The role of the Assistant Director is to plan, coordinate, promote, and implement gifted and talented educational pre-college programs that not only support GATE’s mission of providing educational experiences that allow gifted students to develop intellectually, to cultivate social relationships, and to expand their understanding of the world, but also the University's mission of enhancing the student experience and serving the community, by engaging with families, schools, and partners throughout Michigan and beyond.
GATE as a component of University Outreach and Engagement strives to support the UOE mission of engaging and facilitating, “university-wide efforts to create an ecosystem of engagement by supporting the engaged activities of internal and external partners.”
MSU GATE is committed to serving the gifted community in Michigan and beyond. GATE requires someone experienced in pre-college programming to continue developing and implementing a well-articulated vision that addresses the ways in which GATE can be a leader in accelerated gifted education opportunities. This would include collaborative innovations that further GATE's mission and advance programs and processes to enhance access to GATE and other gifted resources.
Communicating to establish and maintain relationships with K-12 school personnel about promoting GATE programs and about helping schools fill a need for gifted education in their community;Creating partnerships with other organizations to bring advanced programming to gifted students;
Communicate directly with parents of gifted children regarding placement in GATE programs;
Conducting marketing presentations and sessions at open houses and information meetings with and without the Director.Assessing both programmatic activities of GATE and analyze the data with a strong strategic focus based on GATE’s future objectives and develop methods of quality improvement
Future research and grant opportunities.
Conduct Academic Research based on current pre-college trends, public access for gifted students, and student transitions to university.
Survey research to determine the needs of current and future GATE students.
Develop and collect the research needed for grants and grant writing to help support gifted and the underserved students within this population.
Help lead the GATE Director with long and short term goals and objectives in accordance with MSU, UOE and GATE’s overall mission by serving its Michigan State University partners including staff, faculty and students.
Three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience working in higher education administration and pre-college programming.
Competency in the following areas: program planning and implementation, program and department budgeting, program evaluation development and improvement office administration, pre-college compliance policies, employee supervision, strong written and verbal communication skills, internet technology, word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Three to five years of hands-on experience in scheduling curriculum, arranging housing accommodations, and implementing K-12 programs including residential and commuter programs.
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