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College Liaison, Cooperative Innovative High Schools (CIHS) (grant-funded)

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Job Title

College Liaison, Cooperative Innovative High Schools (CIHS) (grant-funded)


College Recruitment And High School Partnerships



Direct Reports


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelorís Degree in fields related to education, student services, counseling, or advising.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of experience as a College Liaison in a Cooperative Innovative High School or as a College Liaison supporting high school studentsí transition from high school to college.

Preferred Qualifications

Masterís Degree in fields related to education, student services, counseling, or advising.
Priority will be given to candidates with Academic Advising experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Evidence of strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and effective oral and written communication/public relations skills;
2. Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills;
3. Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
4. Ability to think creatively and put ideas into action;
5. Excellent classroom management skills;
6. Competence in oral and written communication skills necessary for effective advising;
7. Ability to make presentations to large audiences;
8. Excellent computer skills as evidenced by experience with Microsoft Office products, including Excel and Word;
9. Personal integrity, honesty, and the ability to maintain confidentiality; and
10. Understanding of the mission, goals, and objectives of a community college.

Essential Functions

The College Liaison, CHIS works collaboratively with faculty and staff of Durham Tech and the staff of assigned CIHS to promote and deliver a seamless integration of secondary and post-secondary curricula that allows students to complete an Associate degree or up to two years of college credit during high school. The College Liaison is responsible for the coordination and implementation of student recruitment, enrollment plans, and strategies designed to increase completion of college credentials.

Job Duties

1. Assist in developing four or five-year plans of study combining secondary and postsecondary coursework to ensure the attainment of an associateís degree or two years of college credit;

2. Assist in the development of schedules that support gradual transitions into increasing levels of independence in postsecondary coursework;

3. Work with secondary and postsecondary staff to ensure coordination of high school and college schedules that allow access to required coursework;

4. Assist with curriculum planning between secondary and postsecondary subject areas to reduce redundancy and maximize collaboration;

5. Coordinate between college and high school staff to identify professional development that is appropriate or deemed necessary;

6. Collaborate with college and high school Accessibility Services to ensure proper student support;

7. Engage students, counselors, faculty, parents, and other stakeholders to provide information sessions related to college success and opportunities at Durham Tech;

8. Participate in school-related activities (magnet outreach and recruitment, information tours, orientation, grade level meetings, parent nights) to promote CIHS partnership;

9. Coordinate college enrollment process and serve as an academic advisor to students;

10. Participate in communication with college facility regarding student performance;

11. Maintain records for enrollment, tracking, and audit reporting purposes;

12. Submit monthly progress reports to Assistant Director, College Recruitment and High School Partnerships documenting progress and outcome data;

13. Maintain quality partnerships with secondary school personnel in collaboration with the Assistant Director, College Recruitment and High School Partnerships;

14. Participate in team meetings and professional development activities, as directed by the Director, College Recruitment and High School Partnerships.

Physical Demands

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Staff person must be physically able to travel locally to schools and other activities related to recruitment and enrollment. The physical and mental demands described as follows are representative of those that must be met by an employee in performing the essential functions of this job:
∑ Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time;
∑ Ability to lift, at times, 20 lbs.; and
Good eye/hand dexterity.

Required Working Hours

A minimum of a 40-hour work week as determined with the supervisor to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities, including evening and occasional weekend hours. Summer schedules may vary.

Hiring Range

$44,463 - $52,800

Job Type

Full Time Staff

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