Enrollment Specialist, Upward Bound Grant

Location
Homestead, Florida
Salary
$48,701 - $60,876
Posted
Oct 03, 2017
Ref
Job Opening ID: 996764
Institution Type
Community College

All applications must be submitted online at http://www.mdc.edu/jobs/
 
Job Opening ID: 996764 
Salary:  $48,701 - $60,876 
  
Job Description:

The Enrollment Specialist for the Upward Bound Grant is responsible for coordinating participant identification and selection activities.  The position provides case management and retention services to Upward Bound participants. 
 
Duties & Responsibilities:  

•Coordinates admission, advisement, registration, financial aid, and career services for new and continuing Upward Bound students 
•Secures and maintains student information and performs follow-up; communicates with students on a regular basis via in-person, telephone, mail and e-mail to resolve difficulties
•Develops and maintains electronic databases for case management and tracking student progress and participation
•Contacts instructors to monitor student performances and follow-ups with students as needed in an effort to promote retention and educational opportunities
•Assists students with advisement and career services
•Coordinates with Grant Director to develop and implement strategies to achieve grant goals and objectives
•Works with students to resolve academic difficulties; coordinates services and tracks performance and participation
•Participates in dissemination of project information to potential participants
•Supervises part-time employees
•Participates in various departmental, campus and College initiatives related to recruitment, retention and student success

Minimum Requirements:

•Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology or related field and five (5) years of experience working with at-risk college students including providing academic advisement and implementing intervention strategies; or Master’s degree in education, psychology or related field and one (1) year of experience working with at-risk college students including providing academic advisement and implementing intervention strategies
•All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
•Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives and policies and procedures
•Demonstrates working knowledge of College programs and procedures regarding admission, advisement, registration, financial aid, graduation and career services
•Knowledge of Microsoft Office software applicable to area of responsibility 
•Possess good communication skills and have excellent public relations, organizational, and decision-making skills
•Ability to effectively present information to groups of administration, faculty, students, and the community
•Ability to define problems, collect and manage student data in a secure environment
•Ability to organize and manage tasks in a timely manner
•Ability to work flexible schedule including days, evenings, and some weekends
•Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staf