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Placement Coordinator - (Student Services) (Norco College)



Placement Coordinator - (Student Services)
Norco College
Riverside Community College District

Application Deadline: 07/23/14 Interested candidates must apply by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
Department: Student Services (N)   
Position Type: Support Staff (Classified / Confidential)  
College/Campus: Norco    
Physical location of the position: Norco  
Employment Type: Full-Time  
Position Length: 12-month  
Salary Range: Grade O  
Salary Amount: $4,707 - $6,325  
Salary Type: Monthly  
Is this position categorically (grant) funded? No

BASIC FUNCTION:
Under the supervision of the area Dean, provides leadership in the coordination of placement testing, implementation of alternative placement methods, and performs matriculation services which do not require the professional competencies of a credentialed counselor in the Assessment Center.

PROVIDES WORK OR LEAD DIRECTION TO:
Under the direction of the area manager provides lead direction to Classified Staff and short-term employees and/or student workers.  

EDUCATION:
A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required. A master's degree is preferred.

EXPERIENCE:
Minimum three years of experience in a community college system serving students in matriculation services and/or placement testing is required.

KNOWLEDGE OF:
Federal, state, and local regulations related to placement services; assessment testing tools and processes; innovative, alternative placement services available for students; current ideas and practices related to placement testing; technological trends in student and placement services; matriculation policies and procedures in higher education; and presentation techniques to provide information to students, staff, parents, and community groups.

ABILITY TO:
Understand, interpret and apply college policies, rules and regulations; prepare clear and concise reports related to student trends, needs, and activity; use a computer and other office equipment; understand oral and written instructions; deal effectively with a diverse college community; communicate in a friendly and helpful manner; maintain effective relationships with students, faculty, staff and the community; understand student needs and make appropriate referrals.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
Candidate must demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff, and the community.

CONTACTS:
Co-workers, other departmental staff, students, parents, outside agencies, other school districts.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Normal office environment.  

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
1. Monitors placement procedures to assure that they are compliant with Federal, state, district and campus regulations and policies.
2. Collaborates with Assessment Center leaders across the district to ensure consistency of placement procedures.
3. Collaborates with faculty and staff to implement and evaluate alternative placement methods such as the Early Assessment Program (EAP) and statewide efforts related common assessment.
4. Uses common software applications such as Excel and Access to prepare basic summary reports of data with percentages, averages, totals, etc. and collaborates with Institutional Effectiveness on other requested reports.
5. Collaborates with the area manager on hours of operation and staffing of student workers and other staff to ensure student access and needs are met.
6. May provide input for scheduling and staffing for administering Assessment Test at local high schools.
7. Through phone, e-mail and personal visits establishes and maintains relationships with local high school representatives to facilitate testing services.
8. Uses multiple media to advertise Assessment schedules and disseminate changes to Federal, state, district and campus regulation, policies and procedures.
9. Collaborates with other departments, on and off campus, in the administration of a variety of assessment tests on-campus and local high school sites.
10. Provides information to help students and families understand the placement process.
11. Collaborates with college departments and Institutional Research on the development, implementation, and evaluation of pilot projects, services, and programs as they relate to placement testing.
12. Works with Admissions & Records in the intake of dual enrollment students, including reviewing applications, high school transcripts and concurrent admissions test results.
13. Conducts general follow-up with students and parents via telephone and e-mail related to placement inquiries.
14. Collects, compiles, and reviews data for reports and presentations; provides meaningful interpretations of data and how it can be used to benefit students.
15. Collaborates with a variety of college support and academic services including such as Admissions & Records, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, EOP&S, Outreach, International Students, and Financial Aid to maximize resources and services to students.
16. Partners with Student Success and Support Program staff and faculty to ensure the smooth transition of students through the matriculation process.
17. Works extensively with electronic files, documents, student records and databases.
18. Familiarity with databases commonly used in the Assessment Center such as Colleague and SARS. Identifies issues or problems related to the databases and collaborates with IT to resolve issues.
19. Maintains an understanding of current ideas, research, practices and Federal and state regulations related to placement testing through continued study and participation in professional organizations.
20. Assists the area dean with monitoring and preparing program budgets to effectively meet the operational needs of the center.
21. Provides assistance in a variety of outreach activities including presentations regarding programs and services, developing community relationships, developing flyers, newsletters and brochures, developing e-mail messages, and assisting in recruiting students from high schools.
22. Participates in District-provided in-service training programs.
23. Maintains a friendly, supportive atmosphere for students, staff, faculty, and the public.
24. Performs other duties, related to the position, as assigned.  

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

SALARY: Salary grades consist of nine steps. A new employee is normally placed on Step 1 of the grade. Changes in step placement take place on the first day of the first month following the anniversary date of attaining permanent classified employee status until the maximum of the grade is reached.

HOLIDAYS: There are 13 holidays observed each year. A pro-rata reduction will be made for employees working less than full-time and less than twelve months.

VACATION: Employees are granted 12 days of vacation per year through the first five years of service to the District; 15 days after completion of five continuous years of service to the District; 20 days after completion of ten continuous years of service to the District; and 22 days after completion of 15 continuous years of service to the District. This computation is based on full-time, twelve-month employment. A pro-rata reduction will be made for employees working less than full-time and less than twelve months.

SICK LEAVE: One day of sick leave for each month of service is granted. This is based on full-time, twelve-month employment. A pro-rata reduction will be made for employees working less than full-time and less than twelve
months. There is no limit to the number of days of sick leave which may be accrued.

FRINGE BENEFITS: The college provides a health and welfare benefit package for employees and legal qualifying dependents. Those employees working less than full-time and less than twelve months will receive a pro-rata share of the benefit package. The dollar value of the package is a subject of negotiation between the District and the Bargaining Unit. Employees working less than 20 hours per week are not eligible for this benefit package.

The work location and assignment within a job classification is determined by the District and may be subject to change.

All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.

The Riverside Community College District is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes the need to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. For more information, contact (951) 222-8039.

The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for the District is Ms. Chani Beeman, 450 E. Alessandro Blvd., Riverside, CA 92508. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8039.  

Work Hours/Work Days for Classified and Hourly Positions Only: Monday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday - Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

To apply, visit: https://jobs.rcc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54982


Required Applicant Documents:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript   

Optional Applicant Documents:
Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
Letter of Recommendation 3
Masters or Equivalent Transcript  

Effective Employment Date: Mutually agreed-upon start date.  

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

* Only electronic, on-line applications are accepted. All supporting materials, required or optional, must also be in electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less than 2 MB in size.

* An application will not be considered complete unless all Required Documents are electronically attached to the application by the Application Deadline date. An incomplete file may subject the candidate to disqualification.

* Paper applications and supporting materials WILL NOT be accepted!

* Letters of reference must be non-confidential and submitted electronically when applying on-line.

* Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

* The Riverside Community College District does not require testing at the initial application filing period. As you progress through the selection process, you may be required to perform a job-related test based on the needs of the work area for which you are being considered.

* The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Diversity and Human Resources at (951) 222-8595 for assistance.  

Application Types Accepted: Classified/Management/Confidential Application  




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