Title: Educational Assistant II
Employee Classification: Part Time Classified/A/P
Department: Deaf Services FV
Salary Range: 6000
Who we are:
We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.
We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.
We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.
We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.
What you get:
Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.
Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees.
The basics of this position:
Seeking an individual to serve as a peer mentor and outreach specialist to a minority group of Deaf and hard of hearing students enrolled in the Career and Technical Education programs offered at STLCC.
What you'll do:
- Establish a supportive working relationship with Deaf and hard of hearing students. Lead activities and workshops to foster learning and success within CTE programs. Provide direct student support to students using their native language.
- Collaborate with the Coordinator of Deaf Services and Director of Access & Student Success on outreach plans, social media posts and digital communications to assure they align with the college mission.
- Engage in digital outreach to a targeted audience of Deaf and hard of hearing students. This includes social media posts, creating signed video content, and other duties as assigned that will assist in increasing awareness of all CTE programs offered by the college and showcase how Deaf and hard of hearing professionals are thriving in those fields.
- Provide specific outreach to middle school and high school Deaf and hard of hearing programs. Research and include topics relevant to potential students entering CTE programs.
- Support and train Deaf Communications students to serve as volunteer notetakers in CTE programs.
- Familiarize students to specific technical sign language they will encounter in CTE programs.
- Provide training to Deaf Services staff as well as engage in outreach to faculty and staff involved in CTE programs to keep them informed as to best practices in Deaf and hard of hearing in CTE professions. This may include providing workshops, creating video content, email outreach, and department in services.
Education, experience, and other requirements:
Fluent in American Sign Language
Deaf or hard of hearing