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Academic Support Specialist

Position Deleted on 1/10/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Chicago, IL
  • Admin - Tutors and Learning Resources
  • Admin - Student Affairs and Services
Application Due:
Full Time
Location: Wright College
Employee Type: Full Time Staff
Department: Dean of Instruction
Union Status: Local 1600
Hours: 37.5 hour per week
Salary: $41,542 - $56,341
Closing Date: Wednesday, January 09, 2013

The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) District 508, is the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, with 5,800 faculty and staff serving 120,000 students at seven campuses and thirteen satellite sites city-wide. The City Colleges of Chicago is currently in the midst of a collaborative effort to review and revise CCC programs and practices to ensure students leave CCC college-ready, career-ready and prepared to pursue their life's goals.

CCC includes seven colleges: Richard J. Daley College, Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College, Olive-Harvey College, Harry S Truman College, Harold Washington College and Wilbur Wright College. The system also oversees: the Washburne Culinary Institute, the French Pastry School, two restaurants, five Child Development Centers, the Center for Distance learning, the Workforce Institute, the public broadcast station WYCC-TV Channel 20 and radio station WKKC-FM 89.3FM.

The position will align college assessment objectives to increase CCC student performances. Utilizes CCC key performance indicators (KPI's) to increase student participation and college success and provides academic coaching sessions.

Administers a new non-cognitive assessment to work to enhance student psychosocial skills. Assesses students' strengths and weaknesses in Mathematics/Sciences and/or English. Provides individual and/or group academic coaching sessions that connect to transfer, completion and career programs. Administers career advisement tools to support student's academic goals. Creates study guides and review materials that will focus a student's attention upon material needed for course understanding.

Coordinates the tutoring and/or mentoring needs of student participants with available campus resources. Works closely with department faculty to develop learning strategies that will increase a student's ability to retain and understand course objectives in each instructor's course. Works with faculty to explore transfer and scholarship opportunities to enhance student motivation. Provides advice and counseling to help students with their academic and career goals. Connects intensive coaching and mentoring opportunities to at-risk students.

Evaluates participants' academic progress and adjusts tutoring methods to achieve the most effective intervention for each student participant. Develops and conducts academic coaching sessions and workshops to promote academic and personal growth and helps students make a strong connection to college life. Assesses students' needs and concerns and identifies strengths and resources to resolve problems. Creates weekly reports to identify possible trends within the classroom environment and CCC student's unique needs and aspirations.

Performs other duties as assigned.

All CCC employees are required to adhere to CCC Customer Service Excellence standards.

Bachelor's Degree in Education, English, Mathematics, Science or related field required. Master's Degree preferred and/or teacher's license is preferred. Must be computer proficient with knowledge of a variety of software programs. A minimum of three years previous teaching or academic coaching experience required.

Must be self-directed and innovated. Ability to assess students' past and future outcomes. Successful counseling experience with low-income, minority, disadvantaged, or students with disabilities. Experience and/or knowledge in areas of financial aid and/or admission and computer databases. Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms. Excellent organizational skills to work with a variety of course material. Ability to work with students and faculty. Knowledge of registration and school admission requirements.

How to Apply

For consideration, all interested candidates, including current CCC employees, must submit a current resume, a legible copy of your college transcript(s), if a degree is required (Unofficial transcripts initially accepted, official transcripts must be provided at time of interview.), and a cover letter in MS Word or PDF format. Submit by electronic mail only to the below email address, type the position title that you are applying for in the Subject heading and indicate Full Time or Part Time position:

HR Administrator

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Vacancies may be pending budget approval.

Due to the high volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in CCC!
City Colleges of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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