Program Coordinator II, Orientation Programs

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The salary minimum for this position is $41,731.00 annually Plus bilingual-Spanish/English stipend $1.00 per hour. (paid on an hourly basis) Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.

Working Title
Program Coordinator II, Orientation Programs

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Position Type
Staff Full-time

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Job Summary

Aims Community College at a Glance:
Aims Community College, locally governed, locally funded, is a debt-free and progressive community college with centralized administrative services located on the Greeley Campus, which supports three additional locations. Situated on the front range of the Colorado Rockies, and enjoying 300+ days of sunshine a year, Aims Community College is student success oriented and prepares students for success in more than 200 degree and certificate programs. You are not just a number here at Aims Community College, our wonderful Staff, Faculty, and Administration work as a team to ensure excellent service and offer the most affordable tuition in the front range.

Purpose: Build a Stronger Community
Vision: First Choice - The Recognized Leader in Learning and Student Success
Mission: Provide knowledge and skills to advance quality of life, economic vitality, and overall success of the diverse communities we serve.

2018-2023 Strategic Directions:
Empower Students to Succeed
Enhance Operational Performance
Enrich Northern Colorado Economic Development

The program coordinator works with faculty, staff, and students to advance the retention, success, and completion goals of the Transitions Center - First-Year Experience and Aims Community College. The position will primarily lead the development, execution and advancement of the new student orientation and extended orientation (first-year seminars) programs at Aims on all-campuses. Versatility and collaboration are key characteristics necessary in this role because the person in the position must partner with virtually all other offices on campus to ensure the college takes an integrated and systemic approach to serving and retaining students in their first semester/year at Aims.

Duties, Roles & Responsibilities:
1. Coordinate the day to day operations of all orientation programs: schedule and communicate with campus or outside speakers/presenters providing content/delivery at orientation programs; select and secure necessary materials for the successful semester and daily operation of new student orientation and extended orientation programs: common read, textbooks, prizes/giveaways, food, other educational materials; coordinate facilities, reservations, and technology needs.
2. Provide effective and high quality instruction and small/large group facilitation of activities focused on academic success, social integration, and study skills.
3. Continually develop and refine modern curriculum and activities so that it remains educationally sound and meets the high standards of the College.
4. Use and develop appropriate online technologies (Desire2Learn) to promote student learning.
5. Collaborate in the development and implementation of formative and summative program and learning assessments.
6. Co-develop short and long-term program and learning outcomes/objectives for extended orientation using CAS standards, institutional and LEAP rubrics.
7. Create and update marketing and informational material in support of orientation programs for both broad and targeted audiences.
8. Train new student orientation student leaders and part-time extended orientation facilitators for quality instruction and accountability to program and learning outcomes.
9. Select, train, supervise, schedule, and evaluate part-time extended orientation facilitators to ensure position outcomes, use of best practices, and compliance with College policies and procedures.
10. Work effectively with a diverse array of internal and external constituent groups including students, staff, faculty, administrators, area high schools, colleges, universities, and appropriate community-based organizations and agencies to establish productive services and partnerships focused on student success.
11. Maintain currency on best practices for all areas of responsibility by participating in professional development opportunities, accessing research-based literature, and staying active in discipline-specific organizations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of student development theory and programs and an understanding of the current issues and trends in student affairs and student development.
2. Understanding of effective retention tools for first-year students and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external constituent groups.
3. Facilitation/community development experience in higher education environment, experience working in community college setting and experience working with students of color, adult learners, Veterans, and students with disabilities.
4. Knowledge and understanding of evaluation techniques and methods. Experience with using data to demonstrate achievement of program objectives, departmental goals and the institutional mission.
5. Strong computer skills; skills in technological support and delivery of student programs and services; knowledge and skill in the use of integrated software systems; and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Windows application software.
6. Must possess excellent organizational skills.
7. Ability to work quickly to meet deadlines.
8. Demonstrated understanding of and a commitment to the community college mission and purpose, high academic standards, and student success.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a part/full-time basis and hold a valid driver's license.
1. Bachelor's Degree in a related field: education, English, reading, psychology, sociology, human services, or communication studies, plus three years of experience with a combination of: event/program planning, classrooms or academic workshop teaching/facilitation experience, curriculum development, program and learning outcome assessment, and supervisory experience).
2. Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Preferred Qualifications

Ideal Characteristics and Experience:
1. Demonstrates passion for student success and the community college mission.
2. Successful experience working in a diverse and multicultural community.
3. Advocate for inclusion and student equity.
4. Commitment to transparency, integrity, collaboration, communication, and ethical behavior.
5. Engages in and enjoys contact with students.

Work Hours
Full-time 40 hours per week.

Posting Date

Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
First Review of Applications: April 23, 2018

• The Application is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.
• Clearly document job duties performed that relate to responsibilities, qualifications, and essential job duties in the "Work Experience" section on the application. We must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
• Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week or credit hours worked per term for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that we can calculate full-time experience.

• If an Application is considered "Incomplete", the application will be removed from consideration for the position.
• An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
• An Application is incomplete if "see resume" (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.

• When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening. **Please see the "Required Documents" section of the posting.
• Resumes will not be accepted in place of a complete application; however, resumes may still be required as a component of complete application materials.

Employment Specifications
Bilingual/Spanish, Valid Driver's License

Equal Opportunity Employer
Notice: Aims Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination based on age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, marital status or disability. The goal of Aims is to enhance the diversity present in the district we serve. To comply with Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, if hired you will be required to provide documents within 3 days of hire date to show your identity and your authorization to work. This law applies to all persons hired.

Employment Requirements
Screening/Selection: All applicants may apply on line at If you need assistance with this process please contact Human Resources.

Initial screening will be conducted by a committee based on completed application materials.
Please be prepared to submit the following if required:

• Cover Letter addressing qualifications relative to position requirements,
• Resume,
• Diversity Statement (your personal statement on diversity),
• Teaching Philosophy (for faculty positions only) and,
• Transcripts (if applicable). Official transcripts will be required if hired.

o Faculty: Applicants must submit academic transcripts from an accredited institution. Applicants who have degrees from outside of the United States must request a credential evaluation of their transcript. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( or Association of International Credential Evaluators ( lists members who may be contacted for assistance in evaluating foreign credentials.

All application materials become the property of Aims Community College. All application materials must be submitted by the closing date posted. The screening committee will select finalists for interviews.

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Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * For recruitment statistics, please list where you found this job posting.
    • Aims Website
    • Internal Posting
    • Personal Referral
    • HigherEdjobs - Diversity and Inclusion
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook
    • Denver Post
    • Greeley Tribune
    • Local Newspaper Ad
    • ACCT Executive Search
    • Weld County Employment Service
    • Other Source
  2. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Ed.D.
    • PHD
    • Professional Degree
  3. * The application instructions and information section on the application states that you must clearly document job duties performed that relate to minimum qualifications, etc. in the "Work Experience" section on the application. Please acknowledge that you have read and understand what is expected and that the initial review of applications will focus only on what is listed in the Work Experience section and not other required documents such as your resume.
    • Yes, I meet the minimum qualifications and have documented this in the Work Experience section.
    • No, I do not meet all of the minimum qualifications however I have documented my experience in the Work Experience section.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Copy of Transcripts
  4. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Other Document
  3. Certifications





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Posted: 4/11/2018
Application Due: 6/2/2018
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