Student Liaison, Educational Opportunity Center
Student Liaison, Educational Opportunity Center
Department: Educational Opportunity Center
Location: Jerry Sue Thornton Center
Reports To: Dr. Elijah Scott
Recruitment Type: External/Internal
Requisition ID: req926
Employment Type: Full-Time Support Staff
Vacancy Number: CUSTOM.VACANCY.NUMBER
Union Position: Non-Union
Work Schedule: Standard College Hours: M-F, 8:30am-5pm.*Occasional evening and weekend hours as requested by supervisor
Number of Openings: 1
SUMMARY Serves as liaison and connects students to personal, academic, and career support services. Conducts individual and group program-engagement sessions. Collaborates with faculty, staff, and counselors to ensure optimum student support. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Serves as liaison and connects students to personal, academic, and career support services Assists in selecting and identifying new student participants as assignedMonitors participants’ academic progress and refers to counseling department as neededAssists students with completing financial aid and scholarship applications, writing essays/papers, connecting to academic support, and informs students of Educational Opportunity Center program offeringsMaintains accurate and timely documentation of all necessary data to ensure compliance with the U.S. Department of Education Conducts individual and group program-engagement sessionsMay conduct parental outreach to provide student progress reportsEnsures students develop applicable technological and professional knowledge and skillsFacilitates supplemental skill-building concepts for students enrolled in high-risk coursesMeets regularly with staff for participant and program evaluationsWorks collaboratively with the Student Counseling department to ensure deliberate and attentive student referrals when neededMeets with faculty regarding student progress and course content/materials, as neededAssists in writing and editing the departmental newsletters and other correspondence as neededMay attend College-wide meetings, workshops, and conferences as directed Assists with metric tracking and report preparationPerforms other duties as assigned
Qualifications:REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/TRAININGBachelor’s Degree in a related fieldSignificant related experience may substitute for educationMinimum of two years of demonstrated experience advising, counseling, and/or teaching under-represented students/participantsDemonstrated experience making sound decisions that affect a work unit or teamDemonstrated experience in a role requiring diverse problem solving methods in a variety of situations KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIESPossess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skillsPossess strong organizational and time-management skillsWorks accurately with great attention to detailAbility to prioritize/handle multiple tasks and work with deadlines in a dynamic environmentAbility to promote collaboration, teamwork, and involve all stakeholders in decision-making processesPossess sound understanding of the needs of community Ability to work well with faculty, staff, and administratorsPossess willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends as neededAbility to enter, monitor and interpret student data accuratelyExcellent customer service skills and proven ability to develop and sustain productive customer relationshipsAbility to effectively complete work assignments independentlyPossess working knowledge of student advising concepts, practices and procedures with the ability to use in varied situations as it pertains to the departmental focus Demonstrated basic project management skillsDemonstrated intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPointAbility to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivityAbility to collaborate, persuade, gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas on significant projectsAbility to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and qualityPossess sensitivity to appropriately respond to the needs of a diverse population COMPETENCIES CRITICAL COMPETENCIESService FocusCollaborationQuality of Work VERY IMPORTANT COMPETENCIESCommunicationTime Utilization IMPORTANT COMPETENCIESAdaptabilityContinuous Improvement PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/TRAININGMaster’s DegreeDemonstrated experience and/or familiarity with College/Program-specific software KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES Possess knowledge of federal TRiO programs and regulations Demonstrated ability to fluently speak, read, and write Spanish PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS(The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)The work is performed in a normal, professional office environment; The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated;Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the duties of the job and will perform repetitive motions with hands/fingers using a computer mouse and keyboard to type. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, files, pamphlets, books, etc.;Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the worksite EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENTCuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.
Special Note: This is a grant funded position
Special Instructions to Applicants: During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.
Affirmative Action Statement: Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.