Veteran Outreach Specialist (Part Time)

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!

Location

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.

SUMMARY

Assist with implementation of assigned program activities and services that enhance leadership participation, success and retention.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  1. Assist by fostering partnerships with various community agencies, including public and private schools, churches, and social service organizations;
  2. Work cooperatively with department staff, faculty, college staff, students, and administrators as required by the assigned program;
  3. Assist with conducting information sessions as required by assigned program;
  4. Participate in various functions and outreach initiatives for assigned program;
  5. Serve as a mentor to program participants;
  6. Collaborate to develop and coordinate program activities for assigned program; and
  7. Participate in projects, as deemed appropriate by the Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

EDUCATION

Associate's degree from an accredited college or university required or four (4) years directly related work experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.

EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of experience participating, planning or coordinating outreach activities in higher education or community setting required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  1. Ability to establish and maintain relationships with community agencies, and social services to identify recruitment opportunities;
  2. Ability to work on a team with diverse individuals;
  3. Possess ability to handle multiple tasks at once;
  4. Able to meet deadlines and work independently; and
  5. Experience using standard office software programs.

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.

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