Title: Extended Opportunity Program Specialist (IVC - Substitute)
Job Category: NBU
Job Opening Date: August 30, 2023
Job Closing Date: June 30, 2024
Locations: Irvine Valley College
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Pay Type: Hourly
Hours Per Week: 0
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
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.
The following 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Assist students with completing transfer application on-line.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Refer students to academic counselors for information regarding eligibility for graduation, general education requirements, transfer to other colleges and universities, and vocational certificate programs.
- 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.
- Coordinate book service and parking permits for the program.
- 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.
- 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.
- Attend and participate in workshops to remain current and up-to-date on program requirements.
Perform related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
- 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.
- 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. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Equivalent to two years of college level course work in education, counseling, or a related field.
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.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
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 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.