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Executive Director MS Delta GEAR-UP

Employer
Delta State University
Location
Mississippi, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management
Employment Level
Executive
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Delta State University

Executive Director MS Delta GEAR-UP

Position Type: Staff

Department: Center for Community and Economic Development

Posting Number: 201201210

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Tenure/Non-Tenure: Non-Tenure Track

Salary Basis: 12 month

Responsibilities:
  1. Manage program resources, providing oversight for the school district and partner subcontracts issued annually;
  2. Ensure that the participating school districts receiving GEAR UP funding meet all Federal and State compliance expectations, and implement GEAR UP activities as defined in the approved GEAR UP grant and the approved school district work-plans;
  3. Lead and/or coordinate training on compliance and program implementation on an annual basis to all school superintendents, GEAR UP liaisons, school district finance officers, and school principals, as well as when needed;
  4. Refer to Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars A-21 and A-110, and the authorizing legislation to ensure that appropriate federal guidelines are met in expenditure of funds, and that proper documentation is in place;
  5. Represent the Delta GEAR UP Partnership project to students, parents, school personnel, identified GEAR UP partners, and other community organizations; maintain regular and ongoing communication with all identified partners with a primary emphasis on partners providing grant-wide services;
  6. Support the evaluation effort of the grant including data agreements with schools, updated evaluation plans for each year, maintaining accurate student records and overall grant services; lead the development of project-wide professional development and other grant-wide services as described in the approved narrative;
  7. Develop strong collaborative relationships with the community partners, to mobilize the partners to provide supplemental services that will advance the GEAR UP mission, and to document cost share provided by the partners on a monthly basis;
  8. Develop and maintain positive relationships with university, state, and regional stakeholders and others in order to enhance student services delivery and strengthen opportunities for individual student success and project wide success in meeting objectives;
  9. Provide leadership for sustaining the GEAR UP projects in the individual school districts after the federal funding ends;
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Education, Nonprofit Management, Business Administration, Education Leadership, Counseling Education, Community Development, Social Work or field related to the goals of the position and experience in educational access programming; experience working with federal grants or federal funds; a working knowledge of the federal and state statutes, regulations and guidelines that govern federally-funded grants; superior organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; an overall track record of professional experience demonstrating success in positions of progressively increasing responsibility and authority, including personnel and fiscal management, evaluation, and strategic planning; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity.

Applicant who has knowledge of factors that limit postsecondary access and success among low income, first generation, and ethnic minority students and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The selected applicant must be approved by the United States Department of Education prior to employment. Master’s Degree in Education, Nonprofit Management, Business Administration, Education Leadership, Counseling Education, Community Development, Social Work or field related to the goals of the position and experience in educational access programming;

Valid driver’s license and access to an insured motor vehicle for business use.
Willingness to attend meetings, conferences or special events after normal work hours and weekends.
  1. Five (5) years experience and proven leadership in administrative positions.
  2. Experience working with federal grants or federal funds; a working knowledge of the federal and state statutes, regulations and guidelines that govern federally-funded grants.
  3. Superior organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; an overall track record of professional experience demonstrating success in positions of progressively increasing responsibility and authority, including personnel and fiscal management, evaluation, and strategic planning; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity.
  4. Applicant who has knowledge of factors that limit postsecondary access and success among low income, first generation, and ethnic minority students and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The selected applicant must be approved by the United States Department of Education prior to employment.




Salary:
12 monthCommensurate with experience, qualifications, and university’s resources.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Education, Nonprofit Management, Business Administration, Education Leadership, Counseling Education, Community Development, Social Work or field related to the goals of the position and experience in educational access programming;

Valid driver’s license and access to an insured motor vehicle for business use.
Willingness to attend meetings, conferences or special events after normal work hours and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Five (5) years experience and proven leadership in administrative positions.
  2. Experience working with federal grants or federal funds; a working knowledge of the federal and state statutes, regulations and guidelines that govern federally-funded grants.
  3. Superior organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; an overall track record of professional experience demonstrating success in positions of progressively increasing responsibility and authority, including personnel and fiscal management, evaluation, and strategic planning; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity.
  4. Applicant who has knowledge of factors that limit postsecondary access and success among low income, first generation, and ethnic minority students and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The selected applicant must be approved by the United States Department of Education prior to employment.




Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please include the names and contact information of 3-5 references. If you would like to add a letter of recommendation please upload them with your application under optional documents. You may also have them emailed to DSUHRJobs@deltastate.edu. Once letters are received we will add them to your application materials.

Additional Information:
This is a grant position and is pending funding.

Open Date: 10/22/2021

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Click Here

Delta State University is committed to a policy of equal employment and educational opportunity. Delta State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. This policy extends to all programs and activities supported by the University.

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