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7 Apr 2022

Teacher GEAR UP Regional Director

Indiana GEAR UP
 Gary, Lake County, Indiana, United States

Job Description

Job Summary

We are searching for a passionate educator who thrives on establishing relationships as a trusted strategic partner to develop and implement programming at West Side Leadership Academy in Gary, IN.  The GEAR UP Regional Director reacts and responds to local school and community needs to support whole child development by working with school & community partners, teachers, students, and families.  The Regional Director works on-site at the school Monday through Thursday and communicates with partners, delivers instruction to whole-class and small groups of students, and supports afterschool programming, while gaining the satisfaction of working for nationally renowned Purdue University.

At Indiana GEAR UP, we provide an education that is built on respect and fosters learning.  We create an environment of inclusion and a culture of hard work that helps build balance and growth.  This position requires creative problem solving, significant independent judgment, program development, and relationship building at the school and in the local community.

Additional responsibilities include:  decision making related to the administration of the project in consultation with the Director, collecting participation data for around 500 students, tracking action items related to areas of oversight and needs of the Director and Associate Director on the project, and other duties as necessary.

Take ONE SMALL STEP and apply today to join a nationally renowned university with a robust benefits package and a commitment to work/life balance.


  • 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
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Possess initiative, 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
  • Experience working within the local Gary Community
  • Experience working in schools with diverse student populations

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.

How to Apply

Please use this link to apply

Bureaus: Chicago. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.