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Director, Vandal Gateway Program

Categories: Northwest Region 8


College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences


University of Idaho

Date Posted:

Apr 14 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Position Description

This position will be a three-year appointment with the possibility of renewal. Central to this role is a desire to provide access to higher education for first year students who show promise to succeed under a proactive structured academic and social support program. This position will coordinate the Vandal Gateway Program (VGP) including working with a wide variety of departments across the campus involved in supporting student success. This position will also provide supervision of staff within the program. The Director will conduct assessment on the outcomes of the Vandal Gateway Program each semester. The Director will report to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences.


Provide overall leadership and coordination for the Vandal Gateway Program. Provide supervision and leadership of all VGP staff. Engage in all day-to-day operations necessary to ensure the overall advancement and success of the VGP. Perform other duties as assigned.

Application Process

In your letter of qualification, please address ALL required and any relevant preferred qualifications thoroughly, including relevant information on when and how qualifications are met. First review date for applications will be May 6, 2020. For more details and to apply:

Institution Information

The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.

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Required Qualifications


• Master’s degree in education, counseling, marketing, business or related field
• 3 years progressive experience in leadership, supervision, program development, and assessment
• Demonstrated experience working with students who need holistic support to succeed in a university curriculum
• Experience with programs and services that advance student success and persistence in higher education
• Prior student counseling and or advising experience
• Experience using computer software and applications for word processing, data bases, developing spreadsheets, and using a variety of software

Preferred Qualifications

• PhD degree in education, counseling, marketing, business or related field
• 5 years of progressive experience in leadership, program development, and assessment
• 2 years of staff supervision experience
• Experience developing and implementing student facing strategic initiatives in a higher education setting
• Demonstrated successful collaboration across university units.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills