Program Coordinator - TRIO EOC (Grant Funded)

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 Veteran Outreach Specialist who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Opportunity

You: You enjoy meeting, assisting, supporting, and helping people - especially students!

Your mission: You'll play a key role in implementing assigned program activities and services that enhance leadership participation, success and retention.

Your work: You'll have variety in your day. You will work with a wide range of activities, including recruitment events at high schools, colleges and community fairs. You will work with people from various community agencies including public and private schools, churches, and social service organizations. You will be a person who will plan and coordinate various events that are important to the students and to Houston Community College

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.


The Program Coordinator provides administrative oversight for the outreach, implementation, and management functions for assigned program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  1. Assist with planning, organizing, developing and facilitating assigned programs and events;
  2. Assist with the formation of partnerships with business, industry, community agencies, state and federal agencies to meet the needs of the assigned program;
  3. Enhance exposure to skilled workforce employment opportunities;
  4. Gathers and maintains data for and assists in preparing reports, often using a variety of computer software; prepare statistics and reports on program participation, marketing responses, budget, and evaluations;
  5. Keeps current on trends, compliance issues, regulations and guidelines regarding subject matter; advises supervisor accordingly; and
  6. Monitors progress of all community partners, prepares reports and evaluations of activities as required.


Bachelor's degree in Business, Business Education, or related field required. Master's preferred.


Minimum of three (3) years successful experience in student retention, training, teaching, project management, program development and implementation, program sustainment, preferably in a related position within an institution of higher education.

  1. Methods and techniques of program marketing and publicity;
  2. Methods and techniques of program development and evaluation;
  3. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population;
  4. Excellent organizational and communication skills required;
  5. Demonstrated proficiency with computers, including: Word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation software;
  6. Strong organizational skills and project management skills and the ability to work collaboratively with all levels of the organization; and
  7. Ability to build strong and positive working relationships that promote program enhancements.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.