TRIO-Office Manager and Rigorous Curriculum Coordinator
As outlined in the program operating grant, the Office Manager/Rigorous Curriculum Coordinator (OM/RCC) ensures that all applications and contact data are entered accurately into the TRIO Talent Search database for federal reporting and that advisors are supported in the field while serving program participants. Additionally, the OM/RCC helps keep the office running smoothly, updates the website and social media, and helps plan and run program events. The OM/RCC travels, on average, once weekly to schools to serve students and families directly to ensure that program participants select and succeed in college-preparatory coursework. Finally, the OM/RCC reviews transcripts twice annually of all program participants to identify areas of student success and struggle to help program advisors best help students to achieve their goals of college success. This position requires weekly travel to target area schools, as needed, as well as work on the Fort Lewis College campus.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Reliable personal transportation; ability to travel to target schools up to four days a week; work some evenings, and participate in overnight student college field trips
- Must have a valid driver’s license and pass driving background check requirements
- Demonstrated commitment to and sensitivity for addressing the needs of economically and educationally disadvantaged youth and adults
- Minimum one year of experience advising students in academics, career exploration, personal development, leadership, financial aid, and/or college/ vocational school admissions
- A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
- Minimum one year of experience working with secondary (grades 6-12) students in a volunteer or professional capacity
- Demonstrated experience providing presentations and/or workshops on financial aid, college admissions, leadership and career development, and organizational skills for students and families
- Demonstrated experience working and/or collaborating with secondary and post-secondary schools, community-based programs, or service learning programs (teaching, coaching, counselor, outdoor education. etc.)
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- Strong technology skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and Zoom
- Experience with TRIO or other educational opportunity programs as a participant or employee.
- Fluency in Spanish or an Indigenous language of the Four Corners Region
- Experience planning and leading field trips with secondary students
- Familiarity with Fort Lewis College and/or Four Corners area.
Office Manager Responsibilities
- Monthly data entry
- Recruitment/contact reports for advisors
- Data reports on progress toward objectives
- Assistance w/ annual performance report
- Database/file maintenance
- General office management;
- Work study supervision
- Staff support
Rigorous Curriculum Coordinator Responsibilities:
- Reviewing transcripts
- Communicating with students, families, school personnel on RC curriculum requirements/progress
- Academic advising, especially for concurrent and AP coursework
- Monitoring participant progress
- Maintaining student/parent contact records
- Tutoring referral and establishment of FLCTS tutoring services, especially as related to concurrent and AP coursework.
Other General Responsibilities
- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
- Maintains knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508.
- Produces and remediates digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards.
- Perform other duties as assigned
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
- Ability to work in a confined area.
- Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.
Salary is $32,032 for this position plus a comprehensive benefits package.
A complete application packet includes:
- Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position
- Include details regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion. “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?”
- Names and contact information for three current, professional references
Submit materials as one PDF file via email to:
- Application materials received by May 27, 2021, will receive full consideration.
- Applicants who advance in the search will be asked to interview on June 3rd or June 4th by video conference.
- The anticipated start date is August 2, 2021.
- Position will remain open until filled.
The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts,
and pass a background check.
The College and the Community
Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas.
Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.
To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See www.fortlewis.edu/CARE.
Questions about Title IX sex discrimination?
Office of the Title 9 Coordinator
230 Skyhawk Station
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-7241 firstname.lastname@example.org
Other discrimination questions?
Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator
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Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-7182 email@example.com
Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy, sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crime statistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, and campus/community resources can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies are available upon request.
* Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education.
Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.
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