High School and Community Outreach Specialist

United States, North America
Mar 14, 2014

High School and Community Outreach Specialist

Admissions and Records/Student Services/Santiago Canyon College

40 hours/week, 12 months/year

2013-2014 CSEA Salary Range
Grade 13 $47,831.46 - $61,092.40/year

The District shall contribute up to $22,560.12 per fiscal year toward employee and dependent(s) medical/dental coverage; contribute $1350 per fiscal year toward dependent(s) or employee medical/dental coverage or other approved deductions consistent with IRS regulations; provide life insurance of a minimum of $50,000 and a maximum not to exceed the annual salary of the employee. Holidays, sick days, and vacation are earned in accordance with the CSEA contract. Payroll deductions include the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and Social Security.

Starting Date: As soon as possible after the offer of employment.

Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 5:00 pm

Under general direction, plans and coordinates outreach and articulation programs; serves as liaison with district administrators on matters related to recruitment, outreach and articulation; participates in the development and oversees the implementation of policies and procedures related to areas of responsibility; directs the work of paraprofessionals, classified staff and student workers assigned to the program; assumes and performs related duties as required.

Coordinates, facilitates, and monitors student recruitment and articulation activities; may provide leadership to college student outreach and recruitment programs directed at the district high schools; gives outreach presentations to high schools, agencies, community organizations and/or businesses; schedules and monitors visitations; works with local high school and district representatives relative to effective outreach and high school relations programs; closely coordinates outreach responsibilities with other departments such as EOPS, Admissions, Counseling, Financial Aid, special outreach programs, and instruction; assists in the development of presentation packages, including flyers, brochures, newsletters, press releases and multi-media presentations; trains and directs the work of staff or paraprofessionals assigned to the program; provides training for college faculty and staff in areas such as presentation packages and outreach programs; works closely with other special outreach staff and programs to increase the number of under-represented groups attending; prepares an annual calendar of activities and services; may assist in monitoring the program budget, data collection, and developing reports.

This classification reports to the designated manager/administrator.

Any combination of training and/or experience equivalent to two years working with high school and college students; experience giving oral presentations; some college education preferred. Knowledge of good concepts of practices of recruitment, marketing and public relations; excellent communication skills, both spoken and written. Ability to communicate effectively; be sensitive to students with special needs; learn, understand, and explain high school and college curriculum and regulations; work a flexible schedule; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse population of students, community agencies and the public. Interpersonal relations skills that demonstrate the capability to work with the many constituencies involved in high school and the community. Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license with a driving record that meets minimum standards established by the district's insurance carrier.

Selection Criteria
Application Screening
In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interview:

• Educational experience (breadth and depth)
• Work experience (breadth and depth)
• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
• Bilingual ability (if needed)
• Demonstrated experience in working with diverse socio-economic communities
• Professional growth activities
• Specialized skills training
• Leadership skills

Based upon the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and oral interview.

Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview.
During the oral session, those selected for interviews will, in addition to the above, also be evaluated on the following factors:

•  Oral communication skills
• Presentation
• Problem solving

A predetermined set of questions will be asked of all applicants interviewed.
Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure correct evaluation of their qualifications. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants.

Method of Application
For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the online district classified application by the specified closing date for the position at www.rsccd.edu. All materials must be submitted online. A computer which can only access RSCCD employment website and scanner to upload application materials/documents (no USB) are available at the Human Resources Department, 2323 North Broadway, Santa Ana, California, 92706, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date:
•  Resume (Optional)
• Any additional supplemental materials (Optional)

This applicant pool may be used for vacancies in the same classification occurring within the next six months.

Pre-Employment Requirements
Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide current verification of a negative TB test or chest x-ray, complete the district's fingerprinting process, and bring proof of their legal right to work in the United States. Cost of TB testing, fingerprinting and the fee for criminal record check will be paid for by the candidates.

The District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status or sexual orientation.

The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact the Human Resources Office for assistance.

Post: Wednesday, March 5, 2014