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Career Center Job Developer at Merced Community College

Job Information

Date Posted: 3/24/2023 Application Deadline: 4/12/2023 11:55 PM Pacific
Employment Type: Full Time Length of Work Year: 12 months
Salary: Salary: $4,992.00 - $6,316.00 Monthly Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: Britney Ramirez Email:
Phone: (209) 381-6550
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Career Center Job Developer
Salary: $4,992.00 - $6,316.00 Monthly
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 202303152
Closing:4/12/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Merced, CA
Range 2540 hours/week12 Months/Year
This is a categorically funded assignment dependent on year-to-year funding
Interview dates to be determined
Merced College is a midsized community college located in California's Central Valley. Incorporated in 1889, Merced offers historical sites, affordable housing, and access to the Bay Area and Sacramento, and is the Gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra mountains as well as home to the University of California Merced campus. Our tree-shaded growing community of just over 80,000 includes multiple biking and walking trails as well as access to several lakes - large and small - throughout the county. The college is currently in a time of exciting innovation.
Merced College is looking for a dynamic, versatile candidate for the Career Center Job Developer position within the Student Services Division! The Career Center Job Developer supports the Career Center by interfacing and collaboratively networking with the community, business and industry representatives, as well as Merced College faculty and staff to develop and maintain employer database, job banks and job bulletins, internships and volunteer opportunities, as well as researching market and industry trends to provide Merced College students with relevant career opportunities. If you are a team-player, outgoing, self-motivated and are passionate about your work and love seeing students succeed on their paths, we encourage you to apply and become part of our team!
Merced College Vision
Merced College will provide transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs.
Merced College Mission
Growing our community through education and workforce training:
• lifelong learning• basic skills• career technical education• transfer• degree/certificate programs
Ensuring student success through equitable access, continuous quality improvement, institutional effectiveness, and student achievement.
General Description
Under general direction to assist with the formulation of programs, procedures and services provided to students; to provide the necessary monitoring and supervised opportunities for students; and to do related work as required. Establishes and maintains relationships with employers and community organizations to develop job opportunities and support continued employment for students. This position performs activities designed to assist students with finding employment. This includes working closely with local employers, business organizations, and community organizations in developing job opportunities and arranging the direct placement of students matching the job skills with applicant qualifications.
Examples of Duties
Essential Functions:
• Organizes and supervises support services for students on and off campus• Initiates and maintains personal contacts with business and industry representatives to set up recruitment profiles and provide orientations• Provides case management and comprehensive career support• Collaborates with other college staff and employment entities in a supportive case management approach and college goal completion• Develops and maintains an employer database, job banks and job bulletins, internships and volunteer opportunities announcements• Conducts follow-up surveys with employers and students• Conducts and/or participates in on or off-campus career fairs, workshops, chamber of commerce and community presentations and special and other outreach events• Participates in networking opportunities and other outreach activities• Maintains currency with industry trends; updates labor market information by researching online resources, attending meetings, maintaining contacts with regional community colleges, and networking with professional/community organizations that are involved in job placement/training activities• Communicates with employers during students' employment and reports results to appropriate staff and/or faculty• Works with program coordinators to collect and track job placement data• Compiles data and prepares reports and correspondence regarding job development and placement efforts• Works collaboratively with faculty and staff to coordinate and facilitate recruitment days, employer panels, and targeted job fairs• Attends advisory committees• Advises faculty and administration of employment trends and the needs and concerns of the local business community• Develops marketing and promotional materials to advertise job placement services and activities on and off campus• Interprets and implements Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and Title 5 regulations as they pertain to a student's right to privacy, accuracy and retention of academic records and course repetition requests• Trains, schedules, assigns tasks to and oversees student workers• Assists students in career exploration, matching career interest/majors with applicable college majors• Assists individual students and/or groups of students to provide career center services information, resources and orientations: including preparing students to meet with a career counselor• Assists the career counselor with all activities related to the preparation and execution of Career Fairs• Conducts all aspects of Job Placement• Other related duties as assigned
Knowledge of:
• Effective communication techniques used in writing and speaking• Advising and interview techniques• Local economic and labor market conditions and trends• Effective techniques for contacting potential employers• Job development and job placement techniques, accepted standard employment practices• Community resources and professional organizations• City, State, and Federal laws, regulations, and codes related to employment and Equal Employment Opportunity• Modern office methods• Emerging technologies and standard office productivity software• Chancellor's Office data and labor market programs to inform outreach efforts
Ability to:
• Relate and understand the needs of individuals from low income backgrounds and assist these individuals in the most appropriate utilization of Merced College services• Work as a team member in providing total services for students• Motivate students and support personnel in career decisions• Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with students, staff and industry partners• Interpret policies, procedures, techniques, and rules governing employment and job placement• Represent the District by giving presentations and participating in meetings with individuals and groups• Communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing• Work independently with minimum supervision• Monitor, track and compile statistical information• Give and follow written and oral instructions• Understanding laws and regulations governing state and federally funded programs including labor laws, budgets, and revenue control• Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
Typical Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree
• Associate's degree AND three (3) years of applicable experience
• The equivalent education and experience• Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
License or Certificate: A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District's vehicle insurance program may be required.
• Increasingly responsible (approximately 2-4 years of full-time equivalent experience) experience in job development, human resources, job placement, or closely related field experience in a college or university setting involving technical review of transcript coursework and the awarding of degrees
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 individual with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Work is performed primarily in an office environment with some travel to different sites; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.
Physical Ability to:
• Hear and understand speech at normal levels• Communicate so others will be able to clearly understand normal conversation• Read printed matter and computer screens• Stand or sit for prolonged periods of time• Bend, twist, stoop, kneel, crawl, push, and pull• Reach in all directions• Work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations• Operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard
• See in the normal visual range with or without correction
• Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction
Supplemental Information
How to Apply:
• Submit a complete application by the closing date/time on the Merced College career pages at Documentation:
• Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position (cover letter)• Resume• List of three professional references (no reference letters permitted)• Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate); transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree; official copies are not required unless applicant is hiredIf Applicable:
• Foreign transcripts mustinclude a U.S. evaluation and translation completed by an approved organization per the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing• Equivalency Review Form (Required for applicants who do not possess the stated minimum educational qualifications and are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency) the required documentation as listed above will be accepted for this recruitment. Any additional documentation will be removed from your application profile.
Interview Information:
Those applicants deemed highly qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee. A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews. Interviews may be scheduled onsite or via Zoom. Applicants are required to ensure access to the necessary technology to participate in a Zoom interview and will be responsible for their travel expenses, if necessary.
Employee Benefits:
Health benefits for the employee and all their eligible dependents cost employee's only $12 per month and provide access to PPO medical coverage, PPO dental coverage, VSP Vision coverage, and more! Please visit our for more details about our incredible employee benefits. In addition, sick leave and retirement benefits are also provided.
Condition of Employment:
The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States. Merced College does not sponsor visas. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. The applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.
Merced Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Application Deadline

4/12/2023 11:55 PM Pacific

Date Posted



Britney Ramirez
(209) 381-6550

Number of Openings



Salary: $4,992.00 - $6,316.00 Monthly

Length of Work Year

12 months

Employment Type

Full Time