Program Manager, SAIL Prog
Officer of Administration
Administrative/Office Support, Student Life/Services
Summer Academy to Inspire Learning
Appointment Type and Duration:
$38,000-$52,250 per year
Application Review Begins
August 31, 2021; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
With your online application please include:
- A resume
- A cover letter highlighting how your knowledge, skills and
experience qualify you for the requirements, competencies, and
qualifications outlined in the job posting. Include in your cover
letter how you would balance creative collaborations and
operationalize youth programming.
- The names of at least three professional references, their
e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers
The Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success (UESS)
promotes academic excellence, universal access, engagement and
achievement for the student scholar. UESS programs focus on the
educational trajectory of the student by providing opportunities
and services essential for progress toward scholastic objectives
and intellectual development. UESS departments and programs serve
the entire population of UO undergraduate students and partner
closely with other campus units to support student success and
The Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) program is an
innovative college access program that helps local eighth through
twelfth graders prepare for college, offering free one-week summer
camps where students learn about various academic subjects from
distinguished University of Oregon faculty members through fun
social and interactive activities. The SAIL program serves
thousands of students annually aimed at changing the cycle of
poverty throughout the state of Oregon, and beyond. In addition,
SAIL camps include sessions on the college admissions process,
scholarship availability, and the financial aid process. During the
school year, SAIL offers mentoring by UO college students to
eligible students in local high schools who are navigating the
college admissions process. The SAIL program consists of an
Executive Director, a Program Manager, an Office Specialist 1, and
12-30 part-time student employees, volunteers, and interns.
The Program Manager (PM) is responsible for managing and
coordinating the operations of the year-round SAIL pre-college
programs. Programs include both summer and mentoring programs,
student retention and outreach efforts. This position also develops
new programming to help expand opportunities for Oregon students to
participate in SAIL activities. The Program Manager reports to the
SAIL Executive Director and supports efforts to build and maintain
partnerships with UO faculty, staff, students and alumni; schools
and school districts in Lane County and various Oregon communities;
and other relevant businesses and donors. The Program Manager
regularly represents SAIL, UESS, and the University of Oregon at
recruitment events, summer camps, and mentoring activities -
championing the UO's goals of student access and success.
The person in this position is expected to make sound, independent
judgments pertaining to managing groups of minors on campus. Thi
person must have a high degree of experience and comfort with risk
management as it pertains to minors in an educational camp setting.
The Program Manager is responsible for recruiting, hiring,
training, and supervising university student staff, interns, and
volunteers - providing development and leadership opportunities
The PM must have experience working with first-generation,
low-income and underrepresented students of color. The PM must
exhibit professionalism and collegiality in a team environment, and
the ability to create a welcoming, inclusive, and accessible
atmosphere in the office. This person must exhibit cultural
humility and agility, with the ability and commitment to work with
individuals from diverse backgrounds.
- Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in teaching, education,
counseling, developmental education, transitional specialists,
academic coaching, experiential education, student support
services, college and career readiness, recreational administration
or related field.
- Three years of full-time professional work experience managing
and developing programs in a youth-related or similar
- Two years of experience in hiring, training, supervising,
scheduling, coordinating and evaluating student staff, preferably
experience with student staff.
- Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of
stakeholders including students, families, donors, school
administrators, faculty, and community leaders.
- Understanding of issues facing teenagers from diverse groups
(e.g. low-socioeconomic, first-generation, underrepresented
students of color, non-traditional, and under-prepared
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to set operational goals from strategic
- Demonstrated high-level organizational skills with the ability
to prioritize and multi-task effectively in a fast-paced,
detail-oriented, and time-sensitive environment.
- Ability to recognize situations that warrant initiative and
move forward without hesitation; resolving issues, problems, or
- Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite (or similar).
Ability to produce professional correspondence, documents, data
reports, and presentations.
- Knowledge of university policies and procedures.
- Work experience with residential youth programs
- Experience working with teenagers from diverse and/or
underrepresented backgrounds, including lower-income and/or
first-generation college-going students, in support of an inclusive
and welcoming environment.
- Risk & behavior management experience in an academic or
camp setting serving minors.
- Experience and/or commitment to student learning and
development in regards to the pursuit of higher education,
knowledge of college access, barriers to education, and student
- Grant writing, or similar administrative writing,
- Proficiency using software applications for database
management, word processing, Excel, registration management, and
- Oral and written Spanish Language fluency including the ability
to translate written materials.
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status. The University is
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and
employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in
connection with the application process, please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-346-5112.
UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex,
national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment
practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and
policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be
referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights
Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information,
related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/527899/program-manager-sail-prog