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University of Utah Regional Coordinator (Alpine, Provo, Nebo, Grand, Uintah) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 03/31/2021

Requisition Number PRN25694B

Job Title Manager, Program

Working Title Regional Coordinator (Alpine, Provo, Nebo, Grand, Uintah)

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Standard 8-5 with some evenings

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01490 - Outreach and Engagement

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $43,000 - $47,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This job posting covered the following territory. To be considered for multiple territories, please submit a separate application for each.

School Districts: Alpine, Provo, Nebo, Grand, Uintah

High Schools: Mountain View HS, Orem HS, Westlake HS, American Fork, Skyridge HS, Provo HS, Timpview HS, Payson HS, Springville HS, Spanish Fork HS, Grand County HS, Uintah HS

Program Description:

Too many Utah high school students are not going on to college. Though college is accessible to everyone in Utah—the majority of the public colleges and universities in the state are open-access, meaning anyone can attend—many high school students don’t think college is possible for them. And even if they do, many have no idea where to even start. These problems are often especially true for those with significant barriers to college entry, such as students who are low-income, first-generation, or historically underrepresented in higher education.

This program is an expansion of the Utah College Advising Corps, a University of Utah program that, for over 10 years, has successfully helped students navigate the process of getting into college. This program seeks to get more students to attend—and graduate from—college, especially those who likely would not have otherwise attended, this expanded college access adviser program will:

• Increase college enrollment

• Increase college graduation

• Change the course of intergenerational poverty

Position Overview:

This position will be responsible for supervising the work of 10-15 college access advisers. Ensuring that program goals are met and program parameters are followed. Supervision will require both in person visits to the school and frequent virtual visits with advisers and staff. In addition, this position will work to coordinate college access programs both at supervised high schools as well as at the assigned nearby higher education institutions.

Additional information:

- This is a remote work position that will require significant amount of travel within the state. Mileage reimbursement will be calculated from the employee’s home address or the nearest supervisory high school depending on location.

- Applicant must have reliable transportation and access to home workspace with a reliable internet connection.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

Supervision

• Assist each adviser in the development of site-specific plans

• Visit advisers in their high schools and service areas to troubleshoot concerns and offer advice and counsel.

• Assess advisers’ effectiveness and encourage professional development

•Plan and implement two adviser trainings throughout the year.

•Schedule frequent adviser in-service trainings during weekly team meetings

• Monitor data and goals

• Provide effective supervision, coaching, and leadership for advisers

• Communicate regularly with advisers, visit advisers in their service communities, and implement additional methods for assuring advisers remain engaged with students and communities they serve and work towards the goals of the program.

• Assist with recruitment and hiring strategies for the advisers

• When necessary, this role will work with students and fulfill the role of the college adviser if a vacancy occurs.

Program Management

• Provide effective day-to-day management and administration of the program.

• Ensuring that the program aligns with state-wide programmatic goals.

Evaluation, Assessment, & Development

• Assist implementation of the selected data collection platform of the college access program within the 10-15 service schools in the service area

• Ensure advisers track their service using this online case management system and generate reports on adviser service activities

• Assist the Program Director with evaluating the performance of advisers assigned to the high schools by doing site visits on a regular basis. Formal review of performance and site issues will be reviewed by the Program Director with input being provided by the Regional Coordinator.

• Assist the Program Director in assessing the performance of the 10-15 advisers in the service area to assure program goals are being met.

Partnerships

• Work closely with the staff at the partner school to disburse accurate and current admission, financial aid, and other relevant information to the entire program.

• Manage relationships with 10 -15 partner high schools.

• Help sustain relationships, communication, and collaboration between and among the higher education institutions, program staff, and partner high schools

• Work with school partners’ site supervisors and administrators to resolve issues that arise along with Program Director’s assistance

• Initiate regular contact with high school guidance counselors and administrators in support of the program

• Routinely seek feedback from guidance counselors regarding program activities

• Initiate and facilitate meetings to provide regular opportunities for high school guidance counselors and administrators to discuss and review the program

• Anticipate concerns whenever possible and addresses them appropriately when they arise

• Help facilitate relationships with other college access programs in the service area for the purpose of increasing collaboration opportunities

Liaison

• Participate in regular program calls, meetings, and trainings.

• Provide information and reports to the program as requested

• Work to coordinate and disseminate marketing materials for the program in the service area.

This job entails working with underage youth and as such you will be required to complete and pass the following:

• Criminal background check

• Fingerprinting

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus two years of related experience or equivalency. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences

• Experience working with K-12 schools

• Experience working with institutions of higher education

• Experience working with college access programs

• Demonstrated knowledge of first-generation college student success and persistence research, and the ability to apply research to specific student populations

• Experience building effective working relationships and open communication with staff and partners.

• Evidence of successful work with a diverse range of students, including populations typically underrepresented in higher education (e.g. students of color, first-generation college students, LGBTQ students, students with disabilities, students from lower SES backgrounds, and undocumented students).

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally to diverse audiences.

• Skills in decision making that allow for quick, informed, and appropriate decisions

• Ability to thrive in a rapidly evolving environment with a professional, positive attitude, embracing change and adapting to program needs.

• Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description, including travel to the school sites.

Preferences

• Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, social work, counseling, or other related areas.

• Experience in managing professional and student staff, developing and measuring program outcomes, managing program budgets, and developing and implementing program vision/direction.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Start date for this position is June 7, 2021 .

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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