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Director (GEAR UP Achieve)

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 4, 2023

Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number

Home Org Name
Truman Pierce Institute

Division Name
College of Education

Position Title
Director (GEAR UP Achieve)

Job Class Code

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The College of Education at Auburn University is excited to recruit candidates for the Director (Gear Up Achieve) position working at the Truman Pierce Institute!

The successful candidate will assist and work at the direction of the Principal Investigator to plan, coordinate, deliver, and manage GEAR UP ACHIEVE services to accomplish the project’s goals and objectives. Oversees the operations for GEAR UP ACHIEVE sites to include supervision of professional and administrative staff, as well as budget and grant reporting responsibilities.

GEAR UP Achieve is designed to improve access for students across the state, with strategic goals that include:
  • Improving access to high-quality literacy and mathematics instruction;
  • Leveraging state-level data to monitor students’ academic progress;
  • Supporting school counselors, career coaches and academic advisors in guiding students toward higher education opportunities;
  • Assisting students and their families in navigating the college admissions process and preparing to meet Alabama’s workforce needs; and
  • Increasing awareness of the costs of higher education and providing technical assistance to students and their families in completing the requirements for receiving financial aid.
About Auburn: Auburn was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years! Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting

It’s a Lifestyle : The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

This is a limited term appointment. Continuation of employment after 09/30/2030 is contingent upon availability of funds.

Essential Functions
  • Assume leadership for the organization, administration, and provide high-level vision and direction for project implementation.
  • Serve as day-to-day point person on all the key projects and activities.
  • Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate project staff.
  • Review programming in conjunction with the School Liaisons.
  • Serve as main point of contact for the Principal Investigators
  • Lead communication efforts with the Alabama State Department of Education Officials and grant partners.
  • Provide leadership for effective parental and community involvement.
  • Travel monthly throughout the target area for project management meetings.
  • Finalize all reports, in conjunction with the principal investigators, submitted to the US Department of Education.
  • Attend national and regional GEAR UP (and related) conferences.
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • Master’s degree in Education, Education Administration, Counseling, or related field.
  • 5 year of experience in the coordination and/or management of a
    program, including the supervision of professional and
    administrative staff, as well as budgets and/or grants.
Substitutions allowed for Experience:
When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of higher educational policies and procedures. Ability to coordinate meetings and events considering complex scheduling issues.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range
$60,900 - $109,600

Job Category

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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Posting Date

Closing Date

EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
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    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • DiversityJobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Indeed
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    • Professional organization or journal
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • State Employment Service
    • Social Media
    • AU Job Bulletin
    • Notified by an Auburn employee
    • College or university Career Services
    • I went to the AU Employment Website directly (
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University:
    • Current full-time Auburn or AUM employee within probationary period
    • Current full-time Auburn or AUM employee outside of probationary period
    • Current part-time Auburn or AUM employee
    • Not an Auburn or AUM employee
  3. * Do you have a Master's Degree or higher in Education, Education Administration, Counseling, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have at least 5 years of experience in the coordination and/or management of a math and science program OR an additional degree to use in lieu of some years of experience?
    • Yes
    • No

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