The College Transition Advisor works with prospective post-secondary education students at various Rochester Public School (RPS) sites, from all populations and interests (with a focus on low income students, first generation and students of color). The position assists the prospective students with the transition from high school to post-secondary education and careers-including collegiate technical programs and facilitates and foster relationships between the Site's high school students, administration, faculty, counseling staff, and the College. The position is employed by the College but works closely with RPS personnel. The Advisor will promote the College and its programs to students, administration, faculty, counseling staff and others at the Sites. The Advisor will work onsite at the School District during school days while school is in ordinary session, with precise hours and days assigned, and work at the College on all other days.
Four-year degree required in education, social work, business or related social science disciplines.
Interpersonal skills sufficient to: provide prompt, welcoming, courteous, and accurate information to stakeholders in person, on the phone, and through email and other written correspondence.
Communications skills sufficient to: speaking, reading and writing English and the ability to develop, synthesize and present information to individuals and groups
Leadership skills sufficient to: create programming, organize programming, offer programming, collaborate, analyze information and organizational skills
Ability to work closely with students to develop relationships characterized by open communication and helping students progress to enrollment.
Ability to understand and explain the educational and academic requirements necessary to be prepared for college level work.
Physical Demands sufficient to: Occasional lift up to 40 lbs., occasionally stand for long periods of time, be able to sit for long periods of time, manual dexterity required for frequent keying.
Two years of Student Services experience or related experience working with underrepresented populations.
Knowledge and skill in specialized terminology and admissions terminology sufficient to lead people through the prospective, admitted, and enrolling student life cycle stages and respond to questions from customers.
Knowledge of the Minnesota State system and program offerings
Knowledge of RCTC policies, procedures and programs.
Experience working with diverse clientele.
Knowledge and understanding of the cycle of poverty, working with first generation college students, and students with disabilities.
Knowledge and appropriate use of software systems, including, but not limited to enrollment management and Microsoft office suite
Knowledge of community organizations and leaders serving underrepresented populations
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About ROCHESTER COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE
With its 31 institutions, including 24 two-year colleges and seven state universities, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is the largest single provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota. The colleges and universities operate 54 campuses in 47 Minnesota communities and serve about 250,000 students in credit-based courses. Overall, the system produces about 33,500 graduates each year. In addition to credit-based courses, the system offers customized training programs that serve about 153,200 employees from 6,000 Minnesota businesses each year. The law creating the system was passed by the Minnesota Legislature in 1991 and went into effect July 1, 1995. The law merged the state's community colleges, technical colleges and state universities into one system. The system is separate from the University of Minnesota.