Assistant 4S Program Coordinator

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Staff, Part-Time

Position Title: Assistant 4S Program Coordinator  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

43000 - RSS Deans Office

Advertised Salary: $17 per hour  
FLSA: Non-Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Temporary  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Part-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: The Assistant Program Coordinator supports the Program Coordinator in the successful implementation and management of Ferris's Select Student Support Services (4-S) Program which is part of the larger King-Chávez-Parks (KCP) initiative created by the Michigan State Legislature in 1987. The Assistant Program Coordinator reports directly to the 4S Program Coordinator and collaborates closely with the program staff, faculty, and students.
The anticipated start date of this position is January 2024. However, this is an estimated date and can be revised if needed.
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Bachelor's degree in education, student affairs, counseling, or a related field.

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered. Equivalency for education is two years of work experience equals one year of education.
Required Work Experience: Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in program coordination, project management, or student support services within higher education.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Moving
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:    
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Program Support: Assist the Program Coordinator in planning, organizing, and executing program events, workshops, and activities designed to enhance student retention and success; collaborate with the Program Coordinator and program staff to ensure the seamless delivery of program services and resources.

Data Management and Analysis: Maintain program databases, ensuring accurate and up-to-date records of student participation, program outcomes, and evaluation data; assist in data collection efforts, surveys, and assessments to support program evaluation and reporting.

Student Engagement and Communication: Support student engagement initiatives, including coordinating student communication, responding to inquiries, and maintaining regular communication channels with program participants; assist in organizing and conducting meetings with students to provide program information and support.

Program Logistics: Assist in coordinating logistical arrangements for program activities, including venue booking, material preparation, and coordination with external presenters; handle administrative tasks such as scheduling, filing, and maintaining program documentation.

Collaborative Partnerships: Work with university offices and external partners to facilitate collaboration and resource-sharing in support of program goals; assist in building and maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders, including faculty, staff, and community organizations.

Program Outreach and Promotion: Support the promotion and visibility of the Bulldog Scholars through social media, website updates, and other communication channels; collaborate with the university's marketing and communications team to develop program-related materials and updates.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.

Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and data management.

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.

Familiarity with student success initiatives and higher education retention strategies is a plus.

Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Bachelor’s degree if appllicable. If you do not have a transcript, please write a justification explaining how your work experience is equivalant to the required education and attach that justification in lieu of the transcript.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
November 27th, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: True  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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