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P-TECH College Liaison

Rochester Community and Technical College

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Classification Title
MnSCU Academic Professional 1

Working Title
P-TECH College Liaison

Hire Types

Rochester Community & Technical College

Student Affairs

Student Success/Advising



Full/Part Time
Full Time


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Posting Details
Applications received on or before the application review date of January 30, 2023, are assured of full consideration. Applications will ONLY be accepted through the online application process.
To learn more about us, please visit our campus website at:

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214, MAPE

Job Description
The Pathways and Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) College Liaison serves as an intermediary between Rochester Community and Technical College and Rochester Public Schools through the P-TECH program. The liaison will strengthen student performance and expand students’ horizons through postsecondary educational opportunities and career goals. Working together with the college and school personnel, the liaison seeks to maintain and develop collaborations that serve to better prepare students for college and careers while fostering mutual learning among the faculty, staff, and students at the partnering institutions. The liaison is instrumental in facilitating students’ progress and success by ensuring that appropriate collaborative support mechanisms are in place at both the college and the high school location(s).

1. Develop, implement, and coordinate activities that build relationships with students enrolled in P-TECH to ensure seamless registration, transition, and retention within the P-TECH program. Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of the P-TECH program, including entrance requirements, graduation requirements for both secondary and post-secondary courses, providing registration support and advising for post-secondary courses. Work with P-TECH partners to establish holistic approach to student advisement and support services. Lead all activities related to registration, enrollment, and academic advisement. Participate in continual communication with the college’s instructional staff regarding student performance, early identification of academic risk, and connect P-TECH students with college resources as needed. Oversee distribution and collection of college coursework materials, including textbooks.

2. Coordinate and implement programs to introduce P-TECH students to college environment and support systems within the college environment, such as biannual orientation programs for students and parents, outlining expectations, procedures, policies, and criteria for the students’ successful completion of the college coursework, college speakers, trips to college offices, non-academic events connected to the college. Plan and participate in events that promote college readiness (i.e., High School Night, College Night) and academic celebrations (i.e., High School Awards Nights, Prospective Student Open Houses).

3. Collaborate with the college, industry partners, and school district on the monitoring and evaluation of program data to assess student progress and to make recommendations to improve student achievement to fulfill the program’s mission (i.e., improvement of a college readiness program, academic support services and completion of college coursework). Report data to Steering Committee and/or Planning Committees. All student data will be summarized at the end of each semester and annually to the school district, college, industry partners, and key administrators.

4. Perform other duties as assigned and participate in various task groups/committees to ensure the smooth functioning of the department and maintain the reputation of the organization as a viable business partner.

Required Qualifications
  • Four-year degree.
  • Interpersonal skills sufficient to provide prompt, welcoming, courteous, and accurate information to stakeholders in person, on the phone, and through email and other written correspondence
  • Communications skills sufficient to speaking, reading, and writing English and the ability to develop, synthesize and present information to individuals and groups
  • Leadership skills sufficient to create programming, organize programming, offer programming, collaborate, analyze information and organizational skills
  • Ability to work closely with students to develop relationships characterized by open communication and helping students progress to enrollment and completion of degree
  • Ability to understand and explain the educational and academic requirements necessary to be prepared for college level work
  • Physical Demands sufficient to occasionally lift up to 40 lbs., occasionally stand for long periods of time, be able to sit for long periods of time, manual dexterity required for frequent keying

Preferred Qualifications
  • Two years of Student Services experience or related experience working with underrepresented
  • Knowledge and skill in specialized terminology and admissions terminology sufficient to lead people
through the prospective, admitted, and enrolling student life cycle stages and respond to questions from customers
  • Knowledge of the Minnesota State system and program offerings
  • Knowledge of RCTC policies, procedures, and programs
  • Experience working with diverse clientele
  • Knowledge and understanding of the cycle of poverty, working with first generation college students,
and students with disabilities
  • Knowledge and appropriate use of software systems, including, but not limited to enrollment management and Microsoft office suite
  • Knowledge of community organizations and leaders serving underrepresented populations

Other Requirements
Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include the following: cover letter that addresses the qualifications and experiences required; resume/Curriculum Vitae; copies of transcript(s) -undergraduate and graduate (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire); and copies of professional licenses, if required for qualification purposes.

In accordance with the Minnesota State College and Universities Vehicle Fleet Safety program, employees driving on college business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

Established in 1915, Rochester Community and Technical College is the largest higher education provider in the fastest-growing city in Minnesota, serving more than 6,800 students a year in credit courses and nearly 4,000 in non-credit continuing and workforce education programs. RCTC combines the best in liberal arts, technical, and life-long learning with more than 70 credit-based programs and over 100 credential options. RCTC’s expansive 518-acre campus includes university partnerships, a diverse student body, and a vibrant student life program. RCTC provides a unique learning environment that offers the feel of a four-year university campus with the commitment to access and opportunity of a two-year college.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is the third-largest system of higher education in the United States. It is comprised of 27 two-year colleges, seven four-year state universities with a total of 54 campuses located in 47 Minnesota communities. The System serves approximately 300,000 students each year, and produces 36,000 graduates annually. For more information about the Minnesota State system, please view its website at

Benefits Info
RCTC/State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefit package including life, health and dental insurance, a retirement program, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, tax sheltered annuity program (403b), a deferred compensation plan (457), and professional development funds, as well as a variety of other benefits (generous personal or vacation leave and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year) defined by individual collective bargaining agreements.
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Jennifer Haug;

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Minnesota State (Including Rochester Community and Technical College) is an equal opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States.

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