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Program Coordinator

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Position Type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: AANAPISI
Pay Grade: 29
Date opened: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

General Summary: 

The Asian American Student Success Program will integrate the educational, cultural, and linguistic expertise of faculty, staff, students, families, and local communities to build, assess, and sustain an ongoing, holistic program of activities, services, and research to achieve two specific goals: 1) increased college access for low-income, first-generation, and other traditionally under-represented Asian American students, and 2) increased retention, persistence, course completion, and graduation rates for these students. The Program Coordinator will work closely with the Associate Director to develop and execute college access and peer mentoring programming for the Asian American first generation, refugee and immigrant students at UMass Boston. They will also provide college success coaching for students and logistical support for program activities and events.

Examples of Duties: 

  • Assist the Associate Director in the planning, development and implementation of all program activities to ensure that program objectives are being met and that the program is in compliance with federal and funding resource rules and regulations, including but not limited to handling logistics for information sessions, career seminars and other events; keeping the program website pages up-to-date with simple script entries; and producing periodic newsletters and brochures; 
  • Assist the Associate Director in the preparation and submission of, evaluation, and fiscal reports to UMass Boston
    administration, funders, and other relevant parties;
  • Assist the Associate Director in the development and maintenance of program databases and supervise the ongoing
    collection of appropriate data for the purposes of evaluation;
  • Assist the Associate Director in monitoring the progress of Asian American students and connecting them to
    opportunities and services that will enhance their success;
  • Provide coaching regarding academic progress and concerns, course selection and completion, and graduation
    requirements
  • Inform students of the community resources on campus & off campus to support them with their educational
    success

    Provide resources and referrals to various University services such as the Ross Center for Disability Services,
    Center for Academic Excellence, Financial Aid, University Counseling Center

  • Create and implement a peer mentoring program to provide incoming students with a social-emotional support and connections to on-campus resources and opportunities
  • Coordinate college a access outreach to target schools and community organizations

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Asian American Studies, or related field
  • At least 2 years of experience working directly with low-income first-generation college students from immigrant and/or refugee
    backgrounds
  • Familiarity with AANAPISI programming and/or Minority Serving Institutions
  • Bilingual skills, particularly in Cantonese, Mandarin, or Vietnamese, preferred

Application Instructions: 

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.

Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date. 

Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting.  All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Salary Ranges for the appropriate Pay Grade can be found at the following link: 

Grade: 29 

Salary Ranges

This is an exempt union position. This is a grant funded position with a current end date of 9/30/2025, subject to renewal contingent on funding and university needs. 

All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to confirm proof of their vaccination status. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons.

Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated and to confirm proof of their vaccination status. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons. Regardless of vaccination status, you must wear a face covering in public indoor spaces on campus.

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