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RPED Coordinator of Rural Student Success

Athens State University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 13, 2024

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Employment Type
Full Time

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RPED Coordinator of Rural Student Success

Athens State University

Closing Date:

Job Duties:
This is a grant funded position. The Coordinator manages the comprehensive student support services provided for rural student success with the goal of retaining and graduating rural students in a timely fashion. The Coordinator works across Student Services to ensure rural students are engaged with their success coach, with their faculty advisor, and with any financial, disability, or counseling service they need based on their individual situation. The Coordinator will connect students and facilitate their access to external resources in support of their individual needs, including but not limited to their academic, financial, or basic needs. The Coordinator works closely with the Director of Student Engagement to develop and implement student programming for rural students and their families.

  • Develop, plan, implement, and coordinate the events for rural students
  • Work with the Director of Admissions to ensure that recruiting plans targeting prospective rural students addresses issues rural students encounter
  • Connect students to and guide them through the use of internal and external resources based on individual needs in order to provide comprehensive student support meeting students basic, financial, academic, and other needs
  • Communicate with rural students' success coaches, faculty, and faculty advisors to monitor rural students' academic success
  • In collaboration with the Director of Student Success, design communication plans focused on rural students providing direction to student support services on campus such as disability services, counseling services, and financial aid guidance
  • Plan and implement a rural student support group as well as assist and guide rural students through the process for creating a registered student organization for rural students as well as recruiting a faculty advisor for the organization that will be engaged and active
  • Maintain a high level of visibility and availability to rural students and their families
  • Identify opportunities for improving Athens State's support of rural students and work to implement those opportunities
  • Proactively engages in problem solving related to issues rural students face in successfully completing their degree
  • Completes other tasks as assigned

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of two years of full-time experience in admissions, academic advising, financial aid, counseling, student disability services, or student support services at a university, college or community college
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others through effective oral and written communications
  • Ability to work without supervision, utilizing exceptional organizational and problem- solving skills to deliver quality rural student engagement opportunities

  • Master’s degree preferred

Salary Schedule:
Salary Band: P100To view salary schedules, visit: resources/salary-schedule-tables/ Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

Special Instructions to Applicants
Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

About Athens State University
Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.


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