Business Title: Assistant Director, Cougs Rise - WSU Pullman
Employee Type: Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
COVID-19 Vaccine Information: In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at [email protected] or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.
Summary of Duties:
The position is responsible for assisting with the management, administration and implementation of Washington State University's Cougs Rise-a student success initiative funded by the US Department of Education, focused on supporting college transition and retention of low-income and first-generation students from across the state. The position assists with hiring and supervising of full time and summer staff; develops and implements curriculum aligned with grant standards, ensures the provision of excellent college preparatory programs and services; develops and leads the residential summer program as well as specific academic year components. Serves as liaison to WSU departments and other stakeholders in the absence of the director. Works with the director in formulating and implementing policies and procedures, program planning, decision making, and collection and assessment of data.
Individuals who are first-generation college students/graduates or from low-income backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Positions require a Bachelor's degree and four (4) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. One (1) or more years of experience leading or directing the work of others. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Knowledge of the principles, practices and strategies currently used in improving access and retention support to low-income and educationally disadvantaged students.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills relevant to the program, such as counseling, working with community action agencies, educational program design, implementation and evaluation, understanding of postsecondary opportunities and admission policies.
Event planning experience, including; ability to work with complex and demanding issues and schedules, demonstrate sound judgement and discretion
Ability to travel, work weekend and after regular business hours.
An advanced degree a higher education administration, counseling, human development, psychology or related field .
Demonstrated project management experience.
Experience teaching or advising/counseling college-age students.
Previous experience with programs focused on retention and degree completion for low-income and/or first-generation students.
Strong leadership, teambuilding, and group facilitation skills.
Fluency in a spoken and written language other than English.
Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President
This is a temporary position.Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
This recruitment has been reposted. Screening of applications has begun and will remain ongoing until a successful candidate has been identified.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
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.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected].
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.