Coordinator Community Outreach

Location
Houston, TX
Posted
Sep 23, 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

Play a central role at HCC as you keep our everyday operations running like clockwork. You'll get the chance to make things happen and work closely with inspiring leaders across different parts of the institution. Whether your role is supportive, administrative, financial or something else, you'll be part of a dynamic team that not only provides HCC students with cutting-edge academic and career tools, it also takes care of its people.

We are currently seeking a Community Outreach Coordinator who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Opportunity
You: When you learn about something great that you can really believe in, you want to tell the whole world about it.

Your mission: Enhance the understanding, perception and image of the college assigned and of HCC with community organizations and the general public.

A typical day: One day, you may focus most of your energy on promoting and supporting an educational or cultural activity that will benefit the college and the community. The next day, you may be asked to represent your college at a community meeting. Other days, you may have more "office time" - gathering information for contacts, developing a community awareness strategy or updating the Director of P.R. on your outreach activities.

Next steps: If this sounds like the exciting and rewarding role you've been looking for, your next step should be to submit your application 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.

  • EDUCATION
    Bachelor's degree in marketing, public relations, organizational communications or a related field is required.

    EXPERIENCE
    Minimum of three (3) years' experience in marketing, community relations and/or public relations, or a related field required.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
    Strong organizational and communication skills are essential

    Knowledge of community organizations in the Houston Community College System service area

    Knowledge of event planning and organizing desirable

    Familiarity with Microsoft Office computer software applications

    Ability to interact effectively and deal tactfully with a diverse population

    Ability to attend frequent events in the evenings and on weekends

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