University College provides a common gateway to the academic programs and services available to entering students. University College coordinates existing university resources and develops new initiatives to promote academic excellence and enhance student persistence. It provides a setting where faculty, staff, and students share in the responsibility for making IUPUI a supportive and challenging environment for learning.
PRIMARYROLE: Provide strategic leadership, vision, and coordination for educational equity initiatives within University College. Serve as a key campus leader in the development and provision of college success programs and initiatives for students from historically underrepresented groups. Work collaboratively with key campus and community constituents to increase college access and success with a focus on students from first-generation, low-income backgrounds. Provide oversight for three federal TRIO grant programs, campus-based 21st Century Scholars Program, early college initiatives, and scholarship/support programs for students from foster care and with dependents.
Provide leadership and oversight for six programmatic units: Student Support Services, Upward Bound, SPAN, 21st Century Scholars, Diversity Enrichment and Achievement Program, and Nina, Bowen and THRIVE Scholars to include the development of strategic plans, program goals, learning outcomes and establishing priorities. Hire, train, and supervise directors of each program. Ensure appropriate fiscal planning, allocation, and utilization of resources.
Lead and direct the day-to-day operations of the TRIO Student Support Services Program, which provides support and services to 350 IUPUI first generation and low-income students. Supervises the advising, mentoring and financial aid services as well as disbursement of direct institutional funds of over $200,000 to these students.
Serve as key campus leader in strategic planning and initiatives to increase college access for students from underrepresented populations with a focus on students from low-income, first-generation backgrounds and students of color. May include working in active collaboration with private and public secondary education, Indiana government, Indiana businesses, higher education administrators, middle grade teachers and administration, high school teachers and administration, school boards and superintendents to develop school and community systems that support college access and success.
Actively seek out federal, state, and private sources of funding to support college access programming. Supervise and hold final fiscal authority for all grant budgets and accounts associated with relevant programs. Responsible for submission, renewal, and compliance for three Department of Education grants. Primary institutional contact for federal TRIO grants, programs, and funding.
Review institution data and conduct assessment and research activities for each of the programs to measure learning outcomes and provide continuous program improvement that ensures the programs meet articulated goals and provide high-quality service to students and their families. Keep abreast of student enrollment and success data and trends for targeted populations of students.
Serve as a key leader in University College ensuring cross-functional approaches to the success and retention of IUPUI students; Provide leadership for campus collaboration to ensure that educational equity programs have positive working relationships with campus partners and are well-integrated into the campus.
REQUIRED: Master's Degree in a related field from an accredited institution, plus 7 years of progressive experience in working with programs and services to support college access and success for students from first-generation, low-income backgrounds as well as students of color. Budget, supervisor, management and grant administration.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 4SA
Campus: IUPUI - Indianapolis
Department: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (IN-UCOL-IUINA)
Internal Number: 70665
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.