SparkPoint Coordinator (Grant Funded) (Temporary)

San Mateo
Jul 17, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

San Mateo County Community College District

SparkPoint Coordinator (Grant Funded) (Temporary)

Posting Number: 2014463S

Department: SparkPointCenter SKY (DEPT)

Location: Skyline College

Position Number: 2L2340

Percentage of Full Time: Hours vary per semester.

Months per Year: other

Salary Range: $23.63 (hourly) - $30.13 (hourly)

Position Type: Staff & Admin

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

SparkPoint at Skyline College (SPSC) provides students and community members with financial coaching and education that lead them toward financial stability. By serving as a resource center that supports college connections and completion, SPSC is part of the comprehensive student services available at Skyline College and provides individuals with the opportunity to achieve financial self-sufficiency by increasing income, building credit, reducing debt and growing savings. Committed to social justice and equity, SPSC targets financially and academically underrepresented students and actively collaborates across departments within the college and within a comprehensive network of service providers at the regional, state, and national levels. SPSC is also part of the United Way of the Bay Area (UWBA) initiative that seeks to provide personalized financial coaching, as well as, programs that assist families move up the career ladder, build assets and manage their credit.

Under direction of the Director of SparkPoint and Career Services, the SparkPoint Coordinator for SPSC is part of the Counseling team within the Student Services Division. The Coordinator assists in the planning, coordination, and implementation of SparkPoint services such as, but not limited to, special events and activities that support financial literacy and education, data collection, student employment and college success; managing the data collection for all SparkPoint services utilizing Efforts to Outcomes (ETO), an online data collection system; serving as the lead financial coaching trainer for financial coaches; maintaining a library of materials and online resources related to financial literacy and education; supporting food pantry efforts; working with individuals one-on-one by providing personalized financial coaching and in groups by leading financial workshops, informational activities and class presentations; assisting individuals with accessing and obtaining public benefits; connecting students to employment services; providing other services and activities that support student retention and success; and providing back up for SparkPoint services as needed.

Public contact is extensive and can include students, staff, other educational institutions, community and business representatives, governmental agencies and the general public, for the purpose of exchanging program information and services. A high degree of judgment and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team is required to adequately represent the college, the division and the program. The Coordinator is responsible for designing program components and services. Consequences of errors in judgment can be costly in public relations and in employee time; however, management controls limit the risk of more serious consequences. Because services need to be available to evening students, the work schedule will include at least one day with hours into the evening. The Coordinator can lead the work of student assistants, and other staff as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, sociology, human resources or a closely related field
• Successful experience of increasing responsibility in education, finance, social services, human resources or a related area
• Previous experience in financial literacy and/or education
• Extensive public contact experience that has demonstrated respectful and sensitive communication with people at various levels within an organization who are diverse in their cultures, language groups and abilities
• Experience with program planning, implementation and evaluation
• Experience with training and leading the work of others
• Experience with researching, formatting, assessing and preparing data for reports and other materials
• Experience with the use of a variety of computer software to track and monitor data
• Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication, including public speaking
• Demonstrated skill in multitasking, prioritizing workloads, and working independently
• Demonstrated skill in working as part of a customer service team
• Committed to social justice and change
• Ability to work flexible hours and evenings

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Knowledge of SparkPoint services, financial coaching/credit counseling, financial aid and related college services available to underrepresented student populations on community college campuses
2. Knowledge of applicable and available community, business, governmental and educational resources including public benefits and financial resources
3. Ability to develop and implement financial literacy programs designed to serve students’ needs related to financial education, academic success and career mobility
4. Ability to continually update financial literacy knowledge and train financial coaches
5. Ability to implement and maintain SparkPoint data collection using electronic database (Efforts to Outcomes), including training and quality control
6. Skill in oral communication, including public speaking
7. Skill in written communication
8. Skill in short- and long-range program and event planning, program and event implementation, coordination and evaluation
9. Skill in interviewing, assessment and evaluation
10. Skill in sensitive, respectful, and effective communication with people of diverse cultures, language groups and abilities
11. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective and efficient working relationships
12. Skill in researching, compiling, and formatting a variety of data for reports
13. Skill in use of the Microsoft Office Suite and web-based content management systems
14. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, diverse setting
15. Must be able to work with faculty, students, staff, academic community and the public with tact, discretion and courtesy
16. Ability to work effectively as part of a customer-service team

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits: Due to the temporary nature of this position, benefits are not included.

First Review Date: 07/28/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

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The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.