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Achieving Success through Accelerated Pathways (ASAP) Program Coordinator

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POSITION TITLE:           (Achieving Success through Accelerated Pathways) ASAP Program Coordinator  

POSITION STATUS:        Exempt  

REPORTS TO:                  Dean of Students

SUPERVISES:                  Case Manager, ASAP

POSITION SUMMARY:  

The Achieving Success through Accelerated Pathways (ASAP) seeks to provide access to better employment services for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. The SNAP Employment and Training Program (SNAP E&T) is a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service.  The SNAP E&T program was established to help SNAP recipients gain the skills, training, work and experience to increase self-sufficiency through better jobs and reduce the need for SNAP.  The Program Coordinator will connect participants to services such as advising, case management, executive functioning skill development, basic skills development, and career planning, and placement services, while assisting students with enrollment in short-term certificate or career-oriented degree programs.  This position will provide leadership for this new program.

Note: This is a grant funded position sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, pilot and implement the Achieving Success through Pathways (ASAP) program at CCA.
  • Coordinate support services for SNAP E&T students such as advising, case management, executive functioning skill development, basic skills development and career planning and placement services. 
  • Implement a comprehensive outreach plan, including outreach to current CCA students; referrals from partner agencies and community-based agency partners; and general community outreach and promotion. The outreach plan shall include promotional materials, events, and organization referral relationships.
  • Ensure compliance with all Federal and state policies and procedures.
  • Partner with Equity and Inclusion office to foster equity, diversity, and inclusive excellence across campus.
  • Develop and maintain an application process in which participants shall be determined eligible for the ASAP program based on specific criteria. 
  • Provide orientation and register participants in the program individually or in groups.
  • Provide reports as per the grant.
  • Conduct a comprehensive needs assessment for each participant using the college’s standard assessment and planning tools, including identifying the participant’s career and academic goals and family and support service needs.
  • Assist each participant in selecting an academic and career pathway aligned with their career and academic goals and create an associated academic plan.
  • Ensure that SNAP recipients enrolled in the ASAP program complete a basic skills, degree or certificate program, enter employment and retain employment at least 90 days post placement.
  • Develop and implement peer support networks and critical skills development workshops.
  • Manage assessment processes for the ASAP program.
  • Manage reporting process with Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) including submitting monthly financial invoices, monthly effort reports and monthly eligibility verifications.
  • Keep office hours for the program and respond to student, faculty, and community questions and requests.
  • Maintain records of student enrollment, attendance and testing, and related paper files.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff and community members of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and as a team leader
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed
  • Ability to drive between campuses as needed
  • Ability to be self-motivated

Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: (In order to advance in this search process, your resume must demonstrate that you meet all of the following required qualifications)

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 2 years' experience with in human services or knowledge of community resources
  • Demonstrated ability to work with community partners

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in human service, education, or related field
  • Experience managing a program, a project, or a business
  • Progressive leadership experience working in human services or related field
  • Experience working with underserved populations, low-income individuals, or those experiencing food insecurities.
  • Experience working in a community college, including familiarity with administrative and instructional practices and procedures
  • Experience working with community based organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Familiarity with Banner student information system or a related system
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish speaking)

Salary Range:  Anticipated salary range is in the mid $40’s to $50,000 depending on experience and education. CCA offers an excellent benefit plan. Leave and holiday benefits are also included. For more information on the insurance benefits, click on the following link:  Benefits

Deadline to Submit Application Material: A review of applications will begin on November 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  This position will remain posted until the position is filled.  

Application Process: When submitting your application material, please include an unofficial copy of your college transcripts showing the highest degree achieved.

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at HR@ccaurora.edu 

By submitting an application for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.

The Federal Clery Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the CCA website at the Student Right to Know page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the College Security Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Community College of Aurora, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campuses.

Notice to all Applicants:

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.
  • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
  • Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.
  • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.
  • CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit the COPERA web page.
  • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.

Community College of Aurora Inclusive Excellence Statement:

You matter. You are valued. You belong. CCA is a community that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through Inclusive Excellence. We can only achieve this together.

CCA embraces Inclusive Excellence because we want our students, staff, and faculty to learn and contribute within an inclusive environment. This means members of our College community will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of engagement. Inclusive Excellence will provide a foundation for student and institutional success.

For more information on CCA’s commitment to Inclusive Excellence please visit the Inclusive Excellence page.

Non-Discrimination Statement: The Community College of Aurora prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment that violates federal or state law, Board Policy 3-120 or Board Policy 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion or sexual orientation. The College complies with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; Executive Order 11246, and sections 24-34-301, C.R.S. et seq.

For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at Cindy.Hesse@CCAurora.edu.

CCA Mission: "The Community College of Aurora serves our diverse community by providing high quality instruction and support services to prepare students for transfer and employment."

Vision:  We aspire to be the college where every student succeeds.

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