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Pre-Collegiate High School Senior Program Coordinator

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University of Colorado | CU Denver
Center for Pre-Collegiate and Academic Outreach Programs
Pre-Collegiate High School Senior Program Coordinator

Position # 00698181 – Requisition #21539

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Center for Pre-Collegiate and Academic Outreach Programs has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Pre-Collegiate High School Senior Program Coordinator.

As Colorado’s public urban research university, the University of Colorado Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research, creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. CU Denver graduates gain the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world experience that are in demand today. The city benefits from well-educated, top talent and a new generation of knowledge that fuels the future of Denver and our region. We are CU in the City.

CU Denver offers more than 100 degree programs, from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level, in the heart of downtown.  Here, more than 15,000 students pursue academic programs that range from global energy management to music industry studies to criminal justice. As part of the state’s largest public university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with nearly 2,500 employees and annual economic impact of $800 million. 

Jobs in this career family provide direct professional support for the teaching and/or educational service mission of the university. Functions include academic advising/counseling, student personnel administration, recruitment and admissions, registration, financial aid, faculty affairs, library services, curriculum administration, and others involving direct support of the educational mission of an academic unit.

Senior Professionals are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field.  Work is performed fully independently.

Nature of Work:

The Center for Pre-Collegiate and Academic Outreach Programs (Center) at the University of Colorado Denver, has an opening for a full-time Coordinator position for the Pre-Collegiate High School Senior Program. The program is designed to motivate and prepare first-generation and/or under-represented students to complete high school on a timely manner and enter a post-secondary institution with the necessary skills to be successful.

The position exists to work with program participants entering their senior year in high school and assist them as they prepare to transition into a college or university.  This position will implement, plan and execute all aspects of the high school senior program operations that includes coordinating the CU Denver Scholars Program, an early college enrollment program for college-bound, high-achieving, first-generation high school seniors along the development and implementation of workshops for students and their parent(s)/guardian(s).  In addition, the position will work in coordination with other outreach programs within the Center. 

Examples of Work Performed:

    Manage the CU Denver Scholars Program.Coordinate and fulfill the recruitment of students into Scholars program.Implement the day-to-day operations and implementation of tasks associate with the Pre-Collegiate High School Senior Program.Develop partnerships with CU Denver constituents along with school districts and community partners.Determine, develop, and implement workshops for program high school senior students and parents.Manage the Pre-Collegiate Mentorship Program.Monitor program students’ admissions application status to colleges.Manage the tracking of Program students who matriculate to CU Denver for the purposes of retention.Provide support to the Pre-Collegiate Summer Bridge Program.Provide support the Pre-Collegiate Summer Academic Programs.Provide support in scheduling classrooms, labs, and transportation for program activities.Serve as a liaison to the university community at large and outside constituents.Support in identifying and hiring student staff for program.Supervise program student staff.
  • Execute and track yield strategy to increase program student enrollment at CU Denver.
  • Assess and evaluates program effectiveness.
  • Attend meetings and training sessions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $43,064 to $54,778.  

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits

Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science or related field from accredited institution.
  • Two years of experience working in secondary and/or post-secondary student services environment.
Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with planning and implementing supplemental learning programs within K-12.
  • Experience working in educational programs for high school age students that require collaboration with high school administration, counselors, and faculty.
  • Experience in developing high school academic program.
  • Experience with Slate.
  • Fluent in Spanish (verbal and written).
Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Proficient with Microsoft Office and student data systems.
  • Demonstrated success working with students from diverse backgrounds and within a multicultural environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team and within a collaborative work environment.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.Outstanding customer service skills.Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

Job Category: Academic Services
Primary Location: Denver
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: May 31, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 6/2/2021
Application Due: 8/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time