Program Director- Project Rebound
  • University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB
  • San Bernardino, CA
  • February 17, 2020
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Program Director- Project Rebound



University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB

(This is not a state position)

Temporary, “exempt”, “MP” benefited position through June 30, 2020 (Likely to be renewed annually based upon availability of funding, availability of work and satisfactory job performance). 

Salary:  $5,208.33-$5,625.00 per month. 

Work Schedule:  exempt, typical office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., occasional work on weekends and evenings

Project Rebound is seeking to hire a Director who will facilitate the enrollment of all formerly incarcerated students who qualify for the program based on university as well as program criterion. The Director will assess each student's unique academic needs and familiarize them with all necessary California State University, San Bernardino services that will aid them in the matriculation process.

Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator/Executive Director of the Project Rebound, Project Rebound-San Bernardino Program Director will work independently and in conjunction with program staff to provide program participants with required and permissible services.


Develop, plan, coordinate and implement activities that provide program participants with education (or counseling) services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students, including financial planning for postsecondary education (i.e. information on (i) the full range of Federal student financial aid programs and benefits (including Federal Pell Grant awards and loan forgiveness) and resources for locating public and private scholarships, and (ii) Assistance in completing financial aid applications, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid);

Oversee the daily operations of the program and act as a liaison between Project Rebound and campus departments (such as admissions, advising, Department of Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Criminal Justice) and many other departments that further promote the success of Project Rebound.

Develop, plan, coordinate and implement recruitment and retention efforts/strategies for prospective and current Project Rebound participants;

Maintain communication with both current and potential students in order to provide counsel and experienced based advice;

Collect statistical data and reports on admissions, retention, and graduates, keeping records as complete and accurate as possible with the resources available;

Manage paid staff and all volunteers/interns in assisting in correspondence with prisoners throughout the state.

Provide general supervision and perform evaluations for Student Assistants, volunteers, and/or interns, to be reviewed by Principal Investigator/Executive Director;

Be responsible for student record privacy (FERPA) and additional grant reporting documents;

Prepare and submit written monthly reports to the Principal Investigator/Executive Director;

Conduct annual review of program components to present to Principal Investigator/Executive Director;

Provide enrichment activities, such as senior seminar, student banquets, and luncheon functions that will foster and encourage social/personal development;

Delivery of direct financial support services such as books, school supplies, transportation, meals, application and test fees, graduation costs, regalia, stoles, etc, based on available resources;

Manage budget planning including overseeing all purchases for the program, all requisitions for contracts, purchase orders and getting approval on all expenditures;

Stay knowledgeable regarding conferences, new laws, and issues pertaining to the prison industrial complex, budget cuts in education and other financial aid that could possibly assist Rebound students with housing and successful reintegration;

Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements: Master’s degree or equivalent amount of combined education and experience, along with a minimum of two years of professional experience running student support programs and related to duties and responsibilities specified

  • Knowledge of the postsecondary admissions and financial aid processes and criteria.
  • Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information, along with the ability to work cooperatively with a diverse group of people, exercise sound judgment, determine priorities, complete assigned projects in a timely manner and work well under tight deadlines.
  • Critical strengths including but not limited to reliability, attention to detail, and strong self-initiative.
  • Working knowledge of accounting systems in a university setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PeopleSoft experience
  • Supervisory experience

Strong preference will be given to candidates who have succeeded in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting the project's target population (i.e. a formerly incarcerated person). UEC may deem certain criminal offenses to be disqualifying, such as certain violent crimes and certain sex offenses.

Benefits include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flex Cash option
  • CalPERS Retirement
  • CalPers 457
  • Group Term Life/ Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Holidays
  • Personal Holiday
  • Vacation accruals
  • Sick pay accruals
  • Educational Assistance Benefit is based on availability of funding.
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • State Disability Insurance

UEC is an EOE - Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. This position will remain open until filled. This is a sensitive position and selected candidate must successfully pass a thorough background investigation to include a criminal history check prior to appointment.

University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability, or any other legally protected status. All applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.