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 Regional Director - Gary, Indiana, United States

Job information
Posted by: Indiana Gear Up - Purdue University 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Education
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: tBAY1pKM0GweyChagjkyQ0idKrNGCW / Latpro-3839448 
Date posted: Nov-09-2021
State, Zip: Indiana, 46406


GEAR UP Regional Director

Job Summary

The GEAR UP Regional Director will be responsible for coordination of all logistical aspects of the project at one (1) school corporation partner.  The assigned school will be West Side Leadership academy in Gary, IN.  The Regional Director is scheduled to work in their schools Monday through Thursday and will communicate with partners, work on site at their schools, as well as deliver instruction to whole-class and small groups of students.  The person in this position will exercise significant independent judgement and maintain positive, constructive relations when interacting with interested parties.  Additional responsibilities include:  supporting after-school programming, decision-making related to the administration of the project in consultation with the Director, collecting participation data for around 1000 students, tracking action items related to areas of oversight and needs of the Director and Associate Directors on the project, and other duties as necessary.


  • An earned degree in education and current teaching licensure/certification in education
  • Two or more years of experience as a K-12 teacher
  • Excellent written communication skills including proper use of grammar, spelling, writing structure, proofreading and editing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including listening, verbal capacity, team orientation and an ability to influence and build work relationships in a diverse workforce and across multiple employee groups
  • Adept in public relations and customer service skills
  • Possess initiativee, curiosity, problem-solving capacity, organization and planning skills
  • Possess a learning orientation to changing technology that impacts communication and media processes
  • Manage and prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines with attention to detail and follow-through
  • Proficient use of personal computers and standard software including word processing, spreadsheets, email, and internet browsers
  • Ability to read, interpret, and adhere to University policies and procedures


  • Experience coordinating educationally focused programs
  • Experience teaching STEM subjects

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor work authorization for this position
  • A background check is required for employment in this position
  • FLSA:  Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contributions waiting period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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