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Student Activities Specialist
Foothill-De Anza Community College District


Date Posted Mar. 31, 2020
Title Student Activities Specialist
University Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Cupertino, CA, United States
Department n/a
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Classified Staff
  • Student Services
 
 


Student Activities Specialist


Posting #: 18-179

Campus: De Anza College

Close/Initial Review Date:

Description:

Initial Review Date: 08/21/2019*

Next Review Date: 04/13/2020* *Any complete applications received after the review date(s) will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

Starting Salary: $4,232.28 (per month) plus benefits; Salary Grade: C1-44

Full Salary Range: $4,232.28 - $5,657.89 (per month)

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the classified position above.

Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

De Anza College Mission Statement:

De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Dean of Student Development and EOPS, with direction also provided by the Director of College Life, the Student Activities Specialist plans, organizes, and serves as advisor for various student activities and services such as clubs, Inter Club Council (ICC), and student government programs and committees. The successful candidate will provide inclusive, equity-focused programming and student development activities for a diverse student population. This employee must also possess the skills and experience to work with adult learners and the ability to develop student leaders by utilizing a holistic approach. Other responsibilities include coordinating marketing and promotion efforts of the Office of College Life, administering assigned budgets, supervising student employees and performing related duties as assigned.

DEFINITION:

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, assist with various student activities and services including developing, organizing, coordinating and advising various club, cultural, educational and social programs for a diverse student population, staff and community members.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Assist with various student activities and services including developing, organizing, coordinating and advising various clubs, cultural, educational and social programs for a diverse student population, staff and community members.
  • Coordinate Inter Club Council (ICC) activities including monitoring budgets assuring proper administrative approval for Club expenditures; oversee the ICC scholarship process and advise student representatives on policies, procedures and other related matters; serve as advisor to the ICC.
  • Assist student government programs and boards with developing and organizing activities, services and promotion of the Associated Student Body (ASB); attend ASB meetings as needed; coordinate ASB scholarship and book grants; coordinate travel arrangements for student conferences.
  • Coordinate a variety of student services programs and activities including new student orientation, International Student summer activities programs, welcome week and other activities; collaborate with other campus personnel regarding special activities and services; present an overview of campus activities to various off-campus offices as necessary.
  • Design and write a variety of publicity brochures and flyers; participate in the development of marketing strategies to promote campus activities and services.
  • Develop, organize, coordinate and oversee major cultural, educational and social programs for students, staff and the community; assist with Diversity Awareness events.
  • Operate a variety of equipment including public address system, video recorder and other equipment as assigned; operate a computer and other office equipment.
  • Communicate with internal campus organizations and services regarding assistance with meetings, programs or events.
  • Maintain a variety of records regarding club and event expenses, promotional materials and evaluation of special events.
  • Assist in interviewing and training student assistants and oversee the performance of vendors as assigned.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

Knowledge of:
  • Philosophy of community college student government and activities.
  • Marketing and promotion of campus programs.
  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Record-keeping techniques.
  • Budget monitoring and process.


Ability to:
  • Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • Assist with various student activities and services including developing, organizing, coordinating and advising various clubs, cultural, educational and social programs for a diverse student population, staff and community members.
  • Collaborate with other campus staff in developing activities and services.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Maintain routine records.
  • Operate a computer and assigned equipment.
  • Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Work independently with little direction.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • Any combination equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in a related field AND three (3) years experience in student activities or related area working with students and staff.


WORKING CONDITIONS:

Environment:
  • Office environment.


Physical Abilities:
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate computer keyboard.
  • Seeing to read various materials.
  • Standing for extended periods of time.
  • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
  • Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
  • Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling heavy objects up to 30 lbs.


APPLICATION PACKET:
  • A District on-line application on http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/. *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
  • A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.


If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our Applicant Information to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Position: Full-Time, Permanent, 12 months per year

Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html.

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. All interviewing costs incurred by applicant are the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

Email: employment@fhda.edu

http://hr.fhda.edu/

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