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Junior or Assistant Specialist (Coordinator of Pueo Service Learning Project)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
University of Hawaii - West Oahu
Date Posted:
March 14, 2017
Closing Date:
March 31, 2017
Salary Information:
Negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Non Tenure
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Temporary - Not to Exceed: September 30, 2017

Other Conditions:
  • Federal Funds, temporary, NTE 9/30/17 with the possibility of extension pending availability of funds, actual staffing needs and satisfactory performance.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. This position is responsible for providing the leadership and developing a vision for the Pueo Service Learning program of the Pueo Scholars Project, a Title Ill project related to institutional capacity building to effectively serve students of Native Hawaiian ancestry in their matriculation at UH West Oahu.
  2. The coordinator of Pueo Service Learning program will work in collaboration with faculty, staff, and others to create, improve, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive array of curricular and co-curricular educational experiences that better prepare the dispositions of Native Hawaiian students toward responsible community service, citizenship, and civic agency. Specific duties and responsibilities include the following.
  4. Designs, implements, and evaluates community based, real-world, practical service experiences that help students develop the skills, knowledge, and capabilities to engage reciprocally with their communities through thoughtful reflection, integrated learning, and becoming empowered to work with others to lead, envision, and create change in the community, state, nation, and world. Elements of this role, include, but are not limited to:
  5. a. Assist students to define their needs and interests.
  6. b. Enable students to understand needs in the context of community resources.
  7. c. Instruct students regarding service learning philosophy, the assigned community service site, the work they will do, and the people to be served in the community.
  8. d. Engage students in reflection designed to examine their assumptions and biases, and to deepen their understanding of themselves, their communities, and the complexity of social problems.
  9. Develops, implements, and evaluates instructional strategies and approaches with instructional faculty that enhance and support the service learning philosophy and instructional pedagogy. Elements of this role include, but are not limited to:
  10. Consult with faculty in articulating clear service and learning goals for students.
  11. b. Work with faculty to ensure intellectual rigor within the design of service learning experiences.
  12. c. Collaborate with faculty to establish criteria for identifying and selecting sites for civic engagement and service learning to ensure productive learning opportunities for everyone involved.
  13. d. Use professional experiences from, and knowledge of, K-12 strengths-based strategies, Hawaiian Culture Based Education, and the Hawaii Department of Education's Na Hopena A'o to support the development of educationally
  14. purposeful service learning opportunities.
  15. e. Conduct in-class instruction that incorporates, demonstrates, and models the application of service learning strategies and pedagogies.
  16. Develops, promotes, and sustains mutually beneficial partnerships with community based organizations to meet their service needs and to achieve student's service learning objectives. Elements of this role include, but are not limited to:
  17. a. Collaborating with community organizations in fulfilling established criteria to become a site for civic engagement and service learning.
  18. b. Work with community organizations to establish and implement risk management procedures to protect students, the institution, and the community agencies.
  19. c. Identify and select alternatives to ensure that students are not required to participate in activities that violate their religious, spiritual, or moral beliefs.
  20. Oversees the development, implementation, and evaluation of a marketing plan for programs and opportunities of the Pueo Service Learning Project. Strategies may include, but are not limited to: on-line and print media, class visits, outreach to students and student groups, etc.
  22. Provides oversight and direction for the recruitment, interviewing, selection, counseling,
  23. training, supervision and evaluation of professional, classified, paraprofessional, intern,
  24. practicum, student assistant, and peer mentoring staff for Pueo Service Learning
  25. Project.
  26. 2. Manages and directs facilities, services and operations related to Pueo Service Learning
  27. Project.
  28. 3. Exercises budgetary direction and accountability for delegated accounts, authorizing
  29. allocations and expenditures while maintaining control over budget and appropriate use
  30. of grant funds. This role includes, but is not limited to collaborating with fiscal personnel
  31. to prepare and/or amend the grant's budget, adhere to procurement procedures, and
  32. produce fiscal reports.
  33. 4. Responsible for grant deliverables and adherence to grant regulations, including writing
  34. evaluation report, garnering institutional support, overseeing fiscal grant spending, and
  35. maintaining transparent communication. Elements of this role include, but are not limited
  36. to:
  37. a. Maintain adherence to project timelines, project objectives, and performance measures related to grant goals.
  38. b. Remain current on Title Ill and US Department of Education policies and grant terms & conditions to ensure that the project operates in full compliance
  39. throughout the period of federal support.
  40. c. Work with senior staff in prioritizing and institutionalizing new programs, projects, practices, and capital improvements stemming from grant goals.
  41. d. Work with campus community, external constituencies, community groups, and other institutions of higher education to promote grant activities and leverage support for ongoing grant activities.
  42. e. Attend conferences and trainings, as needed or required, to maintain compliance of the grant.
  43. 5. Defines and collects data relevant to the achievement of grant goals and objectives, and supervises records management system for data maintenance.
  44. 6. Conducts research for informing policy and program practice purposes, identifies areas for continuous improvement as noted by grant indicators of success, and meets reporting requirements via statistical, narrative, fiscal, and other reports.
  45. 7. Develops, interprets, implements, and revises, as needed, appropriate policies and operational procedures governing Pueo Service Learning Project, working closely with appropriate University offices and others to review and evaluate such policies and procedures.
  46. OTHER
  47. 1. Provides management skills and knowledge to include serving in absence of supervisor.
  48. 2. Participates via institutional and/or personal membership in various national professional associations appropriate to the position (e.g. American College Personnel Administration, Council for Opportunity in Education, National Association for Developmental Educators, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, National Council on Student Development, etc.).
  49. 3. Serves and provides leadership on University-wide committees, planning efforts, and programs appropriate to the position.
  50. 4. Assumes other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Considerable knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations associated with grant program and fiscal management in education.
  2. Considerable knowledge of the principles, materials, practices, procedures, techniques, and concepts related to project management, organizational development, teacher education, and/or minority student learning and success.
  3. Considerable knowledge of the principles, materials, practices, procedures, techniques, and concepts related to instructional development & delivery that support minority student learning and success, especially those of Native Hawaiian ancestry.
  4. Thorough knowledge of, and experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection, analyses, and dissemination.
  5. Ability to simultaneously plan, organize, and lead administrative and organizational processes as applied to the management, strategic visioning, and analysis of programs, policies, services, and operations while managing multiple tasks.
  6. Demonstrated ability to select, supervise, manage, train, and develop professional staff
  7. and others in a collaborative, team-based environment.
Junior Specialist Minimum Qualifications
  1. Master's Degree from a college or university of recognized standing in higher education administration, business administration, education, social sciences, or a related field.
  2. The equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional experience in providing educational services or assistance to students involving program management, higher education, or student services, and including at least two years of supervisory experience.
Assistant Specialist Minimum Qualifications
  1. Master's Degree and 30 additional credits of graduate study from a college or university of recognized standing in higher education administration, business administration, education, social sciences, or a related field.
  2. The equivalent of four years of progressively responsible professional experience in providing educational services or assistance to students involving program management, higher education, or student services, and including at least three years of supervisory experience.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Extensive knowledge of community, secondary, and post-secondary educational systems.
  2. Experience in providing direct services to communities in West Oahu.
  3. Familiarity with Native Hawaiian communities, agencies, and organizations.
  4. Working knowledge of Hawaiian language.
  5. Skilled in working with diverse student populations that include at-risk, socioeconomically disadvantaged, underrepresented, and/or non-traditional students.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, curriculum vita, names and contact information of 3 professional references, and copies of official transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of hire) by email as a MS Word or PDF file attachments to: . Please be sure to include the position title and number in the subject line. Copies of selected publications and student evaluations summaries may be requested during the search process. Please do not include any self-identifying photos, they will be redacted. Please redact references to social security numbers and birth date on transcript copies. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All items become the property of the University of Hawaii-West O‘ahu and will not be returned.
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