Reviewed by: ... . . .
Approved by: . ....
Date: .. ..7/04
TITLE: Coordinator, SPTD/Guaranteed Admissions Program
DIVISION: Student Affairs (SPTD)
REPORTS TO: Director, SPTD
SUPERVISES: May supervise support staff; students
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the
University's Guaranteed Admissions Program (GAP) within Special Programs for
Talent Development (SPTD), with the goal of increasing the number of
disadvantaged Rhode Island high school students and students of color that are
admitted to four-year colleges. Assist these students in completing the
necessary requirements for admission to most four-year colleges, including the
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
With responsibility for students in all RI high schools, recruit, identify and screen the students to determine eligibility for GAP/SPTD services; determine and provide services needed.
Implement direct outreach activities at secondary schools, and familiarize secondary school personnel with the GAP/SPTD Program and its services.
Develop and coordinate support services such as tutoring and skills workshops for participants.
Provide academic advisement to students seeking post-secondary education, including creation of realistic objectives and identification of appropriate means of attaining these objectives.
Maintain confidential records, reports and documentation regarding program participants.
Assist students with course selection; review their grade reports.
Monitor relationships between students, teachers and parents.
Maintain a network of contacts and resources.
Develop and maintain a comprehensive knowledge and information on financial and academic programs.
Organize educational and cultural trips for students.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist with all of the programs special events.
Assist in developing funding strategies to support educational programs.
Assist students in completing financial aid forms, standardized test registration, and college applications.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
Personal computers, printers and word processing, database management and spreadsheet software; valid drivers license and means of transportation.
This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. Traveling from site to site is required.
Required: Bachelor's degree in education, planning, urban development or related field; minimum of three years of combined experience in two or more of the following: recruiting and/or advising in an academic program setting, program coordination experience, experience working in a title IV grant program. The following are also required: school-based experience, and/or experience in community work; strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; computer skills; ability to travel from site to site and to provide own transportation.
Preferred: Master's degree.
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.