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Summer Specialist - Trio, Upward Bound

Columbus State Community College
Columbus, OH
Closing date
Jun 18, 2021
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Job Details

Requisition ID: req3183

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

Compensation: $17.52

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

The College

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. 

The City

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.

Position Summary

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.

Core Competencies

Professionalism, PositiveApproach, Quality Orientation, Managing Work, Communication, Continuous Improvement, GuidingInteractions, Customer/Student/Employee, Focus, Energy, Collaboration, Earning Trust 



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. 


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.


Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect andinclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.


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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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.


About Columbus State Community College

Columbus State is one of the largest colleges in Ohio, serving approximately 45,000 students annually. Committed to equity and accessibility, and driven to innovate on behalf of our students and our community at large, Columbus State is positioned as Central Ohio’s front door to higher education. Embracing a partnership mindset, Columbus State collaborates with university partners to provide affordable bachelor’s degree options, and with the region’s major employers to develop relevant, real-world educational offerings that produce in-demand workforce talent.


Columbus State offers convenient access to classes and college services at its locations across Central Ohio. Our Columbus Campus is located in the downtown Creative Campus neighborhood of the city’s Discovery District, while our Delaware Campus serves students in the fast-growing northern part of the region. Our Regional Learning Centers are located in Dublin, Grove City, Reynoldsburg, Westerville at Otterbein University, and The Southwest Center at Bolton Field.

National Recognition

Columbus State’s commitment to diverse, equitable and inclusive outcomes for our students and a better society is reflected in our recognition as the 2019 Leah Meyer Austin Award winner by Achieving the Dream, a national network dedicated to eliminating equity gaps in community college education. Columbus State is an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction and a 2021 member of its Racial Equity Leadership Academy initiative to further institutional racial equity change.

Points of Distinction

• In August 2019, Columbus State opened the new home for its School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Mitchell Hall.

• The College is a leader in The College Credit Plus Program, an Ohio Department of Education strategy aimed at increasing educational attainment.

• Thanks to its strong academic foundation, Columbus State is extremely successful in the grant-writing arena, with 98 active grants from federal and state agencies, corporations, philanthropic organizations, and other sources with a total value of $70.4 million.

• Columbus State holds an annual Day of Service, where hundreds of students, faculty, and staff volunteer at dozens of locations around the area, totaling nearly 2,500 hours of service each year.

• In 2018, Columbus State adopted Four Pillars of Student Financial Stability and is actively partnering with community organizations to help solve issues of housing and food insecurity for our students.

• In 2019, the Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State opened on the Columbus Campus to help address food insecurity for students and the larger community.

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