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Junior or Assistant Specialist (Coordinator of Pueo Education Pipeline Pathway 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: March 31, 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 Education Pipeline Pathway 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 Education Pipeline Pathway 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, services, programs, and activities that better prepare Native Hawaiian students as they begin their matriculation and seek degrees in education in post-secondary institutions like UH West Oahu. Specific duties and responsibilities include the following.
  4. Assess existing curricular and course offerings of various educational systems to craft and support academic pathways for the elementary, middle, and secondary education programs of study that facilitate students' time to graduation.
  5. Designs, implements, and evaluates academic success initiatives, instructional pedagogies, and college success support approaches using multi-modality delivery systems to help students become interested, empowered, independent, and active learners in the college classroom as they pursue their bachelor's degrees in Education.
  6. Develops, implements, and evaluates instructional services and resources for faculty, staff, and administrators that enhance and support classroom instruction and professional development in educational pedagogy. Elements of this role include, but are not limited to:
  7. a. Plan, participate, and/or conduct staff and faculty development and in-service programs on curriculum and instructional approaches that are culturally responsive to address the development of successful learning skills, attitudes, and behaviors for students of Native Hawaiian ancestry, as well as to improve knowledge of Hawaiian culture based educator practice.
  8. b. Through literature review, research, etc., identify high impact and culturally responsive practices that encourage student success among Native Hawaiian students in the college classroom and encourage their use by faculty and staff
  9. involved in classroom instruction and materials development.
  10. c. 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 culturally responsive
  11. educators.
  12. d. Conduct in-class instruction that incorporates, demonstrates, and models the application of learning strategies to course content in culturally responsive ways.
  13. Oversees the development, implementation, and evaluation of a marketing plan for programs and services of the Pueo Education Pipeline Pathway Project. Strategies may include, but are not limited to: on-line and print media, class visits, outreach to students and student groups, etc.
  15. 1. Provides oversight and direction for the recruitment, interviewing, selection, counseling, training, supervision and evaluation of professional, classified, paraprofessional, intern, practicum, student assistant, and peer mentoring staff for Pueo Education Pipeline Pathway Project.
  16. 2. Manages and directs facilities, services and operations related to Pueo Education Pipeline Pathway Project.
  17. 3. Exercises budgetary direction and accountability for delegated accounts, authorizing allocations and expenditures while maintaining control over budget and appropriate use of grant funds. This role includes, but is not limited to collaborating with fiscal personnel to prepare and/or amend the grant's budget, adhere to procurement procedures, and
  18. produce fiscal reports.
  19. 4. Responsible for grant deliverables and adherence to grant regulations, including writing evaluation report, garnering institutional support, overseeing fiscal grant spending, and maintaining transparent communication. Elements of this role include, but are not limited to:
  20. a. Maintain adherence to project timelines, project objectives, and performance measures related to grant goals.
  21. 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 throughout the period of federal support.
  22. c. Work with senior staff in prioritizing and institutionalizing new programs, projects, practices, and capital improvements stemming from grant goals.
  23. 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.
  24. e. Attend conferences and trainings, as needed or required, to maintain compliance of the grant.
  25. 5. Defines and collects data relevant to the achievement of grant goals and objectives, and supervises records management system for data maintenance.
  26. 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.
  27. 7. Develops, interprets, implements, and revises, as needed, appropriate policies and operational procedures governing Pueo Education Pipeline Pathway Project, working closely with appropriate University offices and others to review and evaluate such policies and procedures.
  28. OTHER
  29. 1. Provides management skills and knowledge to include serving in absence of supervisor.
  30. 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.).
  31. 3. Serves and provides leadership on University-wide committees, planning efforts, and programs appropriate to the position.
  32. 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 and others in a collaborative, team-based environment.
  7. Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  8. Ability to establish, lead, and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, stakeholders, and individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds, especially with those from Native Hawaiian communities.
  9. Ability to interpret data and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports, research papers, strategic plans, and other written or visual dissemination methods.
  10. Demonstrated ability to assess and evaluate student needs and design and deliver a responsive program or service.
  11. Ability to travel and work outside normally scheduled work hours, including evenings and/or weekends.
  12. Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or training.
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. 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. 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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