Responsible for providing professional assistance to the Project Director of Upward Bound in the delivery of program services and activities that are within the scope of the Upward Bound/TRIO project through targeted St. Paul Public Schools, thus enabling 80 selected participants to succeed in achieving their personal, educational and career exploration goals.
Identify potential participants and assist with the program participant selection process. Assist in developing and administering grade level appropriate self-assessments; review academic progress; establish with each participant an Education/Career Plan (ECP) and update at least annually.
Coordinate, design, implement and participate in all aspects of program activities and services that strengthen participants' development. Confer with and advise students on course selections and related areas. Monitor participants' academic progress and ensure that tutorial opportunities are available.
Conduct group mini-sessions on topics relevant to the needs of the participants (e.g. self-awareness, study skills) that will influence their potential for personal and academic success. Collaborate with community agencies and other resources.
Maintain regular schedule at assigned schools; interact, communicate, and network with counselors and other school representatives. Assist the Project Director and school counselors, design strategies and programs to inform and involve participants' parents.
Maintain comprehensive and accurate documentation and records regarding all program participant contacts, activities, progress, follow-up and evaluation.
Work with the Project Director to ensure that all activities and services are in compliance with the stated objectives and activities of the Upward Bound/TRIO proposal.
Minimum Qualifications: (expected to have to enter job)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least one year's experience working with high school students who are the first generation, low-income, and/or at-risk in terms of academic success and access to post-secondary options (including English Language Learners/new immigrant populations.
Experience working with diverse/underrepresented populations.
Excellent human relations.
Computer proficiency required in Microsoft, Internet research, e-mail.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
Ability to seek guidance from the Upward Bound Director, communicate progress in achieving position requirements, and follow through on assigned responsibilities.
Must be able to work some evenings, weekends, and overnight.
Must have Minnesota Valid Driver's License, a good driving record and reliable transportation.
Preferred Qualifications:(desired but not expected to have to enter job)
Experience in financial aid programs & postsecondary education programs.
Experience in an educational support or outreach program (e.g. TRIO Programs) is highly desirable.
Personal experience of overcoming perceived barriers to education success is helpful.
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.
This position requires successful completion of employment references and a driver's license background check.
NOTICE: Century College regrets that we are unable to offer visa sponsorships or assistance with other immigrant statuses. An applicant must be eligible to work at Century College at the time of application.
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From the diversity of our campus, to the wealth of real-world experience in our faculty and staff, Century College is a great place to make a difference.
Century College is a community and technical college located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, on a beautiful 170-acre campus just minutes from the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
As one of the largest two-year colleges in Minnesota, we serve over 21,000 credit and non-credit students every year. Century College offers a safe, friendly environment, and small class sizes, providing the supportive educational environment needed to help students achieve academic success. ________________________________________ Security Notice:
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GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance-, short- and long-term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence, and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.
At Century College, we are passionate about our mission and the role we play in transforming our students' lives, our communities, and the broader world. As a college of the community, we serve a variety of important roles, including transfer preparation, occupational preparation, business and industry training, continuing education, and personal enrichment?each of which we believe is critical in supporting our community and developing a strong and resilient workforce and populace.In doing this work, we are committed to partnering with the individuals, organizations, and K-12 institutions in our community, to ensure that we remain accessible and provide a clear pathway to higher education for our increasingly diverse and underserved populations.At the center of our mission is the success of our students. We believe that this success is about more than just "the numbers," public accountability, and meeting or exceeding benchmarks.It?s about people?transforming their lives, and helping them to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities that can, in turn, transform their families and their broader communities.In fulfilling this mission, we are committed to sustaining rigor in our wo...rk?holding high standards and expectations for both our students and for ourselves, and approaching our work with compassion?working with integrity and caring, accepting people where they are and moving them forward without sacrificing standards or expectations.