Academic Success/Student Development Coordinator

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Academic Success/Student Development Coordinator
Arizona State University
Campus: Tempe
81757BR
Campus: Tempe

Job Description

The Academic Success/Student Development Coordinator of the ASU College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP) Scholars grant in the School of Transborder Studies is responsible for providing the operational framework for achieving academic success and student development processes. The CAMP Project is a federally-funded college access and retention program for the children of Arizona’s migrant seasonal farmworkers (MSFW). The activities of the Project include: outreach and recruitment; FAFSA, college, and scholarship application assistance; financial awards, financial literacy classes, and financial aid counseling; Bienvenida orientation program; academic advising, tutoring, educational programming; peer coaching, cultural activities, academic mentoring, internship and community service placements, leadership training, and family engagement activities.

Under the supervision of the ASU CAMP Project Director, the Academic Success/Student Development Coordinator plans, organizes, and coordinates student retention and engagement and professional development activities to ensure academic success and retention of ASU CAMP Scholars. Successful individuals in this position have excellent bilingual (English/Spanish) communication and customer service skills – both oral and written as well as a strong background in student development. They have the ability to plan, organize, and implement to successful completion complex, multipronged initiatives. Other characteristics that provide the framework for success are attention to detail, sensitivity to characteristics and needs of low-income, first-generation, under-represented, and/or MSFW students, and a passion about MSFW student success. This is a student-facing in-person position.

Salary Range:
$39,660 – $47,000 per year; DOE

Close Date:
08-August-2022

Essential Duties

  • Meet regularly with Project Director.
  • Assist ASU CAMP Scholars with transition to college through coordinating the Bienvenida orientation program, advising first-year ASU CAMP Scholars, monitoring academic performance, developing an individualized success plan with each Scholar, and interacting regularly with ASU CAMP Scholars in support of student development. Requires travel to other ASU campuses to meet with students.
  • Identify current and potential needs or problem areas (e.g., study skills, tutoring) and refer ASU CAMP Scholars to appropriate campus resources for assistance; assist ASU CAMP Scholars in identifying factors that contribute to lack of academic progress and help developing academic action plan; apply appropriate retention strategies to support ASU CAMP Scholars.
  • Advise ASU CAMP Scholars on academic, career and personal issues; develop structures for culturally relevant/culturally responsive formal and informal peer mentoring and psychological support.
  • Work collaboratively and collegially with ASU CAMP Scholars, faculty, staff, academic units and services throughout and external to the university to facilitate comprehensive student support in support of academic success and 2nd year programming, including coordinating internship experiences.
  • Supervise student workers; staff evening and weekend study halls and student programming.
  • Maintain records of interaction with students and provide reports as requested by Project Director and/or Principal Investigator.
  • Assist ASU CAMP Scholars to identify opportunities, including extracurricular activities, study abroad programs, research, internships, cultural enrichment and leadership activities; provide individualized assistance with scholarship and other academic applications.
  • Develop and coordinate targeted student seminars, orientations, workshops and other activities; participate in on-going planning and evaluation activities of ASU CAMP; adjust project service delivery plan to accommodate changing conditions.
  • Respond to student questions and concerns. Work with ASU CAMP Scholars to resolve all issues to ensure ongoing satisfaction with project and successful progress. Inform Project Director of student concerns and recommend improvement strategies.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Counseling or closely related field and at least one (1) year previous experience in one or more of the following: advising, student recruitment/retention, related student services, teaching in an institution of higher education, OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a Graduate degree in relevant field, graduate-level coursework, or at least 3 years experience working with underrepresented and/or first-generation students
  • Experience with and/or sensitivity to characteristics and needs of MSFW and their rural communities.
  • Experience working effectively within a complex structured team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ASU academic structure and organization, degree programs and graduation requirements.
  • Experience with student service orientation including experience in interpreting student needs and determining when referral to other resources is needed.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices, procedures and methods of evidence-based retention strategies.
  • Experience in designing presentation materials and giving oral presentations in group settings.
  • Experience in organizing work of self, coordinating activities and establishing priorities.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) communication, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to rapidly adapt and effectively utilize new technology, practices, policies and methods.

Working Environment

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse; Functionality associated with daily use of desktop computer. 

Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.

Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals.

Regular schedule includes evening and weekend duties

Department Statement
The School of Transborder Studies promotes academic excellence and social change by developing cutting-edge interdisciplinary knowledge regarding the populations of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and beyond. Our aim is to affect social change by developing and nurturing integrated transborder scholarship and teaching, leading to more prosperous and sustainable transborder communities. We strive to affect transborder policy and social practice to promote individual, group, and regional prosperity in a globalized world.
Visit http://sts.asu.edu/ to learn more about the School of Transborder Studies.

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Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

To apply please go to www.asu.edu/asujobs/ see Req Id# 81757BR

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