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Non-Classified Opening

START Director, Business and Support Services (1709)

Non-Classified Classification

Idaho State University

Open for Recruitment: March 6, 2018 - April 2, 2018
Announcement # NONCLS097945
Salary Range: DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Pocatello

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

Posting Number: req611
12 Month Full-Time

Non-classified Staff
College of Technology 
Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose

Develop, implement, evaluate, and oversee Successful Transitions and Retention Tracking (START) program designed to transition underprepared students into postsecondary education.

Key Responsibilities

Project management of the START program:

- Lead START entrance process for all potential students:
-- Provide screening and assessment of applicants to determine eligibility for enrollment, job and college readiness and appropriate occupational training pathways. Recruit and train stakeholders to interview potential candidates.
-- Lead two day orientation for accepted students.
-- Promote the development of self-directed learning communities that facilitate teamwork and academic success.
-- Assist in developing and facilitating curriculum for college preparatory classes.

- Hire, train and supervise START staff
-- Oversee START Student Identity Counseling program.
-- Oversee START mentoring program; recruiting, training and monitoring of peer/community mentors.
-- Oversee recruitment efforts for START programs.
-- Oversee curriculum and teaching of START math and writing courses.
-- Teach College Success course when necessary.

- Lead strategic planning process
-- Collect, analyze and oversee reporting of data for START program

- Monitor any external funder requirements; maintain student files, monitor budgets, document services, prepare monthly activity report.

- Direct student awards/scholarships in conjunction with the Financial Aid department.

- Create, develop and sustain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

- Create and maintain practicum opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

- Identify sources and apply for internal and external funding.

- Attend monthly retention meetings with college faculty.

- Schedule and facilitate individual student retention meetings.

- Report and publish data in peer reviewed journals.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of work experience related to: Hiring, Training, and Supervising staff; Project management; Budgeting; and Student Recruitment.

Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree in Counseling or related field and a work history of five (5) years related to the following:

- Strategic planning
- Screening, assessment, and evaluation of applicants
- Demonstrable experience with facilitating teamwork
- Teaching and curriculum development (college success, math and/or writing courses)
- Program performance analysis (data collection, analysis, and reporting)
- Internal and external stakeholder relationships
- Grant-writing and internal and external funding
- Academic research and publication in peer reviewed journals

Apply online at https://isu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=611

Please submit the following documents with your application:
Resume, Cover Letter, and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 2, 2018. However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary has been approved at $53,000 - $54,600 annually, commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

Idaho State University's Jeanne Clery report, federally required reporting, provides crime, arrest and fire statistics for the previous three years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Idaho State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, personal practices, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters. This report can be accessed on the following website:
ISU Clery Report

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.