Responsible to the director of Pre-College Programs (TS and UB) for performing a variety of leadership functions associated with the Central College UB programs.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is an 11-month, full-time administrative appointment.
Oversee the day-to-day activities of UB I and UB II during the academic year and summer components:
Advise director of any issues affecting participant safety, well-being, and/or development
Develop and coordinate all aspects of UB academic year and summer curricula; Supervise academic placements of participants during the summer program
Oversee development of and oversee implementation of academic workshops, cultural events, and field trips
Supervise UB I and UB II project staff:
Assist with the recruitment and selection of UB project staff; provide orientation activities and ongoing mentoring to employees
Plan and lead regular team meetings
Supervise and conduct personnel evaluations for UB I/II coordinators and/or UB I/II Admin. Assistant
In consultation with the director, recruit and select summer project staff; Supervise UB teaching faculty, residence life staff, tutor-counselors
Provide services to program participants:
Lead participant recruitment and selection of UB participants
Finalize participant rosters and provide them to the director for approval
Coordinate and lead orientation activities for new participants and parents
Visit participants at assigned target schools according to the approved plan of operation
Determine student stipend amounts in accordance with program policy and ensure timely distribution to participants
Work with students, individually or in groups, for purposes related to student development, safety, or conflict resolution
Maintain effective communication among UB staff, participants, parents, target school contacts, institutional colleagues, and other stakeholders:
Compile information and materials to present to participants, parents, target school contacts, and/or other agencies
Attend regular meetings with the director and with the pre-college programs leadership team
Assist director in the overall assessment of progress toward program objectives.
Monitor development of student academic Individual Development Plans (IDPs), and assessment of academic performance for all participants
Monitor completion of data gathering and data entry into the database and onto participants' IDPs
Conduct regular participant and staff assessments of summer and academic year program services; Provide results to program director
Perform other duties as assigned
Consistently demonstrate a positive attitude; be open and adaptable to change, and work cooperatively and respectfully with others
Note: This position requires evening and weekend hours during the academic year and extended hours during the six-week summer component. In consultation with the director, off-contract weeks will be set based on yearly summer program dates, summer closure activities, and/or preparation for the academic year.
Master's degree in education, counseling, social work, or related field.
Five years experience in TRIO or related work assignments with expertise in administration, college access, curriculum development, teaching, counseling, college admissions, and/or financial aid.
Experience working with disadvantaged students.
Ability to form positive relationships with students, educators, and parents.
Requires excellent organization, interpersonal and communication skills, and competence with technologies for program management including basic computer, communication, and presentation skills.
Central is a private, four-year liberal arts college founded in 1853 and located in Pella, IA. Central is known for its academic rigor, its leadership formation and, most importantly, for its work creating genuine connections among students, faculty, coaches and alumni that help graduates realize their career aspirations for a lifetime. The college is steadfastly devoted to cultivating diversity of thought and culture through the depth and breadth of its academic programs and career preparation through experiential learning.
The Central academic community is dedicated to educating undergraduate students. Nearly 350 full-time faculty and staff members, serve approximately 1,120 undergraduates, who hail from Iowa and more than 35 other states and countries around the world. The power of the Central global network through alumni, parents, donors and corporate partners brings significant opportunities for the college and its students.
Central's home of Pella, Iowa, is a thriving community of more than 10,000. Pella impressively appears in Oprah's 2021 "60 Charming American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP." The community is famous for its annual Tulip Time Festiva...l, its Dutch pastries and its fully functional 1850s-style windmill. Pella is located just minutes from Red Rock Lake, Iowa's largest lake, and is the corporate headquarters of several international companies, including Vermeer Corporation, Pella Corporation, Precision Pulley & Idler and Lely North America. Niche.com named Pella one of the Best Places to Raise a Family in Iowa and one of the Best Places to Live in Iowa in 2021.
Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Discrimination in employment is specifically prohibited except in cases of a bona fide occupational qualification. Additionally, the college prohibits discrimination against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, disability, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, genetic information (for employees), or any other characteristic protected by law. Central College students have equal rights, privileges and responsibilities unless specifically restricted by college disciplinary action.