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Executive Director - rootEd Missouri

Apply now Job no: 494108
Work type: Missouri
Location: Missouri
Categories: Staff, Full-Time Staff/Administration

JOB TITLE:  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – ROOTED MISSOURI 

DEPARTMENT:   STRATEGIC PLANNING & GRANT DEVELOPMENT

SALARY RANGE:  $95,000-$125,000                                                                          

FLSA:  EXEMPT

 

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Chief Strategy Officer

SCHEDULE DETAILS:  Full-time/12 month/This is grant-funded with a limited term appointment.

 

Program Summary

rootEd Missouri is a statewide initiative designed to improve postsecondary outcomes for students from Missouri’s rural communities. rootEd will support districts' dedicated college and career advisors through a partnership with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Through this partnership, advisors will be placed in over 135 Missouri high schools. These advisors will work alongside school counselors and district leadership to ensure every student graduates with a postsecondary plan and to grow the number of students that enroll in a postsecondary option.  

The Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC), sponsored by rootEd, will work with DESE to set the vision and direction of this program, provide training and ongoing support to school-based advisors, collect data to evaluate the success of the program, and build and execute a growth strategy. 

 

Position Summary

The Executive Director of rootEd Missouri will be responsible for growing the number of students in rural Missouri who choose additional education or training beyond high school. The Executive Director will ensure the effectiveness of the current program and will lead the initiative across the state, communicating a long-term vision, investing stakeholders, and building coalitions to ensure current and future success. The Executive Director will oversee a team who focuses on program design and implementation, measurement and evaluation, and continuous improvement and also work closely with the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education to ensure program success. This is a full-time position, reporting to OTC’s Chief Strategy Officer.

 

Essential Job Duties 

  • Builds a long-term vision, goals, and strategic plan for the rootEd Missouri initiative, inclusive of a plan to scale the program, in partnership with critical stakeholders
  • Travels regularly across the state to observe rootEd sites, meet stakeholders, and communicate about the rootEd Missouri initiative   
  • Creates a communication plan and systems to introduce the program and maintain investment in the program across all critical stakeholders inclusive of school district leaders, professional organizations and community leaders
  • Leads a team who designs and implements the program, measures and evaluates on the initiative, and builds a plan for continuous improvement
  • Identifies and elevates the evidence-based strategies that improve postsecondary readiness and attainment for Missouri school students based on program data
  • Manages the rootEd Missouri budget and all subcontracts
  • Exhibits exemplary attendance and punctuality
  • Complies with college policies and procedures
  • Performs 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
  • Five years of experience in a leadership role, including policy analysis, advocacy work, strategy development, program implementation, and partnership development
  • Strong relationship builder across a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Prior experience leading, supervising, and managing a team
  • Proven track record of project execution and attainment of performance goals 
  • Self-starter with entrepreneurial experience and the ability to successfully solve complex problems, handle multiple priorities, and work in a deadline-driven environment with limited support staff or supervision
  • Exhibits exemplary attendance and punctuality
  • Ability to travel
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to use information technology for professional productivity (such as Microsoft Office Suite)

 

Preferred Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Prior experience in school district or non-profit leadership.
  • Prior experience launching and managing a cross-sector, grant-funded initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and present clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT: (The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.)

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions.  Requires extended periods of time viewing computer monitor or standing; may require adjustment of schedule to include some evening and/or weekends; may encounter occasional exposure to inclement weather during travel. 

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard. 

***OZARKS TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, INTERPRET, OR APPLY THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN ANY WAY THE INSTITUTION DESIRES.  THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN NO WAY IMPLIES THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY DUTIES, INCLUDING ESSENTIAL DUTIES, TO BE PERFORMED BY THE EMPLOYEE OCCUPYING THIS POSITION.  THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE.  THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP REMAINS “AT-WILL.”  THE AFOREMENTIONED JOB REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE QUALIFIED DISABLED INDIVIDUALS.

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