EVALUATIONS AND STUDENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST 2021-03
STUDENT SERVICES DIVISION
Sierra College is seekinga full-time Evaluations and Student Support Specialists in the Student Services division. Sierra College is a Community College located near Sacramento, California where a heavy emphasis is placed on academic excellence and student success. Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the evolving needs of the students and communities that it serves. The Sierra Community College District covers more than 3,200 square miles and serves the Northern California foothill counties of Placer and Nevada, as well as parts of El Dorado and Sacramento.We serve over 18,000 students throughout the region in both on-ground and online courses, including students at our main Rocklin Campus as well as at three centers located in Grass Valley, Tahoe/Truckee, and Roseville.
Sierra College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students and values the rich, diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. A strong candidate for this position must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities and sexual orientations, as well as individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups. Our District is committed to providing strategies for success and proactive student-centered practices and policies focused on eliminating equity gapsto ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment focused on strategies for success and equitable outcomes for all.
As an institution, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, learner-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community. The ideal candidate will share the College’s commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students develop the critical skills necessary to succeed in their degree and career objectives. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 18,300 students per term, where approximately: 21% of Sierra College’s students are Latino/a/x, 3% are African-American, 3% are Filipino, 6% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 1% are Pacific Islander,7% are multiracial and 57% are White.
The successful candidate will join acollege dedicated to the use of culturally responsive strategies and methods that meet the varying needs of our students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community. The successful candidate will also join a Student Services division committedtofoundationallyre?engineeringitsprogramsandservicesusingtheGuidedPathwaysframeworktoincreasestudentachievementandtimelygoalcompletion.Sierra College demonstrates its commitment to equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty, and staff. These opportunities include trainings and workshops on equity and inclusion, SC4 (Sierra College Community, Creativity, Culture, and Collaboration Training), active Academic Senate standing committees concerned with student success and equity, a Presidential Equity Advisory Committee (PEAC), culturally responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented and AB540 students, campus-wide equity summits, a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.
Underdirectionofan assignedmanager, the Evaluations and Student Support Specialist will provide a full range ofsupport to students by major/interest area. Working with other success team members, this position will complete avarietyofspecializedduties that include: transcript articulation; assist inretention/completionefforts;provideinformationtostudents;andperform other relatedduties asrequiredto ensurecompliancewithDistrict policies andapplicable stateandfederal lawsandregulations.
EXAMPLES OF FUNCTIONS AND TASKS
representative Duties - 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.
Reviewand assess official transcripts from othereducational institutionsandverifyacceptableaccreditation;? calculatestudent cumulative data and grade pointaverage(GPA),convertingdatatosemester system ifprior educationalinstitutionoperated on aquarter system;assesstransfercurriculumtodetermineDistrict degreeapplicability,analyzingcomparabilityanddeterminingifspecificcoursessatisfygraduationrequirementsor whether torecommendsubstitutionofcourses;determineeligibilityto useDD214service recordas unit credits.
Evaluate and articulate transfer coursework from other colleges and universities for course equivalency with college courses to clear major and GE requirements for degrees and certificates and CSU Breadth and IGETC certification.
Make independent decisions based on research and review of reference manuals, websites, Transfer Model Curriculums, and various States’ Educational Standards when determining accreditation, transfer of credit, and course articulation of college and university level coursework along with college catalogs and microfiche to compare course descriptions and syllabi to College courses.
Develop, test and maintain multiple databases including, the student information system, document imaging system, degree audit system of articulated coursework from other regionally accredited educational institutions for purposes of course equivalencies and advising.
Post transferable courses to academic record which will reflect in the student’s degree audits to assist the student and counselor in preparing the student’s educational plan.
Performacademicrecordsevaluation;evaluate Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT), Associate ofArts(AA)andAssociate ofScience(AS) degreepetitionsandcertificatepetitions. Process requests for degrees including pre-check upon receipt and post-check after completion of work in progress; post award information to student record; correspond to students to notify them of deficiencies.
Perform specialized activities in providing students with accurate and current information regarding the use of courses taken at other colleges and universities.
Provideinformationandreferralsoncollegeprograms,policies andprocedures; explainprogramobjectives andofferings;assistinthe developmentandcoordinationofStudent Success and Support Programmaterialsandhandouts.
ReferstudentstoCounselors for educational planning, transfer andcareerplanning, personalandcrisiscounseling.
Assessstudents’current knowledge andinformationneedstodeterminetheappropriatestartingpointforusingcounselingdepartment resources; followdepartmentprotocolstoreferstudentsto aCounselor as appropriate.
Function asatechnologyresourcefor students, counselorsand other facultyforinformationandassistance.
Present and assistinplanning, coordinating, implementing, andevaluatingSSSPrelatedevents, such asfairs, workshops, andotherevents.
Performa variety ofspecializeddutiesrelatedtothe SSSPrequirementsregardingservicesforprospective,new,continuingandreturningstudents;workclosely with otherdepartmentsandstaff to ensuresmoothimplementationofSSSPcomponent activities;communicateSSSPpolicies,procedures, regulations and other information.
Assistinhighschool outreachandother publicandcommunityrelatedefforts;participatein the development andimplementation ofappropriate methodsandproceduresto optimize efficient andeffectivedelivery ofservices to potential andenrolledstudents;assistwithservicesto increaseaccess, student retentionandsuccess.
Providea widevarietyofadministrativesupport, mayinclude but not limitedto:composeandtypecorrespondence,schedulemeetings, appointments, androom reservations;attendmeetingsandserve oncommittees;performgeneral clericalduties; developandprocessforms; maintain and provideinformation, resourcematerials, andinformation on programactivities.
Train and provide work direction to assigned student workers and temporary help as assigned.
Perform related duties as required
Salary & Benefits: $24.29 per hour, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. Current work hours are subject to change in accordance with pertinent provisions of the collective bargaining agreement. Family coverage health, dental and vision insurance, P.E.R.S. retirement system, income protection, life insurance, sick leave, vacation, and holidays as provided according to District policy.
Please include a self-assessment that addresses the?responsibilities and qualifications listed on the job announcement, including:
The transferable experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to serve as an Evaluations and Student Support Specialist.
A commitment to helping improve student retention, persistence and completion, including the strategies you feel are best for supporting historically underrepresented and underserved students.
Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice in Student Services and in the campus community.
Candidates must submit a Sierra College Online Application available at:
DEADLINE:Applications must be received by the Sierra College Human Resources Department no later than THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2020. LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Cover letters and resumes are not required but may be included if applicant so desires. Please note that letters of reference may be utilized during the reference checking process but will not be provided to the hiring committee.
Given the current pandemic in our country, interviews will likely take place virtually via Zoom or a conference call.
TRAVEL EXPENSES BORNE BY THE CANDIDATE (if in person interviews)
Other terms and conditions of employment are specified in the applicable collective bargaining agreements on file in the District Human Resources Department. Position description of record on file in the Human Resources Department.
*Sierra Community College District currently operates campuses in Rocklin, Roseville, Truckee and Grass Valley.? ?In its management of a multi-campus environment, the District reserves right of assignment including the right to change assignment locations and shift assignments based on District need.? Although this position may currently reside at the Rocklin campus, the assignment location may be subject to change as needed.? Additionally, the district reserves the right to cancel, revise or re-announce this position as well as any and all positions at any time.?
Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination and the achievement of diversity and equity among its faculty, staff, and students.
Persons with inquiries about the application of Title IX and/or EEO may contact the Director of Diversity, EEO & Title IX (Title IX Coordinator) at the address below, at (916) 660-7006 or via email at EEOT9@sierracollege.edu.
Persons with questions regarding reasonable accommodation of physical and other disabilities should contact the Sierra College Human Resources Department at (916) 660-7105.
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Physical:Primaryfunctionsrequiresufficientphysicalabilityandmobilitytoworkinanofficesetting;tostandorsitforprolongedperiodsoftime;tooccasionallywalk,stoop,bend,kneel,crouch,reach,andtwist;tolift,carry,push,and/orpulllighttomoderateamountsofweight;tooperateofficeequipmentrequiringrepetitivehandmovementandfinecoordinationincludinguseofacomputerkeyboard;and toverballycommunicate to exchangeinformation.
Hearing: Hear in thenormal audiorangewith orwithoutcorrection.
About Sierra Joint Community College District
Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the needs of the communities that it serves.With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to 4 year Universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills. Sierra graduates can be found in businesses and industries throughout the region.Our award-winning faculty members enhance their teaching with research, authorship and industry expertise. We are also recognized nationally for excellence in our athletic programs.