Student Life Coordinator IV for Targeted Populations

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Student Life Coordinator IV for Targeted Populations

Job no: 493106
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Professional/Technical
Role: Student Life Coordinator IV for Targeted Populations

About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

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Job Summary:

Facilitate co-curricular programs, multicultural competence, student leadership opportunities, and an overall campus climate that fosters student development. Develop and facilitate events, workshops and seminars that complement classroom instruction and help students build leadership and life skills (e.g., diversity, budget management, conflict resolution, etc.).

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  2. Minimum of two years (2) of employment in a collegiate Student Affairs environment.
  3. Minimum of 1 year of experience in instruction, training, group facilitation, and/or presentations
  4. Minimum of 1 year of experience as a college student organization advisor or student leader.
  5. Evidence of excellent organizational and communication skills
  6. Experience working with individuals from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds.
  7. Must be willing to work frequent evenings and weekends.
  8. Valid Illinois driver’s license for occasional group transportation.
  9. Experience with Microsoft Office program, web software, technology.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Masters degree preferred in higher education, student affairs, counseling or related field.
  2. Leadership experience or training.

Essential Duties:

Serve as a key liaison/contact to connect target populations of students:

a. Coordinate welcoming events/meet and greet sessions for new and continuing students

b. Assist with coordination and implementation of Student Success Passport program to encourage use of services (e.g., TRIO, advising, tutoring, etc.)

i. Develop passport content and messaging

ii. Distribute publicity on campus to encourage participation

iii. Identify a marketing plan for promotion of passport

c. Serve as a secondary case manager for Spartan Alert

d. Participate in campus diversity and heritage month planning committees

Implement a mentoring program applicable to Student Life Department and related campus initiatives:

a. Host mentor trainings and retreats that can serve as cross-functional opportunities with academic courses, such as first-year experience courses and those with direct learning outcomes

b. Develop a leader program manual and related program resources available during the mentoring time period

c. Promote mentoring program through cross-functional campus teams or committees

d. Research best practices in services for target populations to encourage program involvement

Serve as primary advisor for the Black Student Achievers organization:

a. Provide guidance and leadership to BSA members through helping to develop leadership skills and responsibilities to execute various tasks. Topics include extensive preparation about the topic in various forms (books, articles, etc.) and creating multimedia presentations to engage student attention:

b. Facilitate retreats and other workshop to develop academic year programs and student meetings

c. Developing partnerships with other clubs/organizations or college departments to execute various activities that address students’ needs.

d. Participate in campus diversity and heritage month planning committees

Participate in Student Life programs, events, and initiatives in order to achieve department goals and objectives

Other Duties:

  1. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.
  2. Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.

Physical Demands:

Light (up to 25 lbs occasionally or 10 lbs frequently)

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Loud noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Outdoor weather

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 09/13/2019 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Advertised: September 6, 2019 Central Daylight Time
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Posted: 9/7/2019
Application Due: 9/22/2019
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