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Bilingual Outreach/Placement Specialist

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Tifton, GA

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Job Title: Bilingual Outreach/Placement Specialist
Location: Tifton, GA
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 231077

Position Title: High School Equivalency Program Outreach and Placement Specialist

Job Description: The Outreach and Placement Specialist reports to the High School Equivalency Program (HEP) Associate Director, who assigns outreach, recruitment, and placement goals. The Specialist makes initial contact with prospective HEP students and assist them in the admissions process. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for following up with students after obtaining their high school equivalency diploma and assist them with their plans after program completion.

Reports to: High School Equivalency Program Associate Director

Department: Multicultural Education


    Design and implement outreach plan to recruit 70 students annuallyMake initial contact and interview prospective students to verify that they meet requirements for program participationAdminister admission testing and assist potential students during application process Document and organize all information related to student eligibility to be evaluated for program admission Establish and maintain relationships with collaborative agencies that can provide referrals and support to studentsAttend and present HEP information at various meetings to promote the program Follow-up with program graduates to explore placement opportunitiesMake individual/group presentations for students on college admission process, resume building, interview skills, job application process, etc. Maintain constant communication with General Educational Development (GED) diploma attainers to assist them with plans after graduation Assist in the planning of orientation, graduation, and other student activities Transport residential students to testing sites and other locations as neededCollect and compile data for monthly and annual progress reports for program evaluation

    This position will be at ABAC’s main campus in Tifton, Georgia Office setting with minimal lifting or physical requirementsTravel throughout the service area will be requiredMust work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the population: weekends, and/or eveningsMust hold a current Georgia driver’s licenseThis position is exempt from overtime
    Minimum Qualifications:Associate’s degree, (Bachelor’s degree in any educational field preferred). Bilingual in English and Spanish (fluency/proficiency in reading, writing and speaking) is required.Culturally competent to the needs of migrant and seasonal farm workers.Basic computer literacy skills with email, Word, Excel, and other Microsoft 365 programs.Demonstrated competency in self-motivation and initiative.Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Preferred Qualifications in addition to the previous list: Experience working with the migrant and seasonal farm worker population for one to three years.SALARY is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is 100% grant funded.

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