Coordinator, Experiential Learning
Coordinator, Experiential Learning & Special Projects
Athens State University
Closing Date: 5/6/2021
Provide highly responsible leadership and guidance for faculty and students in all activities related to Experiential Learning, the Bonner Leader program, the Honors Program, and other special projects as assigned.
Develop and implement a communication strategy to advance high-impact experiential learning opportunities for students related to the five identified categories including Workplace Learning, Learning through Research, Hands-On Learning, Learning through Expeditions, and Community-based Learning.
Remain abreast of existing and emerging technologies, processes and leading industry benchmarks.
Assist in deployment of the Athens State University Honors Program to attract and retain honor students through the engagement of robust interdisciplinary academic programming and initiatives.
Make site visits as needed related to EL activities.
Work with faculty to develop, implement and assess EL activities at the course level.
Work with QEP Director and faculty to identify and develop new EL opportunities
Work with the QEP Director to plan, budget, coordinate and evaluate Experiential Learning activities.
Support the QEP Director in tracking and maintaining EL information throughout the year that will help promote EL opportunities and demonstrate the impact these have on students.
Support coordination efforts for the Honors Program, to including coordinating and providing support to Honor Program faculty, managing program specific events and items such as orientations and student-related program travel, and coordinating the program's applicants for the Honor Program Admission Committee meetings.
Attend scheduled meetings and work with Honors Program Lead Faculty to assist in program planning and deployment of selected initiatives.
Assist students and faculty with policy questions and procedures related to Experiential Learning activities.
Maintain filing system for all EL activities.
Utilize the Banner program to assist students with EL questions.
Ensure that all sponsorship agreements and other documents are in place prior to EL activities begin.
Serve as an advocate and central point of contact for experiential learning activities across the institution.
Serve as the primary resource for students and faculty for all operations related to Experiential Learning activities across the institution.
Assist faculty in the execution of a communication plan for ongoing events and scheduling of Honors Programming initiatives to Honors Program students.
Serve as a liaison, as needed by Honor Program faculty leads, between departments in coordination of Honors Programming.
Bonner Leader Program:
In collaboration with Enrollment and Student Services, develop and implement a plan to recruit a diverse pool of low-income, first-generation students who are interested in service learning.
Demonstrate innovation in converting the 8 semester Bonner curriculum into 5-6 semesters while maintaining the integrity and addressing the goals of the Bonner program.
Intentionally develop a culture of excellence, trust, and collaboration within the Bonner program.
Collaborate with administration, faculty and staff to ensure the Bonner program is in line with our mission and strategic plan.
Collaborate with the Admissions and Financial Aid offices to determine funding for potential students.
Provide oversight and advisement for each Bonner.
Work with Recruiting and Bonners to visit community colleges and high schools for recruitment opportunities.
Plan and implement the Bonner curriculum in an engaging way.
• Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
• At least three years of experience working with community groups, student leaders, student organizations.
• Two years of supervisory experience.
• Knowledge of EL and/or field experience concepts and expectations.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• Knowledge of experiential learning theories.
• Strong skills in short-term planning, analysis, problem-solving, and customer service.
• Demonstrated experience in project management with the ability to initiate, design, plan and execute multiple projects simultaneously.
• Excellent analytical skills with the ability to perform data analytics.
• Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Access and Excel database packages.
• Ability to establish effective working relationships with students, faculty, and the public.
• Ability to serve as a representative of the University during site visits and recruiting activities.
• Ability to work independently, or with minimal supervision.
• Ability to analyze job tasks, offer solutions, and work with others toward implementation.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule including occasional evening and weekend hours.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to effectively work with a team of diverse stakeholders.
Salary Band: P90
To view salary schedules visit: https://www.athens.edu/about/offices/human-resources/salary-schedule-tables/
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://jobs.athens.edu/postings/search
About Athens State University
Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by OnlineU.org for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.
In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.
Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.