Merced College
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Jul 21, 2033

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Salary: $4,807.00 - $6,082.00 Monthly
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 201700251
Closing: 7/28/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
Location: Merced, CA
Department: Human Resources

Range 2612 months/year40 hours/week
Interviews tentatively scheduled the week of August 2, 2021
Merced College is a midsized community college located in California's Central Valley. Founded in 1962, the college serves more than 16,000 students, with room to expand on its 267-acre main campus and 120-acre Los Banos site, as well as at our innovative Business Resource Center in Downtown Merced. The City of Merced, incorporated in 1889, offers historical sites, affordable housing and access to the Bay Area and Sacramento. Merced is known as the Gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada mountains, and is home to the University of California's newest campus, UC Merced. Our tree-shaded, growing community of just over 80,000 includes multiple biking and walking trails as well as access to several lakes — large and small — throughout the county.

The Recruiter position serves a vital role in developing the college's ability to recruit and retain the most qualified applicants who espouse the qualities of innovation, fun, and ingenuity. We are looking for an individual with the experience and creativity to further refine a recruitment process that reflects our Merced College spirit. The college's Human Resources department has a growing reputation for having fun on the job, and we invite you to apply to be a part of our energetic team!

Merced College Vision
Merced College will provide transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs.

Merced College Mission
Growing our community through education and workforce training:
  • lifelong learning
  • basic skills
  • career technical education
  • transfer
  • degree/certificate programs
  • Ensuring student success through equitable access, continuous quality improvement, institutional effectiveness, and student achievement.

    General Description:
    Under limited direction, coordinates employee recruitment activities. Serves as the face of the college's recruitment efforts and acts as the equity representative for employee recruitments to ensure an equitable recruitment process and to promote staff diversity in the hiring process.

    Examples of Duties
    Essential Functions:

    • Coordinates all employee recruitment activities for management, faculty, classified professionals and temporary positions
    • Innovates the District's recruitment efforts to encourage well-qualified and diverse pools of applicants
    • Posts positions and maintains the appropriate data in the District's applicant tracking system; coordinates system updates as necessary; trains other appropriate personnel to utilize the applicant tracking system
    • Serves as equity representative for recruitment activities
    • Develops relationship with other institutions in support of the District's recruitment efforts
    • Performs research and conducts surveys to determine appropriate advertising strategies and maintains a network of advertising vendors to contact for recruitment activities as necessary
    • Monitors advertising and recruitment-related budgets
    • Establishes ongoing and consistent communication with administrators, faculty, and other recruitment committee members regarding position posting schedules and requirements
    • Coordinates all aspects of the screening and interview process according to district, collective bargaining, and EEO regulations
    • Facilitates hiring process for recruitments to ensure that all steps are completed and that required training is provided
    • Coordinates the development of orientation sessions for all new employees
    • Coordinates all employee tuberculosis testing requirements in accordance with district policy and state law and maintains a vendor network to provide this service for all new and current employees
    • Coordinates all employee fingerprinting requirements in accordance with district policy and state law and maintains a vendor network to provide this service for all new employees and student workers
    • Collects data to assist in development and maintenance of job information to create and develop legally defensible position job descriptions as necessary or required to comply with district standards and legal regulations
    • Maintains recruitment records and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) diversity statistics and assists in completing required reports
    • Arranges for District attendance at recruitment fairs; attends recruitment fairs, conferences, and workshops as needed or required
    • Performs other related duties as assigned

    Knowledge of:
    • Effective recruitment practices
    • Applicant tracking system(s)
    • Human resources policies and procedures
    • Telephone techniques and etiquette
    • Federal and state laws and regulations governing areas of responsibility
    • Recordkeeping and report preparation techniques
    • Business letter and report writing, editing and proofreading
    • Office organization and file maintenance
    • Applicable computer software programs to manage word-processing, the development of spreadsheets, and database manipulation
    • Collective bargaining agreement rules and regulations for all employees, as appropriate

    Ability to:
    • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
    • Interpret and apply human resources department policies, procedures, rules and regulations
    • Perform diversified and complex clerical support duties involving independent judgment requiring in-depth knowledge of an assigned function or program
    • Use a computer with speed and accuracy and utilize multiple computer software applications, to include HRIS and ATS
    • Understand and follow oral and written directions, analyze situations accurately, and make decisions on routine procedural matter
    • Effective customer service and organizational skills, as well as timely completion of assigned projects and activities
    • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

    Typical Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and one (1) year of applicable professional experience OR
    • Applicable certifications OR
    • Associate's degree and four (4) years of applicable professional experience AND applicable certifications OR
    • Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the required minimum qualifications
    • Possess CA Driver license
    • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
    • Human Resources experience
    The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

    Duties are primarily performed in an office environment, at a desk or at a computer. The incumbent will experience interruptions while performing normal duties during the regular workday. The incumbent will have contact, in person, with staff and the general public.

    Supplemental Information
    How to Apply:
  • Submit a complete application by the closing date/time on the Merced College career pages at

  • Required Documentation:
  • Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position (cover letter)
  • Resume
  • List of three professional references (no reference letters permitted)
  • Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate); transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree; official copies are not required unless applicant is hired
  • Diversity Statement: The Merced College District has a diverse staff and student population. As such, applicants must demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the community at large. Please describe your experience promoting and/or supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in a work setting. Please do not include any personally identifying information. Limit your response to one (1) page.

  • If Applicable:
  • Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation completed by an approved organization per the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. (Download PDF reader)
  • Equivalency Review Form (Required for applicants who do not possess the stated minimum educational qualifications and are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency).

  • Only the required documentation as listed above will be accepted for this recruitment. Any additional documentation will be removed from your application profile.

    Interview Information:
    Those applicants deemed highly qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee. A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews. Interviews may be conducted via Zoom or onsite. Applicants are required to ensure access to the necessary technology to participate in a Zoom interview and will be responsible for their travel expenses, if necessary.

    Employee Benefits:
    The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only. Sick leave and retirement benefits are also provided.

    Condition of Employment:
    The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States. Merced College does not sponsor visas. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. The applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
    Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office. Merced Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Established in 1962, Merced College enrolls over 11,000 students annually at its main campus in Merced, California, and at its campus in Los Banos, California, and several off-campus sites. The college serves the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, which leads the world in agricultural production. The area is rich in educational opportunity, with campuses of the University of California and the California State University nearby. World-renowned Yosemite Valley is only a short drive away.

    Merced College is known for its commitment to student success and its service orientation. It leads comparable institutions in securing grants to support instructional programs, and provides additional support to students through numerous study centers and other learning support. The college has an outstanding Learning Resources Center that regularly hosts visiting authors as well as cultural events.  

    Merced College provides transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs. Merced College serves as a gateway to the future, providing accessible, affordable, and relevant education and workforce training for students in our richly diverse region. The college offers programs of study that lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates. Merced College provides basic skills and non-credit courses, as well as community education for personal and professional enrichment.

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