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Assistant Coordinator of Open Door Project

Tidewater Community College

Portsmouth, VA
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Assistant Coordinator of Open Door Project

Assistant Coordinator of Open Door Project

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Review of application materials will commence April 25, 2017 and continue until filled. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted with the application; however, no offer of employment will be made prior to official transcripts being provided to the college.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Type Administrative/Professional Faculty
Role Title Assistant Coordinator of Open Door Project
Position Working Title Assistant Coordinator of Open Door Project
Pay Band
Position Number GA710
Full or Part Time Full Time
Recruitment Type General Public – G
Location Portsmouth
Position End Date (if temporary)

Job Description Information

Job Posting Number FT00328
Job Description Summary

Tidewater Community College invites applications for a grant-funded, full-time, faculty administrator position.

The Assistant Coordinator oversees and manages the day-to-day operations of the Open Door Project/TRiO, Student Support Services Program on the Portsmouth Campus. The incumbent provides academic support services, supervises assigned staff, and plans and implements activities as described in the grant application. This is a federally funded grant awarded to Tidewater Community College for a one-year period and may be renewed annually for an additional three years. The Assistant Coordinator reports to the project Director.


1. Assist the Director with the development and administration of the project.
2. Coordinate, implement, and evaluate all program activities to include the following: summer bridge, new student orientations, cultural development, college visits, and awards and recognition.
3. Supervise assigned staff and student assistants.
4. Maintain student records and manage an Access database that generates required annual performance reports.
5. Communicate with internal and external stakeholders to convey the purpose, objectives, and performance outcomes of the grant (e.g., U.S. Department of Education, faculty, staff, students, Portsmouth Campus Provost, and state, regional, and national associations).

6. Coordinate the learning assistance component of the grant.
7. Identify, recruit, and select eligible participants in accordance with federal TRiO guidelines.
8. Provide academic and career advising to ensure students are progressing toward degree and/or certificate completion.
9. Assist students in completing the FAFSA and provide financial aid and financial literacy information with the purpose of ensuring continued college attendance until the student’s educational goals are achieved.
10. Assess and prescribe an education plan for each program participant and implement intervention strategies in response to student needs.
11. Evening and weekend hours plus travel to various campuses and other locations, as needed.
12. Other duties as assigned by the project Director.

Required Qualifications

1. Extensive experience working with at-risk students in TRiO or similar program.
2. Experience designing, managing, and implementing TRiO or similar program for at-risk students.
3. Proven ability to work with diverse student population.
4. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to both internal and external constituencies using both oral and written skills.
5. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
6. Demonstrated ability to administer assessment instruments and evaluate their results.
7. Demonstrated ability to use computer software to include database development and management, spreadsheets, word processing, presentation, surveys, and social media.
8. Demonstrated awareness of the concepts of student development services in the “open door” comprehensive community college and the philosophy of programs for the disadvantaged.
9. Ability to interpret and apply college policies and procedures.
10. Master’s degree in guidance and counseling, education, social work, psychology or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications

As delineated in the Required Qualifications section.

Work Schedule


Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

Tidewater Community College is an EEO/AA employer and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The college actively encourages applications by and nominations of qualified minorities, women, disabled persons, and older individuals.

E-Verify Statement

After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Tidewater Community College uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

Open Date 03/24/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Hiring Range Anticipated $54,961 - $60,000, commensurate w/ experience.
Salary Information

Actual salary will be determined based on individual qualifications and experience with consideration for internal alignment factors. The college offers an excellent benefits package. FUNDING STATUS – this is a full-time grant funded position.

Additional Information This position requires satisfactory completion of background checks prior to employment. This position is contingent upon availability of funding.
Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of application materials will commence April 25, 2017 and continue until filled.

Unofficial transcripts will be accepted with the application; however, no offer of employment will be made prior to official transcripts being provided to the college.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  2. Unofficial Transcripts 3

Supplemental Questions

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