Assistant Director for Outreach & Special Projects

Company Information

Company Name: National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Position: Permanent

Start Date:

Location(s):

Rochester, NY
United States

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Job Description for Assistant Director for Outreach & Special Projects

The NTID Outreach Consortium is responsible for the establishment and operation of educational activities designed to build up NTID's pipeline of prospective students and to share NTID resources externally.  The primary purpose of NTID's Outreach Consortium is to offer various training/educational programs, workshops, and technical assistance to address the educational, transition and professional development needs of deaf and hard of hearing students, parents and educators.
 
Detailed Job Description:
 
The Assistant Director for Outreach and Special Projects is responsible for providing coordination, leadership and support to these activities, including, but not limited to, grant funded activities.  The Assistant Director for Special Projects works with the Senior Director of Outreach Consortium, the Assistant Director for PreCollege Outreach and the Program Assistant for Outreach in carrying out these responsibilities.  The Assistant Director for Outreach and Special Projects has primary responsibility of coordinating the Next Big Idea competition and the following programs: Steps to Success (STS), Health Care Careers Exploration Camp (HCCEC), and other external programs (i.e. STEM programs in other states, Discovery Retreat, etc.) The Assistant Director for Special Projects will also support the Outreach team in assisting with other competitions and programs.
 
Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead the planning and implementation of assigned outreach programs.  Programs provide educational activities to 300-350 students annually.  Activities involve the supervision of 40+ professionals and 40+ student workers over a 4-6 week period each spring/summer.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff leaders internally and externally as well as community leaders involved in planning and carrying out Outreach activities each year.
  • Provide project leadership to targeted Outreach activities as assigned.
  • Work with the other colleges of RIT and external organizations to plan for deaf and hard-of-hearing student involvement in their Outreach activities as assigned.
  • Work with the Outreach team to facilitate the planning and coordination of academic year activities designed to meet needs of target audiences.
  • Work with Senior Director of Development developing and submitting proposals for external funding for PreCollege and Outreach programs 
  • Work with Outreach teams to evaluate impact of activities on enrollment pipeline and retention.
  • Independently plan and travel for the purpose of promoting NTID Outreach Programs.
  • Negotiate contracts and manage vendor relationships.
  • Provide periodical performance and data reports as assigned.

Job Requirements for Assistant Director for Outreach & Special Projects

 
Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Education, Business, Communication, Human Service or related field required. 
  • 3-5 years’ experience in event planning or student development programming
  • Proficiency in American Sign Language

Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with wide range of prospective Deaf and hard-of-hearing students
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Highly flexible and able to work effectively in a team oriented and fast-paced environment
  • Able to work evenings and weekends as assigned/needed
  • Able to function effectively as a team member in outcomes-oriented work
  • Ability to make significant independent programmatic judgments and decisions as necessary

Required Minimum Education Level:  BS
 
Preferred Education Level:  MS, MA
 
Required Application Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • List of References

 
How To Apply:
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number (3619BR).
 
Additional Details:
 
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.
 

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Majors Desired

Business
Liberal Arts

Candidates should apply directly by sending:

Resume
Cover Letter
List of References