College Readiness 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, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

Would you love helping Yukon-Delta regional students be prepared to succeed in college? Do you want to have a hand in creating a strong, locally hired workforce for the Health, Education, and Tribal Management professions in the region, starting with preparation in high school? UAF Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel is hiring a College Readiness Coordinator. Come join our team! Apply here!


10- Data Collection and Reporting -Must maintain FERPA training and certification. - Attend Student Service and TVEP grant management meetings. - Maintain records on project activities including data related to all project objectives -Compile data and report on program activities to director, supervisor and Grant Program Manager. - Monitor trends and report on project impact to Director, Supervisor, and Grant Program Manager. Submit performance reports to Grant Program Manager in a timely manner.Essential
40- Outreach/Career Pathway Development -Maintain regular contact with participating school districts and work to provide partner schools with information about UA programs and student support services. - Aid other student support staff with outreach efforts that reach high school students to complete FASA, UAF admission and registration forms. - Coordinate with regional partners including YKHC, AVCP and Yuut Elitnaurviat to create career pathways for regional high school students that include dual credit and/or tech prep course work in fields such as Health Careers, Education, and Tribal Management. - Disseminate project information to key stakeholders including professional working groups.Essential
50- Coordinate KuC College Readiness project - Work with staff and faculty to coordinate educational efforts for high school students including tech prep and dual credit courses. - Develop and facilitate strong partnerships with Y-K Delta regional school districts and high school personnel. Develop Career and Technical Education Plans of Study (CTEPS) with regional school districts. - Facilitate enrollment in dual credit courses for high school students in regional school districts. Aid high school students and/or high school administrators with processes and paperwork required to participate in College Readiness project. - Coordinate efforts between university and high schools to assure that project meets requirements of both entities. Work with appropriate professional working groups including Statewide Tech Prep Consortium Task Force and those engaged in other high school to college bridging efforts to coordinate efforts and represent interest of rural and underrepresented students. - Keep informed of developments that impact projectEssential

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 College Readiness Coordinator will serve as the liaison between KuC and the six school districts in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Region in coordinating dual credit/tech prep offerings to high school students. This position will also collaborate with region non-profit entities and school districts to develop specific career pathways for high school students in the areas of Health, Education, Math, Yup’ik, Construction, and Tribal Management, including distance-delivered courses to village high schools.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to coordinate multiple projects. Ability to work independently and coordinate directly with partner agencies to create new educational pathways for high school students. Demonstrated knowledge of computer software, spreadsheets, relational databases, and word processing.

Required Experience:

Experience with high school or freshman college students. Professional experience coordinating, collaborating, and presenting. 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. Professional experience in an educational or job training position.

Typical Education or Training Required:

Bachelor’s degree. Living and working experience in the Y-K delta preferred.

This is a full-time, Grade 79, minimum $35.63/hr, DOE, 10-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.

To apply for this position, the following documents are required:

  • Cover letter, detailing your qualifications and interest in the position
  • Resume
  • The names and contact information for three professional references to include previous supervisors

Review of applications will begin August 7, 2020. To ensure your application is considered, you must apply by 5 pm on August 6, 2020.

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:

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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