Western Wyoming Community College, one of the top-ranked, two-year colleges in the nation according to the most recent Washington Monthly College Guide ranking, is now taking applications for a Community Education Specialist.
Western serves students from Southwest Wyoming and across the Rocky Mountain region on its residential campus in Rock Springs and also offers classes through outreach centers. For more information about Western Wyoming Community College, please visit westernwyoming.edu.
Job Description Summary
The Community Education Specialist is primarily responsible for the growth and development of the Community Education program in Sweetwater County. This individual will be responsible for determining need and availability of classes, the recruiting and employment of instructors, marketing for classes, enlisting students, and evaluation of classes. The incumbent must show initiative, good judgment, and the ability to make wise decisions concerning resources and advisability.
It is expected that this individual will accomplish duties in an efficient, effective, and competent manner and strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed. In addition, this individual must understand the comprehensive role of the community college and cooperate and work harmoniously with college personnel and the public. This individual will be expected to follow all college policies, rules, regulations, and guidelines as they relate to this position.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Identifies and targets desired/needed non-credit classes and enrichment opportunities within the College and throughout Sweetwater County, and works with community and county entities to investigate and set up classes.
- Contacts instructors, arranges rooms, materials, locations, and times. Prepares schedule information for inclusion in the WWCC schedule.
- Maintains a working knowledge of community college non-credit programming, pricing, related salary schedules and class structures within the field of Community Education.
- Completes the master file spreadsheet as needed for registration and enrollment of non-credit classes and enrichment opportunities.
- Contacts faculty about course assignments each semester, processes necessary paperwork to ensure compensation.
- Updates Community Education brochure each semester and oversees its publication.
- Maintains and updates the Community Education Department web page.
- Oversees all advertising, promotional materials and the distribution of all mailings.
- Calculates fees for courses, prepares and submits Employee Reporting Forms and Revenue Sharing Forms for each faculty each semester.
- Oversees and approves faculty timesheet entries.
- Prepares and submits requisitions for reimbursing faculty or other program facilitation personnel, as needed.
- Oversees the purchase of equipment needed for the program.
- Manages the Community Education budget and oversees the expenditures regularly to ensure that all are within budget guidelines and revenue projections.
- Prepares summaries of information each semester as requested (i.e.: classes held, income, expenses, number of students, etc.).
- Coordinates and processes the registration of students and collection of fees.
- Makes course cancellation recommendations for low enrollment and ensure that students are informed in a timely manner.
- Provides guidance and assistance and facilitates institutional support for non-credit adjunct faculty.
- Visits classes to receive evaluations, delivers results to faculty, and reviews any changes/improvements to be made.
- Contracts with theaters and transportation to organize seasonal trips to theaters. Attends theater shows with attendees.
- Collaborates and coordinates with BOCES and/or other organizations to create and offer non-credit enrichment programming.
- Ensures marketing, packets, and all other arrangements to support specific programming functions.
- Serves as a backup to other personnel in the Green River Center as needed and necessary.
- Maintains safe working conditions at all times.
- Adheres to WWCC Policy and Procedures.
- Safeguards institutional physical resources by caring properly for assets assigned.
- Cooperates with other WWCC personnel on various institutional undertakings as necessary.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- High school diploma plus four years of related experience or an associate’s degree in a discipline that provides the requisite skills and abilities.
- Working knowledge of the community.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate as an effective team member.
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to make decisions, as appropriate.
- Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion.
- Ability to operate a personal computer and a variety of software packages with a high level of competency and to learn new software packages.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Experience in course planning and community assessment.
- Community education teaching experience.
- Experience in marketing and social media
This position is located in Green River.
Western Wyoming Community College offers a generous and competitive benefits package including:
- Employer-sponsored retirement plans
- Personal and vacation leave
- Institutional stipend for eligible employees
For more information, please visit our website.
Interested individuals should apply online, submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and unofficial transcripts. You may also provide two optional letters of recommendation.
*Western Wyoming Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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