Bilingual Career Pathways Navigator & Academic Specialist

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NCC

NOTE: Funding for this position is made possible by AEFLA, ELL, PACE/Pathway, and GAP funding streams.

DIVISION: Student and Academic Services.

SUPERVISOR: Director of Secondary Programs, Student Development, and Transitions.

BASIC FUNCTION:
(1) The development of career pathways that include English Language acquisition.
(2) The recruitment and advising (both academic and career) of students that enables them to secure gainful, quality employment.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required – Bachelor’s Degree. Work experience that supports excellent organizational skills, marketing skills, and interpersonal skills.

Strongly Preferred – Bilingual in the English and Spanish languages.

Preferred – Experience in student services at a community college.

Copies of all academic transcripts are required. Unofficial copies are acceptable at the time of application. Upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment, a complete set of original transcripts will be required.

DESIRED QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS:

1. Ability to read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written communications in both the English and Spanish languages.
2. Appreciation of the benefits of a multicultural society.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Advise targeted students (i.e., primarily those best served by AEFLA, ELL, PACE, and GAP funding) in order to promote personal growth, academic and career planning, and decision making by assisting them to identify goals and develop career pathways in order to achieve successful transitions to post-secondary education, training, and/or employment. Help targeted students navigate all phases of academic and career planning, including program and course information, scheduling, registration, transfer requirements, articulations with other educational institutions, graduation requirements, scholarships, and financial aid. Refer targeted students to appropriate support services of the College that would best assist in student success. Conduct orientations for qualified participants to describe regional labor market opportunities, employer partners, and program requirements and expectations. Serve as the advisor for students in the Accounting program.
2. Collaborate with Adult Basic Education, Continuing Education, Learning Center, Secondary Programs, Student and Academic Services, and other college programs and committees to develop and implement non-credit and credit curriculum (English/Spanish), career pathways, and articulation of programs for targeted students.
3. Increase the number of targeted individuals who create a career advancement plan, enroll, and complete skilled training or other post-secondary education or training programs by developing measurable and effective recruitment, assessment, and referral activities designed for target populations. Plan recruitment, orientation and retention activities for targeted students, visit area high schools and businesses, attend college/career fairs, schedule and conduct campus tours, reflecting sensitivity to the time and financial constraints and remediation needs of target populations. Explain College services and procedures to targeted student populations. Develop promotional materials needed to inform targeted student populations, high school personnel, community agencies, and other interested parties about NCC and its services.
4. Intervene during times of targeted student need with funded assistance to enable student success.
5. Connect the College and its learning opportunities and support services to community organizations that focus on the unique needs of underrepresented populations by serving as a multicultural liaison who partners with area high schools, targeted businesses, and identified community-based organizations in order to increase opportunities for the targeted student populations. Establish advisory committees as needed.
6. Research and identify strategies that strengthen the recruitment and retention of targeted students and their transitions into the workforce or continuing education.
7. Track student achievement in meeting goals. Work closely with College personnel to monitor program capacity, assist in student admissions, and monitor student progress. Maintain student contact information, demographic data, and other data. Develop and monitor information and data as required for local, state, and federal reporting. Analyze data, recommend improvements, and implement new procedures.
8. Serve on appropriate College, district, and state-wide committees.
9. Exemplify the College core values, philosophy, goals, and objectives. Keep the Director informed of activities.
10. Fulfill any other duties assigned by the Director or by the Executive Dean of Student and Academic Services. Work to fulfill the College mission.

WAGE/SALARY RANGE: $35,000 – $40,000

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Applications accepted until the position is filled; review of applications to begin immediately.

ANTICIPATED EMPLOYMENT DATE: As soon as filled.

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