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Administration and Student Records Manager|
The Goucher Prison Education Partnership (http://www.goucher.edu/GPEP), based in Towson and Jessup, Maryland (just outside of Baltimore), is accepting applications for an administration and student records manager (ASRM). If you have a commitment to building a more equitable world and a belief that all people deserve access to a quality education, we would like to hear from you! The ASRM must have meticulous attention to detail and strong organization to aid them in coordinating logistics, resilience and persistence in collaborating to develop strong working relationships and maintain effective communication with key partners, a strategic approach to planning that ensures site visits run smoothly, an orientation geared towards results in guiding students through participation in the Second Chance Pell Grant Pilot, and a foundation in pedagogy to provide excellent academic advising.
We are seeking 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 has experienced success pursuing higher education, excels in relationship building, manages multiple ongoing complex projects, and gets results in a fast-paced and unpredictable environment while balancing a significant workload.
Though each day may feel different, the ASRM will spend the majority of their time focused on the following responsibilities:
Logistics: The ASRM coordinates specific logistics related to the operation of the college in the prisons. This includes, but is not limited to:
• Ensuring all class meetings, student sessions, study halls, college events, etc. take place on time as scheduled with all needed students and/or prospective students present.
• Managing and resolving challenges in real time as they arise including those impacting classes, student sessions, study hall, and other college events are taking place;
• Coordinating GPEP’s admissions process, as well as specific student meetings and college events. The ASRM follows GPEP’s existing practices to schedule and coordinate complex timelines that result in a smooth experience for prospective students and the acceptance of strong cohorts of new students.
• Record keeping and data collection, including:
o Ensuring accurate and up to date enrollments for all GPEP students from registration to the conclusion of the semester;
o Ensuring key stakeholders (students, academic advisors, etc.) have the tools and information necessary to accurately assess each student’s progress towards their degree and academic standing;
o Collecting and providing needed statistics and data to other campus offices and external partners; etc.
Communication: The ASRM plans and manages communication with specific GPEP partners to strengthen relationships while realizing key goals. This includes utilizing, refining, and managing existing practices for communication to ensure GPEP students and prospective students have necessary information (such as grades, academic progress surveys, announcements, etc.) and instructions (for course evaluations, book sign outs, etc.).
Site Visits: The ASRM ensures site visits for stakeholders meet key goals through complex coordination to establish appropriate schedules, necessary approvals, and the participation of essential partners.
Academic Advising: The ASRM serves as an academic advisor for a subset of Goucher students enrolled through GPEP.
Second Chance Pell Grant Pilot: The ASRM manages student participation in the Second Chance Pell Grant Pilot. This includes, but is not limited to:
• Effectively implementing, and building on, existing practices to educate students (who are primarily the first in their family to attend college) about their participation in the Pilot;
• Identifying, evaluating, and implementing options to resolve removable barriers preventing students from accessing federal aid;
• Maintaining and refining existing systems for students to navigate barriers;
• Ensuring all individual and site-wide paperwork and reporting is accurate, complete, and submitted on time; etc.
Qualifications & Requirements
Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree (advanced degrees welcome) and have at least two years of professional experience that includes a strong foundation in pedagogy to provide excellent academic advising. Candidates who have experience working in academic tutoring, academic advising, and/or college-level teaching are encouraged to apply.
Candidates should have proficiency using the Microsoft suite and googledrive, at least two years of experience on a state-issued driver’s license, the ability to lift and carry up to 35 pounds, and have reliable access to transportation. The successful candidate will be subject to a background check and driving records check as a condition of employment. Given the job responsibilities, the ability to obtain and maintain clearance at the prisons will also be a necessary condition of employment. This position includes weekly on-site coordination and office hours, including regular evening hours as well as occasional weekend hours.
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 apply or to learn more about additional opportunities with GPEP, visit http://goucher.interviewexchange.com
Review of applications will begin on Monday, February 4 and will continue until the position is filled.
The following application materials are required for consideration and must be submitted online:
• Cover letter, with salary requirement
• Contact information for three professional references
Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About the Goucher Prison Education Partnership:
The Goucher Prison Education Partnership, a division of Goucher College, offers individuals incarcerated in Maryland state prisons the opportunity to pursue a Goucher College education. Goucher College’s mission is to provide a liberal arts education that prepares students within a broad, humane perspective for a life of inquiry, creativity, and critical and analytical thinking.
Through GPEP, we offer this transformative liberal arts education to students who might not otherwise have access to it. We offer college courses on site and also provide college preparatory courses for prospective Goucher students at the prisons who need additional support to be ready for college coursework. In classes at the prisons, students are held to the rigorous academic standards for which Goucher is known. Courses are taught by Goucher College faculty as well as by outstanding professors from nearby colleges and universities. The entire Goucher academic community is enhanced and strengthened by the inclusion of these talented, dedicated students.
Goucher College, and the Goucher Prison Education Partnership, is also a leader in efforts to expand access to quality higher education. GPEP is a national model, seeking to transform the public conversation about the mutually reinforcing intergenerational cycles of poverty, incarceration, and limited educational opportunity.
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 has been named Innovator of the Year by The Daily Record in both 2016 and 2017.