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Coordinator for Student Engagement and Programming, Thompson Scholarship Programs

Position Summary The Coordinator for Student Engagement and Programming for the Thompson Scholarship Programs assists in managing the day-to-day operations of the Thompson...

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Bowling Green, Ohio

Wood County


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Job Description

Position Summary

The Coordinator for Student Engagement and Programming for the Thompson Scholarship Programs assists in managing the day-to-day operations of the Thompson Scholarship for Working Families. This includes meeting with students to monitor their academic progress and completion of scholarship requirements, as well as the development and coordination of student programming to enhance the experience of Thompson Family Scholars and support them in their persistence to graduation at BGSU.

Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities

Support Thompson Scholarship Programs through one-on-one advising/coaching, programming, and administration (reporting, assessment, etc.) in efforts to achieve 80% retention/80% graduation goals as set by the Thompson Foundation.


  • Monitor scholars’ academic progress and performance through one-on-one meetings (May conduct group advising/coaching sessions, as appropriate)
  • Monitor and communicate with students regarding their completion of scholarship requirements
  • Serve as an advocate for each scholar and address issues in a timely fashion
  • Refer students to appropriate BGSU and non-BGSU support offices and/or organizations as needed to support student success
  • Ensure that students are working with an assigned college/academic advisor on course planning, major selection, degree requirements, university policies and procedures, and career planning related to students’ academic goals and registration procedures
  • Serve as an advising resource for immediate help with students’ questions in person, over the phone, or through email
  • Maintain and update student files and records in accordance with federal, state and university regulations
  • Communicate with Financial Aid, Center for Community & Civic Engagement, and other areas to support students as they work towards meeting the scholarship requirements


  • Develop and lead initiatives and programs which contribute to student engagement, learning, development, and successful degree completion
  • Support efforts for group community service opportunities, including organizing and attending select service outings
  • Help plan and present scholarship orientation(s) for new cohorts each year
  • Assist in creation, development, and implementation of emerging best practices (including potential TFS Summer Bridge Program, Thompson Family Scholar seminar, etc.)


  • Maintain/manage scholarship recipient caseload and work-lists
  • Utilize current and emerging technology and available data to monitor individual student, cohort, and overall performance, engagement, risk and to communicate with students to support and foster success, persistence, retention, and graduation
  • Cultivate relationships with faculty, staff, administration, and community partners as needed to support goals/initiatives of the scholarship program and support student success
  • Assist in creating reports for university administration and Thompson Foundation
  • Represent department/division on university wide committees and at official functions

Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned


Full-time, Administrative staff position available. Administrative Grade Level 354. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefit package available.

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Understanding of the functions of an institution of higher education, including academic and student affairs
  • Knowledge of all degree programs offered at BGSU (can be learned on job)
  • Knowledge of University academic policies and procedures as well as support services
  • An understanding of student learning outcomes associated with the completion of general education curriculum and baccalaureate/liberal arts degree
  • Knowledge of computer applications including but not limited to: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, People Soft/CSS and SSC, an ability to learn and adopt other technologies, and comfort level to use computer database, word processing, spreadsheet programs and web-based applications
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to interact well with students, parents, faculty, administrators and other members of the campus and community
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn student development theories and career development theory
  • Compassionate and caring attitude toward working with students
  • Effective in working with diverse populations
  • Event Planning/Programming Experience

Diversity Statement

In addition to your cover letter and resume, you will be required to upload a written response to the diversity and inclusion question listed below.  The Diversity Statement should not exceed 1 page that is double-spaced with 1-inch margins, using 12pt. font. 

  • How have you incorporated equity, diversity, and/or inclusion into your current or a previous position?

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in college student personnel, higher education, guidance, counseling, or related area.  Degree must be conferred by the start date.


The following experience is required:

  • 1-2 years (can include 2 years graduate assistant experience) of direct advising experience or student activities/programming experience.


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