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Program Director

Company: University Of Idaho
Location: Clearwater
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Location Off Campus Location - Offices for this position will be located in Lapwai or one of target communities of Kamiah/Clearwater Valley. Division/College College of Education, Health & Human Sciences Department TRIO-INSPIRE FLSA Status Overtime Exempt Employee Category Exempt Pay Range $55,536 per year or higher depending on education and experience Type of Appointment Fiscal Year FTE 1 Full Time/Part Time Full Time Position Overview The Outreach and Engagement Director is given the authority to conceptualize, implement, and administer a program of educational opportunity and complementary services for the communities of Kamiah, Kooskia, Lapwai, and Orofino. This program includes engaging with the community and invested members, managing the operations of the project, investigating the efficacy of project services through reflective practice and data inquiry, and disseminating the investigation findings and program results to a broad audience. The Project Director must ensure, through the implementation of an intentional program of year-round services that: the project contributes to the development of the community's interests as well as those of its individual members, and that programing results are understood and disseminated for the purposes of community inspection, policy development, and practice improvement.

This position oversees two federal TRIO Upward Bound grants and works with people from rural communities and various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. This program actively works to implement Trauma-Informed approaches to service in support of promoting self-efficacy and resilience in project participants. Additionally, the successful candidate will work with Indigenous communities to meet the needs of Native American student populations and learners.


Unit Overview TRIO - INSPIRE in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences is a team committed to fostering equity through access to transformational education and personalized support for our scholars. We value and sustain a professional environment that is vibrant, healthy, and supportive, in line with the University of Idaho's vision of "Building Our Team." Our core values are Commitment, Inclusion, Transformation, Intention and Collaboration: committed to be present and invested in our shared success, inclusive of the unique perspectives of all people and cultures, fostering a transformative mindset that sustains life-long learning, intentional in what we do, collaboratively engaging in meaningful relationships as allies and advocates.
Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state's land-grant institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. Research expenditures top $118 million. The student population of nearly 12,000 includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars, who select from more than 130 degree options in the colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Art and Architecture; Business and Economics; Education, Health and Human Sciences; Engineering; Law; Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; Natural Resources; and Science. The university also is charged with the statewide mission for medical education through the WWAMI program. The university combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities and focuses on helping students to succeed and become leaders. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Big Sky and Western Athletic Conference. For more information, visit www.uidaho.edu. Funding This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding. A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy. No Internal Posting? Position Responsibilities Key Accountability Program Management Job Duties

  • Provide effective leadership to develop, in concert with the assigned community, a shared vision resulting in ongoing program improvement and community development.
  • Provide content expertise in order to conceptualize, administer, and sustain an intentional program of outreach and engagement designed to be consistent with the unit conceptual framework and to meet program purposes, project goals, and community expectations.
  • Provide financial management to ensure the effective and efficient use of the program resources.
  • Provide record management and performance reporting to ensure the effective and efficient assessment of program outcomes and impacts.
  • Provide personnel management to ensure the effective and efficient use of the program's human resources.
  • Provide risk management to ensure a safe and secure learning environment and the effective mitigation of multiple types of risk. Key Accountability Project Accountability Job Duties
    • Monitor, understand, and disseminate program authorities that impact project operations.
    • Identify and develop administrative policies and procedures to comply with federal and state laws and regulations, Regents and university policies, and generally accepted sponsored programs practices.
    • Justify administrative actions using relevant authorizing rules, regulations, guidance, institutional policies, unit policies, and when necessary project policies.
    • Develop and maintain working relationships with University Counsel; Risk Management, Human Resources, Budget Office, Environmental Health and Safety, Office of Sponsored Programs, University Communications, and Human Rights Access and Inclusion Office; and other relevant departments.
    • Maintain transparent operations for the project using good internal controls.
    • Maintain ongoing communications with colleagues and supervisors.
    • Participate collaboratively in staff meetings, retreats, and EHHS /unit sponsored initiatives.
    • Maintaining regular and routine contact with Departmental Grant Administration. Key Accountability Reflective Practice Job Duties
      • Engage in data inquiry and reflective practice designed to be consistent with the unit conceptual framework and to support ongoing program improvement and community development.
      • Increase program efficacy through interdisciplinary scholarship focused on the College of Education's strategic initiatives.
      • Employ effective dissemination strategies for the dissemination of knowledge gained through reflective practice and data inquiry.
      • Apply findings to practice, policy, and theory building. Key Accountability Unit, College, and Professional Practice Advancement Job Duties
        • Develop and participate in training programs for educational opportunity personnel concerning effective management practices, compliance obligations, and effective programming/service delivery.
        • Provide guidance and training to other project service delivery staff, coordinators, and administrators.
        • Contribute to professional practice development by participating in relevant federal rule making, calls for comments, and other program initiatives.
        • Contribute to national and regional professional association development efforts by participating in surveys, initiatives and other opportunities as appropriate. Position Qualifications Required Experience
          • Applying local, state, and/or federal laws relating to program/project management.
          • Developing written materials such as annual reports and policy/procedures manuals.
          • Program planning, development, and implementation.
          • Financial and budgetary oversight.
          • Develop relationships and communicate with stakeholders
          • Designing and implementing evaluation/assessment strategies for ongoing project improvement.
          • Working effectively with individuals of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds.
          • Identifying the educational needs of a target population. Required Education
            • Master's degree in Education, Leadership, or Public Administration Required Licensures, Certifications or other
              • Requires a valid driver's license and be able to meet policy requirements for driving University vehicles.
              • Ability to work and travel during the June/July summer program (a minimum of 6-weeks), with occasional evening, weekend, and holidays. Additional Preferred
                • Doctoral degree in related field
                • Experience coordinating complex collaborative initiatives.
                • Teaching, advising, mentoring, or student development experience with non-traditional, under prepared, or under resourced students.
                • Knowledge of concepts and factors related to academic and career advising including financial assistance and college admissions.
                • Experience supervising and leading professional staff;
                • Ability to effectively communicate to multiple audiences. Physical Requirements Working Conditions Degree Requirement Listed degree qualification is required at time of application Posting Information Posting Date 01/19/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants The first consideration date for applications is February 9, 2023.

                  In your letter of qualification , please address ALL required and any relevant desirable qualifications thoroughly, including relevant information on when and how qualifications are met. Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check. EEO Statement The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs. Required Documents
                • Resume/CV
                • Letter of Qualification Optional Documents Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
                  • * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
                    • AcademicCareers.com
                    • Academic Keys
                    • Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU)
                    • Chronicle of Higher Education
                    • Craig's List
                    • Department of Labor/Job Service including Job Central or Idaho Works
                    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
                    • Facebook
                    • Higheredjobs.com
                    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
                    • HireEd/Academic Impressions
                    • Indeed.com
                    • Inside Higher Ed
                    • LinkedIn
                    • National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (website)
                    • Newspaper
                    • Professional Listservs (Ex: NACUBO, AAAE, ISMC, etc.)
                    • Veterans in Higher Ed
                    • Word of Mouth
                    • Other Advertising Venue
                    • University of Idaho Website
                    • University of Idaho Daily Register
                    • University of Idaho Employee
                    • * Were you referred to this employment opportunity by a current University of Idaho employee? If so, please provide their name and department.(Open Ended Question)

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