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Extended Opportunity Program Specialist (One or More Positions) (Lateral and External)

South Orange County Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 14, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Financial Aid, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Link to job brochure: Classification Title Extended Opportunity Program Specialist Job Category: Classified Staff Job Open Date: 01/14/2022 Job Close Date: 02/11/2022 Initial Screening Date Position ID: P0003432 Job Open ID: REQ9404 Position Title: Extended Opportunity Program Specialist (One or More Positions) (Lateral and External) Location 10-Irvine Valley College Department Educational Opportunity Programs & Srvcs (IVC-035-077) Term: 12 Months/Year Salary Schedule Link: Click here for current Salary Schedules Pay Basis: Monthly Pay Range: 121- Starting at $4,356 per month % of Range: 100% Hours per week: 40 Work Schedule (In-person) Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm (Schedule and shift are subject to change in accordance with department needs). Receives Benefits: Yes Classification Benefits:
The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Position-Specific Benefits: Additional Position Information: Permanent link to posting
Summary Description:
Under general supervision from assigned supervisory or management staff, performs a variety of specialized duties involved in assisting potential/eligible Extended Opportunity Program Services ( EOPS ) students in the areas of registration and admissions, financial aid, immigration and residency questions and requirements, and other services; provides technical assistance and guidance to students, staff, counselors, faculty, and administrator in the interpretation and clarification of program regulations; prepares and maintains a variety of statistics, records, and reports related to program area and participants; facilitates functions of the EOPS office; and participates in the outreach, recruitment, and retention efforts of the program. Distinguishing Characteristics: Representative Duties:
The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Please see Job Duties for details. Knowledge of:
Philosophy, goals, and objectives of the EOPS program and its sub-programs; EOPS eligibility requirements.
Student recruitment and retention strategies and techniques.
District policies regarding admissions, matriculation, evaluation, residency, and financial aid.
Paraprofessional guidance techniques used to assist students; institutional and community resources to refer students to.
Methods and techniques used in conducting information sessions for current and prospective students.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including those pertaining to student admissions, financial aid, and residency.
Confidentiality requirements when dealing with personal and sensitive student information.
Data collection and basic research principles and practices
Basic mathematical and statistical principles.
Principles, practices, and procedures of business letter writing and report preparation.
Record keeping methods and procedures.
Principles and practices used to establish and maintain files and information retrieval systems.
Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Work organization principles and practices.
Principles and techniques used in public relations.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
Principles and practices of providing training, work direction, and guidance to lower-level office staff and student workers.
English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary. Ability to:
Perform a wide variety of specialized duties related to the outreach, recruitment, and retention of EOPS students.
Prepare and give oral presentations to potential program participants at high schools and other locations in the community.
Understand the organization and operation of the College as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
Understand, interpret, and apply administrative and office policies and procedures as well as pertinent laws, regulations, and ordinances.
Assess student needs and provide appropriate referrals.
Respond to requests and inquiries from students, staff, or the public; effectively present information in person or on the telephone to students, staff, or the public.
Provide information regarding college admission, matriculation, financial aid programs, EOPS and other student services.
Publicize program services and activities.
Maintain current knowledge of EOPS and financial aid programs and requirements.
Compile and analyze data related to assigned functions and prepare related reports.
Implement and maintain filing and record-keeping systems.
Independently compose and prepare correspondence and memoranda.
Plan and organize work to meet schedules and changing deadlines.
Work within the policies, functions, and requirements of area of assignment.
Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.
Type or enter data at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
Use correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
Work under steady pressure with frequent interruptions and a high degree of public contact by phone or in person.
Work independently and effectively in the absence of supervision
Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience Guidelines:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. Education/Training:
Equivalent to two years of college level course work in education, counseling, or a related field. Experience:
Two years of increasingly responsible administrative and programmatic experience including experience coordinating, implementing, and providing administrative support to a program designed for special populations. License or Certificate:
A valid California driver’s license and proof of insurability may be required for some positions to drive a District or personal vehicle to other locations, such as local high schools, to conduct work. Conditions of Employment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work Environment:
Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with occasional field trips, including those to local high schools. Duties are typically performed at a desk or computer terminal; subject to noise from office equipment operation; frequent interruptions and contact in person and on the telephone with students, academic and classified staff, and others. At least minimal environmental controls are in place to assure health and comfort. Physical Demands:
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Additional Position Information: Additional Classification Information: Position Specific Benefits:
The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District.
Job Duties

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities
Provide detailed information to current and potential students regarding College regulations, College admissions, financial aid programs, EOPS and related program regulations, immigration and residency requirements, and student support services available on campus and in the community. Duties and Responsibilities
Disseminate, assist students in completing, and receive applications including EOPS, admissions, and financial aid applications; screen and assess student needs and eligibilities including by verifying income, units enrolled, units completed, placement scores, and other required documentation; assist students in clearing residency status; assist students with registration procedures and class selection. Duties and Responsibilities
Provide technical assistance to students and community members regarding the availability of specific majors; provide information on two- and four-year degree programs, certificate programs, and financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Duties and Responsibilities
Organize and conduct EOPS outreach activities to recruit potential EOPS students at high schools, community agencies, and on campus; conduct classroom and presentations at other locations for students, parents, and other diverse audiences. Duties and Responsibilities
Organize and conduct orientation sessions for students entering EOPS and its sub-programs; coordinate and plan workshops to explain financial aid programs and assist students with application procedures; conduct campus tours and train students on tour procedures. Duties and Responsibilities
Advise students on the terms, conditions, requirements, and limitations of awards; provide information concerning financial aid determinations and allocations; explain loan versus grants; explain acceptance and the program requirements regarding satisfactory academic progress to ensure student compliance with pertinent rules and regulations. Duties and Responsibilities
Assist students with completing transfer application on-line. Duties and Responsibilities
Prepare and maintain a variety of files and records related to program services and activities; maintain student records and documentation to ensure accurate tracking of progress and to monitor ongoing EOPS eligibility; assist administrator in compiling information and preparing comprehensive reports for State agencies. Duties and Responsibilities
Participate in community relations activities to publicize EOPS programs and services; design and distribute flyers and announcements using computer graphics software; develop Web pages; make arrangements for transportation, facilities, and refreshments appropriate for the event. Duties and Responsibilities
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff, and faculty as well as various agencies associated with or servicing the programs to ensure efficient, effective, and correct implementation of the programs. Duties and Responsibilities
Represent the College and its EOPS and related programs at on- and off-campus meetings, conferences, community events and high school career and college fairs; serve as liaison with community resources including food banks, welfare agencies, and others; advise student clubs of EOPS programs and services. Duties and Responsibilities
Participate in financial assistance programs; consult on policies and procedures; assist students with alternative and/or revisions to their financial aid; collect, compile and evaluate data related to program area; maintain current knowledge of new and revised program regulations and requirements. Duties and Responsibilities
Refer students to academic counselors for information regarding eligibility for graduation, general education requirements, transfer to other colleges and universities, and vocational certificate programs. Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate EOPS book voucher or book loan program; may prepare, review, and verify all paperwork for purchases made at bookstore; may assist in filling book orders for eligible students. Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate book service and parking permits for the program. Duties and Responsibilities
Perform general clerical work in support of EOPS operations; type a variety of documents; answer telephones; greet students; schedule appointments; prepare files for counseling appointments and orientations; enter information into computer. Duties and Responsibilities
Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, and review the work of assigned student assistants and staff; provide training to other staff including in understanding and maintaining the integrity of confidential files; review and validate completed work for accuracy. Duties and Responsibilities
Attend and participate in workshops to remain current and up-to-date on program requirements. Duties and Responsibilities
Perform related duties as required. Documents Needed for Applying
Required Documents
  1. Resume / CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please Note: Official transcripts will be required upon offer of employment. Would you be able to provide official transcripts upon offer of employment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you been terminated from employment and/or released from probation at the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If yes, please provide details.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Relevant current and previous experience, education, certifications, and/or other job related skill sets will be considered when determining salary placement. Does your application and/or supplemental documentation include all relevant current and previous experience, education, certifications, and/or other job related skill sets?
    • Yes
    • No

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