Location: Baltimore, MD Category: Professional & Administrative Posted On: Fri Apr 10 2020 Job Description:
This position ensures the successful operation of the college for all students at one state prison and is responsible for projects supporting all GPEP students, including managing student records, registration, and admissions while providing academic advising for GPEP undergraduates. This is an exciting opportunity to join a national leader in higher education in prison, and work with a high performing team offering an excellent liberal arts education to more than 130 men and women in prison.
We seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done, even in the face of persistent obstacles. The ideal candidate will have meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills to aid them in coordinating logistics; resilience and persistence to develop strong relationships and maintain effective communication and collaboration with partners; a strategic approach to planning that ensures smooth implementation of complex projects; and a foundation in pedagogy to provide excellent academic advising. The candidate gets results in a fast-paced and dynamic environment while balancing a significant workload.
This position is based at Goucher's campus in Towson, Maryland but includes weekly on-site coordination and office hours at the prisons, located in Jessup, MD, two half-days or more each week. Work hours include several weekday evenings each week as well as occasional weekend hours. Though each day may feel different, the Site Director and Student Records Manager will spend the majority of time focused on the following responsibilities:
Ensuring all class meetings, student sessions, study halls, college events, etc. at one of the two prisons GPEP operates in take place on time with all needed students, faculty, staff, and materials present. The SDSRM should expect to invest significant time and capacity to ensuring the college operates smoothly and consistently and that persistent obstacles are overcome. This is a primary objective and significant responsibility of this role.
Record keeping and data collection for all GPEP students (both facilities), including:
Ensuring accurate and up to date enrollments for all GPEP students from registration to the conclusion of the semester;
Ensuring students, academic advisors, etc. have the tools and information necessary to accurately assess each student's progress towards their degree;
Facilitating communication with GPEP students including grades, progress reports, and transcripts.
Collecting and providing data to other campus offices and external partners as needed.
Coordinating GPEP's registration and admissions processes across both prison facilities, as well as specific student meetings and college events. The SDSRM follows GPEP's existing practices to 1) manage registration and course changes for all students and 2) schedule and coordinate complex timelines that result in a smooth experience for prospective students and the acceptance of strong cohorts of new students.
Managing the acquisition, inventory, clearance and distribution for course materials, with the goal of at least 70% obtained via donations. The SDSRM typically manages this for GPEP students at one prison.
Manages all GPEP student participation in the Second Chance Pell Grant Pilot. This includes, but is not limited to:
Conducting advising and workshops (building on existing materials and structures) to educate college students about Pell Grants;
Identifying, evaluating, and implementing options to resolve barriers preventing students from accessing federal aid;
Ensuring all individual and site-wide paperwork and reporting is accurate, complete, and submitted on time.
Serves as an academic advisor for a subset of Goucher students enrolled through GPEP.
Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor's degree (advanced degrees welcome) and have at least three years of professional experience. Strong project management, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and pedagogy to provide excellent academic advising are musts. This is not a teaching position, though candidates with experience with academic advising and college-level teaching are encouraged to apply.
Candidates should have proficiency using the Microsoft suite, Google Drive and Google Forms, at least two years of experience on a state-issued driver's license, reliable access to transportation, and the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. The successful candidate will be subject to a background check and driving records check as a condition of employment. The ability to obtain and maintain clearance at the prisons is a necessary condition of employment.
Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.
To learn more about GPEP, visit https://www.goucher.edu/GPEP
Internal Number: 122180
About Goucher College
Among the 40 Colleges That Change Lives, and ranked first in the nation for study abroad programs by U.S. News & World Report, Goucher is a selective, liberal arts college located 20 minutes north of Baltimore, MD. Goucher enrolls approximately 1,500 undergraduates, 84% of whom live on campus, and 1,200 graduate students. At Goucher, we’re redefining the meaning of a liberal arts education in order to help our students prepare for the jobs of the future. Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.