Director - Ozarks Technical Community College
Position: Director
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Northwest Regional Director - rootEd (Grant Funded)
Job Location: North Central Missouri College
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Ozarks Technical Community College
Springfield, MO 65802
Telephone: 417-447-2635
Job Description:
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SALARY RANGE:  $65,000-$75,000  

Position Summary
The Regional Director (RD) will serve as the coach and primary point of contact for all school-based rootEd advisors within a given geography with the goal of increasing the number of students within his/her designated schools that choose education beyond high school. The RD will ensure the success of the school based advisors providing them with initial and ongoing training, supporting them to build a plan that will reach all students, problem-solving around ongoing challenges, and coaching advisors to use data to adjust their plans. The RD will support the broader rootED initiative by partnering with advisors and school districts to collect both quantitative and qualitative data on student and advisor success and elevate advising best practices that have been proven to be successful within his/her schools. Additionally, the Regional Director will maintain strong relationships with partner district and school leadership building investment in the program and providing regular updates on progress within the school. This is a full-time position, reporting into the Executive Director, and will be based at North Central Missouri College. 
Essential Job Duties 
  • Coaches school-based advisors to achieve goals around student post-secondary achievement
  • Ensures the school leaders, counselors, and advisors have shared goals and a plan to increase post-secondary achievement at the school
  • Supports school leaders, counselors, and advisors to integrate the rootEd model into the existing plans around post-secondary achievement
  • Provides training and ongoing support to advisors on the rootEd model
  • Ensures that the advisor is collecting both quantitative and qualitative student-level data on critical student milestones, inclusive of FAFSA completion, application completion, and final decision making on the student’s post-secondary plans
  • Engages with the advisor on a review of the milestone data to problem solve and adjust plans as appropriate
  • Maintains relationships at the district level ensuring district leaders are aware of successes and challenges with the program and are invested in partnering with rootEd in the long term 
  • Regularly communicates with advisors and district leadership through regular site visits and other established communication systems.
  • Establishes and strengthens relationships with key stakeholders in partner school districts and communities. 
  • Collaborates with partner school districts to facilitate purchasing and procurement or program delivery materials.
  • Participates in regular meetings with the central rootED team and training to support program delivery and execution.
  • Travels regularly throughout the geographic area of responsibility, and state-wide as needed.
  • Exhibit exemplary attendance and punctuality.
  • Comply with college policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including attending college functions, serving on committees and attending community events. 
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning
  • Demonstrated commitment and passion for increasing opportunities for rural high school students
  • Exceptional relationship building across a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Experience coaching adults to achieve goals
  • Three years of experience in program/project development and management
  • Ability to travel regularly
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to use information technology for professional productivity (such as Microsoft Office Suite).
Preferred Knowledge Skills & Abilities
  • Prior experience working with a college access or career advising program.
  • Prior experience working in a rural school district or college.
  • Five years experience in program/project development and management.
  • Prior experience in case management and/or career counseling. 
  • Demonstrated experience conducting and analyzing research to inform project implementation and delivery.
  • Experience working within a collegiate setting.

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