Education Coordinator and Advisor

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Posting Number
A02233

Position Number
E00965

Salary for Announcement

The salary range for this position is $41,200 – $55,000 . The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Pay Grade

14

Department
Upward Bound – High School

EClass Code
Full Time Professional Staff

Position Summary

MSU Denver’s TRIO Upward Bound program serves first generation, under-resourced college bound students by generating the skills and motivation necessary to complete high school and to enter and succeed in a program of post-secondary education.

The Education Coordinator and Advisor supports the planning, development, implementation and delivery of program instruction and services related to the individual academic development needs, as well as building skill mastery for all TRIO High School Upward Bound participants. The position provides educational and college preparatory services to assist high school students by developing curriculum and delivering supplemental instruction, including delivery of seminars around study skills, SAT test-taking strategies, and other college readiness subjects. In addition, the position serves as an advisor for a cohort of high school participants, provides coordination around recruitment, serves as a community liaison to support service learning, supervises University student staff and contributes to the data collection and evaluation of program services. This position reports to the Director and is funded through a federal grant.

Within the Division of Student Affairs, we strive to create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. Rather, it requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a foundation for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver. Our student population consists of over 55% first generation students and over 48% students of color.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.
IND208

Duties/Responsibilities

35% – Program Development and Instructional Support

  • Assess high school student needs and develop supplemental instruction for after-school programming to support student success
  • Manage and oversee educational and enrichment programming for the academic year component including the development of seminars around skills-building and college prep and enrichment activities to promote college readiness
  • Provide instruction during after-school program in core academic areas
  • Identify service-learning opportunities for participants and coordinate engagement
  • Develop Summer Bridge seminars for recently graduated high school seniors
  • Develop structures to support after-school and summer programming efforts to align with program outcomes
  • Provide supervision during cultural programs, campus visits and other off-site activities
  • Manage the program development component of the budget to ensure funding is adequately distributed and spent

25% – Advising

  • Responsible for providing academic and college counseling and advising to a cohort of Upward Bound participants in both the academic year and summer component
  • Conduct needs assessments of program participants
  • Support the implementation of Individual Education Plans each semester for Upward Bound participants, in cooperation with the students, parents/guardians, school counselors and their high school instructors to ensure that all participants have the ability to graduate high school in four years, without a need for remedial classes, and are prepared to enroll and graduate from a post-secondary institution

20% – School and Community Liaison

  • Promote and sustain new and existing relationships with school counselors and teachers at target schools to support student success
  • Create connections with community-based organizations and non-profit organizations to identify service-learning opportunities for high school participants
  • In partnership with the TRIO team, support the recruitment effort of new students, including hosting informational sessions, conducting interviews, intake, and orientation, attending recruiting events, follow-up outreach and the development of structures to report recruitment efforts and outcomes

10% – University Student Staff Supervision

  • Recruit, hire, manage compensation, and oversee training, orientation of University student staff who serve as mentors during the summer program

5% – Data Collection and Evaluation Support

  • Administer, compile, and analyze Upward Bound and State assessment tests; review and evaluate high school grade and progress reports
  • Ensure all student data is uploaded regularly in the Student Access Database system, including the monitoring of participant involvement in program services and work with administrative support staff to maintain student and office records to ensure student academic progress year-round
  • In partnership with the Upward Bound team, support the development of an evaluation plan to determine quality of program outcomes
  • Conduct evaluations of program delivery and instructional classes

5% – Other Duties

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, human services, social work, sociology or related field
  • Experience working with urban youth in a TRIO or similar pre-collegiate educational outreach program
  • Experience providing academic intervention and instructional support to youth
  • Experience tracking participant involvement with program services to support student persistence
  • Experience providing program development and coordination support.
  • Experience providing supervision to student employees
  • Knowledge or experience working under rules of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and confidentiality standards

Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet all required qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Secondary Education Licensure
  • Experience designing lessons plans and curriculum to support academic success
  • Experience collaborating with high school counseling staff to address the academic skills prescribed in the school’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP) for student participants
  • Prior experience working in a grant-funded program in compliance with Federal rules and regulations
  • Familiarity with admissions, financial aid, and career counseling support services
  • Current knowledge of Denver Public Schools’ standards and regulations
  • Knowledge of Colorado academic standards
  • Knowledge or understanding of Federal TRIO educational standards
  • Conversational Spanish speaking skills
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized and have the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated commitment and experience working with underrepresented, ethnically diverse, and disadvantaged individuals

Work Hours

40 hours per week. During the academic year, the work schedule is 10:00 am – 6:30 pm two days per week; other days (9:00 am – 5:30 pm); occasional after hours, Saturdays and overnight trips as required by program activities and trainings. Working remotely may be an option one day per week.

Closing Instructions
Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, http://www.msudenverjobs.com.

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Talent Team Representative
Carlos Alcala

Talent Team Representative E-mail
calcala1@msudenver.edu

Benefits

MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

MSU Denver is committed to creating and fostering a work environment and culture of belonging; we are proud of the work our employee affinity groups contribute to our culture. For more information on our employee affinity groups please visit this link.

Before applying for this position you need to submit your online resume. Click the button below to continue.

Before applying for this position you need to submit your online resume. Click the button below to continue.

Contact us