Job ID: 189940

Sr. Transfer Center Specialist (Sub)

South Orange County Community College District

  • Jul. 15, 2022
 
  • Sr. Transfer Center Specialist (Sub)
  • South Orange County Community College District
    South Orange County Community College District, CA
 
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  •  
 
  • Professional Staff
  • Admissions/Student Records/Registrar
 
 

Title:

Sr. Transfer Center Specialist (Sub)

 

Job Category:

NBU

 

Job Opening Date:

July 12, 2022

 

Job Closing Date:

June 30, 2023

 

Locations:

Irvine Valley College

 

Pay Grade, for more information click on this link: 

http://www.socccd.edu/humanresources/hr_salary.html

 

Pay Type:

Hourly

Job Description:

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

 

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Under direction from assigned supervisory or management staff, leads, oversees, and participates in performing a full range of administrative, technical, and programmatic duties related to coordinating and providing the operations and services of the assigned Transfer Center, participates in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for providing transfer assistance including workshop presentations, application preparation, and transfer readiness information; and maintains research and data collection activities including the maintenance of the department website, transfer research databases, and transfer agreements in accordance with prescribed policies, procedures, regulations and guidelines.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the advanced journey level class in the Transfer Center Specialist series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including the provision of functional and technical supervision over lower level transfer staff. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.

 

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.

 

Lead, plan, train, and review the work of staff responsible for performing a variety of specialized clerical and administrative duties related to the operations and services of the assigned Transfer Center; participate in performing the most complex work of the unit.

Train assigned employees in their areas of work including transfer center methods, procedures, and techniques.

Verify the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques, and compliance with applicable standards and specifications; interpret, explain and apply policies, procedures, codes and regulations relating to human resource operations.

Under the direction of an academic counselor, present UC and CSU application preparation workshops; develop content of presentations for workshops and classes to present transfer information, deliver application preparation information, and introduce the transfer process to students.

Perform a full range of duties involved in the development and dissemination of transfer center information; develop and maintain a comprehensive and responsive transfer website; develop, post, and present information regarding transfer center information and requirements.

Develop, coordinate, and prepare a variety of documents including transfer pattern documents; assist with the development of Transfer Agreement forms and related recordkeeping; ensure documents and agreements are in accordance with prescribed policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines.

Oversee and participate in providing technical information to students and staff regarding transfer to universities, colleges, and technical/vocational schools; provide information regarding various program and admission requirements.

Oversee and participate in conducting orientations for students to explain the functions of the Transfer Center; direct students to appropriate resources including college catalogs, college reference guides, and computer programs/systems; provide directions and assistance to students in accessing information in various computer programs/systems including ASSIST, College Source, CSU Mentor, FinAid, and related systems; assist students in locating specific major and career information; assist students in facilitating transfer.

Oversee and participate in maintaining and displaying current reference and resource material including college catalogs, supplementary brochures, and financial aid/scholarship information; ensure that the information provided to students and staff is current; assume responsibility for selecting and purchasing reference books and computer software programs as necessary.

Oversee and participate in coordinating various Transfer Center events and programs to effectively market the college as a means for transfer to the 4-year university of the student’s choice; staff tables and provide information related to transfer requirements.

Serve as referral source for students who have complicated transfer issues; serve as an advocate for students who were denied transfer admission and refer to appropriate sources.

Oversee and participate in coordinating visits from representative from other colleges and universities; arrange and schedule appointments for students to meet with representative from other colleges and universities; coordinate tours of other colleges and universities for students.

Develop and present activities that will increase the college’s transfer readiness rates; develop activities to increase the transfer and college going culture of the community and the college.

Assist in developing data bases to gather needed student based reporting information; create accurate transfer based data and reports.

Participate in program management and development; participate in the development of goals and objectives as well as guidelines and procedures for assigned operations and services.

Serve as a liaison between the college and community regarding assigned programs and operations.

Assist supervisor in the preparation and administration of program budget(s); assist in preparing cost estimates for budget recommendations; assist in submitting justifications for budget items; allocate funds to proper budget codes; monitor and track expenditures in a timely manner; provide regular budget reports to administrator for control of expenditures; assist in resolving budget issues and problems; process budget/expense transfers; recommend budget revisions.

Perform related duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

 

Knowledge of:

Operations, services, and activities of a college transfer program.

Principles of lead supervision and training.

Methods and techniques of advising students regarding transfer options and programs.

Public and private university guidelines for application and acceptance.

Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including those related to the transfer of students.

Advanced college matriculation requirements.

Confidentiality requirements when dealing with personal and sensitive student information.

Data collection and basic research principles and practices

Mathematical and statistical principles.

Principles, practices, and procedures of business letter writing and report preparation.

Record keeping methods and procedures.

Principles and practices used to establish and maintain files and information retrieval systems.

Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Specialized transfer software and websites, including Assist, UC Pathways, and College Source.

Work organization principles and practices.

Principles and techniques used in public relations.

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.

English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.

 

Ability to:

Lead, organize, and review the work of staff.

Make effective and organized presentations in a laboratory or classroom environment.

Independently perform the most difficult transfer functions.

Interpret, explain, and enforce department policies and procedures.

Identify student needs and assist students in locating transfer alternatives.

Provide specialized assistance and information to students and others concerning transfer requirements and Center resources; work with students to facilitate completion of transfer applications.

Assess student needs and make appropriate referrals.

Maintain current knowledge of transfer requirements for colleges and universities; maintain inventory of information.

Understand the organization and operation of the College as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.

Understand, interpret, and apply administrative and office policies and procedures as well as pertinent laws, regulations, and ordinances.

Understand articulation systems.

Perform responsible and difficult clerical and administrative duties involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative.

Respond to requests and inquiries from students, staff, or the public; effectively present information in person or on the telephone to students, staff, or the public.

Implement and maintain filing and record-keeping systems.

Independently compose and prepare correspondence and memoranda.

Plan and organize work to meet schedules and changing deadlines.

Work within the policies, functions, and requirements of area of assignment.

Provide lead supervision and training to assigned staff.

Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.

Type or enter data at a speed necessary for successful job performance.

Use correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.

Work under steady pressure with frequent interruptions and a high degree of public contact by phone or in person.

Work independently and effectively in the absence of supervision

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE GUIDELINES

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education/Training:

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in education or a related field.

Experience:

Four years of increasingly responsible administrative and programmatic experience including two years of student support program experience, preferably in a transfer center.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment:

Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting. Duties are typically performed at a desk or computer terminal; subject to noise from office equipment operation; frequent interruptions and contact in person and on the telephone with students, academic and classified staff, and others. At least minimal environmental controls are in place to assure health and comfort.

Physical:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

 

Additional Information:

$30.64/hr

Up to 25 hours per week

Schedule TBD

On-site only

 

This position is a short-term, temporary, hourly, Non-Bargaining Unit (NBU) assignment, not to exceed 160 days per fiscal year (July 1-June 30). The assignment is on an as needed basis, and may be shortened or extended at any time, due to departmental needs, with little to not notice. This recruitment will remain open until filled or withdrawn. Once you have submitted an application electronically, the current status of your application will be available to view at any time upon signing in under your personal username and password. Please do not call the Human Resources Office regarding the status of your application.

 

Employment with the South Orange County Community College District is contingent upon successful completion of the Human Resources pre-employment (“onboarding”) process. The Human Resources onboarding process may include, but is not limited to, successful completion of Live Scan fingerprinting (approx.. $70), I-9 completion, background checks, reference checks, TB testing, COVID-19 vaccination, as well as completion of the online onboarding process. Failure to successfully complete any portion of the onboarding process will invalidate any conditional job offer received. Falsification of, or omission on, any SOCCCD pre-employment information may result in withdrawal of any conditional job offer or termination of employment. Short term, non-bargaining unit (NBU) positions may only be used on an intermittent/seasonal basis. Ed. Code sect. 88003 states "Short-term employee means any person who is employed to perform a service for the district, upon the completion of which, the service required or similar services will not be extended or needed on a continuing basis.”

 
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  Documentation according to USCIS I-9 guidelines (i.e. ID card and Social Security card) must be presented at the time of hire. Per IRS regulations, a Social Security card must be presented at the time of hire.

 

Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity: 

The South Orange County Community College District is committed to creating an academic and work environment that fosters diversity, equity and inclusion and equal opportunity for all, and ensures that students, faculty, management and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome, included, supported, and safe. Our culture of belonging, openness, and inclusion, makes our district a unique and special place for individuals of all backgrounds. 


Our District and our colleges are looking for equity and inclusion-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to the understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present within our community. When you join our District, you can expect to be part of an exciting, thriving, equity-focused, and inclusive community that approaches higher education with the lens of social justice and collaboration among students, faculty, staff, administration, and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position with our District, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our District’s mission and goals for EEO, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

 

Disability Accomodations:  If you require special accommodations in the application and/or selection process, please notify District Human Resources (DHR) at least two (2) business days prior to the Job Close Date/Initial Screening Date, by either calling (949) 582-4850 or sending an e-mail to hrinfodesk@socccd.edu.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination: The Board of Trustees voted to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, employees, and volunteers with allowances for medical exemptions and sincerely held religious beliefs as defined by law. To apply for an exemption, please contact Leilani Anselmo at lanselmo@socccd.edu with your written request specifying which exemption you are seeking. If applying for an exemption, it must be approved by the District prior to your start date. You will need to upload your QR code for you vaccination during the onboarding process.

 

NBU at-will employment: After successful completion of the onboarding requirements, an individual may be employed by the South Orange County Community College District as a short-term, temporary NBU employee. Employment will be on an “if and as needed” basis, as determined by the District. NBU employment is at-will, and either party may terminate this working relationship at any time. Neither party shall be required to provide any reason for the separation. NBU employees shall not have reemployment rights or recourse to petition to be reinstated.

 

Worksite: NBU employees are limited to working in a single position in one department/site

 

Work schedules: Department/Division managers, administrators, and/or supervisors shall determine the work schedule of NBU employees to include the number of days and hours worked per week and the start and stop times.

 

160-day restriction: NBU employees will not work more than 160 days (in any combination of NBU positions) no matter how many hours per day they work.

 

Payroll reporting period: The payroll reporting period is from the 15th of the first month to the 14th of the next month.  NBU employees are paid on the 10th of the following month. Ex: Pay Period 01/15/22 through 02/14/22 will be paid on March 10th.

 

California Sick leave: NBU employees are eligible for California Sick leave per AB1522.  Information regarding AB1522 is provided to all NBU new hires during the onboarding process.

 

Retirement information: NBU employees may not work more than 960 hours from July 1st-June 30th. NBU employees who work more than 1000 hours per fiscal year are required to contribute to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), through payroll deduction of about 7-9%. The District does not intend to employ NBU employees for more than 1,000 hours during any fiscal year.

 

Sexual Harassment/Discrimination: The District is committed to providing an environment that respects the dignity of individuals and groups; is free of sexual harassment, exploitation, intimidation, violence, and other unlawful discrimination, preferential treatment, and harassment, including that which is based on any legally protected characteristic. 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the intent of the Board to establish and maintain within the District and all of its programs and activities a policy of equal opportunity in employment for all persons, and to prohibit discrimination, preferential treatment, or harassment based on sex, age, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, ancestry, religion, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, marital status or sexual orientation or because an individual is perceived as having one or more of the above characteristics.

 

Confidentiality: Confidentiality of student and staff information is protected under federal law. Any information regarding students or staff that might be accessed in the course of a work assignment through a computer, student file, or other documentation, is to be used strictly to perform my job duties and may only be shared with those who are authorized to have such information.

 

Mandated reporter: Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting: The South Orange County Community College District recognizes the responsibility of its staff to report to the appropriate agency when there is a reasonable suspicion that an abuse or neglect of a child may have occurred. Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Reporting: It is the policy of the South Orange County Community College District to treat reports of violence against elderly persons or dependent adults as high priority criminal activity that is to be fully investigated regardless of the relationship between the victim and the suspect(s).

 

Campus Crime and Safety Awareness: Information regarding campus crime and safety awareness can be found at www.saddleback.edu or www.ivc.edu.  Paper copies are available in Human Resources upon request.

 

Drug-Free Environment:  The District shall be free from all unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in all facilities under the control and use of the District. Any student or employee who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, consistent with local, state, or federal law, which may include the referral to an appropriate rehabilitation program, suspension, demotion, expulsion, or dismissal.

 

Smoke Free District: It is the intent of the South Orange County Community College District to maintain an educational and workplace environment that is conductive to the health and safety of our students and employees. Realizing the health hazards posed by smoking and by second-hand smoke, it is policy of the South Orange County Community College District to maintain a smoke free environment for all district sites.

 

 

 

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT:

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.

 

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS:

If you require special accommodations in the application and/or selection process, please notify District Human Resources (DHR) at least two (2) business days prior to the Job Close Date/Initial Screening Date, by either calling (949) 582-4850 or sending an e-mail to hrinfodesk@socccd.edu.

 

CAMPUS CRIME AND SAFETY AWARENESS:

Information regarding campus crime and safety awareness can be found at www.saddleback.edu or www.ivc.edu. Paper copies are available in the District Human Resources (DHR) office upon request.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

A California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retiree may not accept employment until after the first 180 days of retirement. Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting permanent employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active CalPERS member. Please contact CalPERS for additional information regarding your retirement status.

 

Any active vested member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with the District to perform service that requires membership in CalPERS, is eligible to elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS.

 

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

 

The South Orange County Community College District is committed to creating an academic and work environment that fosters diversity, equity and inclusion and equal opportunity for all, and ensures that students, faculty, management and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome, included, supported, and safe. Our culture of belonging, openness, and inclusion, makes our district a unique and special place for individuals of all backgrounds.

 

Our District and our colleges are looking for equity and inclusion-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to the understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present within our community. When you join our District, you can expect to be part of an exciting, thriving, equity-focused, and inclusive community that approaches higher education with the lens of social justice and collaboration among students, faculty, staff, administration, and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position with our District, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our District’s mission and goals for EEO, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

 

 

SOCCCD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Important: You must make sure that you have completed your application for a posting by 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time, on the posting's Job Close Date, along with any required documents, in order to be considered for the position.


 
Please reference AcademicKeys.com in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.
 

Contact Information

 


  •  


New Search | Previous