Job Title: Summer Specialist - Trio, Upward Bound
Department: Enrollment Mgmt & Student Svcs
Location: Columbus Campus
Employment Type: Staff
Employment Status: Part-Time Professional
Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Compensation Type: Hourly
Schedule: Position available May to August; M-F; Hours vary between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Some evenings as necessary; Up to 29 hrs/wk.
End Date(if applicable): August 2021
Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset have established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation’s education and workforce landscapes. With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is the nation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation. Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.
Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’s fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this position description.
The Columbus State Upward Bound program serves 70 highschool students from Columbus City Schools. Upward Bound works withfirst-generation and/or income-eligible high school students to help themgraduate and develop skills necessary for college enrollment and completion.The Upward Bound Specialist will collaborate with colleagues to provide variousopportunities for participants to build academic proficiency andsocial/cultural competency. The Specialist will assist in planning, organizing,and facilitating program activities and events, and with recruitment andretention of program participants.
Professionalism, PositiveApproach, Quality Orientation, Managing Work, Communication, Continuous Improvement, GuidingInteractions, Customer/Student/Employee, Focus, Energy, Collaboration, Earning Trust
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Provide mentoring and transitional support to recent high school graduates participating in the Upward Bound summer component. Assists with needs of the Upward Bound Summer Enrichment Institute for 9th-11th grade students.
Reports to site on time and prepared, asdirected. Models’ professional behavior with participants, parents, and staff.Handles disruptive behavior with respect, following guidelines, processes andprocedures, and reports any issues to the Upward Bound Program Manager,Advisor, and/or TRIO Director.
CLASSROOM & COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Monitorprogress of each BRIDGE or CCP participant to ensure successful completion oftheir summer course. Facilitatesupplemental instruction and academic advising to ensure BRIDGE or CCPparticipants follow and understand course curriculum/assignments.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect andinclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.
OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively participates in staff development workshops whichcontribute to personal and professional growth. Attends all required departmentmeetings and training. Regular, predictable,and punctual attendance is required. Other duties as assigned.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this positiondescription. While performing duties of this job, the employee regularlyexhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employeeregularly stands and walks for extended periods of time, and occasionally sits.Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Employee occasionallyreaches with hands or arms, climbs or balances and stoops, kneels, crouches orcrawls. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusingon a computer screen.
Typical office/academic environment. Regular exposure tomoderate noise typical to business offices. Must travel to various ColumbusState campuses and sites.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of: Englishword usage, spelling, sentence structure and punctuation; computer software,programs and applications; child development; K-12 education systems.
Skill in: Excellent verbal and writtencommunication; organization; customer service; conflict resolution; applicationof job software including word processing and spreadsheets; performingmathematical calculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication,decimals, percentages and fractions; planning and scheduling.
Ability to: develop and maintain effectiveworking relationships with associates, students, and general public; maintainconfidential and sensitive information; use good judgment; excellent listeningskills and participant in collaborative work; develop and maintain effectiveworking relationships with colleague and stakeholders across the College;effectively work with persons of varying cultures and diversity; problem solveeffectively; exhibit a pleasant public manner; originate correspondence; workindependently demonstrating initiative; maintain accurate and complete workrecords; apply analytical thinking; maintain good public relations; maintain aflexible schedule.
High School Diploma or GEDwith at least three (3) years progressively responsible experience in collegereadiness/access work. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrableability to gain access to work site(s). An appropriate combination ofeducation, training, coursework and experience may qualify a candidate.