Posting Number: 20141662S Department: Student Services CA (DEPT) Location: Caada College Position Number: 3C0201 Percentage of Full Time: 100% FLSA: Non-Exempt (accrues overtime) Months per Year: 12 If other, please specify: Salary Range: Note: Min Salary: $77,052 (annual) Max Salary: $98,304 (annual) Position Type: Classified Positions
Who We Are: The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the Districts Strategic Plan, 'success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.' The Districts 'Students First' Strategic Plan is focused on 'Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.' We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences - emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our San Mateo County Community College District team, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty and classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
The College and the District: Caada College is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), enrolling approximately 10,000 students each academic year. Caada College has a diverse student population that reflects the communities that it serves. For more than 50 years, Caada College has provided enriching educational opportunities for the residents of San Mateo County. With the support and guidance from award-winning faculty and staff, residents can pursue certificates and degrees for career training or for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Caada College offers hundreds of day, evening, and weekend courses in more than 40 quality instructional programs with a variety of innovative student support services. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on Caada Colleges Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.
Who We Want: We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.
The Position: SparkPoint at Canada College (SPCC) provides students and community members with financial coaching and education that lead towards financial stability. By serving as a resource center that supports college connections and completion, SPCC is part of the comprehensive student services available at Canada College and provides individuals with the opportunity to achieve financial self-sufficiency by increasing income, building credit, reducing debt, and growing savings. Committed to social justice and equity, SPCC targets financially and academically underrepresented students and actively collaborates across departments within the college and within a comprehensive network of service providers at the regional, state, and national levels. SPCC is also part of the United Way of the Bay Area (UWBA) initiative that seeks to provide personalized financial coaching, as well as, programs that assist families to move up the career ladder, build assets, and manage their credit.
Under direction of the Director of SparkPoint, the SparkPoint Coordinator for SPCC is part of the Enrollment Services team. The Coordinator assists in the planning, coordination, and implementation of SparkPoint services such as but not limited to, special events and activities that support financial literacy and education, data collection, student employment, and college success; managing the data collection for all SparkPoint services utilizing Efforts to Outcomes (ETO), an online data collection system; serving as the lead financial coaching trainer for financial coaches; maintaining a library of materials and online resources related to financial literacy and education; supporting food pantry efforts; working with individuals one-on-one by providing personalized financial coaching and in groups by leading financial workshops, informational activities, and class presentations; assisting individuals with accessing and obtaining public benefits; connecting students to employment services; providing other services and activities that support student retention and success, and providing back up for SparkPoint services as needed.
Public contact is extensive and can include students, staff, other educational institutions, community and business representatives, governmental agencies and the general public, for the purpose of exchanging program information and services. A high degree of judgment and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team is required to adequately represent the college, the division, and the program. The Coordinator is responsible for designing program components and services. Consequences of errors in judgment can be costly in public relations and in employee time; however, management controls limit the risk of more serious consequences. Because services need to be available to evening students, the work schedule will include at least one day with hours into the evening. The Coordinator can lead the work of student assistants, and other staff as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities: The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
Serves as the:
Primary coordinator for SparkPoint services at Caada College
Data collection manager for SparkPoint activities
Financial Coaching Lead/Trainer
Exchanges information with students, staff, other educational institutions, community and business representatives, vendors, governmental agencies and the general public regarding SparkPoint services, eligibility requirements, policies, timelines, required forms and other information
Travels to various off-site locations to confer with high schools, adult schools, community service organizations, governmental agencies, businesses and other entities, and to recruit students
Makes presentations to small and large groups as a program and college representative
Participates in planning and implementation meetings with college and outside groups and representatives
Plans, conducts, and participates in tours, job fairs, and program services in conjunction with management, faculty and other staff
Coordinates logistics and establishes timelines, required materials, online support services, facilities, publicity and other program and event needs
Plans joint events with other college departments and programs, and with outside business and community representatives
Serves as liaison between student program participants and various instructional and student services departments
Clarifies language on student forms and printed information
Refers students to community, business, governmental and other resources
Conducts follow-up to determine student needs and available program services
Directs and coordinates the work of student assistants, test proctors and other staff as assigned
Assists students in determining existing job skills and the skill requirements of various career opportunities
Coordinates the administration of career assessments and diagnostic surveys
Meets with potential employers to identify current and future job placement opportunities, and to develop and modify jobs to provide suitable employment for students and other program participants
Coordinates introductions and follow-up for student internships and job placements
Refers students to career and other counselors, instructional programs and to other college offices as appropriate
Researches and compiles statistical, narrative, financial, demographic and other data for regular and special reports to track program participation, recruitment effectiveness, student follow-up, retention and transfer rates, program evaluation criteria, career resources and job availability, employer profiles, and other information
Enters, modifies and retrieves online data
Uses a variety of software to compose, format and prepare correspondence, memoranda, publicity materials, surveys, brochures, flyers, bulletins, reports, presentations, and other materials
Sets up and maintains confidential and other files
Plans and coordinates lay-out, graphics, photography and other artwork, editing, printing, multimedia enhancements, web page information, distribution and other services in conjunction with other staff, students and/or vendors as appropriate
Performs other related duties as assigned
Bachelors degree in business administration, sociology, human resources, or a closely related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
Successful experience of increasing responsibility in education, finance, social services, human resources or a related area
Previous experience in financial literacy and/or education
Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff
Experience with program planning, implementation and evaluation
Experience with training and leading the work of others
Experience with researching, formatting, assessing and preparing data for reports and other materials
Experience with the use of a variety of computer software to track and monitor data
Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication, including public speaking Demonstrated skill in multitasking, prioritizing workloads, and working independently
Demonstrated skill in working as part of a customer service team
Committed to social justice and change
Ability to work flexible hours and evenings
Physical Requirements: This classification requires individual, small and large group interaction; patience, tact and sensitivity; good memory and attention to details; multiple-tasking and prioritization; flexibility and adaptability; data analysis and comparison; oral and written communication; and team work in order to perform the essential functions.
Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of SparkPoint services, financial coaching/credit counseling, financial aid and related college services available to underrepresented student populations on community college campuses
Knowledge of applicable and available community, business, governmental and educational resources, including public benefits and financial resources
Ability to develop and implement financial literacy programs designed to serve students needs related to financial education, academic success, and career mobility
Ability to continually update financial literacy knowledge and train financial coaches
Ability to implement and maintain SparkPoint data collection using electronic database (Efforts to Outcomes), including training and quality control
Skill in oral communication, including public speaking
Skill in written communication
Skill in short- and long-range program and event planning, program and event implementation, coordination and evaluation
Skill in interviewing, assessment and evaluation
Skill in sensitive, respectful, and effective communication with people of diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective and efficient working relationships
Skill in research, compiling and formatting a variety of data for reports
Skill in use of the Microsoft Office Suite and web-based content management systems
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced diverse setting
Must be able to work with faculty, students, staff, academic community and the public with tact, discretion and courtesy
Ability to work effectively as part of a customer-service team
Benefits: Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.
Open Date: 09/29/2023 First Review Date: 10/30/2023 Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary: Required Application Materials All applicants are required to submit:
1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position).
2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.
3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicants cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff as well as the applicants qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.
Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.
For questions related to this posting, please contact: SMCCCD Office of Human Resources 3401 CSM Drive San Mateo, CA 94402 Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax: (650) 574-6574 Web Page: www.smccd.edu/hr
Conditions of Employment: Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.
5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.
EEO Statement: The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.
Accommodations: Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation requests and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures can be made by completing our: Applicant Reasonable Accommodation Request Form
Annual Security Report: San Mateo County Community College Districts (SMCCCD) 2022 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2022 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2022 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2022 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. The report includes information about criminal activity on our campuses, emergency procedures and resources.
San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.”