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Temporary Student Retention Assistant

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
San Jose

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Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

San Jose ∙ Evergreen Community College District

Temporary Classified Job Description

Position: Temporary Student Retention Assistant                               
Department: Student Affairs          
Location: Evergreen Valley College                       
Hourly Pay Rate: $25.76


Under general direction of a Dean or assigned administrator in the TRIO Program at EVC, the Student Retention Assistant performs specialized and varied duties coordinating the delivery of services for program-identified students to increase the extent to which they complete their educational and career objectives; and provides academic follow-up, evaluation and referral through retention monitoring.


1. Attend classes and lectures in vocational and academic subject areas to identify and observe retention skills of students within the program.
2. Monitor student academic progress, provide advisement and support to students in need of improving or maintaining academic standing.
3. Review and discuss academic problems with student and faculty to identify methods for improvement and other available college assistance programs.
4. Assist faculty and students alike in coordinating learning activities and methods to optimize understanding of academic subject matter.
5. Coordinate and conduct group activities with program students such as study groups, workshops, and tutoring services.
6. Provide information and referral to other student service programs, financial aid, and community programs as necessary.
7. Provide assistance to and coordinate with program Counselors.
8. Collect, organize and analyze statistical data concerning program students in relation to their academic progress and the provision of supportive services; create and maintain retention database in systems.
9. Research potential career opportunities with local community employers for students within the program.
10. Coordinate efforts between admissions, counseling and financial aid to ensure an effective in-take process for identified program students.
11. Identify and provide activities designed to assist students with transfer to four-year institutions.
12. Provide assistance in conducting various student informational and motivational workshops.
13. Provide assistance in preparing program project plans and reports
14. May make presentations to provide academic and program information to multicultural communities such as high schools and community-based organizations.
15. Perform other duties as assigned related to the job classification.


Knowledge of:

1. Process of matriculation within the community college system.
2. Retention strategies.
3. Resources, services, and programs provided by a community college which could be utilized to extend and improve retention efforts.
4. Public presentation methods and techniques.
5. Federal and State financial assistance programs.
6. Modern office methods and practices including computer and software usage such as word processing, database and spreadsheet applications.

Skills and Ability to:

1. Provide academic and career information to students which will be helpful in pursuing academic goals and job objectives.
2. Apply language skills to read, analyze and utilize procedures manuals, instructional textbooks, resource materials, and program/governmental regulations; write reports and correspondence; and effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of faculty, students and the general public.
3. Apply mathematical skills to add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimal; convert from one unit of measure to another; compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
4. Utilize reasoning skills to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
5. Effectively communicate and interact with persons of diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.
6. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with those contacted during the course of work.

Experience and Education:

1. Associate's degree from a two-year college or technical school; OR two years related experience and/or training; OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
2. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the individuals we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.


1. Typical office environment at both the college and local San Jose High Schools

Physical Demands:
1. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
2. Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
3. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone.
4. Seeing to read a variety of materials.

Interested applicants are to submit a resume & a letter of interest to Brandon Yanari at Please contact Brandon Yanari if you have any questions. This position is available now through April 31, 2024 with the possibility of extension.

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With student learning as its primary focus, the San José/Evergreen Community College District provides continuous access to a wide range of comprehensive and flexible post-secondary academic and occupational programs that prepare Silicon Valley residents of all ages for balanced and productive lives and successful careers. To reach these educational goals, the district provides the appropriate support services to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

In fulfilling this mission, the district assists students in achieving their educational and employment goals including, but not limited to, lower-division transfer and general education, two-year college degrees, certificates, distance learning opportunities, basic skills instruction, English as a Second Language, economic development, adult non-credit courses, targeted career training, and community services courses.

Human Resources

Human Resources serves those individuals dedicated to providing educational opportunities and critical support services to the students from our communities.  Our role is to attract the very best for our students to ensure that staff, faculty and administrators are skilled in their profession, sensitive to students needs and welcoming to all who come to San Jose-Evergreen Community College District.

Human Resources is to safe guard the interests of the District and promote the professional growth, health and well-being of all its employees. The Human Resources Services Group provides direct service and support to individual employees.  We work together with our partners at the colleges and district –wide operations to develop initiatives that foster the continuous development of our workforce.

The employees are the foundation upon which this District realizes the values it upholds through the dedication, leadership and understanding demonstrated by our faculty and staff.

San José/Evergreen Community College District is for the professional who is committed to equity and excellence, and attracted to a work environment dedicated to student success.  We welcome you to our community.

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