This position has a focus on working with Low-Income, First generation, or a person who meets the classification of having a disability as a SSS Grant. This position will provide eligible students in SSS with academic advising, support functions and mentoring services that are outlined in the SSS Grant.
Bachelor's degree in education, sociology, psychology, child development or related field.
One year experience in education, counseling or related field and working with at-risk student populations (low income, first generation, disabled)
Knowledge of the barriers facing low income, first generation and disabled college students.
Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of staff, faculty, and students both in written and oral form.
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills are needed for working with faculty, staff, and students.
Strong organizational skills.
Problem solving skills are required for assessing students and making recommendations based upon assessment.
Ability to work independently as well as an effective team member is essential.
Experience working in/with TRIO programs.
Computer skills related to the creation of spreadsheets, communication with students and fellow employees, presentation and power point programs, and student information systems such as ISRS, Student Access (program for our TRIO program).
Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include the following: cover letter that addresses the qualifications and experiences required; resume/Curriculum Vitae; copies of transcript(s) -undergraduate and graduate (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire); and copies of professional licenses, if required for qualification purposes.
In accordance with the Minnesota State College and Universities Vehicle Fleet Safety program, employees driving on college business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
Established in 1915, Rochester Community and Technical College is the largest higher education provider in the fastest-growing city in Minnesota, serving more than 6,800 students a year in credit courses and nearly 4,000 in non-credit continuing and workforce education programs. RCTC combines the best in liberal arts, technical, and life-long learning with more than 70 credit-based programs and over 100 credential options. RCTC's expansive 518-acre campus includes university partnerships, a diverse student body, and a vibrant student life program. RCTC provides a unique learning environment that offers the feel of a four-year university campus with the commitment to access and opportunity of a two-year college.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is the third-largest system of higher education in the United States. It is comprised of 30 two-year colleges, seven four-year state universities with a total of 54 campuses located in 47 Minnesota communities. The System serves approximately 350,000 students each year, and produces 38,000 graduates annually. For more information about the Minnesota State system, please view its website at www.MinnState.edu.
RCTC/State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefit package including life, health and dental insurance, a retirement program, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, tax sheltered annuity program (403b), a deferred compensation plan (457), and professional development funds, as well as a variety of other benefits (generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year) defined by individual collective bargaining agreements.
Rochester Community and Technical College was founded in 1915 on a motion by Dr. Charles Mayo to the Rochester School Board. Rochester is Minnesota's oldest - and one of the nation's oldest - original community colleges. The 2005-2006 academic year marked RCTC's 90th anniversary. The college serves approximately 7,500 students in credit-based enrollments and 3,000 in noncredit courses.