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Project Coordinator
Summary
Title:Project Coordinator
ID:1137
Department:Administrative
Type of Appointment:Grant-Funded
Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION

Under general direction of the TRIO Upward Bound Math-Science Program Director, the incumbent is responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the operations and activities of the TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science grant.
The Project Coordinator develops and implements services to facilitate the college-readiness and success of low-income and first generation high school students. The TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

The purpose of the program is to identify and serve eligible student by providing opportunities for their academic development, assisting with college preparation and motivating student toward the successful completion of a high school diploma and postsecondary enrollment and completion with a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.


ESSENTIAL POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
*Other duties as assigned.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:
1. Plans, administers and participates in program components (Saturday Academy, study hall, summer program, residential program, enrichment activities)
2. Develop, administer and implement math and science related activities.
3. Supervises and participates in identifying, recruiting, selecting, assessing and advising program participants.
4. Supervises academic support staff, including interviewing, hiring, training, evaluating and providing professional development.
5. Generates weekly, semi-annual, and annual program evaluation reports.
6. Operate and maintain the Student Access database used to monitor participant involvement and maintains appropriate documentation.
7. Establishes and maintains relationships with schools, external agencies and community organizations to accomplish program goals.
8. Performs related duties as assigned.
9. Meets weekly with participants at target schools and provides academic and career advising.
10. Designs, monitors and updates participant individual educational plans.
11. Identifies and develops strategies and activities for improving participants’ academic development, achievement and interest in postsecondary education.
12. Facilitates student workshops on a variety of college access topics such as: the college application process, financial aid, major/career exploration and program recruitment presentations.
13. Develops and maintains professional relationships with the target schools’ personnel and on-campus resources to encourage joint planning with the project.
14. Prepares weekly student contact records and record attendance of program activities.
15. Assists Project Director in research and preparation of project reports to the US Department of Education and CSU Dominguez Hills.
16. Supervises, trains, and monitors tutors, mentors and volunteers.
17. Assists in the tracking of program alumni and alumnae.
18. Travels to target school and off-campus sites on an as-needed basis.
19. Performs other duties as assigned by Project Director.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education  
 
Bachelor’s Degree in STEM or related field is required. A Master’s degree in STEM or education, counseling,  or an appropriate field related to Project objectives is preferred.
Experience:    
-Minimum two years of experience working at an educational institution or community organization serving low-income and first generation students in a program focused on retention and academic performance. TRIO knowledge and experience is highly desired.
-Experience providing academic advising services and college, career, financial aid and economic literacy information to an assigned caseload of secondary school students (grades 9-12).
-Experience advising and assisting low-income and potential first-generation college students (12th graders) with the college admissions and financial aid process on an individual and group basis.
-Professional or personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting Project Participants.
Skills:
Bachelor’s Degree in STEM or related field is required. A Master’s degree in STEM or related field is preferred. Eighteen months of experience working at an educational institution or community organization serving low-income and first generation students in a program focused on retention and academic performance. TRIO knowledge and experience is highly desired. Incumbent must be available to work on select weekends and evenings.
In addition, the incumbent will possess knowledge and proficiency in the following areas:
1. Microsoft Office, Computer Programming and Google and other Academic Software Applications.
2. Experience advising students with issues faced by disadvantaged youth.
3. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
4. Knowledge of the various segments of postsecondary institutions and opportunities for low-income and underrepresented students.
5. Ability to work independently and take initiative.
6. Bilingual; Spanish speaking preferred (ability to speak, write and read another language)

Other:    Incumbent must be available to work on select weekends and evenings.

Pay Rate: $20.00 per hour

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND OTHER CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglecting Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for any position that the CSUDH Foundation deems sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to the CSUDH Foundation or individuals in the university community. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees.

All employment with California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation is at-will and shall continue only upon the mutual consent of the Foundation and the employee. This mean that an employee may terminate his or her employment with the Foundation at any time with our without cause or prior notice and that the Foundation may terminate an employee's employment at any time with or without case or prior notice.

*Please be aware that funding for this position is awarded through a Grant/Contract over a specified period. Employment for this position beyond the current Grant/Contract funding is contingent upon continued funding.
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