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Rising Lion Program Coordinator

Texas A&M University Commerce
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Job Title

Rising Lion Program Coordinator


Texas A&M University - Commerce


Enrollment Management

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Commerce, Texas

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  • Use the Upload button to add each document.
  • You will be able to upload up to 5 documents. Be aware that the maximum size allowed for any one document is 5MB.
  • All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered.
  • Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.
  • Please do not withdraw your application in an attempt to upload a missing document, instead please email HR for help.

Please provide the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).
  • Transcripts (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required upon acceptance of verbal offer).
    If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

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The Coordinator for the Rising Lion Program works under the supervision of the Director for Outreach & Post-Secondary Partnerships to provide support, resources, educational opportunities, and events for first-time new freshman students who would benefit from intentional onboarding and student success interventions before the first long semester of study.


  • Assists in the development and implementation of a strategic plan for the recruitment, enrollment, and retention of students in the Rising Lion program.
  • Fosters partnerships with campus stakeholders, high schools, secondary education systems, and community-based organizations throughout the University’s service areas to facilitate awareness of the Rising Lion program.
  • Collaborates and contributes to the development of marketing campaigns to build awareness for the Rising Lion program through the development of digital and print materials, emails, and text.
  • Provides coaching to Rising Lion students in establishing appropriate academic and personal goals through mentoring and counseling and encourages the development of life skills through the coordination and/or presentation of skills workshops and individual support and assistance.
  • Ensures the effectiveness of the coaching process by maintaining both paper and electronic database files for all program participants, regularly updating notes, and validating the information contained in the student database.
  • Helps to assure that potential Rising Lion students have full information on opportunities and responsibilities related to the program by preparing materials, such as mailings to prospective students, responding to emails, coordinating assessments and other tests involving participants, and directing participants to the appropriate resources for financial aid, orientation, providing basic information in response to questions about matriculation issues, and coordinating the educational and social activities of the program.
  • Performs the hiring, training, and supervising of peer mentors and an intern for employment in support of the program.
  • May assist in preparation and monitoring of budgets for programs and events.
  • Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the supervisor.
  • Contributes to the overall success of the Division of Enrollment Management by performing all other duties as assigned by the Director for Outreach & Post-Secondary Partnerships.

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in higher education, student personnel, education administration, or a related field and experience in college student development, organizational development, college student programming, and/or leadership. Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills with the ability to motivate lead, and inspire small and large audiences are required. Working knowledge of or the ability to learn and use database

applications, customer relationship manager (CRM) system, and other systems or applications that may be used within the University or division is required. The ability to operate and troubleshoot electronic office equipment, computers, and peripherals is required.

  • Ability to: Multi-task and work well as part of a team. Ability to travel between multiple locations for off-site work assignments and to work nights and weekends.
  • Licensing/Professional Certifications: Valid driver’s license.
  • Physical Requirements: NA
  • Other Requirements: NA


A Master’s degree is preferred. Knowledge of leadership theory, multicultural initiatives, and student development. Experience with campus-wide programming/workshops in the realm of leadership. Experience with developing student leaders in a higher education setting. Exceptional interpersonal (communications, conflict management, negotiation) and facilitation skills for working with diverse populations and management styles preferred.


Graduate Assistants, Students

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


We are Commerce. We are Lions!

Welcome! We are excited that you want to forge your future with a career at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  Our main campus is located in Commerce, Texas, at the eastern edge of North Texas with multiple instructional sites as well as a robust online presence.  We are proud to be one of the largest universities in the prestigious Texas A&M University System.

Since 1889 A&M-Commerce has educated the people of Texas and, ever increasingly, points beyond. We remain true to our founder William Leonidas Mayo’s creed of “ceaseless industry, fearless investigation, unfettered thought, and unselfish service to others.”

Texas A&M University-Commerce is committed to and promotes equal opportunity for all. This commitment includes equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and program accessibility. It is also committed to make its workplaces, campuses, and programs accessible to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity.  Furthermore, we encourage and foster a workplace community where individuals are valued for their diverse backgrounds.

Texas A&M University-Commerce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to Diversity.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (903) 468-8741 or [email protected].

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