Program Coordinator at The Ohio State University

Program Coordinator at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
August 12, 2019
Location of Position

Cleveland, OH

Company Summary

For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry is the fourth largest public dental school in the United States and it is the only public dental school in Ohio. The college is divided into ten divisions with all major ADA-recognized dental specialties represented. The College has approximately 600 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs.

The Ohio State University is proud to be a premier employer that provides an exceptional total rewards package including medical, dental, vision and many other “hidden” benefits. Our competitive benefits package is offered to all eligible faculty and staff in order to attract, develop and retain top performers eager to share their talent, time and success. Our benefits support your health and financial goals and include not only health insurance, but also generous state retirement, tuition assistance for our employees and their dependents, wellness initiatives, and much more. Please visit for detailed information. Be your best at The Ohio State University!

Duties and Responsibilities

The Program Coordinator will meet twice per month with each YSP student through the individual, group, and/or classroom advisement process and maintain detailed notes of action steps for each meeting; Track, monitor, and evaluate the academic progress (e.g., course selections, grades, school attendance, etc.) and school attendance of each YSP student by reviewing mid-term and semester grades, prescribing appropriate remedial action (if necessary) and working with appropriate school counselors and/or teachers to ensure good academic standing; develop individualized comprehensive academic plans aligned with OSU admissions standards; assist YSP students with selecting courses consistent with their comprehensive academic plan; maintain strong filing and record keeping system for each YSP student; assist with collecting and interpreting key progress and outcome variables to evaluate the effectiveness of YSP; assist with organizing and providing support for special initiatives and events designed at targeted site and at The Ohio State University; work with campus and off-campus stakeholders to offer special programming outside school setting and hours; educate YSP students and their families about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing; visit middle schools to meet with students to promote college awareness and preparation; coordinate regional hands-on programming and informational sessions for middle school students; visit middle school classrooms, assemblies, and club meetings to promote YSP and college preparation; represent YSP, as requested by the YSP director and/or senior ODI administration, to potential supporters and other interested parties at targeted school district; build and maintain a supportive relationship with each YSP student starting high school through their college graduation; represent and negotiate on behalf of the YSP student and the parent in the event problems or disputes arise in the areas of academic standing, probation or expulsion, etc; assists with writing and submitting proposals to funding agencies; and attend all mandatory meetings and recommended professional development; and work with closely with YSP leadership to identify any needed vendors, process paperwork, and connect with prospective stakeholders. Possibility exists for additional compensation for summer duties.

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; 3-5 years direct work exp with low-income and urban students at the secondary and/or post-secondary level; demonstrative outcomes working with low-income, urban students for college success; knowledge of practices working with urban, low-income students; excellent interpersonal, written, verbal, and presentation skills; knowledge of issues and trends in preK-12 urban and higher education; commitment to prof growth; strong collaborative work style and ethic; computer and tech skills; excellent organizational skills and ability to identify strategic processes and form professional relationships with a wide range of stakeholders; familiarity with opportunities and resources that could advance YSP in the school district and local community.

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.