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**3647BR** **Position Title:** Director of STEP Program **Organization:** K-12 Programs **Detailed Job Description:** **NOTE: Some Saturdays and overnights required. The STEP Director will be present during the STEP Saturday Academy (6 Saturdays per year). Travel to regional meetings and to Albany for two annual conferences is required.** The Director of RIT STEP has oversight and responsibility for all aspects of the RIT STEP program. With support from the Assistant Director, he/she will manage the day-to-day operations of RIT STEP as it relates to student and parent programming in fulfillment of the RIT STEP grant objectives. The position will be responsible for facilitating and negotiating relationships with partner schools, school administrators, and school counselors. The Director will provide leadership and direct supervision to all STEP staff. The Director will design the program calendar and will lead in the development of educationally sound workshops, camps, and events to meet grant objectives. The Director of RIT STEP is responsible for the administrative management of the grant and serves as the key representative of the program to the funder, to RIT Sponsored Research, RIT Sponsored Programs Accounting, and the RIT K-12 University Center Leadership Team. The Director of RIT STEP is responsible for the accurate, thorough, and on time completion of all STEP reports. With support from the K-12 Staff Accountant, he/she will be responsible for the overall financial management of the grant - ensuring that all expenditures are efficient, follow appropriate grant and college protocol, are permissible according to grant spending regulations, and are appropriately documented. The STEP Director will be responsible for collecting match documentation from partner schools. The Director of RIT STEP oversees the STEP database. He/she will work with STEP staff and partner schools to regularly secure student data and document day-to-day program services. Additionally, the Director of RIT STEP will develop and implement an internal system of assessment to measure the impact of RIT STEP. He/she will regularly review STEP data and make required changes to ensure achievement of all program objectives. The Director of RIT STEP will report to the Director of the RIT K-12 University Center. While the STEP Director will have an office at RIT, he/she will regularly visit the partner schools to provide support to site-based STEP programming. The successful candidate will have significant experience in informal STEM education and will hold a Master's degree in education, counseling, youth development, or a STEM field. He/she will have experience in grant management and in managing a staff. Experience with a STEP partner school district is preferred. **Requisition Number:** 3647BR **College/Division:** Provost **Professional Area:** Professional/Administrative **Required Application Documents:** Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References **Preferred Education Level:** Masters-Other **Employment Category:** Fulltime **Additional Details:** The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to **Required Minimum Education Level:** MS, MA **How To Apply:** In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: . Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number. **Wage Band** **:** 117A **Required Minimum Qualifications:** + Master's degree in Education, Counseling, Youth Development, or STEM field. + 3 years of experience in informal STEM education + 3 years of experience in grant administration + Strong knowledge of NYS high school graduation requirements and high school academic standards. + Strong knowledge of college readiness curriculums, including soft skill and middle skill development. + Experience in leading a team and managing employees. + Extensive experience in grant-funded, k-12 outreach initiatives with specific focus on underserved populations. + Experience in writing grant proposals and/or closing grants. + Demonstrated success with using grant objectives to inform program design as well as evidence- based program design. + Significant experience in the design and delivery of K-12 programming. + Experience managing a budget with efficient and strategic spending in line with grant requirements. + Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; must be adept at communicating with audiences of all backgrounds and education levels + Values and supports individual differences. Able to work with diverse populations. + Values transparency, accountability, and communication. Embraces a team attitude. + Ability to listen, strategize and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities. + Ability to work independently, managing and prioritizing multiple demands. Knows when to elevate issues **PLEASE NOTE:** The individual hired for this position will be required to have a pre-employment Motor Vehicle check, and the Motor Vehicle Report must clear RIT's Safe Driving Policy (please refer to page 4) **Preferred Qualifications:** + Experience working with the Rochester City, Rush Henrietta, or Greece Central school districts preferred. + Experience with GEAR UP, federal TRiO, or NYS grant-funded K-12 program (STEP, LPP, etc.) preferred. + 5 years of grant administration preferred. + Teaching, administrative, or school counseling certification preferred. **Department/College Description:** The RIT Science & Technology Entry Program (STEP) is a state-funded, grant-based initiative that aims to encourage and support youth from historically underrepresented and underserved groups to pursue college and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields as well as the New York state licensed professions. An initiative of the RIT K-12 University Center, RIT STEP serves 300 middle and high school youth from schools in the Rochester City, Rush Henrietta, and Greece Central school districts. Services include hands-on STEM workshops, mentoring, educational enrichment, college readiness, research experiences, leadership development, college visits, and parent support programs. **Staff Job Function:** General Administration


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