Outreach Specialist - Adult Education Block Grant

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Golden West College


Outreach Specialist - Adult Education Block Grant

Job# G-022-18

Salary: $58,082.00 - $78,306.00 Annually

Deadline: 03/14/18


Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cccd/jobs/2001728/outreach-specialist-adult-education-block-grant?keywords=Outreach%20Specialist%20-%20Adult%20Education%20Block%20Grant&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


Promotes enrollment and retention of adult learners and other economically disadvantaged students into special programs offered through one of the District's Colleges and/or its learning partners. Participates in, and implements activities that reach out to potential students using techniques such as speaking to community groups, organizing programs and events to enhance school readiness, and making direct contact with potential students.


Distinguishing Career Features:

The Outreach Specialist is an entry-level professional position focusing on initiating, establishing, and maintaining visible connections with peer agencies delivering education and directly to adults to deliver career and interest-based education, retraining, and academic programs resulting in a certificate or degree.  The Outreach Specialist requires the ability to employ self-starting skills to reach out to students and agencies and to deliver presentations.  The Outreach Specialist also requires demographic research and data management skills to identify potential students and monitor retention and success. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Researches, receives referrals, and otherwise identifies potential candidates for adult education programs. 

Serves as liaison on behalf of the District and College to service area Adult Education Schools and High School Continuation Programs.

Promotes adult learning by initiating and maintaining contact with faculty and college-to-career advisors including those who are administering related programs such as those for underserved populations and workforce development.

Schedules, coordinates, and presents information to individuals and/or groups to provide general information about the college and adult education opportunities and specific program information, to prospective students at local area continuation high schools, community organizations, on-campus events, and other locations.

Distributes career and technical education and other collegiate literature to peer adult schools and participating local agencies serving adults or promoting post-secondary education.  Attends career fairs and other events to present information and materials.

Conducts classroom and other presentations for students and non-student adult audiences to provide information on the education opportunities at community colleges. 

Participates in planning and conducting recruiting and outreach events that may include funding and in-kind resource development activities.  Follows up with arranging and facilitating college visitations, tours, and special presentations.

Assists with budget development activities by researching costs and proposing events and activities.  Organizes and maintains records of expenses.

Tracks student enrollment and outcomes and develops reports demonstrating aggregate outcomes; conducts post-AE student placement follow up and collects completion data for the Adult Education Block Grant reporting requirements.

Organizes and maintains records and statistical data necessary for research and program development, performance evaluation, and reports to funding and grantor agencies.

Assists with social media and website presence of the Office of Adult Education in coordination with the AEBG Project Director and IT Department.

 Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.


Qualifications and Physical Demands

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge and Skills:

The position requires working knowledge of grant and/or publicly-funded programs and resources encompassing socially and economically disadvantaged students.  Requires a working knowledge of post-secondary education interest, certificate, and degree curriculum that can attract adult students.  Requires a working knowledge of grants and special funds that are geared to targeted populations. Requires knowledge of the social and cultural programs that can enhance student retention.  Requires a working knowledge of funding sources and requirements, as well as the services that may be available to students from other agencies. Requires sufficient language and writing skills to prepare reports and correspondence.  Requires working knowledge of common office productivity software such as student databases, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation graphics.  Requires math skills sufficient to maintain financial and statistical records.  Requires well-developed human relations skill to convey technical concepts to students, exercise patience, and make presentations secondary schools and outside community-based agencies. 



Requires the ability to carry out all aspects of the position.  Requires the ability to learn and apply regulations, guidelines, and objectives for adult education programs.   Requires the ability to implement programs and services that enhance outreach to and registration of adult students to curriculum of interest and value for career enrichment.  Requires the ability to employ self-starting skills for outreach to other schools and organizations providing adult education.  Requires the ability to demonstrate a unique sensitivity to a diverse population of individuals.  Requires the ability to determine student eligibility to participate in special-funded programs by interpreting rules and regulations. May require the ability to perform work assignments at all College locations and off-campus settings.


Education and Experience:

The position typically requires a Bachelor's degree in a related field and concurrent experience working with adult learner populations.   Alternatively, an Associate's degree and four-to-six years of experience that includes outreach would be acceptable. Or, any combination of education and experience the that would meet the required qualifications.


Licenses and Certificates:

May require a valid driver license.




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Job No: G-022-18
Posted: 3/5/2018
Application Due: 3/14/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $58,082.00 - $78,306.00 Annually