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Student Support Services Program Specialist

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Details:
Posted: December 14, 2021
Level: Educational Assistant
Hours: Part-time up to 17 hours per week 
Closing Date: Continuous Recruitment-Filled on an as-needed basis

Location:
Multiple Colleges (Current need at Manchester Community College)

CT State Community College Mission:

Connecticut State Community College (CT State) provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities, and industries it serves, and awards associates degrees and certificates.

CT State Community College Vision:

CT State will be recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership, and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational, and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.

CT State Community College Equity Statement:

The CSCU system commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.  

Anticipated Start Date: 

Continuous open recruitment

Application Deadline: 

Filled on an as-needed basis, depending on specific college needs. Applications will stay active for 1 year.

Position Summary:

The Community Colleges offer two-year liberal arts degrees as well as certificate programs in technical, career and occupational fields. The Colleges make their educational efforts available to a varied population within which specific skills may be lacking in basic subject areas necessary for success in higher education.
The SSS (Student Support Services) Program Specialist manages remedial and supplemental tutoring and skill building training to improve student proficiency in a specific subject area such as mathematics, science or reading/writing at a Community College.

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor degree in education, special education or a closely related field with (1) or more years experience with higher educational support programming; or a combination of education, training and experience which would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position’s essential duties.

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:

  • Experience in academic and skills assessment methods.
  • Experience with physical and learning disabilities.
  • Experience with remedial, developmental and adult education methods and techniques.
  • Experience with Student support and development.

Substitutions Allowed:
Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references.  Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a college summer bridge program.

Example of Job Duties:

Under the Grant Project Director or a Student Affairs Administrator The SSS Program Specialist is accountable for providing the remedial and learning assistance needed to improve students’ proficiency in general student development through effective performance in these essential functional areas:

  • Program development;
  • Service delivery;
  • Training, development and direction of staff and student workers;

This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description. Candidate may perform some or all of the job functions.

Salary:
$33.59 hourly.

Application Instructions:
To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Manager of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion [email protected]

Prior to extending an offer of employment, the finalists for state employment must prove that they  (1 )are fully vaccinated against COVID-19; (2) have received the first dose and has either received a second dose or has an appointment for the second dose in a two-dose series vaccination, such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or has received a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine; or (3) have applied for an exemption from this requirement because a physician, physician’s assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse has determined that the administration of COVID-19 vaccine is likely to be detrimental to their health, or the finalist objects to vaccination on the basis of a sincerely held religious or spiritual belief. Each application for an exemption will be considered on an individualized, case-by-case basis, and any applicant for an exemption must provide appropriate supporting documentation if requested. Executive Order

CSCC IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F

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