Minority Student Retention Specialist - 100%, 12 Months

Pittsburg, California
$4,572 per month (first step)
Apr 04, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Los Medanos College


Minority Student Retention Specialist - 100%, 12 Months

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Salary: $4,572 per month (first step)

Deadline: 04/27/2017


Complete job description and application available online at: https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/4218


Position Definition    

To develop minority student retention plans with the Minority Student Retention Committee and to implement these plans; to provide day to day logistical support services for minority student instructional retention programs; and to provide coordinative services for the mentorship program in order to enhance the recruitment, retention, graduation and transfer rates of targeted minority student populations.


Examples of Duties/Essential Functions    

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Identify potential student populations for each minority student program through the matriculation process, instructors, and other referrals. Maintain appropriate records and data regarding the retention programs, prepare reports and make presentations as required. Organize and run mentorship program case management workshops. Organize and run workshops for target student populations regarding mentorship programs. Identify and develop college and community resources that will assist students to achieve educational success. Recruit, interview and match mentors and mentees. Monitor and maintain retention program budgets and expenditures, and assist in the preparation of those budgets. Coordinate and conduct minority student recruitment, community outreach programs, scheduling students and potential students with counselors, and student retention and mainstreaming activities. Monitor student progress and investigate areas where additional support is indicated, referring students to appropriate resources and providing advisory services. Coordinate orientation/assessment/enrollment support for target groups. Hire, train and evaluate student and classified hourly employees. Write and distribute periodic newsletters for participants in the retention programs. Update, design, write and oversee the publication of appropriate manuals and forms. Perform related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience    

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be: Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree with studies in one or more of the following: multicultural education, counseling, human development or sociology. Experience: One year working with minority populations. At least one year of full time work experience with demonstrated experience writing detailed, clear and concise reports. Recruitment of minority students. Coordination of student services programs.


Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of    

Policies, procedures, rules and regulations for student recruitment and retention. The California community college system and the four-year university systems. Methods for recruiting minority students.


Minimum Qualification-Skill To    

Understand and be sensitive to multicultural concerns in a college setting. Use a computer to perform word Processing and to access and update records and files. Coordinate student services programs. Interact positively with diverse cultural groups and individuals. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Provide accurate and complete information to supervisor as requested.


Desirable Qualifications    

• Ability to coordinate and deliver direct outreach services to prospective students from diverse backgrounds (e.g. high school age, returning and re-entry students, etc.).

• Knowledge of barriers to enrollment, completion and persistence that underrepresented and low-income students face in their transition from high school to college as well as the knowledge to overcome identified barriers.

• Experience coordinating events and activities including planning, logistics (including working with scheduling, vendors, contracts, transportation, catering, travel/lodging, and marketing), implementation, and evaluation collection/analysis for events and activities. 

• Ability to identify, establish and maintain strong professional relationships with key college and community stakeholders (i.e. high school counselors, teachers, principals, and CBOs) that will assist students in achieving educational success. 

• Demonstrated commitment to fostering student equity and ability to communicate and work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and community members of diverse backgrounds, cultures, languages, and abilities.


It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.