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The Director of Retention and Title III will assume day-to-day management of the Title III project which includes retention and completion components. This position will oversee development and implementation of a robust student persistence and retention strategy including; the early alert system, student probation processes, and retention efforts.


  1. Serve as the liaison to the Department of Education Title III officials
  2. Provide overall leadership for the project and activities
  3. Monitor project progress and ongoing collection of data for formative and summative evaluation
  4. Facilitate institutionalization of activities and ongoing budget
  5. Manage the budget, ensuring expenditures are in compliance with federal regulations and project objectives
  6. Manage hiring, training and supervision of grant personnel
  7. Communicate effectively with a variety of campus offices to achieve grant objectives
  8. Coordinate quarterly, yearly and end-of-project evaluation report generation
  9. Provide DOE reporting and steering committee reports
  10. Build faculty and staff support for the grant activities
  11. Serves as a point of contact in coordinating Guided Pathways strategies, implementation and evaluation in collaboration with Instructional Services.
  12. Develop and implement strategic enrollment outreach campaigns to ensure CGCC meets or exceeds student retention goal, while analyzing data to strategically plan for desired outcomes.
  13. Other related duties as assigned by the Vice President of Student Services.

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.


Student Success Navigator, Tutoring and Mentoring Coordinator, First Year Experience Coordinator


  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience working with state or federally funded educational opportunity programs, academic support programs, or similar programs for underrepresented and first-generation college students.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience successfully managing (achieving grant deliverables) or having responsibility for grants which can include: applying for grants, monitoring compliance and reporting activities, monitoring budgets per applicable fiscal restraints, and maintaining grant records.
  • Experience implementing innovative, culturally responsive, and inclusive instructional models and pedagogies that foster increased academic support for low-income, underrepresented students.
  • Experience in staff supervision, program development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Formal training or experience in best practices and programming that improves the persistence, academic standing, and graduation rates of underrepresented and first-generation college students.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus.


Master's degree required; doctoral degree preferred in education, counseling, public administration, or related fields from an accredited college or university, or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


  • Ability to plan, develop, coordinate, supervise, and organize programs, activities, and groups.
  • Communicate effectively with a variety of campus offices to achieve grant objectives
  • Must have excellent computer skills utilizing a variety of computer software.
  • Commitment to a student-centered learning environment and student success.
  • Ability to work with an insight into the needs of first-generation and/or underrepresented college students.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Formal training or experience in best practices and programming that improves the persistence, academic standing, and graduation rates of underrepresented and first-generation college students.


Work schedule may occasionally be modified to include early morning, evening, or weekend work.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Travel will be required to attend meetings, trainings, and conferences both in-town and out-of-town.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or operate objects, tool, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Position information

Studies have shown that women and people of color may be less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications for this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

Closes December 5, 2021

Starting annual salary $57,441-$59,164/yr plus excellent benefits including generous employer contributions to medical, dental and vision premiums, and participation in the Oregon PERS retirement system.

Salary placement dependent on qualifications, experience, and internal equity.

Please include a resume, and letter of interest with your application materials.

Posting ID: 677434593 Posted: 2021-12-08 Job Title: Director Retention Title