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Employment Opportunity

Position: SPECIAL PROJECTS AND GRANTS ASSISTANT            
Salary:
$3,043/month                        EXTENDED
Range 16
Closing Date:
November 3, 2012
Beginning Date:
December 2012 (approximate)

This is a categorically-funded position contingent upon the availability of funds.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Bachelorís degree from an acceptable accredited institution and two years experience in business, education or employment training programs OR
  • Three years of college and four years of experience in business, education or employment training programs OR
  • Two years of college and six years of experience in business, education or employment training programs
  • Top candidates will be required to complete assessment exams.  These exams will establish Microsoft Word and Excel proficiency and basic office skills
  • Be sensitive to and understanding of  the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

General Description:  Under the general direction of the Director of Special Projects and Grants, assists in the implementation of projects and grants to include, but not limited to the following tasks: performs a variety of tasks linking Merced College curriculum and educational training to area businesses, government agencies, and industry designed to retrain current employees or prepare individuals for employment.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with coordinating and implementing local and regional workshops and meetings
  • Assist with registration of students related to grant funded projects
  • Assist with presentations and preparation of reports to the public, state and federal agencies
  • Attend and take minutes for local and regional workshops and meetings
  • Collect data and maintain databases
  • Maintain budget records and files, prepare information needed for budget development
  • Assist with creating statistical reports for the various government agencies related to projects and grants
  • Coordinate with other colleges on regional collaboration of projects
  • Make travel and hotel reservations
  • Manage and maintain area or office website
  • Coordinate webinars or other electronic meetings
  • Operate varied office equipment; requests for any equipment repair
  • Order equipment and supplies
  • Perform a wide variety of clerical and secretarial duties involving the use of considerable independent judgment
  • Track post completion studentsí progress and status
  • Manage and maintain area or office website
  • Track and monitor time reporting of project staff
  • Work collegiately with faculty leads, faculty members and administration
  • Work effectively with businesses, public agencies, employers, and faculty

Knowledge of:

  • Office methods and procedures, supplies, and equipment, including a computer
  • Principles of business letter and report writing including the use of good English, spelling, and punctuation
  • Methods of collecting and organizing pertinent data and information
  • Public speaking and advanced writing

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively with individuals from diverse economic backgrounds
  • Gather, sort, and analyze data
  • Interact in a professional manner and work cooperatively with a diverse audience of students, employees and the general public.
  • Operate a microcomputer, use spreadsheets and word processing software
  • Prepare clear and effective formal and informal written communications, including reports using Excel Spreadsheets
  • Take meeting minutes
  • Type at 60 net words per minute
  • Work with a diverse business population that is both multi-cultural and multi-ethnic

How to Apply: The following documents must be on file with the Merced College Office of Human Resources by the closing date.  If materials are faxed or emailed in order to meet the deadline, it is the responsibility of the candidate to send originals immediately.

1.  Completed District application forms available from Merced College Office of Human Resources or online (http://www.mccd.edu/hr/vacancy/htm).
2.  Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
3.  Resume
4.Current  typing certificate of a minimum 60 net wpm dated within one year (online typing certificates not accepted)
5.
All college transcripts (undergraduate/graduate), official copies are not required unless applicant is hired.


Application for Download

Classified Position Application [Word Doc 206k]
This application may be downloaded, saved to disk, and filled out using Microsoft Word 97 or higher. You may navigate the application blank by tabbing from field to field or pointing and clicking with the mouse. The blanks where information is to be filled in are non-printing characters. If there are additional pages in your application because of the information you included, that is OK.

All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you.  Please send to:

        Cathy Harris, Human Resources Analyst
        Merced College
        Office of Human Resources
        3600 M Street, Merced, CA  95348-2898

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.

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee.  Finalist interviews with district administrators may follow.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.  Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Employee Benefits: The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.  The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requires verification of the right to work in the United States. Applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. All classified employees, as a condition of employment, must become members of California School Employees Association or pay a representation fee in an equal amount to a charity agreeable to CSEA. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer