Educational Program Associate III, Institute for Urban Education, 80683

University of Missouri-Kansas City
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Job Title: Educational Program Associate III, Institute for Urban Education, 80683
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 40739
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Institute for Urban Education (School of Education)

Job Description The mission of the School of Education is to recruit, prepare, and support outstanding teachers, mental health professionals, and administrators who will create lifelong opportunities through education for America’s diverse urban communities. As part of the Schoof of Education the Institute for Urban Education's (IUE) mission is to recruit, prepare and support exemplary teachers for richly diverse schools in Kansas City.

The Educational Program Associate III for the Institute for Urban Education duties will be a key team member in supporting IUE students, prospective students and teachers working in Kansas City Schools. The Educational Program Associate III will primarily serve as a key contact for current students as well as assist and support educational initiatives and daily activities of the IUE. Daily activities include serving as a resource for students, supporting IUE outreach programs for aspiring and in-service teachers in IUE partner PK12 schools. The Educational Support Associate III will report to the IUE Director and will work closely with the IUE Associate Director and program faculty/staff. Duties include managing communication for the IUE (social media, web content, newsletters), managing the IUE Admissions process, mentoring programs for current students and related programs supporting the success of our students. The Educational Program Associate III will work directly with students, alumni and school personnel as it relates to IUE Grow Your Own programs, mentoring programs, alumni support and professional development for in-service teachers. Responsibilities include communication with external constituents, website, social media, and marketing campaigns/projects, and assisting with reports and data management particular to IUE programming.


    Coordinate all aspects of IUE student application and admissions process including responding to student inquiries, managing electronic student information system, and scheduling all admissions activitiesAssist with recruitment and outreach for the IUE Grow Your Own Teacher Recruitment ProgramsManage the IUE Student Mentoring program as well as provide support and mentoring for current IUE students and alumniAssist with IUE Teacher Professional Development outreach activities including logistics for webinars, conferences and related teacher professional developmentAssist with IUE Alumni Network outreach and supportManage IUE electronic communications and outreach, including IUE website, social media and marketing
      Including content development, editing and daily upkeepDevelop and distribute newsletters, electronic communication and marketing materialsAdvise prospective students on program requirements and assist with recruitment events
    Provide daily assistance to the IUE Director and show initiative through collaborating with IUE team on short and long-term projects
      Assist with IUE meeting scheduling and record minutes, purchase meals, coordinate student orientations, and other administrative functions as assignedAssist with IUE recruitment and fundraising, website and database management and prepare written correspondenceAssist with field placements and other tasks related to the School of Education and IUE co-curricular programmingAnswer main phone, in-person and phone contactsOrder and keep inventory of marketing materials, office supplies, manage scheduling of rooms for meetings, and other general office duties
    Maintain confidential student and alumni filesManage databases, assist with reports, presentations and data management, this includes researching information, collecting data and preparing reports
      Serve as IUE liaison to office of Financial Aid, Cashiers and Admissions and assist students with related questions and issues
    Coordinate special projects and events (on and off campus)Serve as representative of IUE and School of Education with select community partners
      Coordinate community liaison activities to support outreach programs
    Responsible for financial administration of all divisional accounts; completing budget revisions as necessary, process purchase requisitions, manage budgets, assist with fundraising and complete expense reports and travel reimbursements for division facultyManage GAs, work-study students and student volunteers, including community service, work with partner organizations and the Grow Your Own ProgramsAdhere to and assist with university policies and procedures as applicable to IUE faculty/staff and overall job dutiesOther duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications

An Associate's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 6 months of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications
    Bachelor’s degree preferredProficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Proficiency in internet research, Library Database Research, Pathway, Canvas, Social Media, Peoplesoft, Adobe Acrobat & Reader, WebNow, ReadIris, ImageNow, Intelliworks, and UMKC Web Apps.Proficiency in website maintenance, social media and marketingExperience working in PK-12 education, higher education and/or non-profit organizationsStrong interpersonal skillsCommitment to diversity, equity and social justiceDemonstrated experience working with complex issues, problem-solving and creative thinkingExperience managing small projects and initiatives
Full Time/Part Time

Full-time, benefit eligible


$15.29 - $19.47/hr commensureate with experience and education


Mon - Fri 8am-5pm, but some evenings and weekend work will be required on occasion

Application Deadline

Open until filled, review of applications to begin immediately.

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Note, you must provide a description of job duties for each Work Experience entry on your application. Please carefully review the application instructions section of our Careers page prior to submitting your materials.

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Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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UMKC Statement on Diversity Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

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