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Community College Center for Economic Mobility

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Transition Specialist

Community College Center for Economic Mobility
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Campus Location: District Office

Position Description:

The Transition Specialist reports to the Dean of Workforce & Economic Development at the Community College Center for Economic Mobility (CCCEM) of San Jose

  • Evergreen Community College District. The work schedule is 12 months per year; Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.This position is represented by CSEA (California School Employees Association), Chapter 363.POSITION PURPOSEUnder general direction of the Dean of Workforce & Economic Development or assigned administrator at the Community College Center for Economic Mobility, the Transition Specialist works with the region's adult schools to assist adult education students in identifying goals and promoting career pathways in order to achieve successful transition to post-secondary education, training and/or employment. The position is also responsible for documenting student participation and progress as specified by funding source requirements as well as developing ideas for new programs and services that benefit adult learners in the transition phase.DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICSIncumbent in this role provides guidance and assistance to students transitioning from the South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE) member districts to college. The incumbent works with other Transition Specialists from the SBCAE and external partners to facilitate students' achievement of career and academic goals.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Meet regularly with SBCAE Transition Specialists to coordinate and facilitate student transitions: adult schools, high schools, community colleges and other community-based organizations.2. Schedule and conduct group/individual tours of college with SBCAE member and partner institutes, and follow-up with each organization; present information to students, staff and the general public in a variety of settings.3. Adhere to the Regional Plan program goals and performance measures.4. Communicate and respond to inquiries from internal and external agencies or individuals. Provide assistance and information to faculty, staff and the public as requested.5. Develop and organize bridge/transition information materials to facilitate student information sessions to increase college awareness.6. Assist students in completion of college enrollment, paper or online forms and applications; review forms for accuracy and consistency.7. Prepare and provide transitioning adult learner students' assessment and orientation sessions, as well as workshops to connect students to all college support services.8. Support all transitioning adult learner students to set career and academic goals and identify the support services needed to address challenges that negatively impact each student's success.9. Work with faculty and support staff to identify appropriate differentiated instruction, and provide students personalized instructional support and contexts aligned to their career and academic goals.10. Participate in the development, planning and implementation of non-credit policies and strategies aimed at increasing adult learner student success in all college programs and services.11. Maintain records, prepare reports and other documents according to established guidelines and procedures needed to meet grant requirements.12. Collect, interpret, and report/disseminate data on student progress with all stakeholders, including data required by the funder(s).13. Perform follow-up tasks as required by funding source; make recommendations or take actions to improve performance measures to ensure positive outcomes for grant reporting.14. Collaborate with other college departments to increase understanding of non-credit programs and outreach to the region's adult learners.15. Collaborate with member institutions or other public agencies for students to have access to internship and employment opportunities, and other services the college cannot provide.16. Assist in providing web contents and updates to the adult education website provider.17. Perform other duties as assigned.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESKnowledge of:1. Basic education operations, services and activities for adult learners in adult schools, high schools and equivalent programs.2. Community college bridge/transition, non-credit classes, programs and support systems.3. Needs or special concerns of high school and adult school students enrolling at community colleges.4. Knowledge of non-credit education such as ABE, ASE, ESL, HSE, and/or CTE.5. Federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-credit education in community colleges.6. Principals and techniques of presentation delivery in an environment with diverse audience.7. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment including computer operations.Skills and Ability to:1. Perform specialized adult learner transition duties to promote student success in non-credit programs.2. Use software or other media to enhance presentations; make oral presentations before large or small groups.3. Write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.4. Exercise sound judgement in reviewing and evaluating student applications and goals.5. Be patient, flexible, culturally proficient, and able to work with individuals from diverse ethnic and linguistic backgrounds6. Maintain accurate records and prepare reports, summaries and evaluations.7. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.8. Develop and update forms and marketing materials.9. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.10. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.11. Work independently with little supervision; prioritize work and meet schedules.Required Qualifications:EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE1. An Associate degree or equivalent supplemented by college course work in education, counseling, social services or related field.2. Four years of increasingly responsible experience that includes direct work in: adult education, academic and career counseling, or student outreach areas.Desired Qualifications:1. Bilingual abilities, desirable.Districts Diversity Requirements
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.
  • Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the Districts hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.Salary Range:$58,876 - $71,864 Annual Salary (Range 89: Classified Salary Schedule Fiscal Year 2018-2019). Starting placement is generally at Step 1.Benefits:Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Classified employees also receive vacation, 12 sick leave days and 18 paid holidays. About San Jose/Evergreen Community College DistrictThe District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the Districts emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisors and confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

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(San Jose, Calif.) — The San José – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) learned in early June 2018 that both of its Colleges, Evergreen Valley College (EVC) and San José City College (SJCC), received reaffirmation of their accreditation status until 2023 by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).

The reaffirmed accreditation comes after ACCJC reviewed follow-up reports and evidentiary materials submitted in March 2018 after ACCJC accreditation site visits to both colleges in October 2016.

In letters to College presidents Keith Aytch and Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland of Evergreen Valley and San José City Colleges, respectively, ACCJC President Richard Winn expressed his appreciation to both presidents "for the diligent work and thoughtful reflection" both Colleges took in preparing their accreditation reports and materials.

"ACCJC accreditation is a hallmark of excellence and we are grateful for ACCJC's work in ensuring that we continue to meet their high standards for institutional effectiveness," said Dr. Deborah Budd, SJECCD chancellor. "The fact that both Colleges have had their accreditation fully reaffirmed reflects the hard work taking place on our campuses, our commitment to continuous improvement, and the dedication of our faculty and staff to serving students."

"Our accreditation is critical to ensuring that our students and the public are aware that we provide engaging, high-quality curriculum and student support services and it indicates to employers that we produce graduates who are emerging from programs that meet the very high standards set by ACCJC," said President Aytch. "The fact that the evaluation process is peer-led confirms that community college educators and administrators from throughout the region have recognized the value of a degree or certificate from EVC."

While the accreditation process was time consuming and required many resources at both Colleges, President Clift Breland indicated that it was very much a team effort that involved all constituency groups at the College. "It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain ACCJC accreditation. This is a milestone in San José City College's history and I am proud of our faculty, staff, and students for their efforts in making SJCC a great institution of higher learning," Dr. Clift Breland said. "It's important that we always work to improve upon and adapt the programs and services of the College to meet the needs of today's learners as well as the education and job training requirements of the new economy."

Prior to the Colleges' next comprehensive review in fall of 2023, the institutions will provide midterm reports in October 2020.

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