The Division of Student and Campus Life (SCL) serves all Cornell students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional), and strives to promote an educational environment where every student can thrive in pursuit of their academic and personal goals. In support of this mission, the division employs over 1,200 staff and an additional 3,000 student and temporary employees, making it the second largest employer on the Ithaca campus.
Cornell University's Public Service Center hosts two Upward Bound grants funded for five years (with confidence in continued refunding) to serve 123 high school students that qualify as low-income and/or first generation (neither parent has a 4 year degree). Upward Bound works in six local high schools: Elmira, Spencer – Van Etten, Newfield, Groton, Candor & Dryden. The goal of Upward Bound is to support participants in preparation for their application to and success in higher education.
The Program Coordinator for Upward Bound will provide direct services to HS student participants and their families. During the academic year the Program Coordinator will spend four days per week in the partner high schools meeting with students and facilitating the after school tutoring programs. Additionally, the Program Coordinator will coordinate logistics and support the planning and facilitation of Upward Bound services and programming throughout the academic year and summer program. Working closely with the Associate Director, the Program Coordinator will also support the collection of data and information for reporting and evaluation purposes, the recruitment and selection of participants, the development of curriculum and other duties as assigned by programmatic and participant need. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining/building relationships and consistently communicating with school personnel and community partners.
To ensure high quality services to students the Program Coordinator will work with the Upward Bound, Public Service Center, and University staff and students to facilitate holistic and consistent opportunities for our HS participants to take full advantage of during the academic year and summer program.
This position is exempt and will require regular/monthly evening and weekend work (minimum 1 Saturday/month). No vacation is allowed during the 8 weeks of summer intense programming (mid-June through early-August).
This is a fixed-term position, with an intended term through May 31, 2022.
Associate's degree in Education, Human Development or related field required.Experience working with high school and/or college-aged students with a strong commitment to outstanding student service, support and advising.Knowledge of and experience in high school through college level learning and development theories. History of planning and evaluating successful and impactful programming. Proficient in Microsoft Office and FileMaker. Demonstration of ability to cultivate and maintain collaborative and effective partnerships. Knowledge of child/adolescent and college student development, current issues facing K12 & higher education. Ability to maximize productivity in an open office work space. Willingness and ability to adapt to changing schedule as evening & weekend hours are required. Valid License with clean driving record for 3+ years.
Bachelor's degree preferred. 2-4 years of experience working as an effective member of a team in an educational framework (institution of higher education, K12 district, non-profit, etc.) Demonstrated ability to work effectively and successfully with students and staff in a school and/or higher education setting; able to develop and maintain professional relationships with district, campus and community stake holders. Experience with college admissions, advising and/or financial aid. Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Effective organizational skills with the ability to manage competing deadlines/priorities. Experience in developing/facilitating successful, innovative and impactful programs. Experience with policy enforcement/justification & Risk Management fundamentals. Excellent verbal/written/presentation skills. Ability to take initiative & work independently.
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