College & Career Pathways Liaison

Norwalk Community College - Norwalk, CT

Special Appointment Educational Assistant, 17 hours/week position (grant funded)

Salary: $30.47/ hour

This is a Special Appointment, part-time staff (EA) position. This position is not eligible for state-sponsored health care, but is eligible for retirement enrollment and other part-time employee benefits.

Anticipated Start Date: October 2019

Position Summary

The College and Career Pathways Liaison offers a role in supporting challenging academic Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways that lead from high school to college to careers, including Early College programs serving high school students on the NCC campus. These pathways are designed to eliminate the need for remediation, provide support for persistence and success, and prepare students for transition to bachelor's degree programs and/or employment. They will include high school/college curricular partnerships, advising partnerships, course alignment, dual enrollment, learning communities, career exploration, internships and service learning.

The College and Career Pathways Liaison works under the direction of the Chair of the Computer Science Department.

The incumbent is required to work directly with prospective and current CTE students and have collaborative and cooperative relationships with college and high school faculty, administration, staff and students. The incumbent is expected to represent the College in a positive manner and to collaborate with academic and student services departments to contribute to retaining students.

Major Accountabilities

The College and Career Pathways Liaison will provide direct service to students currently as well as seeking to enroll in CTE pathways that lead from high school to college to careers through effective performance in these essential functional areas:

Program Identification
Student Outreach
Student Enrollment
Student Advising
Academic Intervention

Examples of Essential Duties and Accountabilities:
Program Identification: The College and Career Pathways Liaison will identify CTE academic and career pathway programs which meet the needs of students from diverse backgrounds transitioning from high school to college to careers. This will include such essential tasks as:
Identifying NCC programs that are best suited for curriculum alignment with area high schools;
Visiting target high schools to identify curricular and programs to build pathways from high school to college;
Sharing student success and participation data for CTE programs with counselors, and high school administrators.

Student Outreach The Liaison will perform outreach services to attract students to NCC and acquaint schools and targeted organizations with NCC's CTE educational programs. This will include such essential tasks as:
Enhancing relationships with area high schools, including Wright Technical, AITE and high schools in Norwalk, Stamford and Greenwich;
Connecting with under-represented students through high school counselors, parent associations, housing authorities and community centers;
Providing instruction to high school students on how to prepare for and take the Accuplacer placement test;

Student Enrollment, Advising, and Academic Intervention: The Liaison will perform enrollment and advising services for high school students and high school graduates into CTE program pathways at the College. This will include such essential tasks as:
Meet with CTE students each semester for advising purposes to identify which classes to enroll in for the subsequent semester;
Assisting students on choosing a major and participating in career exploration activities;
Utilizing the Early Alert system to monitor student progress and implement necessary academic interventions with faculty and counselors to help students get back on track.
All of these duties may involve attendance at evening or weekend events. Incumbents are required to travel to such locations as schools, business offices and community facilities and to meet with and to make presentations to key officials of schools and civic groups.

Incumbents are required to be licensed to drive a private passenger automobile or to arrange for alternate transportation.

Minimum Qualifications

Incumbents are required to have demonstrated advanced knowledge and abilities in the following areas:

Bachelors degree in a field closely related to the position's specialty;
At least 2 years of experience in Career and Technical Education and/or Post Secondary Education
At least 2 years of experience in academic skills assessment and advising methods;
Computer-based instructional technology;
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications

Work experience in a Community College and/or K-12 education setting;
Familiarity with adult education methods and techniques;
Familiarity with various different learning styles.
To Apply

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and three professional references online:

Application Deadline

Applications must be received by 5:00pm on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

Norwalk Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or genetic information in its programs and activities. In addition, the college does not discriminate in employment on the basis status or criminal record. The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Louisa Jones, Associate Director of Human Resources,, Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Avenue Norwalk, CT 06854.

Norwalk Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, M/F. Protected group members are encouraged to apply.

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship of eligibility under the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) and a background screening.