Job Number 2108061

Specialist, CE Workforce Institute

This position is past the Close Date, no more applications will be accepted.
Position Information

Location Northridge
Hours 8 am - 5 pm Some evenings and weekends required
Salary Specialist 6/118 ($33,982.00 - $48,545.00)
FLSA Status Exempt
Reports To Director, Workforce Development Center
Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.
General Statement of Job

To provide advising and other special services for a Continuing Education (CE) Workforce Institute Program.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Assists coordinator in assigned area Workforce Institute education courses, programs, and activities including developing course schedules and organizing practicum/internship sites at businesses. Updates current courses and programs based on industry need.  Updates current courses and programs based on industry need.
  2. Monitors the progress of programs and courses. Establishes and sustains customer service and relationships.
  3. Advises CE students or prospective CE students regarding CE workforce programs; provides information regarding education and training required in CE programs; provides information and resources on career opportunities. Addresses and de-escalates CE student issues, complaints, and takes suggestions for improvements.
  4. Supports coordinator in developing, tracking, analyzing and implementing community needs assessments for new courses and programs.  Maintains industry-specific knowledge and awareness of fast changing technologies, laws, and requirements that affect individuals with disabilities.
  5. Promotes and provides information on courses and programs. Assists with creating and maintaining forms, web resources, and  marketing materials; maintains listserve. Promotes programs through numerous network channels; interfaces with community organizations and internally within Austin Community College (ACC) to represent the assigned workforce area and programs.
  6. Communicates with potential students, and other groups to support communication flow and promotional efforts. Provides input on community needs and assists with developing and/or revising programs, courses, curriculum, and conferences based on input and workforce needs.
  7. Reviews and approves students' drops, adds, transfers, and grade changes.
  8. Conducts administrative tasks in relation to class implementation including ordering books, duplication, and maintaining inventories. Coordinates logistics, facilities, equipment and resources for professional delivery and completion of courses and programs. Ensures equipment and labs are up to date, working properly, and adequately meets the industry requirements for training. Researches and acquires new practicum and internship sites.
  9. Assigns, oversees, and mentors CE instructors. Oversees workflow and work priorities of administrative support staff who assist with coordination in assigned program area. Ensures that all CE instructors have required skills and up-to-date required certifications/licenses.
  10. Coordinates with agencies to provide workforce training for their clients and assists with contract negotiations. Serves on business and community advisory boards and ACC committees; attends professional conferences, state and local agency meetings, and professional organizations.
  11. Collaborates with other departments within CE and ACC to support CE and ACC efforts.
  12. Works with supervisor to maintain fiscal accountability and documentation for the budget management of resources, course pricing, and student waivers.
  13. Participates in school district meetings to ensure students' smooth transition from high school to college.  Uses transition planning and navigates IDEA and college support programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  14. Assists with providing expertise for grant applications and other special projects.
  15. May teach continuing education coursework, as required.
  16. Provides additional support for STEPS programs, as needed.

Additional Job Specific Duties


Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Technology Skills

Required Work Experience

Preferred Work Experience

Required Education

Preferred Education

Special Requirements

Licenses/Certifications; Other

Physical Requirements


HR Use Only

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.