Instructional Specialist, Sr
Full-Time at Northern Arizona University, Educational Support
posted on July 14, 2012
• This position is grant funded and subject to availability of funds. The incumbent is not eligible for layoff or recall status.
• Upward Bound is a federally funded program which assists low-income, first generation college bound high school students.
• This position requires frequent travel and some extended evening and weekend hours when supervising project participants and traveling to target schools.
• A valid Arizona driver's license is required upon employment.
• 11 month position.
• Provide leadership for all aspects of the academic year and summer Academy.
• Assist with design and implementation of individual participant portfolio projects during academic year.
• Responsible for hiring, training and supervision of target school site sponsors and of summer Academy Instructors
• Serve as liaison to target high schools, including communications with principals, counseling staff, teachers and site sponsors.
• Promote program through public relations such as advertising, distributing flyers, announcements of UB services in target areas, and updating Upward Bound NAU web-site and UB Facebook.
• Actively participates in the recruitment and selection of 98 program participants who meet federal requirements for Upward Bound participation.
• Travel monthly to four target high schools in Coconino, and Navajo counties during the academic year program to provide direct participant services.
• Develop forms, materials and activities for presentations pertaining to educational, career, cultural, financial literacy, and post secondary education for high school program participants and parents.
• Provide technical assistance and instruction to participants in the areas of college selection, admissions, financial aid , summer bridge programs and all other areas of college preparation.
• Advocate for and refer UB participants to college bridge programs as well as to other college support resources (i.e. Student Support Services, Student Learning Centers, college advising, etc.) in order for students to be connected to services at the start of their post secondary enrollment.
• Develop and implement summer Academy curricula for year 1 and year 2 participants, including a language class.
• Facilitate summer Academy year 3 student enrollment @ Coconino Community College.
• Maintain accurate and complete student files; documenting all services, contacts, and activities.
• Coordinate with campus departments and community agencies to provide services during academic field trips and other summer Academy activities.
• Administer and analyze a variety of assessments: career interest inventories, learning strategies to develop comprehensive educational plans for each participant.
• Create academic advising component for summer Academy.
• Gather and/or calculate student academic information; prepare various reports as requested.
• Assist in the evaluation of the academic year and summer Academy; focuses on the changing needs of target population.
• Assist with U. S. Department of Education annual reports.
• Assist project director with grant writing and completion of federal reporting requirements.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor's degree in Education, Counseling, or related field AND one year instrumental or subject work experience; OR,
• Five years of progressively responsible instructional work experience, OR
• Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
• Experience working with TRIO programs.
• Experience working in an educational setting with low income/first generation college students.
• Experience working with multicultural populations.
• Teaching/Counseling experience at the high school level.
• Experience working with tribal and federal financial aid/scholarships.
• Secondary teaching certification.
• Master's Degree in Education or appropriate field.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of teaching principles, practices and procedures.
• Knowledge of curriculum development principles.
• Knowledge of educational and training resources.
• Knowledge of college admissions processes and financial aid.
• Effective written and oral communication skills.
• Experience with, and sensitivity to, culturally diverse populations.
• Computer skills including IBM platform, word-processing, database management, desktop publishing, and spreadsheets.
• Strong multi-tasking skills and organization of work for self and others.
This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
$35,000 - $36,100 (depending on experience).
11 month position.
This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at www.nau.edu/hr. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU.
Employees offered a position on or after July 20, 2011, will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan) after 90 days of employment. If you accept an offer on or after July 20, 2011, you will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after your start date. More information is available at: http://hr.nau.edu/node/10159.
August 6, 2012 at midnight.