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Learning Assistance Specialist (One or More Positions)


Mission Viejo, California 92692
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Learning Assistance Specialist (One or More Positions)

Saddleback College


Work ScheduleMonday-Friday 9am-2pm

Job Close Date:  06/08/2018


The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).



PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu


Summary Description:

Under general direction of the Director of Learning Assistance, lead and coordinate the provision of learning assistance services for identified populations of students in need of additional intervention; serve as a liaison between the Learning Assistance program area and targeted populations, faculty, students, staff, and other campus and community officials and groups; develop and provide a full range of program or project area functions or services including meeting with students and providing support by ensuring students are prepared for assessments and other activities; develop and maintain relationships with other organizations, schools, and universities to enhance the program, project, or functional area; and plan, coordinate, and implement assigned operations and activities in the Learning Assistance program area.


The Learning Assistance Specialist is an advanced journey-level professional classification that provides a full range of program support and coordination duties including providing assistance to the Director of Learning Assistance in developing, implementing, and administering assigned services and functional areas, participating in budget development and monitoring, and project area policy and procedure development and implementation. The Learning Assistance Specialist coordinates communication and work activities among faculty, staff, students, IT, and other College and District personnel and services and may meet with students regularly to create an academic engagement plan, set goals, and share resources to help students achieve their objectives within and beyond the classroom environment. The Learning Assistance Specialist provides individual and group workshops to enhance the academic and personal success of identified or targeted populations on topics such as time management, study skills, and other best practices. The Learning Assistance Specialist provides leadership in the Learning Assistance Program through outreach to students and campus partners.


Knowledge of:

• District organization, operations, policies, and objectives related to assigned area. Operational characteristics, services, and activities of the Learning Assistance Program. Goals and objectives of the Learning Assistance Program.

• Characteristics and special needs of the assigned student populations.

• Methods and techniques of developing and implementing intervention strategies and remedial actions. Information and research resources available related to areas of assignment.

• Work organization and office management principles and practices.

• Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.

• Principles and practices of providing training, work direction, and guidance to staff and student workers.

• English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.

• Oral and written communication skills.

• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.


Ability to:

• Assess academic difficulties and develop appropriate remedies. 

• Evaluate and assess effectiveness of student support intervention. 

• Work effectively with under-represented populations.

• Work successfully with students of diverse backgrounds.

• Understand, interpret, and apply administrative and office policies and procedures as well as pertinent laws, regulations, and ordinances.

• Plan, organize, and administer assigned program activities and services.

• 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.

• Perform duties and complete complex work assignments using independent judgment and personal initiative to develop creative and effective solutions.

• 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.

• Exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality in maintaining critical and sensitive information, records, and reports.

• Respond to requests and inquiries from students, staff, or the public; effectively present specialized information in person or on the telephone to students, staff, or the public.

• Research, compile, assemble, analyze, and interpret data from diverse sources. 

• Prepare a variety of clear and concise administrative and financial reports.

• Independently compose and prepare correspondence and memoranda. 

• Maintain complex and varied files and records.

• Select, train, evaluate and provide work direction to assigned staff and student workers. 

• Plan and organize work to meet schedules and changing priorities and deadlines.

• Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

• Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.

• Work under steady pressure with frequent interruptions and a high degree of public contact by phone or in person.

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.



Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a public administration, business administration, education, or related field.


Three or more years of increasingly responsible professional experience related to education, academic intervention, or learning assistance that demonstrates the ability to work effectively with at risk populations and develop remedial solutions.


License or Certificate:

A valid California driver’s license and proof of insurability may be required for some positions to drive a District or personal vehicle to attend meetings or pick up/deliver documents or other materials.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


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.  




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