Company: University of Delaware
Posted on: January 26, 2023
Apply now Job no: 499678
College / VP Area: College of Engineering
Work type: Staff
Categories: Full Time, Program/Project Management
PAY GRADE: 32ECONTEXT OF THE JOB:The College of Engineering at the
University of Delaware is home to seven academic departments
devoted to building a community of problem-solvers focused on
challenges associated with sustainability, energy, health care and
the environment. Ranked as one of the top 50 Engineering Colleges
in the United States, last year we welcomed over 3,700 College of
Engineering students to campus, including nearly 700 new
undergraduate students and 200 new graduate students.Our almost 200
person internationally recognized faculty includes named
professors, National Academy of Engineering members, NSF and DOD
faculty career and young investigator award winners, and University
teaching award recipients. World-renowned initiatives led by
college faculty include college-based research centers and
university-based research centers and institutes, all of which
provide a fertile training ground for future engineers.The primary
focus of the Director position will be serving as the Director of,
and managing and directing the day-to-day operation of, the
college's Resources to Inspire Successful Engineers (RISE) program.
The Director will assist and advise the Associate Dean for
Undergraduate Education on strategic planning and budget-related
decisions to further a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment
for students. The Director also will work with academic
departments, Career Services and other units in the College and
across campus to create a diverse, welcoming, and engaging
environment for students.MAJOR RESPONSIBILTIES:
- Provide strong and innovative leadership that supports the
mission and vision of the College of Engineering Resources to
Inspire Successful Engineers (RISE) program. Provide leadership,
strategic direction, and oversight of the program. Manage the
day-to-day operation of the program.
- Develop and provide programming to support the success of the
students in the RISE program. This might include, but is not
limited to, individual advising/counseling sessions, seminars with
guest speakers, workshops, networking events, study groups, group
and individual tutoring sessions, mentoring opportunities,
conferences, graduate school information sessions, professional
development sessions, and field trips.
- Lead, as Principal Investigator, efforts to secure federal
(e.g., NSF, DOE), state, or local grant funding to expand the
resources and opportunities for the RISE Program and its
- Work with the UD Development Office to secure gifts, foundation
grants, and to support alumni outreach efforts.
- Develop and manage a summer residential acclimation program for
underrepresented minority students to help prepare them for
matriculating at UD.
- Develop and manage budgets for the RISE program and related
- Liaise with the Career Services Center to provide career and
professional development and placement programming. Provide
leadership for the development and execution of internship and job
- Provide supervision and management for RISE Program staff,
student workers and/or volunteers.
- Co-advise affinity student groups (NSBE, SHPE, SWE) with their
designated faculty advisor.
- Expand, build, and foster relationships with alumni.
- Contribute to the scholarship of engineering education. This
may include but is not limited to, research in pedagogy that is
directed toward the needs of underrepresented minorities,
developing new methods of teaching and assessment, and assisting
faculty in developing new courses.
- Support other diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and
priorities related to the undergraduate student experience within
the College of Engineering.
- Represent the University and College in national professional
service in areas related to education and development of
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor's degree and six years of experience, or an equivalent
combination of education and experience. Master's degree or Ph.D.
or Ed.D. preferred.
- Experience advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives.
- Leadership with proven ability to develop, implement and assess
strategic initiatives that advance an affirming and inclusive
culture, and that educates our majority students on equity and
inclusion and the power of diverse teams and interactions.
- A record of accomplishment as a student advocate and a champion
for student success.
- Interpersonal and community relations skills, and the ability
to establish and maintain collaborative and effective working
relationships with students, staff, faculty, and
- Experience with professional staff supervision and fiscal
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to take initiative for projects and development of
- Experience leading or supporting externally funded research
- Independent judgment to plan, prioritize, and organize a
diversified workload with attention to detail.
- Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and
procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new
strategies and procedures.
- Active participation in national professional associations and
scholarly activities, preferred.
- Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the
differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying
identities, cultures, and backgrounds.
- Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where
diversity is celebrated, and equity is a core value.Notice of
Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person
on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity
or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital
status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other
characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment,
educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and
scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the
Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and
University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits
unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual
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