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Program Coordinator - Pathways for Single Mothers

Coconino Community College

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Program Coordinator - Pathways for Single Mothers


Full Job Description

Position Summary


In collaboration with the Women’s Foundation of the State of Arizona, Coconino Community College seeks to hire two (2) Program Coordinators to support the Pathways for Single Mothers program in Northern Arizona. This grant-funded program is designed to offer wrap-around services and financial support to single mothers interested in technical education and non-traditional career industries. The Program Coordinators promote, recruit and facilitate the onboarding of participants in collaboration with Coconino Community College and other colleges/universities located in Northern Arizona, local government agencies, nonprofit partners and industry leaders. Regularly connect with participants to address support service needs and implement programmatic improvements in collaboration with partners and research evaluation efforts. This is a temporary full-time, benefits eligible position funded 100% through a Women’s Foundation of the State of Arizona (WFSA) grant. The grant is scheduled to conclude on July 31, 2023. The positions report directly to the Vice President of Student Services and will regularly collaborate with the WFSA and various local and state agencies.


About Coconino Community College

Coconino Community College (CCC) was established in Flagstaff, Arizona in 1991 and serves all of Coconino County, spanning an immense 18,661 square-mile area. Bordered on the north by the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell and on the south by the red rocks of Sedona, Coconino County is home to 150,000 residents and the ancestral lands of several tribal nations. At an elevation of 7,000 feet, Flagstaff (the county seat and home to Northern Arizona University) is surrounded by one of the world’s largest ponderosa pine forests and offers four beautiful seasons with mild weather in the summer and lots of sunshine in the winter. Flagstaff is the perfect mix of small-town charm, western pioneer history, and outdoor adventure opportunities such as cross-country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, water sports, camping, and endless hiking trails.

Salary & Benefits at a Glance

  • Full Salary Range: $47,602 - $70,452 annually
  • Anticipated Hiring Range: $47,602 - $59,027 annually - depending on qualifications
  • Cafeteria Plan: In addition to the base compensation, benefits-eligible employees receive an extra $5,640 per year to put toward benefit costs or to be used as additional take-home pay
  • Paid Holidays: 21 (including a full week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day and over Spring Break)
  • Vacation & Sick Leave: Approximately 12.36 paid vacation days and 8.67 paid sick leave days annually. Accrual increases after 3 years of continuous employment.

Health Insurance and Other Coverage: see https://www.coconino.edu/benefits/full-time-benefits

Coconino Community College Diversity Statement
Coconino Community College recognizes and respects diversity and the value it brings to our communities. We appreciate and welcome cultures, identities, beliefs, experiences and all that makes us unique. CCC champions and takes action to build an inclusive work and learning environment. We are allies and advocates, navigating respectful dialogue about our shared humanity.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Oversees and administers all facets of the day-to-day operations of the program and activities related to the position.
  • Coordinates and implements recruitment and outreach activities to increase enrollment in the Pathways program.
  • Regularly meet with the participant cohorts.
  • Represents the program to both internal and external constituencies with respect to program implementation and operational matters.
  • Provides and/or coordinates the provision of technical guidance, consultation, related support to participants within the area of program focus; provides day-to-day problem solving as necessary on day-to-day program related needs and issues.
  • Creates, produces, and delivers a range of promotional and informational presentations, and/or resource materials related to program activities and initiatives.
  • Participates in the collection, compilation, and analysis of program activity data to include narrative program reports and evaluations.
  • Identifies opportunities to enhance program operations in order to achieve greater efficiencies and effectiveness and to fulfill program objectives outlined within the grant.
  • Maintains a variety of electronic files and/or records (e.g., college & career technical readiness; grant information, etc.) for the purpose of providing up-to-date reference and complying with program and grant guidelines.
  • Participates in meetings, workshops, trainings, and seminars/webinars for the purpose of program sustainability, participant recruitment and retention, partner collaboration and/or gathering information required for program functions.
  • Attend team and program meetings.
  • Provides administrative support for CCC events and meetings, when applicable.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Case Management Responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of participant cases.
  • Meet with participants on a regular basis and assist with referral support to on-campus and community resources.
  • Help to manage participant needs and services in areas such as crisis management, mental health, child care, and barrier removals.
  • Work with participants to create an education and career plan.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Specific Job Skills:

The minimum specific job skills needed to perform this position include:

  • Knowledge of MS Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Forms) and WordPress or similar software.
  • Commitment to women’s issues, and a strong desire to work in a non-profit setting and to have an impact on the lives of women regardless of age.
  • Ability to determine informational needs, to collect and analyze information for use in reporting.
  • Ability to plan, manage and implement program needs and demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Ability to develop and deliver both oral and written presentations.
  • Ability to use independent judgement and to manage and impart information to a range of participants and/or collaborative partners.
  • Ability to make administrative /procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to learn and understand educational organizations and processes.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural collegial environment.


Minimum Qualifications 
  • Bachelor degree and three (3) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified in a relevant field, such as health, grants, or social services.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Willing to bring expertise from personal lived experience to support and build social capital among single mother participants and their children.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
  • Proven ability to be a self-starter, interest in program development in areas relevant to CCC’s work, and initiative to build collaborations with our non-profit partners and donors.
  • Grant funded work experience.
  • Bilingual in Spanish-English or fluency in language of one or more local tribal groups (Diné [Navajo], Hopi, Paiute, Havasupai, Hualapai, Apache, Yavapai, etc.). 

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