Assistant Director of College Access and Persistence Initiatives, Temple Univ.

Posted by Temple University on August 24, 2021

This position provides administrative and logistical direction for the programs, initiatives, and professional and student staff within the College Access Unit in the College of Education and Human Development. Under the leadership of  the Assistant Dean of College Access and Persistence, the Assistant Director manages the day-to-day decision-making regarding, and supervision of, the Temple Education Scholars (TES) program (its high school participants and its supporting Temple student staff), the College’s dual enrollment (DE) initiatives with the School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia charter schools, and Philadelphia suburban school districts (their high school participants and supporting Temple student staff), and the College’s administrative support for the Temple Upward Bound (UB) and Temple Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) programs.

Among the key responsibilities of the Assistant Director is the outreach to potential high school partners and dual enrollment course participants, on-going communication, scheduling and other logistics management with existing school and community partners (i.e. Steppingstone Scholars, Inc. and Junior Achievement) and program participants, general oversight of the daily activities of on and off-campus programming for TES, DE, and UB/UBMS, data collection and management, and supervision of student workers and interns. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for working with marketing and communication personnel at the College to promote programming and with the Assistant Dean of College Access and Persistence to identify and pursue funding and scholarships opportunities to support and grow the College Access programming at the College. Additionally, the Assistant Director will provide facilitative leadership for the College Access Community of Practice, the teacher education pathway collaboration with Science Leadership Academy @ Beeber, and the Pennsylvania Educator Diversity Consortium. In this role, the Assistant Director will coordinate collaborations across units within the College as well as within the university in support of first-generation and traditionally underrepresented students in education majors (particularly teacher education) and in higher education generally. This person has direct oversight of day to day departmental operations and provides direct supervision and guidance to the departmental administrative employee. Performs other duties as assigned.

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