Project Director - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Project Director is designated the authority to effectively administer and implement the US Department of Education Student Support Services project funded to Washington State University. This project provides retention services to low-income and first generation undergraduate students in teacher-preparation majors. Responsibilities include managing and administering the project, including development of curriculum and services, fiscal planning, budgeting, communications, development of policies and procedures, maintenance of student and project records, evaluation and compliance, and supervision of personnel. The Project Director is responsible for allocating resources and is responsible for project results.

Required Qualifications

Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in a field related to the functional managerial area which has included at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Masters degree in a relevant field may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in related field

Strong leadership skills.

Experience working with low-income, first generation students.

Experience coordinating, administering and managing programs, managing budgets and maintaining records systems.

Experience developing program procedures and technical written materials such as policies, reports, etc.

Experience collecting and analyzing data and developing and presenting reports.

Experience public relations and communication to a variety of audiences in writing and verbally.

Experience graphic design, web development, promotional materials, and press releases.

Experience teaching or advising/counseling college-age students.

Knowledge of higher education retention/success issues for low-income and first generation students.

Knowledge of concepts and factors related to academic and career advising including financial assistance.

Knowledge of university structures, environments, cultures, and organizations.

Knowledge of program evaluation methods.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Additional Information

Individuals who are first generation college graduates or from low-income backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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 veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

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

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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