overseeing a first-year college transition program for high school students (bridge program).

Job Description

Responsible for providing administrative direction to a grant.

Job Duties

  • Direct, plan, implement, and evaluate all Talent Search grant program activities inclusive of all required services for both the academic and summer components.

  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate Talent staff.

  • Direct the management of student caseloads of Talent Search program participants.

  • Develop partnerships with appropriate Texas State and target school administrative, academic faculty, and support personnel.

  • Manage budget & administrative operations inclusive of active budget reconciliations. Maintain and manage program records and files.

  • Complete TRIO Talent Search Annual Performance Report yearly. Prepare other reports as needed and requested.

  • Prepare monthly director reports and ensure monthly staff reports are completed.

  • Provide program representation and program outreach.

  • Maintain a commitment to research-based initiatives focused on TRIO programs.

  • Establish and maintain engagement with local, regional, and national community agencies, transfer institutions, and other external partners.

  • Develop professional and friendly relationships with students, faculty, and staff, as well as community partners.

  • Create/sustain a learning environment for students, faculty, staff, and community partners.

  • Help market and promote Talent Search programs via the use of social media, video, digital and hard copy collateral.

  • Maintain the Talent Search website and social media accounts.

  • Actively attend university, state, regional and national professional development opportunities centered around current trends and best practices.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Information to Applicants

You will provide primary direction for a U.S Department of Education sponsored program at Texas State supervise all Talent Search staff, monitor budget expenditures, conduct performance evaluations, and report program progress to FRCC administrators and stakeholders.

Job Open Date06/07/2023

Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight)

Open Until FilledYes

Normal Work DaysMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Normal Work Hours Start8:00AM

Normal Work Hours End5:00PM

Posting NoticesApplicant must have a valid Texas Driver's License and be a driver in good standing with less than ten (10) points deducted for driving infractions as determined by the employer driving standards system.

Legal and Required Notices

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Why work @ Texas State?

  • Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!

  • Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!

  • Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program

  • Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs.

  • An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus

  • Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

Quick Linkhttps://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/42902

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