Assistant/Associate Director of Academic Outreach, Academic Affairs

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May 6, 2021

The Assistant/Associate Director of Academic Outreach cultivates relationships between the University and students, parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators at the K-12 level.  They serve as the main point of contact for summer academies, special day programs for youth, and other similar special events and programs.  They work with their K-12 colleagues to establish relationships that promote student enrollment in concurrent enrollment coursework.  The Assistant/Associate Director collaborates with the Office of Admissions as well as academic administrators and individual program coordinators to help ensure the success of the University’s outreach.


  • Reports to the Director of the Institute for Academic Outreach and Graduate Studies.
  • Promotes K-12 on campus events and other outreach programs. 
  • Directly supervises the directors of summer academies managed by the Institute for Academic Outreach, including the Joseph Baldwin Academy for Eminent Young Scholars, JBA Jr., the ATSU-Truman Healthcare Academy, and Taiwan at Truman.
  • Actively works to develop new summer academies and other on-campus outreach programs with faculty and staff
  • Coordinates with the organizers of K-12 outreach events around the campus to promote a coherent message about outreach program to students, parents, teachers, and counselors
  • Coordinates within the state to develop partnerships for outreach and growth and is willing to travel within the various regions of the state.
  • Provides ongoing customer service for students, parents, and partnering schools.
  • Remains current on best practices in outreach programming and undergraduate student recruitment
  • Supports the application process for student employees and the recruitment of faculty for summer academy teaching roles
  • Manages the application and acceptance process for Institute for Academic Outreach summer academies.
  • Be flexible with evening and weekend hours for events
  • Travels to K-12 schools and professional conferences to promote Institute programming
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • 3 years of work in K-12 teaching, K-12 support activities, or programming for youth
  • Effective communication and professional networking skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Eligibility for teacher certification
  • Experience working in a summer academy environment

The successful applicant will be required to work on campus.  This is not a remote work position.

While the start date for this position is negotiable, it is preferred that the successful applicant work alongside the departing Coordinator during 2021 summer programs if possible, and shall begin no later than August 1, 2021.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing the responsibilities and qualifications for the position, resume, transcripts, and contact information for three references online at or by mail to:

Human Resources
Truman State University
McClain Hall 101
Kirksville, MO  63501

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Review of applications will begin May 24, 2021, and continue until the position is filled

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or


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