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Coordinator, Student Engagement

Employer
Austin Community College
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 6, 2022
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Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college, as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
  • Reflects the diversity of our community

  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching

  • Is attracted by the college's mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities

  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations

  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others

  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body as an open-access and low-cost institution. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to our students' diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.

Job Posting Title:

Coordinator, Student Engagement

Job Description Summary:

To coordinate the planning, implementation, and delivery of programming, services, and events that increase the accessibility of financial aid. Reliable transportation for local area travel is required as this position requires local travel within the ACC District. Occasional evenings, and occasional Saturdays required.

Job Description:

Description of Duties and Tasks
  • Represents ACC and the Financial Aid Office to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Identifies beneficial partnerships and collaborations with internal departments and community partners that increase student access to and utilization of financial aid, scholarships, and veteran benefits, including maintaining partnerships with local high schools.
  • Coordinates internal and external outreach events including planning, staffing, monitoring, and communications with internal departments; works collaboratively with the Student Affairs Communications and College Marketing Offices to ensure effective communication and marketing strategies are implemented for events.
  • Designs, implements, and evaluates proactive intervention, retention, and support activities for financial aid students, veterans, and additional priority populations; provides measurable outcomes regarding the outreach with the intent to assist in student retention.
  • Assists in the creation and dissemination of outreach materials, including educational materials and event promotion materials.
  • Recognizes emerging trends in enrollment and FAFSA submissions and adjusts outreach strategies appropriately.
  • Coordinates special initiatives and programs as assigned by the Manager that increase students’ understanding of, access to, and utilization of financial aid at ACC such as Financial Aid Month; assists in developing marketing and communication program materials.
  • Tracks and analyzes data and creates regular reports that document outcomes of financial aid outreach, and related student success rates.
  • Provides financial aid information to students regarding programs, application procedures, availability of funds, procedures for applying, disbursement of funds and scholarship resources; provides technical support to students by assisting them with setting up FSA ID, submitting FAFSA, accessing ACC portals and requesting tax transcripts.
  • Assists in reviewing student financial aid applications and determining eligibility based on federal and state regulations; communicates with students regarding incomplete financial aid files and assists students with submission of missing documentation and forms.
  • Provides ongoing quality communication, effective customer service, and advising support to students by using consistent, effective outreach and follow-up contacts including in-person activities, phone calls, and digital communication; documents and tracks contact data into computer systems ensuring compliance with any regulatory requirements.
  • Participates in institutional committees and training related to student success and retention goals that enhance opportunities for ACC students.
  • May supervise hourly employees.
Knowledge
  • Knowledge of Guided Pathway model.
  • Student financial aid processes and activities.
  • College admission, registration, and financial aid procedures.
  • Federal and state regulations pertaining to financial aid programs.
  • Event planning and follow-through.
  • Effective recruitment and retention methodologies.
  • Parent involvement in activities and programs.
  • Community-based organizations, support agencies, services, and resources.
  • Higher education student support services.
Skills
  • Maintaining an established work schedule.
  • Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy.
  • Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Providing information and guidance in relation to student financial aid programs.
  • Reviewing financial aid applications and determining eligibility.
  • Performing general clerical activities associated with financial aid services.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Determining individual benefit eligibility.
  • Ability to multi-task and/or lead projects to ensure they are completed within timeframe and budget.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with both internal and external groups with a cultural, racial and ethnically diverse background.
Technology Skills
  • Use a variety of spreadsheet, word-processing, database and presentation software.
  • Use student information and database systems.
  • May also use social media, work with desktop publishing and update program webpage.
Required Work Experience
  • Two years related work experience.
Preferred Work Experience
  • Experience working with students and parents who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
Required Education
  • Bachelor's degree.
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Work is performed in a standard office or similar setting.
  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
  • Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.
Safety
  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
Salary

$49,205 - $61,506

Number of Openings:

1

Job Posting Close Date:

December 30, 2022 Clery Act

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.

Disclaimer

The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC at its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.

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