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Afro-Centric Student Program and College Prep Coordinator

Employer
Central Oregon Community College
Location
Oregon, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 21, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Disabled Student Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Number: 06001977 Position Title: Afro-Centric Student Program and College Prep Coordinator Posting Date: 10/21/2021 Closing Date: Open Until Filled (notes): The College will contact and interview qualified candidates upon application completion. Length of Position: 11 months per year Anticipated Start Date:
December 2021 Position Type/Employee Class: Administrative FTE: 1.0 FTE Salary Level: Administrative Salary Level 23 Starting Pay Range Maximum starting salary of $49,500 for 11 months, plus exceptional benefit package Hours per Week: 40 hr/wk Work Schedule: Typically 8:00am - 5:00pm Days of the Week: Typically Monday - Friday Job Summary/Purpose:
Primary Purpose:
Develop and manage a recruitment and retention program aimed at increasing the overall enrollment and persistence of Afro-Centric students. Coordinate COCC’s Afro-Centric College Preparation Program, a program designed to increase the post-secondary aspirations of area Afro-Centric high school students.

Additional Employee Benefits:
  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance plans·
  • Tuition Waiver for degree-related and personal enrichment/development courses for Employees, Spouses, Domestic Partners, and children up to 25 years of age
  • Generous monthly vacation and sick leave accruals
  • 10 paid holidays a year, plus a paid full week off during Winter Break.
  • Use of all College recreation facilities in Mazama Gym at no cost
  • A staff wellness program that offers a variety of activities and health resources
  • PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) eligibility
  • 20% Discount at COCC Bookstore
  • Engaging workplace culture with a mission to serve students and our community




Terms of Employment:
  • This is a 11-month exempt position at pay level 23 in the Administrative salary schedule.
  • Requires flexible work schedule, which may include evenings and/or weekends as well as travel throughout the district.
  • Requires the provision of official transcripts upon hire.
  • COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed.
  • The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position.
  • Upon hire, must pass criminal and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.
Essential Functions:
Student Program Coordinator:
  1. In collaboration with Admissions and Records and the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, design and implement a recruitment plan for Afro-Centric students, both within and outside the COCC service district. Participate in College on- and off-campus recruitment activities.
  2. Develop and implement a retention plan for Afro-Centric college and high school students, including activities and events focused on academic success, personal skill development, goal attainment, and cultural or social enrichment.
  3. Advocate for and provide support to prospective and current Afro-Centric college and high school students with regards to COCC admissions, academics, financial aid, personal and other pertinent issues on all four COCC campuses.
  4. Develop, coordinate and implement activities and events that will facilitate participation and cultural awareness across the COCC community and the College’s service district.
  5. Provide information and, under the guidance of the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, training for the College on the needs, concerns, and cultural backgrounds of Afro-Centric students.
  6. Advise or co-advise the Afro-Centric Student Club and/or other Afro-Centric cultural groups if another faculty or staff advisor is not available.



College Prep Coordinator:
  1. In collaboration with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, establish the goals and objectives of the program; recruit and advise students interested in participating in the program; evaluate the program’s effectiveness in recruiting and preparing Afro-Centric students for college and implement the appropriate changes.
  2. Teach college courses to high school students throughout the school year and develop a high school student summer symposium. Work with Instruction and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to establish curriculum outcomes and to meet educational goals of the program. Coordinate all symposium logistics for the program, including travel, meals, course registration processes, selection of participants, recognition ceremonies, and related activities.


General Duties:
  1. Develop relationships with local Afro-Centric community organizations and, as appropriate, collaborate with them to further the educational goals of students including establishing relationships with local high schools.
  2. In conjunction with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and appropriate College personnel, write grant proposals and secure funding for program expansion.
  3. Perform other essential functions as assigned.
  4. Serve on College committees.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the duties and responsibilities of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. The individual is expected to follow College work rules and policies.

  1. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues on a college campus.
  2. Demonstrated experience recruiting, advising, mentoring, and retaining students from Afro-Centric populations. Knowledge and skills in communicating and working effectively within Afro-Centric communities. Demonstrated understanding of the developmental needs of Afro-Centric students attending college.
  3. Experience in planning and implementing social and educational programs for students.
  4. Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines, set work priorities, and manage workload.
  5. Ability to work independently within the context of a team environment.
  6. Ability to present and facilitate trainings related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  7. Excellent communication skills and ability to manage conflicts within and/or between groups. Ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
  8. Under the director of diversity and inclusion, manage budgets and other administrative processes in a timely and professional manner.
  9. Ability to interpret College policies and explain rationale behind policies for prospective and current students, ensuring their understanding of expectations and requirements.
  10. Ability to work cooperatively with and contribute to a diverse workplace through ideas or experience.
  11. Ability to follow all privacy requirements as part of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act ( FERPA ).
  12. The ability to use software programs and database systems which include Microsoft Office Suite, email, website editing, basic desktop publishing, and modern office equipment.
Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:
Regular office hours are established between 8 am – 5 pm during the workweek. A flexible work schedule, including nights and weekends, may be necessary due to the nature of the responsibilities. Incumbent must be able to function effectively indoors in an office environment engaged in work of primarily a sedentary nature. Requires the ability to work at a workstation for extended periods. Requires to write, read written materials and computer screens, and ability to use telephonic conversations. Occasional lifting up to 25lbs.

All individuals are required to perform essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement
The goal of Central Oregon Community College is to provide an atmosphere that encourages our faculty, staff and students to realize their full potential. In support of this goal, it is the policy of Central Oregon Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran or military status, pregnancy or any other classes protected under federal and state statutes in any education program, activities or employment. Persons with questions about this statement should contact Human Resources at 541.383.7216 or the Vice President for Student Affairs at 541.383.7211.

This policy covers nondiscrimination in both employment and access to educational opportunities. When brought to the attention of the appropriate parties, any such actions will be promptly and equitably responded to according to the process outlined in general procedures sections N-1, N-2, or N-3.

In support of COCC’s EEO statement, bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is considered a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting. Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor’s degree required in Student Services, Higher Education, Adult Learning, Human Development, Counseling, Communications or related field OR equivalent experience working with the Afro-Centric community.
  2. Two years of experience working in a culturally diverse environment, and in Afro-Centric communities, specifically.


The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify under equivalency by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.

All employees are required to successfully complete and pass a background screen, which includes a criminal history check. Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Master’s degree in Student Services, Higher Education, Adult Learning, Human Development, Counseling, Communications or related field.
  2. Experience working in higher education or an equivalent field, such as social service, community outreach, or related areas.



Special Instructions to Applicants:
The Afro-Centric Student Program and College Prep Coordinator is a grant-funded position with guaranteed funding through June 2023 with the possibility of future funding.

Finalists selected to interview may be required to provide a candidate presentation to the College campus community or complete a skills demonstration.

Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact Human Resources at 541-383-7216. Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes Is a Credit History Check Required? No Open Until Filled Yes Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Choose your highest level of education:
    • No High School Diploma or GED
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree in Progress
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree in Progress
    • Masters Degree
    • Ph.D. in Progress
    • Ph.D.
    • J.D.
    • M.D.
    • Other Doctorate Level Degree
  2. * Briefly describe your experience working with Afro-Centric populations in an educational or support service role.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe how you meet two years of experience working in a culturally diverse environment, and in Afro-Centric communities, specifically.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed. Are you, or will you be residing in the state of Oregon by the start date of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position. Are you, or will you be eligible to work in the US by the start date of the position?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications, but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. There may be other requirements where an equivalency is acceptable. Please be aware that applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements and do not provide an equivalency statement will not be selected for an interview. Your statement should make clear the requirement you are addressing. Example: The position requires a Master’s degree. You have a Bachelor’s degree and work experience when combined you feel is equivalent to the degree requirement. Please make clear why you feel it is equivalent.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Are you a U.S. military veteran? (COCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. To receive veterans’ preference in this recruitment process, you must upload your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as supporting documentation. You will have the opportunity to upload the document in the next step of this application process.)
    • Yes, I am a veteran
    • No, I am not a veteran
  8. If you have identified yourself as a qualified veteran or disabled veteran by submitting your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as proof of veteran status, please describe any transferable skills earned during your military service that you feel relate to the requirements/preferences of this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Background checks are required for all employees of COCC. Should an offer of employment be made to you and accepted by you, you will receive an email from COCC / HireRight Screening requesting your consent and basic information to complete the check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. Confirmed findings on a criminal background check will not automatically disqualify you from being hired into a position. Results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, considering the job responsibilities and other risk factors. Additional information regarding COCC’s criminal history check policy can be found online in the General Procedures Manual, Section HR-2-1. Please indicate here if you will provide consent to the criminal history check when requested by the College:
    • Yes, I will provide my consent when requested
    • No, I will not provide my consent when requested
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 3
  2. US Military DD 214
  3. Other Document 1


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