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Program Manager, SAIL Prog

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Student Life/Services

Department: Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $40,000 - $47,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2019-2020
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
October 23, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload:

• A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement.

• A resume of your educational and professional work experience.

• An answer to the following supplemental question (please keep responses to 750 words):

The Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success is committed to creating an equitable learning and working environment that actively respects, includes, and engages everyone. What does this mean to you? Please explain your understanding of issues facing diverse groups (e.g. underrepresented students of color, first generation college students, students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds) and how you will apply that understanding to your work. What steps or actions will you take to continue to build and apply your knowledge in this area?

Department Summary
The Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success (UESS) promotes academic excellence, universal access, engagement and achievement for the student scholar. UESS programs focus on the educational trajectory of the student by providing opportunities and services essential for progress toward scholastic objectives and intellectual development. UESS departments and programs serve the entire population of UO undergraduate students and partner closely with other campus units to support student success and engagement.

The Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) program is an innovative college access program that helps local eighth through twelfth graders prepare for college, offering free one-week summer camps where students learn about various academic subjects from distinguished University of Oregon faculty members through fun social and interactive activities. In addition, SAIL camps include sessions on the college admissions process, scholarship availability, and the financial aid process. During the school year, SAIL offers mentoring by UO college students to eligible students in local high schools who are navigating the college admissions process. The SAIL program consists of an Executive Director, a Program Manager, an Office Specialist 1, and 12-30 part-time student employees, volunteers, and interns.

Position Summary
The Program Manager (PM) is responsible for coordinating the operations of the SAIL summer camps, mentoring programs, student outreach, and retention efforts. This position also develops new programming, including a new summer residential camp, to help expand opportunities for Oregon students to participate in SAIL activities. The Program Manager reports to the SAIL Executive Director and supports efforts to build and maintain partnerships with UO faculty, staff, students and alumni; schools and school districts in Lane County and various Oregon communities; and other relevant businesses and donors. The Program Manager regularly represents SAIL, UESS, and the University of Oregon at recruitment events, summer camps, and mentoring activities – championing the UO’s goals of student access and success.

The person in this position is expected to make sound, independent judgements pertaining to managing groups of minors on campus and have a high degree of experience and comfort with risk management as it pertains to minors in an educational and/or camp setting. The Program Manager is responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising university student staff, interns, and volunteers – providing development and leadership opportunities where possible.

The PM must be able to work with first-generation, low income and underrepresented students of color. The PM must exhibit professionalism and collegiality in a team environment, and the ability to create a welcoming, inclusive, and accessible atmosphere in the office. This person must exhibit cultural humility and agility, with the ability and commitment to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in teaching, education, counseling, developmental education, transitional specialists, academic coaching, experiential education, student support services, recreational administration or related field.
• Two years of full-time professional work experience managing and developing programs in a youth-related or similar field.
• Two years of experience in hiring, mentoring, supervising, scheduling, training or evaluating staff.

Professional Competencies
• Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of stakeholders including students, families, donors, school administrators, faculty and community leaders.
• Demonstrated understanding of issues facing diverse groups (e.g. low-socioeconomic, first generation, underrepresented students of color, non-traditional, and under-prepared individuals).
• Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills.
• Strong evidence of ability to set operational goals from strategic plans.
• Demonstrated high-level organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task effectively in a fast-paced, detail oriented and time sensitive environment.
• Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks.
• Ability to recognize situations that warrant initiative and move forward without hesitation; resolving issues, problems, or situations.
• Ability to anticipate next steps and execute independently.
• Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite (or similar). Ability to produce professional correspondence, documents, data reports, and presentations.
• Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies.
• Knowledge of university policies and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications
• Risk management experience in an academic or camp setting serving minors.
• CPR & First Aid certificate or the ability to obtain in a timely manner.
• Experience working with teenagers from diverse and/or underrepresented backgrounds, including lower income and/or first-generation college-going students, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.
• Grant writing, or similar administrative writing, experience.
• Proficiency using software applications for database management, word processing, Excel, registration management, and personnel tracking.
• Experience and/or commitment to student learning and development in regards to pursuit of higher education, knowledge of college access, barriers to education, and student success initiatives.
• Oral and written Spanish Language fluency including ability to translate written materials.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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