Advisor for Student Media
Posting Number: 06001866 Position Title: Advisor for Student Media Posting Date: Closing Date: Open Until Filled (notes): First Review August 2 Length of Position: 10 months per year Anticipated Start Date:
8/15/2021 Position Type/Employee Class: Administrative FTE: 0.50 FTE Salary Level: Administrative Salary Level 21 Starting Pay Range $19,522 - $22,255 annual salary for half-time,10 months, plus exceptional benefit package Hours per Week: 20 hr/wk Work Schedule: Typically between 8:00am - 5:00pm Days of the Week: Typically Monday - Friday Job Summary/Purpose:
PRIMARY PURPOSE :
Advise and train student editor-in-chief and other student staff on journalistic standards, news and other content writing, layout/design, and production of COCC’s student-run online news source. Responsible to advise and train, provide fiscal oversight, and payroll coordination for The Broadside student staff. Teach J215: Journalism Lab
Note: May teach J216: News Reporting and Writing1 and J217: News Reporting and Writing 2, if credentials allow.
Terms of Employment:
• This is a .5 FTE, 10-month exempt position at pay level 21 in the Administrative salary schedule.
• Requires flexible work schedule, which may include evenings and/or weekends as well as travel throughout the district.
• Requires the provision of official transcripts upon hire.
•COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed.
•The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered. Essential Functions:
- Advise student editor and staff on journalistic standards, news and other content writing, layout/design, and production. Note thatThe Broadsideis primarily an online news source, but with options for occasional special print editions.
- Coordinate and serve as anex officiomember ofThe BroadsidePublications Board.
- Assist student staff in establishing and maintaining a term-by-term production plan.
- Assist student staff in establishing and maintaining an
Training and Teaching
- Develop and prepare one-time and ongoing training programs for student newspaper staff including accompanying student staff to regional and national conferences and trainings.
- Serve as the instructor for the J 215: Publications Lab (one credit), J216: News Reporting and Writing1 (three credits) and J217: News Reporting and Writing2 (three credits). J215 is taught as part of the advising responsibilities; J216 and J217 are in addition to advising and part-time faculty wages apply.
- Advise, train, provide fiscal oversight, and payroll coordination forThe Broadsidestudent staff. Work with student editor, other student staff and the Publications Board to develop annual budget recommendation.
- Assist student staff in establishing and maintaining an operational budget.
- Coordinate technology resources and recommend upgrades, new purchases, and efficiencies to student staff.
Promotion and Recruitment
- Work with Instruction, Student Services, and other College departments to develop promotional efforts and recruit student staff.
- Serve as liaison to professional media outlets to provide learning opportunities for student journalists.
- Promote journalistic excellence through submission to regional and national student journalism contests.
- Participate in statewide and professional association committees and meetings as required.
- Participate in campus committees, task forces and staff trainings.
- Perform other duties as they pertain to the overall objective of the position, as assigned.
Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the duties and responsibilities of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. The individual is expected to follow College work rules and policies.
- Possess a thorough knowledge of the field of journalism, especially within an online news environment.
- Demonstrate an understanding of student development and how that applies itself in an advising setting.
- Ability to adapt and use a variety of teaching and assessment techniques including the use of technology to enhance student success.
- Ability to observe, direct, and oversee students ensuring safety in the classroom or laboratory.
- Work collaboratively, interact with, advise, teach and support a wide range of students with varying diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles.
- Work successfully with minimal supervision and have appropriate time management and organizational skills to plan, implement and assess program effectiveness.
- Build and maintain a positive team environment and culture.
- Use appropriate technologies to successfully complete the requirements of the position.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using the English language with or without the use of an interpreter, to individuals, small groups and large groups.
ERGONOMIC REQUIREMENTS :
Incumbent must be able to function effectively indoors in an office environment engaged in work of primarily a sedentary nature. Requires the ability to sit or stand at workstation for extended periods. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers; reach with hands and arms. Requires near visual acuity to write, read written materials and computer screens, and sufficient hearing and speech ability for ordinary telephonic conversations. Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs. All individuals are required to be able to perform essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement
It is the policy of the Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status or any other protected classes under Federal and State statutes in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC’s Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.
In support of COCC’s EEO statement, employees with bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting. Minimum Qualifications:
- Master’s degree in journalism or related field (or equivalent experience)
- Two years’ experience supervising or advising professional or student staff (or equivalent experience).
- One-year experience working in professional media.
The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process. Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience working or teaching in a higher education setting.
- Two years’ experience using design software and/or online media software.
Finalists selected to interview may be required to provide a candidate presentation to the College campus community or complete a skills demonstration. Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact Human Resources at 541-383-7216. Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes Is a Credit History Check Required? No Open Until Filled Yes Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Choose your highest level of education:
- No High School Diploma or GED
- High School Diploma or GED
- Associates Degree
- Bachelors Degree in Progress
- Bachelors Degree
- Masters Degree in Progress
- Masters Degree
- Ph.D. in Progress
- Other Doctorate Level Degree
Please describe any experience in the use of a variety of
teaching and assessment techniques, including the use of
technology, to enhance student success.
(Open Ended Question)
- * COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at
the time their work is being performed. Are you, or will you be
residing in the state of Oregon by the start date of this position?
- * The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this
position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United
States to be considered for this position. Are you, or will you be
eligible to work in the US by the start date of the position?
- The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained
outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants
who do not meet minimum qualifications, but present other
qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be
considered and are encouraged to apply. There may be other
requirements where an equivalency is acceptable. Please be aware
that applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements and do not
provide an equivalency statement will not be selected for an
interview. Your statement should make clear the requirement you are
addressing. Example: The position requires a Master’s degree. You
have a Bachelor’s degree and work experience when combined you feel
is equivalent to the degree requirement. Please make clear why you
feel it is equivalent.
(Open Ended Question)
- * Are you a U.S. military veteran? (COCC provides qualifying
veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. To
receive veterans’ preference in this recruitment process, you must
upload your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as supporting
documentation. You will have the opportunity to upload the document
in the next step of this application process.)
- Yes, I am a veteran
- No, I am not a veteran
- If you have identified yourself as a qualified veteran or
disabled veteran by submitting your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable)
form(s) as proof of veteran status, please describe any
transferable skills earned during your military service that you
feel relate to the requirements/preferences of this position.
(Open Ended Question)
- * Background checks are required for all employees of COCC.
Should an offer of employment be made to you and accepted by you,
you will receive an email from COCC / HireRight Screening
requesting your consent and basic information to complete the
check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon
satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. Confirmed
findings on a criminal background check will not automatically
disqualify you from being hired into a position. Results are
evaluated on a case-by-case basis, considering the job
responsibilities and other risk factors. Additional information
regarding COCC’s criminal history check policy can be found online
in the General Procedures Manual, Section HR-2-1. Please indicate
here if you will provide consent to the criminal history check when
requested by the College:
- Yes, I will provide my consent when requested
- No, I will not provide my consent when requested
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation 1
- Letter of Recommendation 2
- College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
- Letter of Recommendation 3
- College Transcript 2 (unofficial)
- College Transcript 3 (unofficial)
- College Transcript 4 (unofficial)
- US Military DD 214
- Other Document 1
- Other Document 2
- Other Document 3
- License or Certification
- Certification Document