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General Statement of Duties: The Coordinator provides management for early college and dual enrollment programs, to include: Early College High School partnerships and consortiums and Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership programs as well as the development and innovation of new early college initiatives. The position will provide continued and expanded collaboration with the partners, external organizations and funding agencies to develop, administer and maintain existing and new programs in sustainable and effective ways. The Coordinator will work closely with the Provost’s Office, Admissions, Deans, Academic Department Chairs, Student Success Offices, Student Affairs, and other campus constituents as well as with early college partners including school districts and associated organizations.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Oversee the development, establishment and maintenance of early college programs that foster student success, collaborative partnerships and high quality academic programs
Collaborate with admissions on all early college and dual enrollment activities
Work in collaboration with deans, academic department chairs and AVPAA to schedule courses for early college and dual enrollment programs and align course offerings to meet school district diploma requirements and college degree requirements
Develop and implement course registration, enrollment and advising process for early college and dual enrollment partnership students in collaboration with appropriate staff and offices.
Serve as liaison to partner school districts and high schools on matters of dual enrollment and early college and maintain a presence at partner school districts particularly at high schools
Organize orientation activities to support student success.
Collaborate with appropriate staff and offices to ensure proper student support.
Coordinate between university and high school staff to identify professional development that is appropriate or deemed necessary.
Develop and maintain appropriate program materials that provide critical information on early college and dual enrollment programs (i.e. web site, promotional flyers, etc.)
Work collaboratively with deans, chairs and program faculty to develop strategies for retaining students and contributing to their success
Work collaboratively with admissions to support the enrollment of early college and dual enrollment students in university degree programs.
Manage and oversee relevant budgets and grants, including annual planning, projection and tracking
Write and present reports as necessary, including an annual report to the K12 partners and the Commonwealth, to include enrollment and retention numbers for early college programs.
Oversee management of programs' data in collaboration with Institutional Research and Planning.
Keep current with educational research and best practices, as well as local, state and national trends related to innovative pedagogical and advising techniques targeted to serve under-prepared, and culturally diverse youth
Perform other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree required in education, counseling or a related field preferred.
Candidate should possess a minimum of four years or more of experience in education, education administration, counseling or a related program field is also preferred.
Experience with curriculum development and knowledge of K-12 and post-secondary curriculum standards
Willingness to travel and work evenings and some weekends, valid driver’s license required.
Excellent communication/organizational skills, bilingual ability, program development, and strong interpersonal skills are helpful.
Experience working with educationally and economically disadvantaged populations.
Knowledge of the college admissions process; financial aid opportunities and high school graduation requirements.
Ability to exercise independent judgement.
Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks and adhere to guidelines.
Must be able to satisfactorily pass a check conducted by the Criminal History Systems Board (CORI).
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
About Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg State University, located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is a public institution dedicated to integrating high-quality professional programs with strong liberal arts and sciences studies. Founded in 1894, the university now has more than 30 undergraduate programs and 22 master's degree programs, and 7,000 full and part-time students. We invite you to learn more about us and how we can help you achieve your educational goals.