Single Stop Specialist, Catto Scholarship

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Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment that attracts and retains talented and diverse faculty and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College. We value and support a culturally diverse and intellectually dynamic community to prepare our students for global citizenship. Join us as we transition from our first 50 years into the next and build upon a legacy that will impact the city of Philadelphia and beyond.

Community College of Philadelphia is seeking to fill a Single Stop Specialist, Catto Scholarship position. Under the guidance of the Project Director, the Single Stop Specialist is responsible for providing public benefit assessment, education and application assistance, as well as providing support connecting College's students to other Single Stop services - legal counseling, benefits screening and application assistance, and tax preparation. In addition, this position supports the office's outreach efforts and connects client students with other services within the local community and departments at the College. This position will have primary responsibility for coordinating support by the Single Stop Office of the Octavius Catto Scholarship students for new and continuing full-time enrolled degree and certificate-seeking students and will provide support to the Octavius Catto Scholarship staff in meeting goals. This position is primarily located at the College's Main Campus but may require travel to the College Regional Centers as needed.

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Community College of Philadelphia recognizes that our employees are important and vital to our success. We offer a high-quality, comprehensive program of benefits, which represents an important component of total compensation.

Our benefits include:

  • Medical, dental and prescription drug plans for employee and all of their eligible family members
  • College-paid life and disability insurance
  • College closes for Winter Break the week between Christmas and New Years and for a week in March for Spring Break
  • Tuition remission (for classes at the College)
  • Forgivable tuition loan (for classes at any accredited academic institution)
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 10% College contribution
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care flexible spending accounts
  • College operates on a 4-day work week during the summer months
  • Paid vacation plus holiday and personal time off

Community College of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree required. Any and all degrees must be from a recognized institutional accreditor.

• Experience in a high volume, fast-paced environment with the ability to perform several tasks concurrently, keep organized and detailed records, complete necessary paperwork and meet deadlines required.

• Experience with and commitment to working with low-income families and individuals required.

• Must be professional and a team player; outstanding attention to detail and critical thinking skills required.

• Excellent public speaking skills with outstanding interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills required.

• Proficiency with database management, as well as Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint and Excel required.

• Ability to work independently and use independent judgment in making administrative/ procedural decisions with minimal supervision required.

• Ability to maintain sensitivity, understanding and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds required.

• An understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff and students required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Two years (2) of direct and social services experience, with an emphasis in case management, benefits access, housing and/or advocacy, preferred.

• Experience working with a large client population strongly preferred.





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Posted: 10/20/2020
Application Due: 12/19/2020
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