The incumbent will contribute to the mission of the Division of Student Affairs by focusing on programs and services for students who are considering and who do transfer to UMBC. Creating tools and processes to aid in the transfer process, collaborating with and connecting students with campus resources, and engaging students in self-directed learning are among the primary responsibilities of this position. Specific duties include: connecting students who are transitioning to UMBC with leadership and involvement programs; selecting and supervising peer assistants (peer alumni from community colleges); using social media and other print and web technology to market and connect with college students; developing programs and initiatives to aid in the transition to UMBC; partnering with select community colleges in recruitment and transition efforts with a focus on students in STEM majors; coordinating grant related meetings/reports and assessment efforts; managing grant deadlines; frequent travel to partnering community colleges; and performing other duties as assigned.
As part of a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Coordinator will contribute to UMBC’s efforts to provide structured support for STEM transfer students. This grant focuses on creating a national model for STEM transfer within and across institutions that includes a shared commitment to collaboration and change, a multi-faceted assessment of curricular and programmatic (mis)alignments, and the development of a comprehensive student-centered support infrastructure. For more information about how this position works within the Gates Foundation, visit this website: http://www.umbc.edu/ocss/docs/Gates_Coordinator_Position.pdf
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :
Education/Experience: Requires a Master’s degree and one year experience in student life-related functional area. Must have knowledge of college student development principles and the community college student experience. Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal, customer service, organizational and time management skills required. Must be proficient in collaborating with and motivating college students to engage in campus life. Must have the ability to interact effectively with broad campus constituents and community college partners. Requires proficiency with common office software and social media platforms. A valid driver’s license is required for travel purposes. An understanding of the transfer process, STEM fields/academic demands/expectations preferred.
UMBC - 22 months ago
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