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Assistant, Admissions

Employer
Austin Community College
Location
Austin, TX
Closing date
Jun 25, 2021

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Position Information
Location:
Highland Business Center
Hours:
40 hours/week as assigned. Generally Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (but may include occasional eveningand Saturday hours)
Salary:
Assistant 4/114 ($31,200.00 - $36,267.00)
FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt
Reports To:
Registrar/Manager, Admissions and Records.
Criminal Background Check:
Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.
College Profile


Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area. As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
  • Reflects the diversity of our community
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC
  • Student Profile


    Austin Community College District (ACC) is a Hispanic-Serving Institution. ACC's designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution reflects the commitment the college has to supporting our students' educational goals as well as the economic and social well-being of the surrounding communities we serve. ACC currently enrolls approximately 41,500 students each Fall semester, over half of whom are non-white. In fall 2019, ACC's students were 42% White, 38% Latinx, 8% African-American, 6% Asian, <1% Pacific Islander, <1% Native-American, and 4% multiracial.ACC pursues educational excellence by being accountable and committed to achieving diversity in our faculty and staff ranks. ACC seeks to be innovative in all its operations and provides students with guidance and support in achieving success in their educational goals, whether they are seeking a degree, successful transfer, employment or lifelong learning.Our Mission


    The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area. For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement.Commitment to Equity and Inclusion


    ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes. As an open-access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. The College values and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the College community.General Statement of Job


    To provide support services to prospective and current students, staff, and faculty.Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Provides customer service to prospective, current, and former students; assists students with registration issues, and in requesting and distributing student transcripts; answers incoming calls and responds to inquiries.
  • Performs various data entry and clerical duties in order to maintain accurate student records; prepares, receives, reviews, and maintains department records and/or documents; opens and distributes mail, files, and maintains office supplies as needed.
  • Responds to inquiries from students, departments, or general public by telephone, fax, email, or in person regarding application status, admissions, records, or related department procedures; provides information as requested.
  • Maintains computerized student files by entering updates and/or deleting records as required.
  • Verifies enrollment and residency status following established guidelines; processes college identification cards.
  • Reviews and processes forms necessary to process changes such as reinstatements, withdrawals, schedule changes, and grade changes.
  • May participate and assist with college recruiting efforts.
  • May contact other colleges, schools, or agencies to obtain clarification of possible discrepancies on transcripts before updating student information in system; may contact internal departments for clarification of accounting information and residency codes before updating student information in system.
  • KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


    Principles and practices pertaining admissions and/or graduation procedures.SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


    Maintaining an established work schedule. Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills including tact, discretion and diplomacy. Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through. Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials. Applying academic record policy and procedures. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Effective customer-orientation when working with a diverse population.Technology Skills


    Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software. May also use social media, work with desktop publishing, and update webpages.Required Work Experience


  • One year of related work experience.
  • Preferred Work Experience


    Secondary Education, Higher Education or Document Intake Processing.Required Education


  • High school diploma or educational equivalent.
  • Preferred Education


    Associate degree or some college coursework.Other Preferred Qualifications


    Excellent customer service skills. Comfortable working in a high volume, high demand work environment.Physical Requirements


    Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.Safety


  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
  • ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.

    DisclaimerThe above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

    As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.

    Organization

    The Austin Community College District is the primary gateway to higher education and training for residents in eight Central Texas counties. ACC is among the fastest-growing community colleges in the country, providing access to valuable programs and services that change lives and benefit communities.

    Mission and Vision

    The Austin Community College District values and respects each individual student. We promote student success and improve communities by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in the eight-county service area. Community colleges have a diverse, four-part mission:

    • General education and academic transfer
    • Workforce education
    • Foundation programs to get students college-ready
    • Lifelong learning (Continuing Education)

     

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