Classified Employment Opportunities
HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY PROGRAM RECRUITER
High School Equivalency Program
PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE
Monday, March 25, 2013*
*It is the candidates responsibility to be sure that all required materials reach Human Resources by 4:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration for the position. For applications received after the priority filing deadline where the committee has already begun the initial screening process, materials will be kept on file and only be considered if the initial screening is unsuccessful. Contact Human Resources for details.
The High School Equivalency Program at Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking a qualified individual with demonstrated student recruitment and career development skills to provide high quality services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. Under direction, represents SRJC High School Equivalency Program (HEP) in the community for student recruitment, placement and career development; works with community organizations and the Office of Migrant Education to identify migrant youth and adults who would benefit from participation in the SRJC HEP program and assist them in the process of enrollment in HEP. This is a categorically-funded, full-time, 12 months per year, Classified position. Generally, the work schedule will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The schedule may include occasional evenings and weekends so candidates must have scheduling flexibility to meet the changing needs of the department. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval.
The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) is administered by the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of HEP is to help migrant and seasonal agricultural workers and members of their immediate family who are 17 years or older and not currently enrolled in a high school obtain the equivalent of a high school diploma. HEP provides its students with preparation and support services to obtain the General Education Development (GED) certificate. HEP also provides assistance to participants to further their educational goal and knowledge so that they may obtain rewarding employment, be placed in an institution of higher education or other postsecondary education, training and/or military services.
Required Abilities and Knowledge: The ability to Follow oral and written directions; perform complex event coordination; create complex original draft correspondence; proofread documents for accuracy; maintain effective working relationships; communicate effectively both orally and in writing in both English and Spanish (bilingual abilities required); apply appropriate problem-solving skills to the coordination of program projects; promote the GED program and careers; demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for a diverse population.
The knowledge of special project coordination as it pertains to an educational institution; operation of personal computer and software programs, including word processing, email, spreadsheets, databases and graphics; proper English and Spanish usage, spelling, vocabulary and grammar.
Required Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in related discipline and demonstrated work experience in implementing student support services and activities to assist low income, first generation, and ethnically diverse students; experience in community building and outreach, preferably working with migrant or similar populations; OR the equivalent. Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
- Familiarity and experience in working with Migrant youth and adults.
- Three or more years of full time work experience in an educational or community based organization working with low-income, first generation and ethnically diverse students.
- Ability to conduct small and large group meetings in English and Spanish.
- Knowledge of migrant community resources.
- Minimum of two years case management experience with youth and adults.
- Experience in maintaining confidential student records, or records management.
If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at time of application.
The HEP Recruiter performs a broad range of duties with the purpose of implementing a successful HEP in Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino and Napa Counties. The Recruiter is responsible for recruiting students, linking them to academic, career development and cultural enrichment activities that support the HEP mission as outlined in the HEP Annual Plan. The Recruiter maintains effective liaison programs and relationships between HEP and community agencies, Migrant Education, local high schools and the community.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Explains the HEP mission, policies, procedures to prospective students and other community agencies; monitors and evaluates the HEP plan in collaboration with the HEP manager and in accordance with HEP guidelines; communicates in English and Spanish for presentations, recruitment events and at community events; coordinates delivery of services to HEP students; recruits new students for participation in HEP; coordinates participation of SRJC HEP sites in HEP events; creates brochures and other advertising materials in English and Spanish; assists HEP graduates in placement into identified next steps: College, Vocational Training, Military or improved Employment; ability to relate to and a familiarity with identified migrant population; may train and direct the work of student assistants, short-term, non-continuing employees and tutors.
In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:
PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
- A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Classified Application Form, Personal Data Form and Applicant Notification Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
- If applicable, completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents.
- A statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
- A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the Examples of Duties section of this announcement.
- Current Resume.
- Completed Supplemental Questionnaire.
- Copies of transcripts of all college level course work; unofficial copies acceptable (both sides), but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring. If transcripts are from an institution outside of the U.S., applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
(In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
$3,973 - $4,832 per month 2012/13 Classified Salary Schedule); salary reflects a 5% reduction for the 12/13 year with an equivalent amount of time off); maximum initial placement at $4,382 (placement within this range based on experience as documented in application materials.) Fringe benefits: The District offers a competitive health & benefits package for employees and eligible dependents (benefits premiums are pro-rated for part-time employees).Leave/Holiday time: Full-time classified members earn 8 hours of sick leave and start off accruing 6.67 hours of vacation for each month worked (accrual rate increases after third year of employment and rates are pro-rated for part-time employees). Employees are also compensated for holidays recognized by the District (14 holidays/year, pro-rated for part-time employees).
Classified employees are required to become a dues paying member of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), or pay a service fee.
MORE ABOUT SRJC
Application Materials & Procedures
To download job announcements and application materials, please go to http://www.santarosa.edu/hr/job-openings/job-openings.php or contact us to be mailed the materials to apply :
Human Resources Department
Santa Rosa Junior College
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive
MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
PHONE (707) 527-4954
FAX (707) 527-4967
The office is located in the Button Building on the college campus and is
open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
All documents included in your application file become the property of
the college and will not be returned. Your file for this opening
will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be
submitted for each opening.
is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required
materials are in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on
the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration.
Applications received after the priority filing deadline will be
considered only if the initial priority screening is unsuccessful.
Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those
applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited
to appear for oral interviews before a Screening Committee. The
Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the
Administration, the Classified Staff, the Student Body, and the Board
Santa Rosa Junior College does not reimburse candidates for expenses
related to the first interview, candidates traveling from out
of the area for administrative or full-time faculty positions who are selected as finalists will be offered a travel
stipend for their administrative interview(s).
you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability
in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the
Human Resources Department.
OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):
- In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
- Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
- Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant.s expense); and
- Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).
The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at www.santarosa.edu/police or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.
Equal Employment Opportunity
SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.