YSP Program Manager
The Program Manager will work closely with the YSP Director and Assistant Director to develop and manage programs and implement student success initiative and services to support the preparation, transition, retention and success of pre-college and undergraduate students in the Young Scholars Program. Trains staff on college counseling and/or success coaching techniques with pre-college and undergraduate students as well as develops and manages pre-college educational programs for middle school and high school students. The Program manager must have knowledge and understanding of best practices and research working with pre-college students on college preparation and college readiness, and familiarity with large urban districts in Ohio. The Program Manager must also have a deep knowledge of higher education, best practices in student success and retention in higher education. Must have experience working students from racial groups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education Program Manager must demonstrate strong communication, customer service orientation, organizational skills, critical thinking and complex problem solving skills. The incumbent must have the ability to work independently, and an ability and experience to develop and execute large-scale programs with a high level of quality. Develops and manages programmatic budgets, coordinates maintenance of student records and academic progress as well as data collection and analysis for program evaluations. Assist with the writing and development of grant proposals to foundations and corporations. Develops program policies, guidelines and procedures and works closely with the Assistant Director in establishing and coordinating activities and goals. Work closely with faculty, staff and units as Ohio State as well as teachers, principals and guidance counselors in each school district and other community partners. Strong public speaking, writing and presentation skills and an ability to represent the program in a professional manner. Master's Degree 4-7 years working full time in higher education/ university settings. Experience working with undergraduate students from underrepresented racial groups. Exceptional planning, management and organizational skills. Excellent communication skills, interpersonal (speaking and writing)
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