Applicant Pool for Aspire Classroom Specialist (Grant-Funded)

Owens Community College

Owens Community College

Toledo, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2024

Advertised Position Title:

Applicant Pool for Aspire Classroom Specialist (Grant-Funded)

Job Description:

Aspire Specialist (Formerly ABLE Specialist):

Ohio’s Aspire programs (formerly known as ABLE) provide free services for adult individuals who need assistance acquiring the skills to be successful in post-secondary education and training, and employment. Local programs offer classes at various locations, and on different days and times to meet the diverse needs of students. Owens Aspire services, based out of the College and Career Readiness Center, include Adult Basic Education/High School Equivalency (formerly GED), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and College Preparation Classes (CPC). Classes are located throughout the metro-Toledo area and at all campus locations, including Findlay.

Owens Aspire Specialists will assist in Aspire classrooms as assigned, including but not limited to supporting classroom instructors, assisting students with academic work, classroom maintenance, record keeping and organization of files, attending team meetings, completing required professional development, and supporting the goals and vision of adult education and Ohio Aspire.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • It is helpful if familiar with adult learners and State Aspire policy.
  • Effective communication skills Extremely strong and well-developed interpersonal skills and relationship building.
  • Ability to work well with at-risk learners.

Essential Functions:

  • Helps new students complete registration forms, administers assessments, and assists their enrollment in Aspire classes.
  • Assists the Aspire Classroom Instructor with grading student work, keeping student files up to date, recording attendance, and organizing materials.
  • Provides basic academic support to students (after instructor has taught) who need additional help.

Other Characteristics:

  • Team-oriented. Interacts well with adult learners, keeping a positive and patient approach with students. Is flexible in order to assist the instructor and students as needed on a daily basis. Punctuality – arrives on time and stays until completion of the class period.

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.)
  • Previous role(s) in responsible positions requiring good organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Experience in educational or helping positions a plus.

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United States of America (Non-Exempt)

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Retirement System:

SERS - SERS (Retirement System Classification)