Utah State University

Student Success & Outreach Coordinator (Program Coordinator I)

City Brigham City Campus
Posted Date 1 week ago(8/3/2022 4:42 PM)
Requisition ID
2022-5465
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Brigham City
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Exempt
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100%
College
Statewide Campuses
Department
Statewide Campuses-Brigham City
Advertised Salary
$40,000 - $45,000, commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

Overview

The Student Success & Outreach Coordinator is a 12-month, full-time exempt staff position that serves as the lead for all USU-Brigham City student success coordinating initiatives. This position also contains aspects of community outreach and student recruitment and retention efforts. The successful candidate will develop a strong vision, and strategic plan for success coordinating at the Brigham City & Tremonton campuses to address persistence, retention, and completion goals supporting the overall vision and strategic plan for USU Statewide Campuses. The successful candidate will also actively connect with the Box Elder County community in seeking out new ways to interact with and incentivize students to start/complete a degree. This position requires excellent interpersonal and organizational skills including the ability to work with underrepresented and non-traditional students, faculty, and staff.


The candidate must work independently and collaboratively with others or as part of a team and build good rapport with a variety of constituents and stakeholders within USU and the Statewide system. The successful candidate must be flexible, patient, and creative along with having a service-oriented attitude. The candidate, under the direction of the Director of Students, will collaborate with other success coordinators at Statewide Campuses, Statewide Campus Academic Advisors, the Director of Student Success and Strategic Initiatives, the Director of Advising for Statewide Campuses, and the Director of Recruiting for Statewide Campuses. The candidate will use data to inform decision making and to create and analyze Statewide Campus success coordinating/recruiting initiatives and projects.

 

The candidate must understand student services theories and best practices in student facing success roles. The successful candidate must commit to integrity, and to perform duties with diligence in accordance with professional standards. They must also commit to enforce University policies and procedures and use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. This position may require evening and weekend work to aid in delivery of services that best meet the needs of potential students and campus partners.

Responsibilities

  1. Serve as the primary support for student success initiatives on USU-Brigham City campus.
  2. Create and maintain dynamic partnerships with students as a point-person on the Brigham City campus regardless of the student’s academic program. 
  3. Assist students in identifying resources and provide appropriate referrals to student services and academic advising. 
  4. Participate in Statewide and campus persistence and retention efforts under the direction of the Director of Students and in collaboration with the Director of Advising for Statewide Campuses.
  5. Develop and support First Year Experience programming for USU-Brigham City campus (programs such as Orientation, mentoring opportunities, seminars/classes, student leadership programs, etc.).
  6. Participate in team meetings that monitor student progress by way of early alerts; provide guidance and mentorship related to student’s personal success plan.
  7. Communicate effectively, proactively and regularly with students using telephone, email, and virtual communication tools.
  8. Research and implement rural/non-traditional recruiting techniques and help develop a regional recruitment plan.
  9. Reach out to local businesses, organizations and schools to build a relationship with key stakeholders regarding recruitment and scholarship opportunities.
  10. Serve on Statewide Campus system/university committees as appropriate.
  11. Other duties as assigned.
  12. Work occasional evenings and weekends.
  13. Travel to recruiting events, meetings and conferences as needed.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate degree plus two years of related work experience; or a bachelor’s degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required.
  • Experience creating and maintaining programs and/or initiatives at a university level
  • Experience advising and mentoring students
  • Experience cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree 
  • 2-3 years full-time professional experience at the college or university level
  • Experience teaching FYE (First Year Experience) Courses and/or leading FYE programs
  • Experience collecting/compiling data and using it to inform decision-making processes
  • Demonstrated written communication experience such as report writing, visualization, proposals, presentation content, materials, marketing, branding, etc.
  • Highly developed organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and manage complex relationships
  • Demonstrated critical and strategic thinking skills, flexibility, and ability to work through challenges as they arise
  • Experience managing large-scale programs
  • Familiarity with Student Development Theory
  • Familiarity with Banner, Inspire/Civatas, Microsoft Office Suite, and other university software systems
  • Reflecting campus and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Strong work ethic and time management

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 

  1. Knowledge of research and information gathering methods and procedures.
  2. If applicable, knowledge of grant development, implementation, budgeting, fiscal control, and reporting.
  3. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  4. Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events.
  5. Skilled in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  6. Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  7. Skilled at records maintenance.
  8. Ability to lead and train staff and/or students.
  9. Ability to interact with students, faculty and/or staff in a team environment.
  10. Knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques.
  11. Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
  12. Program specific knowledge, skills, and abilities as described in recruitment notice.
  13. Ability to exercise a high level of creativity, decision making, problem solving, and discretion as work is varied and may be undefined.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$40,000 - $45,000, commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

ADA

Employees typically work in an office environment and are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes. However, in certain instances employees may work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions. Employees could be exposed to hazardous chemicals.  Employees nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing).  Bending and stooping is occasionally required. Employees nearly continuously listen, hear, and talk.

College/Department Highlights

As Utah’s land-grant institution, our statewide campuses provide access to the same quality of degrees, faculty, research and Aggie spirit close to home. Located just 27 miles from Utah State’s main campus in Logan, the USU-Brigham City campus makes higher education accessible for those who live and work within Box Elder County and the surrounding area. We work closely with our colleagues across the state to deliver and support high caliber and engaged learning.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.

 

USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

 

USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.

 

USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

*Updated 08/2022

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