Afro-Centric Program Coordinator

Bend, OR

Central Oregon Community College

Posting Number: 06001746
Position Title: Afro-Centric Program Coordinator
Posting Date: 07/23/2020
Closing Date: 08/15/2020
Open Until Filled (notes):  
Length of Position: 11 months per year
Anticipated Start Date:

August – September 2020

Position Type/Employee Class: Administrative
FTE: .50 FTE
Salary Level: Administrative Salary Level 23
Starting Pay Range $23,604 - $24,292 for 11 month contract plus exceptional benefit package
Hours per Week: 20 hr/wk
Work Schedule: Typically 8:00am - 5:00pm
Days of the Week: Typically Monday - Friday
Job Summary/Purpose:

Develop a recruitment and retention program aimed at increasing the overall enrollment and persistence of Afro-Centric students. Provide direct service to prospective and current Afro-Centric students by assisting them with issues which affect college success, including housing, admission and placement, acculturation, advising, retention, and liaison with campus community.

Terms of Employment:
• This is a 11-month exempt position at pay level 23 in the Administrative salary schedule.
• Requires flexible work schedule, which may include evenings and/or weekends as well as travel throughout the district.
• Requires the provision of official transcripts upon hire.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.

Essential Functions:

Program Support and Development

1. In collaboration with Admissions and Records and the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, design and implement a recruitment plan for Afro-Centric students, both within and outside the COCC service district. Participate in College recruitment activities, both on and off-campus.

2. Develop, coordinate and implement activities and events that will facilitate participation and cultural awareness across the COCC campus community and the college’s service district.

3. Develop relationships with local Afro-Centric community organizations and, as appropriate, collaborate with them to further the educational goals of students including establishing relationships with local high schools.

4. Help design Afro-Centric College Preparation Program Coordinator position and the Afro-Centric College Preparation Program.

5. Work with the appropriate College personnel to write grant proposals for program funds.

Student Support
6. Develop and implement a retention plan for Afro-Centric students, including activities and events focused on academic success, personal skill development, goal attainment, and cultural or social events.

7. Advocate for and provide support to prospective and current Afro-Centric students with regards to COCC admissions, academics, financial aid, personal and other pertinent issues.

8. Advise or co-advise the Afro-Centric Student Club and/or other Afro-Centric cultural groups if another faculty or staff advisor is not available.

General Duties

9. Perform other duties as they pertain to the overall objective of the position, as assigned.

10. Provide service to the College such as committee and task force work.

11. Provide information and, under the guidance of the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, training for the College on the needs, concerns, and cultural backgrounds of Afro-Centric students within the District.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues on a college campus.
2. Demonstrated experience recruiting, advising, mentoring, and retaining students from Afro-Centric populations. Knowledge and skills in communicating and working effectively within Afro-Centric communities. Demonstrated understanding of the developmental needs of Afro-Centric students attending college.
3. Experience in planning and implementing social and educational programs for students.
4. Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines, set work priorities, and manage workload.
5. Ability to work independently within the context of a team environment.
6. Ability to present and facilitate trainings related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
7. Excellent communication skills and ability to manage conflicts within and/or between groups. Ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
8. Under the director of diversity and inclusion, manage budgets and other administrative processes in a timely and professional manner.
9. Ability to interpret College policies and explain rationale behind policies for prospective and current students, ensuring their understanding of expectations and requirements.
10. Ability to work cooperatively with and contribute to a diverse workplace through ideas or experience.
11. Ability to use software programs and database systems which include Microsoft Office Suite, email, website editing, basic desktop publishing, and modern office equipment.

Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:

Regular office hours are established between 8 am – 5 pm during the workweek. A flexible work schedule, including nights and weekends, may be necessary due to the nature of the responsibilities. Incumbent must be able to function effectively indoors in an office environment engaged in work of primarily a sedentary nature. Requires the ability to work at a workstation for extended periods. Requires to write, read written materials and computer screens, and ability to use telephonic conversations. Occasional lifting up to 25lbs. All individuals are required to perform essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

It is the policy of the Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status or any other protected classes under Federal and State statutes in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC’s Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.

In support of COCC’s EEO statement, employees with bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree required in Student Services, Higher Education, Adult Learning, Human Development, Counseling, Communication or another related field; appropriate experience may substitute.
2. Two years of experience working in higher education or an equivalent field, such as social service, community outreach, or related areas.
3. One year of experience working in a culturally diverse environment, and in Afro-centric communities, specifically.
4. Strong skills in working in a team environment.

The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify under equivalency by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.

Special Qualifications:

1. Master’s degree preferred in Student Services, Higher Education, Adult Learning, Human Development, Counseling, Communication or another related field.
2. Experience working in a multicultural environment, in general, and in Afro-Centric communities, specifically.
3. Greater than two years’ experience working in higher education.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Finalists selected to interview may be required to provide a candidate presentation to the College campus community or complete a skills demonstration.

Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact Human Resources at 541-383-7216.

Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes
Is a Credit History Check Required? No
Open Until Filled No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Choose your highest level of education:
    • No High School Diploma or GED
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree in Progress
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree in Progress
    • Masters Degree
    • Ph.D. in Progress
    • Ph.D.
    • J.D.
    • M.D.
    • Other Doctorate Level Degree
  2. * The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position. Are you, or will you be eligible to work in the US by the start date of the position?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Briefly describe your experience working with Afro-Centric populations in an educational or support service role.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe how you meet the requirement of two years of experience working in higher education or an equivalent field, such as social service, community outreach, or related areas.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please define how you meet the requirement of having one year of experience working in a culturally diverse environment, and in Afro-centric communities, specifically.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. Briefly describe your experience working with students in a higher education and/or high school setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please describe how you meet the requirement of demonstrating strong skills in working in a team environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications, but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. There may be other requirements where an equivalency is acceptable. Please be aware that applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements and do not provide an equivalency statement will not be selected for an interview. Your statement should make clear the requirement you are addressing. Example: The position requires a Master’s degree. You have a Bachelor’s degree and work experience when combined you feel is equivalent to the degree requirement. Please make clear why you feel it is equivalent.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Background checks are required for all employees of COCC. Should an offer of employment be made to you and accepted by you, you will receive an email from COCC / HireRight Screening requesting your consent and basic information to complete the check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. Confirmed findings on a criminal background check will not automatically disqualify you from being hired into a position. Results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, considering the job responsibilities and other risk factors. Additional information regarding COCC’s criminal history check policy can be found online in the General Procedures Manual, Section HR-2-1. Please indicate here if you will provide consent to the criminal history check when requested by the College:
    • Yes, I will provide my consent when requested
    • No, I will not provide my consent when requested
  10. * Are you a U.S. military veteran? (COCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. To receive veterans preference in this recruitment process, you must upload your DD214 or DD215 form as supporting documentation. You will have the opportunity to upload the document in the next step of this application process.)
    • Yes, I am a veteran
    • No, I am not a veteran
  11. If you have identified yourself as a qualified veteran or disabled veteran by submitting your DD214 or DD215 form as proof of veteran status, please describe any transferable skills earned during your military service that you feel relate to the requirements/preferences of this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 3
  2. College Transcript 2 (unofficial)
  3. College Transcript 3 (unofficial)
  4. College Transcript 4 (unofficial)
  5. US Military DD 214
  6. Other Document 1
  7. Other Document 2
  8. Other Document 3
  9. License or Certification
  10. Certification Document
 
 
Posted: 07/28/2020