Assistant Director, Young Scholars Liberty Partnerships Program
Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for an Assistant Director for the Young Scholars Liberty Partnership Program. The incumbent coordinates, monitors, evaluates and provides a support structure for site staff and assists Executive Director and Director of Program Operations with daily duties. This is a 12 month position.
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.
Primary responsibilities include:
Assists in the development, implementation and expansion of YSLPP in conjunction with the Executive Director and the Director of Operations; Establishes consistent presence at high school and middle school sites; Participates in fundraising, marketing and partnerships in coordination with Executive Director; Coordinates staff training exercises with current YSLPP staff and creates training exercises for Empire Summit; Oversees NYSED/LPP compliance, ensures consistent and accurate reporting from all sites; Participates in the planning and implementation of Young Scholars Summer activities, including the 7-9 Summer Program and the 10-12 STEM Scholars Program; Coordinates and implements special programs for YSLPP participants (i.e., Mini College, etc.); Presents workshops for junior and senior high school students regarding college admissions and financial aid. Arranges, promotes and attends on-campus college visits with students and staff; Works closely with students and families to ensure an acceptable college, career or military placement rate; Coordinates community service and enrichment activities for YSLPP students and college tutors on campus and in the community; Participates in the Literacy Coalition, UCAN and additional community partnerships as deemed necessary; Organizes summer Internships and Health Internship opportunities with the Executive Director and Director of Operations; Responsible for working with supervisor and other team members to achieve successful results on all established individual and departmental goals and key performance indicators; Takes an active role in the development of the department’s strategic and operational plans as required by department leadership. Works closely with department supervisor to develop and implement operational goals that support departmental success; With Director of Operations and Executive Director maintain scheduled contact with Middle and Senior High staff; Monitors and evaluates student performance and provides a structure for academic support delivery to YSLPP students by school site staff; Manages the academic intervention plans for YSLPP students placed on academic probation; With counselor and social worker coordinates summer workforce development opportunities; May perform other related duties as assigned; This position may occasionally involve travel using a College-owned or College-rented vehicle.
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Higher Education, Counseling, or related field preferred; NYS Teacher Certification preferred; Supervisory or management experience desired. Years of experience could offset formal education; 5 years of counseling multicultural students in high school or college desired; Previous experience working with the Young Scholars program preferred.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a diversity statement. All positions at Utica College support the College’s mission and values in part by being active members of an inclusive environment. Please describe in your diversity statement how you would see yourself incorporating this into this role.
In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf
Active consideration of candidates will begin May 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus.
Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.
About Utica College
Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.