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Student Success and Support Specialist I (Temporary Assignment)
Ventura County Community College District
Salary: $29.71 Hourly
Job Type: Classified
Job Number: Provisional-056
Location: Moorpark College (Moorpark CA), CA
Department: MC - Student Learning
This recruitment is being conducted to fill a temporary assignment and not being conducted to establish an eligibility list from which regular appointments will be made, as such this recruitment may close at any time. Employees hired in this capacity are considered at will and do not accrue property interest in the assignment and are not eligible for benefits.
WHAT YOU'LL DO:
Under the general supervision of the Student Success and Support Services Supervisor or higher-level administrator, organize and implement programs, services, and activities associated with the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) to enhance student success for prospective, new, and continuing students.
This temporary position will be 34 hours/week assisting with outreach and dual enrollment.
WHERE YOU'LL WORK
Moorpark College, one of three colleges in the Ventura County Community College District, was founded in 1967. It serves approximately 15,000 students, and with a "students first" philosophy, empowers its diverse community of learners to complete their goals for academic transfer, basic skills, and career education. Moorpark College is one of the most beautiful community colleges in California. Set on 150 acres, the campus is nestled in the foothills on the southeastern flank of Ventura County, about 40 miles from UCLA, and approximately 75 miles from UC Santa Barbara. It is also a short drive from CSU Northridge, CSU Channel Islands, and California Lutheran University. Moorpark College has been recognized as an Aspen 150 College for the last two years. Known for transfer of students to public and private universities, Moorpark College has the highest number of Associate Degree for Transfers among California community colleges its size.
Moorpark College has the distinction of being recognized as a Champion of Higher Education by the Campaign for College Opportunity in each of the last five years. A Hispanic Serving Institution, it has an excellent reputation for preparing minority and economically disadvantaged students for university transfer and career success. Moorpark College's signature career/technical programs include nursing, radiation technology, biotechnology, and exotic animal training which incorporates the world-renowned America's Teaching Zoo. The college also offers a dynamic range of classes and programs in the visual and performing arts, and its pristine athletic fields and mild climate provide an excellent home for our student athletes. Moorpark College has received numerous grants including a $2.9 million Department of Education Title V grant in 2020 for its Project STEM Impacto, which develops student cohorts in biology, biotechnology, and computer network systems engineering. Moorpark College student outcomes demonstrate that education inspires and
More information can be found on the Moorpark College website.
WHO WE ARE
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our culture and the work that we do within the Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD). The VCCCD is a public community college district serving residents throughout Ventura County. The VCCCD's three colleges - Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College - offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training; basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement. The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators promote academic excellence. This creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, the VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and committed group of faculty, staff, and administrators who are dedicated to the success of all college students.
We encourage candidates who are equity-minded to submit an application for employment. We are designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions committed to racial and socio-economic diversity as it reflects our communities and student populations. We actively seek to attract candidates who share this commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. For the VCCCD, equity-mindedness refers to the perspective or model of thinking exhibited by practitioners who call attention to patterns of inequity in student outcomes.
The Ventura County Community College District ensures that all employees and applicants for positions will have equal opportunity for employment regardless of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, sex, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.
Organize and implement programs and activities in support of the core services provided by the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) including registration, assessment, orientation, educational planning, and follow-up. E
Identify and contact students who have not completed the core services provided by SSSP including registration, assessment, orientation, educational planning, and follow-up, and assist them with completing such services. E
Inform students of academic and support services and deadlines associated with tutoring, supplemental workshops, counseling, financial aid, EOPS/CARE, CalWORKs, Access, Student Health Services, Admissions and Records, and other student services and refer students to appropriate services across campus; coordinate SSSP activities with other college departments. E
Interpret and explain requirements, policies, and procedures pertaining to the SSSP to students; respond to inquiries pertaining to SSSP services. E
Assist in the development of comprehensive assessment program; administer assessment tests to new and continuing students on and off site; prepare and distribute test schedules. E
Identify at-risk student populations and refer students to appropriate academic support, counseling, and student support services; work with counselors and faculty in developing and maintaining an early alert system to identify students in need of referral services. E
Provide support to probationary and dismissed students by scheduling probationary students for probation workshops and counseling appointments to develop a plan to return to good academic standing and communicating with probation students throughout their probationary period to refer them to needed services. E
Refer students to resources to assist them in declaring their program of study, transferring, and reaching their career objectives; identify and contact students who indicate "undecided" or "transfer" as their goal and provide information regarding career and transfer opportunities. E
Develop, coordinate, and conduct transition workshops and activities for prospective, new, and continuing students. E
Design, prepare, and disseminate announcements, newsletters, brochures, flyers, forms, social media posts, and other forms of communication regarding SSSP-related events, activities, programs, and initiatives to college personnel and students. E
Collect and compile data regarding retention rates, student success rates, transfer rates, student performance, student demographics, student services, program evaluation, and other information for inclusion into special and periodic reports; prepare administrative reports. E
Prepare and administer surveys to students pertaining to SSSP services. E
Troubleshoot and resolve problems and recommend solutions related to student success services. E
Support outreach activities by attending and providing information at outreach sessions at local schools and community venues. E
Maintain student files and other files and documents related to SSSP activities; enter and track data; prepare reports, correspondence, agendas, and meeting minutes. E
Perform related duties as assigned.
E = Essential Duties
A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university
An associate degree from a recognized college or university AND two years of experience performing student support functions at a high school or institution of higher education
To apply, please visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/vcccd/jobs/4294325/student-success-and-support-specialist-i-temporary-assignment
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