University of Alaska Transitions Advisor and STEPS Program Coordinator in Juneau, Alaska

Transitions Advisor and STEPS Program Coordinator

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Classification:Student Services Professional 2 (E)

Grade:Grade 78

Work type:Staff Full-time

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast

School/Business unit:Student Services

Location:Juneau

Categories:Other, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:In coordination with the Alaska Association of School Board, the University of Alaska Southeast Student Services division is seeking a Transitions Advisor and STEPS Program Coordinator. This is a great opportunity for someone passionate about student enrollment, retention, and success. Are you passionate about the programs offered at the University of Alaska Southeast? Do you have first-hand experience helping students navigate dual enrollment programs? This is a great opportunity for a natural liaison to serve as both an academic advisor and program coordinator. As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAS is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Duties:

15%STEPS Grant Liaison: Serve as primary liaison with grantee (Alaska Association of School Boards) and twenty-plus grant partner organizations across Southeast Alaska.Essential

15%Student Success: Coordinate an early orientation program for students from the target population who are enrollment full time at UAS. Ensure that new students from the target population have mentors during their first semester.Essential

20%Coordinating Early College Programs: Develop and implement early college experiences for students from the target populations in the STEPS grant, including, but not limited to one on campus experience for high school aged students.Essential

40%Dual Enrollment Coordinating and Advising: Assist students from target populations in selecting appropriate courses; navigating enrollment processes; and identifying educational support resources. Provide intervention, guidance and referral for students experiencing academic difficulty.

Work in collaboration with academic departments, the financial aid office, and academic advisors, among others to provide dual enrollment opportunities to students in the target population.Essential

5%Community Talks: Host TED-style post-secondary community talks in collaboration with grant partners in target communities.Essential

5%Other duties as assigned.Essential

Education & Experience

  • Required, a Bachelor’s degree in related field and two years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

  • Master's degree in a related field is preferred.

  • Previous University enrollment, and/or student services experience is preferred.

  • Previous academic program, grant, and/or project management experience is preferred.

  • Experience working successfully with people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds is preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Knowledge of University system to refer students to the correct service areas for additional assistance.

  • Knowledge of best practices, federal and state laws and legal issues associated with and applicable to student services and higher education.

  • Knowledge of marketing/advertising principles.

  • Advanced public speaking skills.

This is a full-time,Grade 78, 12-month, exempt staff position complete with afull employee benefits package. This is an open until filled recruitment with the initial application review taking place onJuly 23rd, 2018. A complete application will include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. Contactuas.hr@alaska.edu, or phone (907) 796-6263 for technical support, additional questions, or to request ADA accommodation when completing your application.

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAS is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. All interested persons should apply online. For further assistance with the application process contact Human Resources at 907-796-6263.

Advertised:13 Jul 2018Alaskan Daylight Time

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