This is a slightly expanded version of the description posted on Friday, 1/16. Note deadline for applications and starting date. SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM COORDINATOR Southern Methodist University's Summer Bridge Program structures the transition to college work and life for students who have not traditionally had access to the private post-secondary experience. Summer Bridge students live, work, and study on campus during the summers before and after their first year at SMU. The Program, originated and administered by the Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center (A-LEC), is funded by private foundation grants; the Program Coordinator reports to the A-LEC Director. Responsibilities include overseeing the process of identifying and selecting program participants, coordinating the program's summer activities, mentoring program participants throughout the regular academic year, collaborating with key campus departments on behalf of program participants, and managing and reporting on the Program's grant budget. The successful candidate must be able to serve as an advocate for students to the University, to counsel individual students about their academic progress, to accommodate a large volume of walk-in student traffic, and to work effectively with a wide range of people including parents, faculty, university staff, and the general public. The Program Coordinator holds a full-time, twelve-month position, beginning work on June 1, 1998. Master's degree, previous experience working in higher education strongly preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills are a necessity. To apply, please send cover letter, resume, academic transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation to: A-LEC Search SMU Box 750232 Dallas, TX 75275-0232 Application deadline is February 16, 1998. SMU is an equal opportunity employer.