Title Early Outreach Counselor, College Academy for Parents Department Early Academic Outreach (8106) Location Main Campus Position Summary
The mission of the Office of Early Academic Outreach (EAO) is to increase the number of low-income, underrepresented and first-generation college-bound students who aspire and are eligible to enter a university degree program. The EAO Outreach Counselor is responsible for development, implementation, management, and evaluation of new and continuing programs to accomplish the goals of the department. These college access initiatives focus on the following strategies for change: direct work with students, engaging families, building upon the college-going culture of communities, building connections between college and careers, and developing peer groups that sustain college-going messages.
In particular, the Outreach Counselor will coordinate the College Academy for Parents (CAP). CAP is a comprehensive 12-week program that works with elementary school parents as they develop a college plan for their children. Program components include 1) bilingual (English/Spanish) workshops that engage parents with college knowledge and UA faculty members, 2) college camp provides activities for K-6th grade students couple with messages encouraging college aspirations, 3) campus visits focused on math, science, language, arts, and culture 4) a university hosted graduation ceremony for parent participants that honors their dedication to their family's college plan. The candidate will join a group of hardworking individuals who work collaboratively as a team to accomplish the mission of EAO through a number of outreach initiatives.
Ideal candidates must enjoy professional contact with higher education colleagues, K-12 administrators, teachers, and community members; be able to engage students and parents; be able to function in a professional work environment which may be high-pressure depending on demands, requires local and national travel, frequent evening and weekend work, and involves lifting/moving/transporting materials or equipment up to 25 pounds. Strong organizational and time management skills plus the ability to multitask are essential.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
o Plans, coordinates and assesses all aspects of programming and events associated with CAP, including participant recruitment.
o Works with school officials (teachers, counselors, principals, superintendents) to impact recruitment of target students.
o Accurately conveys the department mission to, and collaborates closely with, university faculty and external organizations in order to provide services to the target population.
o Conducts workshops and information sessions to promote higher education and ensure that program participants are aware of the services and resources available to them at the University of Arizona.
o Establishes consistent communication with colleagues concerning goals, objectives and the evaluation of efforts.
o Design flyers, posters, brochures and other media to promote events and programs.
o Will supervise student staff.
o Performs other duties as assigned by director.
o Local and national travel and frequent evening and weekend work.
o Lifting/moving/transporting materials or equipment up to 25 pounds.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Minimum Qualifications
o Bachelor's degree
o Two years of progressively responsible experience managing, coordinating, and administering programs (equivalent experience with business, government, community or in other educational settings will be considered)
o Strong written and oral communication skills
o Knowledge of MS Word, Access, Excel, or other publication software
o Possession of a valid driver's license and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
o Access to own reliable transportation
o Master's degree
o Demonstrated sensitivity toward underrepresented groups and their educational issues and concerns, in particular as relates to college-going patterns
o Experience coordinating quality programs and events
o Understanding of important college enrollment processes, including admissions and financial aid.
o Familiarity and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of the K-12 system.
o Experience working in outreach, recruitment, retention or college admissions programs.
o Ability to work with students and families in the Spanish language.
FLSA Exempt Full Time/Part Time Full Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 Job Category Administrative and Professional Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits Posted Rate of Pay $38,000 Annually Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number A24392 Number of Vacancies One Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Limited to Current UA Employees No Contact Information for Candidates
Open Date 12/18/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Review Begins On 01/02/2020 Special Instructions to Applicant Diversity Statement
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.
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