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Human Resource Services
PPCC.Employment@ppcc.edu
719.502.2600

Military & Veteran Student Success Coach

Apply now Tracking Code: 40409
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Professional/Technical
Salary: $41,615 to $42,239 annual gross

Thirty percent of our student population at Pikes Peak Community College identify themselves as persons of color.  Pikes Peak Community College is looking for applicants who are culturally competent and can demonstrate evidence, understanding, and a commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.

Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) is committed to serving the good of the community. We do this by educating people. We provide open access to higher education and a high quality learning environment in which students can realize new opportunities and gain critical, 21st century skills they need to succeed in the workforce or in further education. Teaching people how to work effectively with others, across boundaries, is central to our mission.

This begins with welcoming and valuing people for who they are and for the unique contributions each person adds to our campus. It also requires our faculty, staff and students to encounter, explore and understand a broad range of ideas and cultures. Our community college mission is inseparable from the ever-­increasing diversity in our society.

Diverse and inclusive learning and working environments promote a free and open exchange of ideas, improve critical thinking, civic engagement and leadership skills, and deepen empathy and respect for those unlike ourselves. Our campus is enriched by a variety of voices and experiences.

Attracting, hiring and retaining a highly engaged workforce that reflects and supports the diversity of our student body are of central importance to our work. Other essential factors are expanding and strengthening opportunities for students to learn and succeed through culturally responsive instruction and diversity-­infused course offerings. We ensure that diversity represents a process of continual learning and improvement by developing, cultivating and sustaining an organizational culture based on mutual respect, inquiry and civility. 

Please visit the College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site for additional information.

 

The Military & Veteran Student Success Coach assists Military and Veteran Programs at PPCC by coordinating and promoting veteran support services that foster military and veteran student success in degree attainment, or transfer to four-year academic institutions.  The Military & Veteran Student Success Coach will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of activities designed to support the overall success of military and veteran students. This position will provide guidance and support a variety of initiatives including personal coaching, academic mentoring, group facilitations, and referrals to other on and off campus resources.

This position is a grant funded assignment with a projected end date on or before June 30, 2023.

Multi-year grants are funded based on the fiscal years for the full grant period.  However, there is no guarantee that funding is available year after year from the awarding agencies.  Employment with the college after each grant funded period is not assured. 

Grant funded positions cannot guarantee a payout of leave benefits.  Grant funded employees are encouraged to work with their supervisor to schedule and utilize annual leave benefits during each grant period. 

Grant funded positions may be eligible for annual increases contingent upon awarded yearly grant budgets and a satisfactory performance evaluation. 

This position may be required to work in a remote environment as well as an in-person office environment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution OR Completed Associate’s degree with two years of professional level experience working with students, advising, counseling, teaching, or student services.  Professional level experience as defined by the Colorado Division of Human Resources.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited institution.
  • Three years of professional level experience performing similar duties to those described for this position.
  • Demonstrated experience working directly with military and veteran students in a student services setting.
  • Experience in student development and advising techniques.
  • Experience collecting student data, reporting, record keeping, and confidentiality.

Salary range is firm $41,615.00 to $42,239.00 annual gross.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2021.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  

Must be a State of Colorado resident or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment.

Application Instructions:  Application must be submitted online.  Incomplete applications may not receive full consideration.  A complete application will include:

  • Cover letter - Address the minimum and preferred qualifications in the order listed on the job announcement.
  • Resume - Reflect experience, education, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  
  • Unofficial Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred.  Official transcripts are required if hired for the position.  
  • Professional References - Provide names and contact information for three recent professional references who can address your expertise and background for this position.

This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits.  Pikes Peak Community College participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) contribution rates.

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Essential Functions  

Student Success Coaching

  • Develop, implement, and provide regular one-on-one and small group coaching for a cohort of military and veteran students that focuses on academic success in college.
  • Develop and coordinate group-mentoring initiatives to provide academic, personal, and career enrichment activities, such as welcome events, team-building opportunities, and service-learning events.
  • Lead the overall evaluation of the program including data collection and analysis and assessment of student learning outcomes, ensuring that the program leads to student retention.
  • Communicate with faculty concerning students’ academic progress.
  • Implement a career services plan for veterans in conjunction with the PPCC career center.
  • Partner with college departments and resources to promote student success through academic support services.
  • Implement education and marketing materials as appropriate for transfer to four-year institutions.
  • Work with the Director and Student Success Coordinator to improve the first-year experience for incoming student veterans, military members, and families.

Community Outreach

  • Develop internal and external communication materials for events and outreach.
  • Develop programming and workshops in coordination with other service providers for job readiness and transition skills.
  • Partner with community resources to promote student success through academic support and other support services.

General Duties, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Cultural competence and demonstrated evidence, understanding, and commitment  to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.
  • Support military or veteran support opportunities and events.
  • Build professional relationships with students, staff, faculty, and community members.
  • Ability to work and manage a caseload with minimal supervision.
  • Update and maintain department reports.
  • Gather and analyze data.
  • Ability to prioritize, manage, and complete multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Guide students to become their own advocates in achieving education goals be referring them to institutional academic resources and student success resources.
  • Serve as a primary point of contact and resource for the department.
  • Employ successful organization skills and work under deadlines to achieve strategic goals.
  • Apply strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with students, staff, faculty, and community members.
  • Adhere to college policies and procedures.
  • Work independently in a team environment.
  • Ability to travel to multiple campuses to support department needs.
  • Maintain confidentiality while working effectively with all constituents.
  • Understand the impact of culture and military service on learning.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak Community College’s best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.   

EEO Statement: Pikes Peak Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.  We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging.  Pikes Peak Community College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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