TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a 12-month, full-time administrative appointment
The PCP Director will:
Oversee all functions of UB I, UB II and ETS, including academic and co-curricular programs; meet regularly with UB I/UBII associate director and ETS assistant director; provide presence/support for staff at key project activities.
Establish and follow appropriate policies, consistent with federal regulations and institutional policy, for project staff and participants.
Serve as budget officer for PCP, prepare budgets, plan expenditures, and maintain accurate fiscal records.
Monitor progress toward project objectives, and file federal and institutional reports in an accurate, timely manner.
Maintain current knowledge of regulations governing UB and ETS, ensuring regulatory compliance.
Develop relationships and maintain open communications between the U.S. Department of Education, Central College, and target schools.
Oversee hiring, selection, supervision, and evaluation of a staff of 13 engaging individuals; and provide for the professional development of project staff.
Facilitate collaboration between PCP and other programs serving disadvantaged youth in the target area.
Support the writing of future funding proposals for UB I, UB II, and ETS as related to the work of the department and as requested by VP for Enrollment Management.
Facilitate collaboration between PCP and other campus committees and departments regarding disadvantaged students aspiring to complete postsecondary education, as well as regarding related learning, service, and practicum opportunities for enrolled Central College students.
Serve on task forces and committees as assigned.
Consistently demonstrate a positive attitude and be open and adaptable to change.
Must work cooperatively and respectfully with the people you work with.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Central’s Upward Bound program recently celebrated its 50th birthday in 2016 as the oldest UB program in Iowa, and in August 2017 received its 10th consecutive 5-year grant funding cycle. As a testament to the success of the PCP, Central’s program received a second grant in August to expand the program to additional schools. The PCP develops student participants, through partnerships with the schools it serves and the College community, to empower them to recognize their potential, maximize their opportunities, and utilize their acquired skills for the purpose of attaining a post-secondary degree.
QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have a commitment to the value and mission of a liberal arts education and a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) with at least two years of experience working with community agencies. The ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with students as well as with faculty, staff, and community partners is essential. Database experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office and strong organizational skills and attention to detail are needed. A valid driver’s license and ability to travel to local sites are required.
About Central College
Founded in 1853, Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership and service. Central continues to value its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the American Rivers Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake.