Vast-Transition Specialist - Staff Pool
Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.
Some of the brightest minds in academics and business are choosing HCC as their teaching home. When you join our talented faculty team, you'll play a special role as teacher, mentor and academic advisor. We'll support you in your professional development as you contribute your knowledge and expertise to HCC, our students and the community.
You: Innovator. Pacesetter. Agent of change. If you're a tech savvy, process improvement-focused Student Champion with a talent for developing partnerships with communities and individuals, we're looking for you.
Highlights: We are currently seeking an exceptional individual who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.
Next steps: If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you're a collaborator, an innovator and a person who gets things done, apply today!
Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:
If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.
It is the policy of the Houston Community College System to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact the Employment Services Office at (713) 718-8565.
HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.
Bachelor Degree required in education, special education, psychology or social work or related field.
Minimum (2) years relevant work experience in Special Needs Area (Ex. Coordinator and/or Specialist) working with high school students with disabilities 17-22 yr. age range. At least 2 years working with students with disabilities, system advocacy and community organizing.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
Knowledge of Disability Employment issues, benefits - Houston Mayor's Commission on Disabilities, Mayor's Office for Persons With Disabilities, Workforce Solutions, Social Security Administration, Dept. of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services (DARS) among others, to include becoming familiar with U.S. Dept. of Labor (office of disability employment) guidelines, trends, facts
Knowledge of The American Disability Act and the Transition Services Process in area high school special education area
Possess ability to establish and maintain professional relationship with members of the disability community, business and community agencies that advocate for persons with disabilities in order to identify and collaborate on needed services for our students
Must be a self starter and be able to work independently and flexible
Possess skills and abilities to design and implement career and transition programs
Facilitation and training skills for faculty, staff, students and parents
Excellent organizational and communication skills required
Ability to interact effectively with diverse population
Proficient with MS WORD/EXCEL/PowerPoint, using Adaptive and Assistive Technologies
Knowledge of current workforce and transition issues and trends, to include those related to successful transition of students with disabilities from high school to college, to employment and independence