Position is open only to current Community College Employees
The Community College of Aurora is a dynamic institution that
strives to serve its diverse staff and student population founded
on principles of equity and inclusion. As a member of the Colorado
Community College System (CCCS), the Community College of Aurora
(CCA) is dedicated to serving our surrounding community. As
the most diverse institution of higher education in Colorado, CCA
is currently the college choice for nearly 11,400 students
representing over 60 countries, with 62% of our enrollment
represented by students of color. In 2016, CCA was designated as a
Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). CCA's service area
includes more than 680,000 residents in Arapahoe, Adams, and Denver
counties, and its student population reflects the broad diversity
of this area. The college offers more than 90 degrees and
certificate programs for students seeking to enhance their current
skill set, pursue employment, or transfer to a four-year college or
university upon graduation.
The Coordinator will be responsible for creating and
implementing retention initiatives for scholars who receive the
Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) scholarship at
the Community College of Aurora (CCA). This person will have
a case-load of approximately 150 scholars. The Coordinator must
possess strong collaboration skills to build and maintain
established strong partnerships with the CCA Foundation, Office of
Financial Aid and Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE).
The Coordinator for COSI will be expected to assess and elevate
current support and programming, and participate as a member of the
Scholarship Resource Team. The Coordinator will report directly to
the Dean of Students, and serve as the project lead overseeing all
grant administration duties, including annual and quarterly
reporting to CDHE.
Colorado Residency Requirement:
Eligible applicants must be either a current Colorado resident
or be able to provide proof of residency in Colorado within
30 days of the start date for the position, or
they may be deemed ineligible for employment with the
Community College of Aurora. Please contact HR@CCAurora.edu
with any questions.Scholar Support (60%)
- Coach a caseload of approximately 150 scholarship recipients,
providing high-touch individualized support toward academic,
transfer, social, leadership and life-skills
- Develop co-curricular and student engagement opportunities that
promote sense of belonging and student success for scholar
- Develop and implement a system to track scholar success and
academic progress, including, but not limited to: persistence,
retention, academic standing, number of credit hours taken per
academic year and progress towards receipt of credential.
- Build awareness on the financial needs of scholars and work
with Office of Financial Aid to ensure scholars complete the FAFSA
and/or institutional scholarship application.
- Teach and contribute to the curriculum development of an
Advanced Academic Achievement (AAA) 101 Course for COSI scholarship
- Develop a communication system for scholars that provides them
with information related to their scholarship, and opportunities
and resources both internal and external to CCA.
- Ensure scholars actively participate in college-wide programs,
workshops and activities.
Scholarship Resource Office & Team (20%)
- Support the development of the Scholarship Resource Office and
its goal to reduce and remove financial barriers for students to
enroll, persist, and complete their credential.
- Participate in meetings and trainings with other scholarship
staff to strengthen understanding of scholarship initiatives and
- Collaborate with scholarship staff to create opportunities for
co-curricular learning and student engagement.
- Participate as a scholarship reviewer and assist in COSI
Program Assessment and Evaluation (20%)
- Compile and report success metrics of scholar progress to CCA
and Colorado Department of Higher Education on a quarterly and
- Monitor compliance with COSI agreement guidelines.
- Execute assessments such as scholar satisfaction surveys and
- Graduation from regionally accredited college/university with a
- Experience in student affairs (e.g., advising, financial aid,
career services, recruitment, case management, TRIO programs).
- Demonstrated experience in the recruitment and/or retention of
underrepresented students, including students of color.
- Demonstrated experience in providing service to student
populations in a diverse and urban community including but not
limited to: non-traditional students, students of color,
veterans/military, first generation college students, and
individuals of varying abilities.
- Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to establish and
maintain effective working relationships.
- Experience developing programs aimed at access and retention of
- Exceptional organizational and time management with
demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, prioritize, and
effectively manage multiple initiatives, programs, and
- Must demonstrate a student-centered focus, with knowledge and
experience applying theories of student development, and the
ability to view students from an asset-mindset.
- Master's degree (preferred in higher education, student
affairs, advising, or a related field).
- Experience working with students in a community college
- Experience providing case management and/or intervention type
- Experience collecting, analyzing, and reporting data to meet
- Experience assisting students in their efforts to return to
- Experience with Banner.
- Ability to effectively problem solve, identify alternate
options and make referral to resources.
- Bilingual preferred
Salary range: $42,500.00- $43,645.00 annually.
This salary is determined by the qualifications of the
selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability,
internal salary equity considerations, and available market
information. CCA offers an excellent benefit plan. Leave and
holiday benefits are also included. Full time employees immediately
upon hire earn 15 hours a month annual leave and 10 hours a month
Deadline to Submit Application Material: An initial
review of applications will begin on May 24, 2021 and will continue
until the position is filled.
Application Process: When submitting your online
application, please include a cover letter, current resume, and
professional references. Official transcripts showing the highest
degree achieved should be submitted to HR@ccaurora.edu upon offer
of employment. If you have questions regarding this position,
please contact us at HR@ccaurora.edu.
By applying for this announced position, applicants are
certifying that all statements, information and documents provided
are true, complete and correct to the best of their knowledge and
are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that
omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt
at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application
and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered
for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute
grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or
constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.
Notice to all Applicants:
- Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be
produced within three (3) days of hire.
- Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
- Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior
to final selection process.
- Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to
Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.
- CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement
Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in
lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more
information, visit the COPERA web page.
- Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or
one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or
resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in
your application material.
- For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures,
contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy
Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway,
Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or
e-mail at Cindy.Hesse@CCAurora.edu.
The Federal Clery Act (The Student Right to Know and
Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher
learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's
Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on
the CCA website at the Student Right to Know page. A paper copy of
this report can be obtained at the College Security Office upon
request. This report includes statistics for the previous three
years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property
controlled or owned by Community College of Aurora, as well as
public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible
from, our campuses.
ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as
defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a
reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to
complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation,
please contact Robert Callaway at 303-360-4733 or
Robert.Callaway@CCAurora.edu at least five business days before the
assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare
for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional
information, including medical documentation, regarding functional
limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that
you have this information available well in advance of the
Pregnancy Related Accommodations, Colorado
Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA): The Colorado
Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), allows applicants to request a
reasonable accommodation for health conditions related to pregnancy
or the physical recovery from childbirth. Candidates wishing to
request reasonable accommodations must do so as soon as possible,
preferably at least three days prior to the exam or interview. If
you are an individual who wishes to request reasonable
accommodations, please contact us at 303-360-4733 or
Non-Discrimination Statement: The Community College
of Aurora prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment
including those that violate federal and state law, or the State
Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board
Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate
on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or
ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status,
pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity,
or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational
programs and activities. The Community College of Aurora will
take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language
skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in
vocational education programs.
For information regarding civil rights or grievance
procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity
Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E.
CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone
at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at Cindy.Hesse@CCAurora.edu.
Community College of Aurora Inclusive Excellence
You matter. You are valued. You belong. CCA is a community
that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through
Inclusive Excellence. We can only achieve this together. CCA
embraces Inclusive Excellence because we want our students, staff,
and faculty to learn and contribute within an inclusive
environment. This means members of our College community will be
active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion
at all levels of engagement. Inclusive Excellence will provide a
foundation for student and institutional success. Recognizing
our diversity is only the first step toward Inclusive Excellence.
We must also be intentional in valuing cultural differences and
experiences, while incorporating them into practices, curricula,
Welcoming, Respectful, Inclusive - Together, we are