College Connect is a collaborative initiative between Athlone Institute of Technology, Dublin City University, Dundalk Institute of Technology, and Maynooth University (the MEND Regional Cluster). MEND wishes to appoint a Programme Director for the College Connect Programme.
The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, developing, managing and delivering the College Connect Programme. This will include the development of strategy and policy, the overall management of the programme, training and management of the College Connect team; fiscal management of programme funds; and evaluation and dissemination of programme outcomes to support the further development of an inclusive regional approach to widening participation.
The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of the Irish education system and educational disadvantage, strong leadership skills and experience in actively engaging communities to progress social change, a record in leading large scale projects and teams, and exceptional communication, negotiation and liaison skills, evidenced by the ability to build relationships and consensus.
This position will be based in Maynooth University and will report directly to the Director of Access as part of the development of the MEND Regional Widening Participation Strategy.
Administrative Officer I Salary Scale: €47,852 - €68,233 per annum (9 points)
Appointment will be made in accordance with the Department of Finance pay guidelines.
*New entrants to the public sector will be appointed on the first point of the above scale.
23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday, 23 September 2018.
Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.
Late applications will not be accepted.
Maynooth University is an equal opportunities employer.
The position is subject to the Statutes of the University.