Essential Functions: JOB PURPOSEAssists the Director of the Center for Excellence and Equity and Mathematics within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with the administration and oversight of a $3M/four-year National Science Foundation Grant. Primary focus will be on providing leadership and direction with replicating the Center's Math Corps Program (an outreach mentoring program to improve math proficiency in grades 6-12) at three external sites i.e., other Universities and Colleges and to study the effectiveness and feasibility of possibly expanding the program nationally. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSAssist with the coordinating, planning, development, implementation, training, and evaluation of all activities that will successfully duplicate Wayne State University's Math Corps Program at three other Universities and colleges. Consult with off-site directors/coordinators on needs assessment to evaluate appropriate staffing levels. Update and provide all necessary training materials. Coordinate, organize and provide training to off-site program directors and coordinators. Communicate project expectations and take corrective actions if necessary.Serve as program/project manager interfacing with University personnel and off-site directors/coordinators. Provide consultative service translating information into program/project goals and objectives and communicate project expectations.Function as a liaison and resource to WSU personal, off-site directors/coordinators to interpret programs objectives and disseminate information pertaining to activities. Conduct frequent on-site visits/meetings to evaluate, assess, and improve overall operational effectiveness and efficiencies. Nurtures, fosters and cultivates a culture that is central to the Math Corps philosophy and mission.Administers grant resources according to National Science Foundation and University regulations, including preparation of required reports. Monitors budget expenditures and maintains fiscal records. Review and verify budget revisions and expenditures to ensure project stays within budget.Supervise, hire, direct, discipline and evaluate project staff at Wayne State.Provide management reports for management decision making purposes. Oversee a compilation of a wide-range of statistical and administrative reports and analysis, summaries, surveys and questionnaires regarding program activities. Make appropriate presentations. Implement the project's communication plan and facilitating the dissemination of results in publications, journals and news outlets. Formulate metrics (e.g. key process indicators, customer objectives, staff related objectives, financial objectives, etc.).
Qualifications: EDUCATIONBachelor's degree required from an accredited institution with a preferred concentration in project management or related field.EXPERIENCEMinimum of three to five years' experience in project management. Some familiarity with managing grants and/or contracts. Experience working with diverse populations of students from urban school districts preferred.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESWillingness to travel to off-sites and in some cases with little advance notice. Excellent communication and writing skills. Able to interact effectively and empathetically with a diversity of other individuals, including students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators. Strong analytic skills. Proficient in the use of standard computer software programs i.e., Microsoft Office and especially databases i.e., Microsoft Access.
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is d...edicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.