Program Facilitator (Veterans Resource Center) (Categorically Funded)
Salary: $59,787.96 - $71,906.52 Annually Job Type: Job Number: Program Facilitator-21 Closing: 7/27/2021 11:59 PM Pacific Location: Norwalk, CA Department: Program Facilitator-21 Division: Student Equity and Success
Description This position will close on July 27, 2021 at 11:59 PM (or when 150 applications are received, whichever occurs sooner).
Summary Plans, organizes, leads, and coordinates stand-alone grant-funded student, community-based, or adult training and programs that contribute to and encourage college attendance and retention for targeted students or groups. Programs could include: foster parent, community education, first time college attendees, and/or populations disadvantaged by socioeconomic, gender, ethnic, or other designations.
Distinguishing Career Features The Program Facilitator is responsible for the efficient and effective performance of a freestanding, grant funded, or contract funded program that enhances the College's exposure to and retention of specific student populations such as, but not limited to, skilled trades, continuing education, foster parents, first generation college, low income, and other targeted students. Prospective incumbents must demonstrate success in working with a wide range of students of varying ability and background, including economically, socially, and culturally disadvantaged persons and those of different ethnic backgrounds. Incumbents must also demonstrate the ability to lead a function that may include oversight over services at other organizations.
Job Duties Essential Duties and Responsibilities Plans, develops, and implements programs to enhance retention and academic achievement through activities such as, but not limited to, cultural enhancement, social introduction, mentoring, special workshops, and support that provides easy access to services such as individualized tutoring, assessments, and financial aid.
Identifies student referrals from research and contact with financial aid, other grant-funded programs, and high school recruitment staff. After initial contacts, advises students on college/campus procedures, monitors enrollment and registration, and assists with solving problems.
Recruits, hires, and oversees hourly staff, and/or college students serving as peer mentors. Develops and coordinates training in mentoring and tutoring techniques and college preparedness advising in areas such as study skills, career exploration, financial aid, and recommended courses.
Oversees and schedules events, student development activities, cultural trips, speakers, and other activities that encourage students to participate in college life.
Provides functional guidance to faculty assigned to student support services programs.
Assist or may prepare grant-funding proposals. Develops and submits program and project budgets along with grant proposals. Carries out expenditure of project funds according to fiscal guidelines.
Oversees and maintains records of grant fund or contract fund expenditures. Prepares periodic fiscal and statistical reports. Conducts evaluation of all program components and services. Prepares and submits project reports.
Researches and compiles demographic and statistical data related to program participants. Monitors outcomes for grant awards.
Assures compliance with all applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Oversees the maintenance of all records including a computer-aided student database. Ensures confidentiality of student information.
Participates in a variety of campus/college, education, and grantee committees and functions that promote student retention and achievement.
May maintain and update web site pages using established formats and standards.
Maintains currency of knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills The position requires specialized knowledge of program goals and objectives, procedures and regulations. Requires a well-developed knowledge of College administrative services, admission procedures, financial aid programs, vocational and academic transfer education programs. Requires specialized knowledge of the roll of cultural, social, and related activities in college life. Requires in-depth knowledge of community demographics including the needs of low-income and disadvantaged students, age-appropriate career development, and community resources. Requires a working knowledge of teaching, mentoring, and tutoring techniques as well as study skill development methods. Requires professional-level writing skills to prepare grants and performance reports. Requires math skills sufficient to read and analyze financial statements. Requires well-developed human relation skills to make formal presentations, facilitate group processes, and exercise sensitivity to diverse populations.
Abilities Requires the ability to convert program goals into action plans. Requires the ability to evaluate program outcomes. Requires the ability to schedule, assign, and review the work of subordinates in a manner conducive to successful accomplishment of program goals. Must be able to select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff. Requires the ability to plan, prioritize, and assign work in order to meet yearly schedules and timelines. Requires the ability to facilitate meetings and processes involving diverse groups. Requires the ability to maintain confidentiality of private and sensitive information. Requires the ability to secure funding, secure local interagency partnerships, and accomplish goals within financial limitations. Requires the ability to maintain productive and cooperative working relationships with others.
Physical Abilities Requires ordinary ambulatory skills to travel to outside offices and locations. Requires sufficient visual acuity to recognize words and numbers. Requires sufficient auditory skills to carry on conversations in person and over the phone and project voice to a large audience. Requires sufficient hand-arm-eye coordination to use a personal computer keyboard.
Licenses and Certificates May require a valid driver's license. Working Conditions Work is performed indoors where health and safety considerations are minimal.
Working Conditions Work is performed indoors where health and safety considerations are minimal.
Conditions of Employment This is a full-time, 12-calendar month categorically funded position. Continued employment is contingent upon funding and the provisions of the CSEA collective bargaining agreement.
Hours of employment are:
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Initial placement of employees on Classified Salary schedule is at Step 1. After six months of successful probationary employment, employee is placed at Step 2. Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process. Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, Federal Bureau of Investigation (no fee if obtained at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment. Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109. **Please note - the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas
Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience The position requires a Bachelors Degree in a behavioral science, social science, business, education, or a related area. Four years of experience in outreach program coordination. Experience in higher education, recommended but not required.
Preferred Qualifications Experience developing partnerships and cultivating collaborative working relationships with internal and external constituencies including local, state, and national organizations focused on serving student veterans and other military-connected students. Demonstrated knowledge of college student development and pedagogical theories related to student veteran identity and overall student experience. Demonstrated competencies working with student veterans and other military-connected students. Demonstrated ability to identify and address the needs, experiences, and concerns of student veterans. Demonstrated knowledge of the services and resources available to student veterans. Familiarity with state and federal policies and political climate impacting student veterans and the broader veteran community. Familiarity with grant writing and fundraising processes and procedures Demonstrated skill reading, analyzing, and explaining complex and detailed documents related to undocumented students, including federal and state law regulations.
Transcripts and Foreign Degrees: It is the applicant's responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position.
Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions.
A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The website address is www.naces.org.
Application Procedures: Application materials must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.
College/Department Profile: Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. We are a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages approximately 22,500 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu.
The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) provides comprehensive services and resources to meet the unique needs of our student veterans and other military-connected students. The VRC team is committed to supporting our students through a strengths-based approach, in an effort to assist them in achieving their academic goals. The successful candidate will be joining a dedicated and proactive team that includes the school certifying official and an academic counselor.
Documents needed to apply:
Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and conferral date of the degree) 3 Recommendation Letters
The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. .
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Founded in 1955, Cerritos College is one of the top community colleges in Los Angeles County offering comprehensive, high-quality, affordable education and career training. We are one of the five largest community colleges in Los Angeles County. We sit on 135 acres located in the City of Norwalk, near the intersection of Interstates 5, 605, and 105, and State Route 91. This makes the campus geographically convenient for students coming from Southeastern Los Angeles County and North Orange County. Our students commute from Artesia, Bellflower, Buena Park, Cerritos, Cypress, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, La Mirada, La Palma, Long Beach, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, and beyond. An average of 22,000 students attend annually, and participate in over 180 areas of study and 87 degree and certificate programs.