James Sprunt Community College, Kenansville, North Carolina
Closes: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES::
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Proficiently operate a computer and related software.
Use active listening skills.
Be proactive, anticipate problems, and try to solve them independently.
Be organized, with a flexible attitude.
Be a team player.
Demonstrate integrity (honesty, trustworthiness, high moral values).
Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in a fast-paced environment.
Skill in managing executive calendars.
Skill in organizing, planning, and coordinating meetings and travel arrangements.
Proven knowledge and skill in the use of advanced features of Microsoft Word, and Excel.
Ability to show initiative and self-direction as well as communicate professionally across a variety of constituent groups.
Proven ability to concurrently address issues of various levels of complexity.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of the requisite knowledge, skill and abilities.
Education - Required: Bachelor's degree. Knowledge of assessment of disadvantaged populations. Ability to communicate effectively with participants and supporting agencies, community constituents, parents, and target area high schools.
PLEASE NOTE: COPIES OF UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS SHOWING NAME OF SCHOOL AND DATE DEGREE AWARDED AND/OR CONFERRED IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO QUALIFY. PLEASE HAVE THESE DOCUMENTS READY TO UPLOAD WHEN APPLYING.
Experience - Required: Some experience working with low-income, minority, and disadvantaged populations. Some computer records management experience.
Preferred: Master's degree. Bilingual; Career Readiness Certificate (CRC), some experience with students in a community college setting. Some experience in assessment and placement.
SUMMARY:Implement recruitment and orientation of participants into the program from the assigned target area. Oversee participant selection process by working with high school principals, counselors, teachers, and local/state agencies in the target area. Establish and maintain a liaison with designated community agencies and schools. Visit target schools regularly to assure that all communications concerning the program and the participants are clear and consistent. Provide academic, personal, career, and social support services to participants. Must be prepared to work evenings and weekends.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Collect, compile, analyze and document a complete participant record. Update files after each contact.
- Assist the Director and Coordinator in assessing goals and academic and social skills through the administration of assessment tools to identify the needs of the participants.
- Provide workshops and professional services to participants in career planning, secondary/postsecondary educational information, and financial aid availability.
- Conduct workshops in a creative non-traditional manner, with emphasis placed on meeting the needs of the participants.
- Coordinate participant activities related to cultural awareness, study skills, reading, writing, goal-setting, oral skills, and academic skills.
- Recruit individuals and develop a resource pool of target school administration, faculty, parents, and target school community, to provide support in the form of referrals of potential students, student needs, mentors, community resources, facilities, etc., to provide support to the program and the participants, based on federal guidelines.
- Coordinate with colleges and target schools to maintain a preceptor program that will provide tutoring services for pre-college courses to participants.
- Assist the Director and Coordinator to plan, organize, and implement the summer/weekend institutes in assigned target area. Overnight travel will be required.
- Compile and submit monthly progress reports to the Director.
- Participate in special field trips, special events, banquets, and tutoring activities, etc., on weekends and on an evening basis. Overnight travel may be required.
- Provide a timely submission of program reports and travel records.
- Attend in-service trainings. Attend staff meetings and internal in service training as scheduled. Some overnight travel will be required.
- Acquire computer/technology competencies as appropriate to position.
- Assist with equipment and software maintenance.
- Maintain security of personal computer access.
- Perform other professional or job-related duties as assigned.
- Serve on college committees.