Job Corp Scholars Outreach and Retention Advisor
Job Corp Scholars Outreach and Retention Advisor
Posting Number: 0000986
Position Status: Full-Time
Salary: Starting salary range of $46,033 - $50,636 is based on the Lee College Administrative/Administrative Support Salary Scale, C42. Placement on scale is commensurate with education and experience.
Department: Perkins Grant
Job Summary/Basic Function:
This position will provide intensive, supportive retention services for Job Corp Scholars both during and after enrollment so that Job Corps Scholars' student success can be realized through the completion of relevant fast track training and better employment outcomes.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Advisor must ensure the delivery of the specific services described below to all Job Corp Scholars.
- Conduct intake assessments to identify and create a strategy to
address the personal developmental, social and academic strengths
and challenges of each student including:
- Identifying personal and academic strengths and challenges that
must be considered and/or addressed during career and employment
counseling and planning.
- Developing, documenting, implementing and monitoring the
intervention strategies specifically designed to address personal
developmental, social and academic challenges.
- Regularly assessing intervention strategies to develop and
implement any necessary modifications to allow for student
- Establishing and monitoring progress toward scholar's short‐
and long‐term personal and career goals.
- Encouraging the development of a peer learning community among the cohort including group advising as appropriate.
- Identifying personal and academic strengths and challenges that must be considered and/or addressed during career and employment counseling and planning.
- Assist scholars with the enrollment processes including college
application, grant application, academic and career assessment
testing, registration, background checks, vaccination requirements
(if applicable), and financial applications including, but not
limited to FAFSA and Foundation scholarship
- Identify, provide and/or coordinate the delivery of all fiscal
resources, including institution, state and federal, to meet
scholars identified personal developmental, social and academic
needs including but not limited to tuition and fee scholarships,
academic tutoring and mentoring services and individual
psychological and/or emotional counseling, if
- Advising in collaboration with career and employment counselors
based on various assessments including employment prospects and the
student's interests and aptitude/skill level to recommend the most
appropriate technical training career pathway.
- Advising on the quality of the various skills training
certification programs, including employability and/or labor market
demand, and earnings potential.
- Regularly assess how the student is progressing in his/her
education and career technical training.
- Collaborating and sharing information with other staff,
departments, and community resources to ensure the coordinated
delivery of needed services to each scholar.
- Assist in mediating high risk factors that may lead to scholars
dropping out including assessing transitional support needs,
developing strategies to meet those needs, and working with
- Assist in researching, developing and tracking practices that will assist in retaining the opportunity youth special population.
Additional duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Work with VP of Instruction, Project Director and Faculty to
identify, schedule and market eligible fast track
- Identify and recruit eligible Job Corp Scholars for fast track
certification training including developing a marketing campaign
and presentations for the target audience.
- Conduct DOL Job Corp Scholars orientations and workshops
throughout the year.
- Respond to requests and inquiries from participants and
potential participants in a timely fashion.
- Work with Employment Counselors to track and record each
scholars' progress toward personal and academic goals including,
measurable skill gains, education and employment rates, median
earnings, retention, completion, credential attainment and
effectiveness in serving employers.
- Must be a subject matter expert on all processes regarding the
DOL project plan including institutional policy and procedures and
applicable federal regulations.
- Assist Project Director in required DOL quarterly, annual and
- Assist Project Director in disseminating program performances
measures, best practices and lessons learned.
- Maintain participant's files including proof of eligibility
- Conduct project plan from an audit ready position.
- Participate in evening and weekend events and
- Participate in professional development activities and training
- Attend DOL workshops and training as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Excellent benefits accrue with this full-time position. This is a grant-funded position. Continuation of the position is based on the continuation of the grant and satisfactory job performance. This is a security sensitive position.
Lee College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, color, age, religion, national origin, or veteran status.
- Bachelor’s (or higher) degree in Higher Education, Social Work,
Advising/Counseling, or a related field
- Two (2) years of post-secondary outreach experience,
instruction, or student support services
- Impeccable reputation with regard to ethics and
- Excellent written and oral skills
- Demonstrated interpersonal abilities and public relations
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Excellent organizational skills, self‐starter with strong time
- Must be able to travel locally and regionally to recruit
- Must be able to meet hard deadlines outlined by the
- Must be able to work in a team environment
- Knowledge of methods for job development, local labor market
trends, and employment opportunities
- Ability to build and maintain relationships and maintain
confidentiality and professionalism in handling sensitive
- Ability to work with and engage individuals if diverse
backgrounds including veterans
- Must possess awareness of and be sensitive to cultural
- Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed
- Experience with opportunity youth
- Experience with federal grants or project management
- Bilingual: ability to read, write, and speak both English and Spanish
Campus/Location: McNair Center - Baytown, TX
If other, provide location:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:
This position requires applicants to attach the following documents: resume, cover letter, and copies of transcripts for all completed college credit work. (Official transcripts required upon employment.)
In addition, applicants must include a minimum of three (3) professional references on the online application, including both a phone number and email address.
Please do not mail, email, fax, or deliver any documents outside of the electronic application process.
To apply, visit https://jobs.lee.edu/postings/6673
Lee College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, which encourages applications from qualified females, minority groups, veterans, and disabled individuals. It is the policy of Lee College to fully comply with the equal opportunity provisions of all applicable regulations and not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of gender, disability, race, color, age, religion, national origin, or veteran status in areas such as recruitment, selections, training, promotion, demotion, layoffs, terminations, rates of pay, or any other forms of compensation or benefits.