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Illinois Scholars Program Coordinator

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Job Location:
Urbana, Illinois
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Illinois Scholars Program Coordinator

Office of Academic Inclusive Excellence

Job Summary
Plans and manages academic and social programs for Illinois Summer Bridge Program (Illinois Scholars Program [ISP], Early Access Program). Reporting to the Director of Curriculum Development and Education, responsible for planning and organizing activities of the ISP; providing support for ISP students and mentors; maintaining a tracking system to evaluate student progress and/or interventions; interfacing with internal and external partners to coordinate and communicate among early access experiences.

Duties & Responsibilities

Develop and oversee the Illinois Scholars Program
  • Serves as the primary coordinator and liaison for the Illinois Scholars Program, communicating with relevant stakeholders and planning program logistics.
  • Provides daily management of mentoring and bridge programs, which includes supervision of student staff and budget reporting.
  • Oversees recruitment of incoming students and mentors to the program.
  • Hires, supervises, and creates development opportunities for student staff.
  • Creates and oversees the implementation of ongoing marketing.
  • Meets with students individually to discuss academic responsibilities and struggles.
  • Arranges and implement academic, career, and social support programs for program participants.
  • Coordinates program evaluation.
  • Coordinate communication and collaboration among campus early access programs
  • Facilitates coordination among campus early access programs to build strong network and collaboration
  • Interfaces with enrollment management, minority student affairs, campus' pre-college programs, Chancellor and Provost offices, and other entities
  • Researches and recommends potential strategies for addressing and reducing barriers to academic inclusive excellence, particularly for targeted student populations
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with campus partners and external stakeholders
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with community partners and stakeholders.
  • Communicates effectively with students, staff, faculty, and administrators about the program.
  • Fosters relationships with other departments that enhance and/or strengthen the Illinois Scholars Program as well as other early access programs
Administrative Duties
  • Provides support, assistance, and reasoned advice to the Academic Inclusive Excellence team (e.g., problem-solving, crisis communications, report-writing, special projects)
  • Develops detailed purchasing plan including catering, event space, supplies, housing requirements, etc.
  • Prepares, submits, and manages budget requests
  • Prepares annual and other reports
  • Assists with fundraising and grants to sustain initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned
Additional Physical Demands
Standard Office Environment

Travel Requirements

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Two years of work experience developing and providing educational programs to students in a higher education setting. (Note: Master's Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year of work experience.)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Education or related field.
  • 4 years of leadership experience coordinating summer bridge and college transition programming and mentoring for students.
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, including URM, first-generation, low-income, low-sending counties, or EOP.
  • Experience supervising student staff
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • A track record of success coordinating and leading diversity initiatives in a complex university environment.
  • Strong leadership, administrative, and presentation skills, including oral and written communications.
  • Track record of success in promoting student diversity, inclusion and/or success.
  • Experience in assessment and evaluation practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to manage both individual and team deadlines on multiple, simultaneous projects
  • Working knowledge of student advising and support systems
  • Knowledge of educational issues and trends related to student success
  • Budget development or oversight responsibilities
Appointment Information
This is a 100% full-time Civil Service 5002 - Program Coordinator position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the close date. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on Friday, November 4, 2022. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Hope Farney at For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1012163
Job Category: Administrative
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