This position exists to assist Latinx and underrepresented communities to access higher education opportunities. The role will assist in enrollment services such as recruitment, marketing efforts, community outreach, financial aid assistance, and admissions for Latinx, and all underrepresented student populations. In addition, this role is to serve as an Advising Retention specialist for the success of our Latinx student population including, but not limited to, the Star Scholars Program. Creating and sustaining the Latinos Unidos for College and Higher Education Achievement (LUCHA) initiative, creating programming, and catalyzing student leadership development while assisting in building a campus climate inclusive of the Latinx community.
Associates degree in a related field, i.e. Education, Human Services, Social Work, or equivalent experience.
Bilingual in English and Spanish.
Proven ability working with diverse populations.
Familiarity with cultures and history of the Latinx communities including issues facing immigrant and undocumented persons.
Experience working with Latinx population.
Professional work experience in one or more of the following: college outreach, event planning, customer service, advising, financial aid, or other related student services experience.
Knowledge of the college, admission/enrollment processes, academic programs, student affairs resources and functions.
Knowledge and experience working in equity and inclusion including efforts to improve cultural competence and proven diversity trainings/efforts in professional development.
Knowledge of Federal/State financial aid programs.
Excellent oral, written and communication skills.
Ability and willingness to work as part of a team collaboratively and work independently.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field, i.e. Human Services, Public Administration, Social Work, Education or equivalent experience.
Previous related college work experience such as Admissions, Financial Aid, Academic advising and/or TRIO.
Knowledge of the Twin Cities area and community resources in relation to effective recruitment and retention of Latinx students.
Ability to create and maintain reporting on enrollment and retention of program participants.
Ability to persuade, motivate and lead students.
Established attention to detail and thorough planning and follow-up skills.
Knowledge of the market analysis, marketing, and targeting of student populations.
Experience coordinating, creating, and implementing culturally responsive programing for college learners.
In order to be considered for this position, you must be in good standings with Minneapolis College.
Minneapolis College is one of the largest and most diverse two-year colleges in Minnesota, serving students in credit and noncredit programs. Minneapolis College enrolls 56% students of color. As a comprehensive public community and technical college, Minneapolis College offers 114 credentials in 44 liberal arts and career and technical programs. The College has strong ties to corporate and industry partners that help fund student scholarships, provide state-of-the-art training and equipment, and offer internship and employment opportunities to the College's graduates.
Minneapolis College is a member of the Minnesota State colleges and universities system. With 24 two year colleges and seven state universities. Minnesota State is the largest provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota and the fifth largest system of higher education in the country. Minnesota State is committed to ensuring access to an extraordinary education for all Minnesotans; being the partner of choice to meet Minnesota's workforce and community needs; and delivering to students, employers, communities and taxpayers the highest value, most affordable higher education option.
The State of Minnesota offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance, life insurance, optional dental, short- and long-term disability, paid personal and sick leave, defined benefits and defined contribution (401 (a), retirement plans), tuition waiver for employees and dependents, and optional 457 and 403(b) retirement savings plans.
Internal Number: 1747
About Minneapolis College
Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) is a public two-year college located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. MCTC enrolls nearly 15,000 credit students annually and is an active partner in initiatives designed to strengthen the social, economic and cultural vitality of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Created in 1996, under the umbrella of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system, MCTC is the result of the merger of two institutions: a technical college with a long history of vocational education dating back to 1914 and an open-enrollment community college established in 1965. Currently, the spacious campus covers 21.6 acres of land and recent expansions include a new state-of-the-art Science Center, culinary kitchen and dining hall and outdoor plaza.