TITLE Bears LEAD Program Coordinator
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1164
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Assistant Director, Access & Success Programs
The Bears LEAD Program Coordinator assists in the implementation and management of transition and support programs impacting retention, persistence, and graduation rates for underrepresented student populations.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred. An equivalent combination of years of experience and education may be considered for substitution of educational requirements.
Experience: At least one year of experience related to undergraduate student success programming, working with underrepresented student populations, and/or retention in higher education is required
Skills: Effective verbal and written communication skills are required. Effective interpersonal skills are required. A knowledge of student success practices for underrepresented students is required. The ability to learn and apply basic student recruitment, outreach, and retention functions is required. The ability to work with diverse populations of students to identify basic student needs for referrals using appropriate academic and career resources is required. The ability to manage people and projects is required. Knowledge of personal computer applications, such as Microsoft Office is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Assists in implementing and managing retention and persistence to graduation programs for underrepresented student populations.
2. Provides information and direct service(s) to students from underrepresented populations through individual intrusive advising and group meetings.
3. Develops social and recreational activities for students in the program by coordinating and facilitating workshops, meetings, conferences, and special activities.
4. Develops and coordinates community and University networking opportunities.
5. Assists in the recruitment, supervision, and training of peer mentors for the program.
6. Serves as an advocate for students in the program and collaborates and maintains relationships with university partners and colleagues regarding the program and activities.
7. Prepares and maintains mandatory program documentation and student records.
8. Prepares and/or develops program and course materials and distributes to appropriate parties.
9. Assists in decision-making for the program and serves as a program representative to the campus and community.
10. Evaluates programs and makes recommendations for change as needed.
11. Serves on college and University committees that support efforts that positively impact the success of underrepresented students.
12. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
13. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the supervisor.
14. Contributes to the overall success of the division of Student Affairs by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The Bears LEAD Program Coordinator is supervised by the Assistant Director, Access & Success Programs.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED DECEMBER 2022