Project Coordinator Position Description
Project IMPACT Kompass Program

.5 FTE (half-time)

Position Overview

The person hired into this position will become part of a team of people who execute Project IMPACT, a best-practice suite of programs aimed at recruiting and retaining diverse and/or first-generation youth, especially in the disciplines of business, engineering, and agriculture.  The Project IMPACT Kompass Program is a three-day summer orientation program for 100 freshmen who will be matriculating into the university, largely in the target disciplines.  The Coordinator will help to plan, implement, and evaluate the orientation program, as well as follow the 100 program participants throughout the freshman year.  The position is a half-time, term position reporting to the Associate Provost for Diversity or her designee.  The salary range is $15,000 - $17,500 plus benefits per annum. 

  • Plan, implement, and help to evaluate the Kompass three-day summer orientation program. 
  • Plan and implement monthly academic support and retention programs for program participants. 
  • Hire, train, and supervise peer mentors. 
  • Meet individually with all students earning less than a 2.0 in the fall semester to develop IAP's - individual academic plans. 
  • Monitor the cohort of program participants closely for the purposes of early intervention.
  • Maintain the participant database and generate required statistics. 
  • Draft quarterly activity and outcome reports. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications for the position include:

  • A Bachelor's degree 
  • Experience working with historically under-represented student populations 
  • A valid Driver's license and reliable transportation 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Familiarity with PowerPoint and social media communication strategies 
  • Familiarity with Excel or other spreadsheet applications 
  • Familiarity with basic statistical functions using SPSS or any other comparable statistical package 
  • Excellent character
Desired qualifications include:
  • Involvement in a student success program 
  • Training as a peer mentor 
  • A Master's degree
Application Process

To apply, please submit a letter of interest addressing the qualifications sought for in applicants, an updated resume or curriculum vita, and contact information for three work-related references.  Application materials should be sent as a PDF to: Mirta Chavez, Office of Diversity,  The application deadline is Monday, July 14, 2014.  For more information, please call (785) 532-6276.