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Community Education Coordinator

Merced College

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Community Education Coordinator

Salary: $3,654.00 - $4,622.00 Monthly
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 201700366
Closing: 10/29/2021 12:00 PM Pacific
Location: Merced, CA
Department: Business and Adult Education - Area 9

Range 19
40 hours/week12 months/year
Interviews tentatively scheduled for the week of 11/15/21
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 Community Education Coordinator works with a dedicated team to provide students with opportunities to learn, grow, and develop. The position requires creativity, strong leadership and customer service skills, and the ability to successfully provide educational opportunities to both children and adults. Each summer, the Community Education Coordinator will lead the team in offering College for Kids - an experience which requires high energy, multi-tasking ability, and a knack for working with instructors, parents, and children.

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 supervision, responsible for the coordination of the day-to-day operation of the Community Services/Education Office in the provision of professional and community educational programs; performs technical and clerical duties involving the use of considerable independent judgment, initiative and interaction with the general public.

    Examples of Duties
    Essential Functions:
  • Develop classes, workshops, promotional materials, press releases, training manuals, newsletters, and/or brochures
  • Responsible for accurate instructor hire forms and timely payment of instructors upon class completion
  • Assist instructors with preparing materials, contacting students and preparing classroom as needed
  • Maintain prompt and friendly customer service in person and over the phone
  • Register participants for classes, workshops, and events and sells tickets over the counter in the office as needed
  • Prepare daily deposit of monies collected as assigned by director
  • Process sensitive information such as credit card numbers, login or password information
  • Order supplies and materials
  • Handle logistical details of classes, including classroom keys and assignments, room signs, late registrations, and student questions
  • Maintain records and updates database on students and classes
  • Update website & database descriptions regarding classes, class requirements, and student receipts
  • Prepare and distribute community education surveys and class reviews
  • Introduce speakers/presenters to theater audiences in director's absence
  • Assist with training and supervision of subordinate employees, student assistants, and summer volunteers
  • Plan, schedule and organize summer programs, including adult classes, aquatics, youth classes, sports camps, high school leadership camp, preschool camp, and summer theater
  • Assist with grant and/or proposal writing
  • Assist and participate in fundraising activities
  • Travel to other relevant community venues as required, in support of curricular activities
  • Schedule employees to meet all classes to take new registration and roll
  • Maintain current class files, daily financial reports, and current instructor information
  • May be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

  • Knowledge of:
  • Modern office practices and procedures
  • Community services programs
  • Computers and basic applications, including word, registration software, database procedures, and spreadsheets

  • Ability to:
    • Interpret and apply program rules and regulations
    • Work in a fast-paced environment
    • Use initiative and resourcefulness in completing work assignments and in implementing long range program improvements
    • Work both effectively in a team environment and independently with minimal supervision
    • Maintain a varying work schedule as needed, including some evenings and weekends
    • Establish priorities
    • Maintain supplies, equipment, and/or service ordering and inventory control
    • Maintain detailed and highly organized records and files
    • 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
  • High school diploma OR GED AND two (2) years applicable experience OR
  • The equivalent education and experience

  • Desired:
  • Ability to speak fluent Spanish
  • Some college coursework preferred

    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.

    Work is performed primarily in an office environment with some travel to different sites

    Physical Ability to:
    • Work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations
    • Hear and understand speech at normal levels
    • Communicate so others will be able to clearly understand normal conversation
    • Read printed matter and computer screens
    • Stand or sit for prolonged periods of time
    • Occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist
    • Operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard
    See in the normal visual range with or without correction

    Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction

    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)

  • 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 scheduled onsite or via Zoom. 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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