The Academic Achievement Programs (AAP) Director/Principal Investigator has programmatic, fiscal, and supervisory stewardship over the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS), TRIO Educational Opportunities Center (EOC), College Success Foundation (CSF) PASSPORT to College Program, and CSF Achievers Program. TRIO SSS is a Federally-funded program providing academic advising, support services, leadership development, and enrichment opportunities to 225 students; TRIO EOC is a Federally-funded program providing participants information on college admissions to 1000 qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of post-secondary education; CSF Achievers is funded by Washington State to provide academic advising, support services and mentoring to eligible low-income students; and, CSF PTC, also funded by Washington State, provides academic advising, support service and mentoring to students coming out of the state foster care system. Additionally, in partnership with the Athletic Director, the AAP Director will oversee the lead advisor for the student athlete Wildcat Academic Success Center.
Leadership and Management - Provides the strategic vision and strategies for execution of the AAP - Assures that the programs are organized, monitored, and managed to meet goals and objectives by designing, developing and directing all facets under policies and procedures which ensure they are conducted in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education, Washington State and University policies and guidelines - Ensures that all student records are complete, current, and confidential in accordance with Federal and University polices and guidelines - Ensures the reporting and compliance requirements are met - Engages in regional and national conversations regarding access and support programs to incorporate best practices as appropriate - Prepares Federal and state reports and provide regular programmatic and fiscal updates to the Associate Dean of Student Development and Achievement; - Develops, implements and maintains a system for evaluating the effectiveness of the AAP Programs - Represents AAP (TRIO SSS, TRIO EOC, CSF Achievers, CSF PTC, and WASC) by attending appropriate meetings and conferences on and office campus. - Provide direct academic support for participants
Supervisor Duties - This position supervises professional staff, including TRIO EOC Program Director, graduate assistants and student staff - Actively engages in recruitment and hiring new employees - Clearly defines performance expectations, ensure accountability, and provides ongoing informal feedback, coaching, and mentoring. Conducts formal performance evaluations - Ensures employees have necessary resources - Oversees and directs the work of staff; serves as mentor, coach and leader, and resolves complaints or issues - Promotes professional development opportunities - Develops and fosters supportive working relationships, motivation and engagement - Communicates information to staff on an ongoing basis to influence staff engagement and to be a part of a larger community - Takes corrective action in a timely manner - Recognizes and rewards employees for good performance - Schedules employee work hours/shifts; monitor hours worked; approve payable time and absence requests - Adjusts leadership style as needed to achieve results - Recognizes value of and promotes diverse workforce. Values and encourages diverse perspectives, creativity and teamwork
Fiscal Management and Oversight - Oversees and manages the development and execution of AAP budgets in accordance with Federal, state and University policies; - Makes appropriate fiscal decisions in accordance with grant, state, federal and University guidelines; - Develops and implements systems and practices to ensure optimal operations and integration of budget records from MyCWU, FMS, Grants Budget Analyst and CWU Financial Aid Office.
Grant Maintenance - Serves as writer for the continuing TRIO SSS, TRIO EOC, and CSF grants to continue AAP services (This job duty will be completed under State funding) - Ensures compliance with all grant partner expectations - Monitor student participation ensuring compliance with eligibility criteria and accomplishment of objectives
Other duties as assigned - Attend appropriate conferences and/or professional development trainings as required; especially as they relate to the federally funded TRIO programs. - Develop, manage, coordinate, and implement other related projects as necessary
Master's degree in student personnel, education, higher education admin, counseling, or related field
Five years' admin experience in a college or university setting working with programs addressing needs of underrepresented students
Significant experience working with student of color, students from low-income backgrounds, first-generation students and/or students with disabilities.
Demonstrated administrative skills, including budgeting, personnel management, program development and evaluation
Experience writing grant proposals and reports
Strong written and oral communication and active listening skills
Excellent organizational, time management, and record-keeping skills
Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships with campus officials, faculty, staff, parents and students
OR an equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education
Doctorate in related industry field
Experience writing Department of Education grants
Demonstrated experience with program development and evaluation, and grant writing
Experience teaching at the postsecondary level
A background that provides evidence of overcoming barriers similar to those encountered by students in the SSS target populations
10 or more years admin experience in higher education including program supervision and evaluation, personnel and budget management
10 or more years supervising or leading programming for first-year students, undergraduates and/or student success
5 or more years supervising grant funded personnel and processes
Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
Working Conditions: Work is performed in an indoor office setting with frequent in-person interactions. It is essential to be able to remain at a desk/computer work station for prolonged periods of time, perform extensive data entry and other computer-related tasks and create/maintain filing systems for departmental records. Some evening or weekend work and/or occasional travel may be required.
Benefits : CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-0
How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
Resume including work history, education, training; and
Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: February 21, 2018
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.