SUCCEED is a two year, residential postsecondary program for students age 18 – 25 years with intellectual and developmental disabilities. SUCCEED is grounded in an individualized and person centered approach that promotes independence and self-determination. SUCCEED students live on-campus in residential housing, engage in academic classes, participate in vocational experiences on- and off-campus, and are fully included in campus and residential life. Program participants can earn a two year Chancellor’s Certificate by completing required coursework and activities defined by SUCCEED. During its first year, the high quality of the program was recognized when SUCCEED was awarded the 2013 Inclusion Award by the Governor’s Council on Disabilities. We seek a dynamic director to lead SUCCEED to the next level of development.
To direct the academic, programmatic, financial, operational, quality control, growth, and personnel activities of the SUCCEED Program.
Program Planning, Management, and Evaluation
Oversee the planning, management, and evaluation of the SUCCEED program
Administer day-to-day operations of the SUCCEED Program, including fiscal management of the program
To supervise professional, instructional, and support staff, including annual performance evaluations
Maintain quality academic and programmatic standards, ensuring the highest quality of learning, vocational experiences, and campus residential life
Direct the recruitment, application, admission, and registration of students for the SUCCEED program
Organize/lead person centered planning meetings
Oversee/participate in/extend research related to postsecondary education
Manage existing grants and seek new funding to support the program
Actively promote SUCCEED by presenting to various community agencies, organizations, and schools
Communicate in a responsive manner to students, parents, and other constituents
Communicate regularly with high schools, agency partners, advisory groups, and other affiliated entities
Oversee the annual updating of a SUCCEED procedural manual, student handbook, and instructor handbook
Prepare periodic reports for the university and outside organizations
Be familiar with, and observe, university policies and procedures
Conduct regular meetings of the SUCCEED advisory groups and the SUCCEED Planning Team
Meet regularly with the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Recruit instructors to deliver course content, negotiate instructor pay
Recruit program staff
Financial Planning and Development
Manage the SUCCEED budget
Oversee existing grants; seek new funding to support the program
A bachelor's degree, preferrably in higher education, or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least six years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Two years of management experience in an academic setting is require
Master’s degree in Education or related field from an accredited institution of higher education.
Earned doctorate preferred.
Two years of direct experience in special education at the secondary level, post-secondary level, or with an agency that provides support/services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Two years of management experience in an academic setting is highly preferred.
Demonstrated record of seeking and administering grants.
Experience in family support preferred.
Experience developing or administering person centered and individualized programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred.
Proficiency and Skill Set
Working knowledge of MS Word required.
High level of organizational skills required.
High level of communication skills required since the director will meet regularly with a wide variety of people including: program participants, parents, and recruits; nonprofit partners; government organizations; funders; university and secondary school faculty and administrators; program instructors; and advisory board members.
Salary Hiring Range
$62,000 - $86,900 -
Application Deadline July 20, 2017
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