Job description


(12 months, 100%, Classified Position)

CLOSING DATE: 09/18/2020

The ideal candidate is multilingual and has experience working with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic and ethnic backgrounds of college students; possesses strong intercultural, interpersonal and relationship skills; has the ability to coordinate programming for a multicultural center that serves as a hub of resources and activities for students of a community college. The successful candidate is focused on supporting and empowering students' groups identified in the Student Equity Plan as disproportionately impacted (DI): African American, Latinx, and First Generation students

Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto of "A World of Cultures United in Learning" and we are looking for staff who embrace diversity in serving students of varied backgrounds and learning styles, highly ethical, trustworthy, credible, loyal and is respectful of diverse views and opinions;

The college has a firm commitment to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.

This is a 100%, 12 month, Classified, Categorically Funded Position.
This position is funded by categorical funds, and employment at 100% is subject to those funds being available.

Basic Function:
Under the direction of the administrator, create, develop, administer and implement services offered by the Multicultural Student Center (Center); collaborate and work with constituents to develop and implement the Center's goals, objectives, policies and procedures; coordinate and assist with the preparation of proposals, plans and applications for funding of the Center's programs; support and advance the campus culture of diversity, equity and inclusion amongst the student body with a focus on disproportionately identified (DI) populations particularly African American, Latinx, and First Generation students; responsible for day-to-day operations of the facility, and for fostering a welcoming environment for students and visitors of the Center; support the administrator's goals and objectives for the Center and work in collaboration with the Center's advisory board as directed; perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

  • Cultural humility
  • Intersectionality
  • Planning, organization, coordination and implementation of programs designed to assist DI students.
  • Title V rules and regulations.
  • College administrative procedures
  • Financial aid, admissions and records policies.
  • College policies and procedures.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Principles and practices of supervision and training.
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Operation of a computer and assigned software.

    Ability to:
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the Center's goals and objectives, policies and priorities.
  • Approach situations with challenges and flexibility
  • Coordinate multiple high priority tasks
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Maintain records and files.
  • Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.
  • Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.

  • Under direction, coordinate, plan, and organize the development and implementation of the Center's goals, objectives and priorities; identify resource needs for DI students; recommend and implement policies and procedures;
  • Create, develop, administer and implement support services for the Center; collaborate and coordinate with similar services at the district to offer wrap-around services for DI populations;
  • Coordinate and plan the day-to-day operation of the Center including facilitating activities with students;
  • Promote and organize educational opportunities, mentorship, tutoring, social interaction, health and wellness, and cultural events for DI students and connect students with campus resources;
  • Collaborate with a team of student support services professionals to implement and promote the overall mission of the Center;
  • Advocate for the needs of DI and undocumented students including identifying resources and referring to other support on campus;
  • Provide technical information and assistance to the administrator's regarding assigned functions; assist in the formulation and development of goals, policies, procedures and programs; identify resources and needs and provide recommendations to the administrator.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of narrative and statistical reports as necessary;
  • Communicate with other administrators, personnel and outside organizations to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and conflicts and exchange information; provide coaching, mediation and intervention services for students in conflict as necessary.
  • Participate in the development of the annual budget; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations.
  • Operate a computer and assigned software programs; operate other office equipment as assigned; drive a vehicle to conduct work as assigned.
  • Supervise and train students as needed.
  • Attend and conduct a variety of meetings as assigned.

    Other Duties:
    Perform related duties as assigned.

    Any combination equivalent to: bachelor's degree in related field; and one-year experience with increasingly responsible experience in student services, counseling, behavioral science, or student affairs.

    Licenses and Other Requirements:
    Valid California driver's license.

    Working Conditions:
    Office environment.

    Physical Demands:
    Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations.
    Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
    Seeing to read a variety of materials.
    Sitting and Standing for extended periods.
    Pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying up to 30 pounds
    With or without reasonable accommodation.

    Range 38 ($54,960 - $70,152 annually)

    Click the link below to view the salary schedule and select the job title that matches your desired position.

    To be considered for this recruitment, applicants must submitALLof the items listed below via our new on-line applicant tracking system available by visiting:

    The closing date for this position is 9/18/20.

    The College reserves the right to modify, rescind or re-advertise this recruitment at any time.

    Required documents for this position include:
    1. Completed Ohlone College application form – completed online
    2. Cover letter
    3. Current Resume
    4. List of at least three Professional References including name, position, organization, phone number, email and their relationship to you; Please do not submit letters of reference at this time.
    5. Supplemental Questions
  • What does it mean to have a commitment to diversity, and how would you apply this commitment as you conduct your job responsibilities?
  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

    Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

    1. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP and LTD
    2. Membership in Public Employees' Retirement System Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA)
    3. Contribution to O.A.S.D.I. (Social Security)
    4. Paid vacation
    5. Paid sick leave
    6. Paid holidays and district-paid floating personal days
    7. Summer 4/10 schedule (Fridays off)
    8. Longevity pay step increase based on your years of service
    9. IRS Section 125 Flexible Medical Spending Plan
    10. 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (employee contributes)
    11. 403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity Plan (employee contributes)
    *Benefits will be prorated for positions less than 100%

    Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal "Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986."

    A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.

    The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

    If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

    Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal "Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986." Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.

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