Project Specialist (SC - School of Health and Wellness Media/Marketing) - Saddleback College

  • South Orange County Community College District
  • 28000 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92692, USA
  • Jul 10, 2024
Full time External Relations, PR, Marketing Other Administrative Positions

Job Description

Title:

Project Specialist (SC - SHW Media/Marketing)

 

Job Category:

NBU

 

Job Opening Date:

June 17, 2024

 

Job Closing Date:

July 31, 2024

 

Locations:

Saddleback College

 

Department:

 

Pay Grade, for more information click on this link: 

https://www.socccd.edu/departments/human-resources/contracts-and-salary-schedules

 

 

Pay Type:

Hourly

 

Hours Per Week:

0

 

Job Description:

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.

 

Operationalized the initiative of the marketing campaign for the School of Health and Wellness under the guidance of the Dean of School of Health and Wellness at Saddleback College.

Acts as the contact point between the marketing company, Saddleback’s Marketing Department, and the different programs in the School of Health and Wellness 

Coordinates marketing activities for the programs in advisement of the campaign and acts as the lead for providing information.

Participates in the development, coordination, and related activities of the initiative and ensures that the programs have a successful deployment plan for social media in light of the marketing campaign.

Performs a variety of professional level program support duties while playing a key role in the day-to-day operations of assigned programs and media activities.

Assists in providing coordination of resources for projects or programs; assists in determining project short and long-term needs and develop recommendations; assists in designing processes and procedures to implement, maintain, and/or manage resources.

Assists with conducting presentations and providing outreach to potential program participants.

Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the programs’ areas; researches policies, procedures, and changing business practices and processes for assigned areas; participates in the development and maintenance of handbooks, forms, and related policies and procedures.

Provides assistance in resolving operational and administration problems; identifies problem areas and issues; conducts research to find alternative solutions; makes recommendations; assists in implementation of recommendations.

Performs a variety of research, administrative, operational, financial, and analytical duties in support of assigned programs; conducts studies, research projects, and analysis.

Creates and maintains, in alignment with the marketing campaign’s standards, publications promoting the assigned programs’ areas; develops publications and materials to advertise and provide program information including newsletters, directories, handbooks, special event flyers, and other public relations materials as needed; updates the program website and social media accounts for the program.

Participates in coordinating assigned activities and functions with other staff, projects, and functions as well as local, state, and federal agencies/jurisdictions, business partners, and the general public; coordinates with, interacts with, shares knowledge, and develops collaborative relationships.

Collaborates in the design and implementation of a network of community-based organizations and schools that will oversee and provides services and experiences for program participants.

Represents area of assignment, participates on, and provides staff support to, a variety of committees, task forces, and boards; develops agendas and writes speaking points; prepares and presents presentation materials, staff reports, and other documents as appropriate and necessary; responds to and resolves inquiries and complaints.

Serves as contact and responds to requests for information from staff, other agencies, and the general public regarding project or program area of assignment; participates in community outreach and education activities; prepares presentations and related material.

Maintains records concerning grant/program activities; processes incoming and outgoing documents; prepares and tracks various documents; prepares reports and briefings on project status, progress, changes, and related items related to scope, schedule, and budget.

Assists in training and providing work direction to student workers and assigned staff.

Performs 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:

Basic principles and practices of program administration and review.

General principles, practices, and procedures of business administration and public administration.

Technical knowledge of business/industry principles and practices for the area of responsibility.

Basic project and contract management principles and practices.

Information and research resources available related to areas of assignment.

Work organization and office management principles and practices.

Statistical procedures and mathematical concepts.

Operational characteristics, principles, theories, practices, philosophy, services, goals, objectives, and activities of the functions, programs, and operations of the assigned area.

Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, policies, procedures, rules, restrictions, and regulations of the assigned area, including FERPA and the Americans with Disabilities Act; confidentiality requirements when dealing with personal and sensitive student information; legal requirements related to area of assignment.

Terminology, techniques, services, activities, equipment, and materials related to the assigned area.

College administrative services, student services, and other programs; District and College organization, operations, policies, and objectives.

Methods and techniques used in the performance of duties and responsibilities specific to the area of assignment.

Methods and techniques of advising students regarding program services.

Specialized equipment, hardware, software, peripherals, devices, and applications related to the program.

Current office practices, procedures, and methods related to the work, including word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Principles and practices used to establish and maintain files and information retrieval systems; principles and practice of recordkeeping, and principles and procedures of business letter writing and report preparation.

Generating and analyzing reports from systems and databases.

Work organization principles and practices.

Effective written and oral communication skills including correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.

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

Techniques for providing a high level of customer service including methods and techniques of proper telephone etiquette.

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.

Techniques to facilitate effective interaction with people on an individual or group basis; public speaking skills.

Principles and techniques used in public relations.

Information and research resources available related to areas of assignment.

Occupational hazards and standard safety policies and procedures.

Principles and practices of providing training and guidance to lower-level staff and student workers.

 

Ability to:

Learn and understand the organization and operation of the assigned department as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities; understand, explain, and apply administrative and office policies and procedures as well as pertinent laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances; work within the policies, functions, and requirements of area of assignment; assure compliance with State and federal laws and District policies. Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.

Learn, understand, and effectively operate equipment, software, hardware, devices, and peripheral systems related to the program accurately and expeditiously.

Participate in coordinating the services and activities of the assigned project, program, or program area.

Understand the nature of partnerships and identify mutual interests.

Use technical concepts and basic project management tools and techniques to effectively coordinate a project or program area and solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.

Develop recommendations for problematic areas and implement and monitor changes.

Participate in the development and administration of policies and procedures.

Participate in the preparation and administration of assigned budgets.

Provide specialized information and assistance to students, staff, and the general public.

Research, compile, assemble, analyze, and interpret data from diverse sources; maintain accurate and up-to-date files and records for assigned program; develop and monitor various logs, accounts, and files for current and accurate information; verify accuracy of information, researching discrepancies and recording information.

Maintain detailed records of statistics related to assigned area.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing in English; use correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary; understand and follow oral and written directions in English; listen actively and effectively.

Develop, maintain, and foster effective working relationships involving interactions and communications personally, by phone, and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis.

Interact extensively with and respond to requests and inquiries from students, faculty, staff, and public; effectively present information in person or on the telephone to students, staff, or the public; provide excellent customer service.

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.

Work effectively under pressure with frequent interruptions and a high degree of public contact on a variety of tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities; concentrate on detailed tasks for extended periods of time; work confidentially, independently, and collaboratively.

Exercise good judgment, discretion, and personal initiative in resolving confidential, difficult, and sensitive situations, according to established policies and procedures; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals; use sound judgment in recognizing scope of authority; maintain critical and sensitive information, records, and reports confidentially.

Provide training and work direction to assigned lower-level, temporary, and student staff.

Report to work on a regular and consistent basis, as scheduled, to assigned job.

Work occasional evening/weekend shifts, as required.

Maintain the cleanliness, safety, and organization of assigned area; ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures; monitor activities in assigned area and enforce policies for proper use and behavior.

Attend and participate in trainings, meetings, workshops, and conferences; learn new state and federal laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to area of assignment; participate in the development of new/revised procedures to accommodate changes; attend and participate in diversity, equity, and inclusion trainings and events; maintain compliance with online coursework and other mandatory trainings and certifications as directed by supervisor.

 

 

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, typically 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.

 

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; to verbally communicate to exchange information; and may occasionally travel to other offices or locations to attend meetings or to pick up or deliver materials. See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

 

Additional Information:

$30.00/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 no 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, 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 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.

 

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 01/15/23 through 02/14/23 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.

 

SPECIAL COVID-19 NOTICE:

Interviews may be held in-person (following all necessary precautions) or in a virtual format. Employees must reside in California while employed with the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD), even during remote work. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the SOCCCD.

The SOCCCD is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities it serves. More information can be found on our District website by visiting https://www.socccd.edu/communications/covid-19-information.

 

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. SOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

 

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

 

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