The Successful Transition and Academic Retention (STAR) Coordinator is responsible for the overall administration,
supervision and coordination of the Successful Transition and Academic Retention (STAR) grant. This is a comprehensive student support
program designed to assist homeless youth, former foster care youth and first-generation students in reaching their educational and career
goals. The STAR Coordinator actively collaborates with other Casper College employees and programs, Natrona County School District #1, and
community support programs to provide holistic, wrap-around services to students. This is a 12 month grant funded position which will
continue through June 2023. The program is currently being reviewed for renewal through 2025/26 academic year.
The STAR Coordinator is responsible for performing all aspects of the STAR grant with the goal of enhancing the persistence, retention,
and graduation of selected students. The STAR Coordinator provides case management services to ensure a successful transition from high
school to college and beyond by addressing students’ academic, social, financial, and personal needs during their time at Casper
College. Assistance includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, admissions, financial aid, academic preparation and coaching, room and
board, and career exploration and guidance. This position is responsible for all technical tasks relative to a grant funded project such as,
budget oversight and submission, student tracking, data collection and year end reporting. This position reports to the Director of
Recruitment and Retention.
Essential Skills & Knowledge Base:
Typical work environment is an office setting requiring normal safety precautions. Work
is usually performed during the normal work day, however, occasional early morning, late evening and weekend work may be required. Short
periods of time will be spent outdoors traveling between campus buildings in various weather conditions. Due to busy seasons, there will be
specific times of crucial availability when leave time may not be approved.
Employee is regularly required
to sit, speak, hear, use hands and fingers to handle materials and use computer, feel, and reach with hands and arms. Occasional lifting of
up to 10 pounds may be required. Less frequent lifting of up to 25 pounds may be required (office supplies, paper boxes, etc…).