Student Success & Support Specialist II (TEMPORARY)
Ventura County Community College District
Salary: $27.34 Hourly
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: Provisional-016
Location: Ventura College (Ventura CA), CA
Department: VC - Student Affairs
This recruitment is being conducted to fill a temporary assignment at Ventura College only and is not being conducted to establish an eligibility list from which regular appointments will be made, as such this recruitment may close at any time.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
You will organize and implement programs, services, and activities associated with the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) to enhance student success for prospective, new, and continuing students and serve as liaison between the college and local educational institutions and community organizations with regard to outreach and recruitment efforts.
WHERE YOU'LL WORK
Established in 1925, Ventura College was one of the first community colleges in California and currently has an enrollment of 14,500 students. Located approximately 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara, the 112-acre campus is set in the rolling hills of Ventura - so close to the ocean that there is a clear view of the Channel Islands from several spots on campus.
More information can be found on the Ventura College website.
WHO WE ARE
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our culture and the work that we do within the Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD). The VCCCD is a public community college district serving residents throughout Ventura County. The VCCCD's three colleges - Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College - offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training; basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement. The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators promote academic excellence. This creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, the VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and committed group of faculty, staff, and administrators who are dedicated to the success of all college students.
We encourage candidates who are equity-minded to submit an application for employment. We are designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions committed to racial and socio-economic diversity as it reflects our communities and student populations. We actively seek to attract candidates who share this commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The Ventura County Community College District ensures that all employees and applicants for positions will have equal opportunity for employment regardless of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.
This is considered a temporary provisional assignment. As such, employees hired in this capacity are considered at will and do not accrue property interest in the assignment and are not eligible for benefits.
Organize and implement programs and activities in support of the core services provided by the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) including registration, assessment, orientation, educational planning, and follow-up. E
Serve as liaison between the college and local educational institutions and community organizations with regard to outreach and recruitment efforts; organize and conduct outreach sessions at local schools and community venues. E
Identify and contact students who have not completed the core services provided by SSSP including registration, assessment, orientation, educational planning, and follow-up, and assist them with completing such services. E
Inform students of academic and support services and deadlines associated with tutoring, supplemental workshops, counseling, financial aid, EOPS/CARE, CalWORKs, Access, Student Health Services, Admissions and Records, and other student services and refer students to appropriate services across campus; coordinate SSSP activities with other college departments. E
Interpret and explain requirements, policies, and procedures pertaining to the SSSP to students; respond to inquiries pertaining to SSSP services. E
Assist in the development of comprehensive assessment program; administer assessment tests to new and continuing students on and off site; prepare and distribute test schedules. E
Identify at-risk student populations and refer students to appropriate academic support, counseling, and student support services; work with counselors and faculty in developing and maintaining an early alert system to identify students in need of referral services. E
Provide support to probationary and dismissed students by scheduling probationary students for probation workshops and counseling appointments to develop a plan to return to good academic standing and communicating with probation students throughout their probationary period to refer them to needed services. E
Refer students to resources to assist them in declaring their program of study, transferring, and reaching their career objectives; identify and contact students who indicate "undecided" or "transfer" as their goal and provide information regarding career and transfer opportunities. E
Develop, coordinate, and conduct transition workshops and activities for prospective, new, and continuing students. E
Design, prepare, and disseminate announcements, newsletters, brochures, flyers, forms, social media posts, and other forms of communication regarding SSSP-related events, activities, programs, and initiatives to college personnel and students. E
Collect and compile data regarding retention rates, student success rates, transfer rates, student performance, student demographics, student services, program evaluation, and other information for inclusion into special and periodic reports; prepare administrative reports. E
Prepare and administer surveys to students pertaining to SSSP services. E
Troubleshoot and resolve problems and recommend solutions related to student success services. E
Maintain student files and other files and documents related to SSSP activities; enter and track data; prepare reports, correspondence, agendas, and meeting minutes. E
Perform related duties as assigned.
A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university AND one year of experience performing student support functions at a high school or institution of higher education
An associate degree from a recognized college or university AND three years of experience performing student support functions at a high school or institution of higher education
Applications will be screened for evidence of the minimum qualifications and submitted to the hiring department as they are received, as such this recruitment may close at any time. Please include ALL employment you wish to be considered in the Employment Experience section of the application and complete all fields. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Employment Experience section of the application will not be considered.
Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department by sending an email to HRMail@vcccd.edu documenting the request and including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.
If a degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications, an official copy of your transcripts will be required upon hire. If you have a foreign degree and the institution from which your degree was granted is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, foreign transcript evaluation is required if the foreign degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications. The foreign transcript evaluation must be included with your application materials. Visit the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education to search for institutions that are recognized as accredited. If you need your transcripts evaluated, please review the list of agencies approved for foreign transcript evaluation (Download PDF reader). If applicable, an official copy of your foreign transcript evaluation will also be required upon hire.
To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vcccd/jobs/3100178/student-success-support-specialist-ii-temporary