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Retention and Intervention Specialist, Nursing

Houston Community College System
Houston, Texas, John B Coleman Building

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Retention and Intervention Specialist, Nursing🔍Houston, Texas, John B Coleman BuildingNew📁Managerial & Professional📅21002CR Requisition #📅1 day ago Post Date
  • Job SummaryThis position coordinates activities with faculty and students to promote student success in the Nursing Programs. Identifies students identified as “at risk” based on test scores, faculty report, student request, and students with academic difficulties. This position provides remediation and works with students to improve critical thinking, and test taking skills. Working ConditionsGeneral office. May frequently be required to walk; stand; sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer, photocopier, file cabinets, and calculator. Manual dexterity, ability to lift up to 25 pounds, ability to reach and bend, and use 2-step stool while safely lifting and lowering boxes. Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business-related events. May be required to work after hours to include weekends and holidays. Essential FunctionsServe as a resource to faculty in retention and remediation of at risk and culturally diverse population. Maintain a caseload of “at risk” students and meets with each student at least once every two weeks or weekly if indicated. Refer students to social support services and additional tutoring services and to other services offered by the Academic Success Center (ASC). Develop a community of learners that holistically fosters professional growth, development, and socialization into the nursing profession. These may include nurse professionals outside of HCCS and general class times. Tutor and mentor students in the areas of time management, organization, study skills and stress management Assist students to use current on-line learning and remediation tools. Assist students in preparation for high-stakes testing. Maintain accurate records of activities, student progression, and meetings or other service intervention. Collect and analyze data regarding student’s use and effectiveness of remediation resources and services. Collect, compile, and disseminate data and statistics on standardized tests Assist in coordinating program-wide nursing retention programs. Knowledge of the NCLEX Blueprint and NCLEX style questions. Monitor and Track Standardized exam data. Serve as unofficial member of the admissions, progression, and retention committee.
  • Performs other duties, tasks and assignments as required.
  • Education
    • Master's degree in nursing. (Official transcripts(s) conferring degree must accompany the application.)Experience
    • 3 years clinical experience in a variety of nursing fields required.
    • Teaching experience preferred.
    Licensing & Certification

    • Unencumbered TX License as a registered nurse (RN) (copy of RN License must accompany the application)
    • Valid Texas Driver License
    Special Skills

    • MS Office Programs
    • Knowledge of NCLEX
  • Competencies
    • Delivering High Quality Work
    • Accepting Responsibility
    • Serving Customers
    • Supporting Organizational Goals
    • Driving Continuous Improvement
    • Acting with Integrity
    • Thinking Critically
    • Managing Change
    • Communicating Effectively
  • The Organization

    Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

    The Team

    Play a central role at HCC as you keep our everyday operations running like clockwork. You’ll get the chance to make things happen and work closely with inspiring leaders across different parts of the institution. Whether your role is supportive, administrative, financial or something else, you’ll be part of a dynamic team that not only provides HCC students with cutting-edge academic and career tools, it also takes care of its people.

    We are currently seeking a Retention and Intervention Specialist for the Associate Degree in Nursing program who will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

    The Opportunity
    You: You’re a registered nurse with a passion for helping student nurses succeed academically and in their careers.

    Your mission: We’ll count on you to coach students identified as “at risk” based on test scores, faculty report or student request.

    Your work: You’ll provide tutoring and work with students to improve their critical thinking and test taking skills, and refer students to the Student Success Center and social support resources as needed. In addition, you’ll develop a community of learners that holistically fosters professional growth, development and socialization into the nursing profession.

    Next steps: If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you’re a collaborator, an innovator and a person who gets things done, apply today!


    Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:
    • Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City’s 55.
    • 145 languages are spoken here.
    • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
    • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
    • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
    • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation’s top institutions.
    • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston’s cultural scene.
    • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

    If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.
    EEO StatementHouston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
    Office of Institutional Equity
    PO Box 667517 Houston TX, 77266713 718.8271 or [email protected] HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact (713) 718-8565.


    Houston Community College is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development, and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society.

    Houston Community College offers more than 300 degrees and certificates as well as over 2,000 courses.

    Working at HCC

    Houston Community College System (HCCS) employs a competitive hiring process for Faculty, Staff and Administrators. We offer a wide-range of benefits for our employees and their family members. To view our employee benefits, visit HCC Summary of Benefits. We employ full-time, part-time/adjunct and temporaries for a composite institutional staffing of approximately 6,000 employees.

    About Houston

    Houston is a business leader and has a vibrant economy with an abundance of amentities and resources. The City of Houston is home to more than 2.2 million people and the Greater Houston area has a population of more than 5 million. The city has a diverse mix of food, music, sports, amenities and resources.



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