Educational Outreach Specialist

Job description

Posting Number:

S140901

Position Title:

Educational Outreach Specialist

Department:

Project Achieve

Division:

Student Development

Classification:

Support Staff

FLSA Classification:

Non-Exempt

Union/Non Union:

Union

Full Time / Part Time? :

Part Time

Salary Range - Minimum:

$20.41 per hour

Hours per week:

Up to 28

Temporary? :

No

Posting Date:

04/12/2021

Closing Date:

04/21/2021

Open Until Filled:

No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, unofficial transcripts for the required degree (if applicable) must be attached and submitted at the time of application.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following:

• Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment background check
• Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment Drug Screening for employees that are new to the College
• Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires

Advertising Summary:

Each year, more than 35,000 students find the diverse, comprehensive high quality educational experience they are looking for at JJC. We hope that you will take a few minutes to explore the job opportunities we have available and consider becoming a part of this experience.

The recruitment of qualified and diverse faculty and staff is the cornerstone of JJC’s commitment to an innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community. At JJC, we respect the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees brings to the workplace.

Link to Human Resources website:

http://www.jjc.edu/about-jjc/college-leadership/administration/human-resources

Job Details:

POSITION: SPECIALIST, Educational Outreach SPPROJ-SPEC01
STATUS: Part time Grant-funded
DEPARTMENT: Project Achieve
DIVISION: Student Development
CLASSIFICATION:Non-exempt
UNION:Support and Technical
REPORTS TO:Director, Project Achieve
PLACEMENT: Support staff, grade 7
MINIMUM PAY RATE: $20.41 per hour

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

POSITION SUMMARY
This is a part-time grant-funded position that works with federally-funded TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program and is responsible for providing outreach and identification of eligible participants to include middle/high school students; guidance on secondary school re-entry; financial literacy; academic counseling; advising; assistance with college admission processes; conducting needs and outcome assessment and assisting with periodic reports. The Educational Outreach Specialist works under general direction of the Program Coordinator and Director to provide program services to participants within established guidelines; to develop and implement goals, operating procedures and programmatic efforts; and to keep abreast of TRIO rules and regulations. Occasional evening and/or weekend hours may be required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Assist with the selection process, assessment and placement of Talent Search participants.
2.Provide group, individual instruction, academic, financial literacy and educational advisement.
3.Develop and refine methods for continuous monitoring and adequate follow-up of student progress.
4.Develop methods/tools/materials to address ETS participants’ needs to ensure academic success.
5.Plan, organize, and execute logistics for college tours and cultural events for students.
6.Review participants progress periodically through interviews with participants and target school staff.
7.Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, administrators, acquire a general knowledge of the overall operation, functions and programs of the campus to which assigned.
8.Advise Program Director, faculty and ETS staff of obstacles to learning experienced by ETS participants; conduct individual and group workshops in problematic areas.
9.Ability to present occasional evening and/or weekend workshops.
10.Demonstrated administrative ability and knowledge in financial aid processes, admission/recruitment procedures, and community relations.

11.Participate in TRIO training seminars and workshops such as Illinois TRiO, EOA, and COE; serve on assigned college committees and clubs that support the identified TRIO and Student Development Division program goals and objectives.
12.Participate in achieving departmental and college goals and objectives.
13.Perform related duties as assigned.

Internal candidates must adhere to the terms of employment regarding length of time in current position as outlined in their union contract.

Application Procedures: “Apply to this Job at employment.jjc.edu”

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following:
• Satisfactory results of a background check
• Post-offer, pre-employment Drug Screening for employees that are new to the College
• Post-offer, pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires

Joliet Junior College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action college supporting diversity.

ANNUAL CLERY SAFETY REPORT (ASR) NOTICE FIRE SAFETY REPORT (FSA) and MISSING PERSON POLICY (MPP) FOR STUDENTS RESIDING IN “ON CAMPUS” STUDENT HOUSING
Joliet Junior College is committed to assisting members of the JJC community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual CLERY security compliance document along with the Fire Safety Report (FSR) and the Missing Person Policy (MPP) for students residing in “on campus” student housing is available at the JJC Police Department website :
www.jjc.edu/cleryreport

If you would like to receive the ASR, FSR or MPP in booklet form, you may stop by the Campus Police Department located on Main Campus in G 1013 or call Campus Police at 815-280-2234. The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety such as crime prevention and reporting, police law enforcement authority, disciplinary procedures and other related security policies. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous years for all JJC campuses, property owned and controlled by JJC District 525 and on public property immediately adjacent to JJC campuses.
This information is required by law and is made available by the Joliet Junior College Police Department.

Position Summary :

POSITION SUMMARY
This is a part-time grant-funded position that works with federally-funded TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program and is responsible for providing outreach and identification of eligible participants to include middle/high school students; guidance on secondary school re-entry; financial literacy; academic counseling; advising; assistance with college admission processes; conducting needs and outcome assessment and assisting with periodic reports. The Educational Outreach Specialist works under general direction of the Program Coordinator and Director to provide program services to participants within established guidelines; to develop and implement goals, operating procedures and programmatic efforts; and to keep abreast of TRIO rules and regulations. Occasional evening and/or weekend hours may be required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Assist with the selection process, assessment and placement of Talent Search participants.
2.Provide group, individual instruction, academic, financial literacy and educational advisement.
3.Develop and refine methods for continuous monitoring and adequate follow-up of student progress.
4.Develop methods/tools/materials to address ETS participants’ needs to ensure academic success.
5.Plan, organize, and execute logistics for college tours and cultural events for students.
6.Review participants progress periodically through interviews with participants and target school staff.
7.Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, administrators, acquire a general knowledge of the overall operation, functions and programs of the campus to which assigned.
8.Advise Program Director, faculty and ETS staff of obstacles to learning experienced by ETS participants; conduct individual and group workshops in problematic areas.
9.Ability to present occasional evening and/or weekend workshops.
10.Demonstrated administrative ability and knowledge in financial aid processes, admission/recruitment procedures, and community relations.

11.Participate in TRIO training seminars and workshops such as Illinois TRiO, EOA, and COE; serve on assigned college committees and clubs that support the identified TRIO and Student Development Division program goals and objectives.
12.Participate in achieving departmental and college goals and objectives.
13.Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1.Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with course work in Education, Psychology, Sociology, or Guidance service related disciplines.
2.One (1) year of previous experience working in student services or a closely related field with successful experience dealing with disadvantaged students 6th-12th grade.
3.Experience designing and presenting programs, workshops, and advisement sessions relating to learning styles, academic college entrance exams, federal financial aid, scholarships, graduation requirements, goal setting and other academic success skills.
4.Strong presentation skills with excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
1.Master’s Degree in Education, Psychology, Human Services, Counseling, Social Work, Higher Education, or related field.
2.Experience with TRiO programs and understanding of educational, career and transfer planning.
3.Expertise delivering group presentations and effectively facilitating large & small group discussions.
4.Experience in using appropriate technologies, student learning style assessment instruments and strength inventories in all aspects of advising and counseling practices.

Physical Demands:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
1.Normal office physical demands.
2.Ability to travel between campus locations and to and from community events.

Working Conditions:

WORKING CONDITIONS
1.Duties are performed indoors in the usual office and/or outdoor environment.

Compliance Announcement:

ANNUAL CLERY SAFETY REPORT (ASR) NOTICE FIRE SAFETY REPORT (FSA) and MISSING PERSON POLICY (MPP) FOR STUDENTS RESIDING IN “ON CAMPUS” STUDENT HOUSING


Joliet Junior College is committed to assisting members of the JJC community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual CLERY security compliance document along with the Fire Safety Report (FSR) and the Missing Person Policy (MPP) for students residing in “on campus” student housing is available at the JJC Police Department website : https://jjc.edu/about-jjc/police-and-safety


If you would like to receive the ASR, FSR or MPP in booklet form, you may stop by the Campus Police Department located on Main Campus in G 1013 or call Campus Police at 815-280-2234. The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety such as crime prevention and reporting, police law enforcement authority, disciplinary procedures and other related security policies. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous years for all JJC campuses, property owned and controlled by JJC District 525 and on public property immediately adjacent to JJC campuses.


This information is required by law and is made available by the Joliet Junior College Police Department.

 

 

 

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Posted: 4/14/2021
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