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Collegiate Awareness and Preparation Program Coordinator

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Goodwin University is seeking a Collegiate Awareness and Preparation Program (ConnCAP) Coordinator. This program seeks to increase targeted high school students’ awareness and preparation for postsecondary enrollment. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the program’s daily operation and facilitation.

This is a 12-month position funded by the Office of Higher Education and is currently in year two of a three-year grant with continued renewal based on available funding and program performance.

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

Connecticut Collegiate Awareness and Preparation Program (ConnCAP)
  • Coordinates program objectives as outlined by the grant’s requirements with the aim of providing the knowledge, skills, and support to high school students to complete a secondary education program and successfully matriculate into a postsecondary institution by stimulating their motivation.
  • Oversees student recruitment from targeted high schools
  • Creates, plans, and facilitates workshops on program curriculum including the areas of personal development, study skills, career exploration, postsecondary opportunities,the college application process, and college affordability
  • Schedules and accompanies students on college tours
  • Acts as a liaison between students, parents/guardians, and staff, responding to questions regarding program policies, procedures, and requirements
  • Communicates program updates/reminders with students and parents through apps, emails, and phone
  • Collaborates with outside partners to meet program goals including Connecticut River Academy (CTRA), Hartford Public Schools (HPS), and the Northeast Consortium Bridging Access to College (NECBAC)
  • Manages program budget
  • Collects program data including students’ progress, retention, and graduation
  • Reports programmatic status and updates to internal and external stakeholders including GU Grants Department, GU Administration, and CTOHE
  • Aligns program management with University procedures
Summer Component:
  • Develops and refines the six-week summer program schedule and curriculum
  • Recruits, trains, and supervises staff, counselors, volunteers, and speakers
  • Facilitates daily workshops and sessions
  • Collaborates with University departments for programming and partnerships
  • Applies for and maintains Youth Camp License with the CT Office of Early Childhood
Other Functions :
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
  • Continues professional development and training; keeps current with trends.
  • Assists other department staff as needed to promote a team effort.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill :
  • Experience working with diverse and/or underrepresented college student populations including first-generation, low-income, and/or students of color
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience in planning and presenting educational programming.
  • Must have the ability to professionally interact with and respond to staff, faculty, students, community partners and administrators.
  • Ability to work with information that is highly sensitive and confidential in nature.
  • The ability to problem-solve and respond to complex, urgent situations in a timely manner while exercising sound judgment, discretion and diplomacy
  • Strong project management abilities
  • Ability to report to multiple worksites and flexible hours
Education, Training and Experience :
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Three to five years working with high school students; experience with school counseling, community work, or social agency
Special Requirements :
  • Valid Drivers License & Insured Vehicle
Physical and Mental Requirements :



Work Environment None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3 Outdoor Weather Conditions X Work with fumes or airborne particles X Work near moving mechanical parts X Risk of electrical shock X Vibration X



Physical Activity None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3 Standing X Walking X Sitting X Talking & Hearing X Using hands/fingers to handle/feel X Climbing or balancing X Bending, pulling, pushing X Driving X



Lifting Requirements None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3 Up to 10 pounds X Up to 25 pounds X Up to 50 pounds X Up to 75 pounds X Up to 100 pounds X Over 100 pounds X

Vision Requirements:

X Close vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 inches or less)

X Distance vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 feet or more)

X Color vision (i.e. ability to identify and distinguish colors)

X Peripheral vision (i.e. ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or

left and right while the eyes are fixed on a given point)

X Depth perception (i.e. three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and

spatial relationships)

___ No special vision requirements

(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

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