Available Title(s): 1483-YN_ADMINPRO - Student Services Coordinator/Advisor 3
Business Title: Site Manager-Walla Walla High School
Employee Type: Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
Summary of Duties: The Site Manager is responsible for the strategic planning, administration, and management of the WSU Tri-Cities GEAR UP project at a designated large school. Provides services to a cohort of at least 800 students. Manages an operating budget of a least $400,000 annually. Manages at least 5 full-time staff and additional temporary/hourly.
The Site Manager represents the university as primary liaison to the partner schools and their communities implementing GEAR UP goals and objectives while ensuring compliance with all federal, state, university, and grant regulations. Duties include but are not limited to: developing and managing budgets; developing work plans; providing direct outreach services to students; coordinating and communicating with school administrators, teachers, staff, parents, students, area colleges, community members, organizations and businesses; providing local leadership in program design, initiatives, supervision of staff, and evaluation; collecting data documenting accomplishments and future needs; developing recommendations to improve program effectiveness.
The incumbent will provide support to key program components, including tutor training and career exploration, and post secondary preparation.
The GEAR-UP provides an intensive, year-round program of early outreach to middle and high school students in the partnering districts. This position is housed out of the WSU Tri-Cities campus with a work location in Walla Walla School District.
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.
The relevant full-time, professional experience should be in providing tutorial services, instruction or direct outreach services to middle school or high school students.
Demonstrated experience in promoting the success and achievement of students from diverse cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds.
Willingness and ability to travel overnight and work a flexible schedule, including frequent nights and weekends.
Proficiency in the use of computers, Google Workspace, and MS Office software programs such as Excel, Outlook and Word.
Ability to travel overnight and in some occasions with supervisory responsibility of students.
Must have or be able to obtain at the time of hire, a valid unrestricted driver's license.
Experience managing permanent and temporary employees.
Experience managing a government grant program in a middle or high school setting.
Experience developing and managing a budget.
Experience coordinating events and field trips for students.
Experience working with college readiness programs.
Professional first-hand experience working with high school students of low-income background.
Demonstrated strong communication, team building, problem-solving and conflict management skills.
Knowledge of community, educational and social service resources in the district's community; familiarity with such resources in the greater Central Washington region.
Department Name: Office of K-12 Outreach & Partnerships | GEAR UP
In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. Successful candidates typically begin up to mid-point of the salary range. For more information regarding Administrative Professional (AP) Compensation at Washington State University (WSU), please visit the following website: https://hrs.wsu.edu/managers/classification-compensation/ap-compensation-structure/.
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
Position Type: This is a Temporary position expected to end on September 29, 2024. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by Monday, May 22, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
Applicants must upload the following documents to their online application.
External candidates, please upload all documents in the 'Resume/CV' section of your application.
Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the 'Resume/Cover Letter' section of your application.
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