Professional Expert, Project Assistant-Guided Pathways and Dual Enrollment



Definition

Under direction of the Project Director, Guided Pathways & Dual Enrollment, responsible for coordinating, overseeing and participating in various operations, activities and special projects in support of Guided Pathways implementation. This will include efforts to expand pathways from high school to community college by assisting with efforts to recruit and enroll high school students in the College’s dual enrollment program. Will serve as a liaison with local high schools to answer questions, organize informational events, recruit and enroll students, and monitor student progress.

POSITION CHARACTERISTICS:
This is a Professional Expert position to provide support for the Guided Pathways and Dual Enrollment Program. Outstanding communication skills and the ability to collaborate with campus staff and external partners are especially valued. Experience or skills coordinating projects across functional areas or teams is critical to success.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Provides technical and administrative support to the Project Director, Guided Pathways & Dual Enrollment with implementation of the Guided Pathways grant.
  • Supports Guided Pathways team with scheduling, coordinating, and presenting information related to Guided Pathways and high school dual enrollment options, including general college information, to prospective students at local area high schools, community organizations, on-campus events, and other locations.
  • Provides information to students, parents and school personnel about dual enrollment-specific program eligibility, the College application process, and course registration.
  • Assists prospective students with completion of dual enrollment program forms, and offers support in assistance with other various related forms such as College application forms, fee waivers, and federal financial aid forms.
  • Evaluates dual enrollment program forms submitted by students to determine eligibility for inclusion within program regulations and guidelines and College policies and procedures.
  • Proactively contact students with incomplete or missing information to submit the necessary forms to maintain program eligibility.
  • Provides subject matter expert support to Admissions and Records staff so they can assist with researching, interpreting, clarifying, and resolving a variety of problems dealing with, but not limited to, admissions, registration, residency, student enrollment status, and fees for dually enrolled high school students.
  • Assist Project Director, Guided Pathways & Dual Enrollment with creating reports and presentations on Guided Pathways development and dual enrollment program participation to update internal and external stakeholders, including annual reports to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.
  • Serve as a point of contact for the College with current and prospective students and area high schools.
  • Work with high school personnel to monitor student attendance and performance in College courses; communicate regularly with high school teachers, counselors and administrators to evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications and Physical Demands

    Education and Experience:
    • Associate’s degree in a social or human services field or education AND
    • At least one year of experience working with student populations, preferably in a high school or community college setting.
    • Or, any combination of education and experience that would provide the required qualifications for the position.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work in a team, as well as being self-motivated.
    • Skilled in using Microsoft applications, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


    Conditions of Employment

    This position will be OPEN UNTIL FILLED .

    This is a professional expert, 20-hour per week position. The District reserves the right to extend, modify, or eliminate this position based upon available funds. The normal hours of work will be arranged with the supervisor between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. However, some flexibility such as evenings and weekends may be required to meet the needs of the department. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.
    • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
    • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)
    The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

    Additional Information

    SALARY
    PE Step 15 ($19.00 per hour)
    Medical benefits available at employee cost.

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for this opportunity, you must submit a COMPLETE application packet. A complete application packet includes:
    1. A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application
    2. A current resume (as a separate attachment - PDF recommended)
    3. A cover letter providing evidence and examples that show education, experience, knowledge, and abilities to meet the requirements of the position (as a separate attachment - PDF recommended)
    APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
    Electronic applications may be completed by visiting www.cccd.edu/employment . Once you have completed an electronic application, you may apply to open positions within the Coast Community College District by submitting the application and all other required materials. Required materials differ for each open position and must be complete when submitted for a specific posting. Instructions for completing applications and applying to posted positions are available online or by calling Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4714 or (714) 438-4716.

    All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned. Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755.

    Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate 'n/a' (not applicable). If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank. Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate your name and the job to which you are applying.

    Disability Accommodations: If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4714 OR (714) 438-4716.

    SELECTION PROCEDURES:
    1. Applicants who are deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to discuss their qualifications in an interview with the College/District. Please note: Possession of the desired qualifications does not ensure an interview .
    2. If any travel is required for an applicant to participate in-person during the interview process, this will be done so at the candidate's own expense .
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
    1. The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
    2. The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
    3. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    4. A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is on file and will be provided upon request.
    The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community College , Golden West College , and Orange Coast College . The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services and student support services. Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs.
    Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

    Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
    The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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