This position exists to provide a full range of outreach and academic advising to recent high school graduates who have been admitted in the Power of YOU Program at Minneapolis College. This position recruits prospective students by developing relationships with students, families, high schools, community based organizations and other stakeholders. The outreach efforts include close collaboration with and Minneapolis and Saint Paul Public Schools, surrounding Suburbs, Charter and Private High Schools. In addition to providing enrollment services, the position serves to actively provide retention services through academic advising, special initiatives and monitoring key success indicators for student retention and degree completion.
Associates degree in a related field, i.e. Education, Human Services, Social Work, or equivalent experience
Knowledge of the student affairs department (resources and functions).
Knowledge of the college policies and procedures for admissions.
Work experience in higher education or working within a High school setting.
Experience in public speaking and written communication skills
Experience working with underrepresented students and demonstrate cultural competence.
Demonstrated experience/success with outreach planning and scheduling
Baccalaureate Degree in a related field, i.e. Human Services, Public Administration, Social Work, Education or equivalent experience
2 years of professional level experience in employment services, public assistance programs, social service programs, workforce development or federally funded department of labor employment and training programs
Experience within higher education, academic programs, enrollment management processes and retention programs sufficient to assist the student population at Minneapolis College.
Ability to assist the prospective student in career exploration and the application process
Knowledge of the market analysis, marketing, targeting student populations.
Demonstrated ability to provide and maintain follow-up statistical reports on enrollment and retention of Power of YOU participants.
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: 1712
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.