The Coordinator for First-Generation Programs is responsible for supporting the retention and graduation of first-generation college students within the context of higher education. Additionally, they are responsible for addressing the needs of these students based on the diversity of the population. The individual is responsible for working with the Assistant Director to develop and implement innovative strategies related to supporting the matriculation of students to graduation. Will complete other duties as assigned.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Peer Coach Recruitment and Training: Recruits peer coaches who are qualified to support mentees through their academic and social experience. Assist in the development and implementation of peer coach training program designed to support office and university goals related to retention and graduation. Provides leadership development opportunities for peer coaches. Connects mentors with university resources in support of their efforts to provide excellent mentorship to mentees. Serves on and chairs various university committees.
Program Development: Develops programs related to the retention and graduation of at-risk first-generation students. Develops culturally relevant programming to assist in fostering a sense of belonging for program participants. Provide necessary activities for program participants related to their acculturation into the campus environment.
Student Tracking and Outreach: Will consult with Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis to identify current trends and challenges facing first-generation college students at UAB. Consults with TRIO Academic Program to identify program participants. Oversees continuing support and follow up activities for participants after completion of programs. Participates in divisional, state, regional, and national professional training opportunities Keeps abreast of latest knowledge and research in student retention and success. Will assess program participant outcomes by tracking their academic progress and designing assessment tools related to their sense of belonging. Attends training and conducts presentations at regional and national professional organizations, including National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, and NASPA National Conference.
Perform other duties as assigned
Annual Salary Range: $35,360.00 - $40,000.00
Master's degree in Counseling, Higher Education Administration, or academic/instructional related field and two (2) years of related experience required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.
In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.