Student Services Specialist - Noncredit SSSP

Student Services Specialist - Noncredit SSSP

MiraCosta College

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Discipline or Department: Student Services

Position Type: Staff/Classified

Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: Starting at $4,942.92 per month

Working Hours: One regular, full-time, categorically-funded position, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, on the CLC campus. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation; evenings will be required.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Apply and submit application materials through MiraCosta College's online application system at Once you are in the system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:

1. Application for classified employment on which you list all relevant experience.

2. Cover letter addressed to the "Screening and Interview Committee" specifically describing how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications, representative duties, and knowledge and abilities as described in the job posting.

3. Current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

4. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated above. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.

If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.

NOTE: Do not submit any additional documents as they will be removed.

NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answers will appear toward the bottom of the application form.

- What is your experience working with adult student populations?

- What is your experience working in the education setting?

- What is your experience presenting to students or other audiences?

- Are you available to work evenings on an as-needed basis?

- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. Describe your own commitment to diversity and how you will meet the minimum qualifications of "sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students."

The screening and interview committee will review application materials three to four weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; and 4) fingerprint clearance.

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date.

Retired STRS members are not eligible for these positions.

Basic Function and Other Details:
Under the direction of the Dean of Admissions and Student Support, plan, organize and implement programs designed for students. Identifies and recommends recruitment sources to attract diverse students. Creates marketing materials and gives presentations to parents and students. Initiates and maintains positive relations with colleagues and community partners to effectively meet program goals. Provides specialized services designed to support the academic success of noncredit student populations. Assists in the on-boarding process for new noncredit students. Plans and coordinates new student orientations at various sites as assigned. Supports the student counseling process and assist students in understanding and completing on-boarding, course selection and career exploration. Assists students in identifying and accessing credit and noncredit student services available at the college. Supports the student transition process from noncredit to credit. Captures data, generates reports, and monitors progress towards the accomplishment of the Noncredit SSSP Plan goals.

Representative Duties:
(E = essential job function)

1. Plan, organize and implement a variety of programs and activities to recruit, retain and assist students.

2. Provide specialized information and advice to students and parents regarding educational and career goals, high school academic progress, financial problems, disabilities and other related issues. (E)

3. Prepare statistical records and reports; develop and conduct studies and analyses to identify need for new programs and services and evaluate the effectiveness of current programs. May assist in assessment of student area outcomes in applicable programs. (E)

4. Develop and provide in-service programs and activities to promote instruction, awareness, communication and personal and professional growth. (E)

5. Refer students to campus departments or community organizations for assistance as appropriate.

6. Compose electronic and printed information in media such as websites, newsletters, and flyers, publicizing programs and services.

7. Prepare and deliver oral presentations to various audiences including students, faculty, staff and community groups. (E)

8. Prepare and administer budgets for specific events as assigned; authorize expenditures according to established guidelines. (E)

9. Select, train and supervise student and temporary workers. Evaluate work performance and provide consultation sessions to ensure professional and personal growth. Identify and assess potential areas of concern and provide solutions. (E)

10. Perform related duties as assigned.

Type of Benefits:
Full benefit package which includes employer-paid medical, dental and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; other optional coverages; and membership in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

Minimum Qualifications:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

1. Education equivalent to an Associate's degree AND

2. One year of related work experience

NOTE: Click here to view MiraCosta College's equivalency guidelines for classified positions. (

For work experience, one "year" is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. 2. Experience working with diverse student populations in a higher education setting. 3. Bilingual (English-Spanish).

Licenses and Other Requirements:

Closing Date: 8-25-2017

First Screening Date:

Human Resources Contact Information: or 760.795.6854

About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 112 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, and parts of Carmel Valley.

MiraCosta offers associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.

The district consists of three campus sites and a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving about 12,000 credit students, has been located since 1964 on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, on 48 acres below the bluffs overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve. The San Elijo Campus opened in September 1988, and now attracts about 3,000 credit students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 4,000 students in the college's noncredit classes including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes as well as some college credit classes.