Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.
The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.
Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!
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Job Summary Application Deadline: Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
NOTE: Application materials that are submitted on the last day of application and are timed out will not be accepted.
Department: Career Education
Months worked out of the Year: 12 months
Work hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Shift Differential: None
Starting Salary Range: Range: CL-41: $5,371 (Step A) or $5,680 (Step B) Based on education and experience
Anticipated Start Date: November 2023
Under the general direction of an assigned manager, the specialist will develop and execute a case management system to provide students with career readiness skills and employment preparation strategies. They will prepare students to obtain and retain positions as interns, co-op students, student workers, and permanent employees. The specialist collaborates with and is a resource to Career Education (CTE) departments and faculty to ensure that all program-related milestones and regional, district, and department goals are achieved.
Coordinate, develop and ensure compliance for all mandated requirements from the Strong Workforce Program.
Serve as a resource to faculty to embed learning strategies and practice-based experiences into coursework.
Collaborate regionally to develop best practices and procedures for the position.
Identify regional employer resources as facilitated by the Dean and employer advisory boards.
Be a resource to faculty to support and expand upon employer contacts and engagement.
Assess outcomes and procedures to develop systematic Work-Based Learning (WBL) policies for the institution.
Conduct employment preparation activities for students and faculty.
Develop and implement employment preparation and job placement activities.
Track and supply employment data to administration, faculty and students. Analyze and interpret data to produce reports, fact sheets, graphic presentations, and summaries of job placement outcomes.
Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
Work closely with the Employer Engagement and Work-Based Learning (WBL) and Job Placement Workgroups, regional job developers, and industry sector leads to identify and post WBL and job opportunities.
Provide direct support to students, including information and guidance about requirements of specific occupations; job market trends; proper work habits; and techniques for competing for jobs, including appropriate dress, preparing resumes, and interviewing strategies.
Receive and process job orders from employers and match qualified students and alumni with employment opportunities; provide support to both employers and students.
Design and implement recruitment of students to participate in job placement activities.
Perform special research studies or projects as assigned to support the Career Education Division. Analyze, explain, and recommend solutions or improvements based on gathered data.
Handle sensitive and confidential information relating to students.
Attend meetings and assist as requested by dean or supervisor.
Answer telephones and provide information and assistance; take and relay messages; explain departmental policies, procedures and functions according to established guidelines; respond to requests for information and assistance from other district officials, students, staff and the public.
Create and develop public relations materials, brochures, newsletters, flyers, and surveys to collect data for job placement outcomes.
Maintain departmental area(s) in a safe, clean and orderly condition; assure compliance with established safety procedures and regulations.
Operate a variety of office equipment and machines including personal computer, copier, fax, etc.
Attend conferences, meetings, and events as required.
Perform related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
Modern office practices, procedures and equipment, including computer hardware and software.
Telephone techniques and etiquette.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Letter and report writing and proof-reading techniques.
Organization and collection of data.
Computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases, and PowerPoint.
State and Federal employment laws; Education and Government Code.
Intermediate research concepts.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Job placement methods and techniques.
Strong organizational and record keeping skills.
Prepare and conduct workshops, orientations, presentations, and deliver training to a wide variety of groups.
Learn, interpret and communicate effectively, rules, regulations, policies and procedures related to assigned personnel functions.
Be open to change.
Perform clerical duties such as filing, duplicating, typing and maintaining records.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Understand and follow oral and written directions.
Have a positive attitude and work collaboratively with staff from all divisions.
Plan and organize work; work independently to meet schedules and time lines.
Interpret complex data and analyze it against appropriate laws and codes to make inferences, provide direction and recommendations.
Connect the inter-related state laws, federal laws, Education Code, Government Code, Titles; Learn and research Assembly Bills, and district policies and procedures; know which of the previous may supersede others. Relate these items to varying situations.
Maintain records and prepare reports.
Network with the community to publicize and promote offerings of College Career Technical Education Instructional Programs.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt and effective course of action.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in a relevant field, and at least three years of progressively responsible experience related to student employment and career services; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district's vehicle insurance program.
Subject to constant interruptions and frequent interactions with staff and public.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
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REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS (APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING TWO ITEMS):
A current resume.
A 1 - 2 page cover letter addressing how you meet the qualifications of the position.
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Under Federal Law, employers are required to verify that all new employees are eligible for employment in the United States. Prior to appointment to a position, you must present acceptable proof of your identity and authorization to work in the United States.
GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.
Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who require accommodations for completing the application process or interviewing should notify the Human Resources Department by emailing D-HR-Jobs@gcccd.edu.
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful fingerprint clearance. A processing fee plus Live Scan fee will be required.
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.
The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.
The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.
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Transforming lives through learning isn’t just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective. The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens. The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer. Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!
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