Job Title: Regional Coordinator, College Credit Plus
Department: College Credit Plus Curriculum
Location: Columbus Campus
Employment Type: Staff
Employment Status: Temporary
Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit
FLSA Status: Exempt
Compensation Type: Annual
Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8a - 5p
Job Description: Temporary Position
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.
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.
The Regional Coordinator supports the Director(s) of College Credit Plus (CCP) in executing a regional strategy related to college readiness and other college credit options for K-12 students.
The Coordinator is directly responsible for stewardship of all aspects of a critically important geographic region within the CCP/ K-12 enterprise. This role includes other College department collaborations, such as working with Admissions and other teams that engage in recruitment from K-12.
This role will serve as a primary point of contact for assigned partner K-12 school districts. The Regional Coordinator will be a vital team member to ensure that there is awareness across departments of the key strategies for a particular region or district.
Core Competencies Required
Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement, Collaboration, Communication, Building Trusting Relationships, Adaptability, Continuous Learning, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Quality Orientation, Planning and Organizing
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
College Credit Plus and K-12 Planning
Prepares materials to support registration and enrollment in college credit options. Answers student, family, and stakeholder questions about registration.
Participates in regional planning conversations and develops outline of all higher education-related initiatives for the district. Handles correspondence, academic planning, and advising details for a specific region or district partnership. Plans and manages reports about innovative programs and student success.
Student Advising and Support
Provides advising support regarding matters related to assigned functional area. Explains the applicable paperwork, processes, and procedures to students and school counselors. Shares resources available for students relating to individual needs.
Provides information on programs of study and next steps for enrollment, including admission criteria, documents needed, financial aid, new student orientation, placement testing, advising, course selection, registration.
Facilitates presentations to students, industry partners, and community partners when needed. Provides information on College Credit Plus to school districts and parents/families in the form of presentations (CCP Info Nights) and other meetings at school partner and college locations as needed.
Assists special student populations appropriately. Advises students in person, via phone, e-mail or other delivery formats as needed.
Works collaboratively with district partners to increase opportunities for students. Serves as a liaison to internal teams regarding district strategic plans. Communicates across departments about district needs and priority areas.
Communicates with local high school counselors and district employees to share news from CSCC. Maintains excellent customer service by providing timely responses in person, over the phone, and electronically. Works with leadership on strategic planning and goal setting.
Fiscal and Administrative
Processes registration forms as needed. Keeps accurate status reports of district-wide initiatives. Ensures compliance of state regulations as well as institutional policies and procedures. Maintains confidentiality of student records and other confidential information.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages multiple initiatives related to district partnerships for K-12 students. Must meet and understand state regulations with relationship to CCP. Assignments of varying complexity related to district strategy. Assist with other CCP advising duties as required, including but not limited to registering students. Other duties as required. *Regular, predictable, and punctual attendance is required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee regularly sits, but may stand and walk for extended periods of time. Employee converses verbally or manually with others in person and by telephone.
Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 10 pounds when moving files, boxes and other materials.
Typical office environment. May require travel to high school or career center sites.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: college student development; academic assessment and advising practices; college and career readiness; cultural diversity; college and community resources; dual enrollment and/or high school counseling.
Ability to: effectively work with persons of varying cultures and backgrounds; work collaboratively and independently; develop and maintain effective working relationships across departments with CSCC staff and administrators; build relationships with external stakeholders; exhibit flexibility in work schedule and job tasks; work independently demonstrating initiative; originate correspondence; collect data and report on program effectiveness; maintain and promote good public relations; maintain confidential and sensitive information; provide accurate information to internal and external partners.
Skill in: problem solving; verbal and written communications; customer service; problem solving; application of job software program; organizing innovative programs; operating general office equipment; application of job software programs and applications; speaking effectively to small or large groups; attention to detail; maintaining documentation and records; general and standard office practices and procedures; interpreting dual enrollment state policies.
Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Administration, Counseling, or in a related field. Three (3) years progressively responsible experience in student advising and support or related field. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s). *An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework and experience may qualify a candidate.
Columbus State Community College has been meeting the diverse educational needs of the Central Ohio community for more than 50 years. The college is proud to be an important contributor to the growth and progress of the region and to serve as the front door to higher education in Central Ohio. From the first graduating class in 1965 through this year, 50,000 students have earned associate degrees in 50-plus technical fields and academic transfer programs. Columbus State also offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs whose coursework fulfills the freshman and sophomore year requirements for bachelor’s degree programs offered by four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Specific transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities are in place at Columbus State, and new direct-to degree partnership programs are being developed all the time. Columbus State now has two campuses serving Central Ohio educational needs. The Columbus Campus is located on 85 acres in downtown Columbus. The 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus welcomed its first students in 2010. Additionally, Columbus State offers classes at nine convenient regional learning centers throughout Central Ohio.