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Program Coordinator, Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

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Program Coordinator, Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

Job ID: 231502
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Summary
Columbus State University has an opening for a Program Coordinator in the Office of the Provost. This position will work under the Columbus State University Principal Investigator/Program Manager of a National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program award. This position will assist in the operational aspect of the LSAMP Program at CSU; will coordinate with LSAMP partner institutions on the behalf of the Alliance; and will assist with recruitment and annual progress reports which includes collecting and filling reports of LSAMP Alliance program members. This position is funded by a grant award from the National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program and will be held as long as funding is available.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting the Program Manager with coordination of CSU LSAMP Program activities (i.e. recruitment, student and faculty training, workshops and research symposiums, summer camps, and other project related duties); providing holistic advising and problem solving to students; developing and maintaining appropriate student records; working collaboratively with other offices to serve student needs, including but not limited to, the Office of Diversity Programs and Services, Enrollment Services, the Counseling Center, and the Center for Accommodation and Access; interacting with faculty and administration to enhance advisement for students and develop co-curriculum experiential learning opportunities; attending professional development conferences that will prepare and enhance academic advising skills with minority students; visiting LSAMP partner institutions and connecting to such partners via distance technology; coordinating, developing, and maintaining the LSAMP Program website; assisting the Program Manager in establishing policies and procedures for the LSAMP Program and with data collection and reporting, which includes collaborating with the Alliance LSAMP personnel at partner institutions, internal and external evaluators, collecting and maintaining quarterly progress reports, and confidential files relating to the Alliance; planning, organizing, and delivering the Alliance's annual research symposiums/workshops in collaboration with campus coordinators and oversee the conference's logistics to include coordinating surveys for post-conference evaluation; and all other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree (Master's degree is preferred) in a related discipline (STEM preferred) and two to five years' of progressively responsible relevant project management experience that includes planning, execution, evaluation, and reporting; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate must have experience in coordinating multi-institutional projects for underrepresented minorities; effective communication; excellent technical writing, organizational, and planning skills; competence with digital communication technologies, including social media networking and e-newsletter distributing; a demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office; familiarity with external grant and contract management; a demonstrated ability to work with complex projects including data reporting and analysis; excellent customer services skills; and the ability to travel.

Proposed Salary
The annualized salary range for this position is $43,698 - $52,000 and includes full benefits. This position is funded by a grant award from the National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program and will be held as long as funding is available.

Required Documents to Attach
For fullest consideration, please submit your application immediately.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Resume

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University's online employment site.

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to [email protected].

Conditions of Employment
Successful completion of a criminal background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Columbus State University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a sense of belongingness for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It is the policy of Columbus State University to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of over 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. It maintains two campuses: its original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus, and its RiverPark campus, nestled in the city’s historic downtown overlooking the Chattahoochee River. Columbus, Georgia, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community, which is an asset to the university’s recruitment and retention success. With an annual economic impact exceeding $247 million, CSU is a top-10 employer in a community of 350,000 residents that is also home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. Learn more about the area and its diverse business, recreational and social amenities at

The university’s 14 men’s and women’s NCAA Division II sports teams compete in the Peach Belt Conference, which adds to CSU’s vibrant campus life experience. The university serves the greater Columbus region through its abundant art, music and theatre offerings, as well as its nationally recognized outreach programs that span topics ranging from art and science appreciation to leadership development.

Guiding the university is its current seven-year strategic plan ( and the core values that undergird it and all that Columbus State is. CSU’s commitment to fostering greater inclusion and diversity, found among its core values, includes a focus on attaining “a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” This commitment is woven through the university’s student and employee recruitment, retention and mentoring programs.
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