Reporting to the University Studies Executive Director, the HEP Director is responsible for leading the Higher Education in Prison (HEP) program. The HEP program provides a Bachelor's Degree pathway for people experiencing incarceration, and post-release support at PSU. The Director implements strategies to effectively offer rigorous high quality higher education to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students. Primary responsibilities include:
Strategy, planning, and leadership for PSUHEP
Academic program management
Supervision of HEP employees, staff and interns
Development and fundraising
Coordination of and participation in prison education advisory groups and communities of practice: local, statewide and national
Administrative and operational oversight
Collaboration with PSU Advising and Career Services, including Pathway Directors, as well as support services in GDI, Student Affairs, and Financial Aid
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
Successful leadership experience with project/program.
Facility with building and maintaining relationships with a range of diverse stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to work well with people from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
Previous experience/ training / coursework in the field of higher education in prison (HEP).
Previous experience with academic and/or financial aid planning and coordination in higher education.
Experience with data collection and management.
Record of success in the cultivation, stewardship, and closing of gifts from donors and foundations.
Experience with preparing budgets, approving and monitoring expenditures.
Ability to advocate on the local, state, and national level.
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