The Passport Program is a co-sponsored program between UNC Charlotte's Undergraduate Admissions Office and Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). The program offers counseling and advising to a select group of students at CPCC. In addition, the program offers a course at UNC Charlotte, social and academic programming and individualized attention. The Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Passport Leaders mentoring program and teaching the associated courses.
The Passport Coordinator is the primary contact for the Passport Program for prospective and current Passport students as well as a resource for students who have already successfully transitioned to UNC Charlotte.
Through education, experience and training, the Passport Program Coordinator is recognized as an expert on the following topics: the college admissions process, planning for college, successfully making the transition from high school to college and from the community college to the university, transfer advising, course selection and academic success. He/she manages the Passport Program with CPCC. The Passport Coordinator is the primary contact for the Passport Program for prospective and current Passport students as well as a resource for students who have already successfully transitioned to UNC Charlotte. The Coordinator offers individualized counseling sessions and academic advising to Passport Students.
In addition, he/she develops programming initiatives for students to assist with academic and social success in college, and coordinates academic advising and orientation programs for new students. The Coordinator is responsible for identifying new and creative ways to engage students socially to build their connection to UNC Charlotte and the Passport Program. In addition, the Coordinator manages an associated budget to facilitate programming activities.
The Passport Program Coordinator uses discretion and judgement when reviewing application files and rendering admissions decisions. The Coordinator utilizes academic plans of study to assist students in course selection and planning.
Minimum Experience / Education:
Master's degree with minimum of one-year experience in a successful advising/admissions operation in a community college, four-year college or university setting and prior experience as a classroom instructor
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Coursework in counseling, creative writing, research, marketing, and public speaking and communications are preferred. The Passport Program Coordinator must possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively in writing and in person with a variety of constituencies including students, parents, counselors, faculty members, alumni, trustees, etc. Strong organizational and planning skills are essential. The incumbent must have the ability to make independent decisions that affect short-term and long-term goals of the Passport Program, Undergraduate Admissions and the university. Prior experience with student programming and leadership development are preferred as well as experience in a work-setting involving deadlines, flexibility, public contact, and extensive written communication.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.