The Program Manager will work closely with the YSP Director and Assistant Director to develop and manage programs and implement student success initiative and services to support the preparation, transition, retention and success of pre-college and undergraduate students in the Young Scholars Program. Trains staff on college counseling and/or success coaching techniques with pre-college and undergraduate students as well as develops and manages pre-college educational programs for middle school and high school students. The Program manager must have knowledge and understanding of best practices and research working with pre-college students on college preparation and college readiness, and familiarity with large urban districts in Ohio. The Program Manager must also have a deep knowledge of higher education, best practices in student success and retention in higher education. Must have experience working students from racial groups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education Program Manager must demonstrate strong communication, customer service orientation, organizational skills, critical thinking and complex problem solving skills. The incumbent must have the ability to work independently, and an ability and experience to develop and execute large-scale programs with a high level of quality. Develops and manages programmatic budgets, coordinates maintenance of student records and academic progress as well as data collection and analysis for program evaluations. Assist with the writing and development of grant proposals to foundations and corporations. Develops program policies, guidelines and procedures and works closely with the Assistant Director in establishing and coordinating activities and goals. Work closely with faculty, staff and units as Ohio State as well as teachers, principals and guidance counselors in each school district and other community partners. Strong public speaking, writing and presentation skills and an ability to represent the program in a professional manner.
The Program Manager will: Plan, manage and implement various programs during the summer and academic year to serve pre-college (grades 8-12) and undergraduate participants in the Young Scholars Program; Develop, evaluate, and facilitate/conduct high quality workshops and programs related to student success, financial aid, college preparation process; Serve as course coordinator and instructor for study skills and leadership courses and develop and update course content; Coordinate pre-college campus visits, workshops and special events; Recruit, interview, hire, train and evaluate professional staff, student staff and volunteers; Serve as a Success Coach for undergraduate Young Scholars; Write, edit, review and update Young Scholars Program guidelines/policies and procedures, etc.; Assist with the coordinating program evaluation design and analyses; Assist with the writing and development of grant proposals for foundations and corporations; Act as a liaison to campus and community constituencies inquiring about Young Scholars Programs and correctly interpret and communicate policies, procedures, goals, mission and services; Assist in preparing budgets and monitor expenses for summer programs; Develop and/or select training manuals, materials, curricula and explore new areas of training needs and recommend new programs to meet these needs; Request and authorize payments for materials, facilities, students, staff and instructional faculty; Develop and coordinate the maintenance, update and compiling of student records and academic progress; Be able to effectively work with youth from urban areas that are first generation college students and from low income families; Represent the program effectively in the absence of the director.
Additional Information for Applicants::
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?
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.
Master’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; 4-7 years working full time in on student success in higher education/university settings; experience successfully coaching, advising and/or coordinating programs with undergraduate students from underrepresented racial groups and/or first generation and low-income students in a university setting; experience in planning and managing high quality and complex events and programs; excellent organizational skills, high-level communication and interpersonal skills (speaking and writing); ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Target Salary: $52,000.00 - $55,000.00 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.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.