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Human Resource Services

COSI Grant Program Specialist Coach

Apply now Tracking Code: 40229
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Professional/Technical
Salary: $42,239 to $43,506 annual gross

The COSI Grant Program Specialist Coach will assist with the development, implementation, and evaluation of activities designed to support the academic success of COSI scholarship recipients. This position will coach a cohort of students to achieve their academic and career goals. The coach will ensure that COSI scholarship recipients comply with the requirements of the scholarship. The 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. The coach will employ principles of High Impact Practices in their work and will direct students to High Impact Learning opportunities.

This is a grant funded assignment with a projected end date on or before June 30, 2024.

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 experience in academic advising, counseling, social services, teaching or student services.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Two years of professional experience working in a higher education setting with college students.
  • 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.

Professional level experience is defined by the Colorado Division of Human Resources: A position that involves the exercise of discretion, analytical skill, judgment, personal accountability, and responsibility for creating, developing, integrating, applying, or sharing an organized body of knowledge.  Colorado revised statute (C.R.S. 24-50-135(1) allows colleges to exempt positions from the State Personnel Classified System that are determined to be professional level work.

Salary range is firm $42,239.00 to $43,506.00 annual gross.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on July 20, 2022.  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 

  • Provide regular one-on-one and small group coaching for a cohort of 150 COSI scholarship recipients to facilitate academic success in college. Communicate with faculty concerning students’ academic progress. Connect students to college resources.
  • Develop and coordinate group-mentoring initiatives to provide academic, personal, and career enrichment activities, such as welcome events, team building, and service learning.
  • Ensure students comply with COSI scholarship requirements.
  • Assist with the overall evaluation of the program including disaggregated data collection and analysis of key measurements of the COSI success program grant.

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 manage program caseload with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to prepare reports regarding work and impact.
  • Utilize a case management model to provide 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.

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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