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COSI Finish What You Started Grant Program Lead Coach

Apply now Tracking Code: 40432
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Professional/Technical
Salary: $46,000 to $50,000 annual gross

PPCC Implementation of COVID-19 Testing Protocols:

Beginning December 16, 2021, all PPCC employees must undergo weekly testing, unless they are fully vaccinated.  Fully vaccinated individuals who uploaded documentation to PPCC’s voluntary vaccination registry are exempt from testing requirements, and no further action is required.

Student implementation begins January 17, 2022.

The PPCC current mask requirements remain in place at all campus locations.


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 COSI Finish What You Started Grant Program Lead Coach will assist with the development, implementation, and evaluation of activities designed to support the academic success of the COSI Finish What You Started scholarship recipients. The Finish What You Started program at PPCC combines scholarship funding to pay direct educational expenses with personalized coaching for all scholarship recipients. The program is designed to support adult learners who stopped out for two or more semesters after successfully completing 30 or more credit hours of post-secondary courses but have not yet completed a degree.

The Lead Coach will manage the Finish What You Started coach, when hired, and will create and implement 21st century student success strategies for the coaching team. The Lead Coach will coach a cohort of students to achieve their academic and career goals. The Lead Coach will ensure that COSI Finish What You Started scholarship recipients comply with the requirements of the program. The Lead Coach will provide guidance and support via a variety of initiatives including personal coaching, academic mentoring, group facilitation, and referrals to other on and off campus resources.

This is a grant funded assignment with a projected end date on or before June 30, 2025.

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. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. 
  • Two years of professional level experience in advising, academic counseling, social services, teaching or student services.  Professional level experience is defined by the Colorado Division of Human Resources.
  • Two years of staff supervision experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Two years of professional level experience working in a higher education setting with adult students.
  • Demonstrated experience in recruitment, or other closely related area, preferably in a higher education setting. 
  • Demonstrated experience working with financial aid, enrollment, or other student service processes at a college or university.
  • Demonstrated experience using an enrollment and advising system (such as Banner or EAB), a learning management system (such as D2L), or similar student/client information system.
  • Demonstrated experience in public speaking, teaching, facilitating workshops, or small group facilitation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in program evaluation, analysis, and data collection.

Salary range is firm $46,000.00 to $50,000.00 annual gross.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 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 

  • Oversee the provision of regular one-on-one and small group coaching for cohorts of 300 COSI Finish What You Started scholarship recipients to facilitate academic success in college and provide direct support to scholarship recipients. Communicate with faculty concerning students’ academic progress. Connect students to college resources. Ensure students comply with COSI Finish What You Started requirements.
  • Evaluate the COSI Finish What You Started program, including disaggregated data collection and analysis of key measurements of the COSI success program grant. Manage the COSI Finish What You Started coach.
  • Develop and coordinate group-mentoring initiatives to provide academic, personal, and career enrichment activities, such as welcome events, team building, and service learning.

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.
  • Ability to cultivate new relationships with community stakeholders and to maximize synergies that exist with current partnerships.
  • Ability to manage program caseload with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to prepare reports regarding work and impact.
  • Utilize a case management model to provide the assistance needed for students to complete academic goals at PPCC.
  • Knowledge of and ability to make proper referrals to students for college programming and support services.
  • Guide students to become their own advocates in achieving educational goals by referring them to institutional Student Success resources.
  • Coach students on academic success strategies.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other department staff.
  • Apply strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with students, staff, faculty, and community members.
  • Mentor student cohorts in a classroom environment to advance student retention.
  • Assist students on financial literacy, FAFSA compliance, and scholarship opportunities. Assist students to develop and comply with their student success contract agreement. Apply knowledge of financial aid and financial aid referral needs and scholarship searches.
  • Understand and display the concepts of diversity and multiculturalism and their application in the workplace.
  • Work collaboratively and efficiently with the Foundation office on student success.
  • Employ efficient organizational skills and work under deadlines to achieve strategic goals.
  • Occasional weekend work may be required to support student and department needs.

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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