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at Arizona State University

$35,568 per year
Posted: 11/6/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 64004BR

Job Description

Arizona State University
Veterans Upward Bound Tempe
Campus: Tempe

Job Description:
Under the supervision of the Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Director, the Coordinator assists to meet project objectives and overall goals of supporting veteran participants with earning a high school equivalency certificate (if applicable), enrolling in a postsecondary institution and earning a postsecondary degree/certificate. This is accomplished by developing, implementing and overseeing the recruitment, tracking and retention plans; serving as liaison between the program and applicable constituencies; assessing and monitoring the academic progress of project participants; coordinating academic services and activities including college planning (Personal development) workshop sessions; supervising part-time staff; and assisting with staff trainings and meetings.

Salary Range:
$35,568 per year

Close Date:

Essential Duties:
• Coordinate and implement annual recruitment and orientation of project participants, including directing and implementing data gathering activities, maintaining student records, compiling statistical data on participants and preparing data analysis reports. Coordinate academic services/activities and conduct college planning (personal development) workshop sessions.
• Assess and monitor the academic progress of project participants by developing, implementing and overseeing the academic-advising component.
• Supervise part-time staff and assist with staff trainings and meetings.
• Serve as liaison between the program and applicable constituencies.
• Present workshops for community, university, state, regional and/or national organizations.
• Serve on university committees and participate in local, state, regional and/or national professional organizations.
• Assist Director in preparing proposals and reports as required by the US Department of Education, ASU and other organizations. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three (3) years of related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience with TRiO, educational equity organizations and/or similar college preparatory programs
• Experience with military veterans and/or veteran students (e.g., adult students over the age of 21 who have served in the U.S. armed forces)
• Experience with diverse populations, particularly those from low-income backgrounds, first-generation with desire to attend postsecondary institutions, and individuals with a disability
• Experience with students who are at high academic risk for failure; knowledgeable on high school equivalency curriculum and administrative procedures
• Experience in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting the project's target population
• Experience in navigating through the VA system/agencies
• Demonstrated knowledge with GI Bill and financial aid like FAFSA
• Demonstrated knowledge of basic computer skills including use of MS Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access), social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.), Google Drive and ASU computer systems (e.g. PeopleSoft, Blackboard, Canvass, etc.)
• Evidence of effective written and verbal communication skills
• Experience in completing assigned projects in a timely manner and ability to work well under tight deadlines
• Experience in grant writing, preferably Federal grants, and in preparing complex program reports
• Experience in planning, scheduling, and supervising the work of others

Working Environment:
• Professionally represent department/program
• Sit or stand for duration of shift, climb stairs or walk moderate distances to perform work
• Work collaboratively across various departments within the University as well as with diverse
• populations and groups within the community
• Use computers effectively, including inputting, reviewing and retrieving information, extended periods of viewing screen, using mouse and keyboard, and sitting
• Use critical thinking to make decisions and/or analyze data
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Walk throughout campus for meetings or events, regardless of the weather
• Work collaboratively to achieve objectives
• Use of standard office equipment, including multi-line telephone, fax, copier, scanner, pc-based computer and accessories
• Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs
• Deliver presentations, including teaching project participants and coordinating group activities
• Use an ASU or personal vehicle to travel to different sites throughout the valley
• Travel on buses to supervise participants on field trips

Department Statement:
ASU TRiO Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a Federally funded college preparatory program designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education. The program provides assessment and enhancement of basic skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction in the core subject areas. The primary goal of VUB at ASU is to increase the rate at which veterans living in Maricopa County enroll in and complete postsecondary education programs of their choice. The project operates twelve months per year, and its continuation is contingent upon ongoing grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education.

ASU Statement:
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Background Check Statement:
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply:
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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