Program Services Coordinator - Career Readiness & Job Placement


: $91,495.00 - $187,710.00 /year *

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Position Information Posting Number 2014893S Position Title Program Services Coordinator - Career Readiness & Job Placement Location Skyline College Department Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development Position Number 2C0237 Percentage of Full Time 100% FLSA Non-Exempt (accrues overtime) Months per Year 12 If other, please specify Min Salary $62,868 (annual) Max Salary $80,220 (annual) Position Type Classified Positions Posting Text 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 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

Skyline College is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 16,000 students each academic year. Skyline 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 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.

The Position

This position involves the planning and implementation of career development and job placement programs and support. Under direction of the Dean of Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development, the employee assists in planning and coordinating the implementation of services, such as student recruitment, career development orientations, career readiness activities and job placement, special events, tours, individual and specialized programs and other support for current and potential program participants. Public contact is extensive and can include students, staff, other educational institutions, community and business representatives, governmental agencies and the general public, for the purpose of exchanging program information and services. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to adequately represent the college and program, to serve as a technical resource person for the Career Readiness and Job Placement program, and to design original program components and services. Consequences of errors in judgment can be costly in public relations and in employee time; however, management controls limit the risk of more serious consequences. The Program Services Coordinator can lead the work of student assistants, proctors, 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. Develops partnerships with public and private employers, works with community and public agencies, and creates opportunities for students to participate in work experience and paid internships

2. Collaborates with Skyline College faculty and staff to develop partnerships, student work experience, and paid internship/externship sites

3. Actively recruits students and aids in placing students in relevant living wage work experience, paid internship, and graduate employment opportunities related to their Meta Major

4. Maintains technical aspects of the program

5. Markets Career Readiness and Job Placement activities to students, staff, faculty and managers, as well as to local high schools, economic development agencies, and public and private sectors in the greater San Mateo area

6. Assists with the development of an evaluation process for project implementation, operation, and participant outcomes of project efforts

7. Assists with the coordination of major events and special receptions, such as Career Networking Night, Career Fairs by Meta Major, Paid Internship Fairs, and other Career Readiness and Job Placement related events

8. Increases Career Readiness and Job Placement collaboration with campus-wide vocational advisory groups and industry partnerships

9. Develops employment and internship services as a part of the delivery of Career Readiness and Job Placement programming expanding collaborative partnerships in public and private sectors of the job market

10. Assists Career Readiness and Job Placement Program with employer engagement, internship fairs, career development, soft skills, resumes, job search, internship/externship interviews and screening by Meta Major

11. Assists in the development of an industry panel of employers that assists the Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development Division with recommendations regarding employment, internships, and effective methods in preparing students for the transition from college to the workforce

12. Supports and assists faculty, and works collaboratively with instructional and student services faculty and classified staff

13. Markets living wage employment and paid internship programs by Meta Major to SMCCCD students, our community, staff, faculty and managers, local high schools, economic development agencies, and public and private employers

14. Exchanges information with students, staff, other educational institutions, community and business representatives, vendors, employers, and the general public

15. Travels to various off-site locations to confer with high schools, community service organizations, governmental agencies, businesses and other entities, and to recruit students into a college program

16. Makes presentations to small and large groups as a program and college representative

17. Assists students in determining existing job skills and the skill requirements of various career opportunities

18. Researches and compiles statistical, narrative, financial, demographic and other data for regular and special reports to track program participation, program evaluation criteria, career resources and job availability, employer profiles, and other information

19. Enters, modifies and retrieves online data; uses a variety of software to compose, format and prepare correspondence, memoranda, publicity materials, surveys, brochures, flyers, bulletins, reports, presentations, and other materials; sets up and maintains confidential and other files; plans and coordinates lay-out, graphics, photography and other artwork, editing, printing, multimedia enhancements, web page information, distribution and other services in conjunction with other staff, students, and/or vendors as appropriate

20. Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelors degree in business administration, sociology, human resources or a closely related field

Successful work experience of increasing responsibility in social services, human resources, career development/job placement or a related area

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

Experience with program planning, implementation and evaluation

Experience with engaging and interactive training, facilitation and leading the work of others

Experience with researching, formatting, assessing and preparing data for reports and other materials

Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication, including public speaking

Experience with the use of a variety of computer software to track and monitor data, compose and prepare correspondence, memoranda and other information

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Knowledge of specific program and related college services available to students and other potential participants

2. Knowledge of applicable and available community, business, governmental and educational resources

3. Skill in oral communication, including public speaking

4. Skill in written communication

5. Skill in short- and long-range program and event planning, program and event implementation, coordination and evaluation

6. Skill in interviewing, assessment and evaluation

7. Skill in sensitive, respectful and effective communication with people from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds

8. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective and efficient working relationships

9. Skill in research, compiling and formatting a variety of data for reports

10. Skill in using a variety of computer software to compose, format and prepare correspondence, memoranda, publicity and other printed materials

11. Ability to work effectively as part of a customer-service team

Physical Requirements

This classification requires sitting for various lengths of time; the ability to type, use phone, occasionally lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects of light to moderate weight; work at a computer, including viewing a monitor for various lengths of time, repetitive use of keyboard, mouse or other control device, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate keyboard; and ability to operate a motor vehicle and drive to off campus locations in order to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Qualifications Benefits

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.

Posting Detail Information Open Date 01/09/2020 First Review Date 02/07/2020 Close Date 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 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) ###-####
Fax:(650) ###-####
Web Page:

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 salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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