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Student Services Specialist -Technical Programs

Grant Funded Position.   Non-Classifed        Regular Full-Time with Benefits.

Summary:  Candidate must facilitate the admission of students into higher education, to assist in the process for acquisition of financial aid, to monitor students' academic progress and to provide support in a collegiate environment that allows students to persist to the point of reaching their unique academic goals.  The position counsels and advises students in technical programs, and assists in the coordination and delivery of student services to assist these students.  This position has the knowledge to assist students through recruitment, admission, financial aid, registration, retention, graduation, and career rediness.  Reponsibilities:  Responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling student services activities for students enrolled in technical programs at assigned campus(es) and off-campus sites.  Student Services functions may include recruitment, advising, registration, orientation, counseling, disability services, placement testing, degree audits, student activities, financial aid, tutorial services, career planning, and job placement.  Student Services Specialist- Technical Programs are responsible for developing varied structured programs, workshops, and seminars for campus and/or online delivery to assist students enrolled in technical programs.  Student Services Specialist-Technical Programs may be responsible for assisting with campus-wide and/or  home campus coordination of student associations or clubs for technical students including but not limited to Skills USA and the National Technical Honor Society.  Canidate must advise students regarding academic programs, course selection, and institutional transfer.  Assists students with basic financial aid process and answer basic financial aid questions.  Work with Academic adminstration and program faculty on understanding programmatic needs and other aspects of their programs in order to assist students with persistence and completion of the program(s).  Maintain current knowledge of applicable federal, state, and institutional procedures, and policies.  Maintains comprehensive participation records and prepares reports, as needed.  Work with Student Services' personnel to conduct appropriate recruiting, outreach, and information sharing activities to prospective technical students through written and verbal correspondence, college fairs, open houses, high school visits, various community functions, and other activities.  Student Services Specialist-Technical Programs must maintain positive relationships with local high schools, and ensure Southern is represented at community functions and events.  Assist with general registration by helping manage the registration process, providing advising, counseling, and data input services at assigned campus.  Perform other duties as assigned.  Requirements: At least 2 years Student services, counseling, academic advising and/or financial aid experience in a higher education setting.  Must have strong people skills; strong customer service skills; knowledge of counseling theories; knowledge of computer information skills; ability to work as an effective team member; ability to intervene in a crisis situation; must maintain a positive attitude; demonstrate interpersonal communication and adminstrative skills; problem solving experience and skills; must have strong skills in setting priorities, organization, and time management; must be able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills; considerable knowledge of the principles of individual appraisal; including interviewing, occupational testing and evaluation of personal traits and abilities.  Education:  Master's Degree required with a preference for degrees in Counseling, Student Personnel, (Guidance and Counseling), Psychology, or Education.  Combination of education, training, and experience considered in liue of Master's Degree.  Applications will be reviewed on Monday July 9, 2018 

Instructional Specialist / Agriculture

Campus: Williamson and Off-Site           Full-time 12 month Term Faculty with Benefits - Grant Funded

One of Southern's highest priorities is meeting the current and future educational needs of the communities it serves.  We are strategically positioned to set and surpass new standards of excellence in our primary teaching and learning mission.  Guided by principles that emphasize educational programs and student success especially in learning and continuous improvement, we envision Southern as a premier learning organization that is in the forefront of community college technical education.  We welcome qualified faculty who integrate learning outcome assessment techniques in their instructional planning, curriculum design, and teaching activities; apply technology to the teaching and learning process; deliver instruction in a variety of formats; understand and apply organizational theory; thrive in cross-functional roles; collaborate in flexible, imaginative problem solving; make data-driven decisions; integrate interdisciplinary and global perspectives into their methology.  Requirements:  Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture, Agriculture Education, Horticulture, Soil and Crop Management, Agroecology, Animal and Nutritional Science, Agriculture Mechanics, or Agribusiness required.  Experience in crop management, hydroponics, or master gardener certification preferred Comparable combination of education, experience, and credentials may be considered.  Must have experience in project management, excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to work with others in a team environment, and excellent organizational skills and computer skills.  Must demonstrate a willingness to develop and teach courses online and use alternative delivery modes.  Expectations:  While a faculty teaching load of 30 credit hours in an academic year will include primary responsibilities for teaching and assessing assignments, especially since academic needs vary.  As such, faculty should expect to integrate with their primary responsibilities creating expertiential learning opportunities and assessment techniques (i.e., work-based and service learning portfolio assessment, including developing and evaluating learning portfolios, etc.) menoring students from target groups, new full-time faculty and adjunct faculty; designing, formatting and delivering curriculum for synchronous and asynchronous learning; training and consulting for workforce initiatives (i.e., for public and corporate partners, etc.); developing and implementing community education and extended learning programs; partnering with colleagues to enhance services to students and the community through recruiting and marketing, advising with expanded responsibilities, and devising retention strategies and activities; strengthening relations and collaborative activities with K-12 and baccalaureate-granting colleagues (i.e., Tech-Prep, School-to-Work, 2+2 Programs).   Review of applications begin Thursday, July 16, 2018

Student Success Center Coordinator

Campus: Logan                                              Non Classfied                                          Full-Time with Benefits

Responsibilities:  Provide leadership, management, planning, scheduling and facilitation of Student Success Center programming, evaluation, and instructiional/learner support.  Support staff needs; provide conflict resolution and provide resources for student success.  Assist in creating and maintaining a Policy and Procedures Manual for the Student Success Center and Testing Center.  Coordinate Early Intervention and Academic Intervention services.  Facilitate workshops, study groups and individual sessions in on-site and virtual delivery methods in such topics as study skills, time management, test taking, and college adjustment.  Supervise and coordinate hiring, orientation, training, and evaluating professional tutors, peer tutors, and work-study students, tracking utilization and effectiveness of services offered.  Coordinate Early Intervention and Academic Intervention with Student Services Team and provide student follow-up.  Prepare, organize, and administer all student leadership activities under the umbrella of the National Society of Leadership and Success.  Manage the student gaming and cafeteria services area.  Manage a small caseload of students.  Work with faculty to identify and refer high risk students to Success Centers.  Communicate regularly and effectively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators regarding student success.  Facilitate student discussions about the importance of planning internships and cooperative educational experiences.  Develop and maintain close working relationships with external community agencies and other student support referral sites.  Market porgrams and services and monitor student participation and use.  Prepare regular data and assessment reports as necessary to track utilization and impact of services.  analyze trends, and perform related duties as assigned or as directed.  Requirements:  Masters Degree in Education, Guidance and Counseling, or related field required; an equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.  Must have a minimum of five years experience working as a counselor, tutor, and/or advisor in a higher education setting.  Personnel management and organization is strongly preferred.  A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse Student Success, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and knowledge of college policies and procedures.  Strong people skills are required along with advising and counseling skills.  Must possess superior written and oral communication skills.  Ability to work independently and to motivate others.  Must be proficiency in Mircrosoft Office applications.  Research and analysis, organizational skills, and attention to detail.  Banner experience preferred.  For full consideration, applications must be submitted by 4:30 pm June 28, 2018.

Human Resources Representative

Campus: Logan                                                         Non-Classified                                                 Full time with benefits

 

Responsibilities:  Coordinates and implements employee benefit program, healthcare insurance, disability insurance, worker's compensation, unemployment and retirement plans; Provide new employee orientation; Assists Director with development and delivery of training programs; Input information into computerized systems used for personnel and payroll; Provides administrative support for HR Director.  Requirements:  Associates Degree in Office or Business Administration or related field.  One to two years experience as a Human Resource Generalist preferably in higher education and or WV State Government.  OASIS experience is a plus.  Successful candidate will be skilled in all phases of office work and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Must have excellent customer service skills.  Must have working knowledge of personnel methods and techniques.  Must have ability to maintain confidentiality.  Position will remain open until filled. 

Dean of Student Services

Full Time:                                                          Non-Classified                                                    Position Reports to the President

 

Requirments:  A Master's Degree in Student Development, Counseling, Educational Leadership, Business, Psychology, or related field from a regionally accredited college or university; Five (5) years of Student Affairs experience in a higher education environment with a record of progressively increasing responsibility in one or more areas this will oversee; Three (3) years of higher education leadership experience, including staff supervision, budget management and strategic planning; and, Experience in budget oversight and financial management.  Knowledge:  Doctorate Degree in higher education administration, student personnel, counseling, psychology, preferred; A documented history of success in a student services function within the community college setting; Previous experience directly related to one of the areas of assigned responsibility of this position; and, Knowledge of best strategies, practices, programs, and services promoting recruitment and retention of traditional and non-traditional students; Ensure effective ongoing training and development of student services staff,  especially in customer service and job knowledge, which focus on a student centered approach through cross training and collaboration; Serve as a member of the Enrollment Management and Student Development management team; Inspire commitment to the fulfillment of the institutional vision, mission, strategic plan, and affirmative action; Foster a positive college environment, which promotes diversity and excellence in all areas of responsibility; and, Serve on various college and external committees as assined; travel to various campus locations, as well as attend state and national meetings.  Skills:  Knowledge and understanding of the comprehensive community college mission and philosophy; Ability to analyze recruitment and retention related data and assess programming activities as part of a strategic enrollment planning initiative; Ability to facilitate organizational development and change; Considerable knowledge of higher education laws, practices, and procedures with emphasis on the Federal Education and Privacy Act, Clery Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act; Ability to carry out assignments and work independently and as a member of a team; Ability to organize material, analyze data, and prepare pertinent reports and written recommendations; Ability to develop and maintain partnerships both internal and external; Analytical and problem-solving skills sufficient to analyse and resolve complex situations; Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of effective supervision; Provide leadership in determining the philosophy, vision, and strategic planning of the Student Services Unit within the College and the overall strategies necessary to meet the College's student access and success missions; Develop and implement strong financial aid programs for students to include strong and effecitive communication and outreach plans to students and their parents/families in regard to financial aid availability and applying for aid; Develop, maintain and evaluate systems and processes necessary to ensure successful attainment of annual unit and departmental goals; Assist the Enrollment Management and Student Development Department in the development and implementation of processes and procedures for effective registration, orientation, admissions advising, placement testing, and other admissions-related functions and services; Coordinate, collaborate, and cooperate with other units and departments in providing services that maximize retention of students;  Provide, maintain, analyze and interpret data needed for effective planning at the institutional, unit, and department levels; Administer and interpret federal and state laws, regulations, procedures, and guidelines pertaining to the services and other support provided to students within the areas of assigned responsibility; With creativity, provide administrative direction and oversight for all campus locations in the areas of assigned responsibility; Provide reports and other data required by various internal units and departments as well as external agencies and organizations;  Collect, collate, maintain, and disseminate information required under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Sercurity Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act; Develop and recommend policies and procedures to the President in all areas of responsibility and implement such policies and procedures along with practices which foster, promote, and ensure a student centered, customer centered environment throughout the college;  Develop and recommend the annual departmental budgets for all student services activities and programs from recruitment through graduation and maintains budgetary control of functions supervised; Ensure effective ongoing training and development of student services staff, especially in customer services and job knowledge, which focus on a student centered approach through cross training and collaboration; Supervise and evaluate direct reporting subordinate positions; Serve as a member of the Enrollment Management and Student Development management team; Inspire commitment to the fullfillment of the institutional vision, mission, strategic plan, and affirmative action; Foster a positive college environment, which promotes diversity and excellence in all areas of responsibility; and Serve on various college and external committees as assigned; travel to various campus locations, as well as attend state and national meetings.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by Thursday June 15, 2018 by 4:30 p.m. 

 

Instructor of Nursing

Campus:  Logan                                  Full-time (9 month) Term Faculty with Benefits

Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will:  Utilize various technologies in the classroom and for distance delivery of instruction; Have all other duties of a full-time instructor such as committee assignments and advising students; Have ability to work effectively with supervisors, colleagues, staff and students as part of an education team;  and, write and update curricula including course outlines and syllabi as required by the institution or industry needs.  Requirements:  Graduate Degree with a major in Nursing; Bachelor's Degree with a major in Nursing and be enrolled in a graduate degrree program with a major in Nursing within one year of employment as a faculty member; or have a bachelor's degree with a major in Nursing and at least ten (10) years in direct patient carae experience in Nursing.  Must have credentials which verify status as registered professional nurse in West Virginia or the ability to become licensed in West Virginia.  Current, unencumbered license as a registered professional nurse or ability to obtain license in the state of West Virginia, a minimum of two years in nursing practice and education sufficient to demonstrate professional competence required.  Prior teaching experience preferred.  Experience must be in the areas of direct patient care in medical/surgical, obstetrics, psychiatric nursing, pediatrics, and/or nursing education.  Must be a team player with the ability to work with diverse groups of individuals.  Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational ability.  Must have current knowledge in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (preferably Microsoft Office) and willing to use technology.  Must have ability to travel to a variety of clinical agencies/sites.  Must demonstrate a willingness to develop and teach course online and use alternative delivery modes.  Must be knowledgeable about and embrace associate degree nursing education.  Must be open to change.  POSITION OPENED UNTIL FILLED.

Instructor of Business

Campus:  Logan                    Full-Time 9-month Term Faculty with benefits (Grant Funded)

Responsibilities:  The successful applicant will:  Utilize various technologies in the classroom and for distance delivery of instruction; Have all other duties of a full-time instructor such as committee assignments and advising students; have ability to work effectively with supervisors, colleagues, staff and students as part of an education team; and, write and update curricula including course outlines and syllabi as required by the institution or industry trends.  Requirements:  Earned Master's Degree in Business appropriate field (Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, Marketing, Management, Business Accounting) required.  Three (3) years teaching experience required.  Prefer experience with small business start-up and entrepreneurship.  Experience teaching at the community college level preferred.  Ability to use Blackboard Learning Managment System and Quality Matters training preferred.  Must be willing to work non-traditional schedules at multiple campus locations.  Must demonstrate a willingness to develop and teach course online and use alternative delivery modes.  Computer literacy required.  Application review will begin Wednesday, December 13, 2017. 

Instructor of Information Technology

Campus:  Logan                Grant Funded                     Full-Time 9-month Term Faculty with benefits

Responsibilities:  The successful applicant will:  Utilize various technologies in the classroom and for distance delivery of instruction; Have all other duties of a full-time instructor such as committee assignments and advising students; Have ability to work effectively with supervisors, colleagues, staff and students as part of an education term; and, write and update curricula including course outlines and syllabi as required by the institution or industry trends.  Requirements:  Earned Bachelor's Degree in Business appropriate field (Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Network Systems, and Applied Technology with Drone background) required.  Master's Degree Preferred.  Video and editing preferred, background with drones a plus, FAA 107 licenses a plus.  Three (3) years teaching experience required. Experience teaching at the community college level preferred.  Ability to use the Blackboard Learning Management System and Quaility Matters training preferred.  Must be willing to work non-traditional schedules at multiple campus locations.  Must demonstrate a willingness to develop and teach courses online and use alternative delivery modes.  Computer literacy required.  Application review begins Wednesday, December 13, 2017

ADJUNCT FACULTY

English and English Support – Math and Math Support – Anatomy and Physiology - Nursing – Music, Art and Theater – Sociology – Psychology – Political Science – History – Homeland Security
Campus:   All Campus Locations (Logan, Williamson, Boone/Lincoln and Wyoming/McDowell)  Responsibilities:  Part-time instructors committed to community college students and their success to teach courses at all campus locations in English and English Support, Math and Math Support, Anatomy and Physiology, Music, Art and Theater, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, History and Homeland Security.  Requirements:  Master’s Degree and 18 graduate hours in field required for most courses (English, Math, Anatomy and Physiology, Music, Art and Theater, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, History, and Homeland Security).  Bachelor’s Degree required for English and Math Support.  Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

ADJUNCT FACULTY - PowerSports Technology Program

Locations: Boone Campus  Responsibilities:  Part-time instructors needed for the new PowerSports Technology Program at our Boone Campus.  The Powersports Technology Program will offer interactive classroom instruction and hands-on experience in the technical and mechanical repair of sophisticated recreational outdoor vehicles, such as motocyles and ATVs. The instructors should be committed to community college students and their success.  Requirements:  Industry-recognized certifications in the field of PowerSports technical and mechanical repair, and two years relevant work experience required.  Associate Degree and teaching experience preferred.  Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.