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Coordinator, Fostering Success

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Coordinator, Fostering Success
Department Enrollment Management (0461)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Fostering Success Coordinator reports directly to the Director of New Student Experiences (NSE) and assists in the development, implementation, and programming of success initiatives for students who are former foster youth, unaccompanied youth, or emancipated minors or those students who face other family, dependency, or housing barriers. The coordinator of Fostering Success will oversee all program events, projects, and initiatives to help increase student success for targeted populations. The coordinator will also work closely with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) to serve as a liaison between OSFA and students in NSE programs, including New Start and UAdvantage in addition to Fostering Success. This individual oversees the recruitment and retention efforts of the program collaborating with community and campus resources. This position requires travel to local and statewide organizations for at risk youth in Arizona.

Fostering Success is a program offered to students who have identified as emancipated youth or wards of the court through their FAFSA application as well as students who may be experiencing homelessness, offering innovative programming that will provide a family like support system and guide students to their ultimate goal of graduation. The program provides extensive support services that aid the academic success, social success, retention and graduation rates of participants.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

•Coordinate outreach efforts to school districts, social service agencies, and non-profits within Tucson and Phoenix.
•Conduct program presentations for campus partners at UA and in the community.
•Conduct financial aid trainings in the community (Tucson and occasionally Phoenix)
•Oversee Peer Advisor schedule and programming.
•Plan and implement Fostering Success events.
•Create and update Fostering Success newsletter.
•Develop and maintain an Advising Liaison system.
•Create resource guides for students, faculty, and staff.
•Track program requirements for Fostering Success students to ensure active status in the program.
•Create, update, and promote event timeline.
•Conduct semester evaluations on events and programs.
•Provide a semester report to the Director of New Student Experiences on student numbers, GPAs, event attendance, resource summary, etc.
•Act as central point of contact for New Start, UAdvantage, and Fostering Success students navigating financial aid processes.
•Communicate appropriate Title IV aid expectations and timelines to prospective and incoming students.
•Assist former foster youth with the Foster Care to Success and ETV process.
•Through use of reports, identify obstacles and provide proactive and reactive outreach via phone and email to counsel students through FAFSA processes, acceptance of aid and completion of to do items
•Collaborate with Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to remain current in updates to Title IV Financial aid regulations and institutional processing timelines
•Attend initial and ongoing financial aid training and meetings through Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (approximately 3x per month)
•Identify institutional financial aid barriers for program participants and communicate these barriers to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
•Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

•Bachelor degree in social work, psychology, human development, education, or a related field
•At least one-year experience working in higher education administration, student development programs, or social services
•Demonstrate work or internship experience working with social or human services agencies
•Knowledge of university systems
•Ability to manage crisis situations
•Experience in budget management
•Ability to collaborate across campus with different departments, faculty, staff, and students
•Excellent written and verbal communication
•Valid AZ driver’s license (occasional travel locally and to other Arizona locations) with the ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications

•Experience working with Title IV financial aid
•Master’s degree (earned or in progress) in social work, family and human development, counseling, education or a related field
•Event planning experience
•Understanding of the foster care system

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $34,000 -$40,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22060
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Catalina Carlos

Open Date 09/13/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 09/29/0017
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, human development, education, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents