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Assistant Director (GEAR UP Achieve)

Company: Auburn
Location: Auburn
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number

Home Org Name
Truman Pierce Institute

Division Name
College of Education

Position Title
Assistant Director (GEAR UP Achieve)

Job Class Code

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary
Auburn University is excited to begin the search for an Assistant Director to join the GEAR UP Achieve interdisciplinary team. Funded by an historic grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education, GEAR UP Achieve will provide academic and postsecondary education support for a cohort of thousands of seventh-grade students across seven regions of the state beginning in the 2023-24 school year.
GEAR UP Achieve will advance Auburn's mission to change lives! Auburn University was chartered in 1856 and maintains a strong land-grant mission today. We are ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution and are dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, innovative scholarship, and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, a positive work environment, student engagement, and a thriving community.The GEAR UP Achieve Assistant Director will report to the Director and work with an innovative team, committed to having an impact on the next generation of students and families. This position will be integral to helping students have greater access to higher education and the preparation they need to thrive once they are in college.Specifically, the Assistant Director will be responsible for facilitating day to day operating responsibilities focusing on budget management, forecasting, and reporting; responsible for facilitating the records keeping system for tracking grant outcomes that will lead to successfully reporting grant outcomes; and responsible for communicating with school partners and grant affiliates ensuring that project goals and associated data are collected in a timely fashion.

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

This is a limited term appointment. Continuation of employment after 09/30/2030 is contingent upon availability of funds.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for monitoring and administering budget funds and regularly reporting of operational expenditures to the project director and principal investigators.
  • Establish procedures that help maintain the student and administrative record system.
  • Coordinate and communicate with project evaluators on data collection, analysis of data, and reporting key project metrics.
  • Oversees drafting evaluations and budget reports in conjunction with the project director and the
  • US Department of Education.
  • Required to attend national and regional GEAR UP (and related) conferences.
  • Communicates with school partners and grant affiliates to ensure project goals and associated data are collected in a timely fashion.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications
    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Education, Public Administration, Business, Social Work or related field.
    • 6 years of demonstrated experience using budget software, to collect data, and to write reports. Experience managing grants and personnel, and in school leadership.

      Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

      Minimum Skills and Abilities
      Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a wide-range of constituencies at the local, state, and national level. Prior experience with budget administration and data collection on federal grants and/or projects. Prior experience working with project evaluation personnel.

      Minimum Technology Skills

      Minimum License and Certifications

      Desired Qualifications

      Desired Qualifications

      Posting Detail Information

      Salary Range
      $48,800 - $83,000

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      EEO Statement
      Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

      AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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