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Student Development Coordinator, Intermediate

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 1, 2023

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Student Development Coordinator, Intermediate

Location: Ed Opp CTR Talent Search Niz
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 606992
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

Special Information

This position is an on-site position which requires the incumbent to complete their work primarily at an NAU site, campus, or facility with or without accommodation. Opportunities for remote work are rare.

Office position that will require travel to service sites. Some events and weekend work.

*This is a grant funded position*

Job Description

Participant Support Services - 50%
  • Identifies and selects eligible participants that meet the federal guidelines in Coconino, Apache, Navajo, and Yavapai Counties for the NAU TS grant.
  • Provides academic career, personal and group/peer, counseling and guidance, as well as provides technical assistance with local, tribal, and federal financial aid.
  • Assist with the design, implementation and evaluation of services that provide innovative, meaningful, and supportive experiences to participants that integrate academic understanding and individual growth.
  • Administers and analyzes a variety of tests such as career interest inventories, academic needs assessments and develops a comprehensive education plan for project participants.
  • Facilitates, coordinates, and conducts workshops pertaining to academic, career and post-secondary education.
  • Networks and makes referrals to postsecondary institutions, as well as community, governmental, and tribal support programs.
  • Facilitates and implements parental involvement activities in target schools.
  • Coordinates and conducts educational trips to postsecondary institutions campuses, private industries, and companies for project participants and parents.
  • Provides services for participants and stakeholders as outlined by awarded grants.

Program Liaison & Outreach - 20%
  • Will act as liaison between target schools, community, parents and postsecondary Program Liaison & Outreach institutions.
  • Promotes program through public relations such as advertising, distributing flyers and announcements of TS and Nizhoni Academy services in target areas.

Team Support & Training - 15%
  • Assist team in evaluating and assessing program services in relation to grant objectives and the needs of participants.
  • Will establish & maintain follow-up and tracking strategies for all project participants.
  • Assists with proposals/grant writing.

Recordkeeping and Reporting - 10%
  • Ensures that accurate records and files are maintained for participants and prepares reports on the EOC site.
  • Assists in the preparation of monthly, semi-annual, and annual reports to the US Department of Education.
  • Assists with proposals/grant writing.

Other - 5%
  • Regular travel and work on some evenings and weekends.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in Counseling, Education, or Social Sciences field, and 2-4 years' experience in a higher education institution; or
  • Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Counseling, Education, or Social Sciences field.
  • Knowledge of basic counseling techniques and principles
  • Knowledge of Federal TRIO programs
  • Experience working with tribal and federal financial aid
  • Experience working with adolescents seventh grade through twelfth grade from low-income/first-generation backgrounds.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of higher education law, including FERPA, Title IX, HIPPA, etc.
  • Knowledge of federal and tribal financial aid
  • Knowledge of basic counseling techniques and principles
  • Knowledge of Federal TRIO programs
  • Experience working with adolescents 7th-12th grade from low-income/first-generation backgrounds

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Teams).
  • Proficiency with online meeting applications and/or software (Zoom, MS Teams, Skype)

  • Effective written and oral communication, as well as presentation skills.
  • Experience developing strong working relationships and collaborating with community stakeholders.
  • Problem solving, organization, and analytical capabilities.
  • Promotes a diverse, inclusive environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to participants, who are from ethnically diverse, first-generation, and economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Ability to travel and possess a valid AZ driver's license upon employment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work a varied work schedule with flexible hours to participate in evening and weekend events as necessary.

Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting. If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Anticipated salary range is $41,421 - $51,776. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU. NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Application Deadline

February 14, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773,, or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Know Your Rights Poster

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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