Director of Upward Bound Math Science Program

Company: Lyon College

Updated: 11/22/2013

Description:

Director, Upward Bound Math/Science Program The Lyon College Upward Bound Math/Science Program seeks a Director to develop and direct the program in accordance with the Department of Education funding grant. Responsibilities include establishment and monitoring of the program’s goals and objectives; coordination of Program services and activities; development and management of budget and oversight of project expenditures; selection, orientation, and supervision of staff; recruitment and selection of participants; serving as liaison with sponsoring teachers and target school personnel; serving as research and statistics manager for Program and tracking of participants; and implementation of Program assessment and evaluation. Qualified applicants will have a Master's degree in STEM or an education-related field; grants management or project management experience; experience in an educational setting; familiarity with the needs of students in the Program target area; supervisory experience; computer skills to include spreadsheet applications; and excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience working with low-income, first generation students and/or personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting the target population is preferred. Lyon College is a USN&WR ‘top tier’ national liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). It is located in the foothills of the Ozarks in Batesville, Arkansas, a safe and convenient town of 10,000 that serves as commercial, medical, social, and governmental hub for an eight-county area. The College enrolls approximately 600 students from twenty-five states and eleven foreign countries on its picturesque 136-acre campus. Entering freshmen have an average HSGPA of 3.6 and an average ACT of 26. Lyon College is an equal opportunity employer. Send letter of application, resume (including graduate transcripts), and the names and telephone numbers of three references to: Ms. Clarinda Foote, Director of Administration and Human Resources, P.O. Box 2317, Batesville, AR 72503-2317 or jobs@lyon.edu. The starting date is no later than January 1, 2014. Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled.