Education Specialist (Student Services Program Coordinator II) 22122

South Carolina Job Board
College Park, SC
Aug 14, 2022
Aug 16, 2022
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Job Responsibilities

The Education Specialist is responsible for assessing, counseling, and advising adults concerning enrollment in and/or continuing post-secondary education, as well as job/work opportunities and trends. Provide direct, one-to-one career and academic counseling in the areas of career development, financial aid, post-secondary access, life planning, personal crisis intervention, and academic guidance.

  • Manage day-to-day operations that include coordination with host establishments that now include high schools, responding to inquiries, and scheduling appointments.
  • Conduct and document group counseling classes and workshops for program participants and others within the community on the following topics: college entrance exams, and GED preparation, post-secondary access, college survival skills (test-taking and test anxiety, time management, self-esteem, assertiveness, study skills, etc.), job readiness skills, leadership, and human development.
  • Maintain referral contacts and establish appropriate liaisons with secondary post-secondary institutions, adult education programs, and community agencies, organizations, and businesses
  • Administer, score, interpret and assist participants in processing all information gained from interest, personality, and aptitude tests.
  • Serve as a campus and community resource person for special events and projects.
  • Develop, plan, coordinate, and execute program outreach events and activities throughout the community.
  • Develop and maintain confidential files documenting all services provided to and contacts with participants.
  • Assist in the design, development, and implementation of program objectives.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

This position requires a bachelor's degree and experience in student services programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Ideal candidate will have a master's degree with related student services and/or TRiO experience with a minimum of two (2) years of experience. Working knowledge of concepts and methodology of career development, individual and group counseling is vital. The following characteristics are of the utmost importance: judgment, initiative, independence, communication & public relations skills. The ability to understand and maintain both qualitative and quantitative data relative to the project is essential to the success of this position. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community is a must. The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Additional Comments

To be considered for this position applicants MUST complete the online SC State Jobs Employment Application. The position is open until filled with preference given candidates that apply .....

Unofficial transcripts may also be attached, mailed to (Human Resources, PO Box 118067 Charleston, SC 29423), or faxed 843.574.6682 to the Human Resources Office by the deadline date and time. Official transcripts are required upon offer of employment.

Resumes are NOT reviewed for qualifications. Applicants must complete the SC State Jobs Employment Application online. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For assistance, contact Human Resources at 843.574.6201.

Employment applicants may be subject to a background check. Failure to consent to a background check will result in the removal of your application from further consideration. Background checks are conducted in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Trident Technical College is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission or employment on the basis of race, gender, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or pregnancy.