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Job ID: 107906

Associate Director, STEM Access
University of Idaho

Date Posted Jun. 12, 2018
Title Associate Director, STEM Access
University University of Idaho
Department TRIO Pre-College Projects
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Moscow, ID
    United States
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Educational Services
    Administrative Support/Services

University of Idaho

Associate Director, STEM Access

Location: Moscow, Off Campus Location - Will work out of Moscow as well as the Lewis-Clark Valley

Division/College: College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $46,324 annually

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the effective management and implementation of STEM Access, which includes Upward Bound Math Science - a federal pre-college TRIO program - and other non-formal STEM education initiatives. Working under minimal direct supervision and exercising independent judgment and authority major responsibilities include managing, implementing, and coordinating curriculum, services, and co-curricular activities; managing and implementing evaluation; managing financial resources; managing student records; managing personnel; coordinating and communicating goals and objectives; and contributing to a team effort. The Associate Director provides leadership for an organization focused on dialogue, strategy and action concerning college access and degree attainment for low-income and first-generation students. The Associate Director is charged with carrying out the mission and strategic plan of the organization through the effective and efficient management of operations, the development of opportunities, stakeholder relations, and strategic initiatives.

STEM Access is part of the TRIO-INSPIRE (pre-college TRIO) unit in the College of Education - a team committed to fostering equity through access to transformational education and personalized support for our scholars. We value and sustain a professional environment that is vibrant, healthy, and supportive, in line with the University of Idaho's vision of Building Our Team. Our core values are Commitment, Inclusion, Transformation, Intention and Collaboration: committed to be present and invested in our shared success, inclusive of the unique perspectives of all people and cultures, fostering a transformative mindset that sustains life-long learning, intentional in what we do, collaboratively engaging in meaningful relationships as allies and advocates.

Specific to this position, the STEM Access Associate Director is accountable, through the responsibilities below, to integrate the vision and goals of STEM Access program to prepare their participants for STEM careers and education beyond high school. STEM Access increases STEM skills, motivation, and identity by providing experiential hands-on learning. We prepare our students for postsecondary education with community building and financial awareness. We build grit and personal agency. This will be done by holding staff accountable to the project vision, goals, and quarterly rocks, coordinating establishment of newly funded STEM Access projects, managing public and stakeholder relations and communication, and assuring that all staff are STEM knowledgeable and enthusiastic about delivering authentic project-based STEM education to youth by directly connecting students with professionals in STEM Careers.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Bachelors degree in related area and 3+ years of related work experience; or Masters degree in related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience totaling 8+ years.

Experience in:
program planning and implementation;
managing budgets and maintaining record systems;
managing databases;
developing curriculum and providing instruction and services to high school and/or college age students;
developing, recommending, and evaluating program procedures and recommending changes;
developing technical written materials such as policies, technical manuals or rules/regulations;
supervising and training employees;
collecting, compiling, analyzing and presenting data;
providing liaison with customer/provider groups;
managing the logistical needs of programs and activities;
compiling, writing and presenting reports; and
developing and evaluating policies and procedures.
Knowledge of:
curriculum development;
evaluation methods;
the socio-economic/educational/cultural characteristics of the target population;
research methods;
designing and conducting training programs;
computer operation and software programs;

Ability to:
communicate effectively; and
work productively within a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Masters in related field

Experience in:
planning and coordinating educational activities and travel;
college preparatory programs for low-income and first-generation students;
supervising minors under moderate to high risk circumstances;
public relations and communication to a variety of audiences in writing and verbally;
graphic design, web development, promotional materials and press releases; and
teaching, supervising, or counseling non-traditional, under-represented students.

Knowledge of:
higher education access and attainment issues for low-income populations;
local, state, and federal laws relating to the program/project area;
concepts and factors related to academic and career advising including financial assistance and college admissions;
the socio-economic complexity of the target population;
retention techniques;
university structures, environments, cultures and organizations; and
risk management and the best practices in documenting incidents.
Ability to:
demonstrate strong interpersonal skills;
provide strong leadership to co-workers and project participants.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Requires: working evenings and weekends when necessary, and occasional overnight travel. Ability to transport students in a university vehicle.

Posting Number: SP001824P

Posting Date: 06/11/2018

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Applications received by July 9, 2018 will receive first consideration.

In your letter of qualification, please address ALL minimum and any relevant desirable qualifications thoroughly, including relevant information on how the qualifications were met.

The successful candidate will be expected to: 1) espouse the core values of the unit; 2) maintain confidentiality and comply with FERPA and HIIPA regulations; 3) satisfactorily complete a criminal history background check, 4) commit to establishing and maintaining a culture of zero-tolerance for physical, emotional, and sexual abuse of minors, and opt out of participation in TRIO-INSPIRE programming if the zero-tolerance standard cannot be committed to or maintained; 5) able to work some weekend and evening hours, and 6) participate in occasional overnight travel.

The position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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