Title: Project Specialist (IVC - Student Equity/Dreamer Resources)
Job Category: NBU
Job Opening Date: September 15, 2023
Job Closing Date: June 30, 2024
Locations: Irvine Valley College
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Pay Type: Hourly
Hours Per Week: 0
Under general direction from an appropriate level manager or administrator, the Dreamer Resource Liaison serves as a coordinator and point of contact for the needs of undocumented students. The Dreamer Resource Liaison is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and assessment of programs and services designed to make the dream of a college degree a reality for undocumented students. Performs a full range of program functions and services including administrative and management support duties. The Dreamer Resource Liaison will develop partnerships both on and off campus to establish a culture of knowledge, sensitivity, and support to address issues faced by undocumented students. The Dreamer Resource Liaison is responsible for implementing programs and services designed to support the retention and graduation of undocumented students by addressing their unique academic, personal and professional needs in a supportive and safe environment. Provide general programmatic support for the Office of Student Equity.
Examples of duties include, but not limited to, the following: Serve as the building host; welcoming persons approaching or passing by the information booth. Ensures customer service is conducted in a courteous and professional manner to customers and all other employees. Have a friendly, welcoming tone when helping guests. Provide accurate information as requested by customers at the desk or over the phone. Accurate computer data entry. Related duties as required.
1. Serves as the designated Undocu-Liaison for the college to assist students meeting the requirements set forth in AB 1645, section 68130.5; provide direct support to undocumented and DACA students as well as increase awareness and professional development opportunities about the unique circumstances and needs of undocumented students.
2. Perform a variety of professional level research, administrative, operational, financial, and analytical duties in support of assigned grant/programs and project.
3. Coordinate and oversee the development and implementation of assigned aspects of the assigned project, program, or program area; ensure compliance with all aspects of program requirements including grant requirements; plan, design, and implement program or project elements that support service delivery; participate in processes to define scope and schedule of services and activities; oversee and participate in implementation processes; assume responsibility for providing coordination of resources for projects or programs; determine program short and long-term needs and develop recommendations; design processes and procedures to implement, maintain, and/or manage functional area resources; oversee and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the grant funded area; research, implement, and administer policies, procedures, and changing business practices and processes for assigned area; conducts evaluation of all program components and services.
4. Resolve operational and administration problems; identify problem areas and issues; conduct research to find alternative solutions; make recommendations; oversee and assist in implementation of recommendations.
5. Assist in the recruitment, development, enrichment, inclusion, retention, and student experiences of the undocumented and immigrant student population; oversees, coordinates, and schedules events, student development activities, cultural trips, speakers, and other activities that encourage students to participate in college life; 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.
6. Identifies student referrals from research and liaison with financial aid, other grant- funded programs, and outreach staff; after initial contacts, advises students on college/campus procedures, monitors enrollment, and registration, and assists with solving problems; refer students to academic counselors for information regarding the availability of specific majors, eligibility for graduation, general education requirements, transfer to other colleges and universities, and vocational certificate programs; coordinate with other college departments and offices to provide workshops to students faculty and staff; direct students to appropriate resources and campus support services, as well as appropriate off campus resources in our community.
7. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and partnerships with students, staff, and faculty, as well as various agencies associated with or servicing the program to ensure efficient, effective, and correct implementation of the program; serve as liaison, and coordinate services, functions, and activities with other College/District departments, including those at off-site locations, community resources/organizations, and strategic partners; facilitate communications between assigned supervisor, other administrators, students, academic and classified staff, other offices, educational institutions, public agencies, and the general public; interact and relay information, questions, and decisions regarding supervisor’s area of assignment; develop cooperative agreements with other agencies and organizations involved with providing program services.
8. Maintain records concerning grant/program activities; process incoming and outgoing documents; prepare and track various documents; prepare reports and briefings on project status, progress, changes, and related items related to scope, schedule, and budget; prepare administrative, operational, and financial reports including the preparation of conclusions, recommendations, and forecasts based on data summaries and other findings; consult with District staff and outside agencies to obtain information; researches, analyzes, and compiles demographic, financial, and statistical data related to program participants; prepare and maintain a variety of files and records related to program services and activities; maintain student records and documentation; assist administrator in compiling information and preparing comprehensive reports for outside agencies; update and monitor various logs, accounts, and files for current and accurate information; verify accuracy of information, researching discrepancies and recording information; complete and maintain files and records related to student contact; assume responsibility for data entry and reporting of correct and accurate information; maintain various documentation.
9. Coordinate meetings and plan events related to assigned program; represent area of assignment, participate on, and provide staff support to a variety of committees, task forces, and boards; develop agendas and write speaking points; participate in speaking engagements; prepare and present presentation materials, staff reports, and other documents as appropriate and necessary; respond to and resolve inquiries and complaints; participate in a variety of campus/college, education, and grantee committees.
10. Coordinate various community relations and outreach activities targeted at new or returning students and/or potential students; represent the College at on- and off- campus meetings, conferences, community events, and high school career and college fairs; coordinate event planning activities; present information at orientation sessions and workshops; serve as contact and respond to requests for information from staff, other agencies, and the general public regarding project or program area of assignment; coordinate community outreach and education activities; prepare presentations and related material.
11. Create, prepare, and maintain materials to communicate program activities; develop, prepare, and distribute a variety of graphics, brochures, flyers, charts, and other documents utilizing desktop publishing hardware and software for the assigned program; maintain and update program website; maintain handbooks, forms, and related policies and procedures.
12. Communicate information where judgment, knowledge and interpretation of policies and procedures are required; provide material and information in response to requests for information related to program; direct students to appropriate resources including college catalogs, college reference guides, and computer programs/systems.
13. Assure compliance with all applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
14. Ensure confidentiality of student information, following FERPA guidelines.
15. Prepare, research, and monitor assigned contracts and agreements with outside suppliers, service providers, and others; ensure work is performed in compliance with contracts and agreements; process invoices and payments.
16. Coordinate the budget process for assigned area; assist in the development and preparation of assigned budget; collect and analyze financial data; review and analyze budget requests; create data tracking and reporting systems; monitor status; oversees, carries out, and maintains records of expenditure of program funds according to fiscal guidelines; develop/prepare grant-funding proposals.
17. Assist with the recruitment, hiring, training, and functional/technical guidance to hourly staff and/or college students serving as peer mentors; schedule assigned staff; ensure staff follows District policies and professional standards; provides functional guidance to faculty as related to the program.
18. Operate a variety of office equipment and learn to use new technology as necessary to perform duties; utilize electronic technology to correspond with others and to maintain assigned calendars, schedules, and appointments; coordinate and arrange meetings; utilize various computer applications and software packages.
19. Maintain currency of knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.
20. Perform related duties as required.
Up to 25 hours per week
This position is a short-term, temporary, hourly, Non-Bargaining Unit (NBU) assignment, not to exceed 160 days per fiscal year (July 1-June 30). The assignment is on an as needed basis, and may be shortened or extended at any time, due to departmental needs, with little to no notice. This recruitment will remain open until filled or withdrawn. Once you have submitted an application electronically, the current status of your application will be available to view at any time upon signing in under your personal username and password. Please do not call the Human Resources Office regarding the status of your application.
Employment with the South Orange County Community College District is contingent upon successful completion of the Human Resources pre-employment (“onboarding”) process. The Human Resources onboarding process may include, but is not limited to, successful completion of Live Scan fingerprinting (approx.. $70), I-9 completion, background checks, reference checks, TB testing, as well as completion of the online onboarding process. Failure to successfully complete any portion of the onboarding process will invalidate any conditional job offer received. Falsification of, or omission on, any SOCCCD pre-employment information may result in withdrawal of any conditional job offer or termination of employment. Short term, non-bargaining unit (NBU) positions may only be used on an intermittent/seasonal basis. Ed. Code sect. 88003 states "Short-term employee means any person who is employed to perform a service for the district, upon the completion of which, the service required or similar services will not be extended or needed on a continuing basis.”
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country. Documentation according to USCIS I-9 guidelines (i.e. ID card and Social Security card) must be presented at the time of hire. Per IRS regulations, a Social Security card must be presented at the time of hire.
Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity:
The South Orange County Community College District is committed to creating an academic and work environment that fosters diversity, equity and inclusion and equal opportunity for all, and ensures that students, faculty, management and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome, included, supported, and safe. Our culture of belonging, openness, and inclusion, makes our district a unique and special place for individuals of all backgrounds.
Our District and our colleges are looking for equity and inclusion-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to the understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present within our community. When you join our District, you can expect to be part of an exciting, thriving, equity-focused, and inclusive community that approaches higher education with the lens of social justice and collaboration among students, faculty, staff, administration, and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position with our District, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our District’s mission and goals for EEO, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Disability Accommodations: If you require special accommodations in the application and/or selection process, please notify District Human Resources (DHR) at least two (2) business days prior to the Job Close Date/Initial Screening Date, by either calling (949) 582-4850 or sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
NBU at-will employment: After successful completion of the onboarding requirements, an individual may be employed by the South Orange County Community College District as a short-term, temporary NBU employee. Employment will be on an “if and as needed” basis, as determined by the District. NBU employment is at-will, and either party may terminate this working relationship at any time. Neither party shall be required to provide any reason for the separation. NBU employees shall not have reemployment rights or recourse to petition to be reinstated.
Worksite: NBU employees are limited to working in a single position in one department/site
Work schedules: Department/Division managers, administrators, and/or supervisors shall determine the work schedule of NBU employees to include the number of days and hours worked per week and the start and stop times.
160-day restriction: NBU employees will not work more than 160 days (in any combination of NBU positions) no matter how many hours per day they work.
Payroll reporting period: The payroll reporting period is from the 15th of the first month to the 14th of the next month. NBU employees are paid on the 10th of the following month. Ex: Pay Period 01/15/23 through 02/14/23 will be paid on March 10th.
California Sick leave: NBU employees are eligible for California Sick leave per AB1522. Information regarding AB1522 is provided to all NBU new hires during the onboarding process.
Retirement information: NBU employees may not work more than 960 hours from July 1st-June 30th. NBU employees who work more than 1000 hours per fiscal year are required to contribute to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), through payroll deduction of about 7-9%. The District does not intend to employ NBU employees for more than 1,000 hours during any fiscal year.
Sexual Harassment/Discrimination: The District is committed to providing an environment that respects the dignity of individuals and groups; is free of sexual harassment, exploitation, intimidation, violence, and other unlawful discrimination, preferential treatment, and harassment, including that which is based on any legally protected characteristic.
Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the intent of the Board to establish and maintain within the District and all of its programs and activities a policy of equal opportunity in employment for all persons, and to prohibit discrimination, preferential treatment, or harassment based on sex, age, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, ancestry, religion, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, marital status or sexual orientation or because an individual is perceived as having one or more of the above characteristics.
Confidentiality: Confidentiality of student and staff information is protected under federal law. Any information regarding students or staff that might be accessed in the course of a work assignment through a computer, student file, or other documentation, is to be used strictly to perform my job duties and may only be shared with those who are authorized to have such information.
Mandated reporter: Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting: The South Orange County Community College District recognizes the responsibility of its staff to report to the appropriate agency when there is a reasonable suspicion that an abuse or neglect of a child may have occurred.
Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Reporting: It is the policy of the South Orange County Community College District to treat reports of violence against elderly persons or dependent adults as high priority criminal activity that is to be fully investigated regardless of the relationship between the victim and the suspect(s).
Campus Crime and Safety Awareness: Information regarding campus crime and safety awareness can be found at www.saddleback.edu or www.ivc.edu. Paper copies are available in Human Resources upon request.
Drug-Free Environment: The District shall be free from all unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in all facilities under the control and use of the District. Any student or employee who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, consistent with local, state, or federal law, which may include the referral to an appropriate rehabilitation program, suspension, demotion, expulsion, or dismissal.
Smoke Free District: It is the intent of the South Orange County Community College District to maintain an educational and workplace environment that is conductive to the health and safety of our students and employees. Realizing the health hazards posed by smoking and by second-hand smoke, it is policy of the South Orange County Community College District to maintain a smoke free environment for all district sites.
SPECIAL COVID-19 NOTICE:
Interviews may be held in-person (following all necessary precautions) or in a virtual format. Employees must reside in California while employed with the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD), even during remote work. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the SOCCCD.
The SOCCCD is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities it serves. More information can be found on our District website by visiting https://www.socccd.edu/communications/covid-19-information.
NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT:
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country. SOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.
If you require special accommodations in the application and/or selection process, please notify District Human Resources (DHR) at least two (2) business days prior to the Job Close Date/Initial Screening Date, by either calling (949) 582-4850 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAMPUS CRIME AND SAFETY AWARENESS:
Information regarding campus crime and safety awareness can be found at www.saddleback.edu or www.ivc.edu. Paper copies are available in the District Human Resources (DHR) office upon request.
A California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retiree may not accept employment until after the first 180 days of retirement. Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting permanent employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active CalPERS member. Please contact CalPERS for additional information regarding your retirement status.
Any active vested member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with the District to perform service that requires membership in CalPERS, is eligible to elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS.