Job Details
Program Specialist, TRIO
Classified
Upward Bound
04/01/2022
05/13/2022
Opened until filled

PROGRAM SPECIALIST - TRIO

FIRST REVIEW MAY 13, 2022 - OPEN UNTIL FILLED

SALARY RANGE 117

$3,553 TO $4,242 PER MONTH

$42,636 TO $50,909 PER YEAR

12 MONTHS / 40 HOURS PER WEEK POSITION, MONDAY - FRIDAY

PRIMARY WORK LOCATION: WEED CAMPUS

Under the direction of the TRiO Director, conduct recruitment and new student orientation, explain the college application, admissions and financial aid process, and present related workshops and activities. Provides general information to students, parents (if applicable), staff, instructors, academic counselors, and the general public about program services, program policies and procedures, particularly in areas of academic support and financial aid. Responsible for the collection and
gathering of data, maintenance of databases, and preparation of a variety of statistical records and reports related to assignment. Serve as a retention liaison working with academic counselors, administrators and other staff.

  • Plan, organize and perform a variety of administrative and technical duties in support of the day-to-day operations of assigned program and coordination of component functions in the delivery of specialized services to students. Develop and maintain a variety of files and computerized databases prepare reports, flyers, correspondence and other informational materials for assigned programs. Answer telephone calls, technical questions and e-mails from students, instructors, counselors and/or parents.

  • Serve as primary contact for students in the EOPS/CARE, SSS, Career/Technology education, Upward Bound or other programs as assigned. Prepare and conduct program specific orientation
    sessions and student workshops. Develop and monitor support programs and activities designed to facilitate the achievement of students’ educational goals including orientation, tutorial services, and extracurricular activities such as field trips to college campuses, personal enrichment workshops, cultural activities, honors banquet, and graduation reception. Refer students to services available both on and off campus including tutors, advisors or counselors as required.

  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and of staff and students with physical and learning disabilities. Perform research and data gathering to assess program and participant success, assist in preparing grant proposals and reports for review and approval of the Director administer financial grants to students.

  • Assist in the recruitment, selection, training and evaluation of program staff, including instructors and workshop presenters, tutors and summer residential staff, provide work direction and
    guidance to assigned student assistants coordinate work schedules.

  • Coordinate with other departments on campus to assure that effective services are provided to program students communicate with students, staff, parents (if applicable), other departments, outside agencies and targeted schools to exchange information, resolve issues and coordinate activities.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.

  • Associate’s degree in a related field or

  • Two (2) years of increasingly responsible work experience in a college setting with and/or a student service program.

  • Operate a computer and assigned software.

 

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid California driver’s license

  • Must have an acceptable driving record and current vehicle insurance meeting state of California requirements.

  • Regular Attendance

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • General functions, policies, rules and regulations of a community college. Applicable Education laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures including FERPA. California Master Plan for Higher Education, Student Equity & Achievement and the role of the community college.

  • Assist with understanding community college policies, procedures and processes such as transfer requirements, program development, financial aid, counseling/advising, disabled student programs career development/employment, testing, and tutoring.

  • Analyze student needs and confer with school personnel to make determinations as to the appropriate placement and course of action. Learn, understand and explain the meaning of assessment scores. Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, procedures, precedents and policies related to the assigned program. Investigate and analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and make recommendations. Plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in a situation where numerous diverse demands are involved. Process and evaluate a variety of program applications, forms and documents.

  • Understanding needs and sensitivities of special and disadvantaged student populations in relation to working effectively with such groups identified. Awareness of disabled and at-risk student capabilities and behaviors. Effectively assist students who have different learning styles and differing levels of academic achievement.

  • Modern office practices and procedures including filing, the operation of the office, equipment, computers, record keeping and assigned software. Participate in related training, data collection and program evaluation functions. Principles of providing work direction and guidance to others. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Compile, assemble, maintain and disseminate a variety of resource and informational materials. Familiarity of social media platforms as well as college’s LMS – Canvas. Write reports, correspondence and informational presentations for staff and students. Use of proper English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Practices of public speaking, interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

  • Assist with research projects as requested. Utilize reasoning to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Apply research results to program planning and advisement services, as appropriate.

 

Benefits:

The District offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage to employees and qualified dependents. In addition, the District provides vacation, sick leave and paid holidays. The employee participates in CalPERS through District and employee contributions. 

Selection Process:

After the preliminary screening, selected candidates will be invited to the campus for an initial interview with the Search Committee. Videoconference interviews (in lieu of an in-person initial interview) will be offered. Candidates to be interviewed will be selected from applicants who most closely meet the minimum and desired qualifications. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. The Search Committee will recommend finalists to the Superintendent/President for a final interview.

The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely filling of the position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available.

Conditions of Employment:

Employees must satisfy all the pre-employment requirements prior to appointment that include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis clearance (EC 87408.6), fingerprint processing, and verification of their legal right to work in the United States. A pre-employment physical examination may be required.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in completing the application or interview process must notify the Human Resources Office in advance.

College of the Siskiyous is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry or political or organizational affiliation.

College of the Siskiyous is accredited by the Accrediting commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. 

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