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Outreach Program Coordinator, Rural Scholars

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Work Type: Staff/Unclassified
Location: Salem Campus
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: Dean, Salem Campus - Salem Campus [500061]

Job Title:

Outreach Program Coordinator

Physical Location:

 Salem Campus, Salem, OH



Basic Function:

Coordinate and assist in the planning and management of a designated educational outreach program. Reports to designated supervisor.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:

 Coordinate and assist in the planning and management of the rural scholars education outreach program. Reports to campus Dean

Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Coordinate designated educational outreach program(s); ensure policies and guidelines are followed.

Evaluate program(s) and make recommendations for change as needed.

Coordinate finances for assigned special events or programs.

May recruit, train, and supervise instructors for program(s).

May prepare and/or develop program/course materials; distribute materials to appropriate parties.

Provide information to students/clients and serve as spokesperson for the program.

Prepare and maintain mandatory program documentation and records.

Coordinate meetings, conferences, and special activities.

Collaborate with schools, departments, colleges, faculty members, external organizations, and others regarding program(s).

May perform consultative services and skills assessment services with clients.

May supervise students and provide functional guidance to support staff and other employees working on a project or assignment on a temporary or intermittent basis.

Perform related duties as assigned.



  • Coordinate and execute the mission of the Rural Scholars Program, providing leadership for the college access program for middle and high school students in Columbiana County.
  • Plan and manage various academic, career, and life-skilled based workshops between scholars and community partners, including summer programming. Some evening and weekend work will be required.
  • Train and supervise undergraduate mentors, managing questions, concerns, and conflicts as they arise.
  • Build a strong working relationship with funders, community partners, and school districts, as well as with scholars and their families.
  • Collect, monitor, manage, and present program data, including documentation required for grant compliance reporting.
  • Manage financial planning for the program, including budgeting, writing grants, and identifying other sources of funding as needed.
  • Develop and organize information sessions, orientations, and other events for students and community members; clarify and communicate program mission, purpose, and details to interested parties.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Two to three years of relevant experience.

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Not applicable.

Knowledge Of:

Business, employee training, and/or organization development
Personal computer applications, including MS Office Suite

Skill In:

Verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills

Ability To:

Maintain client relationships to retain and/or cross-sell clients
Work non-traditional hours for evening and weekend events

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:

Bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Two to three years of relevant experience in an educational outreach program. Master’s degree preferred.



Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Light work – Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. May work varied hours to include evenings and weekends during peak periods; may require occasional travel on and off-campus.

Additional Information:


Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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