When the Young Scholars Academy (YSA) MOU between Kenton County Schools and NKU was established, it was written into the agreement and handbook that NKU would be providing a coordinator to manage the YSA and to be a liaison to the staff member hired by Kenton County. Since this is the summer before the inaugural cohort of the YSA begins, it will be essential to have someone in this role to ensure that the program gets off the ground and is running smoothly by the time students begin classes this fall.
Primary Responsibilities :
This position serves as coordinator for academic support for the Young Scholars Academy, working with Learning PLUS, UCAP, Academic Advising, and other campus offices to ensure student success.
Additionally, this person will:
Serve as the content expert for the Young Scholars Academy
Serve as a liaison for Kenton County School's Support Staff
Aid the KCSD Support Staff's advisement of students by reviewing notes and advising as needed, and connect with Kenton County Schools on progress within the YSA from the NKU perspective
Manage documents and outreach related to: recruitment for the YSA program, YSA application collection, YSA application processing, and YSA registration. Additionally, this role will work collaboratively with the Kenton County contact to schedule parent nights and individual meetings, application collection, and troubleshoot any school- or student-specific issues. Based on the severity of incoming issues, escalation to the Assistant Director may be required
Run the YSA orientation in August
Lead coordinated care efforts for YSA students involving academic and co-curricular programming
During the summer months, other NKU dual credit staff are working on other local- and state-wide initiatives, so this person will be responsible for all YSA-related tasks
Master’s degree with a minimum of two years of high school counseling or academic advising experience in a higher education setting.
Preferred qualifications are a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling, Communication, Education, or other academic discipline with experience in counseling or academic advising. Additionally, candidates should demonstrate the ability to articulate an understanding of student development theory, experience working with diverse and underrepresented student populations.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and exceptional communication skills are required. Ability to work with diverse populations, strong teamwork skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks are also required.
All applicants must complete an online faculty application and electronically attach resume, cover letter, and a minimum of three references.
Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to undergo a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Minimum Education: Master's Degree
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