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Adult Education Transitions Coordinator

Company: Oakton Community College
Location: Skokie
Posted on: March 11, 2023

Job Description:




Alliance for Lifelong Learning

Skokie, IL

Oct 24, 2022

Open Until Filled

Full Time Staff

Position ID:


About Oakton College :

For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

We offer:

Continuing education

Great benefits

Paid winter break

FRIDAYS OFF during the summer

Job Description:

Basic Functions and Responsibilities:

The Adult Education Transitions Coordinator is dedicated to guiding Adult Education students in successfully accessing, navigating, and transitioning into credit and career pathways. Acting as a

resource liaison and providing support with the intention of ensuring credential attainment, this position works collaboratively with faculty, internal departments, and external partners. The

position works closely with the Senior Manager of Adult Education and the Adult Education & Transitions Manager in the development and implementation of transition strategies and

initiatives for the department.

Characteristics Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruits Adult Education students from upper levels of ESL, HSE/GED, and Adult Basic Education for participation in Bridge & ICAPS programs.

  • Works directly with students and faculty in Bridge & ICAPS programs to ensure successful navigation as students move in, through, and out of Adult Education and enter credit and/or vocational programs.

  • Conducts follow-up with students in Bridge & ICAPS programs to ensure they can locate and access any necessary services, such as tutoring, advisement, financial aid, etc.

  • Recommends and implements high impact practices for students that reduce opportunity gaps and increase persistence and completion.

  • Composes correspondence, delivers presentations, conducts class visits, and develops flyers and promotional material to enhance interest and recruitment for Adult Ed
  • initiatives.

  • Identify systemic barriers to student enrollment and success via student needs assessments and collaborate with internal and external partners to develop mechanisms to overcome such barriers (workshops, group mentoring sessions, etc.).

  • Assists with the coordination, development, and implementation of appropriate student success strategies.

  • Serves as a liaison between the Adult Education program and college credit and career programs, as well as student services offices such as Admissions and Advising, Student Success and Leadership Institute, Tutoring, Financial Aid, as they relate to the transition of Adult Education students.

  • Facilitates students' goal setting process; assists students in the development of Individual Education and Career Plans compatible with their interests, needs, and skills;and provides intervention strategies at critical points of the students' educational path.

  • Develops and oversees mechanisms to track student participation and performance in Bridge, ICAPS, and transition initiatives in order to evaluate efforts and improve effectiveness.

  • Works collaboratively with faculty to support students as they enter, navigate, grow and transition in and out of Oakton. Inform both faculty and students of available resources.

  • Develops partnerships with existing campus initiatives serving traditionally underrepresented student populations (i.e. TRIO, Service Learning, Financial Aid, WIOA, Perkins, etc.) for the purpose of connecting to these available resources.

  • Represents the College in community facing events geared toward fostering student experience including entering the College.

  • Works with administrators, staff, and faculty to identify, develop and implement new Bridge, ICAPS, Bridge, and other programs targeting the transitioning of Adult Education students.

  • Serves as a member of the Commencement Committee.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


    Qualifications and Working Conditions:

    • Bachelor's degree in Education, Counseling, Advising, Student Life or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is required.

    • Master's degree is preferred.

    • Three years related work experience is preferred.

    • Ability to travel between campuses and offsites as needed.

    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, writing, and communication skills.

    • Ability to positively interact and work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and the public is strongly preferred.

    • Ability to professionally manage student confidential and sensitive information.

    • Ability to effectively use a computer and Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace.

      Physical Demands:

      Light lifting up to 10 lbs. and light carrying up to 10 lbs. Ability to reach above shoulder. Periods of time spent sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, bending and stooping. Mobility to move from

      building to building on-Campus and to visit off-Campus entities. Work is performed in a general office environment and is sedentary in nature. Little or no exposure to adverse working


      Additional Information:

      Supervision Received:

      Administrative supervision is received from the Adult Education and Transitions Manager.

      Supervision Exercised:


      Hours: Monday - Friday 8:15 am - 5:00 pm

      SALARY: $54,712 - Salary is non - negotiable

      This is a temporary grant position and continued employment, is based on the successful renewal of the grant.

      Based on the needs of the college and with Administrator approval, some positions at the college may have remote or hybrid schedule options available. Please note, that during the 65 working day probationary period, employees are required to report to campus.

      Oakton is accessible by public transportation.

      Application Instructions:

      For further details, visit our website at and select the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.

      Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of, at least, three (3) professional references with contact information prepared to submit with your application.

      Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

      Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.


Keywords: Oakton Community College, Skokie , Adult Education Transitions Coordinator, Education / Teaching , Skokie, Illinois

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