Program Specialist (Part-time) - Multicultural Center Cascade Campus


Program Specialist (Part-time) - Multicultural Center Cascade Campus

Portland Community College

Requisition Number: 09119

Location: Cascade Campus

Address: 705 N Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR

Hours of Work: Varies

Position Status: Classified; Salary Level 20; Part-time; Non-exempt

Starting Salary Range: $19.83 to $31.57 per hour

Job Close Date: Apply Immediately; This position will close once sufficient qualified applications have been received.

Job Summary:
This is a part-time position currently funded at .5 FTE (Approximately 1040 hours per year)

Schedule: Work hours are generally Monday to Thursday - 5 hours per day. 40 hours per week around the beginning of the school year. Schedule is flexible, subject to negotiation based based on the needs of the office.

Portland Community College (PCC) is a comprehensive urban college located in Portland, Oregon. We offer a full array of innovative and student-centered services such as a: Multicultural Center, Queer Resource Center, Women's Resource Center, a TRIO program and a Bike Program. Fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the College offers courses and classes in a wide variety of disciplines to the people and businesses of a five-county service area.

PCC's Cascade Campus seeks an experienced professional to serve as the Program Specialist in the Multicultural Center. PCC has a rich history of opening the door of opportunity and access to higher education for eligible students. As the Program Specialist on one of the most diverse campuses in Oregon, you will work collaboratively with your team in addition to the campus to promote the academic, social, personal, and professional success for our students.

This is a Part time (.50 FTE) position, approximately 1040 hours per year. Benefits will be prorated.

1. Coordination of the Equity & Diversity Advocates Program
2. Planning and Promotion of Multicultural Center Events
3. Assist Multicultural Center Coordinator with curriculum development and facilitation of social justice trainings and workshops
4. Facilitation of other trainings, workshops, and/or presentations
5. Development of External Partnerships for Programmatic Efforts and Services
6. Development of Service Learning Opportunities in Collaboration with CBL
7. Coordinate with PCC Marketing to develop and implement branding and marketing of the Multicultural Center
8. Assistance with the hiring process of Multicultural Center Student Staff
9. Deliver presentations to classes and external stakeholders as requested
10. Preparation of Contracts for Speakers, Lecturers, Presenters. Identify current resource materials, both written and computerized materials, for inclusion in the Multicultural Center. May be involved in developing or managing relationships with subcontractors, including preparing contracts, subcontracts and professional service agreements and interfacing with contractors, program and procurement personnel over the provisions of the agreements. Monitors subcontractor performance.
11. Assists with fiscal activities such as budgeting, seeking or administering grant funds and associated fiscal tracking and reporting. May be extensively involved in compliance matters with federal and state or grant requirements.
12. Researches, analyzes, compiles and presents information and reports. Disseminates information to appropriate parties.
Assists in program planning and organizing including assisting in defining program goals and objectives and developing procedures and processes.
13. Coordinates with internal college resources, support services and external agencies.
14. Coordinates and interacts with program customers and recipients.
15. May be assigned in a lead role over other employees; classified staff as well as casual and student employees. May assist in selecting staff, making work assignments, staff training and development and have input to staff evaluations.
Participates in or oversees the work of the program; identifies and resolves problems; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures.
16. Coordinates with partner agencies and organizations at the federal, state and local level, including those with a regulatory authority. Coordinates informally and assists in preparing official reports and correspondence.
17. May create or maintain program records and files, including electronic and paper records.
18. Attends meetings and serves as organizer or member of groups and committees associated with the program.
Positions in this classification may perform all or some of the responsibilities above and other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
The education and/or work history sections of your online application form must demonstrate that you meet all of the following Minimum Qualifications. The information on the resume/cover letter will not substitute for the completed application.

Satisfactory references and successful completion of the criminal background check are required to meet the minimum qualifications for hire into this position.

Positions in this classification typically require a blend of administrative experience, including expertise with technological resources, and experience or training related to the program or service to which assigned.

A typical way to meet these requirements would be an AA degree or equivalent units (experience may substitute for the education requirement on a 1:1 basis), and two years of responsible experience related to the program area of assignment.

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Knowledge of: client or customer needs and circumstances; related or supportive community needs and resources, regulatory requirements and organizations; related college services and resources; funding sources and requirements; accounting and fiscal recordkeeping practices; general office administration and operation.

Ability to: Effectively perform each of the tasks above, as assigned; make effective use of technological resources; develop and maintain effective relationships with program clients, college staff at all levels and partner/regulatory agency personnel; analyze, interpret and compile complex data; continuously monitor and ensure program effectiveness and success.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements
Work is typically performed in a standard office environment and exposure to video display terminals occurs on a regular basis. Duties typically involve managing multiple priorities, handling interruptions, deadlines and other work pressures. Some positions may require local and long distance travel and the use of a personal vehicle.

Learned physical skill is required for keyboarding and ten-key functions. Occasional lifting, guiding and/or carrying of light weight materials and equipment.

Special/Preferred Qualifications:
Special/Preferred Qualifications
- Demonstrated Intercultural competence
- Demonstrated experience working with a wide range of cultures.
- Demonstrated experience providing training and facilitating difficult conversations regarding race, class and gender.

Additional Posting Information:
To apply for this position you must submit:
1. Completed online application
2. Cover Letter (attach document)*
3. Current Resume (attach document)*

* When you apply for the position, you will be given an opportunity to attach the above documents. They may be attached in either "Microsoft Word" or ".pdf" formats.

- Applicants selected for hire will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

- This position is included in the bargaining agreement between Portland Community College and the Portland Community College Federation of Classified Employees (PCCFCE). Employment in this position will require, as a condition of employment, payment of monthly union dues or a monthly fair share fee in lieu of dues through automatic payroll deduction. Probationary period will be in accordance with Article 13 of the Classified Agreement. Current Classified employees are encouraged to review Article 15 for salary placement guidelines.

- Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.

- As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

Documents that must be associated with this posting:
Cover Letter

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Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

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As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.