8862 - Coordinator, Diversity Enrichment & Achievement Program
|The Diversity Enrichment & Achievement Program (DEAP) Coordinator will assist in the overall daily operations of the minority student retention program; oversee the DEAP mentor component, assist with the development and implementation of the retention and support activities offered to minority students. Additional duties include monitoring, tracking and reporting academic progression, retention and success of program participants. Some evening and weekend work required. |
Key duties and responsibilities:
•Assist in the development and coordination of retention and support services for students of color. Examples of this could include one on one mentoring, workshop development and delivery, development of mentoring program, and proactive outreach to students who have been "flagged" due to lack of academic progress/academic difficulty.
•Coordinate and monitor the peer mentoring component of DEAP to include supervision and training of the student mentors, mentee/mentor assignments, etc.
•Meet with individual DEAP students for intake, needs assessment, goal setting and assessment of progress.
•Monitor, track and report academic progression, retention and success of DEAP student participants.
•Maintain a campus and community resource library for DEAP students providing a link to various university programs and services that will assist in retaining students.
•Promote DEAP to entering students by participating in outreach efforts, transition programming, and campus events as appropriate.
•Remain current in best practices in serving minority student populations.
The successful candidate will possess a high level of critical thinking and problem solving skills to help students define problems, sort out facts, and draw conclusions. Requires the ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments with students on academic, social and personal matters. Coordinator will be challenged to be mindful of university procedures/policies while supporting students in highly sensitive or crisis events or challenges. This position addresses critical transition and persistence issues of students of color. The role is designed to connect, affirm, guide and engage students of color in an effort to promote retention and success of the participants.
|Required: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, plus 1 -3 years of experience in working with minority students is essential. Experience in program design, coordination, implementation, assessment or evaluation. |
***In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit both a cover letter and a resume. ***
Preferred: Master's degree. Preference for degrees and experience in Higher Education, counseling, or related field. Experience working with diverse students on a college campus. Demonstrated knowledge of transition, persistence and retention issues of minority students.
Effective interpersonal/human relation as well as problem solving skills. Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, prospective students and families. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing in a tactful and courteous manner especially in crisis or highly sensitive situations. Sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population. Ability to plan, organize and manage programs/events. Ability to initiate and maintain relationships with students and campus/community constituents. Ability to give presentations on various topics designed to address strategies to retain students.