Assistant/Associate Director School/Division:School of EducationOffice:Center for Educational Access and SuccessFull-Time or Part-Time:Full-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description:Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) and Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) are New York State grant funded initiatives. The Assistant/Associate Director oversees the day-to-day functions of the STEP Program and organizes various major functions of the LPP Program. The position also includes work with teachers, curriculum development, program planning and organization, student advising and workshop administration, budgeting and creating reports. The assistant/associate director will be responsible for assisting with the creation, management and administration of services leading to interest in fields including science and technology and those that require licensure. The position is highly collaborative and includes oversight of several staff. Duties outlining this role includes:
Saturday/Summer Scholars’ Academy
Create master classroom schedule, evaluate educational consultants throughout the year, plan for classroom syllabi/emergency lesson plans and schedule/oversee regular meetings. Supervise educational consultants and assign substitutes when necessary. Evaluate teachers and classes and offer feedback.
Pre-collegiate Advising and Workshops
Schedule sessions with students to discuss topics including academics, tutoring and programmatic adjustments; meet with students regularly to manage progress and keep record of meetings and topics discussed. Collaborate with school counselors on student progress. Host workshops on Hofstra University campus and at partner schools.
Forecast, create and balance LPP and STEP Program budgets throughout the year. Make adjustments, submit payments and reconcile expenses. Create consultant contracts, invoices and settle encumbrances.
Midyear and end-of-year reports
Manage student data for New York State Education Department reporting, including folders for each program participant for both programs, LPP and STEP. Coordinate with staff members on information gathering on student enrollment and participation for both programs.
Provide oversight and assistance with planning colloquiums and regents preparatory activities, including speaker, room and food reservations. Work directly with teachers in organizing activities including curriculum development and assembly of equipment and materials.
Provide direction and oversight for recognition and celebratory activities including students, educational consultants, parents and invited guests. Oversee and assist with coordination of activities associated with each occasion including invitations, student certificates and teacher evaluations, etc.
Student Conferences and College Tours
Provide oversight and coordination of all activities associated with conference preparation for students including registration, research presentations, hotel accommodations and travel arrangements, pre-trip meetings, permission slips, student absence letter, where necessary, and acquisition of parent chaperones.
Oversee meetings with parents/guardians covering topics including their participation in student academic preparation, informative workshops, fund raisers and on that of being chaperones.
The position includes Saturday hours, travel to local school districts and occasional overnight obligations for conferences and tours. This position also includes other duties as assigned, is contingent upon grant funding and reports to the Project Director.
Qualifications:Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required (Master’ in Education Administration, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Guidance and Counseling, Psychology, Student Personnel Services, or related field preferred. Particular interest will be given to those with a counseling background and/or degree.
At least two years of successful administrative experience in educational or social programs are required. Proven and progressive experience in implementing grant funded or similar project goals and objectives is required. Experience with budgeting is also desired. The candidate should have extensive database management experience and be very detailed oriented. Knowledge of secondary and/or postsecondary education programs is highly preferred. Excellent verbal and demonstrated written communication skills are required. Demonstrated experience in working and developing credibility with low income and first-generation students is desirable. Application Instructions:For consideration, please send a letter of application, list of 3 references (to include only names, addresses, phone numbers, and e mail addresses) and resume to:
Anthony E. Robinson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean/Executive Director
School of Education
Center for Educational Access and Success
013 Hadgedorn Hall
119 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1190
Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:open until filledDate Posted: 09/18/2019Posting Number: 897887-19