Los Angeles Community College District

SFP-Program Specialist - Location: __GL:___WBS:___Fund:___ (#5997)

$30.62-$37.94 hourly / $5,308.08-$6,575.78 monthly / $63,696.96-$78,909.36 annual


Special Note

This position is only used for the duration of a specially funded program and will be terminated when the program funding ends. Funding source is part of the job title.

Definition

Develops, promotes, implements, and evaluates a small program, a portion of a larger specially funded program, or performs a variety of technical computer support duties in support of the office operations of a specially funded program.

Typical Duties

Depending on the assigned program, an incumbent may perform a combination of the following duties:

Develops, promotes, implements, and evaluates an assigned specially funded program or area.

Establishes program standards and goals and evaluates results of an assigned program or area.

Attends and participates in program-related community activities, professional conferences, and meetings concerned with the development and implementation of specially funded programs and/or projects.

Speaks to high school assemblies, community organizations, college fairs, adult schools, and at special events regarding specially funded program(s) and services offered.

Establishes and maintains relationships with community leaders, organizations, and public agencies to encourage participation, stimulate interest, and coordinate campus projects with existing specially funded programs and activities.

Provides assistance to students in areas such as educational and career goal development, job search skills, job placement, and other services provided by the assigned specially funded program or area.

Plans and organizes outreach activities targeting economically disadvantaged students eligible for special assistance and/or services.

Promotes outreach activities among faculty, and staff to elicit ideas, support and participation in specially funded program.

Designs and develops comprehensive training and development programs for assigned specially funded program.

Conducts training and informational sessions using lectures, small group exercises, audiovisual materials, and other methods related to assigned specially funded program.

Develops job opportunities for program participants in general and specialized occupational fields.

Develops and conducts in-service training for assigned specially funded program staff.

Effectively utilizes computer software to create, edit, and translate data into reports and graphic formats.

Gathers, compiles, and analyzes a variety of data related to the assigned specially funded program or area and makes recommendations based on these analyses.

Performs a variety of technical computer support, webpage design and maintenance, and multimedia creation duties for an assigned specially funded program.

Prepares budget and reviews and controls expenditures of assigned specially funded program or area.

Estimates and justifies financial, staffing, facilities, and equipment requirements based on specially funded program(s) and activities.

Prepares correspondence, presentations, and detailed comprehensive reports related to assigned specially funded program or area.

Prepares news releases, brochures, bulletins, and public service announcements to promote specially funded programs.

Supervises and participates in the maintenance of specially funded program file records.

Selects, trains, and supervises assigned program staff.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

An SFP-Program Specialist develops, implements, promotes, and evaluates an assigned small program, a portion of a larger specially funded program, or performs a variety of technical computer support duties in support of the office operations of a specially funded program.

An SFP-Program Director plans, organizes, administers, promotes, supervises, and evaluates a large, multi-faceted specially funded program.

An SFP-Program Technician performs a variety of specialized technical duties related to the implementation and day-to-day administration of a specially funded program.

Supervision

General supervision is received from an academic or classified supervisor or administrator. Immediate supervision may be exercised over assigned program staff.

Class Qualifications

Depending on the assigned duties, an incumbent is required to possess a combination of the following qualifications:

Knowledge of:

Current trends in the design, implementation, and evaluation of specially funded programs services

Mission, objectives, and goals of assigned specially funded program or area

Fundamentals of budgetary preparation and control

Principles of business and personnel management

Training principles and methods for varied learning styles

Methods and techniques of writing, composition, layout, and production of training materials

Techniques of job placement and job development

Job search and interview skills

Principles of public relations, publicity, and marketing

Principles and techniques of research

Federal, state, and local laws, regulations, codes, and District administrative rules, regulations, and policies governing assigned specially funded program or area

Community resources, organizations, and services common to community colleges

Educational and vocational advisory techniques

Interests and needs of a wide variety of community members including minorities, the elderly, people with disabilities, and young people

Computer software such as word-processing, spreadsheet, database management, and desktop publishing

Methods of statistical analysis and presentation

Principles of work direction and training

Organization and management of records

Operation and application of a wide variety of multimedia software and development tools

Basic techniques used to troubleshoot computer equipment and software malfunctions

Basic website design and maintenance

Computer systems, software, and hardware used in the management of a specially funded program

Ability to:

Formulate and coordinate an assigned specially funded program or area

Develop innovative specially funded program(s) and services to meet diverse needs and interests of program participants

Establish realistic standards and goals and evaluate results of assigned specially funded program or area

Interpret and apply laws, rules, and procedures pertaining to assigned specially funded program or area

Analyze problems accurately and take effective action

Gather and analyze data pertaining to assigned specially funded program or area and make recommendations based on findings

Communicate effectively with individuals from various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds and different levels of academic achievement

Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with administrators, District staff, students, and representatives of other educational institutions, agencies and the public

Create multimedia used for assigned specially funded program area

Analyze and diagnose problems related to computer software and equipment and resolve routine computer hardware and software problems

Effectively utilize computer equipment and applications in the performance of duties

Effectively handle diverse interpersonal and inter-group relationships

Prepare clear and comprehensive correspondence, reports, presentations, and publicity materials

Provide work direction and training to assigned staff

Provide technical assistance to others

Learn specialized software application

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

A. An associate degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university preferably with coursework in adult education, business administration, public administration, sociology, psychology, counseling, public relations, marketing, communications, law, statistics, mathematics, computer science, or a related field.

AND

Two years of full-time, paid experience related to the assigned duties of the position.

OR

B. Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university. Coursework in adult education, business administration, public administration, sociology, psychology, counseling, public relations, marketing, communications, law, statistics, mathematics, computer science, or a related field is desirable.

AND

One year of full-time, paid experience related to the assigned duties of the position.

Special:

A valid Class ā€œCā€ California driver's license may be required for some positions.

Travel to locations throughout the District may be required for some positions.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.

 


CLASS: 5997; EST: ; REV: 12/20/2016;