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Community College of Aurora
  • Position Number: 2261906
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  • Position Type: Human Resources

COSI Coordinator

Community College of Aurora

Salary: $42,500.00 - $43,645.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 51221-14

Location: 16000 East CentreTech Parkway Aurora, CO

Department: Student Affairs

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 with any questions.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
Scholar Support (60%)

  • Coach a caseload of approximately 150 scholarship recipients, providing high-touch individualized support toward academic, transfer, social, leadership and life-skills development.
  • Develop co-curricular and student engagement opportunities that promote sense of belonging and student success for scholar recipients.
  • 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 recipients.
  • 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 processing.
  • Collaborate with scholarship staff to create opportunities for co-curricular learning and student engagement.
  • Participate as a scholarship reviewer and assist in COSI scholar selection

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 annual basis.
  • Monitor compliance with COSI agreement guidelines.
  • Execute assessments such as scholar satisfaction surveys and exit surveys.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

  • Graduation from regionally accredited college/university with a Bachelor's degree.
  • 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 writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Experience developing programs aimed at access and retention of students.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management with demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, prioritize, and effectively manage multiple initiatives, programs, and events.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree (preferred in higher education, student affairs, advising, or a related field).
  • Experience working with students in a community college setting.
  • Experience providing case management and/or intervention type support.
  • Experience collecting, analyzing, and reporting data to meet grant-based objectives
  • Experience assisting students in their efforts to return to college.
  • Experience with Banner.
  • Ability to effectively problem solve, identify alternate options and make referral to resources.
  • Bilingual preferred

Supplemental information
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 sick leave.

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 upon offer of employment. If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at

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

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 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 assessment date.

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
Community College of Aurora Inclusive Excellence Statement:
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, and policies.

Welcoming, Respectful, Inclusive - Together, we are CCA.

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