COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST (Veteran's Program) - San Jose Evergreen Community College District in San Jose California

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San Jose Evergreen Community College District

San Jose, California

United States


Detailed Job Description

Evergreen Valley College


Veteran's Program

Position Purpose

Under the direction of the WIN/CalWORKs Program Director, this individual will coordinate a large number of student engagement activities to enhance students’ understanding of the community, state, and federal resources available to them.  The position will be responsible for thoroughly understanding and providing resources for students regarding a vast array of community resources.  Position duties range from meeting with community programs, explaining community resources to students, to producing handouts and marketing materials.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Conduct extensive community outreach and communicate available resources to students.
  2. Assist students with highly detailed situations including direct referrals and assistance such as: Federal programs, State programs, County programs, legal resources, housing, transportation, clothing, social services, and community based organizations.
  3. Provide public presentations to general public, student groups, and community-based organizations in order to expand and maintain a community network.
  4. Produce and disseminate communication materials.
  5. Utilize social media outlets to update student information and outreach.
  6. Coordinate and implement program activities.
  7. Plan and organize program orientations and events.
  8. Attend a variety of program-related functional meetings on and off-campus.
  9. Coordinate general front office activities including referring students to appropriate locations, answering the phones, assisting in preparing reports and program correspondence.
  10. Collect and assemble statistical data regarding program activities and achievements.
  11. Maintain program accounts and perform regular bookkeeping activities.
  12. Provide general administrative support to the program.
  13. Learn and follow program policies and procedures.
  14. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  1. Basic operations, services and activities of assigned program.
  2. Pertinent federal, State and local laws, as specified by the program and student population served.
  3. Recent developments, current literature and information related to program.
  4. Organization, time management and standard office procedures.
  5. The use of the English language for editing and composing written communications, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  6. Training, planning and directing work of other employees or students.

Skills and Ability to:

  1. Speak and write clearly in English, and communicate effectively before diverse audiences.
  2. Complete, assist, and provide students help with Federal, State, County, social service, community resources, and educational resource paperwork. 
  3. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships.
  4. Interact with students positively to gain trust and cooperation.
  5. Understand office administrative practices and tools including:  websites, social media such as twitter, and other office applications.
  6. Determine work priorities and the ability to work independently and follow through on tasks
  7. Work with attention to detail and independently with minimum supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience and Education:


1. Associate degree, or any coursework, training, or education equivalent to an Associate degree.

2. Two years of service related work experience.

3. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve ;and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

4. Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District's hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

Desired Qualifications

1. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

Salary Range

$51,037- $62,295 Annual Salary (Range 89: Classified Salary Schedule Fiscal Year 2013-2014). Starting placement is generally at Step 1.

About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

The 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.

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse faculty consisting of 14% Hispanic/Latino, 22 % Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, 52% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Keyword Phrases

  • Veteran's Program
  • cultural diversity promotes academic excellence
  • two campuses in Silicon Valley
  • modernization initiative
  • Student Activities
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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