Program Specialist, Adult Education Transition

Jun 30, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Analysts & Programming
Institution Type
Community College

Program Specialist, Adult Education Transition

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Closing Date: 7/27/2017

West Valley College is seeking a talented individual to fill the position of Program Specialist, Adult Education Transition. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, our staff and faculty are among the most qualified in the state and our students appreciate the college for its friendly staff and supportive atmosphere.

Under the direction of the supervisor, this position is responsible for guidance and assistance to students transitioning from South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE) member districts, and other adult schools or their equivalents. Work with other Transition Specialists from SBCAE, a collaboration of four community colleges and five adult schools in Santa Clara County, and with external partners. The Transition Specialist will facilitate and coordinate each student's achievement of career, academic and disability plan goals.
SBCAE works to build pathways for adult learners so they can transition from adult school or alternative high school to community college in order to achieve economic self-sufficiency. The SBCAE Regional Plan provides direction for its members and partners to meet seamless transition plans and performance goals. To meet the needs of this special population, travel to multiple locations and night and weekend scheduling are frequent.

Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of an economically and culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

100% of full time, 37.5 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of May 22, 2017. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is a member of the West Valley-Mission Classified Employees Association (WVMCEA), Office, Technical & Business Services Employee Unit.

Work Location: Career Education Workforce Development division, West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

Salary and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $4,259-$4,636 monthly (WVMCEA Salary Schedule, Range 57, Steps A-C).

Benefits include:

  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse, and/or dependents.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Voluntary life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 10 days vacation leave accrued annually; rate increases step-wise up to maximum 22 days vacation leave accrued annually.
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Educational growth incentive program from $40 to $200 monthly.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalPERS retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated with required dues.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination equivalent to:
1. Education -Completion of a two year college degree;


2. Experience - Two years of increasingly responsible work experience;


3. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.

  • Prepare written reports, participate in strategy meetings for calendar and program development.
  • Collect, maintain, and organize data.
  • Develop, organize and coordinate activities.
  • Provide information and assistance to instructors, college staff and the public regarding the program.
  • Train and provide work direction to student assistants and others as assigned.
  • Prepare and maintain database of program activities.
  • Gather, organize, and compile data for quarterly and annual reports.
  • Attend meetings, prepare correspondence and reports, maintain records and perform related office clerical work; establish and maintain filing systems.
  • Operate office equipment including computer, printer, calculator and copier.
  • Work as part of a team in conjunction with the program staff.
    Knowledge of:
  • Operation of computer equipment and various software programs.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Record keeping and filing methods.
  • Basic principles of training and supervision.
  • Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Responsible and difficult clerical work with speed and accuracy in a multi-task environment.
    Ability to:
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Provide training and work direction to student assistants as assigned.
  • Operate office equipment such as a computer terminal, printer, copier and fax machine.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate events and program activities.
  • Use word processing, spreadsheet and database management software.
  • Collect, compile and analyze data.
  • Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.
  • Maintain timely and accurate records and reports.
  • Work independently with little supervision.
  • Assist program manager with special events and projects.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link:

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741-2174 to arrange for assistance.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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