Educ-Office of the Dean - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (20000883)
The person in this position will be responsible for overseeing program development and implementation for the Justice Scholars Institute, a school-university partnership that works in collaboration with schools in city of Pittsburgh. Housed in the School of Education and in collaboration with the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences' College in High School program and the School of Social Work, Justice Scholars provides a rigorous college preparation program for students in grades 9-12.
A primary program component is the opportunity for the students to earn college credit through University of Pittsburgh courses. In addition to the courses, we offer college preparation support, opportunities for community engagement, and various resources that make a successful college transition more tenable. The theme of social justice unifies the program model, as it trains youth to understand and address societal inequities, including the opportunity gap that results in educational under-achievement in low-income, communities of color. The program manager would direct the day-to-day operations of the program, while supporting expansion to additional school sites. The individual would also help our broader research practice partnership efforts to enhance educational opportunities in schools and communities in which the University of Pittsburgh engages.
- Coordination of out-of-school time program opportunities in support of program objectives.
- Collaboration with school personnel and community partners to ensure effective program design and implementation strategies.
- Cooperation with university partners in various departments to collaboratively enhance the Pitt impact in the Schools.
- Involvement in training/oversight of university students engaged in community-based work.
- Development of materials to support engagement and success in Pitt-related courses at the high schools.
- Coordination of strategies to involve families and community members in the efforts to improve educational outcomes students in our program.
A standard (37.5 hour) work week is expected but additional responsibilities, meetings and activities may require additional hours in the evening and on weekends. Some travel is required both locally and long-distance.
Master's degree preferred. The ideal candidate will have prior experience working with a diverse group high school aged students and/or undergraduate college students. Past project management and supervisory skills are preferred. An education and/or social work background is preferred. Ability to work well with young people and navigate schools and community spaces is strongly desired. A valid driver's license and access to a car is required.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Department Details: For those applicants submitting a writing sample or media sample, anything written that pertains to community engaged work or servicing students is preferred. An example might be a teaching philosophy statement, newsletter related to community engaged work, report on a school or community initiative, etc.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Administrator.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 3-5 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hiring Range: $35,100.00 - $56,784.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents: Writing Sample, Media Sample
Internal Number: 20000883
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.