School Partnerships Specialist

Job Scope 

The School Partnerships Specialist is responsible for the administration of school partnerships programs including ACE, Associate in High School, and the Academy pathways. The School Partnerships Specialist works closely with the College and high school faculty and staff to provide training and assistance required for efficient delivery of quality school partnership programs.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates the recruiting, advising, and providing of educational pathway information, such as policies, requirements, registration, payment, grades, transfer processes, etc. to high school students, parents, and administrators. Administers placement testing at high school locations. Attends and presents at all parent information nights at partner districts.
  2. In conjunction with Academic Affairs and local school districts, builds the semester course schedule in Jenzabar. Assigns adjunct faculty to classes.
  3. Manages semester activities with the College or ACE faculty to include: processing new ACE instructors, providing class rosters and collecting verification, distributing and analyzing ACE student course evaluations, and monitoring site visit and training completion.
  4. Develops, monitors, and amends Associate in High School students’ semester course schedules/advising worksheets, and coordinate Associate in High School placement testing.
  5. Oversees students’ course enrollment, advise students, and assist in the registration process to ensure students in the Associate in High School Program remain on track for graduation.
  6. Manages adjunct and ACE Faculty professional development activities and program features and objectives including new course orientations, on campus/online meetings; monitor and record participation and send out meeting notices and reminders; maintain course training modules on myPEAK.
  7. Ensures adherence to NACEP accreditation standards.
  8. Collaborates with the Dean of Special Projects on local Perkins plan:
    • Attends state Perkins meetings
    • Maintains Perkins assurances files
    • Prepares annual grant application
    • Maintains equipment inventory
  1. Creates new partnerships with local schools and updates SOAR Agreements.
  2. Completes the Personnel Authorization Form for adjunct and ACE instructors.
  3. Works with Academic Affairs to ensure compliance on assessment activities.
  4. Other duties as assigned.

Direct Reports


Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education: Bachelor’s degree in education, communications, social sciences, or related field required.

Experience & Knowledge: Experience in secondary or higher education preferred. Demonstrable ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written formats to a wide variety of audiences and potential ability to build strong working relationships with educational partners.

Computer Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office; ability to learn College specific software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Criminal background clearance, PA Sate Police Criminal Background Clearance, PA Child Abuse Clearance, FBI Criminal History Clearance, Valid driver’s license and ability to use personal vehicle for business travel.

Physical Demands: Frequent sitting. Must be able to talk, hear, operate a computer, and drive a vehicle. Occasional lifting up to 10lbs. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment: Typical office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level.

Location: Richland Campus

Salary: Mid $30’s

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Fully completed employment applications with all required application materials will receive guaranteed priority consideration.

Application materials required for full consideration:

  • Employment Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

To Apply: Click here for the Employment Application.

Please note that employment applications referencing ‘see resume’ or similar phrases are considered incomplete and may not be considered. For guaranteed priority consideration, applicants must submit a fully completed employment application with all required application materials by the deadline.

Please do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Benefits: The College offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage to full-time employees and their dependents. Benefits package also includes short-term/long-term disability, retirement, life insurance, generous paid time off, and 11 paid holidays.

Please do not fax or mail any documentation. Official College transcripts are required upon hire.

Employment is contingent upon submission and satisfactory review of any background check clearances as may be required by Pennsylvania Act 153. Please refer to our Pre-Employment Background Check Information page for more detailed information.

Successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by Pennsylvania Highlands Community College for any position now or in the future.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College promotes a drug-free workplace.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.