Director, Educational Talent Search

Western Piedmont Community College   Morganton, NC   Full-time     Education
Posted on May 2, 2024
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Position: Director, Educational Talent Search


Proposed Hire Date: July 01, 2024


For First Consideration, Applications Must Be Received By: May 28, 2024    


Brief Description of Position:  Under the direction of the Dean of Student Services, the Educational Talent Search (ETS) Project Director will assume overall responsibility of the project, project staff, and project participants. This position is 100% funded by a grant from the Department of Education in conjunction with WPCC. Successful applicants would need to work flexible hours during specific programming events that take place outside of the normal work day, including travel and extended overnight trip activities. Also, personal travel utilizing one’s own vehicle is necessary at times as well as some overnight travel for staff development.


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Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master’s Degree in Education, Student Development, Student Personnel Administration, Counseling, or related field required.
  2. 2-3 years’ experience in program management, facilitation, and implementation required.
  3. Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills required.
  4. Knowledge of academic advising services; development of individual service plans; and college, career, financial aid, and economic literacy services/programing for disadvantaged students required.
  5. Experience managing projects with specified goals, objectives, and timelines required.
  6. Previous experience in managing TRIO funded programs or servicing disadvantaged student populations similar to TRIO preferred.


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SalaryHiring Range – Minimum to Midpoint ($3,551 – 3,770/monthly)             


Application Procedure: Applications must be submitted online at


For More Information Contact:                 Ms. Anita Berry

Benefit/Recruitment Specialist

Western Piedmont Community College

1001 Burkemont Avenue

Morganton, NC 28655

(828) 448-3127



Western Piedmont Community College, an equal opportunity employer, values and encourages campus diversity in students, faculty, and staff.