Program Director, GEAR UP (999385) Southeast and West Wichita GEAR UP Programs

Job Order # Company Job Type Salary Location Application Deadline
10512871 Wichita State University Full-time 50,000/Annual Wichita, KS 11/20/2017
The Program Director of GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) provides leadership for the effective and efficient facilitation of the federal grant. The position provides a wide range of technical assistance, guidance, support and direction for initiatives that impact school leaders, faculty, students and parents in Unified School District (USD) 259. *The Executive Director oversees staff that annually serves 925 low-income students. The Executive Director also supports a working environment that is conducive to team development and employee skill enhancement and direct efforts to assure the effective and efficient implementation of Wichita GEAR UP (GU) goals and objectives. WSU is currently seeking to fill two Program Director positions. Minimum Education Bachelors Degree or higher in the field of education, administration, counseling or related field. Minimum Experience Experience working with low income students in middle and high school. Good oral and written communication skills. Experience managing a federal or state funded grant. Experience in supervision of diverse staff. Strong working knowledge of computers including word-processing, spreadsheets, and database management. General knowledge of problems facing low-income students. General knowledge of national education standards. Knowledge, skills and abilities Experience working with the target population and sensitivity to the intellectual and emotional needs of the target population. Excellent writing skills including grant writing, reports, and manuals development, with at least one grant funded for over two years. Five or more years related experience managing an educational program working with diverse populations. Ability supervise multiple staff at multiple locations. Demonstrated experience producing statistical reports and budget spreadsheets. Knowledge of federal and state regulations affecting low income students. Ability to plan and organize student activities that promote college and career awareness. Demonstrated leadership skills. Demonstrated skills: able to analyze problems, and resolve conflicts. Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.

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