4S Program Coordinator

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative

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

43000 - RSS Deans Office

Advertised Salary: $50,000-$55,000. Salary commensurate with education, experiences, and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Temporary  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: The Select Student Support Services (4S) Program Coordinator serves as the primary point of contact for the program, facilitating communication and coordination among program staff, university offices, and external partners. They are responsible for managing the program's evaluation process, data collection, and adherence to university policies. The Program Coordinator reports to the Director of Academic Advising. 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.

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: None  
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Moving
  • Sitting
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Master's degree preferred. Five years experience as a grant/project manager with demonstrated pre- and post-award experience.  
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Program Management: Oversee and manage all aspects of the Bulldog Scholars Program, ensuring the program's goals, objectives, and timelines are met; coordinate program activities, workshops, and events to support student retention and success; collaborate with the School of Education and program staff to ensure program components align with best practices in educational research and student support.

Program Evaluation: Work collaboratively with the Program Evaluator to develop appropriate surveys, statistical measures, and measurement tools to assess the impact of program interventions; collect and analyze data related to program outcomes, student progress, and program effectiveness; utilize evaluation findings to inform continuous improvement efforts and recommend adjustments to program strategies.

Resource Coordination: Liaise with Institutional Research and other university offices to obtain access to necessary databases and ensure adherence to data privacy and institutional policies; manage the budget allocated for the Bulldog Scholars Program, ensuring proper allocation of resources and adherence to fiscal guidelines.

Collaboration and Communication: Foster strong relationships with faculty, staff, administrators, and external partners to ensure smooth coordination and collaboration in implementing program initiatives; serve as the main point of contact for program-related inquiries, providing timely and accurate information to stakeholders; conduct regular meetings and communication with program staff to keep them informed of program updates and progress.

Grant Management: Assist in grant projects related to the Bulldog Scholars Program, supporting grant writing, reporting, and compliance requirements; contribute to the design and development of grant proposals to secure additional funding for the program.

Program Outreach and Visibility: Represent the Bulldog Scholars Program at university events, meetings, and conferences to promote program visibility and advocacy; collaborate with university marketing and communications 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: Project management skills with experience managing and supervising administrative and grant projects.

Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.

Familiarity with data collection and analysis, program evaluation, and research methodologies.

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

Knowledge of student success initiatives, retention strategies, and best practices in student support services is desirable.

Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of an unofficial transcript of Bachelor’s degree.

The transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. The finalist will be required to submit official transcripts.
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 ferris.edu. 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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