Assistant Program Director for Community Engagement (Project Management Specialist)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana,
Internal Number: 297580
IUPUI SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (IN-EDUC-IUINA)
The IUPUI School of Education is committed to examining our collective role in improving the human condition. We develop leaders, educators, and counselors equipped to critique and disrupt longstanding inequities and address the changing dynamics in urban educational contexts. Through community-engaged research, teaching, and service, we seek to positively impact youth and adult learners in educational systems and serve the welfare of communities through engagement in strategic alliances to promote equitable, just, culturally relevant and sustaining practices in teaching and learning.
The Assistant Program Director of Community Engagement will be expected to serve as a member of the leadership team for a School of Education state-funded grant to provide technical assistance and professional learning experiences through the Indiana Department of Education Indiana Governor's Emergency Education Relief grant [Digital Education Hub (DEH) for Rigorous Remote Learning with Communities] and the 1008 Student Learning Recovery Plan grant (It Takes a Village: Student Learning Resilience Plan) as part of the Federal CARES Act response as well as other grant-funded initiatives. The Assistant Program Director for Community Engagement will lead the Digital Education Hub's commitment to establishing a connection with communities across the City of Indianapolis and Marion County, the Central Indiana, and the state of Indiana regarding the Digital Education Community Caucus, the Advisory Council, and events relating to Community Engagement. This position provides direction and support of community engagement programs including, but not limited to the Summer Institute and Digital Education Community Caucus meetings and obligations.
Department Specific Responsibilities:
Idealize, coordinate and lead community engaged-focused programs, events, and meetings including, but not limited to the Summer Institute and Digital Education Community Caucus meetings and obligations.
Provide direction and support of Community Engagement marketing and personnel recruitment.
Serve as the contact for Digital Education Hub Community Engagement related programs, events, and questions.
Brainstorm, assist in and promote the Digital Education Hub program strategic partnerships in the city of Indianapolis and across the state of Indiana with organizations, corporations, educators, and community leaders.
Maintain the community engagement website pages and community partner database using Digital Education Hub preferred technical systems.
Provide supervision for Community Engagement Specialists.
Manages medium to large projects, from start to finish, ensuring on time completion within budget.
Develops project plan(s) and efficiently analyzes, tracks, forecasts, and reports on project metrics and shortfalls.
Coordinates and facilitates efforts of project team(s) consisting of various staff and hourly employees.
Communicates ongoing changes in tasks, goals, or performance.
Collaborates to ensure that project objectives are achieved within established time frames.
Participates in client meetings, vendor/contract decisions, and development of project requirements and specifications.
May provide guidance and support to less experienced peers.
Bachelor's degree in relevant field
Master's or Doctorate degree in a related field
2 years of relevant experience
Five years of work experience in education settings with technology
Experienced in managing projects and leading community-engaged scholarship and/or community organizing utilizing the principles of adult learning, family learning, critical race theory, and sociocultural learning theories to address the needs of Pre-K-12 learners who are multicultural, multilingual, and/or learning, economically, or geographically diverse.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion
Demonstrated project management skills
Proficient in English written and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent collaboration and team building skills
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Highly thorough and dependable
Demonstrated record of leadership experience and experience in Participatory Action Research (PAR) and community-engaged scholarship.
Ability to understand, communicate with and effectively interact with people across cultures.
Possesses a positive attitude towards cultural differences.
Willing to gain knowledge of different cultural practices and world views and determine how those practices and views will factor in during investigations, complaints, reports, findings, etc.
Provide supervision and guidance for Community Engagement Specialists
Thrive in an active, intentional, and highly collaborative team that centers equity and inclusion for all students irrespective of race, dis/ability, socioeconomic status, home language, ethnicity, LGBTQ+ identities, religion, etc.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.