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The coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Student Academic Success Access and Retention. This position is responsible for assisting with the overall retention initiatives within the Student Academic Success Center (SASC). The coordinator will provide program management, advising, workshops, and other academic support services to multiple cohorts of scholarship and other students served by the MSU Denver Scholars program and the SASC. The Coordinator will identify, select, and award scholarship recipients as appropriate. The Coordinator will collaborate with Financial Aid and MSU Denver Foundation to identify and award scholarship recipients for each year. Finally, the coordinator will work individually with students to provide services that are grounded in current retention theories and practices to support student success.
SUPERVISION: PROGRAM MANAGEMENT: 40%: Assist in the development of SASC initiatives including the MSU Denver Scholars Program. Create and maintain a database of the scholarship recipients. Establish time-lines and objectives for the recruitment, documentation, tracking and follow-up of students. Produce mid-year and year-end reports regarding the various scholarship cohorts and MSU Denver Scholar Program. Collaborate with Financial Aid and MSU Denver Foundation to identify and award scholarship recipients for each year in accordance with current financial aid policies and regulations. Coordinate services with academic department chairs, faculty and deans as appropriate to ensure student success. Secure resources such as grants and donations to support program initiatives. Coordinate and maintain close working relationships with Institutional Advancement and Donors to ensure program objectives are met. Assist in ongoing evaluation and assessment of student learning outcomes and program components to develop new and innovative programming to support the goals and objectives of SASC. Supervise student peer mentors.
SERVICE TO STUDENTS: 35%: Work individually with a diverse group of students to provide advising and support to ensure student success in an institution of higher education. Refer students to the appropriate support services on campus. Contact students via e-mail and phone to maintain lines of communication. Serve as an advocate for students with professors and other administrators as needed. Write letters of reference and support for students as needed. Coach students on career goals and opportunities to attend graduate school.
GRANT WRITING 10%
Completes grant writing project tasks such as researching, writing and obtaining approval to submit government, corporate and foundation grant proposals with the support of the Office of Sponsored Research. Identifies new private, corporate and government funding prospects.
Identifies funding opportunities and new program areas to match the priorities of the SASC and Student Persistence area. Assists with funding compliance reports.
SERVE ON VARIOUS CAMPUS COMMITTEES 5% The Coordinator will serve on committees that assist with the development of comprehensive retention initiatives to support student success. Committee participation may include participation on committees related to institutional priorities, search committees, academic support advisory committees, and other committees assigned by the Associate Director of Student Academic Success, Access and Retention.
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED: 10%: Perform additional duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Student Academic Success, Access and Retention. The Coordinator will assist and support comprehensive enrollment and retention management initiatives.
A bachelor’s degree.
One year experience supervising professional or para-professional (work-study) personnel.
Experience managing student retention programs.
Experience creating or maintaining database information used for statistical reporting.
Experience providing supportive services to diverse populations.
Experience with Grant Writing.
Awareness of higher education student retention theories and practices.
Experience developing and assessing student learning outcomes and objectives.
Financial Aid experience.
Excellent written and communication skills.
Experience being highly organized.
One year of professional experience working at an institution of higher education after receiving a bachelor’s degree.
IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com.
References refers to a list of three professional references.
Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.
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