TRANSITION SPECIALIST

Location
San Jose
Posted
Oct 02, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

TRANSITION SPECIALIST


Position #: 1700091

Required Documents:
Associate's degree OR coursework, training or education equivalent to an Associate's degree., Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Opportunity Type:
CLASSIFIED EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Department:
Workforce Institute

Posting Date:
09/28/2017

First Review Date:


Work Location:
Workforce Institute

Position Status:
Full-time

Salary Range:
$53,408 - $65,189 Annual Salary (Range 89: Classified Salary Schedule Fiscal Year 2016-2017). Starting placement is generally at Step 1.

Benefits Available:
Classified: 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 Transition Specialist reports to the Dean of Business & Technology located at the Workforce Institute. The work schedule is 12-months per year; 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday; 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. This position is grant funded and is contingent upon yearly funding. This position is represented by the California School Employees Association (CSEA), Chapter 363.

Position Purpose:
Under general direction of the Dean, Business & Technology or assigned administrator at the Workforce Institute, the Transition Specialist works with the region's adult schools to assist adult education students in identifying goals and promoting career pathways in order to achieve successful transition to post-secondary education, training and/or employment. The position is also responsible for documenting student participation and progress as specified by funding source requirements as well as developing ideas for new programs and services that benefit adult learners in the transition phase.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Meet regularly with SBCAE Transition Specialists to coordinate and facilitate student transitions: adult schools, high schools, community colleges and other community-based organizations. 2. Schedule and conduct group/individual tours of college with SBCAE member and partner institutes, and follow-up with each organization; present information to students, staff and the general public in a variety of settings. 3. Adhere to the Regional Plan program goals and performance measures. 4. Communicate and respond to inquiries from internal and external agencies or individuals. Provide assistance and information to faculty, staff and the public as requested. 5. Develop and organize bridge/transition information materials to facilitate student information sessions to increase college awareness. 6. Assist students in completion of college enrollment, paper or online forms and applications; review forms for accuracy and consistency. 7. Prepare and provide transitioning adult learner students’ assessment and orientation sessions, as well as workshops to connect students to all college support services. 8. Support all transitioning adult learner students to set career and academic goals and identify the support services needed to address challenges that negatively impact each student’s success. 9. Work with faculty and support staff to identify appropriate differentiated instruction, and provide students personalized instructional support and contexts aligned to their career and academic goals. 10. Participate in the development, planning and implementation of non-credit policies and strategies aimed at increasing adult learner student success in all college programs and services. 11. Maintain records, prepare reports and other documents according to established guidelines and procedures needed to meet grant requirements. 12. Collect, interpret, and report/disseminate data on student progress with all stakeholders, including data required by the funder(s). 13. Perform follow-up tasks as required by funding source; make recommendations or take actions to improve performance measures to ensure positive outcomes for grant reporting. 14. Collaborate with other college departments to increase understanding of non-credit programs and outreach to the region’s adult learners. 15. Collaborate with member institutions or other public agencies for students to have access to internship and employment opportunities, and other services the college cannot provide. 16. Assist in providing web contents and updates to the adult education website provider. 17. Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of: 1. Basic education operations, services and activities for adult learners in adult schools, high schools and equivalent programs. 2. Community college bridge/transition, non-credit classes, programs and support systems. 3. Needs or special concerns of high school and adult school students enrolling at community colleges. 4. Knowledge of non-credit education such as ABE, ASE, ESL, HSE, and/or CTE. 5. Federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-credit education in community colleges. 6. Principals and techniques of presentation delivery in an environment with diverse audience. 7. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment including computer operations. Skills and Ability to: 1. Perform specialized adult learner transition duties to promote student success in non-credit programs. 2. Use software or other media to enhance presentations; make oral presentations before large or small groups. 3. Write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. 4. Exercise sound judgement in reviewing and evaluating student applications and goals. 5. Be patient, flexible, culturally proficient, and able to work with individuals from diverse ethnic and linguistic backgrounds 6. Maintain accurate records and prepare reports, summaries and evaluations. 7. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. 8. Develop and update forms and marketing materials. 9. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 10. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. 11. Work independently with little supervision; prioritize work and meet schedules.



Special Licenses, Certificates, etc.:


Minimum Qualifications:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

1. An Associate degree or equivalent supplemented by college course work in education, counseling, social services or related field.

2. Four years of increasingly responsible experience that includes direct work in: adult education, academic and career counseling, or student outreach areas.

3. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability, and ethnic back of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

4. 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:
WORKING CONDITIONS

Environment:

1. Typical office environment.
2. Include travel to conduct work.

Physical Demands:

1. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
2. Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
3. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone.
4. Seeing to read a variety of materials.

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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