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College Transition Specialist
Texas Southmost College in Brownsville, Texas
 
 
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Date Posted 11/11/2019
Category
Admin-Admissions and Enrollment
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Classification Title

 

Job Title

College Transition Specialist

FLSA

Non-Exempt

Location

Main Campus

Position Length

Full-time

Position Summary Information

 

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Early College High School Liaison performs the administrative and professional duties primarily for the recruitment and transition of high school graduates. Facilitates the dual enrollment registration and enrollment processes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Provides academic advisement, financial aid application, and admission application assistance to high school students and their families.
• Builds and maintains a collaborative relationship with primary and secondary school administrators, counselors and teachers.
• Collaborates with school districts and community partners to promote a college going culture.
• Utilizes in-person, written and web-based communication to provide information and guidance to primary and secondary school teachers, counselors, students, students’ families and other agencies regarding the college application process, financial aid, placement testing, career exploration, degree planning and general “college-knowledge.”
• Participates and provides staffing for promotional booths, exhibits and displays at primary and secondary school functions and community events including financial aid/college nights, career days and other related events.
• Assists in the planning and delivery of programs for primary and secondary school students including summer bridge programs, seminars/workshops and campus visits.
• Facilitates application and registration processes and adheres to registration, admission and program policies and procedures as they relate to the College programs and populations.
• Travels daily to various locations in Cameron and Willacy counties to fulfill position responsibilities.
• Assists with preparation and production of new student convocation and College commencement exercises.
• Maintains awareness of best practices, emerging trends and new legislation relating to College Transition functional area.
• Participates in the process for systematic review and evaluation of the planning unit per the model adopted by the College, including the development and monitoring of outcomes and plans of action for improvement based on the assessment of those outcomes and plans.
• Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite.
• Working hours may include evenings, holidays or weekends depending on deadline requirements and special events.
• Completes duties and responsibilities in compliance with college standards, policies and guidelines.
• Uses interpersonal skills and makes sound judgments to decide how duties and responsibilities are completed between coworkers, the supervisory chain, faculty, staff, students, and customers.
• Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored by Texas Southmost College.
• Supports the values and institutional goals as defined in the College’s Strategic Plan.
• Promotes positive morale and teamwork within the department and provides exceptional customer service to students, faculty and community.
• Serves on committees as appropriate and as appointed by supervisor.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

• Cooperation team player in a diverse working environment.
• Ability to work under pressure with multiple interruptions and meet deadlines.
• A strong commitment to the mission of Texas Southmost College.
• Demonstrated excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills; ability to work independently with little direction.
• Demonstrated organizational skills in handling, directing, and prioritizing multiple and complex assignments/projects and maintaining records.
• Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with students, College employees and the public.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; and effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
• Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
• Proficient in the use of e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software and use of the Internet to access data, maintain records, generate reports, and communicate with others.
• Ability to perform and excel in a high-tech all-digital environment.

Required Education and Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education and experience required.

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with (1) year of direct experience in the advising/retention functional area at a college or university or related educational setting OR an associate’s degree with three (3) years of experience in the advising/retention functional area at a college or university or related educational setting.
• Experience working effectively in a team environment with a customer service focus.

Preferred Education and Experience

• Experience working with and advising/recruiting students in an educational setting.
• Bilingual, English-Spanish.

Certificates and Licensures

Valid Texas driver’s license or ability to obtain within ninety (90) days.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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Disclaimer:
The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Posting Detail Information

 

Posting Number

2020070TSC

Open Date

11/07/2019

Close Date

 

Open Until Filled

Yes

Special Instructions Summary

*Transcripts (unofficial) are required to be attached to applications for all positions with an educational requirement (Faculty/Staff/Administrative).
 

*Your application is not considered complete until all required documents have been attached.
 

*Attachments must be in PDF or Microsoft Word format and must be no larger than 2 MB.
 

*You will not be able to attach documents after your application has been submitted.
 

**Please note: Official transcripts are only required if recommended for hire.
 

Official transcripts shall be sent directly from the issuing institution to the College District’s Office of Human Resources and must include documentation of all credit earned, including the education requirements that specifically qualifies the applicant for the position. The address to send all transcripts is:
 

Texas Southmost College
Office of Human Resources
80 Fort Brown, Tandy 105
Brownsville, Texas 78520

 

For eTranscripts please use email address: lissa.frausto@tsc.edu.
 

The College District recognizes equivalent credits and degrees earned from foreign universities. The equivalency shall be determined by translation and evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For more information please visit: www.naces.orgA

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