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Job No: 516401
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois
Title: Program Coordinator, First Star Illinois State University Academy
Division Name: Academic Affairs
Department: School of Social Work
Campus Location: Normal, IL
First Star is a four-year college prep program that hosts up to 12 high school foster youth for monthly Saturday sessions and a two-week summer residential experience on the Illinois State University campus. First Star Illinois State University Academy aims to prepare Scholars for successful matriculation into 2- or 4-year colleges and universities.
During the Summer Immersion Program, June 4-18, 2023, the Program Coordinator is required to reside in the residential hall; The primary duty is to manage and oversee day-to-day operations while supervising staff and scholars.
The Program Coordinator must be available on the following dates:
Summer staff trainings: Wednesday, May 17th through Friday, May 19th
Scholar/Caregiver summer orientation: Saturday, May 20, 2023
Scholar move-in: Sunday, June 4, 2023
Awards ceremony/Scholar move-out: Sunday, June 18, 2023
The Program Coordinator is responsible for implementing the First Star Academy program at Illinois State University. Responsibilities of the Program Coordinator include Scholar outreach, assist with staff recruitment and staff training, and planning the Summer Immersion Program. During the Summer Immersion Program, the Program Coordinator’s primary duty is to manage and oversee day-to-day operations while supervising staff and scholars. The Program Coordinator is also responsible for working with the leadership team to create a detailed program timeline, student reporting and monitoring, and program assessment.
1. Master’s degree in social work, counseling, education, family and consumer sciences or a related field.
2. Interpersonal skills to interact effectively with executive leaders, faculty, staff, students, caregivers, and community members. Ability to work with a diverse population including, communicating with people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, socio-economic, educational levels. Also, effective in communicating in individual or large group settings, as well as from subordinate staff to senior and executive level administrators.
3. Strong written and oral communication skills.
4. Knowledge of school and community programs; including college admissions requirements.
5. Skills in managing (supervising) staff and volunteers.
6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other staff members, subordinates and other constituents.
7. Ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously and adjust workload as necessary.
8. Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction.
9. Demonstrated background working with the K-12 youth population.
(experience with high school aged foster youth preferred)
10. Ability to use a computer and working knowledge of Microsoft, Excel, and Word.
11. Experience and expertise with youth development and parent support programming.
12. Understanding of the issues that lead to out of home placements and the impact it may have on youth.
13. Demonstrated experience handling discipline issues.
Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Remain at a workstation for extended periods
2. Move about in various locations on and off campus as needed to complete day-to-day work
3. Effectively communicate on a daily basis
April or May 2023
Resume / C.V.
PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"
Initial application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted.
Please prepare in advance separate documents representing a cover letter, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), and resume/C.V. to attach to this application.
Stacey Wiggins, Academy Director
This position is subject to a criminal background investigation based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
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