TITLE Program Coordinator, DESE Project ACCESS
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 2547
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Project ACCESS
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Dean College of Education
The Program Coordinator for the DESE Project ACCESS is responsible for coordinating the activities of the DESE Project ACCESS by working collaboratively with DESE Project ACCESS staff and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) initiatives housed within the DESE Project ACCESS office. The Program Coordinator coordinates and facilitates the implementation of professional development workshops, seminars, meetings, and other activities for PK-12 teachers and administrators. The Program Coordinator writes contracts (including memoranda of understanding and Sponsored Program Agreements) under the direction of the Director of DESE Project ACCESS, updates and maintains the DESE Project ACCESS website, publishes a quarterly DESE Project ACCESS newsletter, and markets DESE Project ACCESS activities and events. The Program Coordinator works collaboratively with department heads, deans, and other University officials to ensure that these activities and programs follow appropriate University guidelines, policies, and procedures.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Bachelor's degree is required. A higher degree and/or work toward same is preferred.
Experience: At least three years of experience in increasingly responsible positions coordinating and facilitating programs, projects, and/or activities is required. Experience working with educationally-focused programs is required; experience working with grant-funded projects is preferred.
Skills: Strong oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, particularly in planning, are required. Web page development and maintenance skills and graphic design and layout skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Other: The nature of the position frequently requires attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, including national, state, and local conferences. Travel is necessary. Must be able to lift and transport materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Ensures the success of the University's commitment to the DESE Project ACCESS's mission of “nurturing educators in their endeavors to become life-long learners by providing professional growth opportunities which lead to increased student knowledge and performance,” by coordinating and facilitating DESE Project ACCESS programs for educators.
2. Facilitates the development and maintenance of partnerships between University departments, colleges, area schools, and community/business partners by developing and/or coordinating appropriate projects.
3. Helps to maintain the fiscal integrity and efficient operation of the DESE Project ACCESS by writing grants and contracts, Memoranda of Understanding and Sponsored Program Agreements as directed by the Director of DESE Project ACCESS.
4. Enhances PK-12 teachers' ability to develop and implement innovative instructional approaches into their existing classroom settings by coordinating teacher staff development programs.
5. Ensures that education programs for DESE Project ACCESS are included in strategic planning by participating in annual education program budget development and representing the education program on staff.
6. Advises the Director of DESE Project ACCESS and other senior administrators on the status of on-going programs and projects by preparing and presenting reports to the Director and a variety of advisory groups.
7. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
8. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director of DESE Project ACCESS.
9. Contributes to the success of DESE Project ACCESS by preparing for the DESE Project ACCESS Annual Report, presenting the DESE Project ACCESS marketing video, and performing all other duties as assigned.
The Program Coordinator is supervised by the Director of DESE Project ACCESS and generally exercises no supervision of others.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED JANUARY 2017