Academic Jobs
Institution: San Jose-Evergreen Community College District
Location: California, United States
Category: Admin - Adult And Continuing Education Programs
Posted: 10/14/2019
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Fulltime

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Close/First Review Date



Community College Center for Economic Mobility (CCCEM)

Work Location

District Office

Position Status

Full Time

Salary Range

$58,876 - $71,864 Annual Salary (Range 89: Classified Salary Schedule Fiscal Year 2018-2019). Starting placement is generally at Step 1.

Benefits Summary

Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Classified employees also receive vacation, 12 sick leave days and 18 paid holidays.

Position Description


The Transition Specialist reports to the Dean of Workforce & Economic Development at the Community College Center for Economic Mobility (CCCEM) of San José • Evergreen Community College District. The work schedule is 12 months per year; Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This position is represented by CSEA (California School Employees Association), Chapter 363.


Under general direction of the Dean of Workforce & Economic Development or assigned administrator at the Community College Center for Economic Mobility, the Transition Specialist works with the region’s adult schools to assist adult education students in identifying goals and promoting career pathways in order to achieve successful transition to post-secondary education, training and/or employment. The position is also responsible for documenting student participation and progress as specified by funding source requirements as well as developing ideas for new programs and services that benefit adult learners in the transition phase.


Incumbent in this role provides guidance and assistance to students transitioning from the South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE) member districts to college. The incumbent works with other Transition Specialists from the SBCAE and external partners to facilitate students’ achievement of career and academic goals.


1. Meet regularly with SBCAE Transition Specialists to coordinate and facilitate student transitions: adult schools, high schools, community colleges and other community-based organizations.

2. Schedule and conduct group/individual tours of college with SBCAE member and partner institutes, and follow-up with each organization; present information to students, staff and the general public in a variety of settings.

3. Adhere to the Regional Plan program goals and performance measures.

4. Communicate and respond to inquiries from internal and external agencies or individuals. Provide assistance and information to faculty, staff and the public as requested.

5. Develop and organize bridge/transition information materials to facilitate student information sessions to increase college awareness.

6. Assist students in completion of college enrollment, paper or online forms and applications; review forms for accuracy and consistency.

7. Prepare and provide transitioning adult learner students’ assessment and orientation sessions, as well as workshops to connect students to all college support services.

8. Support all transitioning adult learner students to set career and academic goals and identify the support services needed to address challenges that negatively impact each student’s success.

9. Work with faculty and support staff to identify appropriate differentiated instruction, and provide students personalized instructional support and contexts aligned to their career and academic goals.

10. Participate in the development, planning and implementation of non-credit policies and strategies aimed at increasing adult learner student success in all college programs and services.

11. Maintain records, prepare reports and other documents according to established guidelines and procedures needed to meet grant requirements.

12. Collect, interpret, and report/disseminate data on student progress with all stakeholders, including data required by the funder(s).

13. Perform follow-up tasks as required by funding source; make recommendations or take actions to improve performance measures to ensure positive outcomes for grant reporting.

14. Collaborate with other college departments to increase understanding of non-credit programs and outreach to the region’s adult learners.

15. Collaborate with member institutions or other public agencies for students to have access to internship and employment opportunities, and other services the college cannot provide.

16. Assist in providing web contents and updates to the adult education website provider.

17. Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

1. Basic education operations, services and activities for adult learners in adult schools, high schools and equivalent programs.

2. Community college bridge/transition, non-credit classes, programs and support systems.

3. Needs or special concerns of high school and adult school students enrolling at community colleges.

4. Knowledge of non-credit education such as ABE, ASE, ESL, HSE, and/or CTE.

5. Federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-credit education in community colleges.

6. Principals and techniques of presentation delivery in an environment with diverse audience.

7. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment including computer operations.

Skills and Ability to:

1. Perform specialized adult learner transition duties to promote student success in non-credit programs.

2. Use software or other media to enhance presentations; make oral presentations before large or small groups.

3. Write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.

4. Exercise sound judgement in reviewing and evaluating student applications and goals.

5. Be patient, flexible, culturally proficient, and able to work with individuals from diverse ethnic and linguistic backgrounds

6. Maintain accurate records and prepare reports, summaries and evaluations.

7. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

8. Develop and update forms and marketing materials.

9. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

10. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

11. Work independently with little supervision; prioritize work and meet schedules.

Required Qualifications


1. An Associate degree or equivalent supplemented by college course work in education, counseling, social services or related field.

2. Four years of increasingly responsible experience that includes direct work in: adult education, academic and career counseling, or student outreach areas.

District’s Diversity Requirements

  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

  • Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District’s hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

Desired Qualifications

1. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

Foreign Degree

For positions that require a degree or coursework:

Degree(s) must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.

All degrees and credits earned outside of the United States must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application.

Degrees earned outside of the U.S. without a U.S. credential evaluation attached, will not be considered.

Working Environment



1. Typical indoor environment.

2. Include travel to conduct work.

Physical Demands:

1. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.

2. Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.

3. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone.

4. Seeing to read a variety of materials.

About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

As of fall 2018, with enrollment of approximately 18,631 students per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 33%, American Indian/Native American 0.4%, White/Caucasian 9%) attaining educational goals reflecting 46% – AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District’s emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse classified staff consisting of 40% Hispanic/Latino, 27% Asian/Pacific Islander, 5% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, 21% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

Important Information


San José-Evergreen Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability consistent with applicable federal and state laws.


Interested applicants MUST SUBMIT ONLINE ALL of the following materials by the First Review Date/Closing Date as listed on the job announcement. Applications received after the First Review Date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

1. A completed online San José-Evergreen Community College District APPLICATION.

2. A COVER LETTER (Stating how you feel you meet the qualifications as outline in the job announcement).


4. TRANSCRIPT – (If Required) If a degree is listed as a requirement, transcripts (Not Diplomas) MUST INCLUDE confer or award date of stated degree. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted; however if the position is offered, official transcripts will be required prior to employment. If the transcripts or degrees are from outside of the United States, an official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees by a certified U.S. credential review service (course by course of the transcripts) MUST also be submitted. (*See below for a list of suggested services that provide foreign degree equivalency evaluation to U.S. degrees).

Note: Some positions may require additional documents and/or certificates, in addition to the items listed above. Please refer to the job announcement.


1. Only complete application materials will be considered. No exceptions.

2. Letters of Recommendation are NOT required and will not be forwarded to the hiring committee.

3. Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.

4. Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.

5. Travel expenses to attend the interview are the responsibility of the candidate.

6. Meeting the minimum qualifications does NOT assure an interview.

7. The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.

*Suggested services that provide foreign degree equivalency evaluation to U.S. degrees:

Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc.


Education Records Evaluation Services


International Education Research Foundation


World Education Services



Employment Services,

Human Resources, SJECCD

40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Phone: (408) 270-6414


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