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Department: Outreach and Engagement
Salary/Rate: $50,000 (@ 1.0 FTE, non-reduced)
FTE: 1.0 FTE
The Latino/a/x Outreach Programs Coordinator plans, implements, and coordinates a range of programs that encourage Latino/a/x middle- and high-school students on a path toward higher education. they must have outstanding skills in program development and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with Latino/a/x youth and parents, high school and community college personnel, and community organizations to articulate a clear path to higher education and strong positive affiliation to SOU. Frequent travel within Southern Oregon is required.
Minimum Classification Qualifications:
– Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university – Strong interpersonal and communications skills – Experience working with underrepresented populations and students of color – Oregon Driver's License and clean driving record – Ability to effectively use word processing, spreadsheet and database software – Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish)
– Experience successfully coordinating classes, workshops, and special events – Experience in recruiting, selecting, and training student mentors/leaders, particularly Latino/a/x students and students of color
– Master's Degree in Education, Higher Education Administration, or related fields
– Supervision experience
All Listed Duties:
Manage and direct Latino/a/x Outreach Program data collection and analysis, and tracking of student participation and metrics. Create, assess, and improve program evaluations and schedule for evaluation dissemination and collection. Ensure program feedback incorporates input from a cross-section of those served (students, parents, instructors, volunteers). Manage Pathway Program Site Coordinators' timelines and activities to track student data (attendance, GPA, extra-curricular participation, year-over-year increase of Latino/a/x students who obtain degree credit). Track and update high school graduation rates and post-secondary enrollment/graduation/persistence among program participants and identify short- and long-term trends. Analyze data collected, evaluate effectiveness and appropriateness of Latino/a/x programming, and make recommendations for program improvement. Develop additional metrics for evaluating program effectiveness, provide timely updating of results on an ongoing basis. Support program activity and outcome tracking for reporting to funders and partners.
Support Pirates/Bulldogs/Hornets to Raiders programs. Strengthen and expand programs by cultivating and maintaining relationships with school district personnel, parents and community members, as well as students in targeted middle and high schools. Provide support and guidance for site coordinators. Attend community events oriented toward underrepresented populations and collaborate with regional schools and community organizations working to increase college-going behavior, early credits opportunities, and grow underrepresented enrollment long-term in precollege programs.
Prepare and support SOU students to serve as mentors in Latino/a/x Pathway Programs.
Support the coordination of precollege Latino/a/x-outreach events: plan curriculum; schedule dates and reserve facilities; identify and recruit workshop presenters; Develop brochures, posters, social media to support external communication about Latino/a/x programming; arrange logistics including food and transportation as needed. Plan and teach multiple tracks tailored to meet the needs of specific student groups. Plan celebration events including appropriate entertainment. Serve as on-site staff for residential camps and single-day events
Foster and develop a strong leadership team to support pre-college programming efforts: Recruit, hire, train, and supervise college youth as counselors/mentors/ambassadors; create training manuals. Manage onboarding process for staff, including orientation and IT setup. Manage submission of IEAs, PSCs, and all required contract and payroll paperwork for Latino/a/x programs in compliance with university processes and policies.
Act as role model and mentor for staff and students. Identify and cultivate strong partnerships with leaders both within and external to the University who relate well with target underserved populations, to incorporate them as planners, presenters and role models.
In collaboration with Director of Outreach& Engagement and Latino/a/x Outreach team:
Set goals, outcomes, and dates for Latino/a/x pre-college programming.
Manage planning committee meetings and program logistics.
Ensure that program operations are executed efficiently in a manner that balances excellence with fiscal responsibility.
Support Director of Outreach & Engagement to provide accuracy in grant requests and final reports. Ensure grant objectives are met
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.