1. Serves as the front-line professional responsible for forging connections between CCAC, participating high schools, students, and other partners.
2. Actively engages program participants to ensure and sustain desired behavioral and performance outcomes.
3. Develops and implements a strategic admissions management program encompassing traditional students within Allegheny County.
4. Develops and maintains relationships with personnel representing high schools, and external constituencies.
5. Confers with prospective students and parents/family members regarding admissions, academic programs, and support services through information sessions.
6. Supervises staff in the maintenance of early college programs.
7. Collaborates with campus personnel to coordinate placement testing.
8. Develops, implements and coordinates early college programs such as enrollment workshops, campus visits, etc. for new and inquiring students.
9. Conducts high school recruitment visits and participates in college fairs targeted at high school students.
10. Records recruiting activity outcomes, maintains contact lists and databases and analyzes enrollment data.
11. Interfaces or networks with appropriate internal and external parties to develop or enhance recruitment opportunities and activities.
12. Represents CCAC by conducting presentations to student and parent groups.
13. Develops and maintains relationships with personnel representing high schools, social agencies and organizations, the business community and external constituencies.
14. Maintains contact with the academic departments, placement, continuing education and college centers to remain current about new programs, program changes and other information critical to the successful recruitment of new students.
15. Coordinates a two-week orientation and arranges for transportation to and from the CCAC South Campus for participating high school students, designed to engage them in the goals of the program and inspire them to think about the possible careers offered.
16. Develops and coordinates a Summer Bridge Program at CCAC South Campus aimed at improving participants’ participation which may include but will not be limited to SEM105.
17. Arranges transportation for 11th and 12th graders to and from CCAC South Campus to participate in the Summer Bridge Program and/and or attend enrolled classes.
18. Collaborates with CCAC’s Center for Teaching and Learning to provide Early College instructors with annual professional development training during summer months which may include self-guided online learning modules, through CCAC.
19. Provides training and development for early college instructors, liaisons and CCAC faculty on developmental stages in the summer and throughout the academic school year.
20. Promotes internships, externships, volunteer opportunities, and COOP opportunities with the business partner and high school participants.
21. Proven ability to demonstrated program management and/or project management skills, ideally in a high-needs high school setting.
22. Collaborates with campus liaisons as assigned
23. Actively engages in problem solving.
24. Conduct performance assessment through formative and summative evaluations as each cohort advances through the program to capture term-over-term retention (initial goal 65%).
25. Evaluate and assess outcomes by surveying participants at the time that they apply for graduation and again at a later date (within two years of graduation) to assess outcomes (employed in field of study, transferred to a four-year institution, and length of time to complete program).
26. Conducts formative and summative assessment between project partners including CCAC, internship partners and students through monthly reporting, group discussions and focus groups using both qualitative and quantitative data.
27. Identify and cultivate new sources of external funds to extend the original grant-funded activities.
28. Assists with information sessions for parents to talk about the potential of careers in business, finance and information technology; or provide project-based ideas for summer programs or extra-curricular club activities.
29. Develops, approves and monitors grant budget and regularly reports out to stakeholders and board of trustees.
30. Performs all other duties as assigned.