Position title
ASCENT/TREP Program Navigator

Department: Associate Dean of Concurrent Enrollment                        

Community College of Denver is seeking individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and work environment.  CCD values the ability to work effectively with students, families, faculty, instructors and staff of diverse backgrounds.




The primary purpose of the High School Connections office is to support high school students who take CCD college classes while they are in high school through the Concurrent Enrollment, ASCENT, P-TECH, and Early College programs. These programs are offered both at the high school and CCD campuses. This position collaborates closely with high school / district staff, students, and families to provide them opportunities to complete a credential at Community College of Denver (CCD). This position will lead student orientations, provide individual and small group advising, engage in high school events like Back-to-School and college prep evenings, and assist in the registration process while maintaining the necessary documentation when working with students. They also direct students to college and partner resources, assist with scholarship information, and aid in retention efforts to keep students engaged and guide students to completion of the appropriate college credential during and after high school.


This position helps maintain records and compliance. The Navigator collects data for tracking audits and believes collaboration between high school partners is impactful for student success. The Navigator tracks compliance with pre-registration, application, course readiness, registration and post-registration targets.


CCD employs a philosophy, which focuses on motivating students to complete certificate/degree requirements and successfully transfer to a 4-year institution and/or enter the work force upon completion. Staff must demonstrate a commitment to the mission, vision, and philosophy of Community College of Denver.




Assist and advise students.


  • Empower students to be excellent self-advocates for their own educational goals
  • Guide students toward appropriate course selection within their chosen discipline pathway.
  • Direct students to appropriate support resources when necessary
  • Engages with students for check-ins, registration, enrollment verification and tracking, schedule adjustments, and graduation completion.
  • Assist with the caseload of other concurrent enrollment programs as needed to balance out workload.



Ensure effective communication with high school counselors, their families, administrators at the high schools, and CCD colleagues.


  • Build and strengthen cross-departmental knowledge and sharing of processes throughout CCD.
  • Create and conduct school-based presentations and workshops both to students, families, and school staff.
  • Engage in effective outreach in both English and Spanish, including but not limited to, the publication of newsletters, participation in back-to-school nights, and development of parent conferences.
  • Clearly explains billing options for students and their families.
  • Coordinates efforts with high schools for program of study verification, approvals, registration, October count, and academic progress monitoring


Administrative functions 


  • Maintain accurate records of all advising contacts using identified departmental resources.
  • Manage caseload to ensure timely communication, focus, workload, and documentation.
  • Exhibit knowledge and expertise related to ASCENT/TREP, and other concurrent enrollment programs.
  • Adhere to departmental and CCD processes and procedures.
  • Actively maintain currency on determined program pathways, as well as academic program options
  • Complete required state and institutional reporting for the programs.



Develop and maintain a student-positive culture within CCD to assist with matriculation of high school graduates to our programs.


  • Coordinate activities and workshops that expose students to resources and clubs at CCD.
  • Facilitate in matriculation, pipeline, and recruitment events.
  • Participate in staff meetings.
  • Work effectively both individually and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrate effective, sensitive communication in a multi-cultural environment.

 Other duties as assigned.

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Job Location
855 Lawrence Parkway, Denver, CO, 80204
Job Type
Employment Type
$48,454.75-$53,300.50 Per year
Date posted
June 13, 2023
Valid through
August 11, 2023
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