Title V Student Services Specialist (ExCEL)

Employer
Union County College
Location
Cranford, NJ
Posted
Aug 04, 2022
Closes
Aug 08, 2022
Ref
353357804
Position Type
Specialist
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
College / University
Union County College is a public comprehensive community college providing quality, affordable, accessible educational programs that serve the greater Union County region. It is the oldest of New Jerseys 19 Associate Degree Colleges, serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933. The College enrolls almost 30,000 credit, non-credit and continuing education students and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many programs lead to the Associate in Arts, Science and Applied Science degrees.

Campus: Cranford

General Description:

The ExCEL Student Services Specialist provides guidance, resources, and support to students in the ExCEL program. Student advisement responsibilities include the development of academic, career, and transfer plans, use of an early warning process, and biweekly class visits to ExCEL classes to encourage student engagement and ensure academic progress. The Student Services Specialist researches, coordinates, and facilitates transfer and career workshops, coordinates weekly meetings with ExCEL faculty to review student progress, organizes grant engagement activities and educational field trips/conferences for ExCEL students, and teaches the ExCEL section of the UCC 101: College Success course. In collaboration with the Title V Project Director, the Student Services Specialist supports the implementation of the grant project and the achievement of grant objectives.

Characteristics, Duties and Responsibilities:

• Researches, develops, and implements strategies to meet ExCEL grant objectives related to, but not limited to experiential learning, student retention and engagement, transfer, career planning, and advisement for students in Education, Business and Graphic Design courses.

• Advises ExCEL students on academic, transfer, and career goals through a proactive advising model that includes weekly outreach to students and coordination with ExCEL faculty.

• Utilizes virtual advising and retention tools to promote ExCEL student success.

• Teaches the ExCEL section of the UCC 101: College Success course.

• Coordinates and facilitates ExCEL student engagement activities including educational field trips and local conferences and educational workshops.

• Assists Title V ExCEL Project Director with the supervision of ExCEL Leaders.

• Coordinates and conducts training for ExCEL Leaders.

• Collects data and assesses results of student development initiatives, as assigned. Recommends modifications to existing services based on data-informed decision-making.

• Prepares and submits reports to the Title V ExCEL Project Director, as required.

• Collaborates with the ExCEL Project Staff, ExCEL faculty, and ExCEL Program Advisory committee on student success and retention initiatives.

• Performs additional related duties as assigned.

Education Requirements:

• Master's degree in a related field required.

Experience:

• Title V Grant, EOF , or related cohort-based program experience working directly with students is preferred.

• Bilingual (Spanish/English), preferred.

• Familiarity with Ellucian Colleague, Business Objects, Canvas, and project management tools, preferred.

Competencies and Skills Required:

• Title V Grant, EOF , or related cohort-based program experience working directly with students is preferred.

• Bilingual (Spanish/English), preferred.

• Familiarity with Ellucian Colleague, Business Objects, Canvas, and project management tools, preferred.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

• This position's duties are normally performed in a typical interior/residence work environment, based on the activity scheduled.

• Some physical effort required; however, the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

• Some travel required.

Union County College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, religion, age, disability, handicap or other legally protected status in its provision of employment, education, and activities, or other services. Union County College is an EEO/AAP Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled Disclaimer: This job description outlines the general nature and key features performed by various positions that share the same job classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of all employees assigned to the job. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or re-assign duties to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other business reasons. Union County College offers a competitive compensation package and salaries that are commensurate with experience and qualifications. The following benefits are also provided: Medical benefits and pension plan offered through the State of NJ; Dental and vision benefits; Vacation days based on accrual system; Ten paid holidays and three floating holidays that are determined by the College; Tuition remission for employee, spouse, and eligible children for credit and non-credit courses; and Tuition reimbursement for approved degree programs at an accredited college or university.

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