Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there's no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset have established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation's education and workforce landscapes. With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is the nation's only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation. Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio. The City
Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America's fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That's why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally.
The Specialist will assist in the development and implementation of student leadership programs and campus engagement initiatives including the Student Ambassador & Leadership Program, Welcome Events, and as well as designing new student programs. The Specialist will work closely with college partners to allow for comprehensive and collaborative programming and support for first and second year students as they navigate their unique needs to transition through college with the goal to increase retention.
Facilitates inclusive programs and events that improve student success, equity, and build a sense of community and belonging. Develops strategies that engage new and returning students and integrate new students into the Columbus State community. Supports and assists with the development of the Student Ambassador Leadership Program. Plans and schedules workshops, programs and activities for student leadership programming. Leads, develops and implements experiences in conjunction with student leaders and in collaboration with various college partners. Develops student leadership and student development trainings and programs for student leaders. Works with academic and student support departments and other college offices to coordinate key elements of student leadership programming and campus engagement initiatives. Assists colleagues in broader efforts to engage students in the college community and promote their success in order to support retention and completion.
Tracks all activities, evaluates their effectiveness and recommends program changes and improvements. Completes and maintains required documentation. Assist Program Coordinator in preparing, compiling, and analyzing evaluations for leadership and campus engagement initiatives. Maintain confidentiality of student records and other information.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages multiple assignments of varying complexity while meeting federal as well as internal regulations and procedures, with the ability to adapt to changing needs of the College and business partners. Hours may include evenings and Saturdays and presently include Monday, Tuesday 8am-5pm; Wednesday, Thursday rotation of 8am-5pm and 9:30am-6:30pm; Friday 8am-4:30pm as required based on operation need.
USUAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee regularly stands and walks for extended periods of time, and occasionally sits. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbs or balances and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 25 pounds when moving files, boxes and other materials. With multiple conference spaces as well as meetings across the campus, employee regularly walks outside to other buildings.
Typical office environment. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business offices. Must travel to various Columbus State campuses and sites.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of: college student development; college and career readiness; cultural diversity; college and community resources; management and leadership practices in higher education; navigation of computer software, programs and applications related assisting students with their educational needs at the College.
Ability to: develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, students and general public; exhibit flexibility in work schedule and job tasks; maintain accurate and complete work records; work effectively with persons of varying cultures and diversity; answer routine inquiries; maintain confidential and sensitive information; communicate effectively with individuals, small and large groups.
Skill in: problem solving; attention to detail; maintaining documentation and records; verbal and written communications; customer service; application of Microsoft Office products, email, and an ability to navigate and coach others in online applications and services.
High School Diploma or GED with at least three (3) years progressively responsible experience in student life and higher education; willingness to work collaboratively. Commitment to the students' success and student centered education. An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework and experience may qualify a candidate. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Internal Number: req2774_1572898620
About Columbus State Community College
Columbus State Community College has been meeting the diverse educational needs of the Central Ohio community for more than 50 years. The college is proud to be an important contributor to the growth and progress of the region and to serve as the front door to higher education in Central Ohio. From the first graduating class in 1965 through this year, 50,000 students have earned associate degrees in 50-plus technical fields and academic transfer programs. Columbus State also offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs whose coursework fulfills the freshman and sophomore year requirements for bachelor’s degree programs offered by four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Specific transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities are in place at Columbus State, and new direct-to degree partnership programs are being developed all the time. Columbus State now has two campuses serving Central Ohio educational needs. The Columbus Campus is located on 85 acres in downtown Columbus. The 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus welcomed its first students in 2010. Additionally, Columbus State offers classes at nine convenient regional learning centers throughout Central Ohio.