Elgin Community College — Talent Search Transitions Specialist

Elgin Community College
Elgin, IL
Talent Search Transitions Specialist

Elgin Community College (ECC) is a comprehensive, fully accredited community college located in Elgin, Illinois, one of its most rapidly growing cities. Our district encompasses 360 square miles, serving 400,000 people, 11,000 businesses with four public school districts and 15 high schools. ECC was selected as one of five Illinois community colleges to participate in the national Achieving the Dream (AtD) initiative. is a long-term national initiative that collaborates with community colleges to help more students earn degrees, complete certificates, or transfer to four-year institutions to continue their studies. The park-like setting of our 145 acre Main Campus offers instruction spanning nine major buildings with beautiful views. ECC also offers classes throughout the northwest suburbs of Chicago with more than 100 off-campus locations.


The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Manager of Talent Search Transition Grant in carrying out the prescribed ECC Talent Search grant from the Department of Education and to follow the guidelines for the Education Department of General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) and Budget (OMB) and to report results to EDGAR and OMB. The Specialist will communicate directly with the targeted high schools and middle schools and assist in the recruitment and deployment of the Talent Search grant.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Recruit train and match adult mentors for the program.
  2. Coordinate middle school and ECC visits.
  3. Coordinate educational support services.
  4. Serve as an advocate for faculty, staff and students.
  5. Provide referrals to colleges and community resources.
  6. Assist with data collection.
  7. Provide data summaries and audits of the Transistions Program.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in education, communications, behavioral sciences, organizational management or related field from four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  2. Minimum five years experience in education, secondary or post-secondary.
  3. Documentable experience working with students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  4. Ability to work well with middle school and high school students and their families.
  5. Strong written, interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  6. Experience working with grants.
  7. Proficient with Microsoft Office software (i.e. Word, Excel and Outlook).
  8. Posses strong analytical skills with attention to detail.

Desired Qualifications:

  1. Grant reporting experience is preferred.
  2. Experience with bookkeeping highly desirable.
  3. Experience working with diverse and first-generation college student populations preferred.

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Elgin Community College is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.


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