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Assistant Director, Teacher Pipeline Development Initiatives

$60,000 – $62,000 yearly

Salem State University

Last Updated: 5/25/23

Job Description

McKeown School of Education is seeking an assistant director of community initiatives to assist in developing, implementing, and assessing of the new para-to-teach and the established educator scholars of color programs. This individual works to fulfill the goals of the college and honor the mission of the university while positively impacting the experience of education students. The assistant director leverages co-curricular, retention, and community development practices and works collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders and community partners. This is a full-time, year-round position and may include evening and weekend commitments. The assistant director reports to the McKeown School Associate Dean.

Please Note: This is a grant-funded position and continued employment is contingent upon on-going grant funding.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree, in higher education/student affairs or related field
  • 3-5 years of full-time professional experience in a high school, college/university setting or full-time in a college-readiness or other program designed to support students from underrepresented communities
  • Experience working with access or success initiatives

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Evidence of strong written and communication skills
  • Experience developing and sustaining productive collaborative relationships with colleagues (faculty and staff) in support of student success
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current research, theory and exemplary practices related to first-generation college students
  • Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese

Working Conditions:

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email

Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5-10 pounds.

Ability to work a flexible schedule according to departmental needs, which may include occasional evenings and weekends. Local travel required.

Potential for Hybrid Work:The potential hybrid work model will be developed and reassessed periodically by the supervisor. During the initial year of employment, detailed plans and policies will be developed, to include reserved office space on campus. Applicants should be aware the position will be expected to be primarily in person and in the office during times of high demand, with opportunities to work remotely up to 20%, during low demand periods so long that it can effectively meet the mission of the university and responsibilities of this position.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter.

Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.

This position is not eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Salem State University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement.

EEO Statement:
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time and additional applications will not be accepted.

Company Details

Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Our Mission Salem State's mission is to provide a high quality, student-centered education that prepares a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, and serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development. Our Vision Salem State University will be a premier teaching university that engages students in an inspi...