Under direction – plan, direct, implement, coordinate and evaluate career programs and services; develop programs to meet student needs; design presentations, case manage participants in step process of career assessment, assumes and performs related duties as required.
Plan, direct, implement, and evaluate center programs and services such as Career Center orientation, Career Development for Undecided majors, Career Fairs, KinderCaminata. Design presentation for new students to familiarize them on campus resources available to choose a career and major; maintain Career Center web site; develop and maintain electronic database of resources available; purchase publication resources. Maintain tracking system of students served; case manage participants in program, four step process of career assessment, interpret results, career exploration and referral to a counselor for an education plan. Marketing and recruitment of programs through media, class schedules and student handbooks; design, direct production and distribution of brochures, posters and fliers; provide presentations and serve on committees to community groups and businesses. Conducts tours of the Center; assists students in research of careers, colleges, Armed Services and other training programs; assists students and others with job applications, resumes and interview preparation; describes vocational and related tests to students; informs staff of new materials in Center; attends conferences and workshops.
This position reports to the designated manager assigned responsibility for the colleges career development program. It directs the work of student aides and part-time Classified staff.
Training and Experience
Any combination of training and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree with course work in counseling, human services or social sciences, and two years of experience in a position that involves principles and techniques of para-professional counseling related to student career choice.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: economic indicators and their impact on the labor market; career resources, standard industrial classification, occupational information; basic self appraisal (vocational) tools and techniques; a wide variety of vocational career opportunities and criteria for choosing those careers; computer applications.
Ability to: speak at orientations and presentations for students, community groups and businesses; research necessary material and resources on own initiative; prioritize and budget time, space and monetary resources; identify persons who should be referred for help beyond that which can be offered by the Center itself; evaluate and critique usefulness of a wide variety of guidance material; work with individuals from various socio-economic backgrounds.
In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
- Education 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
- Written and/or oral communication skills
- Problem Solving
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 an oral interview.
Meeting the minimum requirements of the position does not guarantee advancement in the selection process. Candidate qualifications will be assessed to determine those who meet and exceed requirements, and are deemed most competitive amongst the applicant pool to proceed.
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
- Problem solving skills
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. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Recruitment in the Human Resources Office for assistance.
Method of Application
For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the RSCCD application and upload all required documents online by the specified closing date for the position.
Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date:
- Resume (Required)
To be considered in the initial committee review, all materials required should be received by the Rancho Santiago Community College Office of Human Resources by the closing date and time. It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit all required materials listed above. This applicant pool may be used for vacancies in the same classification occurring within the next six months.
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 Rancho Santiago Community College District is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.