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The University of St. Thomas, College of Education, Leadership,& Counseling (CELC), invites applications for the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) Director.
This position is a non-exempt position with a 0.50 FTE. The hours for this position may vary by time of year. The work week would average 20 hours per week for the year with longer hours in the spring and summer for the planning and operation of the summer programs to be balanced by a reduced load in other months. This position is eligible for the following benefits: paid leave time (accrued) and holiday pay.
The Director is responsible for planning, marketing and operating the NYSP program and other community educational outreach programming through the College of Education, Leadership,& Counseling (CELC). Responsibilities include: Coordinating external partnerships (i.e. East Metro Integration District, St. Paul Public Schools, Minneapolis Public Schools, Lifetime fitness, Minnesota Youth Soccer) and involvement with programs. Examples of partnerships include; coordinating internal UST partnerships and involvement with program including but not limited to, food service, scheduling, public safety and the school of education; strategically planning for total NYSP operation, including but not limited, to securing outside funding support (educational partners and grants), forecasting program budget and staffing, educational curriculum, and marketing efforts; managing the operation of programming, including training lead staff, operational issues and scheduling, and supervising UST graduate assistant staff; ensuring compliance and reporting to external and internal funders; and developing new educational program opportunities through existing or new educational/government partnerships.
Qualifications include: a high school education or equivalent plus four years of administrative / clerical experience, preferably in Higher Education. A bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred.
The successful candidate will have the ability to handle a variety of duties and responsibilities; manage a seasonal staff of up 40 educational professionals; knowledge of event or programming planning and management; ability to effectively communicate with both internal and external partners; proficiency in Microsoft Office; excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills and customer service focus; aptitude for accuracy and attention to detail; professional and pleasant manner; ability to work on several projects simultaneously, balance priorities, and meet deadlines; and ability to maintain confidentiality.
Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.
In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.