Administrative & Support Staff Opportunities

Whittier College is an independent, four-year liberal arts college distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program. Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body. The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles and is an AA/EOE employer.


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADMISSION & CAMPUS VISIT COORDINATOR

The Office of Admission at Whittier College seeks an Assistant Director of Admission & Campus Visit Coordinator. The Assistant Director of Admission & Campus Visit Coordinator at Whittier College works closely with key groups such as student ambassadors, prospective students, and parents. 

Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week, some weekends may be required
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full time
Salary Range: $44, 000- $46,000 Annual- Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.

Reports To: Director of Admission
Supervision Given To: Support Staff, Student Workers

Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Admission Office

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for coordination of all campus events, tours, information sessions, class visits and overnight visits.
  • Responsible for maintenance of the Admission pages on the Whittier College website as it relates to campus visits and tours
  • Supervision and coordination of all student ambassadors and overnight student hosts
  • Continuous monitoring of all student workers in the office of Admission in regards to scheduling, awards, balances, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Specifications and Requirements:
Previous Experience: 

  • At least 3 years of Admission experience is strongly preferred

Knowledge and Education: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required. Effective interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to relate well to students, faculty, parents, and staff are essential.
  • Requires an organized, self-motivated, detail-orientated individual who is able to work well with enthusiasm as part of a team.
  • Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation required

Application Deadline:   Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR ADVISING & ACADEMIC SUCCESS (CAAS)

The Assistant Director will work with the Director to coordinate the services of the Center for Advising and Academic Success.  The Assistant Director’s primary responsibility will be to oversee the Provisional Student and Peer Academic Coaching Programs; including the hiring, training, and supervision of student employees as well as the assessment and evaluation of Provisional and Peer Academic Coaching program services.  The Assistant Director will also be responsible for helping teach the first year seminar and college skills classes, and a course to train Peer Mentors. The successful candidate will also provide support in the forms of advising, registering new students, teaching, conducting workshops on college building skills, and tracking student progress.   

Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full time
Salary Range: $45, 000- $47,000 Annual- Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.

Reports To: Director, Center for Advising & Academic Success
Supervision Given To: Student Academic Coaches

Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/CAAS Office

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the management of the Academic Coaching Program including the recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, and meet bi-weekly with academic coaches, as well as conduct intakes of students participating in the academic coaching program.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the Provisional Student Program, which involves keeping track of students fulfilling requirements of program.
  • Develops and maintains Academic Coaching web pages, and initiate outreach and marketing of academic support services to campus community.   
  • Evaluate and assess the Provisional Academic Support Program and the Academic Coaching program at the end of each term.
  • Assist the Director with teaching, curriculum development, and scheduling of a 1 unit Whittier Seminar courses for first year students, Provisional students, and Peer Mentors.   
  • Advise students on academic policies, liberal education requirements, and major exploration.
  • Identify critical issues that impact academic preparedness and persistence with specific focus to: transfer students, first generation college students, & Probation students. Create action plan for implementing appropriate academic learning assistance programs.
  • Assist Director with implementation of Academic Recovery Program; including academically counseling students, creating educational contracts, and tracking progress.
  • Follow-up with Poet Early Alert Program (PEAP) cases that are delegated from Director and provide clear counseling notes regarding the case for the PEAP committee and Director.
  • Collaborate and develop relationships with faculty and Student Life student services on campus in order to better support and provide students with resources.
  • Assist Director with coordinating new student registration for fall and spring; including advising and registering new students, training student peer advisors, working with parents, Orientation Coordinator, Admissions, Business and Financial Aid departments.
  • Coordinate and develop annual Exploring Majors Event, partner with Academic Affairs and Student Life divisions to target first year students. 

Position Specifications and Requirements:
Previous Experience:

Experience in management of academic support programs or services; experience advising and knowledge of advising techniques; knowledge of best practices in one-on-one peer mentoring and strategies to assist students with the transition into college are preferred; experience developing course curriculum and leading workshops or seminars. 

Knowledge and Education:
Bachelor’s degree, preferred Masters in education, psychology, counseling, or related field, and at least 2 years’ experience providing academic support services for students at the college level.  Strong written and verbal communication skills required. Qualified candidates should have experience working with college level students in academic support environments. Candidates will also have insight into the needs of first-generation and/or underrepresented college students, and a commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts education.

Confidentiality:
Must maintain strict confidentiality of student records and in the performance of duties

Application Deadline:          July 1, 2016
The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law


ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR STUDENT AND ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT
(Whittier Law School Campus- Costa Mesa, CA)

Under the general direction of the Dean of the Law School, the Associate Dean for Student and Alumni Engagement manages all aspects of student services and student and alumni engagement the Law School. This position also supervises the Director of Student and Alumni Relations and the Assistant to the Director of Student and Alumni Relations, when such position is occupied.

The Associate Dean is responsible for communication and the implementation of events and programs to foster effective engagement between the Law School, its students and alumni. The Associate Dean leads a team to execute activities that support student professional and leadership development and helps to counsel and advise students. The position further involves development and implementation of learning strategies that enhance student success in law school. This position will serve as the primary contact for students and organizations to further develop relationships and enhance student, faculty, and alumni interaction.

The Dean of the Law School, the Associate Dean and the Director of Student and Alumni Relations will take the lead role in the long range strategic planning of development, student learning outcomes, and student and alumni relations. The ideal candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills and experience with the coordination of activities and student relations.

Hours: 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full Time
Salary Range: Salary will commensurate with experience

Reports To: Dean of Law School
Location/Department: Whittier Law School (Costa Mesa Campus)/Student and Alumni Relations

Responsibilities:

  • Lead office to address and respond to student and alumni inquiries and concerns.
  • Lead office to develop and implement enhancements to student engagement and academic performance.
  • Responsible for supervising the implementation and dissemination of important communication to students and alumni via various methods such as newsletters, social media, events calendar, email and internal portal.
  • Coordinate along with the Director of Student and Alumni Relations regular meetings and communication with various student/alumni advisory groups such as the Alumni Association, Dean’s Council, Young Alumni Committee and Center Advisory Boards.
  • Oversee all non-academic counseling and academic advisement.
  • Responsible for student retention initiatives that include individual meetings to explain the benefits of staying at Whittier Law School, the Academic Excellence Scholarship Program and individualized and personal outreach, with the help from faculty, during the summer.
  • Chair of Student Life Committee and other student assessment related tools such as the Law School Survey for Student Engagement.
  • Oversee the Student Bar Association and all other student organizations including budget, support and assistance with events, etc.
  • Coordinate student events that include orientation, bar swearing in ceremonies, spirit days, career related alumni panels, honors banquet, commencement, Lunch with the Administration, Dean’s sessions and many other student related professional and social events that will often require interaction with the other administrative departments and the external community.
  • Organize all alumni events that include monthly alumni luncheons, annual awards and reunion receptions, regional receptions, swearing in ceremonies, alumni/student events such as mixers, the golf tournament and other alumni related professional development and social activities that will often require interaction with other administrative departments and the external community.
  • Maintain clear and accurate data for student and alumni records.
  • Assist with all fundraising related activities that include creative outreach, prospect research and preliminary visits.
  • Maintain accurate records and data on alumni giving and participation, coordinate thank-you campaigns and the delivery of tax information.
  • Assist with any other community related or alumni events that the law school hosts.
  • Regularly review and update student policy manual, student organization manual, Title IX policies in order to clearly present protocol and prevent liability.
  • Assist counsel with any legal matters related to students or former students on campus.
  • Communication with senior administration and Dean regarding student and alumni issues/sentiment.
  • Title IX coordinator/investigator for all student related issues. 

Position Specifications and Requirements:
Previous Experience: 

  • 3-5 years of experience at an educational institution in a capacity that involved significant interaction with students, student organizations and alumni.
  • Experience working in student and/or alumni relations and a familiarity with the legal profession and or law schools required.

Knowledge and Education: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Juris Doctor and/or equivalent degree required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to relate to diverse constituencies, communicate effectively, and manage conflict.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to organize workflow, coordinate activities and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work evening and/or weekend hours as required.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as member of a team and in a professional manner. 

Application Deadline:     Until Filled
The position is based in Costa Mesa, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: whittierjobs@whittier.edu. AA/AOE.

Whittier Law School is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law


CEC PROGRAM COORDINATOR, ARTEMIS PROGRAM

Founded on the principle of reciprocity, the Whittier College – Center for Engagement with Communities (CEC) is dedicated to deepening the practice of service and the pursuit of programs and activities based on the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge, information and resources. Our various initiatives develop and strengthen partnerships with individuals and institutions that benefit community-based organizations and enhance student academic learning. Together, faculty, students and community partners identify and address important needs, encouraging a culture of civic engagement that promotes healthier and more educated local communities.  

The Artemis program is a college –readiness and enrichment program for high school girls who are interested in STEM.  It was developed in partnership with the Whittier Union High School District and the American Association of University Women.  The program offers high school girls an opportunity to learn more about the sciences in general but also helps them make informed decisions when selecting and applying to college/university of their choice, and in discovering the culture of life and learning at four-year institutions of higher education. Part of this program involves field work, doing scientific experiments, and learning how to analyse and present the data. Qualified high school students are invited to apply by Guidance Counselor partners or their teacher at participating high school, and Whittier College mentors guide high school students through the college discovery and application process.

The Program Coordinator supports and leads activities of the Artemis Program. This position requires a dedication to issues of educational equity/access, and a passion for working with high school and college students as well as a background in science at the BA level.

Hours: 15 hours per week
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Part Time
Salary Range: $12.00 per hour

Reports To: Director, Center for Engagement with Communities (CEC)
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/CEC Office

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, lead and coordinate the activities of the summer Artemis Program and the academic year 2016-2017 program in consultation with CEC Director and in partnership with partner high school Guidance Counselors and teachers; these responsibilities include:
    • Facilitating communication and supporting  partnerships between the CEC and partner high schools;
    • Facilitating college-readiness workshops and individual advisement at Whittier College and high school sites for participating high school students and parents;
    • Monitoring high school students’ progress;
    • Helping arrange field trips for data collection and oversee the approach to data analysis and research for the girls in the program
    • Recruiting, interviewing and selecting high school students for the new program year;
    • Assist the Director in recruiting new high schools to participate in the programs
    • Provide administrative support involved in coordinating all aspects of the CEC Mentor Program.
    • Work with the other Mentor Program Coordinators to ensure that all programs are moving forward in parallel.
  • Assist with managing and supervising of undergraduate CEC student coordinators
  • Assist with conducting workshops that introduce, train and prepare College mentors to guide, advise, and engage participating high school students.
  • Develop and maintain the program social media and communication designed to inform and highlights activities, projects and events for students, mentors and community partners.
  • Collect and sort program data and assist with data analysis.
  • Lead in a style and spirit that deepens and cultivates ties with the community, including individuals, public organizations and non-profit and community-based organizations.
  • Assist with the coordination of CEC events on campus that further community partnerships and the mission of the CEC.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Specifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a science fields is required.
  • Must be organized and self-starting with outstanding written, oral, research and analytical skills, and a willingness to learn quickly.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, work independently and collaborative as part of a team.
  • Interest in learning to administer service learning/community engagement programs and university/community partnerships within a higher education setting.
  • Must have a commitment to the mission of the liberal arts college, and commitment to community engagement.
  • Excellent computer skills and ability to use word processing, data management and social media.
  • Have a valid driver's license, vehicle and valid auto insurance.

Application Deadline:                   Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law


CREDENTIAL ANALYST 1/ OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
(Training for the Credential Analyst Position)

Whittier College invites applications for a Credential Analyst 1/Office Administrator who will be apprenticing for a year to transition to the Credential Analyst position in the Department of Education and Child Development.

Major Purpose: To apprentice and train under the current Credential Analyst position while concurrently serving as an Office Administrator.

Description: The Credential Analyst is responsible for a broad range of credentialing functions that include reviewing, analyzing, evaluating, and processing applications for public school teaching credentials, certificates and/or permits. Will provide a wide variety of administrative support functions to the staff and faculty of the Department of Education and Child Development.  Serves as a campus resource and provides assistance, guidance and current information to students, staff and faculty on matters regarding State and campus credential requirements. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. 

Performance Measurements:

Credential Analyst  

  • Verify completion of requirements and certify all candidates for recommendation to the California commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). 
  • To work with candidates, CCTC, and the College Registrar to determine whether candidates have met the appropriate standards and requirements (Whitter College, State, and National) for credential recommendation and to ensure that each candidate enrolled in a credential or certificate program receives appropriate information and advice about the requirements of the program in which the candidate is enrolled.
  • Establish and maintain College teacher education candidates’ professional files
  • Use professional judgment in the evaluation and approval of transfer units to the graduate program
  • Present credential information during seminars • Establish and maintain database relative to teacher education program and candidates
  • Assist candidates in the application for Certificate of Clearance prior to registration for student teaching
  • Market and help recruit for the Teacher Education program

Office Administrator

  • Supervise the student workers
  • Manage the Education and Child Development office including, but not limited to ordering supplies, ensuring that the faculty office is open during work hours and the front desk is covered and managing the flow of students/staff within the office
  • Support the faculty in the following areas: administrative duties, special projects, event preparation, support the Department Chairs with program department budgets
  • Use discretion while performing duties
  • Other duties as assigned   

Qualifications Education/Certifications: Bachelor’s degree required (familiarity with Teacher Education desired)

Skills & Abilities:  

  • A high standard of organizational and clerical skills and the ability to deal with a variety of tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to relate to and serve faculty
  • A high standard of computer skills and ability to learn new programs
  • The ability to work independently and be self-motivated
  • The ability to be accurate in details
  • The ability to explain complex requirements in clear and concise terms
  • The drive to encourage, direct, hold accountable and guide candidates toward task completion
  • An orientation to administrative detail 
  • Computer and internet savvy with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook. 

The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.


DIRECTOR OF DISABILITY SERVICES

The Director of Student Disability Services provides visionary leadership in the management, and strategic planning efforts for the department. The Director works with students, families, instructors, and outside professionals to provide both initial assessment and ongoing monitoring of individual student support requirements; collaborates with appropriate faculty and staff to facilitate student academic success, oversees the delivery of reasonable disability accommodations, programs, and services for  students with physical, learning, and psychological disabilities.  Responsible for ensuring compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act as related to student issues.  Serve as a resource person and liaison on issues related to student disability awareness, accommodations, and campus wide accessibility. 

Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full time - 12 Month
Salary Range: $54,000- $60,000 Annual- Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.

Supervision Given To: Student Disability Accommodation Coordinator
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Disability Services

Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of ADA and Section 504 campus compliance with emphasis on students with disabilities in higher education, including, but not limited to intake process, educational assistive technology, study abroad offerings, student housing, and effective communication with students with disabilities.
  • Determine and implement appropriate accommodations for students with learning, physical, and psychological disabilities after meeting with the student and reviewing the documentation of disability. Ability to make appropriate professional referrals when necessary.
  • Oversee the work of the Student Disability Accommodation Coordinator in coordinating and administering exam proctoring, student employee note-taking program, early course registration, implementing accommodation requests and structural accessibility.
  • Provide case management, advisement, and counsel to prospective and enrolled students with disabilities.
  • Write and implement policies and procedures ensuring equal access to all student programs and services. Maintain knowledge of current trends and issues relating to the field of student Disability Services.
  • Have working knowledge of various types of educational assistive technology, software, and other strategies to maintain an accessible learning environment. .
  • Collaborate and establish partnerships with academic departments, residential life, public safety, information technology services, Registrar, student life and academic support programs to promote awareness and educate the campus community on student disability issues, accessibility and compliance obligations.
  • Evaluate and assess student Disability Services programs and services in accordance with learning outcomes; in addition to tracking student participation.
  • Participate as a member of the student concussion committee; work with Department of Athletics, Counseling Services, Health Center, and Center for Advising & Academic Success to provide academic support services and reasonable accommodations for student with concussions.  
  • Participate and fulfill responsibilities of the Poet Early Alert Program Committee (PEAP); including follow-up with PEAP student cases, and correspondence with faculty and staff members. 

Position Specifications and Requirements:
Previous Experience:
 
A competitive applicant will have two to three years of professional experience in student disability support services, and at least one year supervisory experience of professional staff who work with students with disabilities in a higher education setting.

Education: 
Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling, Education, or related field.  Must have extensive knowledge of the laws related to disability; experience reviewing disability documentation, conducting processes to determine and provide reasonable accommodations; experience with assistive educational technology and software; knowledge of best practices and current trends for providing services and reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities. Excellent verbal and written skills; strong organizational, supervisory skills.

Application Deadline:  For full consideration the application deadline is July 01, 2016. The position will remain open until filled.
The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law


HEAD MEN'S & WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD COACH

Whittier College (CA) is accepting applications for the position of Head Men’s & Women’s Track and Field Coach, a 12-month full-time position. Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Head Coach will responsible for the organization and management of an NCAA Division III Track and Field program in a manner consistent with the philosophy and objectives of the Athletics Department and the college.  Bachelor’s degree is required with a Master’s degree preferred. The successful candidate must have a minimum of 5 years coaching experience, excellent communication skills; exhibit high ethical standards, and the ability to work in a team orientated environment.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Responsible for coaching and organizing all practices and games, recruiting quality student-athletes, budgeting, scheduling and travel planning, monitoring student-athlete academic progress and commitment to comply with all policies and regulations governing the NCAA.  The position will also entail secondary athletic administrative responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Athletics. 

Whittier College is a private liberal arts college and a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, SCIAC, as well as NCAA Division III.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to: Lance Franey, Assistant Athletic Director for Communications, Whittier College, 13847 Earlham Dr., Whittier, CA 90602 or lfraney@whittier.edu


INTERIM TECHNICAL DIRECTOR & DESIGNER

Whittier College, a private, independent, Liberal Arts College near Los Angeles, California, seeks a qualified, personable, collaborative, and well-motivated individual to fill a full-time, nine-month, interim staff position in theatre design and technology for the 2016-2017 academic year. The person selected for this position will serve as the Technical Director and Scene Shop Supervisor for the Department of Theatre and Communication Arts. The successful candidate will also serve as scenic and lighting designer (as a sabbatical replacement) for two of the department’s three major productions and teach one course. 

Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week, hours may vary depending on department needs 
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Status: Temporary Full Time, 9-month position
Length of Assignment: This nine-months-long, non-renewable interim position will begin on or about Monday, August 22, 2016, and continue through Friday, May 19, 2017.
Salary Range: $46,000, plus medical and dental insurance benefits and accrued vacation time. Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.

Reports To: Professor of Theatre & Communication Arts
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Theatre & Communication Arts

Responsibilities: 
Primary Responsibilities: 
Serve as the department’s staff technical director under the direction of the Theatre Department’s Resident Designer and its Department Chair, providing technical direction and supervision for three faculty-directed productions and technical support and supervision for other events in the department, including a small number of student productions and guest artist presentations, etc. Duties include the following: provide overall supervision of scenery and properties construction and stage rigging for department productions; serve as a hands-on scene shop supervisor; serve as lead scenic carpenter and lighting technician as necessary; instruct and supervise a part-time, paid student technical staff (typically 15 to 20 students) and also laboratory students in scenery construction, basic painting, and stage properties; oversee basic lighting and sound technical support for department productions with assistance from other theatre staff and faculty; supervise load-in and strike for each production. Coordinate purchases and rentals for scenery, lighting, and stage properties. Maintain scene shop inventory and equipment; maintain the lighting and sound equipment in the department’s Studio Theatre; rigorously maintain a safe working environment and safe working practices as part of providing technical support for the department; supervise student crews as needed during technical and dress rehearsals and performances; serve as the department’s chief technical liaison with the staff of the college’s performing arts center; monitor and approve student employees’ bi-weekly time sheets. The position is considered full-time with weekly hours varying per week, depending on the production schedule, which will include four to six weekend workdays for each major production.

Secondary Responsibilities:
Provide scenic and lighting designs for two of the three department productions during the 2016-17 academic year, including supervision of scenic painting and lighting technology for each production. Teach one course in theatre design or technology as assigned during the January Term or the Spring Semester.

Qualifications:
M.F.A. in theatre design and technology with demonstrated ability to design scenery and lighting for two faculty-directed productions during the 2016-17 academic year.

Additional requirements:
Must be able to climb ladders, lift a minimum of 50 lbs., and work directly and actively with students and other staff members in the scene shop and onstage.

Length of Assignment: This nine-months-long, non-renewable interim position will begin on or about Monday, August 22, 2016, and continue through Friday, May 19, 2017.
 
To Apply: Send letter, resume, and a list of three references by email to Brian Reed, Professor of Theatre at breed@whittier.edu. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law

The Department of Theatre and Communication Arts has three full-time faculty members in theatre, one full-time faculty member in film studies, plus several adjunct instructors and about 50 theatre majors. The college has an excellent theatre facility, the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts (www.shannoncenter.org), with two theatres (a 400-seat proscenium theatre and a 100-seat studio theatre), modern lighting, sound, and rigging equipment, and scenery and costume shops. We seek to attract and retain a highly qualified and diverse faculty and staff (AA/EO). For more information on the College, see the Whittier College web site at www.whittier.edu. For more information about the Department of Theatre and Communication Arts, go to www.whittier.edu/Academics/TheatreAndCommunicationArts/. Department of Theatre and Communication Arts, Whittier College, P.O. Box 634, 13406 E. Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA 90608. 


LAB SUPPORT COORDINATOR

The Offices of Biology and Kinesiology &Nutrition Science at Whittier College seek a Lab Support Assistant. Primary responsibility is to work with faculty members to support laboratory experiences.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 32-40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full time, 10-month position

Reports To: Department Chairs
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Biology and KNS

Responsibilities:

  • Preparing solutions, reagents, and materials for lab exercises
  • Organizing small equipment and supplies
  • Working with live organisms, including microbes, Zebrafish, C. elegans, and other organisms as needed
  • Providing routine maintenance for equipment, such as cleaning and servicing microscopes, pipettes, etc.
  • Assisting students with projects
  • Hiring and supervising work-study students in the department
  • Other duties as assigned by the chairs of the departments

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining and supplying the stockroom (placing orders, tracking inventory, etc.). This will involve working with the stockroom managers of other departments.
  • Providing leadership for biological safety issues, working with Whittier College’s Chemical Hygiene Officer and other safety groups.  

Position Specifications and Requirements:
Previous Experience: 

  • Basic chemistry, biology, and kinesiology laboratory skills
  • Ability to work independently when necessary, and collaboratively when required

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Kinesiology or a related field. Master’s degree with laboratory teaching experience desirable

Application Deadline:                   Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law


MEDICAL DIRECTOR

The Student Health & Wellness Center at Whittier College seeks a Medical Director. The Medical Director will provide supervision including off-site telephonic coverage for NP and/or PA’s and co-sign their electronic records as listed in the standardized procedures. The director will serve as a liaison and provide cross-campus collaboration, particularly with the Counseling Center, Disability Services, Athletic Department, Student Life Office, Residence Life Office and the Student Life Crisis Management Team and Wellness Coalition. 

Reports To: Director of Student Health & Wellness Center
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Student Health & Wellness Center

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as consultant for the oversight of the clinic function and supervising physician to Nurse Practitioners and/or Physician Assistants.
  • Responds to all medical calls made by the NP and/or PA in a timely fashion.

Non-Essential Functions of the Job:

  • None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements:
Previous Experience: 

  • Three years of experience in the practice of ambulatory primary care medicine
  • One year of experience in a college or university health clinic or center
  • One year experience in the use of electronic medical records.
  • One year of experience supervising NP’s and/or PA’s.

Education:                                                                                                                       

  • Medical Professional Degree (MD or DO) in the state of California and Board eligible or Board certified in a primary care specialty
  • A Medical Board Licensure as a Family Practice or Internal Medicine Physician
  • Expert communication, listening and “people skills” especially with young adults/adolescents and health care providers.
  • Provide off-site supervision to NP’s and/or PA’s.
  • If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on college policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources

Application Deadline:                   Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law


NURSE PRACTITIONER

The Student Health & Wellness Center at Whittier College seeks a Nurse Practitioner. The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing clinical care to patients in the Student Health & Wellness Center.  This individual will also provide cross-campus collaboration, particularly with the Counseling Center, Disability Services, Athletic Department, Student Life Office, Residence Life Office and the Student Life Crisis Management Team and Wellness Coalition.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 15 hours per week
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Part time
Salary Range: $50-$60 per hour- Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.

Reports To: Sr. Director of Student Health & Wellness Center
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Student Health & Wellness Center

Responsibilities:

  • The incumbent will provide primary care in a college health setting.
  • The position practices independently within the defined scope of practice and prescribes medications in accordance with California Law.
  • Specific duties include: assessing and identifying problem area through detailed history, physical exam and appropriate diagnostic tests; performing lab tests; determining appropriate treatment; appropriately determining the need for physician consultation and/or physician collaboration; and performing other duties as assigned.
  • Position reports to the Director of Student Health & Wellness Center.
  • Utilizes EMR effectively.
  • Provides consultation, cooperative case management and professional leadership with Student Health Wellness Center staff.
  • Provides continuity of care to patients by coordinating health care needs through intervention, counseling and referral on and off campus.
  • Promotes health and maintenance, promotion and self-advocacy by individualized teaching and providing information for self-care and behavioral change for each student as appropriate.
  • Identifies and responds to students at risk for serious health conditions.

Position Specifications and Requirements:
Previous Experience

  • Knowledge of current standards of college health service practice and available resources in the field
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, ability to communicate effectively with students and staff from a wide variety of cultural and ethnical backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of safety issues related to student health services, equipment and facilities.
  • Possession of a current Nurse Practitioner licensure-furnishing number and DEA #  in California.
  • Requires a Master’s degree.
  • Board certified as a Family or Adult Nurse Practitioner with California licensure by AANP or AANC and two years ambulatory care experience, preferably in college health or adolescent care.
  • New NP graduates will be considered based on their background, clinical experience and letters of recommendation.
  • Experience with women’s health care and health education preferred.
  • Experience with electronic health records.
  • Serving adults and adolescents.
  • Ability to develop rapport with current student body and to relate to the concerns and issues of their generation.
  • Ability to work in a matrixed reporting environment, following direction from university superiors & practice within the established collaborative agreement.
  • Ability to develop effective, collaborative relationships with members of the Student Health & Wellness Center staff, Athletic Trainers, Coaches and other individuals affecting student health.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, and Excel, and/or database tools.

License(s) and Certificate(s): Possession of a valid, current California NP license in the state of California

Application Deadline:                   Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law


SITE MANAGER JUMPSTART

The Office of Education and Child Development at Whittier College seek a Site Manager. The Site Manager is a full year position based on the Whittier College campus. The primary responsibility of the Jumpstart Site Manager is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the campus Jumpstart program in order to ensure that Jumpstart Quality Standards, guidelines provided by Jumpstart, are achieved and that the program is meeting grant requirements. The Site Manager will support the recruitment, training, and management of college students serving as part-time AmeriCorps members and volunteers to work with low-income preschool during the academic year.

The Site Manager directly drives Jumpstart’s school success outcomes, in conjunction with key campus personnel and Jumpstart’s regional and national staff. Within Jumpstart, a Site Manager is provided opportunities for professional development and growth, including but not limited to: new staff training, weekly check-ins, annual retreats, and coaching visits.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full time
Salary Range: Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.

Reports To: Principal Investigator of Jumpstart Grant and Jumpstart Regional Program Director
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Education/Child Development 

Responsibilities:
Specific Responsibilities

1. Early Childhood Education and Training:

  • Facilitate Jumpstart training series for Corps members; adapt or develop specialized training content for Corps members when necessary
  • Observe Jumpstart sessions to monitor the quality of interactions between Corps members and children and the implementation of planned curriculum
  • Provide coaching and feedback to Corps members based on observations
  • Observe and support planning meetings to monitor the quality of team collaboration, meeting facilitation, and the design of curriculum to be used in Jumpstart sessions
  • Ensure the site is meeting the requirements of the Jumpstart Quality Standards
  • Work closely with teachers and preschool center directors, negotiating aspects of program implementation

2. Program Management:

  • Plan and manage recruitment process; interview and select all Corps members for site
  • Support Corps members in the completion of expected hours requirements
  • Provide Corps members and Team Leaders with systematic supervision and support, consistent and responsive management, and clear ongoing communication
  • Work with national and regional staff to ensure grant and programmatic compliance
  • Manage Corps member files to AmeriCorps and/or grant specifications
  • Prepare and submit reports on site fiscal and programmatic performance to regional office
  • Provide additional support and representation at AmeriCorps sponsored events or stakeholder events/meetings

3. Campus and Community Partnerships:

  • Build and manage high quality preschool program partner relationships
  • Cultivate and manage campus relations to ensure sustainability and success of the program
  • Contribute to the development of the Jumpstart brand by engaging in local media and public relations activities, including maintaining and updating site web page as applicable
  • Work with regional office to support city/community based efforts (city-wide volunteer event collaboration, city-wide training institute collaboration, etc.)
  • Build and manage high quality community partner/stakeholder relationships

4. Jumpstart National Network Responsibilities:

  • Participate in regular one-on-one meetings with Jumpstart program director
  • Participate in monthly regional conference calls
  • Attend New Staff Orientation during first year, ongoing staff training annually, and regional retreats three times per year
  • Support the stewardship of national and regional stakeholders by hosting site visits and engaging Corps members in events

5. Campus Specific Responsibilities:

  • Support general community outreach in LA county
  • Participate in campus and department responsibilities including staff meetings and events when necessary
  • Work with faculty, staff, and administrators who can assist with Jumpstart member training and recruitment, student supports (i.e., for first generation and non-traditional students), preschool program partner, and higher education partner relationships (i.e., financial aid, grants/accounting, etc.)
  • Regularly report to campus supervisor & work closely with this individual regarding planning and events of Jumpstart
  • Recruit and manage a part-time assistant or graduate student to assist with administrative tasks
  • Teach the Jumpstart service-learning course
  • Facilitate and assist campus supervisor with research initiatives that co-occur with the Jumpstart program in the Whittier community
  • Demonstrate effective college-level teaching in terms of content, class management, and organization.

Position Specifications and Requirements:
Previous Experience: 

  • Background or experience in an early childhood setting preferred
  • Prior work experience in a higher education setting and/or managing college students preferred
  • Prior college-level teaching preferred
  • Prior experience in managing others; ability to provide verbal and written feedback
  • Prior experience developing partnerships with other organizations/entities preferred

Knowledge and Education: 

  • Master Degree or above required, in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field
  • Strong organizational, management, and leadership abilities
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in order to meet key tasks as scheduled
  • Ability to comprehend and manage basic fiscal matters such as budgets
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with university staff, preschool staff, and the general community
  • Commitment to Jumpstart's mission and values of learning, determination, connection, joy, and kindness
  • Commitment to serving young children, families, and local communities

Application Deadline:   Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law


STEM INTERNSHIP & ADVISING COORDINATOR

Whittier College invites applications for the position of STEM Internship and Advising Coordinator. Reporting to the Title V Project Director, the STEM Internship and Advising Coordinator is responsible for coordinating a comprehensive program of advising and academic support services, including establishing internships and research opportunities for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in STEM and health-related disciplines. In cooperation with faculty advisors, the Center for Academic Advising and Success, and the Center for Career and Professional Development, the STEM Internship and Advising Coordinator will contribute to improving the retention and success of STEM and pre-health undergraduates. The successful candidate will have experience developing collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and research and internship partners, and knowledge of student retention practices. The STEM Internship and Advising Coordinator is a five-year contractual position, contingent upon the annual renewal of Title V federal funding and satisfactory performance.

Position Status: Full-time, 11/12 month schedule
Salary: $45,000-$50,000

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop and/or coordinate new STEM and pre-health internship opportunities for undergraduate students with a wide range of corporate, government, and non-profit organizations, alumni, students, parents, and faculty
  • In coordination with STEM and pre-health faculty advisors, provide individualized and group advising to students interested/majoring in STEM and pre-health areas on academic policies, exploring majors, creating educational plans, career clarification, internships, research fellowships, and the graduate and professional school application process
  • Collaborate with faculty to promote cooperative relationships and to seek experiential learning opportunities that align with the academic goals of STEM and pre-health majors
  • Prepare undergraduates to pursue research experiences and fellowships, job shadowing and internships, and graduate school admissions including the identification of appropriate opportunities, resume and personal statement preparation, and effective interview skills
  • Maintain relationships with professional STEM and pre-health organizations that provide networking and marketing opportunities with potential employers
  • Collect data on student appointments, employer contacts, and presentations for analysis, evaluation, and program improvement; track and maintain accurate records on the number of students engaging in internships
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with internal contacts such as Alumni Relations, Disabilities Services, CAAS, Athletics Dept., etc. while promoting research, job shadowing, and internship opportunities for STEM and pre-health students
  • Serve as a campus expert and resource to students, faculty, and staff on STEM and health professions programs; Facilitate development of knowledge among other offices and academic departments regarding pre-health topics; Act as the College’s STEM and pre-health professions representative at admissions, orientations, and fellowship events
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Master’s degree in a STEM, Student Affairs, Counseling, or Education-related discipline required with a minimum of 3 years of relevant advising experience preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing new partnerships with external organizations
  • Insight into the needs of first-generation and/or underrepresented college students with particular emphasis on STEM pathways and trajectories
  • Facility with relationship building, the development of others, and the ability to function competently and collaboratively within a team environment
  • Effective organizational and written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills and proven ability to work well with diverse students, faculty, and organization/company site staff alike
  • Understanding of and commitment to the application of employer relations, college recruiting, and the professional development of today’s college students in a liberal arts environment preferred
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as the job may require

Combined professional experience/education may substitute for minimum education.

Target start date: June  1, 2016.

Application Procedure and Timeline
The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, résumé or CV, salary history and contact information for three professional references to: Inez Moore, imoore@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Inez Moore, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA.AOE. Review of applications will begin immediately with an application deadline of May 20, 2016. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive background check.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.


TITLE V ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Under the general supervision of the Title V Project Director, the Title V Administrative Coordinator provides general administrative support and coordination for the Title V grant activities which aim to advance Whittier College’s capacity toward STEM learning and research. The Administrative Coordinator will be an integral member of the Title V Project team by assisting in meeting critical project objectives and adhering to federal guidelines. This is a five-year contractual position, contingent upon the annual renewal of Title V federal funding and satisfactory performance.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full time-12 month
Salary Range: $35, 000- $40,000 Annual- Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.

Reports To: Title V Project Director
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Office of the President

Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative coordination of the Title V Project activities
  • Assist in the development of the Title V Project Manual
  • Process allowable grant expenditures in compliance with federal regulations
  • Produce budget reports
  • Support the compilation of data and production of progress reports
  • Assist the Director in maintaining the Title V webpage and preparing promotional materials for grant activities, including the Title V newsletter
  • Record minutes at all staff meetings
  • Create, organize, and maintain Title V Project files and folders
  • Arrange travel for conferences and other meetings
  • Provide logistical support for all special events and programs
  • Perform a variety of other duties as assigned

Position Specifications and Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred and two years of progressively responsible experience in general office, clerical, or administrative support work. Proficiency with all standard office equipment, including Microsoft Office Suite, maintaining databases, and web-based research. Must have attention to detail and be able to work independently. Strong organizational and communication skills required.

Preferred Qualifications: Grant management work experience at a college or university. Demonstrated competence in use of spreadsheets for financial analysis, fiscal management, and reports. Experience with Banner system.

Application Deadline:                   Open Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: Inez Moore, imoore@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Inez Moore, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law


POOL OF ELIGIBLE TEMPORARY STAFF (P.O.E.T.S.)

Temporary and On-Call assignments are periodically available in various departments of the College. Varying levels of experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities in secretarial and clerical work desirable. Candidates must be available on short notice and be flexible regarding duties and scheduled work hours. Qualified candidates interested in this opportunity are welcomed to send resume and cover letter to whittierjobs@whittier.edu.

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