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Director of TRIO Educational Talent Search

Categories: Northwest Region 8


Access and Opportunity Programs


Idaho State University

Date Posted:

Apr 29 2021 11:55AM

Close Date:

May 31 2021

Position Description

Manage recruitment and delivery of program services for (2) TRIO Talent Search grants located over 250 miles throughout south central and eastern Idaho.


Key Responsibilities
Supervision and Management:
Supervise, an Assistant Director and six Advisor/Planners, as well as several students and part-time temporary employees. Work alongside, the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs/Director of UB/UBMS Programs and 3 other TRIO Directors (TRIO SSS/McNair Director, TRIO VUB Director, and TRIO EOC Director) to create a university culture of access and success for underserved students. Supervises pre-college youth staff to plan and implement academic year programming for 1600 participants. Supervise and guide the pre-college youth staff, develop strategies for determining student eligibility, methods of recruitment and documentation and will analyze data to monitor student progress and evaluation of services. Supervise services provided at four campus sites (Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Burley, and Twin Falls as well as 17 high schools). This requires monthly travel to each outreach site for supervision of services. Preparation of Annual Performance Reports for four grants, including monitoring project progress toward achieving objectives using Blumen software, documents program performance and gathers information for the report. Supervises activities with pre-college youth staff to ensure a schedule of programs and school activities are developed, activities are implemented, time frames set, implementation of required services, coordination of student activities, career, cultural and college events. Provides evaluation of pre-college youth staff. Conducts public relations and represents programs. Provides Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs updates formally and informally. Provides feedback to pre-college youth staff about daily activities and troubleshoots issues. Will complete additional work assignments from the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs that come about because of program changes, USDOE changes or requests, University changes or requests.

Application Process

Please submit the following documents with your application: CV/Resume, Cover Letter, and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information. Position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

Institution Information

Idaho State University (ISU) combines exceptional academics amidst the grand natural beauty of the West. ISU faculty and students are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions in the areas of energy, health professions, nuclear research, teaching, humanities, engineering, performing and visual arts, technology, biological sciences, pharmacy, and business. ISU is the state's designated lead institution in health professions and medical education. Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution founded in 1901, serves a diverse population by attracting students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Twin Falls, ISU offers access to high-quality education in more than 280 programs. Over 12,000 students attend ISU, receiving education and training in those programs. To read more, visit: Idaho State University Home

Additional Information

Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans' preference. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

Contact Information

Guillermo Raya (208) 282-3242 visit website for more information -


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in counseling, education, psychology, student personnel, public administration, business, or related field; training experience with writing grants, experience working with programs focused on postsecondary placement, experience working with diverse populations, especially pre-college youth, knowledge of student development theories related to recruitment and retention of pre-college youth students; experience managing and expending federal grant monies in accordance with federal guidelines, experience monitoring project day-to-day operations and a grant progress towards achieving its goals and objectives

Preferred Qualifications

Training and experience writing complex federal grants; supervision of TRIO or TRIO-like program experience; demonstrated ability to network with university departments and collaborate across programs; bilingual (English/Spanish).