San Jose State University Research Foundation Project Director in San Jose, California

POSITION: PROJECT DIRECTOR, Aspire McNair ProgramDEPARTMENT: Aspire (SSS) and Ronald E. McNair TRiO Programs IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director, Department of Academic Affairs POSTING DATE: July 14, 2017 CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled SALARY: Commensurate With Experience Full time Benefited EXEMPT STATUS: Exempt level GENERAL NATURE OF POSITION: The Aspire Student Support Services (SSS) and /McNair TRiO Projects are federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education. They are co-sponsored and jointly administrated by San Jose State University and the San Jose State Research Foundation. The Director is responsible for obtaining grant funds and for the overall administration of the program, ensuring compliance with all federal (external funding) rules and college and target school policies. The Director recruits and supervises professional staff and provides leadership for student programming. The Director is responsible for the budget design, expenditure of program funds, and maintaining liaison with the U.S. Department of Education, San Jose State University and Research Foundation, Faculty, and staff.ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Using a variety of methods, inform the university community of opportunities available for selected undergraduates through the ASPIRE (SSS) and McNair Scholars Program.2. Demonstrates commitment to diversity, pluralism, and cultural sensitivity.3. Supervises, organizes and participates on selection committee to screen applications and select qualified candidates for the McNair program.4. Directs the day-to-day administrative operations of the project according to funded proposal and federal, Foundation, university, and department policies and procedures and expectations.5. Develops, recommends, and achieves ASPIRE (SSS) and McNair grant objectives.6. Directs, and assesses scholarsandrsquo; educational needs, maintaining baseline data, and develops individualized Educational Action Plans to prepare for research internships and application for ASPIRE (SSS) students to graduate, and assists McNair Scholars with applying to graduate school prior to graduation.7. Identifies available pool of faculty mentors. Provides orientation and training to prepare mentors and scholars for the summer research experience.8. Assists faculty mentors and summer scholars in developing research proposals. Supervises the activities of both programs throughout the summer session.9. Supervises, designs and implements a series of summer and academic year colloquia on topics related to undergraduate research and the graduate school experience.10. Supervises, designs and implements course curriculum development to prepare for graduate study at the doctoral level. The lecture topics include research methodology, ethnographic research, and writing.11. Supervises scholars in the graduate school application process by orienting them to processes and procedures.12. Participates in professional development throughout the year, including conferences and workshops in conjunction with ASPIRE (SSS) McNair and our national TRiO advocacy organization.13. Supervises, and helps to edit and maintain the SJSU ASPIRE (SSS) McNair Website.14. Maintains extensive listing of online graduate resources and fellowship opportunities for both ASPIRE (SSS) and McNair scholars.15. Supervises the preparation and publication of the Annual McNair Research Journal and quarterly newsletters.16. Supervises, and assists with editing and is able to sign off