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Higher Education Coordinator

Gardnerville, United States

Position Title

Higher Education Coordinator

Job Type

Full-Time

Classification

Non-Exempt

Grade

NE14 (23.89 - 33.45)

Department

TANF Education

Supervisor

Position Summary

Under direct supervision, the Higher Education Coordinator is responsible for researching, collecting and disseminating information, and advising Washoe Native TANF Program (WNTP) participants and Washoe Tribal Members on higher education opportunities. Coordinates outreach and develops partnerships with local schools, educational programs, and scholarship providers. Processes, tracks, and maintains Washoe Tribal Scholarship programs and outcomes. Has knowledge of and follows the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field; or equivalent combination of education and 4 years of experience.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty-days (30) of employment.

  • Must be able to be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

  • Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Establishes relationships and collaborates with higher educational programs, colleges, vocational schools, military and apprenticeship programs and their staff to provide opportunities to WNTP participants and Washoe Tribal members.

  • Researches and provides guidance on local, regional, national scholarships, academic fellowships, and assistantships that WNTP participants and Washoe Tribal Members may be eligible for, based on their unique backgrounds, experiences, academic interests, and career goals.

  • Provides higher education guidance and outreach to WNTP participants and Washoe Tribal members.

  • Develops and conducts special subject workshops (e.g. financial aid, college application completion, vocational selection) and corresponding job shadowing with the Education Department’s Pre-College Advisors.

  • Responsible for planning and execution of special events including annual Washoe Tribe Youth Conferences, Career and College Fairs, Washoe Paiute Shoshone (Wa-Pai-Shone) and tours of colleges and vocational schools.

  • Manages awarded or denied Washoe Tribal scholarship applicants and provides scholarship outreach to qualified tribal members.

  • Maintains data tracking systems for recipients of Higher Education and Vocational Training scholarships.

  • Assembles scholarship applications and coordinates their review process.

  • Determines scholarship recipient’s eligibility through Financial Aid Offices and/or Vocational programs.

  • Processes tuition payments and incentive awards for students.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field; or equivalent combination of education and 4 years of experience.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty-days (30) of employment.

  • Must be able to be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

  • Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee occasionally is required to stand; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment
  • Work is generally performed in an office setting with a moderate noise level.