Position Number: 71495 Type of Recruitment: External
Position Summary: This position is located in Detroit, Michigan and works with the two (2) Federally Funded TRIO Pre-college programs: Upward Bound-SW and Upward Bound-NW. The Upward Programs provide services to over 120 high school students in grades 9th - 12th within the Detroit Public Schools Community District and Charter High Schools. Under general direction of the Project Director of TRIO Detroit Pre-college programs, the Project Coordinator assists with the day-to-day operations of the two federal TRIO projects, provides oversight, implementation, supervision and evaluation for high school students participating in the project that promote college access, student success, persistence and graduation. Serves as a liaison to community partners, educational partners, target schools and host institution. This position requires a level of independence to respond to requests from the Project Director, university personnel, school administrators, community partners, students, and parents within defined grant regulations, guidelines and procedures.
Required Qualifications: Bachelors degree in social work, sociology, psychology, education, counseling, or a related field from an accredited institution. Two years of professional experience in areas related to youth programs, underrepresented populations, non-profit or educational work or similar fields. Supervisory experience. Strong program development/planning skills. Ability to manage confidential information. Ability to effectively communicate and maintain effective working relationships with participants, program staff, target school staff, participants families, and community partners. Demonstrated experience, understanding, and commitment to first-generation students, and/or students from historically underrepresented groups in higher education. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Evidence of skills and ability to utilize technology. Must maintain a valid Michigan drivers license and proof of current automobile insurance coverage. Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree in education, social work, sociology, psychology, counseling, or a related field from an accredited institution. Bilingual English/Spanish with ability to read and write is highly desirable. Experience working with low-income, first-generation youth. Experience working with TRIO and youth programs specifically high school students. Knowledge of post-secondary admissions, scholarship, and financial aid process. Experience with pre-college summer residential programs. Experience managing budgets and writing grants. Experience with recruitment and facilitation.
Duties & Responsibilities: Provides daily oversight of Upward Bound activities, including Saturday workshops. Assists with the coordination and supervision of Upward Bound staff (including temporary and student employees) and conducts performance evaluations of staff. Coordinates and supervises college visits and educational field trips. Engages in outreach efforts by preparing written communication, flyers, and newsletters, and manages social media to disseminate program information/services to key stakeholders (i.e., students, families, and partners, etc.). Collaborates on the recruitment and selection of participants who meet the required funded to serve number and eligibility criteria. Participates in program/organizational/departmental planning sessions, trainings, and staff meetings. Maintains program partnerships and suggests new opportunities for collaboration. Assists with the completion and submission of all program reports. Enters new student data into database and ensures all provided services and activities are documented in database. Assists with interviewing and selection of core staff for the Upward Bound Project and onboarding. Leads interview process for Upward Bound support staff, such as academic and summer part-time temporary staff. Maintains a case load of students as necessary to provide academic and post-secondary guidance of high school seniors. Assists high school seniors with guidance and follow-up regarding post-secondary matriculation (i.e., FAFSA, scholarship essays, applications, and college transition). Provides curriculum recommendations for Upward Bound Project. Collaborates with school counselors/college advisors to review and evaluate high school transcripts. Provides recommendations for appropriate coursework academic goals and post-secondary activities. Supports students in developing academic and career goals for post-secondary education. Develops and delivers presentations, workshops, and other activities on preparing for postsecondary education (i.e., career awareness, college admissions, etc.). Maintains accurate and confidentiality of student records and confirm audit ready files. Assists with planning and overseeing the summer component of the program and partnerships. Assists with project evaluations and prepares/reviews monthly reconciliations for accuracy. Prepares and reviews monthly reconciliations for accuracy. Ensures compliance with the Department of Education grant goals, regulations, and performance objectives. Ensures program staff are maintaining contact with project participants. Assists with developing and managing budget for program events and activities. Assists with preparing project materials as needed. Coordinates logistics for various projects (i.e., meals, transportation, field trips, etc.). Facilitates parent/guardian meetings as scheduled to disseminate program updates and college information. Maintains the highest level of ethical and professional conduct and confidentiality of program participants. Relocates to the Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant campus, during the Summer Program as required. Attends relevant professional development conferences, meetings, trainings workshops and seminars as needed and assigned by the Project Director. Works early mornings, evenings and/or weekends as required. Travels to target high schools and makes home visits as needed and transports students during field trips as necessary. Uses good judgement to resolve issues. Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervision Exercised: Supervisors are expected to support the Leadership Standards of Central Michigan University that foster a culture inspiring excellence. The Leadership Standards define how we lead and treat others on our team. As leaders, it is our responsibility to seek input from our teams to continuously improve our leadership abilities and our demonstration of the standards. Additionally, it is our responsibility to encourage and support the growth and development of those whom we lead. At CMU, we encourage employees to grow both personally and professionally, and thus advance CMUs culture of excellence.
Employee Group: Professional & Administrative -Salary Staff Pay Level: Pay Range: $50,000-$60,000 Division: Student Recruitment & Retention Department: TRIO Programs - Detroit Position Status: Provisional Position End Date: 08/31/2023 Employment Status: Full Time FTE: 1.0 Position Type: 12 month Weekly Work Schedule: M-F, hours flexible depending on program needs; occasional weekends/overnights Location: Detroit, MI Posting Ends: Open Until Filled: Yes
About the Department:
About CMU: Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.
We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, masters, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.
CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.
Central is home to 17 mens and womens Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.
CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. Its part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the states largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.
Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions - Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more - are within easy reach of the citys central location in Michigans Lower Peninsula.
CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
CMU Leadership Standards: Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.
We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.
Message to Applicants: Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.
You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.
Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.
CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see https://www.cmich.edu/offices-departments/OCRIE). If you wish to see 'EEO is the Law' posters, please click here. CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter. Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMUs Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Educations Assistant Secretary, or both. CMUs Title IX Coordinator can be reached at:
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Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences. The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfil...ling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling. Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.