PART-TIME STAFF ASSISTANT/ACHIEVEMENT COACH: COLLEGE TO CAREER PROGRAMS:
Grant funded, Non-benefited, 18 hours/week during the academic year (36 weeks per year); evening and weekend hours included. Reports to Director, Project Director MCCWDTA@NECC( MCCC/MTA Unit Position)
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Recruitment and retention of adult students from admissions to completion of their academic program. Provide academic, career and personal advising to students in College to Career Program. This is a holistic, “intrusive advising” position. It requires outreach to community agencies, outreach to students as well as in person sessions, and communication with students in a variety of ways, including email, phone, onsite, and other electronic means. Contact with students will occur in regular daytime hours, evenings, and weekends. Coaches work collaboratively with each other and with the Navigator for recruitment, enrollment, and other supports needed by the students.
- Work with Project Director and College to Career Navigator on recruitment activities
- Provide pre-admission advising and direction for potential students.
- Work collaboratively with other Achievement Coaches to conduct initial orientations and assessments for students
- Act as the main academic and career support for a cohort of students based on student’s interest/aptitude and program of study..
- Work individually with students in their assigned cohorts to formulate long range integrated academic and career plans.
- Identify life issues that may need support from either college or outside resources. Help students obtain those resources.
- Make appropriate referrals to other NECC or outside services when appropriate.
- Use established procedures to monitor student progress and provide academic, career and personal advising to students.
- Actively follow advisees from entry into NECC through their graduation with a certificate or associate’s degree. Consult with career area faculty advisors as needed.
- Prepare and generate reports identifying academic and career outcomes
- Participate in meetings and career related activities relevant to the program.
- Consistently demonstrate a positive and professional attitude.
- Master’s degree required.
- Familiarity with designated career field required.
- Knowledge of Community College academic programs, services and culture preferred.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
- Comfort using computers required.
- Knowledge of career exploration assessment tests and tools preferred.
- Teaching experience preferred.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Ability to think critically and creatively.
- Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.
- Ability to travel between campuses and to community sites.
Northern Essex Community College - 15 months ago