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DHSI Community Outreach Coordinator - Academic Administration (REOPENED)

Collegedale, Tennessee

Location: Academic Support and Retention Services

Hours: Full-Time

Job Summary: The primary responsibilities of the Community Outreach Coordinator will be to work closely with the DHSI (Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions) Project Manager and the Retention and Resilience Coordinator on initiatives to provide services to the at-risk community in a sensitive and supportive manner. 

This position is funded through a grant by the federal Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) program. Southern’s goal for the grant is to increase STEM enrollment, retention, and graduation by a variety of underserved student populations.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops training programs for FAFSA, ACT, and SAT workshops.
  • Connects well with high schools, churches, and youth centers.
  • Explores and recommends the use of online career software (such as PathwayU).
  • Facilitates logistics for tours, guest speakers, etc., as needed.
  • Tailors tours, career fairs, and summer camps for at-risk students.
  • Develops STEM shadowing program(s).
  • Organizes STEM-specific guest-speaker dinners.


  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Evidenced effective communication skills; ability to communicate in English and Spanish preferred
  • Ability to work independently and remain focused
  • Experience with student financial aid and pre-college testing
  • Experience developing and implementing new programs
  • Previous experience working with at-risk students and families in low-income and disadvantaged backgrounds preferred

Special Requirements: An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and an Adventist church member in good and regular standing. 

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending, and reaching. It may require lifting up to 25 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, and telephones. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions: Essential tasks are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. The work area is well lit and ventilated.

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