Coordinator, PEP
Rhode Island College - Providence, RI

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PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Direct, administer and evaluate all phases of the Preparatory Enrollment Program (PEP) and Bridges program. Develop annual program goals, objectives and budget information for the effective administration of a comprehensive initiative that promotes the success of students in the program. Identify and apply for funding that will enhance the services provided by PEP/Bridges and will allow the program to serve more students who qualify.

Division:
Rhode Island College

Section:
Student Affairs

Unit (College Department)
Student Life

Position Status:
Continuing

End Date of Temporary, Limited or Restricted Position:

Full-Time/Part-Time:
Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Oversee all aspects of the program that result in the successful obtainment of program goals, strategic use of resources, supervision of staff, and attainment of grant funding to augment the current budget.
-Coordinate systems of support and assistance for promoting academic success of student participants, including advisement, counseling, referrals, and needs-based programming.
-Responsible for advisement of students regarding Financial Aid renewal, various components of federal, institutional, and other sources of financial aid. Instruct students on personal budget planning, monitor student completion of program requirements.
-Design, plan, implement and oversee the Spring pre-college phase of the program as appropriate, including a student and family orientation session, developmental skills classes, and individual counseling meetings with students.
-Design, plan, implement and supervise the intensive study Summer phase of the program as appropriate, including the selection and scheduling of appropriate courses and faculty to teach the courses; the recruitment, selection and supervision of support staff; and co-curricular elements (e.g. housing, activities, etc.) as necessary.
-Support the Admissions Office with outreach, recruitment, interviewing, and selection of students for the program.
-Maintain accurate records on each student participant.
-Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Research to evaluate program success and prepare annual reports detailing retention and graduation rates of PEP students. Design and develop an effective counseling program to meet the needs of the Program students.
-Review, revise and evaluate counseling and other report forms.
-Negotiate summer room and board contracts with the appropriate college units.
-Develop and implement, with the appropriate deans, plans for offering college courses for credit for the Preparatory Enrollment Program students.
-Compile periodic evaluation reports of students in the program, and submit an annual report at the end of the year that includes activities, initiatives, aggregate retention rates, grade point averages, and credits earned, and other indicators of success.
-Recruit, interview, train and recommend calendar year, academic year and full-time, part-time summer and academic year faculty and staff.
-Serve as a resource person to local high schools regarding the program and its services to the community.
-Assist in writing material for publication and speaking to appropriate groups to explain the program.
-Serve as a consultant to program faculty, staff, and student paraprofessionals regarding the needs and service of student served.
-Maintain professional and effective relationships with appropriate faculty and staff.
-Develop and conduct seminars and workshops in response to the participants' needs.
Establish and maintain a working relationship with sister institutions that have similar programs to meet the needs of the students.
Begin the process of collecting data to develop the framework for the grant that will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education for Student Support Services funding.

Occasional Job Functions: Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Students.

Duties and Responsibilities - continued:

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

-Demonstrated commitment to continued personal and professional development.
-Ability to foster good working relationships with students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

Required Qualifications:
REQUIRED QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:

Education: Bachelor's degree in education, social work, psychology or related field.

Experience: Previous full-time experience counseling and/or advising high school or college-aged populations

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred: Master's degree. Administration and/or supervisory experience; two year's experience with administering TRiO programs or other higher educational programs which serve low-income, first-generation students; experience in evaluating program and student success using quantitative and qualitative data; similar populations in some combination of education, counseling and diagnostic testing.

Civil Service List?
If there is a list, only laterals (employees with the same title) or individuals certified by OPA may be appointed to this position.
Not Applicable

Priority given to applicants who apply by:

Closing Date:
Includes grace period, if applicable
07-12-2013

Required Applicant Documents:
Resume
Cover Letter

Document Instructions:
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
All required documents must be attached to your on-line application and match the appropriate document field (i.e. cover letter, resume, cv, transcript, etc.) Documents must be in Word or PDF files. Applicants that have multiple documents to attach to a single document field (such as transcripts or teaching evaluations, etc) must combine the separate documents into one larger document before attaching to the single document field. Documents that are mailed, emailed or faxed separately WILL NOT be accepted, acknowledged or shared with search committees unless otherwise instructed in the posting. Applicants using a dossier service such as Interfolio, please contact the dossier service for specific instructions prior to completing your application. On-line applications that do not meet the document requirements upon the posting closing date WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED even if your application has been confirmed.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS/INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:

Upon hire, candidate will be required to provide an official transcript of highest degree earned.
-An optional button has been provided in case candidates wish to upload additional information.
-During the application process candidates will be prompted to provide names and contact information for three current references.

General Information to Applicants (Classified Postings):

Environmental Conditions:
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

The employee is not exposed to known adverse environmental conditions.

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