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Job Title: CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION DIRECTOR

Location: Los Angeles Mission College
13356 Edridge Avenue
Sylmar, California 91342

Start Date: February 6, 2006
End Date: June 5, 2006

Status:

  • Limited One Semester Assignment
  • Monthly Rate, Instructor Special Assignment
  • Assignment: 35 hours per week
  • Paid vacation days are per AFT contract
  • Full insurance benefits
  • Salary: LACCD Faculty Salary Schedule

Entrance Qualifications:

  • Faculty position open to any tenured regular faculty member in the LACCD and/or Adjunct Instructors who are currently ranked on the seniority list at LA Mission College.

  • Knowledge of the mission, objectives and goals of the Cooperative Education programs.

  • Ability to plan, organize, co-ordinate and supervise the day-to-day activities of the multi-faceted Cooperative Education program

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Successful experience in supervision of students

  • Experience in working with business and industry

  • Knowledge of college curriculum delivery systems/disciplines

  • Computer literate (Microsoft Word/Excel)

  • Knowledge of the inter-relationships of all college student support services, i.e., counseling, career centers, job placement

Duties and responsibilities of the position of Co-op Education director include developing, promoting, implementing, and evaluating the program work-sites, preparing students for work site experience.

Specific Duties include:

  • Recruit students in Co-op Ed programs Maintain an Individual Service Strategy Plan (ISSP) for each participant

  • Hold routine work-based learning orientations for students and employers

  • Establish work site locations and maintain liaison with community and business leaders, Chambers of Commerce, business and industry organizations and public agencies to encourage participation and to stimulate interest in the LAMC Co-Operative Education program

  • Plan and implement work-based learning workshops such as resume writing and job skills.

  • Assist with College Job Fair/Career Days

  • Regularly plan, organize, direct and review the work of students at work-sites
    - Assess the students' performance at work sites at least 2 times per semester
    - Ensure that both student and employer expectations are met
    - Address issues and concerns raised by the student and/or employer
    - Discuss the student's work term report
    - Solidify the three-way relationship between the student, the employer and LAMC and maintain ongoing contact with the employer

  • Serve on the Enrollment Management Committee to discuss enrollment growth in the Co-Operative Education Program

  • Prepare comprehensive correspondence, effective reports, presentations and publicity materials related to the program

  • Supervise the maintenance of program and student records

  • Perform related duties as assigned

Employment:

This is an Instructor Special Assignment Position with the effective date of employment on the first day of the Spring 2006 semester (February 6, 2006) and ending date of June 5, 2006. The position is compensated according to the 2005 - 2008 preparation salary schedule. The selected employee is eligible for illness benefits and receives pay for holidays. The selected employee does not earn vacation, but is paid for vacation days specified in the faculty contract.

Salary:

To be determined by experience and educational placement on the LACCD 2005 - 2008 salary schedule. The position earns a monthly Responsibility Differential.

Application Procedures:

For consideration in the selection process, all interested applicants must submit the following:

  1. A cover letter of intent
  2. current resume
  3. The names, position titles, addresses, and phone numbers of three references

Send to:

Maria Fenyes (fenyesm@laccd.edu)
Acting Vice President, Academic Affairs
RE: Learning Center Director Selection
Los Angeles Mission College
13356 Eldridge Avenue Sylmar, CA 91342

Application Deadline:

To be considered, all materials must be received in the Office of Academic Affairs no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, December 30, 2005. Materials received after that time cannot be considered.