Title V Grant Success Coach (Advisor)

Job Details

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Position Title:

Title V Grant Success Coach (Advisor)

Position Number:

798739

Posting Number:

201500137P

Start Date:

11/15/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions To Applicants:

Please Note: A criminal background check will be conducted on candidate finalist prior to the offer of employment. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be competed in full detail (including work history) for your qualifications to be considered. Failure to complete the application completely may result in you not being considered for the vacant position. Your application for the position will not be complete until you receive an online confirmation number at the end of the process of applying for a position. The following documents are requested: resume, unofficial copies of official transcripts, and name, phone number, and e-mail addresses of three (3) professional references. Applicants selected for interviews may be asked to provide letters of reference. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. Review of qualified applicants to begin immediately. NOTE: The grant position is for a five year time period. Title V grant is a five-year grant awarded by the Department of Education. In compliance with House Bill 558 passed during the 76th Legislative session, Lamar State College – Port Arthur requires that all male U.S. citizens from 18 to 26 years of age provide proof of registration with the Selective System or exemption from such registration, prior to employment. If you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at (409)984-6237. Lamar State College Port Arthur is an E-Verify Employer. EEO/AA

Job Summary:

The Title V Grant Success Coaches report to the Title V Director of Excelencia. The Title V Grant Success Coaches will help students recognize and achieve their educational goals. The Success Coaches will help students examine school programs, recognize their academic strengths, and select a major. The Success Coaches will also assist in implementing strategies to enhance student retention and graduation and provide a transfer path. They will work closely with college administrators and stay up-to-date on program changes. In addition, these professionals provide outreach and support to grant-eligible students over time. Other duties as assigned. The grant position is for a three year time period. Title V grant is a five-year grant awarded by the Department of Education.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate degree required with related experience in the field. Bachelor’s degree is preferred from an accredited college or university.

At least one year of experience in a high school or higher education setting as a faculty member or in a student services role.

Must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience as an academic advisor/counselor/recruiter or faculty member in a higher education setting.

Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Must be able to demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of students from diverse backgrounds.

Ability to deal with students, faculty and staff in professional manner.

Ability to establish effective working relationships with others.

Ability to promote a positive campus image.

Ability to follow established college policies and procedures.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly carry up to 25 pounds, and lift up to 25 pounds. Frequent local travel.

SALARY :

$34,000 Annual Salary

Work Hours:

40 hrs a wk; Mon-Fri 8 to 5; Occasional Overtime

Essential Job Functions:

Help students recognize and achieve their educational goals.

Essential Job Functions:

Help students examine school programs, recognize their academic strengths, and select a major.

Essential Job Functions:

Assist in implementing strategies to enhance student retention and graduation and provide a transfer path.

Essential Job Functions:

Work closely with college administrators and instructional programs to stay up-to-date on program changes.

Essential Job Functions:

Provide outreach and support to grant-eligible students over time.

Essential Job Functions:

Meet regularly with the Director of Excelencia to inform the Director of grant achievements, challenges, or needed support.

Essential Job Functions:

Perform other appropriate duties, related to Title V grant goals, as the Director of Excelencia may authorize or request.

Organization

Working at Lamar State College-Port Arthur

Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life.

Located in Port Arthur, an industrial and cultural center of Southeast Texas, the college offers freshman- and sophomore-level work in numerous academic and technical/vocational fields. The campus sits between the 1,000 and 1,800 blocks of Procter Street and Lakeshore Drive.

The city has modern public schools, churches, shopping districts and recreation areas serving a community of approximately 70,000 persons. Principal area industries are oil refining, chemical production, shipping and shipbuilding. The metropolitan area, known as the Golden Triangle, includes the cities of Beaumont, Orange, Vidor, Port Neches, Nederland, Groves and Bridge City. All lie within 25 miles of Port Arthur and form the heart of the upper Texas Gulf Coast where approximately 350,000 live.

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