Upward Bound Math and Science Project Director

          East Central University Job Description

Upward Bound Math and Science Project Director

ECU is a student-centered regional state university located in Ada, Oklahoma.  ECU offers thirty-three undergraduate baccalaureate degree programs in arts, business, education, mathematics, sciences, nursing, and the social sciences; and six master's degrees in accounting, education, human resources, psychology, management, and water resources. ECU's 4,200 (average) students come from 35 countries and 22 different states.  About 65% of the 147 full-time faculty hold doctorates.

SUMMARY

To ensure the Upward Bound Math/Science Center complies with all federal regulations which governs the program. To direct, train and educate the employees of the Center to ensure the program accomplishes its intended purpose. The program is designed to prepare high school students for post-secondary education programs that lead to careers in the fields of Math and Science.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  include the following:

Coordinate and oversee activities to accomplish goals and objectives, implement new project components based on evaluations and proposed  and planned  outcomes, hire and train all ECU UBMS staff, organize and conduct meetings  and evaluations,  and generate reports and plans of actions based on the program evaluation  plan.  Plan  and  participate  in  publicizing community  services  and  goals,  collaborate  with institutional projects and community agencies to share resources, and build networking relationships that are beneficial to the projects goals. The projector director should also ensure compliance with EDGAR, and ECU  policies,  as  well  as  applicable  state  and  federal  laws.  Along  with  completion  of  the  Annual Performance Report.

EDUCATION  and/or  EXPERIENCE

Minimum of 2 years' experience and a Master's degree in School Administration, Math, Science, Education, and Counseling. Ability  to  relate to, establish rappoti, and build strong relationships with universities, colleges, technology centers, target school personnel, and community partners. Must have mastery of written and oral communication skills, proficiency in budgetary planning and disbursement, supervisory experience with professional staff, ability to implement and accomplish goals and objectives and proven leadership qualities.   Previous TRIO experience is a preferences,

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  To ensure the Upward Bound Math/Science Center complies with all federal regulations which governs the program.   To direct, train and educate the employees of the Center to ensure the program accomplishes its intended purpose. The program is designed to prepare high school students for post-secondary education programs that lead to careers in the fields of Math and Science. The director needs the ability to work successfully with students, faculty, and the administration, and also needs a high frustration tolerance level, a cheerful personality, and the willingness to support the mission and tasks of the staff in the department.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

TO APPLY: Send letter of interest; resume; transcripts; name, addresses, phone numbers of three professional references; and *Disclosure Statement to Employment Services, East Central University, 1100 E. 14th Street, PMB D-2, Ada, OK 74820 or es@ecok.edu. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about ECU, visit our web site at http://www.ecok.edu.

East Central University, in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes but is not limited to admission, employment, financial aid, and educational services. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Employment Services Director, 1100 E. 14th, Adm 160, Ada, OK 74820, (580) 559-5260.