The Assistant Director works closely with the Director to plan, develop, and administer the Urban Scholars Program. The Assistant Director will also: assume the day- to-day administrative responsibilities, in the absence of the Director; supervise the academic component of the program, including curriculum development and implementation and course offerings; review and evaluate course instruction lesson plans and provide instructors with support; work closely with various staff and external constituents to recruit students for the middle school component; assist the Student Recruiter/College Advisor in the organization of and participate in the selection of students; assist in planning and implementing orientation for new students; recruit, screen, hire, orient and supervise middle and high school teachers and tutors; work closely with personnel at the target middle and high schools to implement the objectives of the program; monitor middle and high school student progress in regular school and Urban Scholars courses; develop and implement career awareness activities which broaden student's knowledge of the careers and professions associated with the baccalaureate degree, particularly those in math and science fields; communicate with parents of middle and high school students on an ongoing basis regarding the progress of their son/daughter in the program; assist with the ongoing evaluation of the middle and high school component; prepare progress reports to monitor and evaluate the program; work with Director to prepare and submit funding proposals; may transport program participants on field trips, as well as to specific events and college visits; and other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree, Master’s Degree in Education or a closely related field preferred, and three-five years of administrative experience in an educational opportunity program or a similar setting is required. Knowledge of Massachusetts Core Standards and various educational assessments, such as SAT and MCAS is required. Prior supervisory experience is required. Knowledge of the Boston Public Schools or similar district preferred. Valid driver’s license is preferred.
• Knowledge of and demonstrated experience working with urban youth;
• Demonstrated educational philosophy and methods that encourage the development of active and independent learning habits;
• Ability to work with multi-ethnic, multi-racial populations;
• Ability to communicate effectively with personnel at various levels both within the university and with partnering schools;
• Ability to act with discretion and maintain confidentiality;
• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and meet ongoing deadlines;
• Ability to work independently and see tasks through to completion in a timely fashion;
• Strong oral and written communication skills;
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
• Strong commitment to customer service.
UMass Boston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer. Among the procedures which may be used to select personnel to fill vacant positions are review of work experience, reference checks, and interviews. All appointments and promotions will be effective on a Sunday.
with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.
Closing date for applications:
March 1, 2013
- Professional. Union. Benefited.
- Full time. Grade 30.
- Normal Hiring Range: $42,215-$46,172.
- Grant funded. Temporary, contingent on grant renewal.
- Review of candidates will begin following the applicaiton closing date.
University of Massachusetts- Boston - 12 months ago