Job Title: Schools Coordinator Location: Gear-Up Regular/Temporary: Regular Full/Part Time: Full-Time Job ID: 604649 Workplace Culture NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values.
We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.
Special Information Arizona GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) 2019-26 is a project of Northern Arizona University (NAU), made possible by a multi-year, multi-million dollar federal grant and contributions from partner organizations.
Structured under the College of Education, project administration resides with a State GEAR UP Office in Phoenix.
The purpose of GEAR UP, as authorized by Congress under the Higher Education Opportunity Act, is to help level the playing field on college access for low-income students.
Over the course of three grant cycles since 2000, NAU GEAR UP has significantly increased high school graduation and postsecondary enrollment for thousands of students from diverse communities across Arizona.
In addition, through numerous partnerships and collaborations, GEAR UP has leveraged resources, built capacity, and made a variety of local and state initiatives possible so that current and future students gain opportunity to earn a degree or other postsecondary credential.
For more information on NAU GEAR UP, visit: http://nau.edu/gearup This position is located in Phoenix and requires out-of-state travel to conferences once or twice annually, in-state travel to Flagstaff, and to schools that may be located in rural communities in Arizona.
This position is subject to the availability of funding.
The incumbent is not eligible for Service Professional non-renewal notice, or Classified Staff layoff or recall status.
Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship NAU will not provide any U.S.
immigration support or sponsorship for this position.
Job Description Arizona GEAR UP 2019-26 includes a GEAR UP Schools Coordinator position, accountable for supporting and monitoring partnerships with school districts where GEAR UP services are provided to approximately 4,000 students overall, in three-to-five high schools.
This position is responsible for providing direction, guidance, support and feedback to GEAR UP school-based site teams and monitoring the execution of annual work plans; collecting and monitoring service data; establishing collaborative relationships with school-based GEAR UP Coaches; and executing an annual residential summer program for high school students.
The Schools Coordinator works under the direction and supervision of the GEAR UP Schools Director.
Like all positions in the State GEAR UP Office, the Schools Coordinator is an important member of a team of staff serving the grant under the leadership of the Executive Director, College of Education and NAU.
The individual interacts regularly and diplomatically with a diverse group of internal and external constituents.
The ideal candidate is also deeply committed to expanding equity and access to postsecondary education among underrepresented populations, possesses deep knowledge about college-going processes, and understands the systemic barriers that students face while preparing for postsecondary education.
Duties and Responsibilities (in no specific order): Assists in planning and facilitating a comprehensive, annual GEAR UP Team (Task Force) planning process, resulting in research-informed, data-driven work plans Works with school teams to collect data for reporting and evaluation purposes Regularly monitors, and analyzes service participation and academic data to gauge program effectiveness and impact at school sites Cultivates collaborative relationships with GEAR UP partner districts, schools leaders, community-based organizations and grant-project service providers Plans and conducts training for GEAR UP School Coaches, annually Promotes compliance with work plan activities, including adherence to minimum service standards and deadlines to best meet needs of students, families, and program goals Conducts regular visits to high schools to support and monitor progress Collaborates high school Task Forces to ensure cohesive and coordinated service delivery to students and families from AVID, i-Tutor, Texas Instruments, NCCEP, and other AZ GEAR UP partners, as applicable.
Plans and executes, annually, a college-campus residential summer program for 200 high school students Acts as team lead for managing platforms that support GEAR UP Coaches’ work such as digital classrooms, text-messaging platforms, and web-based drives Prepares detailed progress reports Regularly engages in trainings about equity in education and serving diverse populations Assists with planning and delivering professional development for GEAR UP Task Forces on college readiness, access, and equity May be assigned other projects and responsibilities NAU is currently engaged in an Organizational Growth and Effectiveness Initiative, which focuses on positioning the University for future success of its operational practices.
As a result, some aspects of this position may be subject to change, such as, but not limited to: duties, titles, reporting structure, etc.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in education or related field required AND 3-5 years’ experience in college access, K-12 or related environments, OR Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education Preferred Qualifications Experience with college-access programs, initiatives, services, etc., that informs of commitment to expanding equity in education and serving diverse student populations, Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the area of counseling, guidance and/or program administration Experience planning and implementing large-scale events/programs, Experience with federal grants, Experience creating and sustaining partnerships in educational settings Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Excellent organizational, training and presentation skills, Skill in program development and execution, Skill in coordinating activities, monitoring data, and establishing priorities, Excellent written communication skills, Ability to analyze problems and make well-reasoned, sound decisions, Skill in working with spreadsheet word processing, electronic messaging, Ability to complete multiple tasks in a timely fashion, with attention to detail, Ability to work effectively as part of a team to accomplish goals and outcomes, Ability to take initiative and work independently, with minimal guidance and supervision, Ability to recognize and respect differences in people with respect to culture, beliefs, personalities and perspectives Background Information Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment.
You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report.
The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.
The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing.
The report may be viewed at nau.edu/clery or by visiting the NAUPD website .
A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.
Salary Commensurate with experience.
The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.
FLSA Status This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.
Benefits This is a Service Professional (SPF) position.
NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents.
More information on benefits at NAU is available at https://in.nau.edu/human-resources/eligibility-enrollment/ NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.
Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each 6 months according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service, which may be found at: https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/6-303%20Conditions%20of%20Service%20for%20Service%20Professionals.pdf Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan).
New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date.
Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits.
If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date.
New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment.
Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of employment.
More information is available at: https://in.nau.edu/human-resources/eligibility-enrollment/ Learning and Development Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development.
New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days ( https://in.nau.edu/Human-Resources/Required/ ).
If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.
Application Deadline November 20, 2019 at 11:59pm How to Apply To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page.
You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline.
If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at https://in.nau.edu/human-resources/ or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
Equal Employment Opportunity Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.
Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements NAU is an Employer of National Service.
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Please see nau.jobs for full job descriptions and details on how to apply online NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.
Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.