Pathway Navigator

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Job Description West Hills College Coalinga Pathway Navigator Classified Range 58 Schedule: M-F 10am-7:00pm * This position is grant funded and is contingent upon continued grant funds. Current funding is through June 2023.* Position Duties Summary Provides enrollment, academic, and career advising and information to pre-college and college students. Enhances student achievement by coordinating and participating in educational assistance, activities, and events designed to encourage or improve college attendance or experience. Assists with non-traditional and adult education enrollment and articulation processes, participating in recruitment efforts, and serving as the liaison to programs serving adult/non-traditional students. Will provide direct referral to support services for adult education candidates. Distinguishing Career Features Provides enrollment, academic, and career advising and information to pre-college and college students. Enhances student achievement by coordinating and participating in educational assistance, activities, and events designed to encourage or improve college attendance or experience. Assists with non-traditional and adult education enrollment and articulation processes, participating in recruitment efforts, and serving as the liaison to programs serving adult/non-traditional students. Will provide direct referral to support services for adult education candidates. Essential Duties and Responsibilities * Plan, communicate and conduct activities and programs to provide enrollment and transition assistance to prospective adult and non-traditional students. * Develop recruitment strategies and coordinate the development of promotional materials such as brochures, speeches, videos, posters and newsletters for use with prospective students and partner organizations. * Provides academic advising ranging from course alternatives, degree and certificate requirements, and transfer information to students on a drop-in basis or by appointment. Suggests alternative courses and experiences that may better address students' educational goals and retention. Refers studentsto a Counselororto other College resourcesforadvancedguidance. * Design and deliver oral presentation and workshops for student candidates to include panel presentations, group presentations, and one-on-one meetings. * Interprets student placementand careerassessmentresults and linksplacementtestscoresto advising content. Provides related advisementforgeneral college preparation, financial aid,and schoolselection. * Coordinate outreach efforts with counselors and faculty at the adult education providers and support service partners to develop a referral system, exchange information, and provide quality outreach for prospective students. * Assistsstudentswithcareer exploration basedon career counseling completedbyCounselorsandassessment results. Assistsin interpretingtest results andin planningand implementinga prescriptive academicprogram that meets eachstudent'sneeds. * Provides informationto studentson degrees, certificates, programs,andindividualcourses.Interprets degree/major requirements,andarticulation agreementsandtransfer guidesto four-year colleges. Directs studentsto a varietyof informationandresourcesasneeded for educationalplanning. * Assists in facilitating collaboration between adult schools and community college faculty. * Participates in relevant advisory committee meetings. * Schedules campus visits for prospective students. * Illustratesto studentstheprocessforapplyingto colleges, seeking financialaid, andaccessingotherservices. * Researchescareerpatterns, occupationand labormarkettrends, andother informationto support discussionwithstudentson careerandeducationalplanning. * Maintainsandupdates student informationona databaseorequivalent resource. Ensures accurate information. Prepares statisticalandevaluativereports asrequiredby funding sourcesor theCollege. * Assists students in the college enrollment process, including schedulingclasses. * Conductadult education and/or non-traditional studentorientation. * Participates with others, including other programs in activities such as career fairs and college visitations. * Receives and refers calls for counseling and other areas. Performs routine customer service functions of a clerical nature such as file maintenance, mailings, reports, and correspondence. * Performs other related duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position. * Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred. Knowledge and Skills The position requires an in-depth working knowledge of the activities associated with providing customer service, and support to students in an academic counseling and advising setting. Requires a well-developed knowledge of the philosophy and practices of student learning and student success. Requires knowledge of the processes used for general academic advising and entities, and resources, including, but not limited to, community-based organizations, government agencies, and education providers, which support adult education candidates; ability to interact professionally with outside agencies; interact with adult education students and candidates; and knowledge of high demand industry sectors. Requires a working knowledge of student support services such as financial aid and employment. Requires an in-depth knowledge of community college and transfer program requirements. Requires a working knowledge of modern office systems, practices and procedures including skill at using personal computer software such as word processing and academic databases. Requires knowledge of population demographics focusing on characteristics and needs of students with diverse backgrounds. Requires skill in writing professional communications, reports, and materials. Requires well-developed human relations skill to convey policies, procedures, and instructions to others, to make presentations to small groups, and to persuade students toward a course of action. Abilities Requires the ability to carry out the essential functions of the position. Requires the ability to learn District and College policies and procedures as well as those associated with counseling and advising. Requires the ability to interpret major sheets and course descriptions, financial aid, assessment, and placement examination results. Requires the ability to use a personal computer and common office productivity software, conduct internet research, enter data onto established data entry screens, and produce reports with routine queries. Requires the ability to interact productively with a wide range of students of varying abilities and background, including economic, social, and cultural diversity. Requires the ability to exercise a positive attitude, patience, empathy, compassion, and good judgment when dealing with others. Work Environment Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist. Traveling within and outside of the district is required. Some weekends and evenings may be required. Qualification Education and Experience Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, disability, religious background of community college students. The position requires the equivalent of a bachelor's degree. One year of experience in college or trade school advising or similar form of customer service oriented to students is preferred. Successful candidates are proficient with computer applications and software applications. Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred Licenses and Certificates Valid drivers license Supplemental Information Required Materials: * Online District Application * Resume * Unofficial Transcripts * Incomplete applications will not be accepted. It is the candidates responsibility to make sure the application packet is complete.* West Hills Community College District is an equal opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or covered veteran's status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Background Check: All of our positions require the ability to pass a background and live scan. Drug Testing: In accordance with the Drug Free Environment of WHCCD, The applicant understands that if he/she is selected for employment, as a part of their employment they will be required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a part of the health examination. Selection Process: Depending upon the number of applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, the examination process may include a qualifications screening by a committee. Those demonstrating the strongest backgrounds related to the position will be invited to interview.

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