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Coordinator - Educational Access Programs

Employer
Southeast Missouri State University
Location
Missouri, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 5, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Coordinator - Educational Access Programs

Southeast Missouri State University


Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 202200327-02

Location: Cape Girardeau, MO

Department: Educational Access Programs

Closing: Continuous

Position Summary
Coordinator
Educational Access Programs
Full-Time


The purpose of Educational Access Programs (EAP) is to enhance the quality of the educational experience for minority students, first generation students, and all students in general, through programs, services, advocacy, and referral to appropriate resources.

EAP is actively involved in the enrollment development functions of the University with respect to the recruitment and retention of minority students.

Educational Access Programs promotes student development by:

  • Encouraging positive and realistic self-appraisal, intellectual development, clarification of values, appropriate personal choices, the understanding of a balanced approach to wellness, the ability to relate meaningfully with others, the capacity to work independently and interdependently
  • Assisting students in overcoming specific personal, physical, or educational problems or skill deficiencies
  • Identifying environmental conditions that may negatively influence student welfare and proposing interventions that may neutralize such conditions
  • Primary Responsibilities
    • Provide college awareness, career readiness, financial aid, leadership and scholarship activities for EAP students (125+).
    • Maintains a student caseload consisting of students from the financial and leadership programs of EAP (60-75) and supervises the caseload management of the EAP graduate assistant (50).
    • Supervise the graduate and undergraduate student staff in EAP.
    • Manage the scholarship programs affiliated with the EAP: These awards include the College Access Partners Award (75), Matching Success Award (60), Merit Award (60), Textbook Award (100), Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship (5), and the Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholarship (1). Facilitate application, awarding and renewal processes associated with these scholarships.
    • Manage the EAP Mentorship Program, including the selection and training of mentors and mentees (30).
    • Manage the College Success and Financial Responsibility Seminars (7-10 per semester).
    • Manage the Outreach & Retention Programs that includes first generation support.
    • Establish and maintain collaborative efforts on and off campus to identify opportunities for grants, scholarships, and leadership opportunities for EAP students.
    • Design, implement and assess activities and services designed to increase retention and graduation rates of EAP students.
    • Utilize the Southeast SupportNET communication system to establish and maintain relationships with students; and to intervene with at-risk students.
    • Coordinate activities for current students to participate in campus and community-based activities that develop their career and leadership skills.
    • Participate in campus and community-based activities and events that assist in creating a defined presence in the community and develop connections for the University (career awareness, skill development, scholarships).
    • Provide support for the completion and submission of annual reports and program assessment for EAP programs.


    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Understanding and knowledge of academic and social needs of at-risk, disadvantaged and/or underrepresented students in higher education
    • Ability to supervise student staff
    • Knowledge of scholarship programs
    • Familiarity with equity programming and initiatives
    • Excellent organizational and skills and attention to detail
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with disadvantaged students, faculty, and staff from a wide variety of racial, ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds with an understanding of issues affecting women and minorities


    Required Information & Deadline

    Application Deadline: The review of applications will begin immediately.

    To Apply: Submit the following items online by clicking on the APPLY button at the top of the page:
    • letter of interest addressing all position required qualifications
    • current resume
    • names and contact information of three professional references will be requested at a later date




    To apply, please visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/semoedu/jobs/3823882/coordinator-educational-access-programs





    Southeast Missouri State University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action. In accordance with this commitment, and in compliance with the requirements of applicable laws, it is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees in its employment practices, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. The University believes that a diverse University community advances the academic purposes of the University and enhances the working and learning environment.


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