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Program Specialist, Adult Education Transition

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West Valley-Mission Community College District
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Program Specialist, Adult Education Transition

West Valley-Mission Community College District


Closing Date: 11/3/2021

Definition:
Mission College is seeking an individual to fill the position of Program Specialist: Adult Education Transition.

Mission College, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is seeking someone who thrives in a fast-paced and innovative environment. Recognized as both a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution, Mission College is known for the strength of our academic programs and faculty as well as our equity-minded and student-focused approach that combines high-tech and high-touch.

Applicants interested in working within an energetic, student-centered culture that looks to the future would find Mission College a perfect fit.

Under the direction of the supervisor, this position is responsible for guidance and assistance to students transitioning from South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE) member districts, and other adult schools or their equivalents. Examples of support include: coordinating student intake and registration, understanding the course catalog and college offerings, and holding orientations for courses in consultation with faculty. SBCAE works to build pathways for adult learners so they can transition from adult schools or alternative high schools to community college with the goal of achieving economic self-sufficiency. The transition specialist also assists the college's consortium representatives and faculty with the coordination of collaborative educational programming within the consortium. To engage in outreach and to meet the needs of this student population, the transition specialist travels to multiple locations and works some nights and weekends. Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the educational needs of an economically and culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.



Assignment:
100% of full time, 37.5 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of January 4, 2022. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is represented by the West Valley-Mission Classified Employees Association (WVMCEA), Office, Technical & Business Services Employee Unit. Work Location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Salary and Benefits:
Anticipated Hiring Range:
  • $6,325-$6,907 monthly (WVMCEA Salary Schedule, Range 64, Steps A-C).
  • Annual salary step increases to maximum of salary range, $8,323 (WVMCEA Salary Schedule, Range 64, Step G).


Benefits include:
  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse, and/or dependents.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Employer-provided life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 12 days vacation leave accrued annually; rate increases step-wise up to maximum 22 days vacation leave accrued annually.
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Educational growth incentive program from $45 to $225 monthly.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalPERS retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
  1. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff; AND
  2. Equivalent to an Associate’s degree from an accredited college with major coursework in a field related to area of assignment; AND
  3. Two years of responsible experience related to specific program area.





Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Plan, coordinate and schedule program-related services, activities, events, and meetings.
  • Plan, prepare, edit and proofread a variety of materials such as contracts, course outlines, correspondence, requisitions, student records, timesheets, statistical and annual reports, and program guidelines, policies, and procedures.
  • Provide information and assistance to students, district faculty and staff, and community members and/or outside groups regarding program operations, activities, and eligibility.
  • Serve as initial point of contact for program participants; provide support and advice to students regarding program processes and regulations, and make referrals to appropriate campus and community resources as necessary; assist with problem solving and selecting appropriate solutions.
  • Communicate with instructors, vendors, and suppliers regarding program facilities, supplies and equipment; maintain supply inventory; monitor and report needed equipment repairs.
  • Create program marketing materials; participate in recruitment and outreach events.
  • Recruit, select, train, evaluate, and direct the work of student workers and/or contract employees; may review proposals and negotiate terms with contract employees.
  • Monitor and analyze data and prepare various financial and narrative reports; may monitor program budget.
  • Evaluate the completeness of student applications for assigned programs; coordinate program intake processes; assure compliance with program-related regulations; communicate with students regarding missing documents.
  • Maintain program facilities in a clean and orderly condition; may coordinate custodial and maintenance functions with district staff; may adjust and perform maintenance or minor repairs to equipment as needed.
  • Make recommendations, place orders, and maintain records for the purchase of office equipment and supplies; prepare and process a variety of contracts, purchasing requests, and invoices; receive and store supplies.
  • Communicate and coordinate with district and department managers, faculty, and staff to provide information on program services; may assist with development of program policies and procedures.
  • Organize and maintain extensive and confidential databases, records, and student files for assigned program.
  • Interpret, articulate, and disseminate information on applicable laws and regulations to students and administrators.
  • May function as office manager.
  • May participate in and/or serve on various program-related district and outside committees, as assigned.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link: wvm.peopleadmin.com

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741-2174 to arrange for assistance.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.







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Organization

West Valley-Mission Community College District has a devoted Board of Trustees and a dedicated staff that serves its two colleges. West Valley College in Saratoga and Mission College in Santa Clara are on the cutting edge among higher education institutions in the Silicon Valley. Every semester over 20,000 students enroll in courses at the colleges. Thousands of others take online, off-campus, or non-credit courses and seminars offered through a variety of programs. These programs are aimed at meeting the training and retraining needs of the people of Silicon Valley.

Mission College is a public community college located in the City of Santa Clara, and in the heart of the Silicon Valley. We offer a future of transfer to a four year institution, a future in a career of your choice, a future of increasing skills for both higher education and the workforce and a future for an Associate’s Degree or Certificate that can get you on your way to any goal.

The highly diverse and active student population makes the environment at Mission College energetic and vibrant. It is a great place to meet new friends, participate in clubs and make your voice heard in student advocacy. Our faculty is among the most qualified in the state and our students appreciate the college for its friendly staff and supportive atmosphere. The staff at Mission College is uniquely poised to help and guide your path to the future.

Mission College has many programs and services to ensure student success and support. Financial Aid can assist in making college affordable. Counseling helps students set achievable goals and provides guidance through orientation, study skills, and career courses. The college Career Center and Job Placement Office help students transition to the working world after college and each year sponsor’s a job fair featuring more than 60 employers. Finally, our Transfer Center helps to guide the transition from the two-year college to a four-year college so that students can easily gain a Bachelor’s degree. Each spring semester, Mission College hosts the largest college fair in the San Francisco Bay Area, where more than 180 national and international colleges and universities are represented.

West Valley is about success. It’s about helping students create a future for themselves so they can contribute to a world that needs their talents, drive and enthusiasm. We do that by providing as much one-on-one interaction with students as possible. The results speak for themselves.

  • 571 students transferred to UCs and CSUs in 2012
  • 552 students earned AA/AS degrees in 2012
  • 170 students earned Certificates that led to careers in 2012
  • We host learners from 25 countries who come to the United States looking for the kind of instruction that will help them contribute to the global economy.
  • We offer classes on our beautiful 143-acre Saratoga campus in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, located at the southwest border of Silicon Valley. Here you can expand your mind, hang out with friends, and

Why not join us, and build your future as we build the future of Silicon Valley, one student at a time.contemplate a world of ideas.

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