• Central Michigan University
  • Mt Pleasant, MI 48858, USA
  • May 21, 2024
Full time Extension & Outreach

Job Description



Position Number: S-3329

Position Summary:
The Assistant Director of Outreach and Programming for the Michigan Consortium for Addressing Rural Education Expansion and Retention (MiCAREER) Resource Hub will serve as an on-going liaison with rural PK-12 Districts and interested individuals who want to employ the services of the Hub to become an educator serving rural Michigan communities. The Assistant Director must be knowledgeable on all programs in the MiCAREER Resource Hub in order to provide participants with accurate information and assistance with program selection. The Assistant Director will also lead marketing and recruitment efforts for the Hub and connect participants with community-based mentors. This position is also responsible for arranging any on-site training and other outreach engagements for the Hub, utilizing community resources to expand awareness of the MiCAREER Resource Hub and share information with potential participants. Additionally, the Assistant Director serves as a liaison, aligning district-wide initiatives to the Hub and convening with key stakeholders to define action steps to connect initiatives.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree.
Three years of experience working in PK-12 schools, higher education, or a related field.
Exceptionally strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
Ability to plan, establish priorities, and handle multiple tasks and projects.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and project a positive attitude.
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree.
Five years of experience working in PK-12 schools, higher education, or a related field.
Familiarity with academic advising, admissions, and/or student affairs in a higher education setting.
Familiarity with Experiential Learning and/or Prior Learning.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Organizes all outreach efforts including drafting marketing materials and communicating with PK-12 partners, particularly human resources offices and/or leadership teams in rural-serving communities, including informational on-site meetings and webinars, social media campaigns, and presentations/representations at state and regional events such as employment fairs.
Serve as a liaison between districts and Hub staff regarding requests and feedback from PK-12 partners, including ways to align the efforts of the Hub to other efforts to support the profession (ex. EXPLORE and LAUNCH programs).
Collaborates with Hub staff to maintain a database of all individuals who express an interest in the Rural Hub and initiate first-contact with interested individuals.
Facilitates collaborative meetings amongst advising services and key support staff from all the educator preparation institutions (EPIs).
Serves as the main contact for interested individuals and connects candidates with Hub EPI program representatives and support staff to learn more about additional certifications and endorsements.
Completes intake processes including web-based support and works directly with the Experiential Learning Strategist to ensure prior learning credits are reviewed and factored into programming decisions.
Connects participants with the designated program faculty member to receive a mentor and or provide support for a district provided mentor.
Assists with creating personalized, community-based support plans with professional, academic, and personal interventions as appropriate.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Exercised:

Employee Group: Professional & Administrative -Salary
Staff Pay Level:
Pay Range: $55,000 - $70,000 per year
Department: Teacher & Special Education
Position Status: Provisional
Position End Date: 09/30/2025
Employment Status: Full-Time
FTE: 1.0
Position Type: 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / weekends and evenings as needed
Location: 1200 S Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, Michigan, 48859
Posting Ends:
Open Until Filled: Yes

About the Department:

About CMU:
Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 17 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

CMU Leadership Standards:
Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.

We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.

Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.

Message to Applicants:
Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

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CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‐based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see

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CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU’s Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary, or both.

CMU’s Title IX Coordinator can be reached at:

Phone: 989-774-3253
Office: 103 E. Preston St.
Bovee University Center, suite 306
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

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