STUDENT RETENTION ASSISTANT (TRiO Talent Search) - 2 Vacancies

Location
San Jose
Posted
Jul 31, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

STUDENT RETENTION ASSISTANT (TRiO Talent Search) - 2 Vacancies


Position #: 1700079

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Opportunity Type:
CLASSIFIED EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Department:
TRiO Talent Search

Posting Date:
07/17/2017

First Review Date:


Work Location:
Evergreen Valley College

Position Status:
Full-time

Salary Range:
$44,190 - $53,930 Annual Salary (Range 70: Classified Salary Schedule Fiscal Year 2016-2017). Starting placement is generally at Step 1.

Benefits Available:
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 18 paid holidays.

Position Summary:
The Student Retention Assistants (TRiO Talent Search) report to the Talent Search Program Supervisor at Evergreen Valley College. The work schedule is 12 months per year; 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. These classified positions are grant funded and are contingent upon yearly funding.

Position Purpose:
Under the direction of a Program Director or Dean, performs specialized and varied duties coordinating the delivery of services for program-identified students to increase the extent to which they complete their educational and career objectives; provides academic follow-up, evaluation and referral through retention monitoring.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Attend classes and lectures in vocational and academic subject areas to identify and observe retention skills of students within the program.
    Monitor student academic progress, provide advisement and support to students in need of improving or maintaining academic standing.
    Review and discuss academic problems with student and faculty to identify methods for improvement and other available college assistance programs.
    Assist faculty and students alike in coordinating learning activities and methods to optimize understanding of academic subject matter.
    Coordinate and conduct group activities with program students such as study groups, workshops, and tutoring services.
    Provide information and referral to other student service programs, financial aid, and community programs as necessary.
    Provide assistance to and coordinate with program Counselors.
    Collect, organize and analyze statistical data concerning program students in relation to their academic progress and the provision of supportive services; create and maintain retention database on microcomputer.
    Research potential career opportunities with local community employers for students within the program.
    Coordinate efforts between admissions, counseling and financial aid to ensure an effective in-take process for identified program students
    Identify and provide activities designed to assist students with transfer to four-year institutions.
    Provide assistance in conducting various student informational and motivational workshops.
    Provide assistance in preparing program project plans and reports.
    May make presentations to provide academic and program information to multicultural communities such as high schools and community-based organizations.
    Perform other duties reasonably related to the job classification.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
  1. Process of matriculation within the community college system.
  2. Retention strategies.
  3. Resources, services, and programs provided by a community college which could be utilized to extend and improve retention efforts.
  4. Public presentation methods and techniques.
  5. Federal and State financial assistance programs.
  6. Modern office methods and equipment including computer terminal and microcomputer usage, word processing, database and spreadsheet applications.
Ability to:
  1. Provide academic and career information to students which will be helpful in pursuing academic goals and job objectives.
  2. Apply language skills to read, analyze and utilize procedures manuals, instructional textbooks, resource materials, and program/governmental regulations; write reports and correspondence; and effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of faculty, students and the general public.
  3. Apply mathematical skills to add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimal; convert from one unit of measure to another; compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  4. Utilize reasoning skills to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  5. Effectively communicate and interact with persons of diverse socio-economic and ethic backgrounds.
  6. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with those contacted during the course of work.


Special Licenses, Certificates, etc.:


Minimum Qualifications:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

1. Any combination equivalent to: associate’s degree from a two-year college or technical school; or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. 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.

3. 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.

Desired Qualifications:
1. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

Physical Demands:


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.

CONTACT:
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).

ABOUT TRANSCRIPTS:
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
Email: Hremploymentservices@sjeccd.edu
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

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