Starting Salary: $4,232.28 (per month) plus benefits; Salary Grade: C1-44
Full Salary Range: $4,232.28 - $5,657.89 (per month)
NOTE: The salary advertised with this position is based on the 2017-2018 salary schedule. Effective July 1,2018 through June 30, 2019, the position will receive an additional temporary 5% increase. On July 1, 2019 salaries will revert to the 2017-2018 salary schedule unless another agreement is reached.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the classified position above.
De Anza College Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.
De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college’s Institutional Core Competencies:
- Communication and expression
- Information literacy
- Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
- Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
- Critical thinking
The faculty and staff of the Language Arts Division are committed to supporting students as they develop the written and oral communications skills needed for their success in college and their careers. We strive to maintain an inclusive and equitable environment for students, faculty, staff, and members of the public.
The Division Administrative Assistant is a core member of the Division Office team and is the first contact for students, staff, and members of the public. Experience and enthusiasm for working with the public, a positive outlook, and a commitment to equity and student success are crucial assets in this role. The successful candidate will have a strong desire to work in a diverse, dynamic, and vibrant office and feel driven to help students and faculty navigate De Anza College. Problem solving and strong interpersonal communication skills and knowledge of campus, local, and state initiatives are also necessary.
This position reports to the Dean of Language Arts and supports a division with more than 170 faculty and staff members.
Under the direction of a Division Dean, provide administrative assistance for a Division Dean, faculty and staff; independently coordinate the day-to-day administrative operations of the Division office, interacting with the public, students, administrators, faculty and staff.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Provide administrative assistance for a Division Dean, faculty and staff; independently coordinate the day-to-day administrative operations of the Division office, interacting with the public, students, administrators, faculty and staff.
- Compile and maintain confidential information including evaluations of faculty and staff, hiring information, grievances and complaints.
- Serve as a liaison between the Division Dean’s office, the College and District personnel; interpret, implement and disseminate District and Division policies and procedures to the public, faculty, students and staff; relieve the Dean of routine administrative duties.
- Utilize various computerized systems including the District’s Financial Records System, Student Information System, Human Resource System and Maui System.
- Monitor division budgets and fiscal management process; initiate and track expenditures; order office and instructional supplies as needed and maintain appropriate inventory.
- Assist in the preparation and maintenance of Division curriculum; coordinate the preparation of class schedules including computer input, schedule conflicts and disputes and informational brochures; schedule and maintain a calendar of events, meetings and workshops.
- Screen and process Academic Petitions and obtain supplemental information, departmental recommendations and signatures.
- Train and direct student assistants.
- Assist in the process of the Selection and Tenure Committees in the hiring of new faculty; coordinate faculty and staff absences; initiate, process and track leave reports.
- Compile and organize information for specific projects, reports and requisitions; design various Division forms and reports.
- Operate a computer and related office equipment; administer the maintenance of office equipment.
- Serve as a resource for counselors and evaluators regarding Division courses, changes, policies, prerequisites and future schedules.
- Maintain a variety of reports, records and files.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
- Assigned Division programs, course offerings, degrees offerings and curriculum.
- District organization, operations, policies and objectives.
- Modern office practices and procedures.
- Record-keeping techniques.
- Operation of a computer and related office equipment.
- Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
- Oral and written communication skills.
- Telephone techniques and etiquette.
- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
- Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
- Provide administrative assistance for a Division Dean, faculty and staff.
- Independently coordinate the day-to-day administrative operations of the Division office, interacting with the public, students, administrators, faculty and staff.
- Prepare, organize and track Division curriculum.
- Maintain records and files.
- Assemble, organize and prepare data for records and reports.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Operate a computer and related office equipment.
- Type at least 55 words net per minute from clear copy.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
- Plan and organize work independently.
- Complete work with many interruptions.
- Understand and work within scope of authority.
- Office environment.
- Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
- Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate computer keyboard.
- Seeing to read various materials.
- Standing for extended periods of time.
- Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
- Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
- Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling heavy objects up to 30 lbs.
- Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
- Any combination equivalent to an Associate’s degree in a related field AND three (3) year’s experience in secretarial or administrative work.
- A District on-line application on http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/. *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
- A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
- A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.
Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Position: Full-Time, Permanent, 12-months per year
Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 5:30PM
Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html.
Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. All interviewing costs incurred by applicant are the responsibility of the applicant.
For more information about our application process contact:
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022