Under the supervision of the Director of Adult Education, this position assists with program recruitment through community outreach by researching and contacting community organizations, faith based organizations, employment agencies and/or local businesses about High School Completion or Career Pathway programming at the college. The position is also responsible for providing walk-in and phone reception to prospective students on the various high school completion programs offered at the college, scheduling and staffing TABE testing sessions, completing intake forms for students accepted into the program or making referrals to partner organizations. The Adult Education Specialist is also responsible for delivering career and college readiness workshops in Adult Education courses and working on special projects as assigned.
Summary of Essential Job Duties:
Assist with the design and implementation of a recruitment plan identifying gaps that exist in the services provided by the St. Augustine College Adult Education program and researching and identifying corresponding partner organizations in and around St. Augustine College campuses.
Serve as the main contact for the Adult Education programs by providing office and phone reception for the program.
Keep accurate and complete call logs for all inquiry calls made to the main office phone line and referrals from other St. Augustine College campuses.
Complete Inquiry forms in person or over the phone informing prospective students about the programs and collecting all pertinent and required information as determined by IWE and by the grantor.
Oversee the TABE testing of prospective students including the scheduling of proctors and the securing of facilities for testing.
Deliver program orientation sessions in English and Spanish for prospective students and assist with the continuous review and improvement of these orientation sessions.
Administer Assessment tests (TABE) in English and Spanish as indicated by ICCB and according to IWE program policy and procedures.
Accurately complete intake forms as required by IWE and/or grantor and properly advice students regarding adult education and St. Augustine College courses and program.
Conduct Career and College Readiness workshops on topics relevant to employment and college readiness skills (college preparation, interviewing, resume writing, professionalism, networking, career interest assessments, research careers, among others)
Assist with developing marketing materials and promoting the college via Social media.
Maintain a professional appearance and provide a positive college image to the public and students.
Attend administrative meetings and events as required by IWE and grantor.
Provide administrative support to the Associate Director of Adult Education as needed.
Work on special projects and other duties consistent with IWE goals as assigned by the Associate Director of Adult Education.
Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, psychology, or related field with 1 to 3 years of experience recruiting and advising students of diverse social and racial backgrounds. Experience with adult education students preferred.
Knowledge of local community organizations in Chicago.
Strong communication and analytical skills with experience delivering presentations to small and large groups in both English and Spanish.
Knowledge and experience with TABE and High School Completion testing preferred.
Basic to intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Power Point, and Outlook.
Ability to work a flexible schedule to include evening and possible weekend assignments.
Bilingual (Spanish and English).
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
It is the policy of St. Augustine College not to engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era and to comply with all federal and state non-discrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, orders, and regulations.
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