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Academic Coordinator

Academic Coordinator

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DEPARTMENT: Pre-College Programs
 
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director, Pre-College ProgramsPOSTING DATE:CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
 – 
 SALARY: $3,300 - $3,500/month depending on education and experience
 
EXEMPT STATUS: ExemptAPPOINTMENT: Position is contingent on receipt of grant(s) and is renewable each yeardependent on funding.
 
GENERAL NATURE OF POSITION:
SJSU Upward Bound provides low-income, potential first-generation college students academic supportand guidance throughout their high school careers. The Academic Coordinator coordinates key aspects of the UBprogram, particularly academic support services, and evaluates academic performance for low-income, potential firstgeneration college-bound students in their pursuit of postsecondary programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Plan and coordinate Saturday College Program and After-School Tutoring.
 
Plan and coordinate Summer Program courses and tutoring sessions.
 
Provide academic and career advising and assistance with college and financial aid applications to highschool students (9
th
 
 – 
12
th
) on a scheduled and drop-in basis at two of the four school sites, after school atPCP offices, and during Saturday College.
 
Develop Four-
Year Educational Plans in accordance with “a
-
g” certified high school course list.
 
 
Monitor students’ academic progress.
 
 
Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate academic support staff (i.e., tutors).
 
With Student Services Specialist, coordinate academic preparation workshops and seminars.
 
Participate in the recruitment and selection process of project participants.
 
Coordinate collection and maintenance of records for each program participant.
 
Collect and analyze data on academic services and student progress (courses, workshops, activities, andother services) and provide feedback to the Project Director.
Position: Academic Coordinator
 
 
With Systems and Data Coordinator, complete annual performance reports for the Dept. of Education and
the California State University Chancellor’s Office.
 
 
With Project Director, establish working relationships with personnel at target schools and communityagencies.
 
Coordinate co-curricular activities throughout the year (e.g., one-day and overnight college tours andcultural field trips, service learning, student council, room scheduling and supplies for classes andworkshops).
 
Assist Project Director in recruiting and providing guidance to members of the TRIO Parent EmpowermentCouncil (PEC). Participate in PEC activities.
 
Enforce all program rules and disciplinary procedures.
 
Represent UB in professional and collaborative organizations, as requested by the Project Director.
 
Maintain familiarity with the program budget.
 
Attend all UB staff meetings.
 
Other duties as assigned.
INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS:
 
Reports to Director, Pre-College Programs.
 
Interacts daily with Upward Bound staff, students, parents, and SJSU staff.
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
1. Education and Experience:
 
Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Sociology, Psychology, Communications, or related field, or equivalent
experience required. Master's Degree in Education or related field is preferred.
 
Teaching experience preferred.
 
Experience in coordinating or implementing an academic support program.
 
Experience in working directly with school personnel.
 
Two years experience working in an educational equity program or a similar setting.
 
Experience in writing reports and conducting program evaluations.
2. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required
 
Strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills.
 
Excellent writing, editing and communication skills.
 
Knowledge of high school requirements and the University of California/California State University
systems’ “
a-
g” college preparatory sequence.
 
 
Knowledge of and familiarity with academic assessment tools.
 
Ability to coordinate and evaluate specialized course curriculum in Mathematics, Science, Languages, andEnglish.
 
Substantial knowledge of high school curricular offerings and requirements.
 
Knowledge of college admissions and financial aid applications, procedures, and timelines.
 
 
Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of a project serving low-income and under-representedstudents.
 
Ability to motivate and relate to high school students and maintain positive working relationships in adiverse, multi-cultural environment.
 
Ability to travel to program sites (car required).
 
Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as required for program activities.
 
Computer literate: IBM and Macintosh operating systems and software.
 
Bilingual preferred, but not required.
 
Persons coming from backgrounds similar to the target population are encouraged to apply.
3. Physical Requirements
 
Must be able to operate a PC including mouse and keyboard.
 
Must be able to operate office equipment.
 
Must be able to use telephone hand and / or headset.
 
Must be able to navigate uneven surfaces.
4. Complexity of Duties
 
Work on a variety of problems of moderate scope where analysis of data or solutions requires an evaluationof factors. Exercises independent judgment in developing methods and evaluating criteria for achievedresults.
 
Work without appreciable direction on assigned projects/ programs.

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