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Talent Search Assistant Director

Posted: 06/19/2022

Job Description:
Responsible to the director of Pre-College Programs (TS and UB) for performing a variety of leadership functions associated with the Central College UB programs.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is an 11-month, full-time administrative appointment. 


  • Supervise and coordinate the day-to-day program operations and activities of the Talent Search team.
  • Assist director with interviewing and hiring Talent Search personnel. Provide orientation and necessary training.
  • Assists director in personnel evaluation and overall assessment of progress toward program objectives.
  • Develop and coordinate curriculum and academic programs for participants and parents; includes:
  • Developing calendar/schedule of academic activities.
  • Planning workshops, events and developing activities, ordering and managing curriculum materials & supplies.
  • Overseeing tutoring program(s). 
  • Compile information and materials to present to participants, parents, and/or target school counselors.
  • Identify and serve Talent Search participants.  Conduct orientation workshops for new participants and parents Implement curriculum and provide advising to participants in assigned target schools. 
  • Maintain communication among Talent Search staff and with participants, parents, and target school counselors through correspondence and by telephone.
  • Oversee database including supervision of data management and system updates.  Ensure that participant records are accurate and complete. 
  • Develop agendas and facilitate Talent Search staff meetings.
  • Attend regular meetings with the Director and meetings of the Pre-College programs leadership team.
  • Upon invitation, attend DMPS Collaborative meetings, meetings, and/or other College meetings.  
  • Master's Degree in education or related field plus three years TRIO or related work experience.
  • Requires excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills and competence with technologies for program management including basic computer, communication, and presentation skills.