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Specialist- AED Student Services

We are Harper College…the college in your community.

The College was established by referendum in 1965 and opened September 1967. It is named for Dr. William Rainey Harper, a pioneer in the junior college movement in the United States and the first president of the University of Chicago.

Harper College is now one of the nation’s premier community colleges and one of the largest, serving approximately 29,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College’s academic programs prepare students for rewarding careers and for transfer to four-year universities. Harper offers associate degree and certification programs, advanced career programs, workforce training, professional development, continuing education classes, accelerated degree options for adults and developmental education programs.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or related area plus fluency in Spanish.

Experience: At least two years’ experience in advising or social work.

Hours per week: 20-25, must work evenings until 8:00pm


Registration and Assessment

Assists in the recruitment and retention of AED students.

Participates in the AED general and on-going student registration/intake and placement processes.

Together with students, develops Educational plans to reflect their goals and follows up with students who have Educational Transition Plans.

Administers tests as needed.

Provides initial appropriate individual student guidance; refers unprepared students to the Student Development faculty, or other support services / community agencies.

Instructional Enhancement Services:

Serves as an advocate for students by providing education on the rights of immigrants and encouraging students to follow through with referrals to immigrant advocacy organizations.

Serves as a resource to implement techniques for cultural competency within the department.

Arranges educational lectures and presentations on issues pertinent to the NNL student population.

Student Guidance

Directs student follow-up activities including contacting students who have or have not completed the program.

Conducts recognition activities for AED student accomplishments and student contributions.

Serves as liaison between the AED Department and other Harper departments as well as community agencies. Maintains files of community agencies and serves as a resource for student referrals.

Assists students in locating and using educational, career, and vocational information.

Conducts interviews and refers students for testing of and monitoring of special needs, such as learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, visual impairments, or physical disabilities.

Conducts student surveys to determine academic and vocational interests.

Works with students needing assistance with schedule changes.

Serves on committees and task forces in the college and community to provide for improved student services and increased networking in the community.

Performs related duties as assigned.


The Adult Education department offers short term personal and professional development classes that are open year round to the members of the community.


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