Student Services Specialist - Student Life & Leadership (SEC)

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Student Services Specialist - Student Life & Leadership (SEC)

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 position, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, on the San Elijo Campus. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation; some evenings and weekends may 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 your experience aligns with the representative duties and desirable qualifications.

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.

- Please describe your previous experience in student life (or equivalent work in student activities, engagement, involvement, leadership and/or government).

- 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 Director of Student Services, San Elijo Campus, support the implementation of student life programming on the San Elijo campus. Assist in the creation of marketing materials, implementation of student engagement strategies, and delivery of presentations to students, staff, and faculty. Initiate and maintain positive relations with students, colleagues, and community partners to effectively meet program goals. Raise awareness of campus resources to students. May field general questions in person and on the phone.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Student Services Specialist - Student Life & Leadership, San Elijo Campus implements robust co-curricular student life programming which provides a welcoming campus environment and supports academic success and holistic student development. The incumbent collaboratively plans student life programming with on- and off-campus stakeholders, including the Student Life & Leadership offices on the Oceanside campus and at the Community Learning Center, other student services and instruction programs, and community organizations. The incumbent provides specialized information via advising, presentations, and workshops that support organizational and resource development.

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

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

7. 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)

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

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

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. A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of experience. 2. Demonstrated experience working in student life, student activities, student engagement, student involvement, student leadership and/or student government. 3. Strong planning, organizational, facilitation and rapport building skills. 4. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members.

Licenses and Other Requirements:

Closing Date: 3-26-2018

First Screening Date:

Human Resources Contact Information:
[email protected] or 760.795.6854

About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and parts of Camp Pendleton.

MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomanufacturing.

The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving approximately 10,500 students, is located 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, and attracts more than 3,000 students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 2,500 students in the college's noncredit programs including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes. The Technology Career Institute (TCI) in Carlsbad is part of the college’s Career Education Department. It offers our local community members the opportunity to enhance their lives and their careers with low-cost, hassle-free classes, workshops, and programs, as well as certificate programs to train skilled workers in industries such as high-tech manufacturing, maritime technology, and emerging technologies. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at the TCI provides resources, workshops, and leadership programs for small businesses and serves all of North San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), also located at the TCI, provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and mentoring, as well as referrals for eligible veterans and military spouses owning or considering starting a small business enterprise in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Imperial Counties.





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Posted: 3/6/2018
Application Due: 3/27/2018
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