Health Careers PATH Navigator - One Year Grant Funded
Location: Palatine, Illinois
Internal Number: 494487
Grant Funded Position: Yes
Schedule Information:This is a one year grant funded position. 8am-4:30pm
Hours per Week: 37.5
Benefits: Health, Dental, Life & Disability; Sick, Vacation & Holiday Pay; Personal Business; Harper Tuition Waivers; and Professional Expense
Work Conditions: Work is primarily indoor and sedentary in nature.
Duties of Position: This position develops sustainable processes within current Harper College enrollment, financial assistance and advising models which result in successful completion outcomes for traditional and non-traditional students. Assists the underrepresented adult population, including English as a Second Language, Developmental Education, and other students at the pre-college level to navigate the Harper College processes. Guides students through the enrollment process as they navigate College procedures and provides coaching/mentoring for students in Health Careers programs.
Assists the Dean and Director of Nursing in developing sustainable pathways for underrepresented adult students transitioning into college enrollment and programming.
Collaborates with enrollment staff (Admissions/ One Stop/Advising/Financial Aid/Foundation/Student Engagement) to create clear, sustainable paths to success for the target population. Collaborates with Financial Aid, and Foundation to direct students toward resources, including distribution of scholarships.
Supports recruitment from area’s (including D220/D211/214/American Jobs Centers) adult education or underprepared adult students for participation in certificate and degree programs by developing both internal and external communications, publicity, and responding to student inquiries.
Works with campus staff to follow up with qualified students ready for transition to college.
Serves as a liaison between Health Career programs, as well as student services as they relate to the transition to college credit. Provides career direction and guidance for current, and potential students. Makes recommendations for enhancements in stacked career pathways and IET’s (i.e. digital literacy, math review, ESL assistance).
Assists in the management of scholarship funds with the Financial Aid Office. Assists students in locating and using educational, career, and vocational information.
Develops and maintains communications with instructional faculty to ensure success of student outcomes and goals; including determining eligibility for programs.
Refers students to transitional services (i.e. housing, transportation, childcare, and other supportive services) as needed. Develops and maintains mechanisms to track student participation and performance in accordance with Student Advising systems in order to evaluate efforts and improve effectiveness.
Maintains current with national models of adult transition through involvement at state and national levels.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Educational Requirements:Bachelor’s degree in education, communications or related field required.
Experience Requirements:Minimum three years’ experience working with students and families with less than college level educational backgrounds; and multi-cultural backgrounds.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills required. Must have excellent verbal and written communication abilities. Works well with constant interruptions and changing priorities; able to independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines and follow-up on various assignments with a minimum level of supervision. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Familiarity with data collection, data entry, spreadsheet, and interactive database software, Acrobat/Adobe Writer, Banner SIS, Social Media and Web-based communication tools preferred. Working knowledge of Oracle preferred.
Application Review Date:Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: October 13, 2022
Required Documents:***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***
* Official transcripts required upon hire * Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check. * Employment sponsorship is not available.
Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.
Harper College is a comprehensive community college dedicated to providing excellent education at an affordable cost, promoting personal growth, enriching the local community and meeting the challenges of a global society. The specific purposes of the College are: To provide the first two years of baccalaureate education in the liberal and fine arts, the natural and social sciences and pre-professional curricula designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities; To provide educational opportunities that enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to enter a specific career; To provide continuing educational opportunities for professional job training, retraining and upgrading of skills and for personal enrichment and wellness; To provide developmental instruction for under-prepared students and educational opportunities for those who wish to improve their academic abilities and skills; To provide co-curricular opportunities that enhance the learning environment and develop the whole person. Essential to achieving these purposes are all of the College's resources, support programs and services.