Administrative & Support Staff Opportunities

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The Academic Affairs Office at Whittier College is seeking an experienced candidate to fill the Academic Department Management Support position. 

The position provides administrative support for the Academic Deans/Associate Deans, helps manage budgets for academic departments, provides support for key operations in academic affairs, assists in the management of key functions in academic departments, and oversees student workers.

Hours: Monday – Friday
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full Time, 10 months (off June1-Aug 1)
Salary Range: $23-$24/hour; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge. 

Reports to: Direct report:  Academic Dean/Associate Dean
                    Senior report:  VPAA/Dean of Faculty

Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)
                                      Departments Supported: BSAD/ENG/HIST; Mod Lang

Position Duties and Responsibilities 

General expectations

  • Understand FERPA regulations and maintain confidentiality of student records.
  • Maintain confidentiality when instructed by Academic Dean/Associate Dean
  • Adhere to academic and budgetary policies
  • Uphold Whittier’s commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Support student success

Budget management (1100 ORGNs) for relevant academic departments/programs

  • Maintain subledger; reconcile monthly
  • Provide Associate Dean and VPAA with monthly budget reports
  • As needed, order supplies;  as needed, work with accounting on purchase orders; obtain appropriate authorization for purchases.

Assist Academic Deans/Associate Deans

  • Understand, explain, and enforce college policies, including but not limited to: 
    • Compliance with college spending policies 
    • Compliance with general academic policies and procedures 
  • Assist Deans with updating policy and effective communication to faculty and other campus departments.
  • Maintain current FAQ’s and contacts to facilitate rapid response to questions and correct routing of requests
  • As needed assist with reports, grant management, and special projects.

Assist Academic Deans/Associate Deans with the generation of academic course schedule

  • Aggregate course information
  • Enter course information into spreadsheet
  • Assist Deans in communication with faculty members

Assist relevant academic departments/programs with:

  • Searches 
  • Assessment logistics
  • Administrative requests
  • Facilities requests
  • Building needs/issues
  • Assist with orientation for new faculty
  • Assist with events (fieldtrips, speakers, etc.)
  • Work orders with facilities 
  • Requisitions for new keys from Campus Safety

Manage and train student workers

  • Track student hours and job performance
  • Student workers should be responsible for:
  • Photocopying 
  • Scanning documents 
  • Greeter in buildings; answer basic questions (FAQ’s)
  • Assist faculty with Moodle pages
  • Assist departments with Dept. webpage maintenance 
  • Answer phone and appropriately direct calls
  • Assist Department manager with other tasks as appropriate and as assigned. 

Other expectations

  • Regular training regarding key skills/areas
  • Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Relevant Banner programs/tools
  • Other tools as needed
  • Title IX
  • College DEI policies and initiatives

Duties excluded from this position

  • Grading student work
  • Generating homework/quiz/test keys
  • Maintaining faculty gradebooks/entering grades
  • Personal errands for faculty/administrators
  • Proctoring exams; etc.
  • Lab/room set up; etc.

Non-essential Functions of the Job 

None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements

Previous Experience

  • Minimum of five years of clerical and office administration experience to include budget management. Experience working in a college or university setting and/or with a student programs preferred.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.

Knowledge and Education

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience is preferred.
  • Skilled in written communication and the knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation including the ability to maintain attention to detail, i.e. proofreading and editing.
  • Basic mathematics.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and set priorities, maintain regular office hours, plus occasionally work after hours and weekends. 
  • Ability to organize, track, and monitor several projects simultaneously. 
  • Ability to establish methods to gather, collate, and classify information, and to maintain accurate records. Ability to maintain confidentially at all times. 
  • Knowledge in Excel, Microsoft Word, and Outlook

Application Deadline 

Until the position is filled.

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

The Enrollment Management Office at Whittier College is seeking an Associate/Assistant Director of Enrollment Operations.

The position will oversee and support the management of processes for the Offices of Admission and Financial Aid including application workflows, document processing (physical and electronic), data collection and transferring, CRM support, and maintenance for the division’s technological resources. The position will serve as a liaison to IT Services and collaborate with other offices on campus including the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, the Office of the Registrar, and the Business Office. The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of admission, financial aid, and higher education policies, procedures, and standard practices. 

Hours: Monday – Friday 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Full-Time/Part-Time status: Full-Time 
Salary Range: $31.97-$33.65 per hour; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge. 

Reports to: Director of Enrollment Technology
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Enrollment Management

Position Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Manages all aspects of Technolutions Slate CRM system including documentation, data management, upgrades, testing, and troubleshooting. 
  • Implements new features, processes, etc. to improve internal productivity and the external user experience. 
  • Manages application workflow for undergraduate and graduate admissions. 
  • Processes and indexes electronic and physical documents pertaining to the application process; serves as document steward and archive manager. 
  • Assigns and manages processing tasks and projects to the Enrollment Operations Intern. 
  • Supports Technolutions Slate users outside of the Enrollment Management Division. 
  • Manages Technolutions Slate and Ellucian Banner data/information imports, exports, and transfers between internal offices on campus via Axiom and Evisions Argos, as well as outside vendors via FTP/SFTP. 
  • Supports Enrollment Division in creating queries, reports, and dashboards for data analysis. 
  • Serves as a contact for students and families experiencing technical issues with the application process (as needed). 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Non-essential Functions of the Job

  • None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Experience using Technolutions Slate required. 
  • Experience using Ellucian Banner desired. 
  • Experience with SQL is desired. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technology-related information in oral and written form to individuals with varying backgrounds. 
  • Demonstrated time-management skills and an ability to commit to and meet multiple concurrent deadlines. 
  • Strong attention to detail. 
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technologies and systems. 
  • Ability to uphold the College’s commitment to inclusive excellence in a diverse campus community. 
  • Experience working with and understanding CRM application configuration and administration. 
  • Knowledge of the higher education environment and business functions; work experience in an Admission and/or Financial Aid Office is strongly preferred. 

Confidentiality 

Must maintain strict confidentiality of student data and in the performance of duties under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  

Application Deadline

Until the position is filled.

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

The Dean of Students at Whittier College is seeking an Associate Dean of Student Life and Director of CARE.

The Associate Dean of Student Life and Director of CARE will provide leadership and innovation to create an equity-based model of student success and retention. The Associate Dean will provide innovative leadership over the Office of Student Conduct, Veteran Resource Center, and CARE Program. The Associate Dean will promote holistic student wellness by providing early support and follow-up on complex situations involving students of concern. They will be responsible for the research, development, and assessment of student success strategies and activities that promote and foster retention and support campus basic needs initiatives. The Associate Dean will strategically monitor and provide regular reporting of student persistence and retention rates and ensure close collaboration with other College operations to provide an exceptional student experience.

Hours: Monday – Friday, some after-hours may be required due to emergency on-call rotation.
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full Time (40 hours/week)
Salary Range: $77,000-$85,000; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge. 

 
Reports to: VP of Student Life and Dean of Students
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Dean of Students

Position Duties and Responsibilities  

Personnel Management

  • The Associate Dean supervises the Director of Conduct, Veteran Resource Services and CARE programs which encompasses basic needs. The Associate Dean will be a resource and support for the Student Conduct Office and the Veterans Resource Center.
  • The Associate Dean works, in collaboration with the Dean of First Year Programs to promote retention, onboarding, and successful transition through the orientation and retention-related activities.

Administration and Budget Management

  • The Associate Dean administers and approves expenditures for all departments in consultation with the Directors.
  • The Associate Dean articulates budget needs and works in collaboration with the VP/DOS to evaluate financial resources, plan and prioritize future budget and resource allocation; collaborate with the VP/DOS to create a vision for programming in alignment with the Student Life Curriculum, the College’s Racial Justice and Equity Plan and Strategic Planning Task Forces Commitments (#6) as highlighted in the WASC TPR report. 

Case Management

  • The Associate Dean develops and maintains a database of referral resources for social service agencies within the local community; facilitates relationships with off-campus agencies and resources to connect students for support.
  • Conducts initial intake meetings with students to assess needs for appropriate referrals.
  • Works with academic deans, department chairs, and faculty regarding individual students and behaviors, which affect the classroom environment; receives and addresses faculty concerns relative to student academic matters.
  • Coordination and outreach of support services, including referral and liaison with housing agencies, social services, mental health services, financial support agencies, food services, and other basic needs resources for students.

Campus and Community Relations

  • The Associate Dean meets with students interested in withdrawing from the college to discuss their reasons and provide guidance on available options and resources; collaborates with the Office of the Registrar and Academic Affairs to support administrative processes related to students withdrawing from the college.
  • The Associate Dean responds to faculty, staff, and family referrals and special needs requests on campus as a member of the CARE team; responds to routine and crisis issues as Co-Chair of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). 
  • The Associate Dean enhances working relationships between Student Life, Academic Affairs, Athletics, and other campus colleagues by intentionally bridging the work of all departments, campus-wide with a wellness focus.
  • The Associate Dean works closely and in collaboration with the ED of Health and Wellness and SCC staff, and ED for Athletics in transitioning to an intentional model of health equity in alignment with the Strategic Planning Task Force commitment (#1) by building on strengths to become a national leader in diversity, equity and inclusion through developing and implementing preventative mental and physical health programs including the structured support of peer health educators.
  • The Associate Dean oversees DOS CARE case management; provides leadership and oversight in collaboration with the ED of Health and Wellness for telehealth and tele-med.  
  • The Associate Dean collaborates with members of Advancement to seek and secure additional streams of revenue through donor-directed funds and/or community grant opportunities; collaborates with Student Life Directors to support donor-directed/grant programming that includes health and wellness.

Program Management

  • The Associate Dean provides primary leadership in student success, retention, and wellness design consistent with the College mission/goals and professional standards while being responsive to the changing needs of students. 
  • The Associate Dean develops and leads programs, trainings, and workshops for faculty, staff, and students that support holistic student development and success.
  • Management of Crisis and Clinical Services 
  • The Associate Dean consults and supports Student Life leadership, Campus Safety and BIT to provide crisis response and incident debriefing; serves on the College’s Crisis Response Team; responds to after-hours emergencies as needed. 

Other duties as assigned 

  • Serves as an active member of the Leadership Executive Team and on-call rotation.

Non-essential Functions of the Job 

None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements

  • Knowledge and Education: MA/MS in any field; i.e. Student Development, Higher Education, Social Welfare, MFT, or a related field. Student Development, Higher Education, systems-level assessment and intervention; crisis intervention strategies and risk assessment. Understanding of third-party support/insurance, telehealth/telemedical platforms; fundraising, and grant-related programs. 
  • Machines, Tools, Equipment, Electronic Devices, and Software: Normal office equipment, Microsoft Office software, Email/OneDrive; PowerPoint; General A-V knowledge; Zoom/Teams/campus communications; Maxient 
  • Confidentiality: Must maintain strict confidentiality of student records and in the performance of duties.   

Application Deadline  

Until the position is filled.

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

The Office of Student Engagement at Whittier College is seeking an Associate Director. 

The Associate Director, under the direction of the Director of Student Success and Belonging, develops and oversees the registration, reinstatement, recognition, leadership development, and general management of approximately 40 student organizations. The Associate Director serves as the primary advisor for the InterClub Council (the governing body for field & major related, politically-minded, and general interest organizations), the Media Council (the governing body for the student media and publication organizations, radio, newspaper, and video production), and the First Year Class Council. This position will also work to provide a diverse offering of programs and services, will assist in the oversight and education of students in risk management and critical thinking, will establish and assess goals and objectives for their specialty areas, and will provide budget management for their specialty areas.

The Associate Director will guide student leaders, particularly in the areas of leadership development, risk management and harm reduction, membership recruitment, education, problem/conflict resolution, and community planning. 

Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full-Time/Part-Time status: Full-Time
Salary Range: $66,540-68,540 

Reports to: Director, Office of Student Engagement
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Office of Student Engagement

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Student Organization Recognition, Registration, and Data Management 

  • Provide support to Whittier’s approximately 40 social, cultural/identity, academic, and recreational organizations  
  • Coordinate student organization recognition, reinstatement, and registration processes; maintain organizational files including constitutions and membership lists  
  • Conduct student organization transition workshops in the spring to prepare clubs to transfer to new leadership in the following year.  
  • Serve as a resource to all student organizations regarding budgeting. Serve as the liaison between the Business Office and Accounts Payable to set, countersign, and reconcile budgets for all organizations  
  • Serve as a resource to all student organizations regarding policies, procedures, programming, event management, risk management, and evaluation  
  • Serve as a resource to all student organizations regarding their organization email account. Serve as the liaison between the IT Department and Communications Department  
  • Serve as a liaison and promote positive relationships with all faculty/staff advisors, volunteer coaches, campus departments, and organization alumni(ae)  
  • Report out annual involvement data to the campus community.  

Student Retention and Success Initiatives

  • In collaboration with the Director, the Office of Student Engagement will identify key student populations that need additional student support with retention, persistence, and graduation. 
  • Serve as a liaison to the Center for Advising and Academic Success in developing workshops for students focusing on personal and social needs that include financial literacy, access to academic resources on campus, time management, fellowships, and a sense of belonging.
  • Will track the retention of students involved with student clubs/organizations and align support resources that will increase the sense of belonging, engagement, and wellness resources for students. 
  • Assist in the implementation of the Student Life Strategic Plan.

Student Organization Advisement and Event Management  

  • Serve as a liaison and promote positive relationships with all governing bodies (Inter-Club Council, Media Council, Inter-Society Council, Social Justice Coalition, Diversity Council, Freshman Class Council, and Student Athletic Advisory Committee) faculty/staff advisors and chairs  
  • Create training materials to assist leadership development across all governing body organizations. 
  • Serve as a main point of contact for student organizations regarding the online platform, Engage. Conduct regular trainings on the use of the platform. 
  • Serve as the conduct officer for student organization/group responsibility violations of policy  
  • Serve as a resource to student organizations in planning in-person and remote events.  

Student Media & Publication Organizations Supervision and Advisement 

  • Advise the ASWC Media Council in their oversight of the student media and publications including the campus newspaper (Quaker Campus), Video Production Studios (VPS), Radio Station (KPOET), and Whittier College Sports Network (WCSN) 
  • Serve as a liaison between the student managers, over 50 student employees, and Human Resources for the student-run media and publication organizations: campus newspaper (Quaker Campus), Video Production Studios (VPS), Whittier College Radio (KPOET), and/or Whittier College Sports Network (WCSN)  
  • Advise in the budget allocations and reconciling of an annual $80,000+ budget 
  • Process hiring, payroll, volunteer, and building access paperwork for the student media and publication organizations with Human Resources, Campus Safety, and Division of Student Life. 
  • Coordinate training for student-run media and publication organizations 
  • Serve as a liaison to the faculty/staff advisors and the instructors of the course(s) provided with relevance to the media or publication 

New Student Engagement & Transition

  • In collaboration with campus offices and with the support of the Director, plan and execute orientation programs, including communication, logistical preparation, registration, content, and assessment of programs and services.
  • In collaboration with department and campus partners, provide support to peer mentor programs that support new students.
  • Serves as primary advisor to the First Year Class Council and its executive board.  Provides community support through one-on-one meetings and attendance at FCC Executive Board and general meetings.
  • Monitor and maintain digital signage for the college and offer educational campaigns that align with Whittier College’s social media  (wctherock) and the campus TVs.

Department Leadership

  • Monitors assigned student organization budgets and accounts. Promotes ethical and appropriate spending practices
  • Support department in facilitating annual programs, such as the Student Activities Fair and Student Life Awards. 
  • Work collaboratively to design racial, equity, justice, and inclusion trainings and programs across the Student Life Division that support a sense of belonging for historically marginalized students
  • Participate in policy development and review, goal setting, assessment, and evaluation efforts for all Office of Student Engagement programs and services.
  • Act as an integral member of the Office of Student Engagement by offering support to departmental initiatives, programs, and services.
  • Collaborate within the Division of Student Life to ensure a student-focused approach and to support procedures and protocols that intentionally enhance collaboration across campus.

Non-Essential Functions of the Job

  • Collaborate within the Division of Student Life to ensure a student-focused approach and to support procedures and protocols that intentionally enhance collaboration across campus.
  • Attend division-wide meetings
  • Serve on institutional committees as requested
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Engagement or designee

Position Specifications and Requirements

Knowledge and Education

  • Master’s Degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, or related field preferred.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of equity and social justice principles, a personal demeanor that inspires collaboration within the division of Student Life and throughout the campus and community, and a penchant for continuous learning and improvement.
  • Experience with student organization advisement and leadership and event management preferred.

Application Deadline

Until Filled. Priority review begins March 22, 2024

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

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

Whittier College is seeking a qualified Campus Safety Dispatcher

The position of Dispatcher is responsible for answering incoming calls to the College Campus as well as the Department of Campus Safety. Dispatchers provide information to the College Community, including faculty, staff, and students, on the telephone or when visiting the Department of Campus Safety. Dispatchers also monitor and dispatch radio traffic to officers, student officers, facilities, and other departments on the College campus. 

Dispatchers enter data into the department’s CAD system for both radio traffic and incident management; additionally, dispatchers coordinate with outside agencies utilizing both radio and phone.

Because the Department of Campus Safety operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Dispatchers may be required to work nights, holidays, and/or weekends. Shifts are changed on a quarterly schedule or depending on departmental needs. 

Hours: Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full Time
Salary Range: $20 - $22; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.
 

Reports to: Shift Supervisor
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Campus Safety

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interact and collaborate with students, faculty, staff, and local community to provide safety services.
  • Act as main campus operator for Whittier College, transferring calls and providing information as requested.
  • Answer emergency and non-emergency calls for assistance and determines appropriate response in accordance with established procedures and assessment of the situation. May contact backup or follow-up services for assistance such as Whittier Police Department, Los Angeles County Fire Department, and/or other agencies.
  • Monitor radio communication between Whittier College officers, as well as other administrative offices such as Facilities and Residential Life.
  • Assist with emergency planning and procedures. 
  • Maintain departmental software utilizing CAD system for report management, develop department logs using a dispatch module, and manage a private E-911 cisco system.  Logs must be accurate and maintained on a timely basis.
  • Develop and maintain information databases for confidential student information using Microsoft Access and other database software.
  • Monitor and dispatch officers to Emergency Blue Light System (EBLS) and campus-wide alarm system.
  • Input and manage parking citation history, as well as vehicle/bicycle registration using CAD system and database. 
  • Assist with enforcing institutional, departmental, and local law enforcement policies and procedures.
  • Develop reports for a variety of incident responses, including medical and disciplinary calls.
  • Perform clerical functions such as filing paperwork, light typing, and data entry.     
  • Train and supervise student employees to serve as student dispatchers.  
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Non-Essential Functions of the Job

  • Assist officers during emergency situations and special events (e.g. commencement.)
  • ID Card Access Issuance (CAI)
  • Completes monthly duties and audit reports as directed by Command Staff
  • Provide campus information, such as directions and permits/passes, to visitors, parents, and guests.

Position Specifications and Requirements

Previous Experience

  • Minimum 6 months experience working in a busy office with multiple/concurrent duties; dispatching and/or prior security experience preferred. Dispatcher training will be provided during the first year of employment.
  • Good typing skills, general computer knowledge, and experience with database programs.

Knowledge and Education

  • High school graduate or equivalent required, some college preferred. 

Application Deadline

Until the positions is filled

The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume 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.

Whittier College is seeking a qualified Campus Safety Officer.

The successful candidate must be able to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff. Under the general guidance of the Director of Campus Safety, the candidate will perform a variety of duties to ensure the safety of the College Community and campus facilities.

Hours: 40 hours per week, schedule varies
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Status: Full Time
Salary Range: $23 - $25 per hour
 

Reports To: Campus Safety Captain
Location/Department: Whittier College (main campus- Whittier, CA)/Campus Safety Department

This position is considered a Campus Security Authority.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Patrols campus property, in a vehicle or on foot, to provide security and traffic control
  • Performs physical security checks of campus facilities, ensuring facilities are in use by appropriate personnel
  • Responds to emergency and non-emergency radio calls
  • Must be available and ready at any point during shift to respond to community needs
  • Observes, reports, and identifies persons involved in suspicious activities or manner and ensures that unauthorized persons leave the campus and community
  • Enforces campus policies, regulations, and municipal, state and federal laws.
  • Assist local law enforcement as necessary
  • Conducts thorough investigations as assigned and completes detailed reports as to those investigations
  • Participates in crime prevention programs
  • Assist Student Life and Residential Life personnel as required
  • Provides on-campus escorts to College students and personnel as requested
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary under the guidance of the Director, via chain of command

Position Specifications and Requirements

Education, Certifications and/or Licenses

  • High School diploma. Required certification; PC 832, Guard card, CPR, First Aid, and AED must be in possession at time of hire. Tear gas and collapsible baton certification required within first month of employment.
  • Must have no criminal record.
  • Must possess a current CA driver license.
  • Experience working campus safety/security/law enforcement in a College or University environment.

Application Deadline

Until filled.

The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Associate Director of Human Resources, 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.

A College Supervisor ensures, through observations and follow-up conferencing, that our teacher candidates:

  • Progresses through sixteen-week student teaching assignment; during which time the candidate takes on more teaching responsibility.  
  • Writes appropriate lesson plans using the department template. Incorporated into each lesson plan template includes, but is not limited to: attending to (1) students’ prior academic knowledge, prior experiences, as well as assets and needs; (2) learning activities, student grouping, and instructional strategies that facilitate learning, academic language development; (3) diagnostic, formative and summative assessments; and (4) developmental considerations and accommodations for EL, SN and students with academic/emotional support needs. Lesson plans must also (6) explicitly reference all Teacher Performance Expectations (TPEs) as appropriate.
  • Understands the Teaching Performance Assessments, Instructional Cycles 1 and 2, and are supported during as they complete these cycles during student teaching. 
  • Applies techniques of classroom management to ensure best possible learning environment for students.

College Supervisors need to fulfill the following for each teacher candidate:

  • Observe lessons and use observations to complete all required evaluation forms.
  • Conference with the candidate after each observation.
  • Confer with Master Teacher at each observation about the candidates’ progress, strengths and areas of concern.
  • Communicate with Master Teacher and school principal about responsibilities of a Master Teacher and paperwork due throughout student teaching assignment.
  • Communicate any concerns about the candidates’ progress during a student teaching placement with the Director of Clinical Practice.
  • Ensure that each Master teacher completes all necessary paperwork as it pertains to their role during the candidates’ assignment. 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Attend all College Supervisors’ Meetings, so as to stay apprised of all changes to the college’s student teaching program, CTC requirements, and develop professionally as an educator.
  • Attend one adjunct-faculty meeting per semester to continue professional development and stay apprised of all college and Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements.

Qualifications

  • Five years of successful teaching experience in a public school.
  • A teaching credential in subject area(s) related to credential programs offered at Whittier College. 
  • Excellent organization and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Ability to work professionally with the public, as well as college and district students, faculty, administrators.

The Department of Education and Child Development has a tradition of preparing highly qualified elementary, secondary, and special education teachers. Offerings include undergraduate studies in child development, and graduate studies in elementary, secondary, and special education, including several credential programs and Master of Arts degree program. 

Applications

Applications should include copy of teaching credential, resume, and statement of interest.  

Applicants must submit materials electronically (PDFs preferred) to Dr. Christine Ybarra, Director of Clinical Practice of the Department of Education & Child Development, Whittier College, at cybarra@whittier.edu. Review of completed applications is ongoing. AA/EO Employer. 

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 Writing Program at Whittier College is seeking a Director of College Writing.

Whittier College is seeking an experienced writing specialist to establish a new Writing Center and direct the College Writing Program. The College Writing Program is an integral part of the liberal arts curriculum, which is designed to teach students how to communicate effectively at each successive level of their major discipline, as well as to general audiences outside their chosen fields, commonly referred to on campus as Writing Across the Curriculum. In our writing courses, students are trained to read and listen critically and to construct supportable written arguments, integrating knowledge from within their chosen disciplines, through recursive, collaborative processes.

The Director will work with the Dean of Academic Success and faculty to staff the College Writing Program, a foundation of the First-Year Experience Program. Each semester and throughout the summer, the Director will offer professional development training for students serving as tutors, and for faculty teaching all levels of college writing (first year, intermediate, writing intensive, major capstones). In turn, the Director is expected to teach a first-year writing course once each semester, as needed, in consultation with the academic deans. 

The Director will work with the Center for Advising and Academic Success during the summer months to support the training and development of peer writing associates to complement current tutoring programs. Additionally, the Director will work with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to establish clear assessment standards and protocols for the College Writing Program, its instructors, and Writing Across the Curriculum. 

Hours: Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week plus occasional evenings and weekends.
Exempt Status: Exempt-12 months
Full Time/Part Time status: Full-Time
Salary Range: $80,000-$85,000; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge. 

Reports to: Dean of Academic Success
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Academic Affairs

Position Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Work with the Dean of Academic Success to set up the Writing Center to support the College Writing Program and First Year Experience.
  • Develop College policy and professional development for Faculty and Students as it relates to the use of Artificial Intelligence in the classroom
  • The expectation is that the Writing Director will work on campus during their appointment.
  • Develop and deliver professional training development workshops for student peer writing associates (tutors) each semester and during the summer months (as needed).
  • Develop and deliver professional training development workshops for Faculty members teaching First Year Experience Courses and Writing Courses.
  • Service on College-wide faculty committees such as the Curriculum Committee, Educational Policies Committee, Committee for the Future of the Liberal Arts, Enrollment and Student Affairs Committee, or others directed by the Dean of Academic Success.
  • Assess and evaluate the effectiveness of the Writing Center and each part of the College Writing Program.
  • If adjustments to the teaching schedule need to be made, the Director will work with the Dean of Academic Success to decide projects for the academic year. In general, the Director teaches 25% of their workload, with 40% of their time dedicated to training and management of the tutors, and the other 35% dedicated to the professional development and training of the faculty.

Non-essential Functions of the Job

None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements

Previous Experience

  • Experience working in a writing center as an undergraduate student, graduate student, or professional employee is highly regarded.

Knowledge and Education

  • Master’s Degree required; preferred in Rhetoric and Composition, English, ESL Education (concentration in literacy/writing), or a related field.

Application Deadline

Until the position is filled.

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

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 Information Technology Services Office at Whittier College is seeking an Enterprise Applications Support Manager.

The Enterprise Applications Support Manager is a member of the team responsible for delivering enterprise information systems for Whittier College. Responsible for maintaining enterprise administrative information applications including Human Resources, Finance, Financial Aid, Student Information Systems, Advancement, and other enterprise third-party applications and the use of these systems and technologies within the College's administrative and academic offices. Works closely with the Assistant Director of Enterprise Applications to support improvements for the College. Maintains standards for documentation within the team.  Provides second-level technical support for Whittier College’s administrative computing systems including end-user consulting, process development, documentation, and training. May work regularly with minimal supervision. 

Hours: Monday – Friday
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
Full-Time/Part-Time status: Full-Time
Salary Range: $36.05-$37.98/hour; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.
 

Reports to: Assistant Director, Enterprise Applications
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Information Technology Services

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports the Enterprise Applications team in the ongoing maintenance, upgrades, and implementation of enterprise application architecture, projects, and support.
  • Performs as a project manager and/or expert on key initiatives, projects, and support needs, collaborating with stakeholders to enable the College to achieve its objectives through the efficient use of technology.
  • Supports campus-wide initiatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness of college business processes in accordance with priorities and directions negotiated and discussed with various stakeholders and leadership groups.
  • Provides technical and functional guidance to the Enterprise Applications team and end users in areas such as ERP systems, database administration, reporting/decision support systems, and related systems.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with departments, business units, and other academic support organizations to provide campus-wide services, user support, training, and improve alignment and communication.
  • Provides technical planning, systems integration and interfaces, verification and validation, and supportability and effectiveness of data and systems integrations.
  • Ensures compliance to standards, processes, and procedures including application and data security compliance, and ensure that all application and services meet security and performance requirements.
  • Monitors and maintains application configurations and requirements to ensure systems accessibility, availability, security, confidentiality, and data integrity.
  • Occasional availability for off-hour support issues, weekend projects, and maintenance activities as needed.
  • Mentors team members as needed.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Non-essential Functions of the Job

None identified at this time. 

Position Specifications and Requirements

Previous Experience

  • Five plus years supporting enterprise application systems in a higher education environment.

Knowledge and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field and/or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Requirements include Advanced knowledge of Oracle SQL and PL/SQL. 
  • Working knowledge of managing virtual Linux-based systems; Ellucian Banner 9; Ellucian Degree Works; Evisions Argos; Oracle PL/SQL; PHP; MySQL; Oracle RDBMS; and Apache/Tomcat are a plus.

Machines, Tools, Equipment, Electronic Devices and Software

  • Ellucian Banner 9, Ellucian Degree Works, Evisions Argos, Oracle PL/SQL, PHP, Linux, MySQL, Oracle RDBMS, and Apache/Tomcat are regularly used. 

License(s) and Certificate(s)

  • Oracle, Linux, and other relevant technology certifications are a plus.

Application Deadline  

Until the position is filled.

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

The Office of Financial Aid is seeking a Financial Aid Counselor.

The Financial Aid Counselor position entails working with financial aid systems including Banner, Whittier College system, as well as Federal and State systems. Performs packaging procedures, counsels students/parents, and front office coordinator back-up as needed. Also, involved in outreach programs on and off campus as well as our social media site.  Coordinates Cal Grants, Outside Scholarships, withdrawals, and Re-admitted students.  

Hours: Monday – Friday
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Full-Time/Part-Time status: Full-Time
Salary Range: $22/hour; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge. 

Reports to: Director, Financial Aid
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Financial Aid

Position Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Maintaining accurate student records in the computer and in the files.
  • Make sure all cabinets are locked after office hours.
  • Answers all incoming calls.
  • Maintains the office calendar/make appointments.
  • Maintains the Financial Aid general emails.
  • Opens all mail.
  • Makes sure all outgoing mail is done correctly.
  • Tracks all incoming documents by mail, fax, or email onto Banner.
  • Makes sure all forms are updated each year and printed.
  • Orders supplies and maintains inventory.
  • Processes checks and takes them to the Business Office for handling.
  • Work-study Supervisor
  • Updates all FAFSA records 
  • Satisfies all missing data and corrections from new FAFSA transactions
  • Other duties as assigned.

Non-essential Functions of the Job 

None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements

Previous Experience

  • Experience working in an Admission, Financial Aid, or Student Life related office at a 4-year college or university preferred
  • Experience having worked at a service-oriented job, with a track record of excelling in providing quality customer service preferred
  • Successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively with prospective students about student financial aid programs and disseminate appropriate print information.

Knowledge and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year institution is preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation required
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented

Application Deadline  

Until the position is filled.

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

The Student Counseling Center is seeking a  Healthy Life Lab Graduate Assistant for Summer 2024.

Reporting to the Director of the Student Counseling Center, this Healthy Life Lab Graduate Assistant summer position is responsible for updating and implementing the peer health educator training curriculum, teaching/leading the summer fellowship program; assessing outcomes and preparing necessary data for Foundation reporting; they will orient, train and support a cohort of 8-10 undergraduate fellows in developing the skills necessary to be a successful peer health educator during the academic year; in collaboration with Career Services, they will support mentoring/shadowing experiences with community professionals in allied health fields as career preparation.

This position is considered a Campus Security Authority. 
This position is considered a mandated reporter.

Hours: Monday – Friday
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Temporary (6/3/24-8/16/24), Full Time (40 hours/week)
Salary Range: $25.00/hour; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge. 

Reports to: Director of the Student Counseling Center
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Counseling Center

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • This Healthy Life Lab Graduate Asst. is the primary person responsible for the updating and implementation of a comprehensive summer, 8- week fellowship, including assessment of peer health educators. 
  • Collaborates with the Campus Wellness Coordinator, Career Services, Fellowships office/Director and Student Life Offices in the implementation of this program. 
  • In collaboration with Career Services and Alumni Relations, supports the mentoring/shadowing experiences with community professionals in allied health fields as career preparation and organizes/schedules additional supports; coordinate/organize all scheduled off campus presenters, including virtual presentations (and needed technology) for Faculty lectures and professional mentoring moment conversations. 
  • Oversees the development of the career portfolio; reads and assesses entries and gives feedback to PHEs; develops workshops and assesses curriculum measures based on PHE foundational components of cognitive complexity, practical competence, intrapersonal competence, interpersonal competence, knowledge acquisition and civic engagement; 
  • Collaborates with consultants in development of Strengths-based assessment and consultation skills; assists in scheduling consultant for Strengths workshops
  • Develops presentation skills in PHEs through instruction, modeling, practice, assessment and supports the development of PHE written/video/electronic resources.
  • Acts as a supervisor in scheduled off-campus activities such as field trips.
  • Collaborates with Healthy Life Lab Program Lead to assess the intended impact/outcome of the Peer Health Educator program for Foundation reporting, including gathering necessary data (career profile development, develops/assesses measures of foundational competence in peer health educators, NPES completion), conducting periodic assessment of PHE development, and producing written summaries.
  • Oversees project work of PHEs and coordinates with Lead the disbursement of fellowship funding in collaboration with financial designee.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Non-essential Functions of the Job 

None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements

Knowledge and Education

  • General understanding of student/human development, peer health educator models, allied health fields, career readiness, basic challenges to mental and physical health, crisis intervention strategies, and ability to refer to campus and community professionals.
  • Knowledge/experience in public speaking and/or outreach presentations; preferred academic instructional, assessment and/or curriculum development experience.
  • Complete CPE, QPR and other certifications that will be expected of PHEs in training

Application Deadline

Until the position is filled.

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

The Broadoaks School of Whittier College seeks a K-8 Credentialed Teacher.

This is full-time teaching position in the K-8 Program. The teacher is responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate elementary/middle school experience, at their assigned grade level, in accordance with all relevant legislation, policies and procedures. The K-8 teacher will be responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating developmentally appropriate, strength-based, active learning experiences that meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of the children in the program. The K-8 teacher must be able to develop instructional materials and implement comprehensive assessment and reporting programs. The K-8 teacher must ensure the development and safety of the children in accordance with relevant federal, state and municipal legislation and policies. The K-8 teacher will be respectful of children, parents, and colleagues and ensure that equipment and facilities are clean, safe and well maintained. The K-8 teacher will also supervise college practicum and work-study students, classroom volunteers, etc., as assigned, and work collaboratively with members of the college faculty.  

Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full Time
Salary Range: $43,000 - $50,000 annual; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge. 
 

Reports to: Broadoaks School Directors
Location/Department: The Broadoaks School, Whittier College

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and implement a developmentally appropriate program for K-8 children  

  • Plan, implement, and evaluate daily developmentally appropriate, strength-based, active learning experiences—consistent with State Curriculum Standards and the High/Scope Educational Approach—for individual children, small groups of children, and large groups of children
  • Meet at children’s eye level to communicate with them effectively
  • Prepare materials and equipment for instruction and play
  • Develop daily, weekly and monthly schedules of activities
  • Use a variety of tools and strategies to assess children’s learning (anecdotal notes, portfolios, projects, standardized
  • Use assessment data as a basis for future instructional planning
  • Refine learning activities based on analysis of child participation, performance, and outcomes
  • Use technology for instruction and to complete teacher responsibilities (classroom newsletters, record keeping, etc.)
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate work with students who have special needs (if applicable)
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate work with English learners (if applicable)
  • Ensure equipment and the facility are clean, well maintained and safe at all times 
  • Develop culturally appropriate programs and activities
  • Comply with federal, state and municipal legislation and policies 
  • Follow school policies and procedures, including acceptable disciplinary practices
  • Work collaboratively on the instructional team and participate in staff development programs
  • Be familiar with emergency procedures

Supervise K-8 children  

  • Ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Interact with children respectfully and in ways that foster their development in all domains
  • Establish routines and provide positive guidance
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable
  • Implement positive discipline when required
  • Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand
  • Observe children and make note of progress and/or concerns
  • Integrate special needs children in a positive and respectful manner
  • Participate actively in children’s games and activities, including Physical Education

Communicate effectively with parents and members of the community 

  • Build positive and productive relationships between home and school
  • Communicate with parents about the child’s school experience, contributions to the classroom community, and next steps in learning and development
  • Discuss identified problems and needs with professionals as appropriate
  • Participate in community activities
  • Participate in community and professional organizations

Communicate about and follow school policies and procedures

  • Keep parents informed of program expectations, program activities and their child’s progress
  • Communicate openly with directors about your classroom program and any child issue/concerns
  • Develop and maintain current, accurate and confidential student files
  • Remain on campus as first responders during school emergencies (lockdown, earthquake, fire, other natural disasters, etc.)
  • Perform other related duties as required 

Position Specifications and Requirements

License(s) and Certificate(s)

  • California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential required. B.A. in Child Development or a closely related field; M.A. in a related area preferred.
  • Must maintain current adult and pediatric CPR/First Aid Certifications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience with High/Scope Educational Approach, Common Core, NGSS, and special needs population is highly desirable.
  • Ability to understand and manage the complexities of a demonstration program.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships with parents, children, college students and staff.

Application Deadline

Until the position is filled.

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

The Wardman Library at Whittier College is seeking a Library Director.

The Director of the Wardman Library will be a visionary and entrepreneurial leader with a record of working within a team setting, motivating their staff, and developing a strategic plan for the library that inventory its assets, strengths, and benefits to the Whittier College community. 

The Director will have experience with new and emerging technologies and implementing information literacy initiatives. The Director will demonstrate strong managerial, organizational, and planning skills with the ability to lead and manage a team of librarians and as well as full-time staff members. The Director will lead the library in collaborating with faculty, staff, and administration campus-wide. The Director will have experience developing budgetary practices that are inclusive and support excellence in delivering Wardman Library services.

Hours: Monday – Friday
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full Time (40 hours)
Salary Range: $106,000-$115,260; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge. 

Reports to: Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Academic Affairs

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates strategic planning efforts
  • Manages the library budget
  • Develops and implements library policies
  • Collaborates with librarians, IT, administration, and faculty to determine the future of the library while invigorating our space and services.
  • Oversees staff assignments, promotion applications, leaves of absence and other library personnel issues
  • Encourages the professional growth of library staff members through participation in local or national professional organizations; manages funds for staff members to travel to conferences
  • Maintains a current knowledge of the literature, information technology, and overall technology trends in academic libraries and higher education via professional literature, continuing education, professional development, and communication with other libraries
  • Participates with SCELC (Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium), the Oberlin Group of Libraries, and other consortia institutions
  • Coordinates an assessment of library services, spaces, and practices
  • Develops and facilitates special programming in the library (i.e., author appearances) or coordinating other special events in cooperation with academic departments to foster a student-centered environment
  • Promotes information literacy through reference and instructional services, as needed
  • Oversees the management and development of the regular library collections as well as the Special Collections and College Archives
  • Serves on faculty committee assignments, including an ex officio role on the Educational Resources Committee
  • Prepares statistical reports as requested by the College, library organizations, or other educational agencies
  • Performs additional duties as requested or authorized by the College administration
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Non-essential Functions of the Job 

None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements

Knowledge, Education and Previous Experience

  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in an academic library with at least two years being in a supervisory role (e.g. an Associate Director with 2-3 years of experience, or a combination of experiences as an Associate and Assistant level would meet the qualifications).

Desirable

  • An additional advanced degree from an accredited institution. 

Application Deadline

Until the position is filled.

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

The Wardman Library at Whittier College is seeking a Library Systems Technologist.

The Library Systems Technologist is responsible for providing support and training on library and instructional technology systems. These include printing and access to network resources. This position will also assist with the College’s learning management system, Moodle, and with the Center for Teaching and Learning. The position manages mission-critical systems and services within Wardman Library at Whittier College, in addition to the setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the Library’s hardware and software. This position is service-oriented and works cooperatively in a team environment alongside librarians, information technology professionals, support staff, and student workers to facilitate the use of and access to information resources. Additional duties include assisting in projects involving educational technology tools, supporting training programs, and providing technical support to faculty, staff, and students. 

Hours: Varies
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full-Time
Salary Range: $65,000-$75,000 annually; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge. 

Reports to: Library Director and Center for Teaching and Learning 
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Wardman Library

Position Duties and Responsibilities 

Supporting daily Library activities through: 

  • Administration of Library systems, including ILS Sierra, EBSCO Discovery Service, PaperCut, and in-library devices. 
  • Implementing and maintaining Interlibrary Loan software and server, as well as the Article on Demand fulfillment service. 
  • Serving as primary liaison to systems vendors, including as the main point of contact for upgrades and training. 
  • Maintaining the Library’s website, online catalog, proxy server, and link resolver. 
  • Training library staff and student workers on new technologies and assisting in troubleshooting technical issues as they arise. 
  • Assisting Collections Management and Digital Technologies Librarians with managing online resources and troubleshooting technical issues as they arise. 
  • Maintains a collaborative relationship with campus IT in the management of the Library’s public and staff PCs, Macs, scanners, printers, and the College’s print servers.  
  • Planning, recommending, and implementing new library and/or pedagogical information technologies based on an understanding of the latest technology, usage data, and the needs of the College community. 

Administration of the College’s LMS, Moodle, including: 

  • Holding regular training sessions and providing instructional support to faculty. 
  • Troubleshooting technical issues. 
  • Generating reports on usage and performance. 

Assisting the Center for Teaching and Learning, including: 

  • Developing and implementing training programs for faculty, staff, and students on the use of technology and innovative pedagogies. 
  • Supporting existing learning and development initiatives. 

Non-essential Functions of the Job 

None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements

Previous experience 

  • Minimum of two years' experience, preferably working in a college library or education institution.  

Knowledge and Education 

  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field or commensurate experience. 
  • Experience with current and emerging technologies, proficiency with operating systems such as Windows Mac OS X, Linux, and others. 
  • Knowledge of Integrative Library Systems (ILS), preferably Innovative Interfaces Sierra.  
  • Proficiency in Learning Management Systems (LMS), preferably Moodle. 
  • Strong systems project management experience. 
  • Knowledge of academic library technology and printing systems.    
  • Knowledge of web technologies, including HTML, CSS, PHP, and web development tools for content creation, programming, and maintenance. 
  • Excellent understanding of technology and software and willingness to learn emerging digital technologies and applications. 
  • Demonstrates a responsive service philosophy and commitment, particularly to the undergraduate community. 
  • Utilizes time and resources to produce an acceptable amount of work during normal work hours and commensurate with job expectations.  
  • Plans and prioritizes work effectively and in an organized manner. 
  • Punctual, dependable, creative, takes initiative and works within established time frames. 
  • Is respectful and tactful. Works well with other employees and College service providers in a positive and cooperative time spirit to achieve common objectives. 
  • Remains responsive, flexible, and open-minded at all times when working with others. 

Application Deadline  

Until the position is filled.

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

The Student Counseling Center is seeking a Peer Health Educator Mentor for Summer 2024. 

Reporting to the Director of the Student Counseling Center and the Healthy Life Lab Graduate Assistant, this PHE Mentor summer position is responsible for collaboratively implementing the peer health educator training curriculum, assisting in teaching/leading the summer fellowship program by including personal/professional experience as a peer health educator on campus; gathering PHE input as a part of assessing outcomes and preparing necessary data for Foundation reporting; they will work collaboratively with the Grad Asst. to orient, train and support a cohort of 8-10 undergraduate fellows in developing the skills necessary to be a successful peer health educator during the academic year; in collaboration with Career Services, they will support mentoring/shadowing experiences with community professionals in allied health fields as career preparation. This position will be filled by someone with experience as a peer health educator on campus and is supported by the UniHealth Foundation fund. 

This position is considered a Campus Security Authority. 
This position is considered a mandated reporter.

Hours: Monday – Friday
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Temporary (6/3/24-8/16/24), Full Time (40 hours/week)
Salary Range: $16.00/hour; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge. 


Reports to: Director, Counseling Center/Healthy Life Lab Program Lead
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Counseling Center

Position Duties and Responsibilities  

  • The Healthy Life Lab PHE Mentor will utilize their PHE experience to inform the editing and delivery of the comprehensive summer, 8-week fellowship, including demonstrating peer-to-peer support, supporting adjustment to the role, and preparation for the impact of full-time fellowship training, mentoring, and shadowing.  
  • In collaboration with the Grad Asst. works with the Campus Wellness Coordinator, Career Services, and Student Life Offices in the implementation of this program. 
  • In collaboration with Grad Asst. works with Career Services and Alumni Relations staff to support the PHE mentoring/shadowing experiences with community professionals in allied health fields as career preparation; prepares and processes shadowing and mentoring experiences with PHEs and takes responsibility for technology/planning for virtual presentations for Faculty lectures and professional mentoring moment conversations. 
  • In collaboration with Grad Asst., supports the development of the career portfolio; processes peer-to-peer experience/feedback with PHEs and provides personal/professional experiences as a PHE in the foundational components of cognitive complexity, practical competence, intrapersonal competence, interpersonal competence, knowledge acquisition, and civic engagement. 
  • In collaboration with Grad Asst., supports consultants in the development and implementation of Strengths-based assessment and consultation skills; processes/demonstrates Strengths use in peer-to-peer modeling for current PHEs
  • Supports the development of presentation skills in PHEs through instruction, modeling, and practice, and supports the development of PHE written/video/electronic resources.
  • Supports assessment of PHE development as needed for Foundation reporting, including review of written materials, role-plays/practice skill development, and supporting PHE program and tabling development. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Non-essential Functions of the Job

None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements

Knowledge and Education

  • General understanding of peer health educator models, allied health fields, career areas/assessment, basic challenges to mental and physical health, crisis intervention strategies, and ability to refer to campus and community professionals. 
  • Knowledge/experience in public speaking and/or outreach presentations as a PHE on campus.
  • Complete CPE, QPR, and other certifications that will be expected of PHEs in training; participate in MHFA when available; meet requirements for the Green Bandana certificate.

Application Deadline

Until the position is filled.

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

The Broadoaks School of Whittier College seeks a Preschool Teacher.

The Preschool Teacher will be responsible for planning and implementing school-endorsed methods and procedures within or complementing the High/Scope Educational Approach. The Preschool Teacher must be able to develop instructional materials and implement comprehensive assessment and reporting programs. The Preschool Teacher must ensure the development and safety of the children in accordance with relevant federal, state and municipal legislation and policies. The Preschool Teacher will be respectful of children, parents, and colleagues and ensure that equipment and facilities are clean, safe and well maintained. The Preschool Teacher will also supervise College practicum and work-study students, classroom volunteers, etc., as assigned, and work collaboratively with members of the college faculty. 

Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part-Time status: Full-Time
Salary Range: Hourly Rate: $16.00; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge. 
 

Reports to: Broadoaks School Directors
Location/Department: Broadoaks School at Whittier College

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and implement a developmentally appropriate preschool program for young children.

  • Plan and implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the children in the program
  • Provide nutritious snacks
  • Prepare materials and equipment for instruction and play
  • Ensure equipment and the facility are clean, well maintained and safe at all times 
  • Develop daily, weekly and monthly schedules of activities
  • Develop culturally appropriate programs and activities
  • Develop activities that introduce math and literacy concepts
  • Follow policies and procedures, including acceptable disciplinary practices
  • Be familiar with emergency procedures
  • Sit, kneel or squat to children’s eye level to communicate with them effectively
  • Develop and implement daily activity plans

Supervise children in the Preschool

  • Ensure children are adequately supervised at all times
  • Provide various experiences and activities for children including songs, games and story telling
  • Comfort children
  • Establish routines and provide positive guidance
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable
  • Implement positive discipline when required
  • Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand
  • Observe children and make note of progress
  • Integrate special needs children in a positive and respectful manner
  • Participate actively in children’s games and activities

Communicate effectively with parents and members of the community

  • Discuss children’s development with parents
  • Discuss identified problems and needs with professionals as appropriate
  • Participate in community activities
  • Promote literacy and early education 

Communicate about and follow school policies and procedures

  • Keep parents informed of program expectations, program activities and their child’s progress
  • Develop and maintain current, accurate and confidential student files
  • Perform other related duties as required 

Position Specifications and Requirements

Education, Certifications and/or Licenses

Twelve postsecondary semester or equivalent quarter units in early childhood education or child development completed, with passing grades, at an accredited or approved college or university.  B.A. in Child Development preferred.Child Development Teacher Permit or eligibility to obtain one.  Site Supervisor Permit preferred. At least six months of work experience in a licensed child care center or comparable group child care program. All preschool teachers working for Broadoaks must maintain current adult and pediatric CPR/First Aid Certifications. Ability to establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships with parents, children, college students, school faculty, and staff.  

Application Deadline

Until the position is filled

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

The Student Counseling Center at Whittier College seeks Post Doc Fellow.

Within the Division of Student Life, this position supports student retention and student success in alignment with the curriculum focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Student Engagement and Wellness. Through counseling and supportive services, the Whittier College Student Counseling Center equips students to thrive by developing and encouraging mental and emotional health, with approximately 20% of the student body utilizing our no-cost, short-term counseling services. The Whittier College Student Counseling Center is offering a11-month, full-time (40 hours/week) post-doctoral fellowship position for the 2023-24 academic year. Reporting to the Director of the Student Counseling Center, and under the supervision of licensed psychologists, this position provides opportunity for training and provision of services in crisis intervention, individual counseling and consultation, outreach and programming, as well as consultation with practicum level doctoral trainees. Experience with a short-term, solution-focused treatment model and clinical work with young adults/college students is required.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full Time/Exempt: 11 months (August 1, 2023 – June 28, 2024)-Benefit Eligible
Salary Range: $31,250-$32,000 annually; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.
 

Reports to: Director, Counseling Center
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Counseling Center

Positions Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Post-Doctoral Fellow specializes in the provision of diagnostic/clinical intake and triage for service referrals both on and off campus, with a focus on an equitable health model for all students.
  • The Post-Doctoral Fellow provides individual counseling utilizing a short-term counseling model to a diverse undergraduate student population, in alignment with the Division and College priorities of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • The Post-Doctoral Fellow conducts and consults on crisis intervention needs, in the center, across campus and through the on-call/after hours service available to students.
  • The Post-Doctoral Fellow consults with students, staff, faculty, parents and community as needed to support the culture of care which is definitive to the experience of Whittier College students.
  • The Post-Doctoral Fellow will act as a consultant to doctoral level practicum students on-site by providing weekly tape review and consultation on casework, roleplaying skills/interventions and providing several didactic trainings for these students each term.
  • The Post-Doctoral Fellow will participate in affinity-based and identity-conscious program development, workshops, classroom presentations/lectures and special projects as they arise. S/he work with outreach coordinator to oversee assignment of practicum students to various outreach opportunities on campus; will model professional outreach presentations and/or collaborate with practicum students on presentations; will assist students in preparing appropriate content for psychoeducational outreach presentations, including structuring an evaluative component and keeping statistics on outreach suitable for the annual report. Programming will focus on supporting student retention and success in collaboration with the Student Life Division colleagues.
  • The Post-Doctoral Fellow will participate on special committees (within Student Life and campus-wide) as directed and may work on special projects as they arise under the Director’s supervision.
  • The Post-Doctoral Fellow will organize the Let’s Talk consultation program offered at campus locations outside of the Counseling Center.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Non-essential Functions of the Job

None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Required Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D) in Clinical or Counseling Psychology conferred by 7/30/23.
  • Thorough understanding of the impact of diverse identities and lived narratives in young adult development
  • Basic challenges to mental and physical health for college students, especially post-COVID
  • Knowledge and experience in crisis intervention strategies, risk management, and ensuring the safety of clients. Knowledge/experience in basic public speaking and/or presentation skills/topics for the young adult/college population.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with a short-term, solution-focused treatment model. Experience with public speaking, outreach, and/or training of graduate students in Psychology.

Application Deadline

Will continue to be reviewed until the position(s) are filled.

Required Application Materials

All application materials will be treated as confidential documents. Please send the following materials:

  • A cover letter briefly describing your interest in Whittier College Counseling Center’s post-doctoral training.
  • A curriculum vita, which includes your date (or anticipated date) of graduation/completion of dissertation.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who have personal knowledge of your clinical skills (at least two letters should be from clinical supervisors).
  • Official transcripts of graduate work.

To be considered for this position, submit materials to whittierjobs@whittier.edu and rromberger@whittier.edu (Subject Line: “Post-Doc Application”) or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE. The position is based in Whittier, California.

The Quantitative Success Center at Whittier College is seeking a Quantitative Success Specialist. 

The Quantitative Success Specialist will help with the daily operations of the center and ensure the center is providing effective support to students. 

Hours: Monday – Friday
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: temporary (ends 12/31/25), part-time (10-19 hours per week)
Salary Range: $20-$25/hour; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge. 

Reports to: Director, Quantitative Success Center 
Location/Department: Whittier College/Quantitative Success Center  

Position Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Assist with the daily operations of the Quantitative Success Center.
  • Provide one-on-one and/or group tutoring to students in mathematics, including beginning algebra, intermediate algebra, pre-calculus, and calculus topics.
  • Provide students with assistance on homework, assignments, and exam preparation.
  • Collaborate with the Quantitative Success Center staff to ensure alignment of support services with curriculum and course goals.
  • Develop and implement programs, services, and curriculum to support student success in quantitative courses.
  • Participate in training and professional development opportunities to stay up to date with teaching strategies and best practices.
  • Help students develop a deep understanding of course concepts and problem-solving strategies.
  • Foster a positive and supportive learning environment to enhance students’ confidence and motivation.
  • Assist the Quantitative Success Center staff members as needed.
  • Assist the departmental recruitment, organization, and programming for the summer bridge program.
  • Work alongside the Director to implement the summer bridge program.

Non-essential Functions of the Job

None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements 

Knowledge and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, Math Education, or related quantitative field required
  • Strong proficiency in a wide range of mathematical concepts, from basic arithmetic to advanced calculus
  • Prior tutoring and/or teaching experience at the college/university level
  • Passion for helping students succeed academically
  • Patience and ability to explain complex concepts in a clear and simple way
  • Ability to adapt teaching methods to different learning styles
  • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with quantitative coursework
  • Excellent communication and intrapersonal skills 
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work independently 
  • Ability to work evenings if necessary 

Application Deadline 

Until the position is filled.

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

Whittier College is seeking a Summer Assistant for the Science Circus Whittier Project. 

The Science Circus Whittier Project works with families and schools to spark student interest and engagement in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) by providing access to high-quality learning opportunities in Whittier and surrounding communities. Our project works with TK-8th Grade Students and their families in the greater Whittier Area. Science Circus Assistants provide support for events, materials development, and promotion.

Hours: Monday – Friday and some evening or Saturday events. 20-30 hours per week.
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Full-Time/Part-Time status: Part-Time
Salary Range: $16.00 per hour

Reports to: Professor Lauren Swanson
Location/Department: Whittier College/CEC

Responsibilities

  • Create open-source materials for the Science Circus website 
  • Create social media content 
  • Assist with in-person community events in May & June 
  • Prepare materials for Science Circus events 

Non-essential Functions of the Job

None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaborative depending on the task
  • On more than one task at a time (multitask)       
  • With large groups of people at one time
  • Clear and effective communication skills 
  • Experience working with children of various ages desirable, but not required
  • Background in science desirable, but not required

Application Deadline

Until the position is filled.

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

The Development Office at Whittier College is seeking a Vice President. 

Reporting to the President, the Vice President of Development is responsible for managing Whittier College’s fundraising program through supervision of the Development Department as a whole and the plan for developing and achieving campaign goals. The Vice President, working with the President and Board will lead strategic fundraising campaigns for Whittier College.

The Vice President is responsible for providing leadership and direction to an experienced staff and for determining specific staffing needs in support of campaign goals. The Vice President is expected to spend 80% of his/her time fundraising against an approved plan and timeline, 10% working with the President in support of trustee giving strategy and management and 10% on coordinating the areas reporting to the position. She/he plays a leadership role in strategic planning and administrative leadership of the division Development. This position works in close concert with division and campus colleagues to secure significant philanthropic support for Whittier College and facilitates the President’s efforts to secure extraordinary gifts and oversee outreach efforts to new constituencies.

Hours: Monday – Friday
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full Time
Salary Range: $180,000-$210,000; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.
 

Reports to: College President
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Development

Position Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Develop and manage strategies and tactics to expand the College’s philanthropic activities and to grow current gift revenue and the endowment as well as expand alumni engagement and loyalty.
  • Provides oversight and coordination of Whittier’s fundraising activities, including prospect management, proposal development, campaign operations, planned giving and foundation relations.
  • Works with the major gift officers to effectively manage a portfolio of major gift prospects, secure annual/leadership, major, principal and deferred gifts in support of established fundraising goals, and ensure the effective engagement of volunteers.
  • Builds and sustains a high-performing fundraising team by developing and mentoring staff, and investing in their professional growth. Develops systems to cultivate and celebrate collaboration, creativity, and continuous learning.
  • Manages a personal portfolio of major gift prospects, identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding principal and major gift prospects for College priorities.
  • Establishes strong and appropriate relationships with the President, Board members, faculty, administrators, staff, students, donors, and alumni to advance the division’s fundraising goals in conjunction with the College’s strategic priorities.
  • Works closely with the President, Vice Presidents, board members, and other college administrators to jointly identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward key prospects. Direct support of the President and Trustee efforts to grow trustee philanthropic capacity is an important part of this role.

Position Specifications and Requirements

Previous Experience

  • The candidate will have a rich development background (minimum 10+ years), with progressive fundraising experience in major and planned gifts, preferably in independent higher education and working with major donors in California. 
  • Experience leading comprehensive capital campaigns is preferred, as well as experience interfacing with advancement services to develop data and process infrastructure in growth settings. 
  • Must be a highly energetic professional with a strong spirit of entrepreneurship and collaboration, and be a proven manager and builder of teams. 

Knowledge and Education

  • A Bachelor's degree is required, a Master's degree is strongly preferred. 
  • The candidate must possess exceptional organizational skills, strong written and oral communication skills, effective interpersonal skills, keen attention to detail, proven negotiation and mediation skills, and a creative and positive attitude toward the advancement of Whittier College. 
  • Requires ability to handle multiple assignments with minimum supervision while meeting strict deadlines. 
  • Must be able to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate, and advance strategic advancement plans. 
  • Experience managing budgets. 

Application Deadline  

Until the position is filled.

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

The Dean of Students Office at Whittier College is seeking a Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students.

The Vice President and Dean of Students is responsible for providing leadership and direction in the creation and implementation of educationally purposeful, student-centered, co-curricular programs and services designed to foster the learning and personal development of students in an educational environment infused with common elements of interdisciplinary and community-based learning, service and leadership. Through the Student Life team, the VP/Dean of Students coordinates and assesses a unified program of student services designed to promote the success of students and improve the quality of the student experience. Informed by Whittier’s Quaker origins and appreciative of the College’s designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, the VP/Dean of Students at Whittier College works collaboratively with Academic Affairs and the entire campus to ensure the establishment of conditions necessary for the success of students from matriculation to graduation.

This position is considered a Campus Security Authority and a mandated reporter.

Hours: Monday – Friday
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full-Time/Part Time status: Full-Time
Salary Range: $175,000-$195,000 annually; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.

Reports to: College President
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Student Life

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with the Advancement staff to coordinate outreach and communication with parents.
  • Work collaboratively with Admission Office on Preview Days and Admitted Student Days activities.
  • Represent student-related issues to the Enrollment Management and Student Life Committee of the Board of Trustees.
  • Participate in and chair campus committees as delegated.
  • Initiate and/or assist in the development of grant proposals.
  • Provide counsel, advice, and advocacy to address student-related issues through the Community, Affirmation, Resilience, Empowerment (CARE) Program.
  • Facilitate the withdrawal and leave-of-absence process for departing students and implement an exit interview/survey process.
  • Maintain disciplinary and student support records (via CARE) and database for students.
  • Ensure that the Student Life pages on the College’s website are updated.
  • Initiate new programs and services (e.g. Food insecurity committee and emergency fund) to respond to student interests, concerns, and needs.
  • Coordinate Student Life Awards as part of the Spring Honors Convocation.
  • Uphold ethical and fiduciary standards as expected of an executive officer of the College.
  • Receive other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the President.

Non-essential Functions of the Job

None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements

Previous Experience

  • Increasingly responsible administrative experience in higher education.
  • Will include ten or more years in related areas of senior responsibilities.

Knowledge and Education

  • Knowledge of comprehensive student development operations, student development theory, planning and budgeting supervision, marketing, assessment, and leadership.
  • Title IX experience and knowledge preferred. Earned doctorate highly preferred.

Application Deadline  

Until the position is filled.

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

Whittier College is committed to attracting and retaining a high quality, diverse employees with a shared passion for student-centered teaching and mentoring. 

Whittier is distinguished by its small class sizes, high-impact pedagogies, and innovative liberal arts curriculum blended with professional and pre-professional programs. It is a nationally recognized model for diversity and has no racial majority among its student body. With over 65% students of color, Whittier is designated as both an HSI and AANAPISI. Founded in 1887, it is an independent, four-year liberal arts college with about 1,100 undergraduates and is ideally situated in the scenic hills 18 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. It is an AA/EOE employer and abides by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a).

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.