College Success Coordinator

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Classification:Student Services Professional 3
Grade:Grade 79 (38% GeoDiff)
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Kuskokwim Campus
Location: Bethel
Categories: Academic Advising/Support

Position Summary:

The College Success Coordinator is responsible for supporting instructors for remote learning courses for dual enrollment high school students, on-campus students, and non-traditional remote learning students. This position actively partners with regional organizations and helps Yukon-Delta regional students be prepared to succeed in college.*This recruitment is open to internal UA employees only.*

Duties:

10RECRUITING, SUPPORT, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS: The College Success Coordinator will travel to surrounding villages each year of the project. Travel with advisors to regional villages to connect with students directly and guide them through the initial steps of participating in the university system. Interface with various KuC departments to maintain appropriate material/brochures for distribution. bring out laptops (discussed in the equipment section) for potential and current students to use for technology navigation tutorials. Continue to build on the current working relationship with each K-12 school site, tribal office, and community group by giving team presentations and then having one-on-one conversations with potential and current students to identify technology roadblocks and provide training and solutions.Essential
40TITLE III GRANT MANAGEMENT: The College Success Coordinator will commit forty percent of work hours to manage the grant project including data collection and progress of the grant goals and objectives. Meet with key team members to ensure responsible grant recordkeeping and adherence.Essential
50ADMISSIONS, REGISTRATION, RECORDS, and TRAINING: Oversee the objectives proposed in the Title III grant and build on the work currently being done supporting remote learning courses for dual enrollment high school students, on-campus students, and non-traditional remote learning students. Build relationships and technology skills by providing learning opportunities for the potential and current students. This position will supervise the Student Remote Technology Navigator and will develop and improve course offerings for all of KuC’s remote learners. Create training materials for remote faculty and adjunct instructors. Provide contact information and make connections with all of KuC’s remote learning instructors and provide technology support to instructors. Create course pathways for the UAF programs offered through KuC and make information available to staff and students. Work to increase student enrollment in programs by clarifying the sequence of courses in the program pathway and distributing the information to staff and students. Enter planned courses in the UAF CLSS system. Instruct and mentor adjunct instructors, not only in how to navigate the university system and follow university expectations but in teaching practices in general. Conduct professional development training for adjunct instructors three times a semester.Essential

*This recruitment is open to internal UA employees only*

Kuskokwim Campus (KuC) is a branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) located in Bethel, Alaska. Completely off the road system and four hundred miles west of Anchorage, Bethel is a hub community for forty-seven Yup’ik villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Village life is driven by traditional subsistence fishing, hunting and gathering combined with a modern cash economy. By state law, there is a K-12 school in every village of at least ten students, so virtually every high school student is guaranteed education in their home village. However, the small student numbers dictate a small teaching staff at the high school level, with the principal and one teacher sometimes covering all subject areas. Students predictably arrive for college under-prepared academically. Students who have taken college coursework while in high school (“dual credit”) are more likely to enroll and succeed in college.

The KuC College Success Coordinator (CSC) will develop and improve course offerings for all of KuC’s remote learners including high school dual enrollment students. The CSC will commit forty percent of work hours to manage this Title III grant project and will be expected to report on Title III grant activities and progress of these goals and objectives.  This position will instruct and mentor adjunct instructors, not only in how to navigate the university system and follow university expectations but in teaching practices in general.  Conduct professional development training for adjunct instructors three times a semester: prior to the start of the term while instructors are setting up their courses, another session pathway through the semester as instructors prepare to submit midterm grades, and a final session near the end of the semester as instructors finish up their classes and prepare to submit final grades. The CSC will develop a report with the adjunct faculty and create a relationship that encourages adjuncts to reach out with questions or concerns throughout the semester. The goal is to have one main point of contact at KuC to which adjunct faculty can direct questions, improving support and speeding up how quickly questions are answered.

This position will travel to regional villages to connect with students, area school districts, and tribal organizations to guide them through the initial steps of participating in the university system.  This position is grant-funded for five years.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Knowledge of or ability to learn university structure, procedures, and protocols. Able to interpret complex rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Customer service and human relation communication skills to effectively operate in a diverse, team oriented environment. Computer literacy including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and scheduling. Proficient accurate typing, editing, formatting, and proofreading to draft correspondence using accepted business correspondence standards. Planning skills to meet multiple deadlines and organize a high volume of work to accurately digitally file information for retrieval and compile data for grant reporting. The individual who holds this position must be self-motivated, organized, and a team player. Ability to travel to regional villages up to 10% of the time.

TYPICAL EXPERIENCE:

3 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Professional experience in an educational or job training position with high school or freshman college students. Experience coordinating, collaborating, presenting, and implementing processes or programs. Experience in the areas of office procedures, customer service, utilizing follow-through and accountability on projects, and working with confidential records and files.
Proven ability to work independently in a position requiring a high degree of initiative. Proven ability to create positive partnerships and collaborate with outside agencies.

Knowledge of the community and regional resources; experience working in an academic environment and in rural Alaska preferred.

Ability to lift and move up to 50 lbs with or without a reasonable accomodation.

REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:

Bachelor’s degree in education, management, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

Position Details:

Applicants must be legally eligible for unrestricted employment to work in the U.S. No work visas will be sponsored for this position."

Location: Bethel, Alaska

This is a full-time, Grade 79, Starting Pay is $35.99/hr DOE, an 11.5-month position complete with a salary, and competitive UA employee benefits package.

To Apply:

For full consideration, please include the following with your online application:

Cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications

Resume

The names and contact information for three professional references

Review of applications will take place on November 30, 2021. Please apply by 11:55PM Alaska time on November 29, 2021 to ensure consideration.  This position will remain open until filled.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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