Educational Program Coordinator

University of Bridgeport
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 21, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Financial Aid, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Provides operations support to the Student Support Services department and staff. Responsible for the maintenance of office filing system and student records in accordance with grant regulations.

Develops and maintains program database for tracking of student information and preparation of Annual Performance Reports (APR). Responsible for general office management. Provides advising and services to program participants.

Position will be a full-time position with the hours being 8:30 a.m. - 5: p.m. with the 1st and 3rd Thursday being a late shift 11:00-7:00. Will report directly to the Director of Student Support Services. Will not hold any supervisory role.

Essential Functions:
  • Provides operations support to the SSS department and staff. This involves managing routine paperwork and day-to-day operations.
  • Maintaining student folders and other project materials. Processing purchase orders and requests for supplies.
  • Documenting and updating the current inventory of supplies, equipment, and other resources associated with the project.
  • Assisting staff in the preparation of general correspondence, mailings, forms, and public relations materials
  • Provide support when staff is developing and executing workshops and activities assist with the planning of all activities: Award Ceremony, Field trips, etc.
  • Maintains office filing system and student records in accordance with grant regulations. This involves:
  • Collecting and maintaining program data, utilizing and manipulating database programs to assist with the analysis of data.
    • Assisting the Project Director in complying with all federal grant regulations and related legislation.
    • Assisting with the verification of SSSeligible students and acceptance of students.
  • Develops and maintains program database for tracking of student information and preparation of Annual Performance Reports (APR). This involves -Entering new student information into Student Access Updating student information on a regular basis
  • Providing reports to program staff as needed
  • Provides financial aid and academic advising and services to program participants.
  • Knowledge of higher education admissions and enrollment processes and/or college financial aid. Experience helping students assess their interests, strengths, and needs and developing goals and plans for postsecondary education preferred.
  • Experience developing and delivering workshops and presentations.
    • Experience developing and coordinating programs/activities for small and large groups.
  • Strong computing skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required; database / student records experience preferred; experience using social and mobile applications to promote services/engage constituents preferred.
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to low-income minority youth.
    • Experience with TRIO programs desirable.
    • Help students advocate on behalf of themselves with agencies and schools regarding financial aid and admissions.
    • Provide information and guidance regarding postsecondary course selection.
    • Assist with graduate school selection and entrance exams, identifying resources for public and private scholarships, and Federal student financial aid programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Project Director
  • A demonstrated sensitivity to and experience with low-income, first generation students and individuals with disabilities or similar populations.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field with three (3) years' experience and/or training in educational or career counseling, college registration, academic advisement, career development, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Experience with office management and data collection is required.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. In addition must proficient in the use Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Experience with and maintaining databases is preferred. Knowledgeable in maintaining Social Media accounts preferred.
NOTE: The above description describes the general nature and level of work required by the Educational Program Coordinator. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities of the position. You will devote your full time and best efforts to the performance of your various job duties and will observe all policies, rules and regulations that the University may now have or shall hereafter establish.

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