Coordinator II (Thorlabs Inc. Optics Grant)

Monroe Community College

Rochester, NY

ID: 7107890
Posted: August 11, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description:
Function of Position:

The Coordinator II supports the Optical Systems Technology program and reports to the leader of the Optical Systems Technology program. The Coordinator II is responsible for recruiting students into degree and certificate programs in the College's Optical Systems Technology department and retaining students within the program. The Coordinator's primary responsibility will be networking with employers, high schools, BOCES, and others throughout the country to attract students to the College's program. This individual will support program faculty with registration and advisement of current and potential students who are concentrating in the Optics discipline. This position will support the department chair in meeting grant deliverables.

*This is a grant-funded position, contingent upon availability of grant funding and performance reviews.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:

Provide and implement a recruitment strategy and calendar for the Optical Systems Technology faculty and department chair
Provide student intake and retention metrics, among others
Recruit students into degree and certificate Optical Systems Technology programs
Schedule and attend College Days for recruitment with the Admissions Office and EDIWS staff, attend School advising and registration events upon request
Develop marketing plans and annually update the department's information packets, brochures, handouts, and progress reports for the Optical Systems Technology program
Coordinate all aspects of mailing information packets to high school counselors, technology instructors and community organizations for recruitment
Coordinate Career Days and other special events for the Optical Systems Technology program
Hold orientations once a month for the Optical Systems Technology program
Plan and implement primary and secondary school visits
Provide tours of Optical Systems Technology program labs
Keep records of Career Days at high schools, talks to science classes, and tours of the Optical Systems Technology program labs
Assist with the admissions process and work closely with other College offices to address issues with students entering the Optical Systems Technology program
Follow up on student applications with Admissions
Counsel and advise students in the Optical Systems Technology program
Attend the College's registration and advising events upon request
Coordinate outreach activities with the MCC Optics Club
Resolve issues with all new students through the first several weeks of each semester
Review, approve, and process student program changes
Assist faculty with the scheduling and advisement of students
Schedule and attend Optical Systems Technology Advisory Board meetings to record minutes and distribute to attendees
Attend industry networking events assigned by the department chair
Assist with grant proposal for additional funds, upon availability
Perform other duties and responsibilities assigned by the department chair

MCC Expectations:

Adheres to the College Code of Conduct
Contributes to, supports, and maintains an equitable, inclusive, and collaborative College environment
Maintains technological competencies utilized by the College
Commits to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college
Commits to professional growth. which includes seeking ongoing training in diversity, equity and inclusion to better serve students

Required Qualifications:

Earned bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited higher education institution
Student advisement and progress tracking knowledge
Strong communication, customer service, and presentation skills
Ability to speak to small and large groups of people
Self-starter individual who is highly motived
Excellent organizational skills
Valid driver's license and reliable transportation
Ability to research, develop, and implement recruitment strategies
Flexible and able to travel to various work locations, job fairs, high schools, companies, and other events as needed
An understanding of and commitment to the mission and philosophy of the community college

Preferred Qualifications:

Earned master's degree from a regionally-accredited higher education institution
Previous academic experience
Experience in fostering academic success among underserved, diverse student populations and clients of the College
Knowledge of DegreeWorks, INB Banner System, and Self-Service Banner
Bilingual and able to read, write, and speak Spanish or other languages proficiently

Additional Information:
MCC is currently testing a Pilot Telecommuting Program that runs from October 25th, 2021 to December 31st, 2022. Under the pilot program, this position may be eligible for remote work up to 5 days per pay period pending departmental need and leadership approval. The pilot program may be extended or terminated at any time at the College's discretion.