Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Assistant Director to report to the Director of Upward Bound and Pre-College Initiatives in Student Access & Educational Equity within the division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs. This position serves as Assistant Director of Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science programs and provides personal, academic, career, and financial advising for program participants who are low income, first generation, underrepresented college and high school students. Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Supervises full time staff members and provides leadership in the absence of the Director.
Meets with faculty, staff, alumni, students, participants in target schools districts and communities.
Conducts research, data and university reports on statistical information regarding student career and education placement after high school, college and beyond.
Assists with long-range planning to meet federal program objectives.
Conducts group and individual advising sessions and assists with coordination of educational and enrichment activities for students enrolled in Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science programs during the academic year and mandatory summer institute.
Assists students with the college selection, admissions and financial aid processes.
Conducts workshops for families, participants and potential recruits.
Directs the planning of all events, programs, trips, and activities for scholars in consultation with the program Director.
Works collaboratively with Pre College and Undergraduate programs, EOF, and research institutes.
Prepares and executes Individualized Educational Plans (IEPS) for students when needed.
Evaluates students' performances during the academic year and summer institute and generates action plans and recommendations for students' academic success.
Directs and updates program summer academic curriculum following New Jersey Core Curriculum and Common Core Curriculum standards.
Enhances the student experience by collaborating with units in Student Access& Educational Equity (SAEE), Undergraduate Academic Affairs and all Rutgers related units as well as school district administration and faculty.
Works within United States Department of Education guidelines and prepares annual reports, grant proposals, student and programmatic evaluations, and research projects associated with special populations.
Completes various other duties and tasks as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a Master's Degree in Social Work, Education, Counseling, Science or a related area.
Also requires 3 years' experience working in grants, opportunity or outreach programs targeted at first generation, low income or underrepresented populations of students
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have solid understanding of Common Core Curriculum and New Jersey Core Curriculum.
Must have demonstrated knowledge of scholarly research in social sciences, humanities, pedagogy, educational disparities and support.
Must be able prepare and assist with university and federal statistical reports that will provide short term and longitudinal data on students served across all TRIO programs.
Must have excellent communication, writing skills and organizational skills.
Preferred experience/abilities include experience working with STEM preparation programs; Bilingual in Spanish; Grant writing and report preparation; prior or current New Jersey Teaching Certification.
Master's Degree, Academic Advising, Institutional and Federal Reporting
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Must be able to work nights and weekends and provide own transportation.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was ...at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.