Summary of Duties: The Site Manager is responsible for the strategic planning, administration, and management of the WSU Tri-Cities GEAR UP project at a designated large school. Provides services to a cohort of at least 800 students. Manages an operating budget of a least $200,000 annually. Manages full-time staff and additional temporary/hourly.
The Site Manager represents the university as primary liaison to the partner schools and their communities implementing GEAR UP goals and objectives while ensuring compliance with all federal, state, university, and grant regulations. Duties include but are not limited to: providing direct outreach services to students; planning, preparation and leadership participation of group activities and seminars; coordinating and communicating with school administrators, teachers, staff, parents, students, area colleges, community members, organizations and businesses; providing local leadership in program evaluation; collecting data documenting accomplishments and future needs; developing recommendations to improve program effectiveness.
The incumbent will provide support to key program components, including tutor training and career exploration, and post secondary preparation.
The GEAR-UP program provides an intensive, year-round program of early outreach to middle and high school students in the partnering districts. This position is housed out of the WSU Tri-Cities campus with a work location at South Ridge High School.
Required Qualifications: Positions require a Bachelors degree and four (4) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. One (1) or more years of experience leading or directing the work of others. A Masters degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a yearforyear basis.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carne...gie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.