Director, RIT Kids on Campus 4903BR K-12 Programs Provost
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 117A
Detailed Job Description
The RIT K-12 University Center works in collaboration with all divisions at RIT to build connections between the college and the K-12 community (youth, teachers, parents, schools). This is accomplished through many efforts including customized campus visits, hands-on experiences, ongoing grant-funded initiatives facilitated in partnership with area schools, broader impact efforts designed with RIT faculty, enrichment programs, and summer day camps. The outreach provided by the RIT K-12 University Center aims to increase college-going attitudes, to spark interest in RIT's areas of study, to motivate youth to consider RIT as an eventual fit for college, and to better prepare them for the admission process. Additionally, RIT K-12 regularly engages youth from target populations of special interest to the college - for example, exposing youth who may someday be eligible for RIT's Rochester City Scholars scholarship initiative to opportunities at RIT.
The Director of RIT Kids on Campus has oversight and responsibility for all Kids on Campus activities organized through the K-12 University Center. This includes campus visits/experiences (2,000 youth/year), special events organized in collaboration with campus partners (ex. Girls in STEM Fair), youth programs that occur during the academic year (ex. Dungeons and Dragons Saturday series), the Camp Tiger summer day camp (serving 1,000 youth over 4 weeks), and more.
With support from the Kids on Campus Outreach Specialist and the RIT student Outreach Ambassadors, the Director will manage the day-to-day operations of the RIT Kids on Campus portfolio to meet the objectives of the K-12 University Center and the RIT strategic plan. The Director will be responsible for building connections and maintaining relationships with K-12 schools, teachers, and youth-serving organizations. He/she will consistently represent RIT and the K12 Center with outstanding customer service and attention towards nurturing and sustaining a positive outlook toward RIT among those served by Kids on Campus efforts. The Director will represent Kids on Campus on the RIT K-12 University Center Leadership Team. The Director will represent RIT K-12 on regional committees (GRASA, YSQC, etc.) and at events (school STEM fairs, summer camp showcases, etc.).
While the Director is responsible for administration of the Kids on Campus portfolio, he/she will also implement programing. The Director will quickly develop knowledge of the University and its offerings to enable design and delivery of K-12 campus tours and information sessions. The Director will be part of the team implementing activities during campus visits - including the Toyota Lab experience. The Director is responsible for all planning, implementation, hiring, marketing, enrollment, and risk management involved in the Camp Tiger (formerly Kids on Campus) summer day camp. This project entails hiring and training more than 30 RIT students and 10 RIT staff annually, designing workshops, manipulating the schedule based on enrollment numbers to meet the camp cost model, representing the camp to RIT and the greater Rochester community, maintaining the registration system and the camp's web presence, managing contracts and supplies, etc.
The Director of RIT Kids on Campus is responsible for efficient financial management, marketing, and evaluation for the Kids on Campus portfolio. He/she will report to the Director of the RIT K-12 University Center and will provide supervision to the Kids on Campus Outreach Specialist, the RIT student Outreach Ambassadors, and all Camp Tiger staff. He/she will represent Kids on Campus on the RIT K-12 University Center Leadership Team and will work in collaboration with the other K-12 program leads as needed. There is a requirement for local travel as well as travel to the occasional regional or national conference. Some Saturdays may be required. The Director must be onsite for the four-week duration of Camp Tiger. This position is based at RIT.
The successful candidate will hold a minimum of a Master's degree in a related field and will have significant experience in program development for youth targeting college and workforce readiness and/or significant experience in the administration of summer camps. The Director will have experience in budget management, managing a staff, and K12 program design and implementation. Experience with area K-12 schools, especially the Rochester City School District, is preferred.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Oversight of all campus visits/experiences arranged through the K-12 University Center
Oversight for the Camp Tiger day camp - including planning, administration, marketing, enrollment, registration system, hiring and financial management.
Develop and lead the implementation of Kids on Campus programs and events (including Saturday programming, the K-12 presence at Imagine RIT, collaborative events with RIT and community partners, etc) to support the objectives in RIT's strategic plan.
Represent RIT Kids on Campus at RIT. Build and maintain relationships with RIT colleges and student organizations. Facilitate collaborative K-12 efforts. Represent RIT Kids on Campus at events in the community. Build and maintain relationships with area schools and youth organizations.
Manage the K-12 registration system and the resultant database. Collect data to measure impact of Kids on Campus efforts. Complete annual Kids on Campus report. Contribute to the K-12 Institutional Effectiveness Report.
Develop and implement a marketing plan for the Kids on Campus portfolio. Update information for the K-12 website to maintain relevance and accuracy. Develop and distribute a regular newsletter (or other format) for K-12 stakeholders.
Provide direct supervisor to all Kids on Campus staff. Facilitate regular team meetings, supervisory meetings, and trainings as needed to ensure staff receives the support, resources, and development needed to meet objectives.
Other duties as assigned
3 years of experience in informal STEM education and/or high school to career readiness.
3 years of experience in K-12 program administration.
3 years of experience in administration of summer camps.
Strong knowledge of college readiness curriculums, including soft skill and middle skill development.
Experience in leading a team and managing employees.
Significant experience in collaborative program design and implementation.
Extensive K-12 outreach/education/enrichment initiatives with specific focus on underserved populations.
Demonstrated success with 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 program objectives.
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.
Preferred Experience and Specialized Skills
Experience working with the Rochester City
Significant knowledge of RIT
Grant administration experience preferred
Experience with residential children's camps preferred
5 years of grant administration preferred
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References
How to Apply
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