Position Title Assistant Director, Greater Kansas City Writing Project (GKCWP)
Working Title Assistant Director, Greater Kansas City Writing Project (GKCWP) Department 201065 - Greater Kansas City Writing Project Pay Rate $3,573.26/month FTE .83 FLSA Exempt Position Number 997043 Classification CJS16 Special Instructions to Applicants:
This is a full-time benefits-eligible position. Benefits include competitive salary; health, dental, vision, life insurance, AD & D, long-term disability; 3 weeks paid vacation per year; 3 weeks of accrued sick leave per year; 13 paid holidays; retirement; and generous education assistance for an employee, spouse and dependent children taking classes at UCM.
Completed UCM online application for employment required.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
A review will begin immediately and continue until filled.
NOTE: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.
The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veteran status, and people with disabilities.
Monday – Friday, Varied Hours Occasional nights & weekends
Bargaining Unit No Work Location MIC - Lee's Summit Posting Date 08/23/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Position Purpose
The primary function of the Assistant Director, Greater Kansas City Writing Project (GKCWP) is to collaborate with the Director to provide leadership and coordination for the development and administration of the National Writing Project's site serving Kansas City and administratively housed at the University of Central Missouri (UCM). The following responsibilities are key components of the GKCWP Assistant Director's position: 1. Manage programmatic activities including graduate courses for teachers, creative writing workshops for students, school-based in-service, ongoing professional development programs for GKCWP teacher leaders, and other activities as deemed necessary, on an annual basis. 2. Collaborate with GKCWP co-directors, advisory committee, team members, and UCM stakeholders to build relationships with preK-12 teachers and school administrators in the Greater Kansas City area (both in Missouri and Kansas) and throughout the State of Missouri. 3. Oversee administrative support for program participants. 4. Actively pursue external funding through grants and gifts to assist in the financial support of the GKCWP programming and operating costs. 5. Provide scheduled and ad hoc reports for UCM, the National Writing Project, and other funders as required by institutional and funder guidelines.
Education & Formal Training Master's degree (Specify field(s) of study below), Formal training (specify) Other Education & Formal Training
Master's degree in any field required.
Must be a graduate from National Writing Project.
Computer Skills Word-Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation Experience
1. Minimum of 1 years' experience working with a site of the National Writing Project 2. Minimum of 5 years' teaching experience 3. Strategic planning/project management experience preferred.
Other Experience Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position: Criminal History check Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Budget- related skills, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Supervisory skills, including motivation, delegation of duties, evaluation, etc, Management and/or administration skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge
Mental skills, including concentration, memory, complex decision making, analytical thinking, and/or conceptual thinking.
Specify sensory abilities: Physical & Environmental Factors: Other Physical & Environmental Factors Lifting weight Special Working Conditions: Travel required, Irregular work hours, Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions Other Special Working Conditions
Requires some night and weekends.
Ability to Keyboard No keyboarding test required. Special Qualifications: Other Special QualificationsSupplemental Questions
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