Hourly Student Services Specialist (Basic Needs)
900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an
equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and
understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,
gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of
community college students, and employees, including those with
physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and
support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
Term of position: 08/02/21-06/30/22
This temporary hourly position will work in Southwestern College's
Basic Needs department, providing support to students in the areas
of food, housing, transportation, textbooks, technology, and other
basic needs. This position will meet with students to assess their
needs in a variety of areas and provide information, resources, and
support to the students, assisting in connecting them with both
on-campus and community resources and support. This position will
also support the scheduling and facilitation of student workshops
related to Basic Needs resources and programs. Other duties include
providing students, staff, and others with specialized information,
case management services related to students' basic needs including
food, housing, transportation, counseling services, etc.,
coordinate with campus and community organizations to obtain
resources for students, promote student success, retention, and
completion by removing barriers to their education; and perform a
full range of the more complex program support and clerical
assistance duties in support of the basic needs program area. The
ideal candidates for this position will already have a working
knowledge of a variety of community resources and support programs
that are available to support students and individuals who are in
need of assistance with basic needs.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Education and Experience:
- Coordinate assigned aspects of the assigned student services
program area; coordinate with other departments and program areas;
ensure compliance with program requirements.
- Assist in the planning, design, and implementation of program
elements that support service delivery; participate in processes to
define scope and schedule of services and activities; participate
in implementation processes.
- Plan, organize, schedule, and conduct orientations, workshops,
seminars, class presentations, tours, meetings, and other
activities related to assigned program area; arrange and confirm
speakers; reserve facilities and make other necessary
- Provide technical information and assistance regarding area of
assignment to students, staff, and the general public; interpret
and explain program applications, policies, procedures,
requirements, and restrictions; develop promotional and
informational materials for distribution on and off campus;
maintain assigned resource material and library.
- Verify and review materials, applications, records, files, and
reports for completeness and conformance with established
regulations and procedures; apply applicable policies and
procedures in determining completeness of applications, records,
files, and reports; collect and process appropriate
- Establish and maintain records including student records;
maintain complex, interrelated filing systems including
confidential files; collect, compile, and record narrative,
statistical, and financial data and other information; research and
verify information as requested.
- May determine program eligibility and prepare need analysis;
review and process applications for students.
- May monitor progress of students in assigned program area;
ensure compliance with applicable requirements and guidelines.
Any combination equivalent to: two (2) years of college with major
course work in business or related field
Three (3) years of increasingly
responsible experience in a student services area involving
frequent student contact.
Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator
$26.45 per hour
As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the
subsequent governing board approval.
Days and times to be arranged within the hours of operation of
Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Maximum of 25 hours per
week.Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus
sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand
delivered application materials. Only complete application
materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To
complete and submit your application for this position, please
visit our online employment website at https://jobs.swccd.edu
. All required
information must be submitted online before the review date and
time indicated on the job posting.
A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet
has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online
application process is available through the Human Resources Office
at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619)
482-6395 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all
application materials are received by the review deadline date. A
separate, complete application packet is required for each position
for which you are applying for. All materials included in your
application packet become District property, will not be returned,
will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening
Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community
College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic
fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of
employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the
past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of
continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof
of eligibility to work in the United States.
In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions
(only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college
transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA
Community College Credential.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with
verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the
time the interview appointment is scheduled.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College
District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with
The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate
against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with
the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group
identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual
orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on
the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on
association with a person or group with one or more of these actual
or perceived characteristics.
Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report - Southwestern
College is committed to assisting all members of the community in
providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security
Report is available on the SWCPD website at https://www.swccd.edu/student-support/safety-and-security/jeanne-clery-act/
If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security
Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC
College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed
to you by calling (619) 482-6390.
The report contains information regarding campus security and
personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public
safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent
dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking;
the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is
reported; and other matters of importance related to security on
campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics
for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes
that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or
property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student
organization; and on public property within, or immediately
adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC
College Police Department.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) - More information
about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug
Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be
found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer
Information page ( http://www.swccd.edu/index.aspx?page=1084
To apply, visit: https://jobs.swccd.edu/postings/3440