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P/T Retention Specialist - Liberty Partnerships Program

DATE DUE: Continuous


Part time (18 hours per week), 12-month, grant-funded position reporting to a Program Director within the Liberty Partnerships Program. Responsible for providing services to students in grades 5-12 who are enrolled in partner school districts. Responsible for administering program assessments, provide ongoing support to case managers, and work closely with students and their families. Evening/weekend hours may be required. Remuneration is $20 per hour.
The Retention Specialist is responsible for providing program services to all students enrolled in the Liberty Partnerships Program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Work closely with Liberty staff to identify needs and services of the student population
  2. Ability to screen, assess, and provide referrals to community based organizations and collaborating agencies for assistance
  3. Administer program assessments including interest inventories and social/emotional
  4. Serve as a student advocate. Enhances collaborative relationships to maximize the student's and family's ability to access supportive services
  5. Conduct home visits and maintain ongoing home contact


Must have knowledge of prevention and intervention strategies for at-risk youth and families; must have knowledge of principals related to youth development, program management, and case management for at-risk youth; must have effective oral and written communication skills; must work well independently and as a team member; must have experience with Microsoft Office; must possess good organizational and interpersonal skills; must be able to physically perform the duties of the position; must be able to travel between multiple Niagara County school districts


Bachelor's Degree in Education, Counseling or related area. Three (3) years full-time or equivalent part-time paid, professional experience working in an educational setting. Individual must be able to prepare and make presentations to groups.


Master's Degree in Education or related field; experience working with students identified as "at risk", low-income, or first-generation students.


Niagara County Community College considers only those applications that clearly demonstrate the applicant meets all required qualifications. Persons meeting the required qualifications as stated above should send cover letter that addresses each of the qualifications; resume; copies of unofficial transcripts of all degrees awarded; and the names and contact information for three (3) current, work-related references to Human Resources, Niagara County Community College, Sanborn, NY 14132. E-mail:  Incomplete packets may be rejected for lack of information. Three written letters of reference from applicant’s references must be sent to the above address or email before an on campus interview. Search will remain open until candidates are selected however review of applications will begin immediately. Finalist(s) is/are subject to successful results of a criminal background check.

NCCC is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship, military status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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