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Company:
Prairie View A&M University
City:
Prairie View
State:
Texas
Country:
USA
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Posted: 09/7/2021
Program Coordinator II (Limited English Proficiency/Staff Development)

Prairie View A&M University

Program Coordinator II (Limited English Proficiency/Staff Development)

Job Title
Program Coordinator II (Limited English Proficiency/Staff Development)

Agency
Prairie View A&M University

Department
Adloc Cooperative Extension Programs

Proposed Minimum Salary
$3,929.84 monthly

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type
Staff

Job Description

The Program Coordinator II, under general supervision, works collaboratively with leadership to plan, develop and implement programs. This position will coordinate and standardize a process to improve and enhance the quality of translation (and interpretation) for potential program participants identified by Extension agents who have limited English proficiency in support of the Federal Plan of Work. This position is housed in the Cooperative Extension Program and supervised by the Executive Associate Director. The Program Coordinator II - Limited English Proficiency also works in coordination with the Director of Communications to ensure organizational compliance with federally supported activities that serve LEP audiences.

Responsibilities:

• Provides overall leadership and coordination to ensure Extension educational outreach activities are compliant with the federal language access policy under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Improves the quality of educational programs and materials for audiences with limited English proficiency and support Cooperative Extension colleagues to engage diverse audiences in ways that are inclusive and do not discriminate to ensure full access to programs, facilities, and educational services. Coordinates and standardizes a process for translating text-based educational content used by Cooperative Extension. Builds, strengthens and sustains trust-based relationships to promote cooperative and respectful work environments.

• Serves as a liaison with county agents and headquarters program specialist needing translation and interpretation service vendors to ensure that the final product reflect quality standards that are appropriate for the intended LEP audience. Supervises members and activities carried out by the Language Access Coordinators. Builds relationships with all contracted translators and interpreters to articulate the outreach programs and intended needs of audiences. Assists with staff requests for LEP support in Agriculture & Natural Resources, Family & Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development and Community & Economic Development and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.

• Evaluates translated documents with the intended audience to determine if they were relevant, useful and appropriate. Conducts and reports on program evaluations to improve program effectiveness and demonstrate the value to programmatic and funding partners. Develops impact documents for submission to the national and state impact data portal indicating program growth; plan in service trainings for Extension staff; prepares quarterly and annual impact document and on-demand reporting requests.

• Be responsive to evolving position, program office and organizational needs. Monitors translation/interpretation budget and communicate with Executive Associate Director and Communications Director about the adequacy of funding and the pace of spending. Establishes educational resources portal and design standards to improve access for all Extension colleagues.

• Creates an advisory task force with organizational constituents to identify ongoing needs for language access support and training within Extension programming. Maintains a work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to get along with customers, co-workers and supervisor.

• Performs other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate.

Required Education and Experience:

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Four (4) years of related experience.

Required Certification(s)/Licensure(s):

• Valid Texas driver's license

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

• Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Verbal and written communication skills.

• Ability to lead others and employ effective group facilitation skills

• Demonstrate best practices in translation and interpretation and cultural adaptation of resources; superior communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills in a team setting

• Ability to build business relationships with translation vendors and ensure they understand the needs of Cooperative Extension and its intended audiences

• Ability to meet deadlines for multiple ongoing projects

Preferred Qualifications:

• Five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in one or more of the following: staff development and training for diverse audiences in higher education and land-grant institutions; assessment and accountability of program outcomes; design and conduct trainings, conferences and educational workshops.

Job Closing Date:

• 09/30/21

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

• Cover Letter

• Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or mailto:jobs@pvamu.edu should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/2478279

About Us

For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit www.pvamu.edu. Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (936) 261-1730.