Assistant Director - GEAR UP

Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Feb 22, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Assistant Director - GEAR UP

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time

Summary:
GEAR UP Utah (GUU), is a college-readiness program that assists low-income students to successfully graduate from high school and be prepared to enter and succeed in post­ secondary education. GUU seeks a dedicated, experienced, inclusive leader to serve as an Assistant Director to assist in administering and coordinating this statewide federal grant program. The Assistant Director will provide opportunities for leadership growth by working to support a committed and diverse staff; assist counselors and administrative staff with implementing the program within federal regulations; provide development and guidance to staff and partners; work to build relationships with school, college, and community entities; evaluate program and federal reports with data coordinator and contract consultants; and be a liaison for the university and GUU.

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


Required Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a masters degree in a directly related field and two years experience related to the Summary of Duties or a combination of education and/or experience totaling eight years.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Knowledge of working with youth from diverse backgrounds and college student populations, academic counseling, high school student retention and graduation strategies, college-readiness strategies, and first-generation college student preparation.
•Strong commitment to social and racial justice.
•Strong supervisor and leadership skills.
•Effective interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and public-relations skills.
•Ability to accurately interpret and communicate to personnel, partners, and external parties the objectives and goals of the GEAR UP grant.
•Ability to assist personnel and partners in implementing GEAR UP objectives and goals correctly.
•Ability to develop, implement, and maintain programs.
•Knowledge of a variety of computer software applications.
•Ability to give effective feedback to personnel and partners.
•Ability to work independently on a multi-task level and prioritize and follow projects and assignments through to completion in a timely manner.
•Ability to receive feedback and implement changes as needed.
•Ability to create presentations and present them effectively and professionally to diverse audiences.
•Ability to work and collaborate effectively with diverse personalities and a high­ stress environment.
•Ability to work with personnel, partners, and external entities at their places of work or other locations.
•Ability to visit students and families in schools, their homes, or other locations as needed.
•Ability to operate a state-provided vehicle.


Preferred Qualifications:
Strongly preferred is graduation from an accredited institution with a master’s degree in counseling, psychology, education, social science, or a related field.


Physical Requirements:
Frequent use of fine-hand manipulation associated with the use of a computer. Physical ability to visit students and families in schools, their homes, or other locations as needed. Other physical abilities are typical of an office environment.


Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $42,587 - $61,000

Advertisement Number: STA07921
Open Date: 02/19/2021
Review Start Date: 03/25/2021
Close Date: 3/29/2021
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the “Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.


To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/21524

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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