Career and Technical Education Specialist

Title: Career and Technical Education Specialist

Employee Classification: 52 Wks Unit

Department: Curriculum and Assessment

Salary Range: $48,320 Minimum

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package [for full-time employees]: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents. Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance: Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

Under the direction of the supervisor, the Career and Technical Education Specialist performs all duties necessary to plan, coordinate, and integrate activities associated with retention and completion for Career and Technical Education (CTE) students across the district. In coordination with assigned academic departments and the College Registrar’s office, the specialist is also responsible for advising and assisting with semester course scheduling to promote student persistence and completion. This is a grant-funded position under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant.

What you'll do:

• Works directly with assigned CTE department faculty and administrators to assist with student
retention efforts including:
• Monitoring student progress
• Identifying student needs
• Connecting students with appropriate resources
• Conducting outreach efforts to connect directly with students
• Assisting students with academic planning
• Assisting students with other College processes, as appropriate
• Identifies common impediments to student success and proposes solutions.
• Serves as an advisor for the District Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society.
• Draws upon the services of Student and Academic Affairs units to assist students in resolving problems.
• Assists with CTE grant and scholarship management.

Works directly with assigned CTE department faculty, administrators, and the College Registrar’s office to advise and assist with development of semester schedules of courses for the departments.

• Follows all guidelines and requirements defined by the Registrar’s office, including
timelines, code specifications, and required fields.
• Utilizes data from various systems to advise on development of department semester
course schedules to promote student persistence and completion.
• Responsible for the accuracy of the College’s course schedule for assigned areas.
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Education, experience, and other requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of relevant full-time experience.

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