Job Posting TitleStudent Personnel Assistant - Counseling
LocationLos Rios Community College District (American River College)
Department LocationStudent Services - TRIO SSS STEM
Founded in 1955, American River College (ARC) is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Sacramento region, serving about 30,000 diverse students each fall and spring at its main campus and centers.
The College has an outstanding record for academic quality and is among the top community colleges in the state for transferring students to the University of California and California State University systems. The College offers education and support for students to strengthen basic skills, earn associate degrees and certificates, transfer to other colleges and universities, and achieve a career as well as other academic and personal goals. ARC also has a strong reputation for its wide array of career programs in areas such as Healthcare, Hospitality, Human Services, Business and Computer Science, Public Safety, Applied Arts, Advanced Transportation and Manufacturing, and Apprenticeship.
Our vision is to transform the future of all students and our community through inclusive, equitable education. The College seeks individuals who share our mission of placing students first by providing an academically rich, inclusive environment that inspires critical thinking, learning and achievement, and responsible participation in the community.
Our Commitment to Social Justice and Equity
American River College strives to uphold the dignity and humanity of every student and employee. We are committed to equity and social justice through equity-minded education, transformative leadership, and community engagement. We believe this commitment is essential to achieving our mission and enhancing our community. The College seeks candidates who are committed to culturally inclusive practices and serving the ARC’s student population. Faculty and staff are encouraged to engage in the ongoing development of their professional skills. The College thus supports employee engagement in a broad range of trainings, workshops, and activities such as the Equity Action Institute, the New Faculty Academy, and the Classified Leadership Academy. Also, faculty and staff regularly participate in trainings offered through the College’s Center for Teaching and Learning and its Instructional Technology Center.
Under general supervision of assigned manager/supervisor, serves as a staff assistant, providing student personnel services and information on college programs. [For a detailed job description for this Los Rios Classified Employees Association (White Collar) posting Job Descriptions click here].
The Student Personnel Assistant – Counseling position reports to the Director of TRIO Student Support Services STEM (TRIO SSS STEM). Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, TRIO SSS STEM supports first-generation students, low-income students, and students with disabilities with a STEM educational focus. The program supports academic development and motivates students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education.
This position is assigned to the Student Services – TRIO SSS STEM department.
American River College is committed to employees:
● Actively demonstrating a commitment to equity and inclusion.
● Engaging in self-reflection and continuous improvement regarding individuals and their cultural competence.
● Exercising responsibility and accountability for actions.
● Viewing students, ALL students, as equally capable and worthy of our care, time and energy.
● Demonstrating appreciation and respect for others’ perspectives and lived experiences.
Los Rios Community College District offers competitive salaries and a very comprehensive employee benefits package to include medical insurance, CalPERS retirement, and opportunities for additional insurance and financial investments.
Full-time, twelve-month employees receive 17 days of annual paid holidays, 15 days’ vacation yearly (with increases after 5 & 10 years) and 8 hours of sick leave per month. Los Rios also offers extensive professional development opportunities with the district and financial support and/or paid time off to complete external academic studies. (See full LRCEA contract agreement details.)
• Orients students with student/counseling services and programs.
• Serves as a resource person to students and staff, individually or in groups.
• Assists students in developing their educational and vocational objectives.
• Maintains records and forms used.
• Performs general office duties.
• Maintains confidentiality of information and materials.
• Interprets program regulations or benefit requirements and assists students in obtaining needed supportive services.
• Answers routine questions regarding program requirements.
• Compiles and studies occupational, educational, and economic information to assist students in making and carrying out vocational and educational objectives.
• Collects and evaluates information about students’ abilities, interests, and personality characteristics, using records, tests, and interviews.
• Conducts follow-up interviews with students.
• Maintains case records as required.
• Prepares and updates lists of information, periodic reports, and resources.
• Serves as resource person for students on probation/dismissal process.
• Analyzes and interprets transcripts in response to inquiries.
• Implements changes.
• Maintains confidential dismissal records.
• Inputs and removes applied holds.
• Confers with deans, counseling staff and other departments regarding processing of probations/dismissals.
• Oversees student aides.
• Assists with advertising the student/counseling service programs through bulletin announcements, newsletters, display racks and other visual displays.
• Assists with the development of the master calendar of student/counseling services events as assigned.
• Orders, reviews, catalogs, inventories, and maintains materials and the website.
• Assists students by providing information on educational programs.
• Attends appropriate conferences, workshops and staff meetings as assigned.
• Performs related duties as required.
Work Year12 month
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
Total Hrs per Week/Day40 hours per week
EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience in a LRCCD student support services position, or similar position with related duties..
EDUCATION: Completion of an Associate’s Degree or 60 semester units (90 quarter units). NOTE: An additional year of qualifying experience may be substituted for up to one year of college education.
Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
(Experience Requirement: One year of experience is equal to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week. Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for purposes of meeting the experience requirement. Education Requirement: 15 units are equal to six months of education; 30 units are equal to one year of education.)
Education must be from an accredited institution.
1. A completed Los Rios Community College District Classified Application (required).
2. Resume (required).
3. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (required if using education to meet the Minimum Qualifications of this position).
4. Letter of Interest (required).
● Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified.
● Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified.
● Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as official transcripts.
● It is the responsibility of Los Rios Community College District employees to also provide official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualification for the position. (Within 60 days of the time of hire, employees are required to submit official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualification for the position).
● Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.
● A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
● Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.
Salary$3,843.04 per month
Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note
Beginning and/or Ending Dates
How and where to apply
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After hours inquiries should be emailed to email@example.com. Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m., of the posting closing date.
Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.