Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
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In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation no later than October 18, 2021. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified no later than October 18, 2021. If the effective date of appointment is October 18, 2021 or later vaccine or approved accommodation status will be verified prior to first day of employment. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at [email protected] or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this.
Summary of Duties:
The TRIO Talent Search (TS) program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assist participant with the postsecondary application process. Talent Search also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.
The Education Talent Search Manager will direct and control TS Program operations and is accountable for the allocation of resources and program results. The Manager provides leadership, management, and strategic direction for Talent Search focused on serving low income and underserved students in the target middle schools and high schools in the Spokane School District to increase graduation rates and post-secondary school enrollment. Responsibilities include supervising staff, managing operations and services, fiscal planning, budget management, and complying with Talent Search grant policies and procedures as outlined by the U.S. Department of Education.
Administration - 35%
Provides leadership and coordination of WSU's TS Program.
Develops and implements systems and processes to establish and maintain records for the operating unit.
Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of TS policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning. Develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
Manages TS administrative duties and program operations to solve problems and makes decisions regarding daily ongoing functions.
Represents the TS program at various community and/or business meetings; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
Communicates with WSU Spokane & Pullman, U.S. Department of Education, administrators, faculty, and staff at the 4 target schools located in Spokane and with TS parents and students, area universities/colleges, community organizations, and businesses.
Directs the collection and dissemination of TS data needed for reports, proposals, budgets, and grants.
Provides leadership in program evaluation, develops recommendations, and institutes changes to improve program effectiveness.
Ensures preparation and submission of all required reports of TS program progress and effectiveness.
Convenes and facilitates periodic TS meetings with program schools and communities.
Remains knowledgeable of best practices in TRIO and TS programs.
Collaborates with TRIO and TRIO-like programs (Upward Bound, GEAR UP, College Success, etc.).
Is knowledgeable of and adheres to TRIO legislation and regulations.
Serves on university and division committees as appropriate.
Fiscal Management - 25%
Oversees and manages financial operations, transactions, and services according to university processes and Talent Search grant guidelines.
Develops and implements financial reporting and information management systems according to grant guidelines.
Oversees the budgeting and fiscal management processes.
Develops and manages fiscal and operational strategies, initiatives, and resource management.
Ensures compliance with federal, state, and university policies and regulations, while maintaining appropriate internal control safeguards.
Program Management - 25%
Develops and implements Talent Search projects consistent with grant objectives, contractual arrangements, school district programs, and grant funding.
Directs and facilitates the program's purpose and goals, including, establishing short- and long- range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, organization, policies, and operating procedures.
Executes TS goals and objectives.
Implements and administers TS Plan of Operations.
Assesses program and effects changes required for program improvement.
Negotiates agreements with target school district regarding office space, technology and various resources.
Develops, coordinates, and conducts program activities.
Directs data collection to ensure program goals are attained.
Develops and promotes public relations and partnership enhancement activities to heighten public awareness and support of the TS program.
Ensures policies and procedures are consistent with federal, state, university, target school, and grant regulations.
Directs staff in developing and conducting program services and activities.
Provides direct services to students at program schools and during summer activities.
Oversees the preparation and submission of continuation grant.
Keeps abreast of current developments in TRIO grant programs.
Supervision - 10%
Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, corrective action, and problem resolution.
Evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions.
Motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
Other - 5%
Other duties as assigned
A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in a field related to the functional managerial area which has included at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Four years of progressively responsible experience in student services at the K-12 or college level, or related education/experience.
Experience in student services, teaching, counseling, academic advising or similar.
Demonstrated leadership, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Must have, or able to obtain, a valid driver's license at the time of hire.
Some travel during the day and overnight, and weekend work, is necessary for this position.
Master's degree in secondary or higher education, counseling, social work, student affairs, public policy or related human services field.
Familiarity with organization and operation of secondary school/district administration and university/community college systems.
Familiarity with reporting requirements and regulations for U.S. Department of Education grants.
Strong commitment and demonstrated experience working with potential first-generation and low-income students.
Experience implementing and designing college access programs.
Experience designing curriculum for precollege access programs.
Experience, lived or working, with low income, underserved, and disadvantaged populations.
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications FTE: 100% Permanent/Temporary/Project: Permanent Screening Begin Date: Screening for this position will begin on October 28, 2021 and continue until filled. Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check. Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Required Documents: 1) Resume and 2) Cover letter
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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