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District Manager, Longbow

St. Louis Community College
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 21, 2023

Title: District Manager, Longbow

Employee Classification: Professional 52 Wks Non-Unit

Department: Alternative Delivery Model

Salary Range: 70,607

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package [for full-time employees]: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents. Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance: Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

The District Manager of the Longbow Academic Readiness Accelerator manages the Longbow program for the College, manages supervisors that are located on other campuses, serves as the program supervisor for one campus, and is the College’s main contact for academic readiness activities. The District Manager is responsible for ensuring incoming STLCC students are prepared for credit and non-credit programs after completing Longbow’s short-term program that supports their growth of math and literacy skills, test-taking strategies, general study skills, note-taking skills, time management skills, and career/academic planning.

What you'll do:

• Performs normal supervisory functions for all full-time program staff across the district and campus-based part-time staffs: trains; instructs; assigns work to personnel; manages and makes recommendations regarding the budget and all associated budgets; recommends transfers, promotions, wage increases, terminations; arranges for additional work or need for overtime; explains and enforces College policies, safety rules, and regulations; evaluates performance.
• Collaborates with college and community partners to promote and recruit for the program and ensure enrollment by providing presentations and hosting events.
• Serves as the program supervisor for one campus location
• Monitors students’ academic progress and meets with them biweekly; connects students to the appropriate tutors, faculty liaisons, academic support resources, and/or other college personnel where appropriate.
• Completes intake of students, including adding student attributes, ensuring students are registered for correct cohorts, and providing them with the tools they need to begin the program
• Refers students to faculty liaisons for exit assessments
• Connects students to student success advisors and/or WSG programs after completion of the program
• Gathers performance data and provides reporting on metrics for the sake of improving effectiveness and sharing data with the College.
• Coordinates additional elements of the program, such as planning relevant programming and invited speakers.
• Works closely with the faculty liaisons to the program to ensure curriculum is updated and students are assessed for exit.
• Works with their supervisor and the college registrar to build the calendar, schedules, and courses for the program.
• Serves as a point of contact for Longbow facilities issues across the district and works with relevant staff to ensure issues are resolved.
• Reviews useful software and relevant technology needed for the program; works with college personnel to ensure technology is available to students and requests for new software/technology is submitted.
• Maintains the program’s webpage on the college’s website and ensures schedules, contact information, and other relevant information are up to date.
• Hosts training and outreach sessions for student success advisors; faculty; and recruitment/outreach, admissions, and testing staff.
• Updates, maintains, and publishes any forms, processes, timelines, policies, etc. relevant to the program.
• May assist students with content questions in the absence of the tutors.
• Serves as the point of contact for all student issues/complaints at the campus location; may hear student issues/complaints at other campus locations.
• Meets with the college’s WSG program leaders to ensure students in non-credit programs are appropriately supported by the program.
• Meets with students, tutors, faculty, and/or supervisors to ensure program goals are being met.
• Coordinates with all other offices (Testing, Student Success, Academic Success & Tutoring, Academic Affairs, Registrar, Marketing/Communications, etc.) to meet program goals.
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Education, experience, and other requirements:

• Master’s Degree in education, reading, English, mathematics, or related field.
• Minimum of 3 years’ (or equated) experience in a higher education or high school setting.
• Demonstrated leadership or supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in a multi-campus community college setting is preferred.

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