Posted in Other 7 days ago.
Location: Storrs, Connecticut
The Department of Student Activities (DSA) at the University of Connecticut announces the opening of a full-time Jumpstart Program Coordinator. This is a collaboration between the Jumpstart Program (AmeriCorps) and UConn. This position reports to the Associate Director for Student Activities/Director of Community Outreach Programs.
Student Activities offers a diverse portfolio of educational, social, and recreational programs for the entire campus. The related programs and services reach from the classroom and residence halls to the sidelines and beyond and engage students with unique programs and initiatives defined by their quality, creativity, and effectiveness. Student Activities staff are a progressive team of individuals, dedicated to the profession, prideful of our university, and committed to excellence.
The Division of Student Affairs and staff in the Department of Student Activities are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion; competence in working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations; and awareness of how issues of difference, power, and privilege manifest in higher education environments. The ideal candidate promotes equity and inclusion by demonstrating and supporting an understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for social justice, cultural humility, and inclusiveness.
For additional information about the University or Student Activities, visit our website www.studentactivities.uconn.edu.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the University's Jumpstart program including, but not limited to: provide oversight of programmatic aspects and student leaders associated with the Jumpstart Program; collect, review, and maintain all records and reports related to program participants; recruit, hire, train, support, and evaluate program student participants; advise and support program participants in their completion of AmeriCorps requirements involving regular monitoring/approving progress of hours and meeting with students to develop a plan of completion; facilitate a comprehensive Jumpstart training series for all participants,; build and manage off-campus program partner relationships and support timely program partner data collection; recruit outside partners as needed and communicate with teachers concerning programmatic support and areas of collaboration; manage site budget including submission of purchase requests and PER/in-kind reports; monitor inventory systems; assist in the development of the yearly budget through the yearly site application process; plan and support off-campus special events to engage one-time participants and develop seasonal off-campus partner relationships; participate as a Learning Partner in an Alternative Break Program; provide on-site supervision of events/programs; responsible for providing, supporting and participating in programs, services, and initiatives focusing on anti-racism, social justice and the fostering of a campus community that is more diverse, equitable, and inclusive to all; identify, recommend, and implement improvements related to policies, procedures and operations of programs and services in the business office; assist in the collection and analysis of program evaluation/assessment data and the proposal of program/service improvement recommendations; serve on University/Department committees and attend Department staff meetings as required; assist and/or be responsible for assigned special projects, programs, or services, which may be on-going or short-term.