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Academic Support (Educational Specialist)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Student Affairs - Student Success Center
Kaua'i Community College
Date Posted:
September 13, 2017
Closing Date:
October 06, 2017
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Temporary - Not to Exceed: June 30, 2018
Special funds and Trust funds

Other Conditions:
  • To begin approximately October 2017 pending availability of funds and actual staffing requirements. Renewal of appointment is dependent on performance, program needs and/or availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Coordinates and facilitates the Waialeale 13th Year Initiative Program.
  2. Recruits students for the Wai’ale’ale program by conducting outreach in local high schools, organizations, and social service agencies.
  3. Organize and conduct the intake processes for the Wai’ale’ale program including: recruitment, preparation of applications for review, notification, orientation, etc.
  4. Work with area high schools and college personnel to facilitate the development and implementation of pre-entry activities and workshops.
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of programs using data collection and analysis for decision-making and communicate this process to stakeholders (including grant proposals) via reports, powerpoint presentations, public speaking events, etc.
  6. Provide technical assistance, such as meeting coordination and facilitation or making logistical arrangements, as needed to further the development or execution of Waialeale initiatives.
  7. Manages the Wai'ale'ale budget.
  8. Oversees fund and resource development for the Wai'ale'ale Project, including grant writing and the local community-giving program.
  9. Develops promotional materials for the program, including brochures, informational handouts, and program website.
  10. Conducts periodic meetings with students to check on their academic progress
  11. Coordinates student mentorship programs for the Wai'ela'ele Project.
  12. Supports the 13th Year Initiative by participating in system-wide efforts and activities.
  13. Coordinates with Admissions and records, Financial Aid, Scholarship Office, Placement Assessment and Counseling to ensure a smooth transition into KCC for Waialeale students.
  14. Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Education, Educational Counseling, Social Sciences, Public Administration, Business or related field and 3 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for supporting students in an educational setting; or equivalent education/training or experience.
  2. Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the planning of programs as demonstrated by the broad knowledge of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies.
  3. Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with program planning and coordination.
  4. Demonstrated ability to resolve wide ranging complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and the resolution of the problems in an effective, innovative and timely manner.
  5. Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  7. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.
  8. For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations.
  9. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Experience working in a community college setting.
  2. Knowledge of college financial aid regulations and procedures
  3. Experience in working with disadvantaged students and/or groups
  4. Demonstrated ability to build effective collaborations between diverse groups.

To Apply:
Submit 1) UH Form 64B (enter credentials including education, experience, etc.) 2) transcript(s) showing degree and coursework to date appropriate to the position (Copies of official transcripts are acceptable; however, original official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Online transcripts or academic record/grade summaries will NOT be accepted. Diplomas and copies will not be accepted.), 3) a brief one-page statement outlining how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications, 4) one or more signed, original letters of recommendation attesting to job performance and personal character, and 5) résumé to the address below. Original signature required on application. All requested documents/information must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Materials submitted will not be returned and become the property of the College. Emailed or other electronically submitted documents will not be accepted or considered. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete and will not be considered. All minimum qualifications must be met by the closing date. Separate documents and application materials must be submitted for each position. Kaua`i Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. For inquiries or complaints regarding our nondiscrimination policies, please contact: Human Resources Manager, EEO/AA Coordinator 808-245-8323 Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (Section 504 Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator) 808-245-8260 Kaua`i Community College, One Stop Center, 3-1901 Kaumuali`i Hwy, Lihu`e, HI 96766
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