|Working Title||Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiatives Grant Coordinator & Student Counselor, Community for Excellence Scholar Programs|
|Position Location||Fort Collins, CO|
|Research Professional Position||No|
|Position Type||Admin Professional/ Research Professional|
|Number of Vacancies|
|Proposed Annual Salary Range||45000|
|Desired Start Date|
|Position End Date (if temporary)|
|To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on||03/09/2020|
|Description of Work Unit||
Mission and Goals:
The Collaborative for Student Achievement’s goals are to:
The Community for Excellence is an innovative and collaborative initiative at Colorado State University (CSU) that assists students who are part of CSU’s access pipeline and are recipients of an access-oriented scholarship or award program. Designed to increase success rates and decrease graduation gaps among underrepresented students, the Community for Excellence reaches into the extensive high school and community college pipeline of first generation, low-income, and underrepresented racial/ethnic groups to connect with students before they enroll at CSU. The honor of the award includes financial support augmented with a dedicated CSU staff member who provides information, mentorship, and support, while facilitating the students’ engagement with resources that are most critical to success.
The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiatives (COSI) was created in 2014 with the goal of increasing the attainment of post secondary credentials and degrees for under served students in Colorado. The project addresses this challenge by focusing on accessibility and affordability. The bedrock of COSI’s work has been to remove the barriers that keep students from successfully persisting to graduation.
The COSI Grant Coordinator and Student Counselor within the Community for Excellence is a full-time, 4 year grant funded position responsible for supporting and mentoring COSI scholars within the Community for Excellence. The required grant activities include providing wraparound student support services in the following five main categories: college transition, academic, financial, connection and community, and support. This position reports to the Associate Director for the Community for Excellence Scholar Programs who oversees the scholarship programs on access and retention (First Generation Award, Daniels Fund, Daniels BOS, COSI, DREAM.US, Puksta and Reisher).
Note: This position is contingent upon receiving grant funds through the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI)., which we will know no later than April 1, 2020.
Note: Some work occurs on evenings and weekends. Ability to provide or arrange transportation.
|Required Job Qualifications||
|Preferred Job Qualifications||
Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.
|Job Duty Category||Student Mentoring, Case Management, and Intervention|
Manage a caseload of 150 COSI scholars, which includes one-on-one individual meetings with students to provide support in navigating institutional barriers, academic hurdles and social/familiar/personal concerns.
Provide ongoing and developmentally appropriate support and resource referral to continuing students throughout their undergraduate career, including academic success, preparing for graduate school, leadership development, and on-campus engagement; understand and articulate the needs of all students, including first-generation students, students of color, and Pell Grant Eligible students
Meet individually with students on academic probation; develop academic success plans with each student and provided continued mentoring and coaching
Provide intentional outreach to students facing academic difficulty by getting them connected to academic resources facilitated by the student’s college/department, or meeting with the student regularly
Maintain accurate and detailed contact notes, and track student performance using web-hosted applications and local database
Assess the academic, personal, social, and cultural needs of students and develop appropriate plans for addressing these issues
Meetings with students at least once a semester to promote the development of essential skills, such as time management, study strategies, and use of campus resources, and assist them in achieving their goals
Conduct once a semester academic progress discussion and provide intentional outreach to students facing academic difficulty by getting them connected to academic resources facilitated by the student’s college/department, or meeting with the student regularly
Provide appropriate referrals to university resources, including but not limited to Resources for Disabled Students, Student Case Management, Student Financial Services, Health Network
Serve as a connecting point for students referred to campus and community services
Coordinate and implement academic programs and skills workshops/seminars for students by working in conjunction with the Academic Advancement Center, Diversity Programs and Service, The Institute for Learning and Teaching, and other departments on campus
Support students in crisis by working with student conduct services, case management, residence life staff, academic advisers, and other campus departments
|Percentage Of Time||60|
|Job Duty Category||Program Administration, Assessment, and Budget Management|
Community Building And Support Activities:
Academic – provide services that support students in successfully completing each semester and continued persistence. This includes assisting with the planning and implementation of the Fall Academic Summit, attending the Fall Academic Summit and facilitating the small-group portion of the event for the COSI Scholars, and ensuring students sign a Plan of Support.
Financial – provide programming focused on FAFSA completion, financial literacy, assistance with accessing and understanding the full range of financial aid programs and locating resources for public and provide scholarships
Connection and Community – providing opportunities for peer to peer interaction, community building and connecting with program and campus staff. This includes assisting with the planning and implementation of the Spring Celebration of Graduates.
Workshops – opportunities for students to gain skills and support in such areas as well-being, resume building, scholarship search/application and other needs as identified by the students and staff.
Implement College Success Courses
Senior Year Completion course – facilitate the development and implementation of a one-credit or equivalent course pairing program staff with junior student caseload to prepare and support students as they enter their senior year. This focuses on ensuring students are on the path to completion, financial literacy, and career preparation, graduate school, transitioning from college life to the real work and next steps after graduation.
Attend required Board Meetings, Symposiums, Student Success Network Meetings, COSI Regional Grantee Meeting, Site Visits.
Tracking and Assessment:
Maintain accurate and detailed contact notes and track student performance using web-hosted applications and local databases
Assist with the development of and coordinate the collection of data related to the Community for Excellence’s goals, learning outcomes, retention goals, and students’ academic performance
Develop reports on the scholar’s academic success and graduation
Write formal assessment results to share with internal and external audiences per University and Foundation guideline.
Submit annual report to COSI by June 30th of each year that includes a narrative of the current status of the project with quantitative and qualitative data as well as student level data.
Understand and adhere to budget guidelines of foundations and use discretion in programming with the budgets, which are dependent on the parameters of the foundations, donor stipulations, as well as university rules and policies.
Directly engage with the purchasing process and policies outlined by Procurement Services, including all associated paperwork
|Percentage Of Time||25|
|Job Duty Category||Student Supervision|
Plan and implement staff professional development activities and ongoing training; meet weekly on an individual basis with mentor; plan and implement weekly meetings
Conduct and assist with coordination of staff training including, assist in identification and selection of training topics and/or presenters for staff development, and identifying and informing staff on national, regional and local educational issues impacting scholarship students.
|Percentage Of Time||5|
|Job Duty Category||Campus Collaboration and Professional Development|
Maintain strong partnerships with the Community for Excellence on-campus partners and Scholar Contacts; support on-campus retention initiatives with special focus on students from diverse communities.
Contribute to the development and implementation of a shared vision for the Community for Excellence at CSU.
Stay abreast of national best practices relative to mentoring and scholarship work.
Support the goals and values of the Community for Excellence and University by personal example.
Serve as a positive role model for students.
Participate in campus-wide committees as appropriate.
Serve as an ambassador for the Community for Excellence Scholar Programs at campus and community events.
Facilitate communication with campus support/advisory teams to gain their insight and support of scholars and organize the interviewing and selection process.
|Percentage Of Time||10|
|Special Instructions to Applicants||
For full consideration, application materials must be submitted by Monday, March 9, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. MT. Please apply with a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, resume, and 3 professional references. A Curriculum Vitae is optional. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
|Conditions of Employment||Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)|
|Search Contact||Cameron Smistek, email@example.com, (970) 491-3638|
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|Background Check Policy Statement||
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