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Coordinator, Outreach ZipAssist

The University of Akron
Job Location:
Akron, Ohio
Student Affairs and Services


The University of Akron, Office of Student Affairs, ZipAssist Department, is seeking to hire a Coordinator of Outreach. ZipAssist serves as a student advocacy and support office, intentionally designed to aid students in persistence through intervention, education, and resources. This position will focus on the academic needs of students through advocacy, guidance, support, and mentorship. The Coordinator of Outreach will provide intervention and ongoing support with a focus on academic matters and to include concerns related to financial and non-academic matters through the early alert referral program, Help-A-Zip. This position will regularly meet with students to ensure progress toward degree completion and student success.

As a member of the ZipAssist team, this Coordinator will administer student support through emergency financial assistance/aid, academic assistance, address personal/social matters and will maintain detailed records for case management. This integral position will manage response and support of students directly related to academic persistence, basic needs support, retention, and campus/community resources. Manage activities related to student outreach including, but not limited to, academic progress, enrollment, registration, progress toward completion, student financial assistance, student wellbeing. Position connects students to resources such as on/off-campus living, transportation, academic advising, accessibility, tutoring, career services, basic needs support, physical and mental health and wellness, testing, and financial wellness.

Coordinate ZipAssist events associated with financial literacy, new student welcome, academic-attainment celebrations, and campus resources. Develop and present informational sessions associated with ZipAssist services, programs, and initiatives. Assist in developing and maintaining strategic campus and community partnerships, such as mentoring programs and emergency grants. Conduct student trainings and educational sessions. Develop outreach programming related to ZipAssist programs and campus retention services. Direct student engagement and impact.

Required Qualifications

Relevant Bachelor's Degree; outreach and programming experience; exceptional customer service and communication skills; ability to maintain compliance with university, federal and state rules, and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in college/university student services or student affairs; experience in behavioral health, education, or social work; experience with case management; experience with relational database/CRM.

Compensation and Benefits

The compensation for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of Akron offers a competitive total compensation package comprised of a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits for eligible employees including medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and paid leave of absences including time off for illness, vacation, and maternity or paternity leave. In addition, eligible employees and their dependents are provided tuition remission. All staff, contract professionals, and eligible non-bargaining unit faculty have the option to request a Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA). The University of Akron participates in state retirement systems and offers alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions. Optional investment opportunities are available including deferred compensation programs (403(b) and 457(b). Please visit our benefits home page for more information.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach a resume and a list of three professional references to your profile. Please include contact information, including email addresses for your professional references.

After submission of your application, return to the "My Activities" link and upload the required documents to your profile under the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications. This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. A resume will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application. For assistance with your application or attachments please call Derek Brown in Human Resources at (330) 972-8402.

Application Deadline

Open until filled.

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Job ID # 13614

About University of Akron

The University of Akron is a vibrant community driven by collaboration, partnership, and a steadfast determination to provide opportunity and success to all learners The University of Akron believes diversity is a vital element of an equitable and thriving workplace. A diverse workforce is essential as we strive to create a dynamic academic environment that prepares students to be citizens of the world around them, and as we deepen the value, we place on our connection to the Greater Akron community.

We celebrate the power of uniqueness, and the strength that coalesces when unique voices are heard. We seek to empower employees to lead in their colleges, departments, offices, and divisions. People of all backgrounds work on our campus every day, and we value the contribution of each individual in their commitment to a better University of Akron.

We welcome candidates who are passionate about shaping and inspiring the next generation of thinkers, experts, artists, and leaders. Bound and determined to meet every challenge, we continue to climb, to forge new paths and reach new heights – and we want you to join us. Bring your voice. Bring your uniqueness. Bring you. We are Akron. We rise together.

For more information about The University of Akron or the Akron community please visit our About UA page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Akron, as an equal education and employment institution, is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified individuals in its education programs or activities, including applicants for admissions or employment, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. To further this commitment, the University complies with state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination. Questions or concerns about the administration of this commitment can be directed to the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office ( University also strives to provide an environment free from the negative impacts of gender-based discrimination and harassment as prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Questions about Title IX can be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education or both. For more information on Title IX at the University of Akron, including how to contact the Title IX Coordinator, how to file a complaint under Title IX with the University or the Title IX process at the University of Akron, please visit the University’s Title IX page at

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It is the expectation of the University of Akron that all work performed as an employee of the University will be performed in Ohio.

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