JOB DEVELOPMENT & PLACEMENT SPECIALIST
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
JOB DEVELOPMENT & PLACEMENT SPECIALIST
Position #: 1700033
Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Transcript Assoc Degree (Must include Award/Confer Date)
CLASSIFIED EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Business and Workforce Development
First Review Date:
San Jose City College
$50,045 - $61,138 Annual Salary (Range 84: Classified Salary Schedule Fiscal Year 2015-2016). Starting placement is generally at Step 1.
Excellent fringe benefit package includes District paid medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Classified employees also receive vacation, sick leave and 17 paid holidays.
The Job Development & Placement Specialist reports to the Dean Business and Workforce Development at San Jose City College. The work schedule is 12 months per year; 40 hours per week; Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. This is a grant funded position and is contingent upon funding.
Under general supervision of a Dean or assigned administrator, provides specialized support and service to the job development and job placement program. Administers day-to-day activities such as soliciting employer interest and involvement in the employment of students and graduates, orienting students to the services provided, developing skills in student job seekers, posting and tracking opportunities and providing general office support.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Establish and maintain temporary, full-time, part-time, and graduate job banks consisting of employer information and job specifications. Maintain and continually update job orders by category. Distribute job orders to appropriate departments to stimulate student awareness and interest.
- Contact prospective employers by telephone and in-person to set up recruitment profiles. Schedule and visit various employers to identify potential positions for students and promote the College’s job placement service.
- Receive inquiries from students regarding employment and volunteer opportunities. Provide orientation on the nature of employment opportunities listed through the College.
- Prepare, schedule, and deliver workshops and classroom presentations on job search techniques, resume writing, and interviewing skills. Provide individual consultations in these subjects for students by critiquing and advising students on preparation of resumes, approaches to interviews, and research of employers.
- Work with counseling and other College resources so students can conduct career assessments. Assist counselors with matching students to jobs based on interest and aptitude.
- Participate in organizing and attending job fairs. Publicize, seek out and make arrangements for job fair presenters, and arrange for other similar activities.
- Refer students to suitable employment off campus volunteer opportunities and/or internships and coordinate referrals and services with specially-funded work programs.
- Assist in the development of job preparation activities.
- Maintain and update office procedures and inform appropriate staff of changes in District, State or Federal rules and regulations affecting student employment and job programs.
- Periodically evaluate office procedures and prepare recommendations for enhancing efficiency of work flow.
- Compile statistics and other data for special reports. Routinely prepare reports on referrals, job placement transactions, retention, and success rates. Assist with local labor market surveys that identify potential employment opportunities and rates of pay.
- Ensure the equal and fair treatment of all student applicants for and recipients of job placement assistance including those with language difficulties and disabilities.
- Perform related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge:
- Generally accepted personnel management practices, including fair employment practices and laws.
- Recruitment and employment techniques, methods, and procedures including those for reaching students and assuring equal employment opportunity.
- Job search process, resume preparation, and interview strategies.
- Occupational terminology, occupations and basic requirements for jobs.
- Publicly funded job and training programs.
- The rules and regulations governing student employment.
- Modern office practices and procedures including the operation of office equipment, computers and related applications.
- Sufficient interpersonal skills to convey technical concepts to others and to deal with sensitive and confidential information.
- Language, grammar and writing skill to prepare professional correspondence, position advertisements, and informational brochures.
- Interpret the policies, procedures, techniques, and rules governing student employment and job placement at the college.
- Prepare professional correspondence for routine communications.
- Learn and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures for equal employment opportunity.
- Maintain up-to-date files and ensure security and confidentiality of employment information.
- Establish and maintain a service open and accessible to all students.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Special Licenses, Certificates, etc.:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
1. Associate’s degree from an accredited institution.
2. Two years of progressive experience in an employment or human resources office.
3. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve; and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.
4. Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District's hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.
1. Bilingual abilities, desirable
1. Typical office environment.
1. Position requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time with intermittent walking, standing, reaching, and occasional carrying and lifting of lightweight materials (under 20 pounds). Requires visual acuity and depth perception to recognize people, words, and numbers. Requires sufficient hand and finger dexterity and hand/eye coordination to use a computer keyboard and common office equipment. Requires speaking and hearing ability sufficient to hear over a phone and carry on conversations. Ability to travel to off-site locations for meetings and presentations.
About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District:
The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.
As of fall 2016, with enrollment of approximately 16,000 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 41%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 1%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District's emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.
The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse classified staff consisting of 40% Hispanic/Latino, 29% Asian/Pacific Islander, 5% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, 20% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability consistent with applicable federal and state laws.
Human Resources/Employment Services, 40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113, (408) 270-6414.
Application Procedures, Notes and Contact Info:
Interested applicants MUST SUBMIT ONLINE ALL of the following materials by the closing date to be considered for the position (Posting at: https://sjeccd.hiretouch.com. Click "APPLY"):
1. A completed online San Jose/Evergreen Community College District POSITION APPLICATION
2. COVER LETTER (Must state how you meet ALL the minimum qualifications in EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE as described in the job announcement Minimum Qualifications section. Also, state how you meet other qualifications)
3. RESUME, and
4. TRANSCRIPT(S) - NOT DIPLOMAS - (unofficial or official copies) for stated degrees (having confer/award dates) or courses. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment start date should the position be offered. If foreign degrees, must submit Equivalency Certification (See #6 of the Instruction Section below).
If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, etc.; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application at the later part of the application process.
For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Employment Services
40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 270-6414 Fax: (408) 239-8818
Web site @ https://jobs.sjeccd.edu. or www.sjeccd.edu.
To learn more about us and all our open positions, visit: http://www.sjeccd.edu/district-services/human-resources/employment-opportunities