Framingham, MA Category:
Mon Jul 26 2021 Job Description:
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Academic Success Coordinator- CASA Generalist is a member of the
Academic Success Team in the Center for Academic Success and
Achievement (CASA). Primary duties include coordinating the Diverse
Scholars Program, hiring, training and providing ongoing
supervision to Peer Mentors. As a member of the Center for Academic
Success and Achievement team, the Coordinator will participate in
new initiatives aimed at retention. Retention activities include
reviewing and responding to faculty concerns raised through
Starfish. Additionally, the Coordinator will provide support to
Disability/Access Services as needed.
Academic Strategy Peer Tutors, Diverse Scholars mentors, Work
Associate Dean of Academic Success
EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
DIVERSE SCHOLARS PROGRAM (40%)
- Coordinate all Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment (ICE) program
activities and develop comprehensive academic and co-curricular
supports for high school students in transition (ages 18-21) to
promote access to campus life and college coursework in an
- Assess the learning strengths and areas of development for
individual students. Review and update individualized accommodation
plans detailing academic accommodations, assistive technology
needs, and the development of appropriate learning strategies on
campus and in the classroom. Consult with educational coaches and
high school liaisons regarding instructional needs of
- Coordinate and participate, as lead staff, in the recruitment,
admissions and orientation of incoming ICE students, to include:
developing and updating program materials, coordinating orientation
programs and campus visits.
- Participate, as the University's representative, on all
planning activities for incoming ICE students in collaboration with
sending high schools/ special education collaborative.
- Function as lead staff and trainer, working with faculty and
staff, to support inclusive learning strategies, instructional
universal design techniques and support the ICE program
- Facilitate career workshops and access to college career events
for ICE students.
- Provide academic consultation to students enrolled in the ICE
program; assist students with course selection and
- Perform administrative tasks associated with the ICE program,
to include: collecting and reporting of statistical data and
analysis, coordinator partnership and leadership team meetings,
maintain student files, assist in monitoring budget expenditures,
and collaborate with the sending districts/ special education and
University officials on the operational agreements in place.
- Assist students in the development of self-advocacy skills and
the use of support materials, including assistive technology.
- Serve as the lead staff in meetings with various agencies,
including but not limited to external human service agencies,
parents, faculty, tutors, interpreters and other agencies and
individuals as needed.
- Accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal
opportunity, and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and
decisions in areas of responsibility.
- Seek or support grant applications and, upon awarding of such
grants, fulfill requirements for such.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT (40%)
- Participate in retention initiatives, including Starfish and
- Hire and supervise Work Study students
- Hire and supervise Academic Strategy Peer Tutors
- Triage new and current students who come for support to
determine immediacy of need; address the needs or refer as
- Represent CASA during new student and parent orientation.
- Support New Student and Family Programs, including Foundations
- Actively participate as a member of the CASA academic support
team and collaborate with other staff on projects and/or
initiatives (probation programming, Black and Gold Beginnings
programming, student academic leader trainings, etc.)
- Serve on University-wide committees, especially those aimed at
DISABILITY/ACCESS SERVICES (20%)
- Evaluate and interpret student disability documentation to
determine eligibility and appropriate accommodations; develop,
implement, and oversee formal accommodation plans for each
qualified student in accordant with all federal, state, department
and University policies/procedures/regulations/laws.
- Conduct formal intakes with students to discuss their ability
to fully participate in the educational experience at the
University with particular attention to those students whose
accommodation concerns are especially complex or sensitive.
- Provide coverage when necessary particularly with the
proctoring of exams.
Office setting, occasional evening and weekend work
- Bachelor's degree required
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication
- Ability to practice professionalism and confidentiality
regarding student records
- Ability to work with students with a variety of learning
styles, abilities and/or disabilities
Candidates who are bilingual in English and Spanish or English
and Portuguese are strongly encouraged to apply.
This is a 44-week per year position and a full-time, exempt,
benefits-eligible position in the Association of Professional
Administrators (APA) bargaining unit with a title of Staff
Assistant. The salary range is $36,000-40,000 for 44 weeks of
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual
offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final
employment for all positions.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans,
persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity
and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.