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Early College Experience Concurrent Enrollment Specialist

Company: NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Location: Benton
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) provides quality and affordable higher education to empower lives and strengthen communities within Northwest Arkansas and surrounding areas.

As the largest community college in Arkansas, NWACC is recognized as a leader in education. NWACC offers a full range of associate degrees, certificates and workforce training programs that prepare students for rewarding futures and careers.

NWACC employees are dedicated to fostering a diverse educational community and cultural learning environment that supports student success.

The Early College Experience program (ECE) is a partnership between NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) and northwest Arkansas high schools. Under this program, NWACC and participating high schools agree to help accelerate student progress toward a college degree. ECE offers a rigorous and rewarding course of study. Students in Early College Experience can take career and technical college courses and transferable college core curriculum courses while still in high school.

The Early College Experience (ECE) Enrollment Specialist reports to the Director of Early College Experience and is responsible for assessing student applications, handling student records, collecting information, entering and managing data and providing excellent customer service. The successful concurrent enrollment specialist is able to assess student eligibility for concurrent enrollment programs, make recommendations and maintain meticulous records. The outstanding candidate will demonstrate exceptional Excel, Word, PPT, Database and communication skills with a high standard of accuracy.

Essential Duties

  • Responds to inquiries and provides detailed information on requirements, processes, and policies.
  • Provides guidance and recommendations to prospective and current students.
  • Collects and assesses student qualifications for concurrent programs, services or courses.
  • Reviews applications to ensure that students submit all required documents.
  • Processes student enrollments, drops, withdrawals, etc.
  • Enters, updates and reviews data and records.
  • Corresponds with new and currently registered students via email, Constant Contact, etc.
  • Performs degree audits, monitors student success and provides intervention programs for struggling students.
  • Collaborates with high school counselors to coordinate parent and student orientation sessions
  • Works with Treasurer's Office in completing the billing process for ECE students.
  • Participates in College/Career fairs and other recruitment at the high schools. Rate of Pay: $15.07 per hour

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Strong computer skills and knowledge of spreadsheets, database, and relevant software programs.
    • Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is required.
    • Ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills.
    • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
    • Ability to multitask and prioritize.
    • Excellent administrative skills.
    • Strong customer service.
    • Ability to understand and interpret rules and regulations.
    • Ability to adjust to change.
    • Ability to handle confidential material judiciously.
    • Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

      Physical Demands

      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

      While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

      Work Environment

      The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

      Professional Competencies

      Bachelor's degree or equivalent and 2 years related experience and/or training.

      Understanding of education programs and tools related to community colleges.

      NWACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, please see our EEO policy.

Keywords: NorthWest Arkansas Community College, Little Rock , Early College Experience Concurrent Enrollment Specialist, Other , Benton, Arkansas

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