Antelope Valley College
Program Specialist - Second Year Experience (Temporary -Short term hourly)
Salary: $21.41 Hourly
Complete job description and application available online at: http://188.8.131.52/counter.php?id=201713
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.
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• 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.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
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 https://www.avc.edu/administration/hr/employment or contact the Human Resources Office at (661) 722-6311; Voice/Relay, (661) 722-6300 x. 6360, 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536.