Program Coordinator

Job description

Areas of Intereset: Student Services
Functional Areas: Academic Affairs
Department: Student Academic Services Center
Requisition Number: 10928
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: University Staff
Schedule: Full-Time
Posting Close Date: 24-Jun-2018

Job Summary

TRiO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS) serves low-income, first-generation students and other underserved students, including students with disabilities and former foster-care youth. TRIO SSS welcomes applications for a Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator works closely with campus staff to facilitate student's academic and non-cognitive skill development, and academic and social engagement of program participants. This position facilitates a first-year seminar, assists with program enrollment, plans learning opportunity seminars, and provides career, graduate school and financial literacy development for program participants. This position also provides individualized academic coaching, guidance and support to a caseload of students.

Who We Are

CU’s TRiO Student Support Services (TRiO SSS) is a comprehensive and holistic academic excellence program. We cultivate each student’s sense of community, achievement, and leadership while valuing their individuality and unique needs. TRiO SSS strives to maximize student involvement and success in CU’s academic community through mentorship, academic programs, and one-on-one counseling.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Program Coordination

  • Work with the TRIO SSS team to plan, develop, and implement student events that support academic success, career development, financial literacy and graduate/professional school preparation.
  • Assist with program evaluation and assessment.
  • Maintain professional excellence in student support services through ongoing professional development activities.

Caseload Management

  • Utilize various advising models to provide pro-active, regular, consistent, individualized academic, career and personal coaching and support to a caseload of students over the course of their undergraduate experience.
  • Use a strength-based approach to advocate on behalf of students, providing targeted and tailored support and services based on identified student needs including academic, financial, and psychosocial factors.
  • Develop individualized academic success plans, monitor progress, and make appropriate resource referrals.
  • Record keeping in accordance with federal guidelines.

Academic and Non-Cognitive Skill Development

  • Develop and facilitate curriculum for TRIO SSS First Year Seminar.
  • Monitor and assess student progress and development of non-cognitive factors to college success, such as self-management, self-motivation, personal responsibility, interdependence, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, academic mindsets and college learning strategies.
  • Prepare reports illustrating impacts of academic and non-cognitive skill development activities.
  • Develop services, activities, workshops to increase metacognition.

Recruitment and Outreach

  • Work with TRIO SSS team to identify, recruit and select program participants.
  • Represent program at campus meetings, information fairs and events.
  • Deliver program presentations to campus partners and to incoming first-year and transfer students.

What You Should Know

This position is a 12 month, full-time grant funded position reporting to TRIO SSS Director. The position is 100% grant funded, ending August 31, 2020 and is renewable based upon continued funding. This project has a long history on the Boulder campus and has been successfully funded since 1989.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position starts $45,000.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS).
  • At least 2-years of experience working with first-generation, low-income, and/or disabled students in the areas of instruction, advising, counseling, or mentoring.
  • Demonstrated experience providing comprehensive support services to disadvantaged populations.
  • Demonstrated ability working independently and in a collaborative team environment.

What You Will Need

  • Strong interpersonal skills and multicultural competencies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Detailed-oriented.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • MA in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Student Development, or a related field.
  • 2 years of experience in TRIO SSS program or similar program in higher education setting providing student retention services.
  • Demonstrated knowledge (theoretical and practical) in academic, personal, and professional development of first- generation, low-income students, students with disabilities.
  • Culturally competent approaches to influence academic behaviors that support academic success.
  • Experience in developing services that increase academic and non-cognitive skill development.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently while maintaining compliance with federal regulations.
  • Experience overcoming barriers similar to the target population to be served.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. A current resume.

2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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Posted: 6/12/2018
Application Due: 6/25/2018
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