Academic Coordinator, Educational Enhancement Programs - Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Internal Number: 155965
Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Thu Nov 17 2022 Job Description:
This position requires a focus on students with disabilities who may also be from limited-income, first-generation backgrounds. The position requires the ability to manage time, multi-task, and function successfully with little supervision. It includes providing college success assistance to participants. The position requires detailed documentation of participants' eligibility and services offered to students in the SSS-D program. This includes maintaining physical paper files, an online database, as well as cloud-based storage of files for all participants. The successful individual is expected to attend professional meetings and participate in professional organizations. Strategic planning skills and the ability to collaborate with and motivate others (from students to graduate assistants, all the way to professional staff) are critical for this position. The availability to work some nights and weekends is necessary for this position. This individual will also assist the Project Director with other duties and grant-related responsibilities as necessary. This is a fully grant-funded position.
Candidate must hold a master's degree in Education, Student Affairs, Human Services, or a related field.
Minimum one year of experience in an educational student service setting
Knowledge of educational, career, and financial aid counseling.
Demonstrate effective presentation and communication skills.
Ability to initiate, implement and coordinate projects.
Demonstrate computer skills
Strong desire to promote educational achievement and opportunity.
Willing to become familiar with TRIO regulations that govern program policies and procedures.
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU's Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at [email protected] or by phone at (270) 745-5121.
The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender-based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Ena Demir, who can be contacted via email at [email protected] or by phone at (270) 745-6867. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU's https://www.wku.edu/titleix/ website.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.