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Advisor II, Workforce Adult Education and Literacy Grant

Employer
Lone Star College
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English as a Second Language, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Distance Education Programs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Disabled Student Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning


The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance .

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-System Office, University Park

Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.

LSC, which consists of seven colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, is continuously named Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two System Office locations; The Woodlands and University Park. Both are the site for multiple administrative departments and system-wide training programs.

Location address is 20515 SH 249 (SH 249 and Louetta Road) Houston, Texas 77070-2607.

Job Description



PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The Advisor II serves as the first point of contact and resource in meeting with, advising and tracking students’ academic progress in connection with degree completion. Position provides academic advice and direction to students on degree planning, program requirements, course selection and enrollment, and schedule building. Educates students’ on LSC’s policies and state & federal rules as they relate to them. Represents Lone Star College (LSC) internally and externally. Work hours are split between LSC-Houston North Greenspoint, LSC-University Center @ Montgomery and all other LSC campuses and off-site community partner locations where AEL classes are offered.

This is a temporary, grant-funded position. Continuation of the position from one academic year to the next is dependent upon continued grant funding. Professional Development for TWC, HGAC and LSCS is required by the deadline.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Oversees daily and some long-term advising caseloads for AEL program operations. Actively maintains up-to-date knowledge of area and acts as a Subject Matter Expert within area and as a point of contact and liaison for internal and external constituents
  2. Meets with students on a regular basis to track their academic progress and success
  3. Enters, tracks and maintains a variety of data, including documents, enrollment forms, testing score sheets, spreadsheets and databases
  4. May be responsible for ensuring and maintaining compliance with local/state/federal compliance of processes and documentation within assigned area
  5. Advises students on proper course selection for all grant-funded non-credit certificate programs including High School Equivalency or GED, English as a Second Language, Workforce Education and Training Certificates and Developmental Education
  6. Advises students on referral opportunities for transfer of AAS degrees into bachelor degrees at the College
  7. Provides student referrals on job searches and externship, and advises graduate’s on employment in their field of study. Assists with the career interest assessments, career exploration processes and tools, and provides information on job search and interviewing techniques, preparation and appropriate follow up, and in developing resumes and cover letters
  8. Tracks students through program completion and provides data on students with declared workforce majors. May include success, retention, completion and graduation rates as well as other data. Aids students in completing graduation checks and applications
  9. Manage and reply to all departmental communications including Remind nad any emails directed to Adult Education and Literacy in a timely manner
  10. Work with Program Manager to develop best practices for Adult Education population based on student correspondence, advising appointments and need
  11. Takes part in and/or leads special projects as needed, including presenting informational orientation sessions related to adult-learners, first-time-in-college students and providing academic advice and assist with the enrollment process. Most Adult Education and Literacy Orientations will require travel between Lone Star College Campus locations and approved off- site locations
  12. Provides coaching and advising to students on skills to develop a clear and attainable education plan and goal, including Individual Training Education and Career (ITEC) Plan
  13. Responsible for all TWC and HGAC grant compliance standards and guidelines in advising and testing students pre- and post-instruction in all Adult Education and Literacy Program classes
  14. Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong attention to accuracy and detail
  • Excellent knowledge of general office and software applications
  • Ability to prepare and analyze reports
  • Possesses excellent organizational skills
  • Strong multi-tasking abilities with the ability to prioritize duties
  • High level of customer service


PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:

  • Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
  • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
  • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards
  • Some evenings and weekends may be required


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 year of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/Vietnamese)
  • TABE Administrator Certified
  • Best Literacy Administrator Certified
  • Best Plus 2.0 Administrator Certified
  • Experience working with students who have unique barriers and experience in assisting these students with their educational success
  • Work experience in a higher education setting, preferably in Advising


Salary

Hiring salary range is $43,070.00 - $49,531

Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted full-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.

Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience. The resume should include the following information for each position listed:

  1. Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
  2. If the position was full time or part time
  3. If the position was paid or unpaid
  4. Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree


Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.

Benefits Marketing Statement

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.

Special Instructions

Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

How to Apply

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

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