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Job ID: 183428

Specialist, Transfer
Austin Community College District


Date Posted Apr. 7, 2022
Title Specialist, Transfer
University Austin Community College District
Austin, TX, United States
Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Professional Staff
  • Administration - Other
 
 

Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester.  We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement.  We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
 
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

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*Commitment to Equity and Inclusion*_

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and under represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC’s faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.

Job Posting Title:
Specialist, Transfer

Job Description Summary:
Supports student persistence and completion by providing transfer services consistent with the Austin Community College (ACC) mission and goals. Working knowledge of university transfer pathways, transfer and university admissions policies, transfer resources, and ACC’s programs are applied to support individuals in identifying academic/career pathways and implementing a plan to achieve identified goals.

Job Description:

*Description of Duties and Tasks*Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1) Provided transfer exploration and university application related services with specialized strategies to help students, alumni, and entering student applicants select a career and/or an academic pathway and implement a plan to achieve their identified goals including graduation and transfer. Services are delivered in-person or virtually to individuals or groups.
2) Assists students with preparation for, and execution of, university transfer.
3) Maintains expertise regarding course and ACC program/credential transferability, transfer resources, special initiatives, and relevant student and academic services in order to support students, alumni, prospective students, faculty, and staff to make informed decisions regarding transfer pathways and corresponding educational options.
4) Applies specialized coaching expertise to meet the unique needs of identified populations such as veterans, students with disabilities, and students with a variety of academic backgrounds.
5) Creates, coordinates, and delivers workshops and presentations aimed at supporting students’ transfer and educational goal attainment. Collaborates with college departments including office of multicultural academic support, student life, academic departments, and alumni association to design and deliver transfer related programs and events.
6) Maintains current information on transfer articulation agreements between ACC and other university systems.
7) Collaborates with the director to offer districtwide and local campus events including but not limited to transfer fairs, university recruitment visits, and university tours.
8) Maintains and applies up-to-date knowledge on legislation and state-wide policies that impact student transfer.
9) Provides support for initiatives such as co-enrollment programs, transfer grant initiatives, and all other transfer focused programming at the college.
10) Supports advisors, success coaches, completion counselors, and other Student Affairs staff, as appropriate, in ensuring students transfer-related needs are met.
11) Ensures districtwide consistency of front-line transfer services under the guidance of the Transfer Resources Director.
12) May help produce, maintain, and update webpages and calendar of events, social media, or other resources necessary to promote and engage others in active transfer planning.
13) Trains and supports the college community in areas related to transfer preparation and transition including strategies that support successful transfer, program maps, transfer planning guides, transfer essay writing, academic resume writing, and other applicable areas.
14) Collects data and ensures proper tracking is in place for all initiatives, events, and activities, including data entry for future analysis and district service planning. Reviews evaluations/feedback and makes recommendations for continuous improvement in transfer services and resources.
15) Represents transfer services on college committees and work groups as assigned by supervisor.
16) Support the overall mission, functions, and activities of the Student Experience and Outcomes department, including career services, student life, and research endeavors surrounding efficacy & student outcomes.

Knowledge

  • Current best practices in transfer services, advising, and coaching strategies.
  • Principles and practices associated with Servant-Leadership.
  • Understanding of the importance of cultural competence in promoting student success.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the principles and practices associated with student success.

*Skills *

  • Effective application of labor market information to academic programs for advising purposes.
  • Ability to disseminate complex information effectively to a variety of audiences.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population.
  • Exhibit cultural competence when working with all students and other members of the community.
  • Ability to deliver services in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain an established work schedule, including evenings, and weekends.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
  • Providing quality customer service.

Technology Skills

  • Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.

Required Work Experience

  • Two years related work experience.

Preferred Work Experience

  • Three or more years related work experience delivering services to adult populations.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree.

Other Preferred Qualifications

  • Higher education or student affairs coaching certification, comparable college coursework, or sufficient higher education experience to substantiate competency to effectively execute the job duties.

Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
  • Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.

Safety

  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Please Note:  ACC job postings are removed from advertising at 12:00 A.M on the job posting closing date__ (midnight on the day before the closing date).  Please apply prior to the job closing date and time.

Number of Openings:
1

Job Posting Close Date:

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*ACC Benefits Overview*_
Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
 

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal law.

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*EEO Statement*_
The Austin Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation or other protected categories.

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*Clery Act*_
As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.

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*Disclaimer*_
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


 
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