Driven by compassion, inclusivity, integrity, teamwork, and work-life balance this position in the Student Affairs division is committed to student success by ensuring high quality programs and services are delivered by a dedicated and caring team of professionals.
To this end, this position will coordinate, design, implement and manage activities of the Fostering S.T.A.R.S. (Students Transforming, Achieving, and Realizing Success) program. Facilitates planning and implementation of services provided by the Center for Student Support; additionally, keeping with the goals and mission of the division and college in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Independent Living Skills Coach(s)’ grant. The coordinator will implement continuous improvement initiatives which support a comprehensive coaching program.
The Fostering Stars Coordinator will understand external factors including trauma and basic need insecurity which affect the academic success of eligible students. The Coordinator will utilize partnerships with community agencies to support students with non-academic responsibilities that create barriers to success. The Coordinator will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop an intentional, ongoing marketing plan to create awareness of the services provided by Fostering Stars. The incumbent will grow services and funding available to students while gaining community support. This work shall include community engagement, grant writing, and outreach activities.
This position coordinates and provides specialized support to eligible college aged-out youth formerly in foster care. Acts as liaison to MDHHS, writing reports, overseeing budget, data collection, and grant compliance. Works with internal and external champions to coordinate services and administer grant funds. Provides direct comprehensive wrap-around coaching, academic support, personal, social, and assessment services. Serves as a campus-wide advocate for the students.
Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following human service areas: social work, student personnel, sociology, psychology, family ecology, consumer/community services, family studies, family and/or child development, guidance/school counseling, counseling psychology, criminal justice, education or higher education AND five years of relevant experience OR a Master’s Degree in one of the listed areas above.
Significant relevant experience.
Demonstrate experience with individual or group mentoring.
Experience in conflict resolution.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
Master’s Degree in one of the following human service area: social work, student personnel, sociology, psychology, family ecology, consumer/community services, family studies, family and/or child development, guidance/school counseling, counseling psychology, criminal justice, education or higher education
Higher education work experience.
Significant demonstrated work experience working with foster care youth and/or diverse populations.
Experience with case management preferred.
Lansing Community College is an equal opportunity, educational institution/employer.
Lansing Community College (LCC) is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 students each year. It offers more than 200 associate degree and certificate programs in addition to career and workforce development and personal enrichment options. LCC was founded in 1957 and is consistently named one of Michigan’s best community colleges, and students enjoy unsurpassed instruction, beautiful facilities, cutting-edge technology and comprehensive support services.