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Coordinator for Transfer Student Success

Position Deleted on 3/16/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Baltimore, MD
Admin - Student Affairs and Services
Full Time
POSITION TITLE: Coordinator for Transfer Student Success

PERSONNEL STATUS: Exempt, Full-time, Grant Funded
Position is expected to last for 2.5 years. This is a grant-funded position wherein
employment is contingent upon the renewal of the grant.

DEPARTMENT: Off-Campus Student Services and Office of Student Life

RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent will contribute to the mission of the Division of Student Affairs by focusing on programs and services for students who are considering and who do transfer to UMBC. Creating tools and processes to aid in the transfer process, collaborating with and connecting students with campus resources, and engaging students in self-directed learning are among the primary responsibilities of this position. Specific duties include: connecting students who are transitioning to UMBC with leadership and involvement programs; selecting and supervising peer assistants (peer alumni from community colleges); using social media and other print and web technology to market and connect with college students; developing programs and initiatives to aid in the transition to UMBC; partnering with select community colleges in recruitment and transition efforts with a focus on students in STEM majors; coordinating grant related meetings/reports and assessment efforts; managing grant deadlines; frequent travel to partnering community colleges; and performing other duties as assigned.

As part of a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Coordinator will contribute to UMBC's efforts to provide structured support for STEM transfer students. This grant focuses on creating a national model for STEM transfer within and across institutions that includes a shared commitment to collaboration and change, a multi-faceted assessment of curricular and programmatic (mis)alignments, and the development of a comprehensive student-centered support infrastructure. For more information about how this position works within the Gates Foundation, visit this website:

Education/Experience: Requires a Master's degree and one year experience in student life-related functional area. Must have knowledge of college student development principles and the community college student experience. Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal, customer service, organizational and time management skills required. Must be proficient in collaborating with and motivating college students to engage in campus life. Must have the ability to interact effectively with broad campus constituents and community college partners. Requires proficiency with common office software and social media platforms. A valid driver's license is required for travel purposes. An understanding of the transfer process, STEM fields/academic demands/expectations preferred.

SALARY: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION: For best consideration, submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references by March 20, 2013 (resumes will be accepted until position is filled) to:

Donnell James
Off-Campus Student Services
The Commons, Suite 1A02
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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