This position is categorically funded and contingent upon funding at the time of hire.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Umoja Program: The Umoja Program is a statewide community network of resources and educators, who are “committed to the personal growth and self–actualization of African American and other students”. SCC’s Umoja program is a community gathering space for African American/Black, and other students to come together to honor and celebrate Black Excellence, and to discuss the real issues that affect students and the broad African American/Black community. Black Student Center: The Black student center promotes academic development, achievement, and student support to all students and with a focus on Black/African American students. A component of the Black student center is the Umoja program which is a statewide community network of resources and educators, who are committed to the personal growth and self–actualization of African American and other students. SCC’s Black student center and Umoja program is a community gathering space for African American/Black, and other students to come together and celebrate Black excellence, discuss issues that affect students and create a sense of belonging for the broad African American/Black community.
Under general direction, develops, coordinates and implements student services programs, including the assignment of projects and tasks to staff and the supervision of projects and program activities; directs the daily operations of student services programs; develops reports; implements program policies according to regulations.
Develops, implements, coordinates, and directs student services activities and student-related leadership programs. Supervises data collection and the maintenance of detailed student records. Works directly and consults with students, project staff, faculty and managers in providing information and coordinating project activities. Writes comprehensive reports pertaining to program goals, achievements, and evaluations. Trains office personnel and assigns work to staff. Monitors progress of staff and program activities. Prepares and presents written and oral reports and charts regarding technical and strategic aspects of the program. Represents the program at community and college functions.
Coordinates the process for recruitment and selection of students for various programs. Develops and coordinates procedures: for students in order to develop individualized educational plans in consultation with counselors; that result in an assessment and counseling program with provision for monitoring students progress in achieving academic success; for providing classroom, tutorial and study opportunities for project participants designed to assure college success and subsequent retention in college; a program of career development utilizing program, college, and community resources; for student life and leadership activities, including advising student government, clubs and organizations; that will offer a systematic program in transfer orientation, visitation, and selection of four-year colleges and universities, and maintains critical contacts and working relationships with university-level personnel; for a tracking system for effective record keeping, monitoring of project activities, program outcomes, and coordinates the oversight of fiscal budgets for the program.
This class reports to a designated manager/administrator and may function in the absence of the manager/administrator as the liaison within the college and with external agencies relative to student services. This class directs and provides training for the staff, including student assistants and consultants. This class also coordinates the work of faculty within the student services; and consults with college administration and faculty regarding related program issued.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree and four years experience which demonstrates knowledge of student services programs or in the coordination of leadership and student activities. Experience should be in implementing state or federally governed programs and in interpreting and following statues and regulations. Experience should consist of working with students from diverse cultural, economic, and linguistic backgrounds.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Good Knowledge of: Student services models designed to meet the needs of disadvantaged students; student equity program components; approaches to multi-cultural education; cross-cultural communication; tracking and monitoring systems or budgets; report writing; advisement techniques; oral and written communication techniques; organizational procedures; community college programs and policies; local community organizations, schools and colleges; principles of training, supervision or leadership development; principles of public contact and public relations; methods and procedures of academic and/or career advisement.
Ability to: Lead, train, and direct the work of a diverse staff; develop, implement, and coordinate program components for a diverse student population; establish and maintain effective relationships with students, staff, faculty, and community members; train and supervise staff; advise students or student organizations in relevant content areas; initiate and write comprehensive reports; make effective oral presentations to diverse audiences; evaluate program effectiveness and make recommendations for procedural modifications; establish co-curricular learning experiences; communicate effectively with college personnel and community leaders; read, understand and interpret complex program regulations; provide direct support services to students; organize complex projects and timelines.
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 in Spanish or Vietnamese
- 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 on 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 be notified of such before the interview date. 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 the correct evaluation of their qualifications. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. The 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. The candidates will pay the cost of TB testing, fingerprinting, and the criminal record check fee.
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.