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16 Sep 2021

Instructional Support GEAR UP Regional Director

Indiana GEAR UP
 Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States

Job Description

Job Summary

The GEAR UP Regional Director will be responsible for coordination of all logistical aspects of the project for two (2) school corporation partners.  One assigned school will be in Lafayette, the other will be in the Indianapolis or Peru area.  Candidate availability will be a factor in determining assigned schools.   The Regional Director is scheduled to work in their schools Monday through Thursday (two days per school) 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 1500 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
  • 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 initiative, curiosity, problem-solving capacity, organization and planning skills
  • Possess a learning orientation to changing technology that impacts communication and media processes
  • Ability to 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:  Defined Contribution 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

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Bureaus: Indiana. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support.