Contact Tracing Specialist, Student Affairs (Department of Health)

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Title:Contact Tracing Specialist, Student Affairs (Department of Health) Opportunity Type:Part-time Position Classification:Non-Exempt Overview:

Santa Fe College (SF) has been recognized as one of the top-rated community colleges in the United States. Santa Fe College is a comprehensive public college that offers a range of Bachelor’s degrees, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree options, as well as Certificate and Non-Degree programs. Santa Fe College is a student-centered institution with a commitment to open access, academic excellence, and cultural and ethnic diversity. A high quality of life, temperate climate, proximity to the University of Florida, diverse cultural events, and plentiful recreational opportunities make SF and Gainesville an ideal community to work and live.

Compensation: Salary of $25.00 per hour per the Florida Department of Health for up to 40 hours per week from January 4 – June 30, 2021. Funded by the Florida Department of Health.

Location: Remote


SF Student Affairs adds value to the lives of our students and enriches our community by providing research-based and learner-centered services to support access and student engagement from matriculation to goal attainment.

The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs is seeking a part-time Contact Tracing Specialist to lead efforts to communicate with students whom have had potential or confirmed exposure to COVID-19. The Contact Tracing Specialist will determine each student’s status and - consistent with CDC Guidelines and SF’s COVID-19 Exposure Protocol – determine if and when the student is allowed to return to SF. The Contact Tracing Specialist will serve as the primary contact for students from initial report until they are cleared to return to SF and will provide updates to college stakeholders on each student’s status.

The Contact Tracing Specialist is expected to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends, based on when reports of potential or confirmed exposure to COVID-19 are received. The Contact Tracing Specialists work remotely, so a reliable router and high-speed internet access are needed to be effective in this position.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Perform contact tracing and notifications consistent with CDC Guidelines and the SF COVID-19 Exposure Protocol.
  • Respond to reports of students with potential or confirmed exposure to COVID-19 to determine their status.
  • Determine when students need to self-isolate or quarantine and communicate this.
  • For students who tested positive for COVID-19, perform contact tracing to determine other SF-entities with whom they came into contact and what SF locations they visited during the period when they were contagious.
  • Determine when students who are self-isolating or quarantined may return to SF, and provide formal “clearance to return” messaging.
  • Provide appropriate communications regarding COVID-19 exposures to SF students, faculty, and staff as explained in SF COVID-19 Exposure Protocol.
  • Track students with potential or confirmed exposure to COVID-19 and report on this regularly.
  • Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Associate Vice President for Student Affairs


Required: A Bachelor’s degree.

Additional Requirements: Reliable high-speed internet access with router at home.

Preferred: Prior experience in public health, counseling, or education. Experience working with multiple IT systems. Multiple language competencies.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Detail Oriented - Proven accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ethics – Able to demonstrate integrity, professionalism, civility, and a high degree of ethics in all job-related actions.
  • Independent work - Able to work independently with limited supervision and able to self-motivate.
  • Systems & Software - Proficient level of knowledge of Microsoft Office and able to quickly learn relevant position software (Maxient and eStaff).
  • Team Orientation & Interpersonal – Highly motivated team player with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels within and external to the organization.

Application Process: All applicants must submit a resume and cover letter through the job portal to be considered for this position. All submitted materials will be routed to and reviewed by the following job contact:

Dan Rodkin, Ed.D.

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

[email protected]


Contact: Required Documents:Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae




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Posted: 1/12/2021
Application Due: 4/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time