The program manager will direct and implement the goals and programmatic activities of the federally-funded U.S. Department of Education TRIO Upward Bound Program. The program, a part of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, is located at Ohio State ATI in Wooster OH and serves schools in Canton, Orrville, and Wooster.
The first major responsibility is to ensure that the program abides by all federal regulations, standard practices, and reporting requirements. This area of responsibility entails: the inclusion of mandated activities and features into the program’s design; development of an annual budget and the monitoring of the budget throughout the year as well as authorizing each expense; ensuring the collection, storing, and analysis of student data; the preparation of monthly and annual reports; the completion and submission of the annual performance report and budget narrative required by the US Department of Education.
The second major responsibility is to build an effective program. The program manager works with staff and partners to develop plans so the project can meet its objectives, and then oversees the implementation of the plans by assembling people and resources. Leadership in this area ensures that program initiatives are in a constant cycle of innovation, evaluation, and adjustment. Selecting, supervising, evaluating, and empowering an effective staff is key to the success of the program.
The third major responsibility is to publicize the program and build good relations with all those the program serves and partners with. This entails meeting and working with students, parents, school officials, and community organizations as well as utilizing the media.
Every five years, the program manager provides leadership and most of the work (done outside of the work week) of producing a proposal to the US Department of Education for funding. The proposal requires extensive research, collaboration, and attention to detail.
In addition, the Upward Bound program manager offers support in unit organizational change, operations, collaboration, and progress with regards to the strategic plan and mission of the unit and University. The manager provides metrics and objectives for the University and department strategic plan as they relate to the Upward Bound program.
Additional Information for Applicants::
<,b>This position is located in Wooster, Ohio.
Office of Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement: For nearly 50 years, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) has provided university-wide expertise, guidance, oversight, and leadership on matters related to improving equity, inclusion, and diversity at The Ohio State University. It undertakes a variety of initiatives aimed at the development, recruitment, retention, and success of underrepresented and underserved students and employees (i.e., administrators, faculty, and staff) by working with academic units, community partners, university alumni, and national organizations and institutions.
Instructions: ODI's objective is to identify, recruit, hire, develop, and retain individuals capable of contributing in meaningful ways to its mission. All prospective applicants/candidates are required to provide a written diversity statement that provides the search committee with a better understanding of their capabilities and personal and professional experiences as they relate to equity, inclusion, and diversity. Thus, prospective applicants/candidates specifically should describe their work with, service to, and/or support of individuals and groups from underrepresented and underserved, diverse communities. Applicants'/candidates' diversity statements should provide a succinct picture of their qualifications, both personal and professional, as they relate to the ODI mission. To this end, when developing their diversity statements, they should address many of the below questions:
How might your personal and professional experiences contribute to promoting an inclusive campus environment?
What formal and informal experiences working with or interacting with underrepresented and underserved populations would help you be successful in this position and contribute to ODI's mission?
What areas of successes and challenges do you have in working with underrepresented and underserved populations?
What experiences do you have promoting open communication and trust, when engaging individuals and/or groups across differences?
Master’s degree; three years of experience in an administrative position which included staff and budgetary responsibilities, or equivalent; excellent written and oral communication skills; experience and demonstrated commitment to working with students from diverse economic, social, racial, gender-identity, and ethnic backgrounds; demonstrated personal skills and professionalism in working with a wide range of colleagues and constituents; knowledge of college admissions and financial aid procedures.
Previous work experience in a TRIO program; previous experience as a manager of a TRIO grant; shared background with students eligible for the program; familiarity with target schools or communities.
Target Salary: $47,500.00 - $50,800.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
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