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(Full-time) Internship Work Experience Coordinator - College to Career (Grant Funded)

Shasta College
Redding, CA
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Jul 8, 2021

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Description of Basic Functions and Responsibilities

The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River.

Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.

Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.

Classified positions in the California Community College system offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the empowerment of our students seeking to improve their lives and communities. Our classified staff engage with a diverse employee and student populations, facilitating equitable outcomes for all by implementing and supporting our various employment and academic programs. As a classified staff member at Shasta College, you will join a vibrant community of professionals and educators working together to provide a positive, healthy educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives. A career in classified service at Shasta College offers a highly rewarding and enriching employment experience.

To plan, coordinate, and implement job development services to aid student applicants in preparing for and obtaining employment, and to recruit students, faculty, and employers to participate in the work experience/internship programs. Oversee marketing of the Work Experience/Internship programs. Oversee reporting, including data collection and validation as required by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) including troubleshooting problems. Employees in this classification receive limited supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures. This job class performs a variety of job placement functions in support of Employment Development programs and objectives.

CLASSIFICATION: Range 40 on the current Classified Salary Schedule, 40 hours per week, 11 months per year. Work assignment hours are 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.

SUPERVISOR: Dean of Student Services or designee

BENEFITS: Holiday, vacation and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalPERS Retirement and an employee assistance program (EAP).

Employees have the option to contribute to:

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
  • Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts
In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident Only Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
For more information regarding Employment and Benefit Policies, please view the Classified Employee Collective Bargaining Agreement.Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability

  • Plans and coordinates job development, referral, and advising program. Hosts and presents career activities and events.
  • Recruits students, faculty, and employers to participate in work experience/internship Advises students regarding potential placements.
  • Interviews applicants and places referrals.
  • Prepares resource material packets and provides interviewing, advising, and placement services. Prepares job development and placement information.
  • Interviews graduating vocational students for career placement.
  • Provides career placement packets to graduating vocational students that may be mailed to prospective employers upon request.
  • Initiates, plans and organizes recruiting events; maintains file for positions and employers; arranges for on-campus recruiting and /or interviewing.
  • Assesses student workplace readiness; discuss and model positive work skills and habits; assist students in exploring career interests.
  • Assists with program review for the Work Experience/Internship program to establish long and short term goals and strategies.
  • Promotes and administers job development programs. Coordinates resume writing and job interviewing workshops.
  • Selects, trains, and supervises student assistants.
  • Provides counter and phone assistance concerning specific information.
  • Maintains computers related to employment programs and services.
  • Maintains files; tabulates and compiles statistical reports; composes and types materials.
  • Processes authorization to employ forms for all student employees.
  • Verifies enrollment status of student employees.
  • Makes contact with business, industry, and governmental agencies.
  • Attends meeting and conferences as a representative of the College Placement Office. Attends CTE departmental meetings and advisory committees’ meetings.
  • Promotes positive relationships in the community including business organizations, chambers of commerce, and employer.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students.
  • Performs other related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required.

    • Interviewing and job placement techniques.
    • Methods and techniques of coordinating work experience/internships.
    • Employment preparation, including search and hiring techniques.
    • Available resources for referral of students with special problems.
    • Philosophy and objectives of Student Aids Program.
    • Occupations, occupational terminology, and qualifications necessary to fill positions available to students.
    • Methods and practices of record keeping and report writing.
    • Applicable sections of the State Education Code and other applicable laws, including those pertaining to Cooperative Work Experience and internships.
    • Current and future labor market conditions. Current technologies, personal computer, and associated office software including database software and spreadsheets.
    • Principles and practices of supervision and training.
    • Correct usage of English, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
    • Marketing strategies.
    • Employment interviewing and resume development techniques Record-keeping and report preparation techniques.
    • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.

    Ability to:
  • Ascertain and evaluate the qualifications of work applicants.
  • Develop job opportunities with employers.
  • Organize and develop creative Work Experience/Internship components.
  • Train and supervise assigned personnel.
  • Mentor students.
  • Travel within the District with personal transportation.
  • Communicate effectively and tactfully in both oral and written forms.
  • Understand and carry out instructions in an independent manner.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment, including computer.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, employers and those contacted in the performance of duties.
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students including those with physical and learning disabilities.

  • Experience/Education

    QUALIFICATIONSEducation/Experience Required:
    • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree and coursework in guidance career education and job placement. Minimum Requirement: A.A Degree or equivalent, 3-5 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of one year’s experience involving any combination of the following:
    • Working with employment and training agencies such as EDD, PIC, etc.
    • Experience in job placement, career exploration or job search activities.
    • Involvement in career guidance, career counseling or career center activities.
    Other Requirements:
    • A valid California driver’s license
    Working Conditions:
    Duties are primarily performed in an office environment at a desk or computer terminal. Incumbents are subject to frequent contact in person and on the telephone with College personnel, students, and representatives of the business community, external funding agencies and community or professional organizations. Frequently must travel to other offices or locations to attend meetings or conduct work.Physical Demands:
    Typically, must sit for long periods, use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, see clearly to read normal and fine print, speak clearly and distinctly to provide information in person or on the telephone, hear and understand voices over telephone and in person, and regularly lift, carry and/or move objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Must be able to remember key information and concentrate for long periods of time.Additional Information

    Online Application with Additional Preferred Materials to be attached to application:

    • Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
    • Current resume
    • College transcripts (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)
    Attention Applicants:
    • After application has been submitted, all application materials will be screened.
    • Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
    • Candidate evaluations will not be considered.
    • Reference letters from any member of the Hiring Committee or Board Members will not be considered.
    • Interviews will be by invitation only.
    • The District does not provide expense reimbursement for those invited to initial interviews.
    • The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.
    New Classified Appointments will be placed at Step 1 on the Classified Salary Schedule and will graduate to the next step on July 1st if the hire date is on or before January 1, with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum fifth step.

    Longevity pay in accordance with Section 8.8 of the
    Classified Employee Collective Bargaining Agreement.
    The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.


    Shasta College is a comprehensive community college with campuses in Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity Counties, offering students a unique educational experience. Small class size allows faculty to provide personalized instruction and hands-on training. Shasta College is committed to providing access to the latest information technology.

    The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Community College District encompasses over 10,000 square miles serving approximately 247,700 residents of beautiful north­eastern California. The College is located four miles east of Redding, which is the population center of the upper Sacramento Valley. Located 220 miles northeast of San Francisco, the campus is situated on 337 acres and commands spectacular views of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen, and the Trinity Alps. Nearby are some of the outstanding recreational areas in the western United States, including Shasta, Trinity, and Whiskeytown Lakes.

    Shasta College enrolls approximately 11,000 students, including on-campus day, on-campus evening, and off-campus students taking classes in extended education centers throughout the District. The College currently employs about 150 full-time faculty and administrators, 400 part-time instructors, and 200 support staff.

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