Graduate Apprentices (Student Pathways Apprenticeship Program)

  • Ohlone College
  • Fremont, CA, USA
  • Oct 15, 2021
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description


Graduate Apprentices (Student Pathways Apprenticeship Program)

Ideal Candidate Statement:
Ohlone College has emerged as one of the premier community colleges in California and consistently ranked among the highest performing colleges by the Chancellor’s Office Student Success Scorecard. The College is characterized by high achieving students, an emphasis on transfer, and career education programs that focus on the entering the workforce; the College also maintains its unique commitment to carrying on the legacy of the Ohlone People’s dedication to respecting and sustaining the environment. The College is seeking current graduate school students, including those in the application process or starting graduate programs in Fall 2021, to serve as apprentices supporting high schools in the Fremont, Newark and Union City school districts. The College would like to strengthen the pathway and services offered to these students by having a consistent presence on the high school campuses. This apprenticeship provides students with the skills, expertise, and experience necessary to enter professional roles in high school and higher education environments. This opportunity will equip apprentices with general and in-depth knowledge into a vast range of student support services and programs.

The purpose of the Graduate Apprentice (GA) is to guide feeder school students on the pathway to Ohlone College. GAs will develop a relationship with assigned feeder school sites and students by being present on the school campuses. The GA will provide information, answer questions, and will assist in the recruitment, enrollment and matriculation of Ohlone College feeder school students.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The objective of the Student Pathways Apprenticeship Program is to develop professionals who can, under the supervision of a designated manager, aid feeder school students. GAs will serve a designated location and provide student assistance in career assessment, college applications, financial literacy and applications, matriculation assistance and transition. GAs will also be versed in various student support programs (i.e. Umoja, Puente, Career Services, Undocumented Student Resources, Student Accessibility Services, EOPS, etc.)
GAs are essential to creating a model for student integration into the college to increase opportunities for success by introducing the college and its services to feeder school students. GAs will be trained to assist students and high school staff in the following areas: admissions, Guided Pathways interest areas, basic residency questions, dual enrollment processes & paperwork, financial literacy, financial aid applications, and Undocumented student access. GAs will also provide information on Ohlone College programs that include EOPS, Puente, Umoja, SAS, Career Planning, etc. GAs will develop their skills, abilities, and sensitivities in assisting a diverse student population in an educational setting. GAs will employ use of technology and communication systems to generate reports, track student progress, inform students of critical information essential to their success at Ohlone and other duties as assigned that support student success.

Apprenticeships are renewable on an annual basis. GAs are eligible to participate in the program for up to three (3) years while enrolled in a qualified educational program and shall work a maximum of 20 hours per week with the assignment spanning 45 weeks per year including regular and summer terms.

GAs will work under the direction and supervision of a college administrator. Their progress is measured each semester through direct observation, student surveys, mentoring, and ongoing training sessions.

a. Identify a vast range of student support services and programs
b. Cite eligibility requirements, systems, and processes for student services and programs
c. Implement activities that address and resolve student barriers to entering college that promote retention and student success

Desirable Qualifications:
Desirable Qualifications
A. Bilingual competency in Spanish and/or American Sign Language preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications
A. Recent completion of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required
B. Enrollment in, and in good standing at a master’s program at a regionally accredited college or university is preferred.
C. Demonstration of effective oral and written communication skills, including presentations;
D. Possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs;
E. Possess good record keeping skills with an attention to detail;
F. Possess the ability to provide an equitable and inclusive working and educational environment;
G. Possess a sensitivity to people from various academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, religious, gender, physical ability and religious backgrounds.

Physical Characteristics:
GAs will be assigned to a school site within the Ohlone Community College district, which include the cities of Fremont, Newark and Union City. The work assignment will consist of a maximum of 20 hours per week over a span of 45 weeks. Sixteen (16) hours will be served at the school site over a minimum of two days per week, and four (4) hours will be assigned at the Ohlone College campus for meetings and training activities. Reliable transportation to and from assigned locations is required.

The college is operating remotely for spring 2020 although there will be occasions for the GAs to come on campus for in-person training and meetings.

Starting Salary Range: GAs are compensated on a pay scale that offers graduated hourly payrates and steps as follows: Step A: $16.00; Step B:$17.00; Step C:$18.00 and Step D: $19:00. The rate of pay will increase a step for each year that the GA completes in the program.
Posting Number: A/T145-14
Number of Vacancies: 16
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Open Until Filled: Yes

If you do not meet minimum qualifications as stated, a completed equivalency portfolio with all related documents must accompany the application or your packet will not be considered. The equivalency form could be found on our website at:

Foreign Transcripts:
Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Benefits Statement:
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Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”

District Statement:
A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.

Conditions of Employment:
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance. Employees must be California residents on their date of hire and for the duration of their employment with Ohlone Community College District.

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The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

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