Academic & Career Education Coordinator

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Company Description:

Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 1,800 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.  For more information about the institution, please visit our website at

Job Description:

The Upward Bound Program at Wittenberg University is seeking applicants for an Academic & Career Education Coordinator.  The primary purpose of the Coordinator is to provide academic and career counseling to Upward Bound program participants.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing Upward Bound students with in-depth personal counseling (individual and group), and academic advising.
  • Ensuring that students are placed in post-secondary institutions appropriate to their interests and needs, and with adequate financial aid.
  • Gathering career resource material on graduate, professional and vocational schools as well as information on job opportunities.
  • Implementing four (4) career interest workshops during the academic year and one (1) during the summer.
  • Counseling individual students and parents in selection of institutions.
  • Assisting students with all phases of the application process, which includes contacting high school counselors and other staff to obtain recommendations, transcripts, and other related materials.
  • Contacting admissions and financial aid officers to give personal insights into individual student's aspirations, academic potential, family situations, motivation and any other information helpful to them in assessing the students' financial aid needs.
  • Teaching two Decisions Seminar courses during the six-week summer program.
  • Coordinating the Bridge Seminar prior to the start of the summer program and completely coordinating the summer Bridge Program and all that it entails.
  • Performing other relevant duties as assigned such as special projects, programs, developmental activities, etc.


A bachelor's degree is required and 1 - 3 years of relevant work experience.  A teaching certification is preferred, but not required.  We are seeking candidates with knowledge of Trio Programs and significant work experience working with low-income and first-generation college students.  Additionally we are seeking high-energy, creative, team workers with great organizational skills and the ability to follow through with assignments. A valid driver's license with proof of good driving record is required as this position requires daily travel by car.  There is also occasional evening and weekend work. 

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. Please review our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.

Application Instructions:

We ask candidates to set-up an account and apply through our online system. As part of the application process you will be asked to upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format:

  • A cover letter
  • Resume
  • The names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references

 If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at 937.327.7517.




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Posted: 10/19/2017
Application Due: 10/19/2018
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