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Specialist- AED Student Services

Harper College
Palatine, IL

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details


Registration and Assessment

Assists in the recruitment and retention of AED students.

Participates in the AED general and on-going student registration/intake and placement processes.

Together with students, develops Educational plans to reflect their goals and follows up with students who have Educational Transition Plans.

Administers tests as needed.

Provides initial appropriate individual student guidance; refers unprepared students to the Student Development faculty, or other support services / community agencies.

Instructional Enhancement Services:

Serves as an advocate for students by providing education on the rights of immigrants and encouraging students to follow through with referrals to immigrant advocacy organizations.

Serves as a resource to implement techniques for cultural competency within the department.

Arranges educational lectures and presentations on issues pertinent to the NNL student population.

Student Guidance

Directs student follow-up activities including contacting students who have or have not completed the program.

Conducts recognition activities for AED student accomplishments and student contributions.

Serves as liaison between the AED Department and other Harper departments as well as community agencies. Maintains files of community agencies and serves as a resource for student referrals.

Assists students in locating and using educational, career, and vocational information.

Conducts interviews and refers students for testing of and monitoring of special needs, such as learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, visual impairments, or physical disabilities.

Conducts student surveys to determine academic and vocational interests.

Works with students needing assistance with schedule changes.

Serves on committees and task forces in the college and community to provide for improved student services and increased networking in the community.

Performs related duties as assigned.


Founded in 1965, William Rainey Harper College is a dynamic comprehensive community college situated on a 200-acre campus in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College is committed to diversity, and encourages the development of multicultural perspectives.

harper_college1.gifAnnually, the College serves approximately 25,000 students from 23 communities. Providing both transfer and career programs, Harper offers degrees and a wide range of credit, continuing education and corporate training for students of all ages and interests. In order to provide accessible higher education to all, we offer a flexible schedule of daytime, nighttime and weekend classes at our main campus and at several other sites conveniently located throughout our service area.

Harper College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and has received the coveted Bond Rating of Aaa from Moody’s Investor Service. We are committed to our Institutional Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Collaboration.

Our Vision:

William Rainey Harper College is committed to academic integrity and excellence. The College is a leader in teaching and learning, transforming lives by responding to the needs of the individual and the community.

harper_college2.jpgBenefits offered to employees include tuition reimbursement/professional expense, health/life/dental/disability insurance, participation in the State University Retirement System (SURS) and tax deferred annuity plans as well as fourteen paid holidays. Harper also offers some on-site childcare, a summer camp for children, and much more.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer that encourages applications from women, minority group members and persons with disabilities.

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