Employee Type: Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
Under the direction of the Executive Director of the Office for Access and Opportunity, the Director for Student Support Services will direct and oversee the federally funded TRiO Program including unit operations, fiscal management, human resource functions, and related administrative functions.
Responsible for providing leadership and direction; planning, developing, managing, and administering programs, strategies; responsible for directing and controlling program operations and is accountable for the allocation of resources and program results; establish and implement short and long-range organizational goals and objectives; represents the university to internal and external constituents; supervise the delivery and evaluation of program services to ensure progress and compliance in the area of student retention and graduation of program participants; support the Division of Student Affairs and the University strategic plan; utilize working knowledge of policies, principles and procedures of federal regulations outlined in the SSS TRiO grant under the U.S. Department of Education. The successful candidate will provide and execute the vision to address changing social, educational, demographic and financial issues that impact service delivery to students.
Positions require a Bachelor's degree and four (4) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. One (1) or more years of experience leading or directing the work of others. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a yearforyear basis.
Master's degree in any related field and three (3) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Demonstrated ability and willingness to communicate and work effectively with diverse students, faculty/staff and community is essential.
Evidence of oral presentation experience, written communication proficiency and a working knowledge of the policies, principles and procedures of a higher education institution and federal regulations are required.
Three years of experience in higher education administration, including grant management, budgeting, staff supervision and program development and evaluation.
Three (3) or more years of experience leading or directing the work of others.
Advance degree in Counseling Psychology, Education, Student Affairs, Comparative Ethnic Studies or related field.
Prior experience with TRiO programs or like programs.
Prior experience with grant writing.
Working knowledge of student development theory, implementation, and practice.
Working knowledge of first-generation and low-income student needs and retention initiatives.
This position has been determined by the department to require a background check.
This recruitment has been extended and will now close on April 1, 2021.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected].
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.