Classified Employment Opportunities
SCHOLARSHIP TECHNICIAN - 75%
PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
(initial screening date - open until filled)
The Scholarship Department of Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking a qualified individual with demonstrated student service skills to join an outstanding team of faculty, staff, and, and administrators to provide high quality services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. This is a part-time (75%), 12 months per year general and categorically funded Classified position in the Scholarship Department. Hours of work will generally be between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Hours or days may vary depending on service and outreach needs. Candidates must have scheduling flexibility to meet the changing needs of the departments. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval.
The Scholarship Department staff are dedicated to helping students reach their education goals and receive scholarship assistance. The department assists students with specific questions about Doyle Scholarships, Foundation Scholarships, and our growing Business/Community Scholarship Program. We also operate a Scholarship Resource Center to assist in scholarship searches.
Under general supervision, coordinate the application and award process for SRJC scholarship programs; disburse scholarship funds to eligible students; advise students regarding possible sources for grants and scholarships; serve as liaison to counselors and interact with the public regarding scholarship program; may serve as a lead worker to other classified staff in the department; supervise student and short-term, non-continuing employees; and perform related work as required.
Required Abilities and Knowledge:
The ability to analyze the academic records and financial needs of students to determine their scholarship award eligibility; apply scholarship award eligibility criteria in a fair, consistent and objective way; compile and analyze data concerning projected student financial assistance; maintain cooperative working relationships; ascertain and evaluate the qualifications of scholarship applicants; learn and interpret complex rules and policies and apply with good judgment; communicate in English; monitor, track and compile statistical information; give and follow oral and written directions; make complex arithmetic calculations; train and direct the work of student assistants; work under strict deadlines; multitask with interruptions and transition from one task to another; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse population.
The knowledge of scholarship assistance programs available for students; educational programs, policies and procedures; budgets and revenue control; modern office practices including filing, proofreading, formatting, report writing and basic bookkeeping and fiscal management; operation of personal computer software programs including word processing and spreadsheet tools; proper reception and telephone etiquette.
Preferred additional knowledge: Operation of personal computer software programs designed specifically for the financial aid process, Federal and State regulations and SRJC policies governing student privacy and access to educational records.
Required Education/Experience: Graduation from high school and some related college coursework AND increasingly responsible financial services experience, such as in a scholarship, financial aid or accounting environment; OR the equivalent.
- Associate's degree
- Some public contact experience in a college, financial or public service area
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 Scholarship Technician assists in planning, organizing and coordinating the SRJC scholarship programs; determines applicants academic eligibility and financial need; monitors award recipients continued academic eligibility; and uses professional judgment to approve or deny student requests for award eligibility in the event of special conditions or student petitions for policy appeal.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Evaluates scholarship applications and supporting documents for accuracy, clarity and completeness according to State rules, District policy and SRJC Foundation regulations to determine basic eligibility for SRJC scholarship programs; verifies academic information reported on scholarship applications and additional documents; performs GPA and financial needs analysis; calculates repayments or refunds for students or District in the event of award or payment error; monitors students academic progress to evaluate continued scholarship eligibility; approves or denies student petitions for special conditions or policy appeals; processes scholarship applications; recommends award packages; may make presentations to students and parents regarding scholarship aid availability and process; answers questions regarding scholarship awards, eligibility and processes; corrects student information on computer database using specialized financial software; may develop and maintain the Scholarship web site, including information and on-line scholarship applications.
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 and Personal Data Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
- If applicable, completed Equivalency Application.
- 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 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.
(In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
$3,187 - $3,875 per month (2013/14 Salary Schedule); maximum initial placement at $3,514 per month (placement within this range is based on assessment of previous experience as documented in application materials). Qualified bilingual candidates will be entitled to a 5% bilingual stipend in addition to the base hourly salary. Fringe benefits: The District offers a competitive health & benefits package for employees and eligible dependents (benefits 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).
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.