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About the Department
Student Support Services program is part of the TRIO family of programs and helps low-income, first-generation, and students with disabilities achieve their dreams of higher education. TRIO/Student Support Services is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Our goal is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and facilitate the process of transition from one level of higher education to the next.
The Program Coordinator (TRIO Student Support Services) will coordinate and provide day-to-day individual and group services to qualified participants in the TRIO Student Support Services program, focusing more intensely on individual services to students. The program coordinator will provide support for students toward college success including support and referrals in academic, financial and social contexts. The program coordinator will help students navigate their college experience by collaborating with campus constituents in Academic Advising, OneStop, Student Life and Academic Affairs. Additionally, the program coordinator will carry out a wide variety of administrative task allowing for successful administration of the federal TRIO SSS grant program.
The UCBA TRIO Student Support Services program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This is a 100% full time and effort, 12-month, renewable (based on successful grant funding) position. This position reports to the Director and carries an individual caseload of students while providing required and optional services to the participants per the grant requirements. This position may require evening and weekend hours ND may require some regional, state, and national travel.
Coordinate designated educational or student service program(s); ensure policies and guidelines are followed.
Evaluate program outcomes and make recommendations for change as needed.
Prepares, collects, analyzes, and synthesizes a wide variety of data to successfully complete annual federal reporting and divisional benchmarks.
Track status and progress of program participants, including new program participants, inactive program participants, and/or program participants currently not in good academic standing.
Assist in the monitoring and evaluating of retention and outreach strategies; make suggested changes as appropriate.
Coordinate meetings, conferences, or special activities.
Collaborate with schools, departments, colleges, faculty members, etc., regarding program(s).
Assist with recruitment of incoming freshmen and new students into Student Support Services Program
Provide personalized outreach routinely – such as phone calls, text messages and emails – regarding registration, advising, financial aid, and personal challenges/responsibility to a caseload of defined students.
Conduct 1:1 monthly with each student to provide specific support or assistance on an individual basis; refer students to applicable support resources with each assigned student. Through these meetings – and other communication - provide support on resolving challenges, referrals as appropriate, discuss success strategies in areas such as task and time management, balancing school with demands and challenges outside of school, adjustment to the academic demands of college and other pertinent areas.
Provide support that will positively impact retention, graduation and success beyond graduation.
Build a personalized relationship with each student, and positively impact student transition to college, academic engagement, well-being and balance, capacity to resolve challenges, sense of belonging at the college and university, awareness of and facility with financial aid processes, and utilization of a gamut of college and university resources.
Provide individual personal coaching for students in need of assistance/guidance and academic coaching to Student Support Services students
Monitor and document all student contacts and services provided in Blumen through graduation.
Essential Functions Continued
Assist Student Support Services students with Appeals process if dismissal process is enacted.
Assist in grant aid process.
Assist in completion of Student Support Services APR.
Coordinate evaluation of student's academic deficiencies.
Assist in arranging and attending field trips, cultural enrichment and personal development activities.
Participating in professional development – where available and as feasible – pertinent to success coaching.
Maintain communication with other professionals associated with programs with which particular students are affiliated.
Five (5) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
One (1) year of program coordination experience.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.