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KEYS Student Facilitator (Full-Time) Grant Funded

Reading Area Community College
Reading, PA

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Application Instructions

Send a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references from past supervisors, to

Please indicate the job code KEYS-SF(3) in the subject line of your email.

After sending in your documents, please fill out the online Job Applicant Identifier form. RACC is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with government regulations we are required to record numbers of job applicants by sex and ethnic category. We ask that you indicate your race or national origin and sex, but you are not required to provide this information. This information will not be kept with your application and will be used only in accordance with state and federal regulations.

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Job Details Title:KEYS Student Facilitator (Full-Time) Grant FundedAnnounce date:10/11/2023Apply by date:10/25/2023Application status:Accepting ApplicationsPosition type: Full-time Salary:$42,197 per year

Working Hours:

Working hours for this position consist of 37.5 hours per week (7.5 hour period, exclusive of a ½ hour or 1 hour lunch.) These hours to be agreed upon between the supervisor and employee at the onset of employment. Attendance on campus required.


The Student Facilitator provides intensive case management services to historically underserved students who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and/or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits while attending classes at RACC. The KEYS Program is an Employment and Training Program under the Department of Human Services. The KEYS Student Facilitator will work with students to orient them to the KEYS Program services and resources, including child care subsidies, education/training funds and much more. In addition, this individual will guide KEYS students through the RACC enrollment process, support the student as they navigate the college experience through successful completion.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Conduct KEYS orientation with students referred by the County Assistance Office to RACC to obtain their GED/HEP, Career Certificate and/or Associates Degree.
  • Enroll the student in the KEYS Program by both accepting the referral in CWDS and conducting a face-to-face, intake interview within 15 calendar days of the referral date.
  • Assist KEYS students in the enrollment process and review the participation requirements.
  • Plan, develop and deliver comprehensive case management services to meet the needs of KEYS students by meeting regularly with students to ensure their success at RACC.
  • Support the KEYS students in resolving compliance-related issues by collaborating with the CAO, other areas of the college and Community Partners/Resources.
  • Submit requests for Special Allowances for KEYS students to the County Assistance Office.
  • Track progress, student learning outcomes and assessment of student participation.
  • Monitor student compliance and ensure that the KEYS student is attending classes and maintaining satisfactory academic progress.
  • Provide updates to CAO regarding student’s compliance in the program.
  • Maintain confidential student files.
  • Serve as a liaison with the County Assistance Office (CAO) and Bureau of Employment and Training Programs (BETP) concerning the grant and program activities. This includes attendance at State meetings/conferences and regular communication with CAO liaisons.
  • In cooperation with KEYS staff, develop and instruct academic programming, workshops, and facilitate support groups as necessary.
  • Work cooperatively as a member of the Student Affairs Division, whose purpose is to provide academic and personal support to students. Assist KEYS students in accessing additional support services to include disability services, academic coaching, tutoring, mentoring, scholarships, technical support and remediation.
  • Assist with KEYS weekly, monthly, semester and yearly program reports required by the Department of Human Services (DHS), Bureau of Policy Office (BOP) who awards that grants to the college.
  • Provide data determined by the DHS that will be used to evaluate student and program outcomes.
  • Assist in program evaluation as determined by the Director.
  • Attend KEYS, State and in-service meetings, conferences, workshops, trainings and staff development as requested by the Director.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities:

    This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience:


    1. Master’s with one year of case management or related work is required; OR Bachelor’s degree with two years case management or closely related work.
    2. Minimum of one year of experience in Post-Secondary Education and training, Workforce Development Employment and Training Programs and/or County Assistance Offices.


    1. Master’s degree in Social Work, Human Services, Counseling, Psychology or closely related field or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Higher Education Administration or closely related field.
    2. Experience working with historically underserved students in a college setting.
    3. Experience working in Employment & Training Programs and/or Workforce Development Programs.
    4. Bilingual communications (reading, writing and speaking) in English and Spanish is strongly preferred.
    Other Skills and Abilities:
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Attention to details
    • Able to complete tasks with minimum direct supervision
    Computer Skills:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual should be very comfortable operating computers especially being proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word software.

    Communication Skills:

    Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondences, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the College.

    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

    Mathematical Skills:

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


    Working at Reading Area Community College

    Reading Area Community College (RACC) is a mid-size comprehensive community college located in historic Berks County, Pennsylvania in the City of Reading.  The College serves not only Berks County but draws students from the surrounding area.  Located less than 60 miles from Philadelphia and 50 miles from Harrisburg, Reading and its suburbs offers a quality-of-life, as well as access to major cultural, urban environments.               

    The institution is committed to a philosophy of student success with an experienced, dedicated faculty and staff.  The academic portfolio includes 40-plus programs ranging from liberal arts to engineering, as well as a unique center devoted to cutting edge technologies supporting local businesses and industries.  The College has incorporated a strong commitment to technology and is adding each year to its online course offerings as well as blended, hybrid courses enabling the community year round access to quality education.  The College is also designated the only Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in Pennsylvania.

    The College is looking to attract individuals who are interested in helping Reading Area Community College continue its evolution as a standard for opportunity, excellence, and hope for students. RACC is devoted to enabling students to fulfill their academic goals.   We particularly welcome applications from energetic, enthusiastic individuals who wish to be a part of a growing, thriving community college and who share this commitment.

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