Program Director, Ciresi Walburn & Excel Research

St. Paul, MN

University of St. Thomas

OVERVIEW

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Program Director opportunity. The Program Director will overseee our Ciresi Walburn Fellows Program & Excel Research Scholars Program within the Office of Student Achievement.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely to advance the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits

JOB SUMMARY

The Director is responsible for launching the Ciresi Walburn Fellows program at the University of St Thomas and the administrative leadership and management of the Excel Research Scholars program. The Director will implement and oversee day-to-day program operations and manage all facets of the Ciresi Walburn program and Excel Research Scholars' program services.

These services include the following for Ciresi Walbrun Fellows: Developing program elements, student leadership development; career exploration and preparation; on-campus student employment; academic and financial assistance counseling; tutoring; community leadership; and civic engagement opportunities.

These services include the following for Excel Research Scholars: Faculty mentoring; paid research experiences; doctoral preparation workshops, seminars, and other educational activities; academic and financial assistance counseling; tutoring; cultural events; presentation of research at national conferences; and publication of research in peer reviewed journals.

The Director works closely with other campus service providers as well as the Ciresi Walburn Foundation to develop programming, support services, student tracking databases, and program evaluation.

This position reports directly to the Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Student Achievement and will supervise one graduate student intern.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Oversee the development and ongoing operation of the Ciresi Walburn Fellows Program. Plans, assigns, and directs work; resolves problems; and executes the goals of the Ciresi Walburn Fellows Program including:

  • Develop a solid administrative and operational infrastructure to ensure efficient and effective program operations
  • Recruit Ciresi Walburn Fellows
  • Coordinate campus support for fellows
  • Coordinate with Human Resources about student employment placement
  • Develop and distribute marketing and recruitment materials
  • Provide on-going support to fellows and campus partners
  • Report progress to the Ciresi Walburn Foundation

Oversee the ongoing operation of the Excel Research Scholars Program. Plans, assigns, and directs work; resolves problems; and executes the goals of the Excel Research Scholars Program including:

  • Establish recruitment goals
  • Develop and distribute marketing and recruitment materials
  • Recruit Excel Scholars
  • Coordinate with campus partners
  • Place students in appropriate internships, research experiences, and other fellow experiences
  • Oversee faculty mentoring process of McNair Scholars
  • Oversee graduate school preparedness activities
  • Develop and maintain a web site highlighting program activities and student success
  • Coordinate forums and other events that highlight student success,
  • Establish tracking of student progress
  • Assist in program evaluation

For both Programs:

  • Develop and maintain a website highlighting program activities and student success
  • Coordinator forums and other events that hightlight student access
  • Establish tracking of student progress
  • Assist in program evaluation
  • Analyze, manage, and track program's budget expenditures and balances, and prepare budget reports, oversee grant documentation, tracking, and reporting
  • Interviews, hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates student worker(s)

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Five years of experience in program administration 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a major related to Student Development, Teaching/Education, Counseling, Mentoriship, or Social and Behavior Sciences

An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted.

 

Posted: 10/04/2021