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Director (GEAR UP Achieve)
Auburn University

Date Posted Dec. 4, 2023
Title Director (GEAR UP Achieve)
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Truman Pierce Institute
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Teaching & Learning
The College of Education at Auburn University is excited to recruit candidates for the Director (Gear Up Achieve) position working at the Truman Pierce Institute!

The successful candidate will assist and work at the direction of the Principal Investigator to plan, coordinate, deliver, and manage GEAR UP ACHIEVE services to accomplish the project's goals and objectives. Oversees the operations for GEAR UP ACHIEVE sites to include supervision of professional and administrative staff, as well as budget and grant reporting responsibilities.

GEAR UP Achieve is designed to improve access for students across the state, with strategic goals that include:

  • Improving access to high-quality literacy and mathematics instruction;
  • Leveraging state-level data to monitor students’ academic progress;
  • Supporting school counselors, career coaches and academic advisors in guiding students toward higher education opportunities;
  • Assisting students and their families in navigating the college admissions process and preparing to meet Alabama’s workforce needs; and
  • Increasing awareness of the costs of higher education and providing technical assistance to students and their families in completing the requirements for receiving financial aid.

About Auburn: Auburn was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years! Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting
It’s a Lifestyle: The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

This is a limited term appointment. Continuation of employment after 09/30/2030 is contingent upon availability of funds.

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