Dual Credit Coordinator
Title: Dual Credit Coordinator
Class: Academic Professional
Exempt Status: Exempt
The PCC Dual Credit Coordinator assesses the needs of school districts and leads the development and implementation of programs, instructional projects, and courses in response to those needs. Serves as the primary liaison between high schools and the College and ensures compliance with state and other standards. Supports wider District strategic efforts as they relate to Dual Credit Program.
Contacts with others include high school and college faculty and administrators, students, parents, counselors, school-to-work coordinators and admissions coordinators. The Coordinator plays a critical role in the development of dual credit agreements for the college and high schools.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
- Coordinates the development, expansion, and administration of PCC’s dual credit program in accordance with guidelines and standards established by the College, the State of Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, and the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).
- Seeks opportunities to create additional accelerated credit opportunities and leads multi-stakeholder development efforts, negotiating with and coordinating the efforts of relevant parties including school district superintendents, principals, other district leaders, teachers and PCC personnel including administrators and faculty. Works out solutions that comply with all applicable accreditation requirements, secures approvals, and determines how to move forward within PCC administrative, educational, and financial systems.
- Leads accreditation process and ensures adherence to national and state standards and accreditation requirements; determines, catalogues, tracks, maintains, and updates, necessary compliance documentation. Coordinates PCC Faculty to complete required assessment paperwork and support activities, verifies completion of duties to ensure compensation of PCC Faculty for these efforts as appropriate.
- Plans, presents, and facilitates collaborative learning events in accordance with Oregon Dual Credit Standards. Establishes Professional Learning Communities, Career Technical Education Awards Ceremony, and other professional development opportunities as identified by PCC, partner school districts, the Oregon Department of Education, Higher Education Coordinating Commission, and the CTE Regional Coordinator.
- Leads, organizes, and coordinates program review and evaluation processes including negotiation of the official agreement for partnership between PCC and high school programs; securing signatures; informing students and teachers of the registration process and recording of grades; preparing student participation reports.
- Analyzes High School, College, grant program requirements, and other overlapping factors and provides clear and concise information to constituents.
- Works independently and cooperatively with Marketing and other College staff to develop and implement effective recruitment and marketing strategies related to the Dual Credit Program, including assistance with web content, preparation of publications, distribution of brochures and catalogs, and in-person promotion at off-site events.
- Works directly with students and cooperatively with PCC registration, enrollment, financial aid, and advising staff to ensure that special assistance is provided for dual credit students, including visits to area high schools in a timely manner to collect admission and registration materials to meet specified registration deadlines. Leads retention efforts as appropriate.
- Participates in equity, inclusion, and other District strategic efforts and conversations related to Dual Credit Program and makes recommendations. Participates in and recommends program vision and goals.
- Contributes to the achievement of the College’s recruitment and retention goals by identifying new dual credit courses, locations, and deliveries, working closely with high schools to respond to their needs, collaborating with the offices of admissions, registration, computer services, and enrollment management, and encouraging dual credit students to consider attending the College upon graduation.
- Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues including but not limited to attending statewide meetings, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as appropriate.
- Analyzes cost requirements and makes recommendations for fee structures.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements
Work is performed in an office environment with frequent travel to meetings throughout the region of the PCC Dual Credit Program or for required state meetings or conferences. Occasional work outside standard business hours may be required (e.g., early morning or evening meetings).
Minimal physical exertion is generally required. Most job time is spent sitting with occasional walking and lifting of boxes of materials for distribution at meetings.
Bachelor’s degree in an area related to education, counseling, public or business administration, or management. Experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis. Three years of professional experience working in a community college or high school in one or more of the following areas: administration, teaching, counseling, or student services.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Related regulations and standards including FERPA guidelines;
- Dual credit programs at either high school or community college levels;
- Educational needs of diverse populations;
- Trends and best practices in accelerated credit on a state and national level.
- Education reform in Oregon.
- Monitoring and evaluating programs;
- Curriculum development;
- Project coordination;
- Operating computers and software such as Word, Excel, Access and Power Point.
- Work independently;
- Plan and schedule work to meet deadlines;
- Work effectively with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of high school and community college students and staff;
- Effectively communicate in oral and written form;
- Operate a variety of office equipment.