Director of BOLD Partnerships

Location
Boulder, Boulder County
Posted
May 28, 2014

Posting Description: *Who we are:* The BOLD (Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity) Center is part of CU-Boulder's commitment to creating an environment where students like you achieve your dreams. Engineering is essential to the health, happiness and safety of our nation and planet, and the strongest engineering solutions are created by a work force diverse in gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic representation. The BOLD Center fosters success through academic resources, student leadership opportunities and a supportive community in order to break down the barriers that keep too many of today's young talent from reaching their aspirations. *What your key responsibilities will be:* As the Director of BOLD Partnerships, you will be responsible for: _Capacity Building and Partnership Programs (45%):_ The Director will initiate, cultivate and grow partnerships for the BOLD Center and the College of Engineering and Applied Science, including internal partnerships on the campus of CU-Boulder and external partnerships with K-12 schools, community colleges, and community organizations. The Director will support the BOLD Center's multi-faceted relationship building, access and recruiting activities, including support of minority-serving target schools and diversity recruiting programs for K-12 students and other populations of interest (community college transfers, military veterans, pre- collegiate programs). The Director will provide leadership with on-site academic-year visit programs, presentations to outreach stakeholders, and summer programs and workshops. The Director will also manage communications with and to our partners. The Director will pursue funding and grant opportunities and establish evaluation criteria to assess the effectiveness of the partnerships towards increasing the enrollment of students who are underrepresented in engineering. _Organization and Cultivation of College Outreach Talent (30%):_ Many individuals from the College of Engineering & Applied Science are eager to engage with the broader impacts of engineering and translate their research into practice with community partners. The Director will organize and provide oversight as needed of this interest so that it is mutually beneficial for the College and for our partner organizations. The Director will also train students and faculty to engage effectively with our partner schools and organizations. _Program Leadership and Administration (10%):_ The Director serves on the BOLD leadership team, accountable for shared organizational goal setting and achieving and reporting of measurable results. The Engineering Partnership Director provides effective administration for current and future partnership programs, including fiscal management and student staff supervision, and collaboration and joint planning with partner schools, programs, and organizations. All initiatives must be formally assessed, with results shared with the BOLD leadership team for joint evaluation. _Measure, Analyze, and Disseminate Program Results (10%):_ The Director will evaluate Partnership Programs for progress toward access, retention, and performance of Engineering students. To be effective, and build upon the knowledge gained by others, the Director must be aware of partnership strategies found successful at engineering colleges throughout the country, and stay current (and contribute to) the engineering education and diversity literature. The Director is expected to publish program results annually in peer-reviewed journals, present at national engineering education conferences. _GoldShirt Program Assistance and Advising (5%):_ The Director will work closely with the GoldShirt Program Director, providing support and advising for GoldShirt students in year two and beyond. --- *What we can offer:* The anticipated salary for this position is $65,000-$75,000, commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder. --- *Important Notes:* _Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials. There may be questions at the end of this application related to these qualifications and competencies; your answers to these questions will be verified against your application materials and may be checked with references. False information could lead to your removal from the hiring process._ _The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history._ _The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work._ --- The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. 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Minimum Qualifications: *What we require:* * Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in engineering, engineering education or a closely related field. * At least 3 years of experience with K-12 school systems, community college systems, or community organizations, preferably in a leadership role. * Experience in program analysis, including use of spreadsheets, survey instruments, or other tools.

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: *What you will need:* * Strong communication skills.

Desired Qualifications: *What we'd like you to have:* * Advanced degree (Master's or PhD) in engineering, engineering education, or a closely related field. * Experience forming and growing partnerships between institutions of higher education and external organizations. * Expertise in statistics. _Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified._

Campus: Boulder