Wytheville Community College (WCC) is recruiting for a Part-Time Education Support Specialist III for the Upward Bound Grant. The expected hire date is September 1, 2020. The Educational Support Specialist helps coordinate information, provide advisement to and assist qualified high school students to develop academic skills, personal skills, and the motivation necessary for success in and beyond high school. Special emphasis is on preparation for attending college following high school graduation. Qualified high school students must meet one or both criteria that includes low-income and/or first-generation. This position is a grant-funded position. Job Responsibilities Some of the job responsibilities include but are not limited to: â¢Help to develop Individual Student Profiles for each student and update profiles annually. Profiles focus on improving academic skills and setting goals; â¢Assist participants with advanced diploma and dual credit enrollment in high school; â¢Assist participants with college placement testing (PSAT, SAT, etc.), college admission and financial aid applications; â¢Assist with planning and supervision on field trips and program activities for Saturday sessions and the Summer Enrichment Program. The Summer Enrichment Program is scheduled mid-June through the end of July; â¢Maintain programâs social media to include Remind and Smarthinking; â¢Provide academic planning and motivational support to students and families; â¢Assist with planning and implementing monthly group meetings to provide workshop and professional services to participants at multiple locations within the collegeâs service region. Workshops and services will include topics such as study skills, college preparation, financial literacy and academic, career and personal development; and â¢Travel to service region high schools bi-weekly to meet, recruit, and select participants.
Internal Number: 166930
About Wytheville Community College
The mission of Wytheville Community College is to provide a quality, comprehensive education for the citizens of the counties of Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, and Wythe and the city of Galax. To achieve this mission and to fulfill its role as an educational leader and partner, Wytheville Community College commits to a student-centered environment by: providing programs and courses in occupational-technical education, college transfer education, general education, developmental education, distance education, continuing education, and workforce development; utilizing a broad range of instructional technologies, methods, materials, and facilities that are designed to meet the diverse needs of students; offering a supportive, comprehensive program of student development services that contribute to student persistence, success, and citizenship; fueling regional and state economic development by forging partnerships with businesses, industries, public agencies, civic groups, public schools, and other institutions of higher education not only within the service region but throughout the Commonwealth; presenting diverse cultural opportunities while promoting the heritage of Southwest Vi...rginia; promoting accessibility and affordability; and ensuring quality in all programs and services.