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High School Partnerships:StudentNavigator,MiddleCollegeProgram

Posted: 11/03/2023

High School Partnerships:StudentNavigator,MiddleCollegeProgram

Job Information

High School Partnerships: Student Navigator, Middle College Program

Job ID: 1586

October 25, 2023

Department: High School Partnerships K-12

Employee Group:

Schedule: Contingent

Compensation: $19.22/hour

Benefits: No Benefits

Reports to: Director of High School Partnerships

Posting Closes: Open until filled


The Student Navigator will serve as a resource and mentor for students enrolled in the Middle College programs through GRCC as part of a 13th year high school cohort model. This position requires active support and guidance for students as they transition into a collegiate environment. The Student Navigator will encourage and develop a college readiness skillset to improve success and retention.

The Navigator will maintain regular contact with students and serve as a liaison between faculty and administration at the high school and the High School Partnerships Team.


• Provide onsite support for middle college students at the High School location.
• Mentor middle college students to support student retention and completion rates.
• Input and report student data, providing weekly reports to High School Partnerships Team.
• Address student needs or challenges in response to early alert reports.
• Upon request, develop strategies that support students who demonstrate at risk behaviors.
• Assist in connecting students to college resources for academic and service support.
• Maintain appropriate documentation and notes of student interactions, referrals, and resources.
• Monitor and track student program success.
• Recruit and promote program at outreach and community events.
• Assist with test proctoring and application processing as needed.
• Facilitate student mentor meetings.
• Coordinate semester celebration activities for middle college students.
• Participate in department meetings as needed.
• Regular attendance during normal scheduled hours is required.
• Other duties as assigned by the High School Partnerships Team.


Education Credentials

• Associate's Degree Required; Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Work Experience

• Prior experience working with high school students preferred.
• Proven student support services and experience with participants with diverse backgrounds and barriers.
• Experience with at-risk and underrepresented populations preferred.
• Knowledge of data reporting systems, experience with data tracing and preparing reports.


• Ability to relate to diverse high school student populations.
• High level of energy, enthusiasm, and the ability to be innovative and creative.
• Ability to organize work, handle multiple tasks, and meet timelines in a multi-project environment.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
• Proficient in use of electronic student information systems (PeopleSoft), Microsoft Office (especially Excel), and other Internet applications preferred.
• Self-motivated with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Experience with data tracking and preparing reports.
• Ability to maintain a positive customer and student-oriented approach in a demanding work environment.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Proven experience working with diverse populations both with individuals and groups.
• Compliance with FERPA guidelines.
• Understanding of the mission and philosophy of middle college.

Physical Demands

• The position requires long periods of sitting, standing, reading and writing, listening and speaking
• Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds.

Mental Demands

• Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently both verbally and in writing.
• Must be able to effectively and confidently manage high stress student issues and concerns.

Working Conditions

• GRCC will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements. Compliance information is available on our


GRCC is only accepting online applications for this position at Submit a cover letter and resume. The opportunity to apply for this position will close at the end of the day on the close date referenced at the top of this job posting. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.


Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.

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