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The has an outstanding opportunity for a College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Director.
Under the direction of the Associate Vice President and Principle Investigator (PI) and supervision of the Executive Director of Retention & Academic Support Programs, the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Director will lead the development, implementation, and administration of the CAMP program. CAMP is designed to provide migrant and seasonal farmworker students with support services that will allow them to complete the first year of college and persist to the baccalaureate degree. CAMP is a federally funded U.S. Department of Education program that is subject to renewal every five years. The Director will work closely with academic departments, administrative units, and students to develop strategies, policies, and programming to support current and former CAMP participants.
The position requires an understanding of migrant education policies and regulations, and the landscape of undergraduate higher education, with particular focus on the experience of underrepresented, low-income and first-generation student populations. The position requires experience with grant management and the use of a collaborative and collegial approach with campus administrators, faculty, and staff to identify and implement policies that enhance campus diversity, undergraduate student preparation, and climate. The Director will provide sound and informed recommendations to leadership on areas of priority and need for the College Assistance Migrant Program. The Director will utilize independent judgment in the execution of duties and will resourcefully manage the activities and staff under her/his/their leadership within the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity.
The Director of CAMP will work with faculty, staff, and administrative units to promote and develop strategies and policies related to work with students from migrant and seasonal farmworker backgrounds and undergraduate student preparation. The Director will work with the members of the OMA&D leadership to coordinate and implement successful retention and graduation strategies for students from migrant and seasonal farmworker backgrounds. The CAMP Director will also work closely with other key OMA&D and campus administrators such as the Associate Vice President for OMA&D College Access, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services, and Director of Admissions on recruitment strategies, advocacy, and coordination of admissions offers to CAMP participants.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Administer and manage the development, implementation, and coordination of the CAMP Program. Develop and implement CAMP Program objectives, procedures, practices, and policies in compliance with federal, University of Washington, and Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity requirements.
Assume responsibility for the hiring and supervising of program staff. Supervise staff in the provision of academic guidance to student participants in CAMP. Provide guidance to staff regarding student academic concerns. Coordinate counseling and advising issues as well as instructional support with program personnel in CAMP, and provide leadership in adapting previously designed methods. Develop counseling guidelines that support the CAMP mission.
Lead staff in the planning, organizing, and implementation of the development of academic enrichment programs and student services designed to prepare CAMP students for successful completion of the first year of study at the UW and provide support to students in subsequent years that will lead to the eventual graduation from the institution. Work with staff to develop and coordinate mentoring and tutoring activities.
Provide leadership in the development and coordination of student recruitment strategies for CAMP. Work closely with the OMA&D Outreach and Recruitment staff and the Office of Admissions to develop tailored recruitment strategies and outreach activities for migrant and seasonal farmworker students. Promote the CAMP program across the State of Washington among key migrant education and community services sectors.
Direct the planning of a welcome orientation for new program participants and parents at the start of each academic year. Assume responsibility for designing and implementing procedures for allocating and disbursing stipends and other funds to participants.
Provide strategic leadership in developing and implementing program evaluation strategies using migrant education guidelines. This includes the submission of Annual Performance Reports (APR) to the U.S. Dept. of Education.
Provide guidance to staff on ways to monitor the academic progress of program participants and develop creative methods of tracking program participants while in school and until graduation. Supervise staff to develop and maintain a detailed student information file system and computer database. Provide leadership in the development and implementation of student needs-assessment strategies for CAMP participants.
Facilitate and coordinate interactions among participants, personnel, faculty, staff, and administrators in OMA&D.
Participate, and arrange for CAMP staff to participate, effectively in state, regional or national conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of Migrant Education HEP/CAMP meetings, as the grant budget may allow. Expect to travel across Washington State to meet with students, parents, and other stakeholders to share information about the program.
Represent the CAMP program in meetings and any other functions both on and off-campus. Perform special assignments requested by the Associate VP and Principal Investigator.
REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, or related field; 5 years experience in education; 5 years of experience working with low-income, underrepresented students and/or MSFW youth and families; knowledge of higher education policy and student development theory; strong background in academic advising, research skills, and data management; 2 years experience working with students in STEM; 2 years experience in federal project management (project compliance, fiscal oversight, supervision, etc.); excellent organizational and leadership skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE Experience working with federal programs that support the educational development of low-income, first-generation college attendees, underrepresented students, and students from migrant and seasonal farm-worker backgrounds. Significant experience working with migrant and seasonal farm-worker students in a college or university environment, especially those students that have significant work involved in agriculture, fishing, and forestry
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