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University of Idaho
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Posted: 09/18/2015
Bridge Idaho Upward Bound Program Specialist

University of Idaho

Bridge Idaho Upward Bound Program Specialist

Location: Off Campus Location - Orofino ID

Division/College: College of Education

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: 13.50 - 16.65

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The Bridge Idaho Coordinator effectively organizes, coordinates and implements multiple outreach, teaching and research programs; works independently to design and deliver services for participants and communities on the Nez Perce reservation; establishes and develops stakeholder relationships and opportunities within rural communities to help further the mission of the organization and institution; and works collaboratively to implement and coordinate residential summer programming, including the training and supervision of seasonal staff and supervision of minors in moderate to high-risk situations. To effectively reach program goals the position is required to balance community, student, and organizational needs with complex communication and innovative problem solving skills. This position is expected to adapt to shifting program priorities, timelines and needs.

Bridge Idaho is a dynamic, fluid and expanding organization dedicated to educational opportunity, college access, and achievement in higher education for low-income and first-generation students. We operate at both the University of Idaho and in Idaho's communities, working closely with a large network of external partners on projects, programs, and activities. Bridge Idaho's programs are at the very heart of the University's land-grant mission of serving the citizens of Idaho while strengthening the teaching, scholarly and creative capacities of the institution.

While the incumbent reports to the director, he or she is expected to be a team member of efforts led by the assistant director as well.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field + 3 Years Related Work Experience or Master’s degree in relevant field

Knowledge of: concepts and factors related to educational opportunity for low-income, first-generation students; issues/factors relating to the mission of the organization including the socio-economic complexity and educational and cultural characteristics of the population served.

Experience with: curriculum development and providing instruction and services to high school and/or college age students; providing liaison with customer/provider groups; planning and coordinating educational activities; and supervising minors under moderate to high risk circumstances.

Requires: Comprehensive analytical skills; comprehensive project management skills; intermediate technology skills; and, comprehensive communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in relevant field + 3 Years Related Work Experience

Knowledge of: risk management; college going processes and procedures.

Experience with: major program planning, coordination and implementation; developing professional, productive relationships across a community (school, parents, business, etc) in order to provide services; teaching, supervising or counseling non-traditional, under-represented students; program evaluation; staff supervision; writing reports; and developing policies and procedures.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Requires: on-call status and different work shifts during program activities; a valid motor vehicle operator’s license and be able to meet policy requirements for driving University vehicles.; ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary and travel.

Posting Number: SP000693P

Posting Date: 09/15/2015

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

For first consideration submit all application materials by October 4, 2015

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.