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Center for Pre-College Program (CPCP) MSI Academic Coordinator

Company: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Location: Newark
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Center for Pre-College Program (CPCP) MSI Academic Coordinator

Pre-College Programs

Reports To:
Director of Special Projects

Position Type:

Position Summary:
Work on-campus as the Center for Pre-College Program (CPCP) MSI Academic Coordinator for the NJIT/Newark Math Success Initiative (MSI) - the academic year component held during the fall and spring semesters (15 weeks per semester) which is implemented through the Center for Pre-College Programs (student component) and the Department of Mathematical Sciences (teacher component) at NJIT! The MSI program is designed to identify and strengthen Newark high school students' mathematics knowledge, skills, and preparation of college work. Program participants are 12th graders from five public high schools within the Newark school district. The CPCP MSI Academic Coordinator works collaboratively with the CPCP project team to support the student component of the MSI project. The Academic Coordinator ensures the efficient day-to-day monitoring of the learning and academic progress for individual and small groups of up to 50 MSI high school students during the program implementation through mathematics academic support and tutoring services. Provides academic support related to the mathematics instruction, homework problems, and quizzes/tests/exam study skills necessary for success in Math 110/Math 111 coursework plus SAT/ACT test preparation, career exploration, and college preparatory/readiness skills development or assignments for College Prep classes. Employment and/or continued employment are subject to successfully passing State Mandated Criminal Background Check. There is one (1) CPCP MSI Academic Coordinator position available.

Essential Functions:
- Evaluates and monitors students' behaviors, skills and knowledge for academic success especially in mathematics necessary for college success.
- Ensures effective lines of communications between the Director of Special Projects, MSI project team, and MSI students as documents through the students' meetings, classroom assignments, projects, and test results.
- Counsels and serves as a mentor to students in the project, with a professional emphasis on building positive bonds while remaining sensitive to any and all difficulties they may have.
- Assist in the recordkeeping of student's academic progress during the program implementation including student evaluation, data collection and performance documentation.
- Assists in the administration and evaluation of assessment instruments.
- Assists in leading a healthy social and psychological learning environment that will facilitate student's desire to learn and help the development of cognitive, and affective and psychosocial skills such as self-efficacy, self-advocacy, goal setting, time management etc.
- Attends all staff development and training sessions. Serves as an informal mentor through leading by example to provide support and assistance to students and staff as encouragement for college readiness, particularly in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
- Assists in conducting sessions on mathematics skills development, college preparatory an readiness skills development, support education planning (from College Prep classes), and SAT/ACT, when necessary.
- Accompanies participants on field trips and other activities related to the program, when appropriate.

Additional Functions:
- The CPCP MSI Academic Coordinator is required to attend all general meetings with program directors and staff, training sessions, parent/student mandatory orientation, and closing ceremony.

Prerequisite Qualifications:
- Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in education, school counseling, or a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) field.
- Preferably candidates should possess a master's degree or relevant experience with at least 3-5 years of experience in the management of pre-college learning experiences.
- Applicants must be available for mandatory training prior to starting the position at the beginning of the academic year, for example September 2022, and be available to work the duration of the academic year from September 2022 through June 2023 for face-to-face academic support or using virtual platforms such as WebEx and Google Classroom for Education, when necessary.
- At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be exempted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

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Keywords: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark , Center for Pre-College Program (CPCP) MSI Academic Coordinator, Other , Newark, New Jersey

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