Educational Talent Search Specialist

Location
Linda, Yuba County / Loma Rica, Yuba County / Marysville, Yuba County
Posted
May 05, 2014


YUBA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Human Resources Development and Personnel Services Building 100A, Room 21
2088 North Beale Road, Marysville, CA 95901 TTY (hearing impaired): (530) 634-7760
Visit our Web Site at: www.yccd.edu

CLASSIFIED RECRUITMENT
CATEGORICALLY FUNDED – POSITION CONTINGENT UPON CONTINUED FUNDING AND BOARD APPROVAL

POSITION: EDUCATIONAL TALENT SEARCH SPECIALIST – (Up TO 3 POSITIONS) 1.0 FTE –10-11 MONTHS

DEPARTMENT: EDUCATIONAL TALENT SEARCH

FINAL FILING DATE: TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014 BY 12:00 NOON. (POSTMARKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED)

LOCATION: *SCHEDULED TO BE ASSIGNED TO: YUBA COLLEGE

SALARY: $2880.90 - $4063.96/MO. (Range 24, CSEA Salary Schedule, initial placement will not be higher than the above listed salary, the top step for this position is $4063.96/MO.)

BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of the Supervisor of the Educational Talent Search Program (ETS), assist in the delivery of daily support services on and off-campus for low-income and potential first-generation college students; provide personal, vocational and academic advice; assist with program development, planning and implementation.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
• Assist in developing and implementing programs and services to recruit and retain program participants; participate in the evaluation of program effectiveness; prepare necessary reports. (E)
• Provide assistance to students in identifying and developing educational, career needs and goals. (E)
• Explain program services to students, parents, staff, high schools and community agencies. (E)
• Assist in developing departmental in-service programs and activities to promote education, develop awareness of
participants’ needs and improve communications; conduct workshops and training sessions. (E)
• Review, analyze and process applications and make decisions regarding eligibility status. (E)
• Assist students in completing forms; arrange placement exams as necessary; conduct workshops on the completion of
required forms. (E)
• Consult with secondary school counselors and teachers regarding student’s high school academics, monitor student progress
and coordinate tutor assistance as needed. (E)
• Maintain program records; gather and provide program data for inclusion into special reports. (E)
• Provide personal, financial, academic, career advice to program students as necessary. (E)
• Assist in coordination of the program activities and workshops and assist participants in completing required forms; and
assist with the transportation of program participants. (E)
• Assist in coordination of the Educational Components and assist participants in completing required forms. (E)
• Conduct program workshops at high schools and on parent nights; make presentations; interview students and parents; inform
students and parents of the Educational Talent Search Program. (E)
• Assist in recruiting, selecting of, training and providing work direction to Tutor/Advisors. (E)
• Assist in planning, organizing and evaluating of the Educational Talent Search operations. (E)
• Participate in a variety of Educational Talent Search and related advisory committees; on and off campus meetings;
professional meetings and workshops as approved. (E)
• Maintain current knowledge of rules, regulations and guidelines related to Educational Talent Search programs; assure
compliance with rules and regulations; participate in the analysis of the new or proposed legislation for possible impact on
the program. (E)
• Assist in coordinating field trips and college visits; assist participants in completing required forms. (E)
• Perform related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE OF:
• Interviewing techniques
• Methods and practices of record-keeping and reporting
• Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
• Oral and written communication skills

ABILITY TO:
• Analyze, interpret, apply and explain policies and procedures
• Learn Educational Talent Search Program requirements, guidelines, goals and objectives
• Interview effectively and obtain relevant facts
• Make presentations to groups
• Organize and assemble data and prepare reports
• Learn fundamentals of college procedures and services applicable to Education Talent Search students
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
• Work independently with little direction
• Train and provide work direction to tutors
• Work confidentially with discretion
• Learn District organization, operations, policies and objectives
• Learn applicable sections of State Education Code and other applicable laws
• Appreciate and understand the diverse socio-economic, cultural, ethnic and academic background of community college students
• Operate office equipment including a computer

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: Associate Degree and two years of experience working with educationally and economically disadvantaged students in an educational environment.

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
• Valid driver’s license

ENVIRONMENT:
• Indoor/outdoor environment
• Driving a vehicle to conduct work • Constant interruptions

PHYSICAL ABILITIES:
• Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations
• Seeing to read a variety of materials
• Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
• Sitting for extended periods of time
• Lifting light objects

REQUIRED DUTIES: Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

* This position is anticipated to be assigned to Yuba College but may be assigned temporarily or permanently within the District.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Categorically funded positions are contingent upon funding. In accordance to Board Policy, smoking is restricted in many areas of the Yuba Community College District. Woodland Community College is a tobacco free campus.

WORK DAY, WORK WEEK, and WORK YEAR: The District has the right to establish work day, work week, work year; hours of positions within the District may vary.

INTERVIEW: Candidates selected for an interview will be required to visit Yuba Community College District at his/her own expense upon a date selected by the District. Meeting minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.

FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS: Must include a U.S. evaluation and translation. Contact the Human Resources website for a list of agencies providing foreign transcript services.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment is dependent upon Department of Justice (DOJ) clearance; all fees are the responsibility of the selected candidates and serves the purpose of obtaining a criminal history as authorized by the California Education Code. All prospective employees shall be required to provide verification of TB test.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT: Yuba Community College District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and guarantees equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation and does not discriminate in its educational programs, in employment nor in any other of its activities.

BENEFITS/SALARY: The District offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees and dependents for positions whose FTE is .60 or higher, valued at over $20,821.20 annually with a $178.50 monthly out of pocket expense to employees + dependents for their monthly medical premiums. The package includes health, dental, vision, one (1) life insurance policy and an Employee Assistance program. Additional benefits include contributions to the Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS) which is integrated with Social Security, 457/403b options, Vacation days - 7.33 hrs per month for the first year, 96 hrs per years 1-5, 12 sick days and 20 holidays.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE & DEADLINE: A District Classified application and the EEO Statement (WORD Document) are required. The application is available at the Office of Human Resources, 2088 North Beale Road, Building 100A, Room 21, Marysville, CA 95901 or visit our Web Site athttp://www.yccd.edu/hr. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the final filing date in the Human Resources Office by TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014 BY 12:00 NOON.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure all application materials are received by the District. All submitted materials become District property, will not be returned or copied and will be considered for this recruitment only. Faxed, emailed, incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.



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