Program Specialist SYE - (Title V Grant 2019-2024)

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 17, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Antelope Valley College


Program Specialist SYE - (Title V Grant 2019-2024)

Salary:  $3,710.20 Monthly

Deadline:  1/13/2021 11:59 PM Pacific


Complete job description and application available online at:



Under the direction of the Director of Second Year Experience, serve as a liaison to high school district, campus and community organizations and general public on matters related to recruitment and outreach; participate in campus and community events and activities, assist in setting priorities for marketing, solicitation and showcasing college programs and services.



E= indicates essential elements of the position

• Develop, plan and organize a variety of student and community- related programs, events and activities, city and organizational fairs, festivals, campus activities and meetings. (E)

• Assist in the development and implementation of strategies to promote attendance at Antelope Valley College and higher education institutions. (E)

• Assist in developing and implementing strategies to promote recruitment and retention at AVC including but not limited to high school orientations and welcome week activities. (E)

• Coordinate the dissemination of college program and service information and the financial aid process to a variety of populations via presentations, direct mail campaigns, telephone campaigns, etc. (E)

• Serve as a liaison between prospective students, current students and college departments. (E)

• Serve as a liaison to community groups, organizations, other higher education institutions, the high schools, middle schools and/or elementary schools. (E)

• Plan and conduct student, campus and community events. (E)

• Attend and participate in community, city and organizational fairs, festivals and meetings and committees.

• Assist in the maintenance of a database of prospective students and community contacts, provide follow up activities, prepare handbooks, public relations materials and policies to assist and aid in enrollment related activities.

• Assist in office record keeping and filing activities, assemble data and prepare reports, maintain a variety of equipment and inventory.

• Recruit, train and provide work direction student ambassador corps including but not limited to initial and on-going training, meetings, office duties, and off-site staffing of events.

• Maintain correct knowledge of computer and related techniques that affect recruitment and retention and enrollment management practices.

• Some travel required.

• Perform other duties as assigned.




Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school and training or at least two years of work experience with high school and college students and/or target groups in marketing, public relations and information campaigns; experience giving oral presentations. 




• Methods and techniques in working with prospective students

• Methods and techniques in working with college students and groups

• Modern office practices, procedures and equipment

• Statistical record-keeping techniques

• Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy

• Principles of training and providing work direction

• Concepts of recruitment, marketing and public relations

• Proper lifting techniques



• Learn applicable section of State education code and other applicable laws

• Learn and apply district operations, policies, and objectives

• Learn and apply the philosophy, objectives, and policies of student services

• Work a flexible schedule involving evening, weekend and holiday hours

• Learn, understand and explain college preparatory curriculum for high school students, college curriculum and regulations

• Learn, understand and explain Financial Aid application and general processes

• Lift, move and break down equipment, displays, furniture and totes used for various events and presentations

• Maintain accurate records

• Work independently with little supervision

• Meet schedules and deadlines

• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others

• Direct a team of student workers

• Communicate effectively in all methods of communications with diverse populations

• Travel within the service area of the college



• Valid Driver's License and current auto insurance as required by state law

• Work a variable schedule to accommodate evening, weekend and holiday hours



• Indoor and outdoor work environment

• May be in excess heat or cold weather

• Evening, weekend and holiday hours

• Driving a vehicle to conduct work as required by position



• Walking to review activity program and sites

• Standing to disseminate information

• Lifting heavy objects up to 50+ pounds

• Pulling/Pushing heavy objects on dollies or carts


For a complete listing and details of all open positions and how to apply, select the HR & Employment link on the AVC Web site at or contact the Human Resources Office at (661) 722-6311; Voice/Relay, (661) 722-6300 x. 6360, 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536.