Business Interest Area Program Coordinator

Job description

Ideal Candidate Statement:

Ohlone College seeks to employ faculty members who have a passion for teaching and learning and a strong commitment to the missions and ideals of the community college. We are looking for excellent teachers who are student-oriented in their approach and dedicated to student success. An ideal candidate will be skilled in generating student engagement in learning. Innovative teaching strategies are encouraged at Ohlone, including collaborative learning and the active use of technology. Continuous professional development is highly valued. We are looking for faculty with enthusiastic interest in curriculum and instructional improvement through ongoing critical thinking about student learning outcomes in courses and programs.

The ideal Ohlone faculty member will have strong leadership skills and an interest in active participation in college-wide activities. Excellent communication skills with students, staff and faculty peers are essential. We are looking for faculty who are flexible in their work and adaptable to change. Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto of “A World of Cultures United in Learning” and we are looking for faculty who embrace diversity in serving students of varied backgrounds and learning styles. The College is committed to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.


Open until filled. First review date: June 25, 2021.
This is a temporary assignment.

In collaboration with the Business Interest Area Student Success Team, the coordinator position will directly support a new Business Interest Area career program. This program is called Business Experiencia and will be focused on assisting first generation students with career exploration to create a brighter economic future for themselves and their families.

Business Experiencia participants belong to a diverse group of students interested in learning about business careers through participation in Networking, Counseling, Academic, and Career related activities. Participants are interested in learning from the experiences of business leaders from various backgrounds and industries.
This is a temporary position, working flexible hours up to 20 hours per week, for a total of no more than 165 days during the academic year. This assignment is projected to run August 9, 2021 – May 31, 2022. The position will be primarily located at Ohlone College – Newark campus and will be under the direction of the Business Dean.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•Work closely with faculty and other partners to recruit students.
•Work with faculty and other partners to deliver program orientations before the Fall semester in order to build community among participants.
•Organize engagement activities for all program participants, including career speakers, student networking activities as well as educational and career planning opportunities.
•Maintain detailed tracking records of students’ progress and success stories.
•Work closely with the Ohlone College Tri-Cities Career Center staff to plan and facilitate enrichment opportunities including industry mentorships and internships.

Minimum Qualifications:


•Bachelor’s Degree
•One (1) year minimum working in an educational or business environment.

OR Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved to meet the Job Responsibilities.

Physical Characteristics:



•Office environment.


•Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
•Sitting or standing for extended periods.
•Ability to exchange information and make presentations.
•Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
With or without reasonable accommodations.

Starting Salary Range:

$29.00 – $37.17 per hour

Posting Number:


Open Until Filled:



If you do not meet minimum qualifications as stated, a completed equivalency portfolio with all related documents must accompany the application or your packet will not be considered. The equivalency form could be found on our website at:

Foreign Transcripts:

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.

Benefits Statement:

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Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:

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

District Statement:

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.

EEO Statement:

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.

Conditions of Employment:

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. Employees must be California residents on their date of hire and for the duration of their employment with Ohlone Community College District.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/9/2021
Application Due: 6/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time