Assessment/Retention Specialist-Life Skills

Assessment/Retention Specialist-Life Skills


Gaston College
201 Highway U.S. 321
Dallas, NC 28034
Phone: 704-922-6200

Job Location

201 Highway U.S. 321

Dallas, NC 28034


$40,000.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Closes: Saturday, May 14, 2022

Target Start Date

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Expected Work Hours

Full Time

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications



  • Associate degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution required.




  • Three years' experience in data entry management required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) required.


  •  Generally works in a traditional climate controlled office environment and requires the ability to sit for extended periods.
  • Some walking, standing, and bending required, with the ability to lift and maneuver items weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Work environment can be stressful at times in dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines.
  • In addition to regular office hours, position sometimes requires overtime and/or evening hours.

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description


OPEN UNTIL FILLED - Review of applications will begin 1/19/22

Responsible for the Literacy Education Information Systems (LEIS) which includes collecting, entering, analyzing, and disseminating LEIS data for all Life Skills programs.  Responsible for generating Basic Skills state and departmental data reports utilizing the data management system provided by the state (currently LEIS).  Assist director in developing and implementing plan to assess and retain students in all Life Skills programs. 



  1. Accurately and efficiently collect, compile, and report Basic Skills performance data through the LEIS data management system. 
  2. Provide information regarding student progress and achievement; keep director and coordinators informed of the status of class performance through reports and related information. 
  3. Assist director in developing a process and schedule for gathering LEIS information; assure instructor compliance and provide feedback to program coordinators. 
  4. Monitor and record student progress and ensure that all necessary data is collected; recommend ways to improve data collection and reporting systems. 
  5. Analyze data for accuracy, completeness, and consistency. 
  6. Conduct LEIS training sessions as needed for instructors and staff; assist program managers in developing materials for instructors to use in collecting LEIS data. 
  7. Attend relevant NCCCS sessions as needed to maintain and attain skills. 
  8. Monitor minors for driver's license eligibility. 
  9. Assist director in ensuring compliance with the LEIS. 
  10. Maintain a high standard of professional and ethical practice in representing the College. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive and/or confidential information. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the field or discipline with continued adherence to professional accountability. Provide a high level of service to customers by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and partnerships. 
  11. Accept responsibility for managing situations and problems. Utilize independent judgment in problem-solving of complex issues. Work cooperatively with team members and colleagues, contributing positively and constructively to the achievement of team and College objectives. Adhere to the College's policies, procedures, and other established guidelines. Perform other duties as assigned, including special projects. 
  12. Assist with and/or participate in College-related activities. 
  13. Attend classes and/or workshops to keep current on changes related to position. 
  14. Perform other related duties incidental to the work herein described.

Job Post Contact

Maelle Keener