Student Services Specialist
Rancho Santiago Community College District
Salary Range: Grade PT-10: $25.74/hour
Job Number: CL23-00468
Location: Santa Ana, CA
Division: Student Services/SAC
ABOUT RANCHO SANTIAGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is one of the most established districts in the state and has been in operation for nearly 50 years. Located in the heart of Orange County, it is one of the largest of California's 72 community college districts, based on the number of credit and non-credit students. RSCCD encompasses 25 percent of Orange County's total area and serves a population of more than 700,000 residents in the communities of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Santa Ana, Villa Park, and portions of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Tustin, and Yorba Linda. The District includes Santiago Canyon College and Santa Ana College, as well as the Centennial and Orange Continuing Education Centers, the Digital Media Center, Joint Powers Fire Training Center, the Orange County Sheriff's Regional Training Academy, the College and Workforce Preparation Center, and the District Operations Center. RSCCD's three (3) auxiliary Foundations are actively involved in supporting both community and campus programs.
Under direction gives oral presentations to the community and high schools for recruitment purposes; assists students in academic advisement, career planning, and transitioning from high school, continuing education and other types of institutions to the college; may supervise student workers; and performs related duties as assigned.
Responsible for recruitment of high school and non traditional students; conduct outreach presentations to high schools and community agencies on subjects such as: admissions, financial aid, residency issues, and program information; collect student information and maintain database for tracking students through the applications, testing and registration process; assists students in obtaining counseling, admission, registration and other campus services; organize and provide support for on campus events; assists in the performance of retention services; conducts tours of campuses; perform other related duties as assigned.
This class reports to the designated manager/administrator. This class works closely with students and gives outreach presentations to the public and community services.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Good Knowledge of: methods and procedures of academic and/or career advisement; college programs, policies, and procedures; written and spoken English.
Knowledge of: principles of training; the special needs of diverse student populations; record keeping; principles of public contact and public relations.
Ability to: establish and maintain effective relationships with students, community agencies and the public; communicate effectively; be sensitive to students with special needs; train and supervise personnel; learn, understand and explain college procedures and regulations; advise students on relevant content area.
Skills: May require oral and written proficiency in a language of student population targeted for recruitment, as measure by bi-literacy tests.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSTraining and Experience
Any combination of training and/or education equivalent to one year of related experience working with students which could include students with special needs.
The Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is committed to the concept and principles of staff diversity and equal employment opportunity by prohibiting discrimination based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, 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. Applications from all persons interested in the position are encouraged. SELECTION CRITERIAApplication ScreeningIn addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
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