Student Services Coordinator, Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS)

MiraCosta College

Oceanside, CA

ID: 7050337
Posted: March 13, 2018

Job Description

Posting Details

Posting Number: 0000895

Job Title: Student Services Coordinator, Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS)

Discipline or Department: Disabled Students Program & Services

Position Type: Staff/Classified

Working Title: Student Services Coordinator, Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) 2018

Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: Starting $5,710.08 per month

Type of Benefits: A full benefit package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; other optional coverages; and membership in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

Full Time or Part Time? Full-Time

Months Per Year 12

Working Hours: One regular, full-time, categorically funded position, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year on the Oceanside campus. Continued employment in this position is contingent upon availability of categorical funding and satisfactory performance in accordance with district standards. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 am ? 4:30 pm. Regular hours may vary based on student and program needs. This position is overtime exempt and at times will be required to work evenings and weekends. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.

Contract Days

(Faculty Positions Only)

Special Instructions to Applicants: APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Apply and submit application materials through MiraCosta College's online application system at Once you are in the system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:

1. Application for classified employment on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A cover letter addressed to the "Screening and Interview Committee" specifically describing how you meet the desirable qualifications and the representative duties.

3. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

4. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated above. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to

Instructions to Applicants: Continued NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answers will appear toward the bottom of the application form.

1. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. Describe your own commitment to diversity and how you will meet the minimum qualifications of "sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students."

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to three to four weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; and 4) fingerprint clearance.

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date.

Retired STRS members are not eligible for these positions.

Basic Function and Other Details: BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, plan, organize, coordinate and participate in a specialized area of Student Services; provide specialized information, assistance and advice to students regarding college programs and services.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Generally, the DSPS Student Services Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and delivery of services to accommodate enrolled students with disabilities, including: exam accommodations, note takers, sign language interpreters, real-time captioners, mobility assistants, accessible classroom seating and other academic accommodations as determined by DSPS counselor/specialists in the student service authorization process. Must maintain working knowledge of Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008, and other applicable laws, current statutes, litigation and best practices pertaining to the provision of services to postsecondary students with disabilities. The Student Services Coordinator works closely with Access Specialist and Assistive Technology Instructional Assistant II to facilitate the provision of equipment and alternate format materials.


(E = essential job function)

1. Plan, organize and implement a variety of programs and activities to recruit, retain and assist students. (E)

2. Provide specialized information and advice to students regarding educational and career goals, academic progress, financial aid concerns, disabilities and other related issues. (E)

3. Develop and conduct studies and analyses to identify need for new programs and services and evaluate the effectiveness of current programs. May assist in assessment of service area and student learning outcomes in applicable programs. (E)

4. Develop and provide orientations, workshops and activities for students and community groups. (E)

5. Maintain current knowledge of college curriculum, rules, regulations and guidelines applicable to assigned student services areas.

6. Refer students to campus departments or community organizations for assistance as appropriate.

7. Compose electronic and printed information in media such as websites, newsletters, and flyers, publicizing programs and services. (E)

8. Prepare statistical records and reports related to assigned student services areas; gather and analyze program data. (E)

9. Prepare and deliver oral presentations to various audiences including faculty staff, and community groups.

10. Prepare and administer program budget as assigned; authorize expenditures according to established guidelines. (E)

11. Select, train and supervise student and temporary workers.

12. Perform related duties as assigned.

Representative Duties Continued:

Knowledge and Abilities KNOWLEDGE OF:

1. District organization, operations, policies and objectives.

2. Requirements, guidelines, rules and objectives of one or more assigned areas of Student Services.

3. Interviewing techniques.

4. Methods and practices of recordkeeping and report preparation.

5. Principles of training and providing work direction to others.

6. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

7. Applicable sections of State Education Code and other applicable laws.

8. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

9. Budget preparation and control.

10. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.


1. Learn to interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures and apply them in a variety of procedural situations.

2. Plan, organize and implement programs and activities in one or more Student Services areas.

3. Understand and follow oral and written directions.

4. Develop and monitor budget.

5. Maintain records and prepare reports.

6. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

7. Meet schedules and timelines.

8. Work independently with little direction.

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

10. Train and provide work direction to others.

11. Work as a member of a team.

12. Work confidentially with discretion.

13. Prepare and deliver oral presentations.

14. Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability issues.

Minimum Qualifications: To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

1. Bachelor's degree or the equivalent.

(To view MiraCosta College's equivalency guidelines for classified positions go to d_Positions.pdf.)

2. One year of related work experience.

(IMPORTANT: For work experience, one "year" is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours)

Minimum Qualifications Continued:

Desirable Qualifications: 1. A working knowledge of Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008, and other applicable laws, current statutes, litigation and best practices pertaining to the provision of services to postsecondary students with disabilities.

2. The ability to collaborate both internally and externally with individuals and other departments to facilitate the provision of specialized academic support services and accommodations.

3. Specific knowledge and understanding of DSPS policies, procedures, and related regulations and implementing guidelines, including Title 5.

4. Proven experience to plan, organize, and implement programs and activities.

5. Experience with student recruitment, presentations, and marketing of services.

6. Experience working with diverse student populations including individuals with disabilities, ethnically-diverse, low income, first generation, single parents, foster youth, and basic skills students.

7. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

8. Evidence of effective use of technology for service delivery, data collection, and reporting. Experience with PeopleSoft and scheduling database software (i.e., SARS, ClockWork).

9. Experience maintaining confidential records in accordance with federal and/or state regulations, including medical records, anecdotal records, student file documentation, psycho-educational reports and instructional exams.

10. Proven ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders.

11. Experience training and supervising temporary and student workers

Licenses and Other Requirements:

Physical Effort: Primarily sedentary with intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping; occasional light lifting and carrying of objects weighing 25 pounds or less; ability to work at computer, including repetitive use of computer keyboard, mouse or other control devices; ability to travel to a variety of locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business.

Emotional Effort: Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and communications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups of individuals from diverse backgrounds on a regular, on-going basis; ability to concentrate on detailed tasks for extended periods of time and/or intermittently while attending to other responsibilities; ability to work effectively under pressure on multiple tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.

Working Conditions: Primarily works in a busy office environment; subject to frequent interruptions by individuals in person or by telephone; intermittent exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable fashion. May work at any district location or authorized facility during day and/or evenings hours including occasional weekends on an as-needed basis. Occasional local travel may be requested.


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