• Director of TRIO Program

    Binghamton UniversityRochester, NY 14610

    Job #1303691156

  • Director - TRIO Upward Bound Program



    About The Research Foundation for SUNY at Binghamton :

    The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (SUNY) is the largest, most comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the country. The Research Foundation manages SUNY's research portfolio, providing essential sponsored programs administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty and students performing research in areas including life sciences and medicine; engineering and nanotechnology; physical sciences and energy; social sciences; arts and humanities; and computer and information sciences.

    The Research Foundation, a private, not-for-profit corporation, is an employer separate from both SUNY and the State of New York, and offers comparable compensation and benefit plans. The Research Foundation is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Job Description:

    Position Summary

    The successful candidate will direct the Upward Bound Program (UB) at Binghamton University. Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program that supports access to higher education for lower income and first generation students. The TRIO UB Director is under general supervision of the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students at Binghamton University. Upward Bound is a department within the Division of Student Affairs.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    A. Essential Duties

    1. Management/Leadership: Provide leadership, supervision, direction and coordination for the University's Upward Bound Programs. Manage budgets; hire, train and supervise staff; oversee recruitment and selection of participants; while maintaining communication with schools, community agencies and university offices.
    2. Document/Correspondence Preparation: Prepare grant proposals; submit reports as required by the United States Department of Education and Binghamton University offices; develop, document and submit goals and objectives for use by the Division of Student Affairs. Supervise the development and delivery of communications and correspondence to participants, families and constituencies.
    3. Assessment Functions: Develop and conduct annual assessments of UB including the evaluation of participants and program effectiveness. Develop and complete participation, satisfaction, and needs assessments each grant cycle.
    4. Technology: Implement a structured approach to acquiring and utilizing technology within the UB Programs. Includes website development and revision according to Binghamton University guidelines, computer replacement plan, cell phone use policy, training staff on the appropriate use of technology software, hardware, and policies. Create innovative approaches for student interaction with program staff by maximizing the use of existing technologies.
    5. Risk Management: Work with the appropriate Binghamton University offices to promote campus safety and accident prevention through policies and procedures. Minimize legal and ethical liabilities and protect University property and assets.
    6. Programming/Activity Coordination: Work with Program Staff to develop, implement, and assess program activities designed to aid UB student participants in their academic, career, and personal growth development.
    7. Ensure personnel and vendors meet the requirements of the Child Protection Policy

    B. Other Duties

    1. University Committees - Participate on University and external committees that promote and enhance UB effectiveness and visibility on campus and within the community.
    2. Speaking Engagements - Represent the Binghamton University, Division of Student Affairs, Upward Bound, or TRIO Programs in general at various local, regional, state, or national events.
    3. Travel to professional development activities within the state of New York and elsewhere is expected.
    4. Other duties as assigned that may enhance professional effectiveness yet not be primary to this position.



    • Master's degree in Education, Management, Counseling, or an Academic area is required.
    • Minimum of five years full-time experience in program management serving first-generation and/or low-income students
    • Experience must include supervision of staff, budget administration, and program evaluation.

    Must be able to:

    1. Effectively plan, implement and supervise staff and activities.
    2. Advocate for students who are first-generation and/or low-income
    3. Effectively counsel and advise students
    4. Communicate effectively (verbal and written)
    5. Assess and report on program outcomes
    6. Work evening and weekend hours as needed, especially during summer programs
    7. Work independently, manage several projects, and meet deadlines
    8. Must have a working knowledge of MS Office and database management; web site maintenance experience desirable
    9. Knowledge of the academic setting and college financial aid process beneficial


    Additional Information:

    Salary: $72,350 - $75,000 based on experience

    Important Notice

    Employment is contingent on background checks as required by the SUNY Child Protection Policy. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this prerequisite.

    Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at ~~~ or via email at ~~~.

    Research Foundation Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity

    The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RF) is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. It is the obligation of each officer, manager, and supervisor to ensure all employment activities are conducted in an equal and equitable fashion, without regard to race, creed, religion, color, citizenship, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, genetic information, marital status, status as a domestic violence victim, arrest record, disability, military status, disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces Service Medal veteran, active duty or wartime campaign badge veteran, or other characteristic as protected by law. Such activities include, but are not limited to: recruitment, advertising, selection, hiring, training, promotion, upgrade, demotion, transfer, layoff, discharge, return from layoff, performance evaluation, rate of pay, other compensation and fringe benefits.

    The Research Foundation for SUNY is a private, not for profit corporation.

    Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.


    Application Instructions:

    All applicants must apply through this Hirezon/Interview Exchange system and should submit:

    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover letter which addresses the specific reasons for your interest in this opportunity.
    3. Contact information of three references

    You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume/vitae.

    After filling out the contact information, you will be directed to the upload page.

    Returning Applicants - Login to your The Research Foundation for SUNY at Binghamton Careers Account to check your completed application.

    Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.


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