• This is a full time, 12-month appointment position. The primary role of this position is to be the front line contact person with students registered or seeking registration with, the Student Parent HELP Center. This is a full time, on-site position requiring a high level of availability to students and other stakeholders making flex work schedules difficult if not impossible.
• Provide educational planning, counseling, advocacy, networking and service brokering for SPHC registered, U of MN-TC, undergraduate students.
• Conduct intake interviews, child-care grant screening and registration appointments with students new to the SPHC.
• Facilitate a weekly parent community building, Parents As Students Support (PASS) Group, consisting of approximately 10-20 student parent participants and engage in all related preparation and planning for this group.
• Develop yearly curriculum and speaker schedule for the PASS Group.
• Participate in various outreach activities (career fairs, classroom presentations and related forums) at various Twin Cities area high schools and teen parent programs.
• Provide walk-in crisis counseling, emergency resource and referral services and advocacy to student parents facing various academic and family based issues, including, but not limited to: domestic violence, health care/MA/MFIP applications and advocacy, emergency economic aid referrals, emergency housing, financial aid and academic crisis and child care related issues.
• Design and implement needed retention intervention plans for individual, at-risk student parents or student parent groups, (such as first time mothers, teen or single parents).
• Identify and interact with various campus and community based assistance programs for students and student parents.
• Assist with the recruiting and screening for, and disbursement of, all SPHC sponsored childcare and emergency assistance grants.
• Participate in selected professional development and professional contribution activities within the SPHC, the Office for Student Affairs and greater university committees and projects as needed.
• Participate in various outside professional development activities, such as local, state wide and national conferences as required.
• Maintain familiarity with changes in university, state and national policies that impact student parents in higher education.
• Assist with the design, implementation and analysis of evaluation measures for programs and services of the SPHC.
• Act as support to Program Director on grant writing activities when needed, including assistance with data compilation and all pre-submission activities.
• Assist with the day to day supervision and task assignments for undergraduate student employees and graduate social work interns.
• Other duties as assigned.
This is a full-time 100% position with benefits.