Program Coordinator, Sr #604588

Job description

Job Title: Program Coordinator, Sr
Location: NACRC
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 604588
Workplace Culture


NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.


Core Values One NAU side by side Student Centered | Integrity | Diversity | Service | Discovery | Excellence Northern Arizona University

Special Information

This position is subject to the availability of funding. The incumbent is not eligible for Service Professional non-renewal notice, or Classified Staff layoff or recall status.

This position requires frequent travel throughout Northern, Central, and Southern Arizona. This position includes frequent nights and weekends.


Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.


Job Description
The Northern Arizona College Resource Center is seeking a Program Coordinator, Sr. for the College Knowing & Going (CKG) Initiative. College Knowing & Going is a grant-funded initiative among 18 Arizona school districts, helping to build services that support a college-going culture for juniors and seniors in those schools. The initiative specifically highlights success among Hispanic and low-income students throughout the state.


The Program Coordinator, Sr. will support CKG activities at Arizona school districts located throughout the Northern Region. This position will meet with school and district leadership teams and determine ways to reinforce or augment their plans for helping juniors and seniors take steps toward postsecondary education. The ideal candidate will have exceptional listening skills and the ability to create connections to resources. The Program Coordinator, Sr. will evaluate school culture and integrate that culture into a schoolwide plan for postsecondary success. The goal is to facilitate creation of a schoolwide plan for each participating site. The Program Coordinator, Sr. will report directly to the Program Manager of the Northern Arizona College Resource Center.



  • Meet with school & district leadership teams to learn what they have in place to support postsecondary planning for junior and senior years.
  • Map school activities and resources and determine strengths and gaps in programming.
  • Assist in providing direct college access services to students and families.
  • Track, access and report data for each site, including Education and Career Action Plan (ECAP) completion, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion, ACT scores, and postsecondary enrollment; encourages and supports continuous improvement programs and processes, as appropriate.
  • Communicate and collaborate with school leadership teams to establish college readiness outcome measures of success.
  • Coordinates & delivers professional development for school leadership teams.
  • Works with faculty, staff, and community members to develop and implement formal and informal events and activities that enhance a college-going culture.
  • Source and connect community resources to schools, such as the Arizona Department of Education, Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education, higher education institutions community organizations, businesses, and municipal leaders.
  • Engages in continuous learning through professional reflection and active collaboration with school leadership teams and colleagues.
  • Provides consistent emphasis on and support for post-secondary preparation and enrollment through student-centered events and activities.
  • Facilitates leadership teams at select high school sites.
  • Coordinates and oversees implementation of CKG, including reporting of data.
  • Provide effective leadership in the organization, supervision and evaluation of college readiness initiatives at school sites.
  • Keep well-informed on current educational research, best practices, trends, materials and processes in the area of college readiness.
  • Coordinate statewide activity with Central and Southern Region Coordinators.
  • Supervises and mentors between 5-10 AmeriCorps members and between 1-2 student workers.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

NAU is currently engaged in an Organizational Growth and Effectiveness Initiative, which focuses on positioning the University for future success of its operational practices. As a result, some aspects of this position may be subject to change, such as, but not limited to: duties, titles, reporting structure, etc.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND four years administrative/coordinative program experience; OR,
  • Master's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years administrative/coordinative program experience; OR,
  • Eight years of progressively responsible administrative/ coordinative program experience; OR,
  • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of college access issues in Northern Arizona.
  • Success working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Commitment to supporting students, specifically low income, Latino, to achieve their goals of post-secondary education.
  • Effective interpersonal skills including the ability to work with staff, students/parents and community partners.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Must be an experienced professional who is highly regarded and respected for consistently making a difference in their organization.
  • Shows a steadfast commitment to participating as a member of a fully integrated team.
  • Maintains a professional appearance, exudes a positive outlook and is willing to accept challenges and changes.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, within a team, build effective relationships, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Working knowledge of postsecondary planning strategies, including ECAP, admissions testing, FAFSA, and application procedures.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Thorough knowledge of data collection.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Good knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point, and collaboration software.
  • Comfort level with quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Outstanding and responsive communication skills.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to make creative connections.
  • Ability to travel throughout Arizona and work independently.
  • Possess a valid AZ Driver’s license.
  • Ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong ability to create and sustain partnerships with communities and schools.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Ability to obtain an Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • Ability and desire to frequently travel throughout Arizona to Northern Region, Central Region, and Southern Region meetings.


Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.


Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report. The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing.

The report may be viewed at or by visiting the NAUPD website. A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.



The budgeted salary amount is $44,123.

This position's pay grade is 61. The salary range for this paygrade can be found on the CLS Grade Schedule.

**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.


FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.



This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available at Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU.


NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. More information is available at:


Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days ( If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.


Application Deadline

September 30, 2019 at 11:59pm


How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.


EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Please see for full job descriptions and details on how to apply online!  NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 9/16/2019
Application Due: 10/2/2019
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