Community Outreach Coordinator Upward Bound Benewah & Latah Co.
Location: Off Campus Location - Plummer
Division/College: College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Employee Category: Exempt
Pay Range: $40,454 per year or higher commensurate with experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Located in Plummer, ID, the Community Outreach Coordinator for Upward Bound - Benewah & Latah County works with the project director to coordinate service delivery, manage recruitment, organize community outreach efforts, and implement evaluation strategies for a University of Idaho sponsored educational opportunity project which provides services to assist underserved populations in completing purposeful secondary schooling, enrolling in, and succeeding in programs of post-secondary education. Major responsibilities include: Promotion of services to target community; providing information on post-secondary and career choice options; providing academic and financial aid assistance to eligible participants wishing to pursue a program of postsecondary education; and documenting and evaluating project services.
TRIO-INSPIRE in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences is a team committed to fostering equity through access to transformational education and personalized support for our scholars. We value and sustain a professional environment that is vibrant, healthy, and supportive, in line with the University of Idaho's vision of Building Our Team. Our core values are Commitment, Inclusion, Transformation, Intention and Collaboration: committed to be present and invested in our shared success, inclusive of the unique perspectives of all people and cultures, fostering a transformative mindset that sustains life-long learning, intentional in what we do, collaboratively engaging in meaningful relationships as allies and advocates.
Specific to the UBBL program: This position requires a strong background in working with people from various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. This program actively works implement a Trauma-Informed approach to student service in support of promoting self-efficacy and resilience in project participants. Additionally, the successful candidate will have experience working with and/or knowledge of issues that impact indigenous communities.
- Bachelors Degree in relevant field.
- Knowledge of concepts and factors related to educational opportunity for underserved populations including low-income, first-generation individuals.
- Knowledge of issues/factors relating to the mission of the organization including the socio-economic complexity and educational and cultural characteristics of the population served.
- Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws relating to the program purpose and goals.
- Knowledge of program planning and implementation.
- Knowledge of conducting independent research.
- Experience in student service delivery.
- Experience in TRIO programs and/or similar programs.
- Experience in planning and coordinating educational activities.
- Experience in teaching, supervising, or counseling non-traditional, under-represented students.
- Requires comprehensive communication skills.
- Requires comprehensive analytical skills.
- Requires comprehensive project management skills.
- Requires intermediate technology skills.
- Knowledge of computer operation and software programs.
- Must possess a valid drivers license and be able to meet the Universities driving requirements.
- Masters degree in relevant field.
- Knowledge of risk management as it relates to college going processes and procedures.
- Experience with major program planning, coordination and implementation.
- Experience developing professional, productive relationships across a community in order to provide services.
- Experience with program evaluation; staff supervision.
- Experience writing reports.
- Experience developing policies and procedures.
- Willingness and ability to visit with potential students where they are located, e.g. various local educational institutions, public agencies and community organizations.
- Ability to work well within a team.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
- Requires: a valid motor vehicle operators license and ability to meet policy requirements for driving University vehicles; requires working evenings and weekends when necessary, and occasional overnight travel.
Posting Number: SP001939P
Posting Date: 09/14/2018
Open Until Filled: Yes
To apply, please submit a letter of qualifications that addresses ALL minimum and any relevant desirable qualifications thoroughly, including relevant information on when and how qualifications are met. If a candidate does not address the minimum qualification, their application will not be considered for review.
Priority Review Date: October 15, 2018
The successful candidate will be expected to: 1) espouse the core values of the unit; 2) maintain confidentiality and comply with FERPA and HIIPA regulations; 3) satisfactorily complete a criminal history background check, 4) commit to establishing and maintaining a culture of zero-tolerance for physical, emotional, and sexual abuse of minors, and opt out of participation in TRIO-INSPIRE programming if the zero-tolerance standard cannot be committed to or maintained; 5) able to work some weekend and evening hours, and 6) participate in occasional overnight travel.
The position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.