Dual Credit Success Coach

Houston, TX
May 18, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

The Organization

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.

The Team

Be a part of a dynamic community dedicated to providing the resources, guidance and inspiration needed to create the ultimate student experience: from registration and financial aid applications to the first time they arrive at one of our Centers of Excellence or log in to their first class, from academic success planning to providing a safe environment, and from connecting them with community networks to launching them into the career of their dreams. Make their student experience exceptional.

We are currently seeking a Dual Credit Success Coach who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Opportunity
You: You're an outgoing and empathetic person who finds fulfillment in helping people - especially students.

Your mission: In this role, you'll plan and coordinate our Dual Credit Program at a given Independent School District, linking high school students to community college coursework for college credit.

Your work: You'll reach out to high school teachers within designated ISDs to tell them all about the Dual Credit Program, and you'll present orientation sessions for college faculty, ISD counselors and high school students. You'll coordinate special events involving high school participants, as well as workshops and conferences related to dual credit. Once you've recruited students into the program, you'll meet regularly with them and their parents so you can assess students' academic needs, develop a plan for their smooth transition into college, and provide success coaching along every step of the way.

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:

  • Third-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.
  • 145 languages are spoken here.
  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.
  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.
  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

    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's degree from an accredited institution in academics or counseling.

    Minimum of two years of working in a College environment in STU and/or teaching.
    Experience in dual credit, counseling or advising, or experience teaching in a high school.


    Knowledge and commitment to the community college mission

    Knowledge of the workings and organization of American high schools.

    Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communications.

    Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills.

    Demonstrated ability to multi-task.

    Adaptability and flexibility.

    Ability to take the initiative and follow through.

    Excellent ability to meet deadlines.

    Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain good working relations with supervisors, faculty, staff, school, and college/university and community personnel.

    Demonstrated ability in computer knowledge and with Microsoft Office suite.

    Ability to work evenings and weekends in addition to regular work schedule.

    Travel between schools is required.

    Knowledge and experience with student information systems.
    Knowledge of Texas statutes and TEA/THECB guidelines governing dual credit and early college high schools.


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