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Community Outreach Coordinator, Silver Valley Upward Bound

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jun 30, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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University of Idaho

Community Outreach Coordinator, Silver Valley Upward Bound

Location: Off Campus Location - Kellogg, Wallace Id Office is located in Coeur d Alene

Division/College: College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $41,752 per year or higher depending on education and experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
TRIO-INSPIRE in the College of Education is a team committed to fostering equity through access to transformational education and personalized support for our scholars. We value and sustain a professional environment that is vibrant, healthy, and supportive, in line with the University of Idaho's vision of “Building Our Team.” Our core values are Commitment, Inclusion, Transformation, Intention and Collaboration: committed to be present and invested in our shared success, inclusive of the unique perspectives of all people and cultures, fostering a transformative mindset that sustains life-long learning, intentional in what we do, collaboratively engaging in meaningful relationships as allies and advocates. Silver Valley Upward Bound has a strong focus on engaging with the target communities of Kellogg and Wallace in a meaningful, collaborative way that offers enriching opportunities for those communities in a way that strengthens partnerships and respects the values and traditions of community members. This position is one of two outreach staff serving the Silver Valley Upward Bound (SVUB) program. SVUB serves 65 students per year between the target schools of Kellogg High School and Wallace Jr/Sr High School. The Community Outreach Coordinator is primarily based at one target school and is responsible for recruiting, serving, and tracking the students at that school. During the academic year, this position works with students in both individual and group settings, providing them with services such as mentoring, tutoring, advising, and counseling in order to help low-income/first-generation students go on to college. This position will work closely with the other outreach staff member to meet annual recruitment numbers and serve the appropriate number of students. Other academic year activities may include developing and implementing student activities, workshops, and field trips, some of which may include overnight components, such as college visits, career fairs, or cultural exploration activities. The Community Outreach Coordinator will also recruit new students as needed each year; often through informal classroom presentations and student referrals. During the summer, the community outreach coordinator works with a team to develop and implement six weeks of residential summer programming. This varies in nature by year but often includes travel and some overnight stays (such as during main campus visits in Moscow or the MOSS campus in McCall, or during capstone trips to other areas). Past capstone trips have been to Seattle, Alabama, and Los Angeles. This program includes transporting students, supervising students, developing activities, and engaging in two weeks of informal instruction in literature and composition.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelors degree • Experience with implementing the following into student outreach: concepts and factors related to educational opportunity for underserved populations including low-income, first-generation individuals; issues/factors relating to the mission of the organization including the socio-economic complexity and educational and cultural characteristics of the population served.
• Experience working independently; using project targets to develop and schedule student activities, meet recruitment and student contact goals, create connections with target area stakeholders, document services, and schedule time appropriately.
• Skills with using computer operation and software programs.
• Experience with editing and writing business correspondence using proper grammar and punctuation as demonstrated in application materials.
• Experience in program planning and implementation and conducting independent research (to inform project services based on shifting demographics as needed).
• Experience in student service delivery; in planning and coordinating educational activities; teaching, supervising, or counseling non-traditional, under-represented students.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in relevant field OR valid Idaho teaching or counseling license.
• Knowledge of: risk management as it relates to college going processes and procedures.
• Experience with: major program planning, coordination and implementation; developing professional, productive relationships across a community in order to provide services; program evaluation; staff supervision; writing reports; and developing policies and procedures.
• Ability to manage project social media accounts and web presence, including updating social media and website with announcements, scheduled events, and other project missives to increase student engagement.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
• Ability to live on-site to supervise students during six-week summer program.
• Ability to transport students in a university vehicle.
• Often sedentary in nature; working in an enclosed office space either at the main office or target-school site. During the academic year this will include frequently working at a desk and on a computer. Occasional driving, walking, and supervising groups of minors, which sometimes includes travel to a variety of areas with a variety of terrain conditions.

Posting Number: SP002882P

Posting Date: 06/29/2021

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding. In your letter of qualification, please address ALL required and any relevant desirable qualifications thoroughly, including relevant information on when and how qualifications are met. The priority consideration date for applications is July 25, 2021.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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