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Program Specialist - Second Year Experience (Temporary -Short term hourly)

Antelope Valley College
Lancaster, California
$21.41 Hourly

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Antelope Valley College


Program Specialist - Second Year Experience (Temporary -Short term hourly)

Salary: $21.41 Hourly

Deadline: Continuous


Complete job description and application available online at:




Under the direction of the Director of First Year Experience, serve as a liaison to high school district, campus and community organizations and general public on matters related to recruitment and outreach; participate in campus and community events and activities, assist in setting priorities for marketing, solicitation and showcasing college programs and services.



E= indicates essential elements of the position

• Develop, plan and organize a variety of student and community- related programs, events and activities, city and organizational fairs, festivals, campus activities and meetings. (E)

• Assist in the development and implementation of strategies to promote attendance at Antelope Valley College and higher education institutions. (E)

• Assist in developing and implementing strategies to promote recruitment and retention at AVC including but not limited to high school orientations and welcome week activities. (E)

• Coordinate the dissemination of college program and service information and the financial aid process to a variety of populations via presentations, direct mail campaigns, telephone campaigns, etc. (E)

• Serve as a liaison between prospective students, current students and college departments. (E)

• Serve as a liaison to community groups, organizations, other higher education institutions, the high schools, middle schools and/or elementary schools. (E)

• Plan and conduct student, campus and community events. (E)

• Attend and participate in community, city and organizational fairs, festivals and meetings and committees.

• Assist in the maintenance of a database of prospective students and community contacts, provide follow up activities, prepare handbooks, public relations materials and policies to assist and aid in enrollment related activities.

• Assist in office record keeping and filing activities, assemble data and prepare reports, maintain a variety of equipment and inventory.

• Recruit, train and provide work direction student ambassador corps including but not limited to initial and on-going training, meetings, office duties, and off-site staffing of events.

• Maintain correct knowledge of computer and related techniques that affect recruitment and retention and enrollment management practices.

• Some travel required.

• Perform other duties as assigned.




Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school and training or at least two years of work experience with high school and college students and/or target groups in marketing, public relations and information campaigns; experience giving oral presentations.



Methods and techniques in working with prospective students

• Methods and techniques in working with college students and groups

• Modern office practices, procedures and equipment

• Statistical record-keeping techniques

• Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy

• Principles of training and providing work direction

• Concepts of recruitment, marketing and public relations

• Proper lifting techniques



Learn applicable section of State education code and other applicable laws

• Learn and apply district operations, policies, and objectives

• Learn and apply the philosophy, objectives, and policies of student services

• Work a flexible schedule involving evening, weekend and holiday hours

• Learn, understand and explain college preparatory curriculum for high school students,college curriculum and regulations

• Learn, understand and explain Financial Aid application and general processes

• Lift, move and break down equipment, displays, furniture and totes used for various events and presentations

• Maintain accurate records

• Work independently with little supervision

• Meet schedules and deadlines

• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others

• Direct a team of student workers

• Communicate effectively in all methods of communications with diverse populations

• Travel within the service area of the college


Licenses and Other Requirements

Valid Driver's License and current auto insurance as required by state law

• Work a variable schedule to accommodate evening, weekend and holiday hours



• Indoor and outdoor work environment

• May be in excess heat or cold weather

• Evening, weekend and holiday hours

• Driving a vehicle to conduct work as required by position



Walking to review activity program and sites

• Standing to disseminate information

• Lifting heavy objects up to 50+ pounds

• Pulling/Pushing heavy objects on dollies or carts


For a complete listing and details of all open positions and how to apply, select the HR & Employment link on the AVC Web site at or contact the Human Resources Office at (661) 722-6311; Voice/Relay, (661) 722-6300 x. 6360, 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536.


Antelope Valley College is a comprehensive community college in the California Community College System dedicated to providing services to a broad range of students with a variety of educational goals. Antelope Valley College is dedicated to providing educational programs and services as expressed in the California Master Plan for Higher Education. The College is committed to equal educational opportunity and reinforces that commitment through a program of active affirmation of diversity.

Antelope Valley College is dedicated to meeting the dynamic needs of a changing community. The College addresses the educational needs of a diverse and evolving population. The College recognizes that it is uniquely capable of responding to the requirements of regional business, industry, and public service, as well as the social and cultural needs of the Antelope Valley.
Antelope Valley College affirms the rights of the individual and respects human dignity. The programs and activities of the College foster the individual's ability to think clearly, critically, and independently to meet the demands of an increasingly complex society. The student is the primary concern of the College. The curriculum, activities, and services of the College help students understand their physical, cultural, ethnic, and social environment. The preservation of academic freedom provides a college environment in which students and faculty can examine ideas freely.

This philosophy is reflected in the curriculum, the student-faculty relation-ships, the services and resources, and the policies of the College.

Antelope Valley College, a public institution of higher education, provides a quality,comprehensive education to a diverse population of learners. We are committed to student success offering value and opportunity, in service to our community.

We offer:

Associate Degree Programs

Associate degree programs comprised of general education courses, proficiency requirements, designated courses in a specific major or area of emphasis. Associate degrees provide students with “the ability to think and to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; to use mathematics; to understand the modes of inquiry of the major disciplines; to be aware of other cultures and times; to achieve insights gained through experience in thinking about ethical problems; and to develop the capacity for self-understanding.”

Career Technical Programs

Certificate and degree programs comprised of “essential career technical instruction” in a variety of business, technical, and occupational courses designed to enhance students’ knowledge and skills leading to employment, career advancement, certification, and state or federal licensure. We award both Chancellor’s Office approved Certificates of Achievement and locally approved Certificates of Proficiency.

Transfer/General Education Courses

Transfer/general education courses in communication and critical thinking, the physical and biological sciences, arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and technical education. Completion of these courses allows students to fulfill degree requirements or enroll in upper division courses and programs at accredited four-year institutions through our articulation agreements.

Basic Skills Courses

Basic skills courses in reading, writing, mathematics, English as a Second Language, and learning and study skills. These courses offer students essential foundation skills that are necessary for success in college-level degree applicable courses.

Student Support and Instructional Support

A variety of services in academic, career, and personal counseling, in library instruction and course support, in learning assistance. These services support the needs of students in pursuing and achieving their educational goals.

Workforce Preparation and Economic Development

Workforce programs, job preparation courses (non-degree applicable) and a variety of services that contribute to the educational and economic well being of the community.

Personal Enrichment and Professional Development

Community service offerings, non-credit, not-for-credit classes and services that develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for students to be effective members of the community. These classes enhance the community’s social, cultural, and economic well being. Non-credit course offerings may lead to a Certificate of Completion and/or Certificate of Competency.

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