Odyssey Project Advisor and Student Experience Coordinator - Illinois Program for Research in t...
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
ODYSSEY PROJECT ADVISOR AND STUDENT EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR
The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH), http://www.iprh.illinois.edu/ at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking a half time (.50 FTE) Odyssey Project Advisor and Student Experience Coodinator to Advise and support Odyssey Project students to promote their retention and success. Teach up to one course per year in the Odyssey Project curriculum and provide onsite facilitation of course delivery. Recruit students for the Odyssey Project and encourage alumni engagement, representing IPRH in the community to these ends. Work closely with the Odyssey instructional team and IPRH Assistant Director for Education and Outreach to achieve program goals
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Major Duties & Responsibilities:
Primary contact for all applicants to Odyssey Project courses, advising them on eligibility and assisting with application questions. Provide student orientations at the start of each semester, guiding students as to the basics of university coursework and expectations. Provide comprehensive support to Odyssey students in order to promote their retention and success., working closely with course instructional teams to monitor students’ progress and ascertain the individuated needs of enrolled students. Monitor student attendance and follow up with retention in mind. Solicit student feedback at multiple stages in their trajectory, and aid the Assistant Director for Education and Outreach with Odyssey Project assessment and evaluation goals. Coordinate and facilitate all activities that occur in the evening Odyssey classroom session, including directing and organizing the work of interns and volunteers to maximize opportunities for student support.
Teach up to one course per year for the Odyssey Project, as needed. Coordinate the efforts of course instructional teams in making student-progress assessments and arriving at student final evaluations. Work with Odyssey Project instructional staff and Assistant Director for Education and Outreach to offer co-curricular activities to enrich the Odyssey learning experience.
In collaboration with the Assistant Director for Education and Outreach, create and execute a recruitment plan for Odyssey courses, for fall, and to a lesser degree, spring enrollment. Establish contacts with partner organizations and alumni to foster recruitment pipelines. Represent the Odyssey Project to/in local organizations, and make recruiting presentations, as needed. Recruit students through agencies, churches, shelters, schools, and related venues in the Champaign-Urbana area.
In collaboration with the Assistant Director for Education and Outreach, develop recruiting marketing materials. Work with Assistant Director for Education and Outreach to plan and present activities to develop and support Odyssey alumni engagement.
Maintain student records; create and maintain an alumni database. Collect course registration information and Assist the Assistant Director for Education and Outreach in coordinating with CITL for course enrollments, etc. Responsible for transportation of educational technologies to and from the instructional space, and distribution and/or collection of transportation tokens and dinner cards.
Position Requirements and Qualifications:
Required: Masters degree in a Humanities discipline required. Five years’ teaching experience in a higher education setting; experience teaching with the Odyssey Project and/or a similar Adult Education program. Proven organizational talent and initiative; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills; skill at working collaboratively and congenially with a broad and diverse spectrum of colleagues and stakeholders; familiarity with Microsoft office suite.
Preferred: PhD in a Humanities discipline preferred. Experience with student advising/mentoring; experience with community-based organizing or programs.
Proposed start date: As soon as possible after closing date of search.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Appointment Status: half-time (.50 FTE) academic professional appointment.
To apply: For full consideration, applications must be received by July 22, 2019. To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload a letter of which details qualifications noted above, CV/resume and the names and contact information of three professional references.
For further information please contact Susan Key, OVCR HR [email protected].
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.College Name or Administrative Unit:Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research Category:5-Education and Student Services Title:Odyssey Project Advisor and Student Experience Coordinator - Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (T) Open Date:07/08/2019 Close Date:07/22/2019 Organization Name:Pgm for Res in the Humanities