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Student Support Services/Upward Bound Learning Specialist - 1.0 FTE - 12 Month - Categorically funded, position contingent upon continued funding and Board approval
Yuba Community College District in Marysville, California
Date Posted 02/12/2021
Admin-Tutors and Learning Resources
Salary $3,459.18 - $3,813.75 (Range 28, CSEA Salary Schedule; initial placement will not be higher than Step 3 of the salary schedule, the top step for this position is $5,076.12/MO.) -  
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Title

Student Support Services/Upward Bound Learning Specialist - 1.0 FTE - 12 Month - Categorically funded, position contingent upon continued funding and Board approval


Yuba College - Marysville, CA.

Job Description

Yuba College is seeking an equity-minded, dynamic, collaborative, and innovative employee to serve as the Student Support Services/Upward Bound Specialist.

BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of the Student Support Services/Upward Bound Director, assist in the planning, development, coordination and implementation of the Student Support Services and Upward Bound Programs daily support activities, including student selection, assessment and eligibility determination; coordination and implementation of program components for low-income and first-generation program participants.

Essential Duties Summary

Assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of the academic components, including curriculum for weekly resource sessions and Saturday Enrichment Academies. (E)

Assist with research and preparation of U.S.Department of Education funding proposals and annual performance reports, and any other reports required by Yuba Community College and target schools; participate in the evaluation of program effectiveness; prepare necessary reports. (E)

Establish and maintain contacts with college faculty and staff, as well as outside agencies such as JTPA, Migrant Education and target schools personnel; explain and market program services to students, parents, staff, other schools and community agencies. (E)

Assist in the development and implementation of student eligibility and selection criteria forms, brochures and processes and tracking mechanisms, including participant rosters. (E)

Assist in planning, coordinating and implementing of services to recruit and retain program participants; review and analyze applications and make decisions regarding eligibility status; develop and maintain rapport with the participant’s parent(s)/guardian(s). (E)

Assist in the selection, administration and interpretation of all student assessment instruments. Coordinate testing; assist students in completing forms; arrange testing as necessary. (E)

Develop an Education Plan with each participant; review Educational Plan with participants and parent(s)/guardian(s), monitor adherence to the plan, make necessary modifications, conduct quarterly reviews and discussion, ensuring required services are provided to achieve Educational Plan goals. (E)

Plan coordinate, implement and lead tutoring services at each participating school site, in conjunction with high school staff, to include the recruitment, hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of student tutors. (E)

Develop and implement student tutoring tracking systems, including tutor logs and time sheets and a collection process. (E)

Coordinate and lead weekly resources sessions and Saturday Academies in conjunction with high school staff. (E)

Collect quarterly high school grade reports for each participant; compile and disseminate academic records; assess, track and measure progress, meeting with target school teachers and counselors to discuss participant progress; coordinate weekly visits with the target school counselor during the academic year. (E)

Plan, coordinate and monitor educational workshops and field trips in conjunction with appropriate college departments. (E)

Participate in the monitoring of the allocation and expenditure of funds for tutoring. (E)

Consult with faculty and/or other appropriate staff regarding appropriate placement of students, monitor student progress and provide tutor assistance as needed. (E)

Provide personal, financial, academic, career and vocation advice to program students as necessary. (E)

Write, edit and distribute newsletters regarding programs’ services, outcomes and achievement to be distributed to students, staff and agencies as appropriate. (E)

Participate in a variety of related advisory committees; participate in a variety of related on and off campus meetings; attend related professional meetings and workshops as approved. (E)

Coordinate and direct daily support services on and off-campus for low-income, first generation college students and interact with local area high schools personnel. (E)

Maintain current knowledge of rules, regulations and guidelines related to the programs; assure compliance with rules and regulations; analyze new or proposed legislation for possible impact on the programs.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Oral and written communication skills.

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

Use of personal computers and software applications.

Guidelines, goals and objectives of any TRIO programs, such as Upward Bound and Student Support Services.

Methods and practices of record keeping and reporting.

Outreach recruitment and interviewing techniques for program participants.

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

Learn college organization, operations, procedures and objectives.

Analyze, interpret, apply and explain policies and procedures.

Learn and interpret laws, rules, regulations and policies related to TRIO programs.

Interview effectively and obtain relevant facts.

Make presentations to groups.

Relate to students from various cultural backgrounds of the community.

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Work independently with little direction. Train and provide work direction to others. Work confidentially with discretion.

Required Qualifications

Any combination equivalent to: Bachelor’s degree in liberal studies, social services, psychology or closely related field and two years of experience in development, application, and analysis of assessment instruments and diagnostic tests, OR support projects for educationally and economically disadvantaged students in a college student services program or in programs leading to a college education, OR demonstrated ability to hire, train, and lead tutors and residential advisors.

Physical Demands


Valid driver’s license


Office environment

Driving a vehicle to conduct work

Constant interruptions

Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations

Seeing to read a variety of materials

Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard

Sitting for extended periods of time

Lifting light objects

Salary Range

$3,459.18 - $3,813.75 (Range 28, CSEA Salary Schedule; initial placement will not be higher than Step 3 of the salary schedule, the top step for this position is $5,076.12/MO.)

Benefits Information

PART-TIME (less than .60 FTE): Part-time positions less than .60 FTE are not entitled to any District paid fringe benefits. The District does however; provide the employee prorated leaves including vacation, sick leave and paid holidays. Employees less than .50 FTE contribute to an Alternative Retirement System (Apple). Employees whose, FTE is between .50 and .60 contribute to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

BENEFITS/SALARY: The District offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees and dependents for positions whose FTE is .60 or higher, valued at over $20,000 annually with a $310.50 monthly out of pocket expense to employees + dependents for their monthly medical premiums. The package includes health, dental, vision, one (1) life insurance policy and an Employee Assistance program. Additional benefits include contributions to the Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS) which is integrated with Social Security, 457/403b options, Vacation days – 7.33 hrs per month for the first year, 96 hours of vacation leave per years 1-5, 12 sick days and 20 holidays.

SALARY: Step 1: $41,510.21/YR – Step 3 $ 45,765.00/YR. – Range 28, CSEA Salary Schedule, initial placement will not be higher than Step 3 of the salary schedule, the top step for this position is $60,913.40/YR.).

•This position is anticipated to be assigned to Yuba College but may be assigned temporarily or permanently within the District.

If you require reasonable accommodation to apply for this position, contact Taranjit Chahal at the Office of Human Resources at (530) 741-6979.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Categorically funded positions are contingent upon funding. In accordance to Board Policy, smoking is restricted in many areas of the Yuba Community College District. The Yuba Community College District is a tobacco free campus.

WORK DAY, WORK WEEK, and WORK YEAR: The District has the right to establish work day, work week, work year; hours of positions within the District may vary.

INTERVIEW: Candidates selected for an interview will be required to visit Yuba Community College District at his/her own expense upon a date selected by the District. Meeting minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.

FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS: Must include a U.S. evaluation and translation. Contact the Human Resources website for a list of agencies providing foreign transcript services.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment is dependent upon Department of Justice (DOJ) clearance; all fees are the responsibility of the selected candidates and serves the purpose of obtaining a criminal history as authorized by the California Education Code. All prospective employees shall be required to provide verification of TB test.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT: Yuba Community College District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and guarantees equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation and does not discriminate in its educational programs, in employment nor in any other of its activities.

EEO Statement

As an equal opportunity employer with a diverse staff and student population, the Yuba Community College District is committed to creating an inclusive and effective learning and working environment for all.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE & DEADLINE: A on-line Classified application and the Equal Employment Opportunity Statement (attach in Word document), 3 reference contacts are required. Each section of the on-line application must be completed. If sections are left out on the on-line application, your application will be automatically disqualified.

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