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Coordinator of Operation Achievement - Updated

Previous applicants do not need to re-apply.

Date Opened: 6-11-2014
Closing Date: when filled

Southwestern University invites applications for the position of Coordinator of Operation Achievement.  This position is a three-quarter time (approximately 30 hours per week), 10-month (August 1 – May 31), professional-level staff position with benefits reporting to the Director of Civic Engagement.

In partnership with the Department of Education, the Operation Achievement program provides after-school mentoring and enrichment activities for approximately 70 middle school students, grades 6-8.  A paid university student staff and volunteer mentors provide these students with help in their academic studies as well as enriching their lives with a variety of interactive programs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  coordinating the Operation Achievement program; interviewing, hiring, training, and supervising a small paid student staff and a large volunteer mentor staff; collaborating with the University’s Department of Education; collaborating with local school personnel to identify students, coordinate activities, and plan programs for the middle school students; communicating with and developing programs that engage the students’ families; developing educationally sound programs to foster mentor relationships and improve student achievement; conducting program evaluation; overseeing program website and newsletter; managing the program budget; and engaging in professional development for the purpose of enhancing the Operation Achievement program.

Qualifications include:  a Bachelor’s degree in education or a strongly related field; teaching experience in the public school system; strong leadership and management skills; effective communication skills with youth and adults; experience working with youth and their families; effective curriculum development skills; proficiency in program evaluation procedures and technical writing skills; demonstrated experience with budget management.  Demonstrated proficiency in written and spoken Spanish and English is preferred.

Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, 15-paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, tuition assistance, access to athletic facilities, free parking and discounted meal rates.  Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education.   Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of Austin, Southwestern is affiliated with The United Methodist Church.  Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.  For information concerning the University, visit our web site at

Interested persons may submit a formal letter of interest; resume; salary history and requirement; and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to: Southwestern University, Office of Human Resources, Coordinator of Operation Achievement, Job #581, P.O. Box 770, Georgetown, TX  78627-0070, or fax to 512-863-1880, or email to

Resumes will be reviewed immediately and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  Please no third party submissions.  Interviews will begin immediately.  Only application packets which include all requested information listed above, including salary requirement, will be considered.  Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F.

Posted June 11, 2014.