Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.
Campus and Community Engagement provides a welcoming and inclusive community that respects the individual while promoting community values. We are dedicated to helping students thrive in all stages of their Cornell career through student organization involvement, including sororities and fraternities, living and learning opportunities, and a multitude of leadership and engagement experiences.
The Public Service Center (PSC) was founded in 1991 by President Emeritus Frank H. T. Rhodes to expand faculty and student community engagement in outreach. Today more than 7000 students participate in programs of the PSC each year. Our mission is to empower students through campus and community collaborations to create a more just and equitable world. We do this through 30 student organizations focused on community engagement spanning a wide variety of social issues; administering the community work study program; supporting service-learning course; and administering two Upward Bound grants and one NYS Science and Technology Entry Program grant.
Upward Bound provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and in their higher education pursuits. The goal of Cornell Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.
The Program Coordinator for Upward Bound provides direct services to High School student participants and their families, such as: academic advising, tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, and connection with opportunities. The Program Coordinator is a highly visible role, and is responsible for maintaining and building relationships, facilitating collaboration, and communicating with all program stakeholders. The Program Coordinator also supports the collection of data and information for reporting and evaluation purposes, the recruitment and selection of participants, the development of curriculum and other duties as assigned by programmatic and participant need. The position holds the distinct opportunity to alter the course of the future for low income and first generation college-bound high school students; you are a catalyst in an Upward Bound Student's life who will educate, empower, and implore them to achieve academic, college, and career success. The Program Coordinator's charge is to maintain and elevate the positive reputation and regard for Upward Bound through excelling in meeting program outcomes.
Key Success Factors:
The ability to facilitate engagement of a student cohort, by understanding the specific needs of each student and creating an individualized approach grounded to help students achieve their goals
Excels at creating well-designed and orchestrated programming, always catered toward the program's intended outcomes
Ability to cultivate and maintain collaborative and effective partnerships.
Effective organizational skills with the ability to manage competing priorities, as well as excellent communication skills
Please note: This is a fixed-term position, with an expected end date in 2022. There is no visa sponsorship for this position. No vacation is allowed during the 8 weeks of summer programming (mid-June through early-August).
Bachelor's degree in Education, Human Development, or related field.
Three plus years relevant experience, working with high school and/or college-aged students. Knowledge of high school through college level learning and development theories.
A strong commitment to exceptional student service, support, and advising.
Experience planning, executing, and evaluating successful and impactful programs.
Demonstrable understanding of college application process and financial aid programs.
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, Google suite, web-based data management systems.
Valid license with clean driving record for 3+ years.
Master's degree preferred.
Experience working with low-income first-generation students on accessing education.
Experience with TRIO programs as a participant or a professional.
Knowledge of project management principals or systems thinking.
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