Learning Community & Outreach Specialist

Mt. Hood Community College Gresham, OR
Job Summary and Responsibilities/Duties

This is a one year grant funded, limited duration position.

Initial Salary Placement Range: $50,179- $56,774


Under general supervision, collaborate with college and K-12 school district staff to facilitate professional learning communities and coordinate college-going awareness efforts as part of the Regional Promise Grant; coordinate training for MHCC and district partners and plan and execute outreach programming.


The classification specification does not describe all duties performed by all incumbents within the class. This summary provides examples of typical tasks performed in this classification.

* Collaborate with MHCC faculty and high school instructors on curriculum development and alignment to ensure consistency between and across HS dual-credit programs; monitor course curriculum offerings to ensure instructional requirements are fulfilled; assess student needs and provide instructional learning strategies as appropriate. "E"

* Schedule and facilitate program-specific Professional Learning Community Meetings in coordination with the College Now/Dual Credit Coordinator. "E"

* Develop, schedule, attend, lead and promote student outreach sessions for local area high schools to increase awareness of Mount Hood Community College's academic, transfer, CTE and enrichment program offerings; schedule, plan and support the college's on-going multicultural and bridge events. "E"

* Attend, participate in and/or lead meetings, conferences, workshops and trainings to maintain current knowledge relevant to the mission and goals of the Regional Promise Grant and related program issues, activities, problems, concerns, and similar matters. "E

* Attend grant-related meetings; participate in the preparation of grant applications, budgeting, data collection and reporting to ensure grant compliance and sustained funding. "E"

* Research, compile and maintain a variety of information in support of assigned functions; prepare documents and analyses and compute statistical information for various reports. "E"

* Operate a variety of office equipment, technologies, computer and peripheral equipment to record information and generate records, reports and other materials; utilize a variety of word processing, database, presentation, webpage, spreadsheet, internet, intranet and other software. "E"

* Perform related duties as assigned.

Note: At the end of some of the duty statements there is an italicized "E" which identifies essential duties required of the classification. This is strictly for use in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


The Learning Community and Outreach Specialist provides direct outreach and support to expand dual-credit educational opportunities to local high school students, within the parameters of the Oregon Regional Promise grant. Minimum and Desired Qualifications


A Bachelor's degree in education, communications, public administration, social science, social work or a related field and a minimum of three (3) years of experience working with students and facilitating faculty professional learning communities to ensure student outcome and educational goals are realized, preferably in a dual-credit high school/college program, is required.

A Master's degree in one of the identified disciplines will substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

Any other combination of training and experience which demonstrates the applicant is likely to possess the required skills, knowledge and abilities may be considered.

Special Requirements:

Positions in this classification may require use of personal transportation, personal insurance and possession of a valid driver's license.

Work hours may occasionally include evening and weekend activities including job fairs, on-campus, off-campus and student functions.

Some positions in this classification may require the ability to read, write and speak in a language other than English.

Additional Qualifications and/or Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)


Knowledge of:

Oregon Promise Grant Program requirements.

Local, State and federal guidelines, regulations, reporting procedures and laws related to assigned functions.

Effective recruitment and marketing techniques.

Design, implementation and facilitation of effective student and PLC workshops.

Computerized software, database systems, word processing, publishing, presentation and spreadsheet software.

Data collection, analysis and reporting techniques.

Community college admission applications processes and timelines.

Elements of effective customer service.

Ability to:

Provide technical expertise and support for high school/college dual-credit programs.

Gather and summarize data to support program goals and program effectiveness. Participate in the development, tracking and monitoring of program-specific grants, funding applications and submissions.

Cultivate and work with a variety of stakeholders in support of dual-credit programs.

Demonstrate patience and flexibility.

Develop and deliver effective informational workshops.

Ensure maintenance, completeness and accuracy of data.

Prepare and provide a variety of technical data, statistical and narrative reports.

Provide exemplary customer service in a courteous, prompt and efficient manner.

Work effectively and collaboratively in an ever-changing, multi-tasking, multi-deadline, environment.

Maintain current knowledge of latest local, State and federal guidelines, regulations and laws pertaining to dual-credit curriculum and instruction.

Operate a variety of office equipment and technologies.

Learn and use a variety of software programs, such as the full- range of Microsoft Office Suite programs, Outlook, web-design and other software.

Maintain confidentiality.

Work effectively and collaboratively with those contacted in the course of work.

Working Conditions and Important Information

MHCC only accepts applications through our online application system at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mhcc/default.cfm. For technical assistance with this, please call 877-204-4442.

Please note: We do not request or read letters of recommendation. Also, it is not necessary to upload a large number of documents with your materials. We are looking for the required documents and perhaps one or two additional documents of your choosing (optional). Faculty applications require a current resume, cover letter and official transcripts (copies are fine for application purposes) and/or any required certificates or licenses.

Please note: this is initially a self-screening system. We recognize that our application process can be lengthy, so before you begin, please read all of the stated requirements to determine if you meet them. Applicants must meet all of the stated minimum qualifications and additional requirements to be considered for this position. Based on your responses to the qualifying questions, the system may automatically screen you out from further consideration.

Position subject to budget consideration and approval. For the candidate who is hired into this position, salary placement will be based on guidelines in the faculty association agreement to assess education and experience. For this reason, please be sure to include everything in your application that you want the college to consider towards placement. Any appeals to placement must be submitted in writing to the human resources recruitment specialist no later than one week after an offer is made.

Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background check as part of the employment process.

MHCC is NOT able to support Visa applications for employment at the college. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered.

MHCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235; OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015.

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting as verification of eligibility a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension to your application. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.

If you are seeking this preference, appropriate documentation must be provided at the time of application. You may submit an electronic copy in the document upload area of the application in the section marked "veterans' preference document," or fax to 503-491-7257 or mail to Human Resources, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR 97030. If you do not have your documentation, you may request it through your Veterans' Administration Office.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and interview process. Please notify Human Resources at least three working days prior to the date of need.

Mt. Hood Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively supports workforce diversity.

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