Student Resource Specialist - Collegiate High School-Lakeland

Student Resource Specialist - Collegiate High School-Lakeland

Job Description

About the Opportunity:

At Polk State, our amazing faculty and staff create an inspiring workplace. This professional position reports to the Principal of Lakeland Collegiate High School and provides an excellent opportunity to support the academic and career success of our students. We offer a collaborative, creative and culturally diverse work environment. If you want to be supported in your efforts to grow professionally and to be recognized for your contributions, then come work for Polk State.


About the Position:

The Student Resource Specialist is responsible for providing a broad range of services to 11th and 12th collegiate high school students. This includes academic support, career development, assistance with financial aid and scholarship opportunities, testing administration, assistance with community resources, classroom instruction on life skills and academic achievement, and other services that promote overall student success. This position is located on Polk State's Lakeland campus and collaborates with alternative student services program staff and faculty throughout the College.

Essential Functions/Duties:

• Works collaboratively with high school faculty to develop strategies to improve student performance.
• Introduces students to resources and services available throughout the college.
• Monitors and tracks student progress. This may include interpretation of PERT, ACT, and SAT scores and assisting students with registration for standardized tests. Assists with the administration of standardized tests such as the FCAT, PERT, FSA, EOC, PSAT etc.
• Develops academic goals and provides academic guidance and support.
• Works collaboratively with other departments to facilitate and address student needs. Provide support for students experiencing family, personal, or economic challenges which may impact school performance. May help students locate and access counseling services, support networks, community health, and/or housing services in the community and on campus.
• Advises students on matters relating future career and academic endeavors including career exploration and development, college admissions, scholarships opportunities, financial aid and other student services.
• Assists in all areas of student recruitment for the high school, including participation in recruitment workshops.
• Develops, facilitates, and delivers classroom instruction on various topics such as time management, study strategies, goal setting, learning styles, career planning, and communication skills.
• Creates brochures, orientation materials, forms, and documents for distribution and presentation.
• Facilitates orientation meetings. Makes presentations to schools, community organizations and other groups that may assist in providing services and promoting student enrollment and retention.
• Maintains accurate records related to student information.
• Maintains statistical information and summary information in reports as needed and submits required paperwork according to specified timelines.
• Conceptualize, design, and implement programs which promote personal growth and academic achievement including workshops, seminars, and classroom lessons.
• Coordinates the Executive Intern Program and facilitate the Work Based Learning Program. Work with Guidance Counselor with school wide mentoring initiative.
• Maintain application data base and monitor lottery system.
• Assist with school wide efforts to improve student retention and success. Participate in the school's strategic planning efforts.
• Performs other duties assigned by the supervisor and/or other divisional staff members. Duties may vary based on the needs of the assigned high school.

This position is a level P13 . Please see starting salary range below. To determine starting salary, Polk State College takes into consideration the pay level minimum, the candidate's qualifications and internal equity factors.

Required Skills:

• Experience working with students or clients through advising, counseling, coaching, and developing goals.
• Experience assessing student needs and coordinating educational and community-based services to address those needs.
• Experience managing caseload and case files or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
• Demonstrated skills in making public presentations and teaching or training diverse groups.
• Must be able to travel within the community using personal transportation.

Required Education:

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Social Science, Counseling, or related field.

Required Experience:

Requires at least two (2) years of professional, exempt work experience in an educational or social service environment with diverse populations.

We offer an excellent employer-paid benefits package including the following: Medical, Dental, Life, Long-Term Disability, Vacation (except faculty), Holiday and Sick Leave, Retirement (if eligible) and college fee waivers. Other employee-paid, voluntary benefits (vision, short-term disability, etc.) are also available.

Important Information:

• Application Requirements: A completed online application consists of:
• a resume, and
• an electronic job application (all sections completed).

Submissions that do not include all required information will not be considered.

• Background Screening: Reference checks, successful completion of a Level II background check (fingerprinting), and third-party Education Verification for all stated degrees will be required prior to employment.

• Non-Instructional Transcripts: For most professional/salaried positions (P16 and below), uploading of unofficial transcript(s)(with confidential information redacted) during the hiring process is welcomed, but not required. However, please note that education will be verified for all stated degrees.

• Foreign Transcripts: For staff positions where a degree is required, all international degrees must have their coursework evaluated in terms of U.S. "equivalency." Polk State College requires that all international credential evaluations be conducted by one of the companies affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES®). More information about be obtained at the NACES®

• Submission of official transcripts will be required as a condition of employment following receipt of job offer.

• Veterans’ Preference: Eligible applicants must use the to apply for Veterans’ Preference for positions in qualifying categories. All required documentation (Polk State Veteran’s Preference Documentation Form and the DD-214) must be submitted with the completed application for consideration.

• As a general rule, Polk State College does not provide H1-B visa sponsorship. Exceptions may be made based on the College's need for a candidate with unique skills and expertise and where the College cannot otherwise recruit and hire qualified non-sponsored candidates.

• Relocation: Polk State College does NOT provide relocation assistance for this position.

• This position will close at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

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Polk State College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or pregnancy in its programs, activities, or employment. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Valparisa Baker, Director, Equity & Diversity (Title IX Coordinator), 999 Avenue H, NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881, Office: WAD 227, 863.292.3602 Ext. 5378,

Polk State College is a drug-free workplace and participates in E-Verify.

Polk State College is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities. If you feel you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with Polk State, please call 863-297-1070 or e-mail and let us know the nature of your request, along with your contact information. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.

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