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Texas A&M University Program Coordinator I in College Station, Texas

Job Title

Program Coordinator I

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Academic Affairs Recruiting Office

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission (https://www.tamu.edu/statements/mission.html) and living our core values (https://www.tamu.edu/about/coreValues.html) .

Who we are

The Office of Admissions handles freshman, transfer, graduate, international, and other applicant types who wish to apply to Texas A&M University. The office is also responsible for recruiting and enrollment of an academically prepared student body that is geographically, ethnically and economically diverse. In addition, Admissions also offers several opportunities for prospective students and their families to visit campus throughout the year to learn about the rich traditions and culture of Texas A&M University.

The Academic Affairs Recruiting Office assisted with the creation and posting of this job requisition for the Office of Admissions.

What we want

The Office of Admissions is implementing a new program, the Brazos Valley Promise program. We seek to hire a committed Program Coordinator I who will provide support for the Brazos Valley Promise participants. Each year, up to 200 students, who are completing the seventh grade, will be accepted into the program. From eighth grade through high school, Brazos Valley Promise participants will receive ongoing academic support, enrichment, personal guidance, and mentoring. The goal of the program is to help these students stay in school, graduate from high school, and gain admission to Texas A&M University or another college of their choice. To ease the financial burden of higher education, Texas A&M University guarantees free tuition and fees to all those who successfully complete the pre-college phase of the program, meet admission requirements, and choose to attend the University. We need an individual who is eager to champion student success. Our selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this description appeals to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Salary - $3,333.33 monthly.

Cover Letter/Resume/References- A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (do include at least one previous supervisor) are strongly recommended.

COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible. Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Two years of experience in college access role or another applicable field

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to educate parents and students about college-related information

  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software

  • Knowledgeable about social media, website editing, and creation of creative collateral

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Experience:

  • Two to three years of experience with Advise TX program

  • Experience in advising, recruiting, teaching, coaching, Student Affairs or other related area

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Teams

  • Advanced proficiency in Zoom

  • Strong problem-solving skills

Job Responsibilities

  • Programming - Responsible for the development and implementation of the Brazos Valley Promise program, its students, and other areas designated by the Director of Strategic Partnerships and the Executive Director of Admissions. Assists the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Executive Director of Enrollment with establishing and maintaining an evaluation system for all academic programs and compiling program statistics, including the oversight of assessment processes, data collection, and use of assessment results to improve student learning. Participates in the collection, interpretation, and presentation of data for the continuous evaluation and revision of the Brazos Valley Promise Program. Assists the Director of Strategic Partnerships with the memorandums of understandings with the school district partners and works with the service high school counseling teams regarding student selection at each service high school campus. Works with Texas A&M University departments/colleges and community college partners in building on plans of study and utilizing instructional resources to continuously develop strong early college degree pathways and avenues of industry certification. May assist with monitoring and preparing budget and budgeted resources. May assist in identifying funding opportunities. Initiates and facilitates meetings to provide regular opportunities for high school guidance counselors and administrators to discuss and review the program. Responsible for building out programming throughout the year at the service high schools.

  • Advising/Mentoring - Educates assigned Brazos Valley Promise students on a variety of college-related topics including admissions, financial aid, and scholarships. Communicates frequently and effectively with students and parents at each service high school. Anticipates concerns whenever possible and addresses them appropriately when they arise. Develops and updates training materials and delivers training to undergraduate and graduate Texas A&M students to serve as Ambassadors.

  • Outreach and Communication - Plans and implements the related events that take place at Texas A&M University. Manages relationships with partner high schools. Establishes, nurtures, and sustains relationships, communication, and collaboration between and among school partners’ counselors and administrators to resolve issues that arise. Initiates regular contact with high school guidance counselors and administrators in support of the Brazos Valley Promise program. Seeks feedback from guidance counselors regarding program activities. Consults with principals, counselors, and teachers, responding to inquiries regarding program offerings. Participates in the coordination of marketing, communication and branding items for the Brazos Valley Promise Program.

  • Representative - Represents Texas A&M University in district, community based and school level meetings. Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Instructions: A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (do include at least one previous supervisor) are strongly recommended. You may upload all three on the application under CV/Resume, or upon answering the questionnaire you may attach the documents.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Howdy and thank you for your interest in a career with Texas A&M University. As the flagship campus of The Texas A&M University System, we are located in College Station, Texas with a student population of more than 64,000 and nearly 9,000 faculty and staff.The Spirit of Aggieland is unmistakable. We are a unique American institution, fostering a culture of friendliness, diversity, compassion and respect for one another. Our unique history and rich traditions make Texas A&M special.From our benefits package and professional development opportunities to our retirement programs, Texas A&M is a great place to work. Your path to a great career starts here!Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 845-5154.

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