Promotes enrollment and retention of adult learners and other economically disadvantaged students into special programs offered through one of the District's Colleges and/or its learning partners. Participates in, and implements activities that reach out to potential students using techniques such as speaking to community groups, organizing programs and events to enhance school readiness, and making direct contact with potential students.
Distinguishing Career Features:
The Outreach Specialist is an entry-level professional position focusing on initiating, establishing, and maintaining visible connections with peer agencies delivering education and directly to adults to deliver career and interest-based education, retraining, and academic programs resulting in a certificate or degree. The Outreach Specialist requires the ability to employ self-starting skills to reach out to students and agencies and to deliver presentations. The Outreach Specialist also requires demographic research and data management skills to identify potential students and monitor retention and success.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
* Researches, receives referrals, and otherwise identifies potential candidates for adult education programs.
* Serves as liaison on behalf of the District and College to service area Adult Education Schools and High School Continuation Programs.
* Promotes adult learning by initiating and maintaining contact with faculty and college-to-career advisors including those who are administering related programs such as those for underserved populations and workforce development.
* Schedules, coordinates, and presents information to individuals and/or groups to provide general information about the college and adult education opportunities and specific program information, to prospective students at local area continuation high schools, community organizations, on-campus events, and other locations.
* Distributes career and technical education and other collegiate literature to peer adult schools and participating local agencies serving adults or promoting post-secondary education. Attends career fairs and other events to present information and materials.
* Conducts classroom and other presentations for students and non-student adult audiences to provide information on the education opportunities at community colleges.
* Participates in planning and conducting recruiting and outreach events that may include funding and in-kind resource development activities. Follows up with arranging and facilitating college visitations, tours, and special presentations.
* Assists with budget development activities by researching costs and proposing events and activities. Organizes and maintains records of expenses.
* Tracks student enrollment and outcomes and develops reports demonstrating aggregate outcomes; conducts post-AE student placement follow up and collects completion data for the Adult Education Block Grant reporting requirements.
* Organizes and maintains records and statistical data necessary for research and program development, performance evaluation, and reports to funding and grantor agencies.
* Assists with social media and website presence of the Office of Adult Education in coordination with the AEBG Project Director and IT Department.
* Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.