Career Resources/Counseling Aide
San Mateo County Community College District
Posting Number: 20141017S
Department: Counseling Services CA (DEPT)
Location: Caada College
Position Number: 3C0162
Percentage of Full Time: 100%
FLSA: Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)
Months per Year: 12
If other, please specify:
Min Salary: $56,412 (annual)
Max Salary: $72,000 (annual)
Position Type: Classified Positions
Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the Districts Strategic Plan, success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals. The Districts Students First Strategic Plan is focused on Student Success, Equity and Social Justice. We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
The College and the District:
Caada College is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 11,000 students each academic year. Caada College has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on Caada Colleges Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.
Who We Want:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.
Under general supervision, the Career Resources/Counseling Aide is involved in planning, coordinating and implementing a variety of services related to College programs, student career resources, information, and services. The Career Resources/Counseling Aide plans and implements a resource library of online and print materials related to career opportunities, counseling services, employers, job requirements, job openings, other career information, as well as general college programs and services information. Public contact is extensive, and involves students, staff, employer representatives, community and government agencies, other educational institutions, vendors and other personnel for the purpose of exchanging current information related to industry trends, employer staffing requirements, job development, career fairs, program publicity, counseling, and other related services. A moderate degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to plan innovative program services and to represent the College when in contact with outside employers and other organization representatives. Consequences of errors in judgment can be costly in public relations and employee time. A Career Resources/Counseling Aide can lead the work of student assistants and other staff as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
1. Exchanges information with students, College staff, employer representatives, and others concerning career and counseling program services and information
2. Confers with management and other staff regarding program plans, service enhancements, staffing requirements, program evaluation, publicity, scheduling and other matters
3. Meets with potential employers to identify job placement opportunities and with employer representatives and other educational institutions to publicize program services, potential employee availability, and community services
4. Attends meetings, conferences, and other events to obtain current program information
5. Assists students in determining existing job skills and the skill requirements of various career opportunities, as well as with contacting potential employers, preparation of application materials, and interview readiness
6. Coordinates the administration of career/counseling assessments and diagnostic surveys
7. Coordinates introductions and follow-up for student job placements
8. Makes referrals to career and other counselors, instructional programs, and other college services
9. Demonstrates and participates in the use of special web-based software and the internet in job seeking when assisting students
10. Enters, modifies, and retrieves online data related to career resources, employer profiles, client records, job opportunities, student placements, and other information
11. Uses a variety of computer software, including spreadsheets, to format, compose, and prepare correspondence, brochures, surveys, forms, reports, online and print publicity materials
12. Researches data for a variety of presentations, reports, surveys, and other uses
13. Plans and coordinates the logistics, staffing, implementation, and evaluation of job fairs, tours, presentations, group meetings, community activities and business events, which publicize the career resources program and services
14. Performs other related duties as assigned
A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelors degree in sociology, psychology, human resources, or a closely related field
Successful related experience of increasing responsibility that has included interviewing and assessment
Experience with event planning and coordination
Skill in oral and written communication, including public speaking
Experience researching, compiling and formatting data for reports
Experience with the organization and maintenance of electronic and manual files and records
Experience with the use of a variety of computer software to compose and prepare correspondence, forms, reports, presentations, publicity materials and other written materials
Demonstrated skill in working as part of a customer service team
Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff
This classification requires manual dexterity; use of a keyboard, mouse and computer for extended periods of time; pulling, pushing, reaching; and moving items of light to moderate weight in order to perform the essential functions.
Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of various career options and resources available for students and other program clients
2. Knowledge of labor market trends, including wages, skill category requirements, and job search methodologies
3. Skill in researching, compiling, formatting and reporting statistical, demographic and other complex data
4. Skill in use of the Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and web-based content management systems
5. Skill in oral communication, including public speaking
6. Skill in written communication
7. Skill in interviewing, skills assessments, data comparison, job development, and job placement
8. Skill in planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating the logistics and details of large events
9. Skill in coordinating the work of others
10. Ability to work effectively as part of a customer service team
11. Skill in establishing and maintaining respectful and sensitive working relationships with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.
Open Date: 12/15/2020
First Review Date: 01/13/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:
Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:
1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position).
2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.
3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicants cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicants qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.
Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.
For questions related to this posting, please contact:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Web Page: www.smccd.edu/hr
Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.
5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.
Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.
Annual Security Report:
San Mateo County Community College Districts (SMCCCD) 2020 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2020 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2020 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2020 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.
To apply, visit: https://jobs.smccd.edu/
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