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Specialist, Student Services

Pensacola State College
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 12, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Career Services, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Join the PSC family and connect with accomplished and diverse colleagues who inspire and innovate students and transform lives and futures. Along with helping our students reach their goals, Pensacola State makes career fulfillment a reality.

Job Description:

The Student Services Specialist for Educational Talent Search is a full-time professional position. The specialist provides advisement to eligible middle and high school students, and performs a variety of academic services, including career counseling. The duties include informing students of college degree options, career and academic choices, and financial aid opportunities for college. The Student Services Specialist identifies and recruits secondary school students who have potential to achieve success in postsecondary programs, but need supportive services, due to low economic level and first generation in college status. The specialist is required to visit designated schools on a regular basis to counsel with and provide services to project participants. The Student Services Specialist also develops workshops and other appropriate presentations on subjects such as career development, study skills, college preparation, and financial aid to disseminate information relevant to prospective students. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively with a diverse group of students, parents, faculty, staff, and other personnel within the College and public-school systems. This position reports to the Program Director, Educational Talent Search. This is a grant funded position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree in education, social work, or related field is required. Two years’ experience in career counseling, recruitment services, academic advising, student services to individuals, or in public school teaching is required. Successful results of a background check are required.

Pursuant to College policy, it is an employment eligibility requirement for an applicant to meet the requirements of § 435.04(2), Florida Statutes, related to background investigations. Any person failing to meet the requirements of the statute will be deemed not qualified to hold employment in this position. A Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) approved background check will be conducted on every successful candidate as a condition of employment, and any person who fails to disclose any adverse information contained in the background investigation at the time of submitting the employment application will be disqualified from employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prefer experience working with people from culturally diverse low-income homes, and students with disabilities; coordinating educational projects and activities; documented public speaking experience; and working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (including Word, Access, and Excel).

SALARY RANGE: $35,000.00

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, résumé, and unofficial transcripts to supplement the online application. If veteran’s preference is claimed, a copy of the DD-214 must be submitted. Supplemental materials must be uploaded and assigned to the online application. For assistance, contact the recruiting department at .

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled – Review of applications will begin July 26, 2022. For first review by screening committee, the online application and supplemental materials must be received by July 25, 2022.

The benefits package provided by the College includes major medical insurance, life insurance and Florida retirement contributions. Other benefits offered include participation in the wellness program, tuition waivers, educational opportunities, and paid sick leave.

Supplemental life, dental, vision, and disability insurance are available at group rates.

Pensacola State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender/sex, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, or genetic information in its educational programs, activities or employment. For inquiries regarding Title IX and the College’s nondiscrimination policies, contact the Executive Director of Institutional Equity and Student Conduct at (850) 484-1759, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Boulevard, Pensacola, Florida 32504.

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