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This position is responsible for the strategic planning, administration, and direct support of the WSU Tri-Cities GEAR UP project. 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: provide direct outreach services to students; planning, preparation and leadership participation of group activities and seminars; coordinate and communicate with school administrators, teachers, staff, parents, students, area colleges, community members, organizations and businesses; provide local leadership in program evaluation; collect data documenting accomplishments and future needs; develop recommendations to improve program effectiveness.
This position will provide support to key program components, including tutor training and supervision, career exploration, and post-secondary preparation.
This position has a work location in Kennewick, WA.
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.
-Experience supervising subordinate staff.
-Experience managing a government grant program in a middle or high school setting.
-Experience developing and managing a budget.
-Experience coordinating events and filed trips for students.
-Experience working with college readiness programs.
-Professional first-hand experience motivating students of low-income or disadvantaged youth.
-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.
-Bi-lingual/Bi-literate in English and Spanish.
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 (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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