The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), Iowa Youth Writing Project at the University of Iowa has an opening for a full-time Iowa Youth Writing Project Associate Director. The Associate Director of the Iowa Youth Writing Project (IYWP) works in conjunction with the organization's Director, interns, volunteers, and division staff to support the overall mission of the IYWP. Primary responsibilities include forging and maintaining relationships with community partners and constituent families, assisting the Director with planning and coordinating special events, leading the recruitment of students and families for summer camps and special events, and coordinating one small team of undergraduate interns. This position plans and oversees two annual installments of "Finding Your Voice," the IYWP's online college admission essay class. Additionally, this position includes administrative responsibilities related to summer camp management. Work schedule may include occasional nights and weekends. This is a one-year specified term position with the possibility of extension.
Key Duties Include: * Outreach to and communication with youth and families, which involves managing incoming correspondence and inquiries. * Recruits student participants for special events and workshops. * Assists with logistics (room reservation, food, etc.) for special events and summer camps. * Recruits two writers annually to be featured and interviewed at the IYWP Junior High Writing Jam * Oversees interns' creation of the monthly IYWP newsletter. * Sustained communication with area English teachers and principals to prepare school groups for the Junior High Writing Conference, the IYWP's largest event of the year (250 students) * "Finding Your Voice," the IYWP online college admission course: Hires and works closely with instructor, recruits students and families, manages registration, serves as point person for student and instructor troubleshooting.
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Education Required: Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Qualifications: * At least one year of related experience working in nonprofit administration. * At least one year working in an educational or para-educational (extracurricular, after-school) setting with K-12 youth. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills and comfort with public speaking. * Demonstrates efficiency and organization; time management skills, including prioritizing among multiple tasks and working with tight deadlines.
Highly Desirable Qualification: * Demonstrated evidence of collaborative management (e.g. event planning, fundraising, team teaching).
Desirable Qualifications: * Comprehensive understanding of K-12 arts outreach programming, ideally with regional emphasis * At least one year of experience teaching and/or mentoring undergraduate students. * Ability to meet University of Iowa Fleet Services' driver requirements.
In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a "relevant file" to the submission. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and export control screening. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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About University of Iowa
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.