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Community Education Specialist (CES) - Community College

Position Summary:

The Community Education Specialist (CES) will conduct outreach efforts resulting in the establishment and maintenance of community college pathways. Working with the current outreach team, the CES plans, coordinates, and implements outreach strategies and activities as well as represents the University to external constituents. CES will meet with and offer presentations aimed at generating stronger pathways and relationships with assigned community colleges. The CES will represent National University to a regional population of community colleges within an assigned territory.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage healthy relationships with (Transfer Centers, Career Services, EOPS, General Counseling, Veterans Centers, International Students Offices, Financial Services, Articulation Officers) at assigned CC’s to support awareness and collaboration of NU academic pathways and scholarships.
  • Responsible for community college outreach by working in coordination with NU leadership, faculty and staff in identifying potential partnership opportunities resulting increased community college transfer rates and overall institutional awareness.
  • Develop opportunities to host, sponsor, or conduct information sessions for potential students and organize/participate in NU and community college sponsored events and activities.
  • Partner with Academics to identify and develop opportunities for program and pathway development that meet the current needs of transfer centers, students, and employers. 
  • Provide CC’s with monthly transfer numbers of students to NU from their CC, the programs, and graduation rates.
  • Attend networking events to develop industry and community contacts.
  • Inform management on outreach and partnership activities and meets with leadership for planning direction and documents and tracks outreach efforts in CRM On-Demand for reporting purposes.
  • Plans, organizes work, and manages internal procedures and resources to ensure proper recording of data and successful obtainment of lead generation and outreach and partnership goals are met.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of experience in higher education, community college, admissions, or business development.

Technical / Functional Skills

  • Knowledge of the University and its programs.
  • Excellent public speaking and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent networking skills.


  • Demonstrated high energy and passion for student success.
  • Must feel comfortable in a team-oriented, collaborative work environment.
  • Develop relationships between NU and Community Colleges.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work with autonomy.
  • Possesses strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Works well with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of and willingness to learn and work with technology necessary with the jobs and duties of this role.
  • Ability to align individual efforts to help achieve overarching organizational goals.



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