First Generation Student Program Coordinator
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION OPENING
POSITION: FIRST GENERATION STUDENT PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
POSITION CODE: A6770
DEPARTMENT: Student Life
APPOINTMENT: Administrative, full-time, 12 months
STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience
INTRODUCTORY PERIOD: 12 months
AVAILABLE: July 1, 2014
POSTING DATE: March 7, 2014
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled
DESCRIPTION: Reports directly to the Associate Dean of Campus Diversity and Inclusion (CDI). The First Generation Student Programs Coordinator is the primary resource person for first generation students at the University of Redlands. This individual will implement programs that assist in the transition, development, and retention of this student population.
Duties and responsibilities include but, are not limited to:
- Develops strategies and developmental programs through Summer Bridge, STEP Peer Mentoring and the “I’m Going to College” program to continue an effective approach to retaining first generation students.
- Provides assistance to CDI’s student-led mentoring, outreach and peer-education programs, and provides feedback on student presentation performance.
- Recruits and trains volunteers, coordinates schedules and evening programming, and implements an assessment measure for programs and researches best practices on retention practices.
- Designs and facilitates educational programs for first-generation students; meets with Cal Grant students to provide a pseudo-liaison interaction in order to assist with college transition.
- Serves as a resource for high school students who are Cal-Grant eligible and/or first-generation. In collaboration with the Admissions Office, makes regular phone contact to answer questions.
- Coordinates and manages the Book Lending Program, scholarship, internship, and research opportunities for first generation – underrepresented minority groups.
- Serves as a primary resource for parents of first generation students; including family dynamics (change), required college documentation (e.g., FASFA, FERPA, etc.) and function as a translator when necessary (Spanish).
- Assists with connecting off-campus first generation students with the University community and introducing them to various resources, club/organizations and academic support systems.
- Translates outreach materials into Spanish for the parents of incoming and current students.
- Organizes and runs Spanish language orientation sessions for parents.
- Updates web pages for CDI and diversity organizations and providing translation where necessary.
- Performs other duties and special projects as assigned or directed.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required plus a minimum of one (1) to three (3) years’ experience working with diversity, inclusion and social justice issues in a higher education setting. Master’s degree preferred. A demonstrated ability to mentor and counsel underrepresented and first generation students is required. The ability to translate documents from Spanish to English as well as undertake simultaneous English to Spanish translation is highly desired. Successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be able to work independently, handle multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously. A willingness to work non-traditional hours is essential. Upon offer of employment, a current DMV printout demonstrating a good driving record will be required. Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty and staff. In compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed please call 909/748-8040.
TO APPLY: Submit cover letter, resume, salary history, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Human Resources, University of Redlands, PO Box 3080, Redlands CA 92373-0999.
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