The Promise Plus Project is a one-year, grant-funded retention initiative that serves first-generation, low-income students and students of color at Mount Mary College. The Promise Plus Project will supplement the existing academic support services provided by the Promise Program, a TRIO Student Support Services program. Aimed precisely at issues that cause students from disadvantaged populations to withdraw from college, the Promise Plus Project will provide financial, social/cultural, career development and high impact services. Promise Plus Project participants will receive resources necessary to mitigate the non-academic challenges disadvantaged students face, increasing the likelihood that they will remain in college and obtain a degree. The position is contingent upon grant funding.
Promise Plus Project Coordinator
Full-time, 12-months, salaried
*Continuation of this position beyond the initial 12 months is dependent upon further grant funding.
Promise Program Director
Master’s degree in education, counseling, or related field
At least one year of professional work experience in higher education
Experience with peer mentoring, financial literacy, and academic support programs
Familiarity with the challenges first-generation, low-income students and students of color encounter
Understanding of retention issues in higher education
Coordinate the peer mentoring program
Facilitate experiential financial literacy lessons
Create and implement a series of meetings and activities that focus on the financial, social/cultural, and career development needs typical of disadvantaged students during each level of a college education (i.e. first-year, sophomores, juniors, seniors).
Monitor student participation in these activities.
Provide direct support services to students participating in the Promise Plus Project.