Grand Rapids Promise Zone Success Coordinator - External
Grand Rapids Community College
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Internal Number: 3453016
Grand Rapids Promise Zone Success Coordinator - External
Date: October 4, 2022
Position Title: Grand Rapids Promise Zone Success Coordinator
Department: Grand Rapids Promise Zone
Job ID: 1362
Work Hours/Schedule: 40 hours/52 weeks
Compensation: Meet and Confer, Grade 11 - $19.22/hour
Reports to: Director, Grand Rapids Promise Zone
Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled
Grand Rapids Community College provides an excellent benefits experience for our GRCC family. Our benefit package is designed to enhance employees' health and well-being. Part-time employees have different benefits outlined in the specific collective bargaining agreements and handbooks. Below is an overview of these benefits, additional details are available on the Human Resources/Benefits website:
Six health insurance plan options (includes a high deductible plan with a health savings account option).
A unique dental & vision reimbursement program (includes coverage for adult orthodontia & lasik eye surgery).
Employer sponsored retirement plans as well as voluntary retirement savings plans (403b or 457 plans)
Tuition benefits at GRCC for you, your spouse and your dependents.
Tuition reimbursement at other higher education institutions for you.
Generous time off that includes sick, vacation and personal leave banks.
Paid holidays and holiday shutdown period in late December!
The Grand Rapids Promise Zone Success Coordinator will provide direct services to students in support of the Grand Rapids Promise Zone's efforts to increase the college going culture for Grand Rapids students through recruitment, transition to GRCC/post-secondary education, persistence, retention and completion. This person will operate in a case management student services role, focused on building relationships and outreach, within our K-12 partner schools, and students' transition to GRCC. Activities include recruiting, events/programming, connecting with students and developing partnerships with designated K-12 schools.
This position requires high-touch case management. Regular communications with students, high school and GRCC staff through various means such as e-mail, phone call, classroom visits, events and face to face conversation is expected. The Grand Rapids Promise Zone Success Coordinator is expected to be knowledgeable about community, high school and campus resources for referrals and creative strategies to encourage and support students.
Essential Job Functions
Build relationships with prospective and current Promise Zone students in designated high school territory.
Promote the Promise Zone scholarship to eligible students and families.
Maintain current knowledge of Promise Zone, GRCC, and partner high school processes. This will include, but is not limited to, eligibility requirements, GRCC application/enrollment steps, and coordinating high school processes.
In collaboration with high school partner(s), provide case management services:
Help students create post-secondary plans
Refer student concerns to appropriate high school or GRCC service area, community resources and services, as needed.
Facilitate targeted workshop as needed and defined by the Promise Zone department and/or high school partner(s)
Encourage students to complete targeted interventions and utilize resources.
Record notes of student interactions, referrals, resources and interventions as applicable.
Establish productive relationships with assigned partner high schools
Learn about existing systems that provide support to your students
Determine how you can partner and assist in current activities and provide additional resources to support post-secondary plans and expand services to students and families
Plan necessary events to support the enrollment process at GRCC. This may include application days, FAFSA workshops, testing days, and new student orientations.
Track and monitor student progress toward goal achievement.
Maintain current knowledge of academic and occupational degrees, as well as job training programs.
Assist students with course registration, admissions process, financial aid and other related topics, as needed
Create communication plans that provide relevant information to students, families and K-12 partners that may include print, texting and email
Maintain contact with Promise Zone students throughout the duration of their eligibility period
Engage in regular communication with GRCC staff/faculty and partner high school staff
Support college-wide activities such as orientation, Raider Rally, Open Houses, etc.
Input and report student data as needed.
Attend regular team meetings.
Assist in creating content and maintaining Promise Zone social media channels
Regular attendance during normal scheduled hours is required. Being present is essential for serving customers and performing the essential functions of this position.
Persons in this role are identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). CSA's will be trained and responsible for reporting Clery Reportable Crimes to Campus Police as required by the Clery Act.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required.
Master's degree preferred.
Degree in Higher Education, Social Work, or related field preferred.
National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) preferred.
Minimum 1 year of work experience in higher education or post secondary planning required (preferably in student support services). Experience can include graduate assistantship, internship, or practicum experiences.
Work experience with at-risk populations required.
Experience with high school students preferred.
Bilingual Spanish - English preferred.
The following competencies are essential and will be evaluated for our candidates through the evidence-based selection process:
Interacting With Computers
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
Making Decisions and Solving Problems
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
Analyzing Data or Information
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
Ability to relate to diverse high school and community college student populations.
High level of energy, enthusiasm, and the ability to be innovative and creative.
Ability to organize work, handle multiple tasks, and meet timelines in a multi-project environment.
Proficient in use of electronic student information systems (PeopleSoft), Microsoft Office (especially Excel), content relationship management (CRM) and other Internet applications preferred.
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Knowledge of data reporting systems; experience with data tracking and preparing reports preferred.
Ability to maintain a positive customer and student oriented approach in a demanding work environment.
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
Proven experience in working with diverse populations both with individuals and groups.
Compliance with FERPA guidelines.
Understanding of the mission of community colleges.
Ability to work collaboratively.
The position requires long periods of sitting, standing, reading and writing, listening and speaking.
Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds.
Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently both verbally and in writing.
Must be able to effectively manage high stress student issues and concerns.
Must be comfortable with public speaking.
Grand Rapids Community College will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements. Employees will be directed to our GRCC Policy(s) for compliance information.
Must be able to work flexible hours (i.e. evenings) including occasional weekends.
Must be able to commute between campus locations and travel locally to participate in recruitment, testing, and intake activities in area High Schools.
The College Success Center setting is a shared office environment (open cubicles) where coaches are accessible to students at any given time.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position athttps://www.grcc.edu/jobs. Submit a cover letter and resume in one document. The opportunity to apply for this position will be open until filled. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.
Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.
The urban campus of Grand Rapids Community College is situated on a six-block area in the heart of Michigan’s second largest metropolitan area with a population approaching one million. GRCC, founded in 1914, is the oldest community college in Michigan, but the atmosphere is exciting and contemporary; its top-notch faculty, commitment to diversity in programming and campus lifestyle, and the strong spirit of community collaboration under the leadership of President Bill Pink, make it a vital and rewarding workplace. Known as “The Community’s College,” GRCC is responsive to the needs of surrounding business, economic, cultural and educational environments. The college offers credit and non-credit, associate degree and certification programs, and workforce training at both on- and off-campus locations so that students of all ages and abilities can pursue personal goals for higher education and/or enhanced job opportunities with success. For more information about GRCC, visit our website at www.grcc.edu