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The Office of Student Transitions and Success in the division of Student Affairs has an outstanding opportunity for a PATHWAYS TO PROMISE PROGRAMS SPECIALIST. The University of Washington Tacoma developed successful college access partnerships with local school districts and community organizations. This position will plan, implement, and oversee high-quality educational programming that supports college and career readiness for diverse youth in grades 6-12, with a special emphasis on youth who will be the first in their family to go to college.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Program development
Stay current on best practices for college and career readiness for diverse youth in grades 6-12
Create and develop a library of college and career readiness curricula that are culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate
Create training opportunities for educators who support college and career readiness for diverse youth in grades 6-12
Assist in writing grants and researching funding opportunities
Ensure programs are aligned with best practices for inclusive learning environments and comply with the University of Washington policies that ensure safety of minors
Manage daily operations of pre-college education outreach activities, including: Husky Futures, Access Ambassadors, major exploration workshops, Math-Science-Leadership Program and other on-campus and off-campus visits serving middle school and junior high students.
Provide professional development around college and career readiness for educators who serve youth in grades 6-12
Assist with developing and implementing assessments
Assist with developing and monitoring budgets
Collaborate closely with the Office of Admissions and other campus partners who engage with youth in grades 6-12
Identify and build positive relationships with UW Tacoma students, staff and faculty, K-12 educators, informal educators, community members and organizations that support college access for youth
Work collaboratively with these constituents to develop and deliver resources and programs that support college access for youth in grades 6-12
Recruit, hire, train, and supervise an AmeriCorps Pathways to Promise Fellow and student staff who serve as Access Ambassadors.
Other duties as assigned
REQUIREMENTS: Minimum requirements include:
Bachelor’s Degree AND three years of experience in educational outreach, program development or similar field, OR equivalent education/experience.
Demonstrated excellence in public speaking, written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated success in developing culturally relevant learning experiences for youth.
Ability to interpret complex and detailed educational documents.
Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to work on and off-site and to work a flexible schedule, with some weekend work and travel required.
Demonstrated strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects of different scales.
Ability to problem-solve, meet deadlines, prioritize work, interpret and apply rules, policies and procedures.
Proficiency in performing complex functions using MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and social media.
Satisfactory completion of a required background check.
DESIRED: Desired qualifications include
Demonstrated ability to create engaging curricula for a wide range of ages and settings.
Experience and knowledge of formal and informal education theory and practice.
Experience and knowledge of evaluation and assessment methodologies.
Experience writing grants from a variety of funding sources.
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