Student Services Specialist - CTE Programs

Union County College
Cranford, NJ
Closing date
Dec 12, 2023

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Student & Scholar Services
Position Type
Employment Type
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: All
General Description:
The Student Services Specialist serves to support the academic success of Career Technical Education ( CTE ) students enrolled in targeted academic programs. The Specialist will provide proactive and intentional advisement; connect students to program services, experiential learning experiences and career resources for CTE enrolled students.
Characteristics, Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provides proactive and intrusive academic advising with focus on educational planning and timely program completion.
• Coordinates CTE /Perkins project programming, workshops, and industry speaker panels.
• Responsible for coordination, implementation, and tracking of career-related programming, including but not limited to organizing career events, employer tabling, internships, career workshops, resume building for AAS programs and select Allied Health programs.
• Provides specialized advisement to students regarding experiential learning experiences, such as internships, externships, and job acquisition.
• Assists students with the registration process by providing academic advising, basic financial aid assistance or handoff to financial aid counselor to resolve unusual issues, and guidance from completion of registration and payment.
• Assists students with my Union portal, Self-Service, college e-mail, tuition/fee payment instruction, and information on internal and external scholarship opportunities.
• Develops academic and individual action plans for CTE students to guide students toward on-time graduation.
• Implement student retention strategies and programs.
• Maintains data of students served and services provided.
• Maintains project files for reporting.
• Provides reports on activities and data, as needed.
• Collaborates with staff, faculty, and administrators to assess the project's activities and implement needed adjustments, as needed.
• Performs related responsibilities as assigned by supervisor or designee.
Education Requirements:
Master's Degree required in Higher Education or a Master's degree and experience to demonstrate core competencies.
Two (2) years' experience in college counseling and academic advising or equivalent preferred.
Competencies and Skills Required:
Two (2) years' experience in college counseling and academic advising or equivalent 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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