UW Dream Project is Hiring!

I would like to let you know about a position we are hiring for in the coming weeks. We are looking for a Program Operations Specialist (Manager of Program Operations), someone with familiarity with UW budgets and grant management, college-readiness and high-school-to-college transition programming experience, and the ability to mentor and support 500+ amazing college student mentors as they support nearly 2,000 high school students in the South Seattle and South King County area. A lot of the work will surround our efforts in the Road Map Region and with the new Race to the Top funding! The job is posted in UW Hires, Req. #92077. Please refer interested individuals to me if they have questions and have them apply through the UW Hires system. See below for more information. Thanks! Jenée Myers Twitchell Director, University of Washington Dream Project Box 352800, Seattle, WA 98195-2800 Phone: 206-685-8529 Mobile: 206-409-8705 Check My Public Calendar myersja@uw.edu PROGRAM OPERATIONS SPECIALIST Req #: 92077 Department: DREAM PROJECT Job Location: Seattle Campus Job Location Detail: Mary Gates Hall Posting Date: 01/15/2013 Closing Info: Closes On 01/29/2013 Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/images/xx.gif https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/images/x.gif The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. The Dream Project is a student-initiated high school outreach program that operates as a University of Washington course, partnering UW students with first-generation and low-income high school students to help them achieve the dream of attending college. The program’s dual-focus approach strives not only to help these high school students, but also to teach UW students about important social issues through a unique, hands-on experience. The Dream Project currently operates in 17 Seattle-area high schools and works with over 2,000 high-school and university students per year. The Dream Project has an outstanding opportunity for a Program Operations Specialist. The Dream Project Program Operations Specialist will exercise substantial responsibility to ensure Dream Project’s success by managing the day-to day operations of the program. The Program Operations Specialist will allocate resources and establish policies, methods, and procedures for the program and ensure that the program conforms to institutional and department policies and regulations. The Program Operations Specialist will support ongoing and new efforts of the Dream Project and work within Undergraduate Academic Affairs, the College of Education, and the University at large in the following ways: • Support research and evaluation projects with regard to data management and reporting about program outcomes and work in the community. • Promote community service by supporting the program operations and leadership portfolios of over 500 undergraduates who work across the community at 17 sites every quarter. • Manage and ensures compliance of a budget of $450,000 per year, as well as any grants or awards for new initiatives beyond the current budget. • Support, in particular, the budget and operations outcomes of a brand new initiative related to a large, consortium-awarded grant that is part of a community wraparound award from the federal government. Specific duties include: * manage and maintain day-to-day operations of the Dream Project * develop, maintain and implement safety and risk management procedures * ensure records are properly retained and manage documentation about program activities as necessary * convene staff members on a regular basis to keep them apprised of essential program operations and program outcomes * support the maintenance and enhancement of data systems used to track program participation and automate processes including design, development, testing, deployment, maintenance, and documentation by coordinating and communication with program staff, student leaders, and external consultants and designers * manage and monitor spending and annual budget allocations * monitor grant budgets and compliance procedures and manage progress reports and communication with grant sponsors and other relevant agencies * initiate, approve, and monitor expenditures and work with student fiscal assistant to manage accounting documentation * provide periodic financial reports and updates to the Director, staff and student leaders * provide mentorship and support to undergraduate student leaders to ensure their success in carrying out program operations and making program decisions * offer advice and guidance to student leaders and mentors when problem-solving or creating new initiatives * serves as resource for mentors regarding policy, procedure, safety, expenditures and other questions related to the Dream Project or studentship at the UW * work with student leaders and graphic design student assistant to create program communications materials * ensure sufficient support and training for staff and AmeriCorps members * provide additional program support as needed For detailed information on Benefits for this position click here. http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/benefits/forms/ben-summaries/prostaff.pd f> Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, Public Affairs, Business or related fields 2-3 years of experience in a higher-education setting working on program operations, budget and grant management, and reporting. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Ability to maintain confidentiality and to handle confidential and sensitive information in an appropriate manner. Demonstrated experience in effective collaboration at all organizational levels. Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills: demonstrated ability to think strategically and manage complex issues effectively and creatively. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration. Desired: Master’s Degree in Education, Social Work, Public Affairs, Business, or other related fields. Experience working with undergraduate students in an educational or professional setting. Experience working with a college-access or college-retention program. Experience working with technology systems and reporting software. Experience working with governmental and private grants. Experience with event and fundraising management and oversight. Condition of Employment: Application Process: Part of the application process for this position includes completing an on-line cover letter assessment as well as the Employment Eligibility Assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. The assessment(s) will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select “Apply to this Position” on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your “My Jobs” page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until the assessment is complete. A satisfactory result from a criminal background check may be required prior to hire. http://f2.washington.edu/oess/ http://f2.washington.edu/oess/ The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. http://f2.washington.edu/oess/ Jenée Myers Twitchell Director, University of Washington Dream Project Box 352800, Seattle, WA 98195-2800 Phone: 206-685-8529 Mobile: 206-409-8705 Check My Public Calendar myersja@uw.edu http://depts.washington.edu/uwdrmprj/ http://depts.washington.edu/uwdrmprj/ PhD Student, College of Education Educational Leadership & Policy Studies http://education.washington.edu/areas/edlps/ http://education.washington.edu/areas/edlps/ _______________________________________________ Advisers mailing list Advisers@u.washington.edu http://mailman2.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/advisers

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