Student Services Specialist - LGBTQIA Equity

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Student Services Specialist - LGBTQIA Equity

MiraCosta College

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Discipline or Department: Student Services

Position Type: Staff/Classified

Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: Starting $2,224.31 per month

Working Hours: One regular, part-time, categorically-funded position, 18 hours per week, 12 months per year, on the Oceanside campus. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation, including evenings, and may be required to work weekends and holidays.

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.

Complete application packets submitted through the online system by Tuesday, October 31, 2017, will be included in the first screening. Additional applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

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: 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.

- 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."

- Please describe your previous student services work experience supporting equity and inclusion for LGBTQIA+ students.

- Are you bilingual or multilingual? If yes, in what language(s) The screening and interview committee will review application materials three to four weeks following the first screening 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 Director of Student Equity plan, organize, and implement programs and services designed to support LGBTQIA+ students. This work includes designing professional development opportunities to increase awareness of LGBTQIA+ student needs among faculty and staff, enhancing support to this population. The incumbent provides specialized services designed to support goals and activities for this population as identified in the Student Equity Plan. Identifies and recommends resources to attract and retain diverse students. Creates marketing materials. Initiates and maintains positive relations with students, colleagues and community members to effectively meet program goals.

Representative Duties:
(E = essential job function)

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

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. (E)

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

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:
Vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, and enrollment in a retirement system.

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

1. Associates degree or the equivalent; AND

2. One year of related work experience.
(IMPORTANT: 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. Education equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree. 2. Demonstrated experience working within an equity, diversity, inclusion, and/or social justice program within student services, with a particular focus on LGBTQIA+ students. 3. Demonstrated cultural competence including a solid understanding of intersectionality, and how it affects the daily lives of LGBTQIA+ students. 4. Strong facilitation, advocacy, and mediation skills. 5. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community members. 6. Bilingual or multilingual in English and other language(s).

Licenses and Other Requirements:

Closing Date:

First Screening Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Human Resources Contact Information:
[email protected] 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.





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Job No:
Posted: 10/12/2017
Application Due: 12/12/2017
Work Type: Full Time