Administrative & Support Staff Opportunities

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Whittier College is an independent, four-year liberal arts college distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program.

Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body. The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles and is an AA/EOE employer.

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.

Hours: Monday – Saturday, 19 hours per week
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Part Time
Salary Range: $15 per hour; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge. 

Reports to: Associate Director of CAAS
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/CAAS

Responsibilities

  • Provide academic counseling for students on academic Probation, Warning, PEAP, and mid-semester warnings; document and track progress. 
  • Advise undergraduate students on academic policies, liberal education requirements, and major exploration.
  • Assist the Associate Director and Assistant Director with providing support services for the First Year Student Enrichment Program, Academic Coaching Program participants, and the Student-Athlete Academic Support Program participants. 
  • May assist Administrative Support Program Coordinator with developing content for the Academic Success Workshops.
  • Assist the CAAS team with coordination and implementation of annual Exploring Majors Event (Fall semester only).
  • Assist with researching and developing programing focused on improving student retention and graduation rates.
  • Evaluate and assess the effectiveness of Academic Success Program; assist with producing semester assessment reports. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Non-essential Functions of the Job

  1. None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required, currently enrolled in a Master’s degree program in education, psychology, counseling, or related field, or equivalent experience.  Strong written and verbal communication skills required. Qualified candidates should have experience working with students in academic support environments, programming events, and counseling/advising techniques. Candidates will also have insight into the needs of first-generation and/or underrepresented college students, and a commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts education.

Application Deadline: July 3, 2020

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 Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) provides academic and personal support and accommodations to undergraduate and graduate students with diagnosed learning disorders; psychiatric disorders; hearing, visual, and mobility-related impairments; medical conditions; and temporary disabilities. The Office is providing an opportunity for graduate students to learn more about the field of disability services.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 19 hours per week
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Part Time-Temporary (August 2020-May 2021)
Salary Range: $15 per hour; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge. 

Reports to: Director of Student Disability Services
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/SDS

Responsibilities

  • Conduct intakes with students who have learning, physical, psychological disabilities, and/or temporary injuries.
  • Conduct meetings with students that require minimal recurring contact, such as concussion appointments, emotional support animal appointments, and housing accommodation inquiries appointments.
  • Review documentation to determine eligibility of students to register with Student Disability Services.
  • Conduct assistive technology trainings for registered students with disabilities.
  • Coordinate, develop, and conduct disability-related on-campus workshops for students. Evaluate and assess the effectiveness of the disability-related workshops. 
  • Work with SDS personnel to implement an ally training to create a more inclusive campus environment for students with disabilities.
  • Facilitate note-taker and proctor trainings for student employees.
  • Collect data with SDS personnel’s assistance in order to develop a brief annual report regarding student’s use of services. 
  • Attend weekly meetings with supervisor.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Sections 504 and 508 of Rehabilitation Act, and of assistive technology, software, and other strategies to maintain an accessible learning environment.
  • Expand on the Graduate Intern manual, including outreach materials used for presentations and workshops.
  • Assist the Administrative Assistant in proctoring exams and in converting course materials into an accessible format for blind student(s).
  • Write appointment notes in tutortrac in a timely fashion.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of SDS.

Non-essential Functions of the Job: 

  • None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required, currently enrolled in a Master’s degree program in higher education, psychology, counseling, special education, or a closely related field.  Strong written and verbal communication skills required. The candidate should have good counseling and interpersonal skills, be able to communicate with students, faculty, and staff about sensitive disability-related issues, and have a demonstrated interest in disability issues. Candidates will have a commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts education.

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: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

The Assistant Director of the Office of Equity & Inclusion (OEI) under the direction of the OEI Director oversees the programs that address the specific needs of historically marginalized students at Whittier College, cultivate their leadership abilities, and provide awareness and encouragement to make the most of the resources available to them. The Assistant Director also provides leadership for the day-to-day operation of the Office of Equity and Inclusion including supervising student staff; offering support and assistance to student organizations; and planning, training and implementing events traditionally sponsored by the Office of Equity and Inclusion and Ortiz Programs.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 

Full Time/Part Time status: Full Time, 11 Months
Salary Range: $18.75 - $20.56 per hour; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge. 
Reports to: Director, Office of Equity & Inclusion

Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/OEI

Responsibilities

  • Serve as an advocate for historically marginalized students and of different identities, and activities that are aimed at creating an inclusive environment and fostering a campus climate that respects the uniqueness of all members.
  • Educate and train the college community on issues of identity, diversity and inclusion, and facilitate interaction between diverse groups of students within an environment that respects and celebrates the uniqueness of all community members.
  • Oversee the development of end-of-year programs that celebrate the academic and leadership achievements of students by holding annual graduations (Asian Pacific Islander Graduation, Black Graduation, Latinx Graduation, and Lavender Graduation)
  • Coordinate and assess the Brotherhood Leadership Program (pre-orientation) for the incoming men of color students. 
  • Develop, coordinate, and assess awareness programs promoting social justice, identity development, and intersectionality such as the monthly Spilling the Tea on Diversity dialogues, annual Intersectional Poetry Slam, and guest presenters
  • Build relationships and work collaboratively with faculty, staff and community organizations to provide support and resources for first generation college students, students of color, undocumented students, LGBTQIA+ students and students from a diversity of religious backgrounds.      
  • Serve as the primary advisor for the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) and provide support and leadership to all the clubs within the SJC.
  • Select, train, supervise, evaluate and mentor all Diversity Ambassadors (student staff) in planning and implementing Office of Equity & Inclusion programs.
  • Assist with the development and implementation for Martin Ortiz Programs (i.e. Dia de los Muertos, Tardeada, Spanish Language Orientation for families, First Generation Orientation Session)
  • Assist with the Diversity and Inclusion Orientation session for all incoming students. 
  • Assist the Director in providing one-on-one advising and counseling students regarding areas of concern.
  • >Work with Director to supervise students in the development of publicity and promotional program information and in the production of Office of Equity & Inclusion written materials.
  • Assure program expenditures are within allocated budgets; monitor budgets
  • Annually assess programs initiatives to measure student learning outcomes and satisfaction.
  • Attend professional development workshops, webinars, trainings, and conferences on behalf of office.
  • Serve as Acting Director when the Director is out of the office
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Non-Essential Functions of the Job

None identified at this time

Position Specifications and Requirements

Previous Experience

  • At least 2 years of experience in student affairs administration or multi-cultural education
  • Experience in social justice event planning and multicultural issues 
  • A commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts education and proven experience working with historically marginalized student population
  • A commitment to the work of student affairs professionals as co-educators/partners with faculty, staff, alumni, students, and community partners in the holistic education of students
  • A commitment to creating a safe, inclusive, and socially just learning environment
  • Ability to complete assignments without detailed instructions
  • Ability to advocate for and provide leadership to students.Strong written and verbal communication skills required; exceptional customer service skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of: student development, identity formation and related theories, student leader advisement, cross-cultural development/training, conflict mediation skills. 

Knowledge and Education

Master’s Degree in student affairs, multicultural education, cross-cultural studies or related field required, Bachelor’s degree required. 

To Apply

Application Deadline is January 16, 2020. 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.

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

The Associate Director for Community Initiatives helps orient program coordinators to the duties and responsibilities of Program Coordinator, must have detailed knowledge of all the CEC programs, is responsible for, while working directly with the Director of the CEC, all community outreach initiatives including but not limited to: community coalitions, strategic partnerships, new and expansion of programs.


Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full Time
Salary Range: $55,000 annual; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge. 

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

Responsibilities:

Plan, lead and coordinate community outreach initiatives and programs in consultation with CEC Director and in partnership with community groups. These responsibilities include:

  • Facilitating communication and supporting partnerships between the CEC and partner organizations.
  • Facilitating workshops at Whittier College and partner organizations.
  • Monitoring and advising program coordinators.
  • Recruiting, interviewing and selecting student employees. 
  • Assist the Director in recruiting new community partners and program participants.
  • Coordinate initiatives with on campus departments.
  • Provide administrative support involved in coordinating any programs.
  • Work with the Program Coordinators to ensure that all programs are moving forward in parallel. 
  • Collect and sort program data and assist with data analysis.
  • Lead in a style and spirit that deepens and cultivates ties with the community, including individuals, public organizations and non-profit and community-based organizations.
  • Assist with the coordination of CEC events on campus that further community partnerships and the mission of the CEC.
  • Serve as a representative of the CEC at events in the community and with community partners.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Non-essential Functions of the Job: 

  1. None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Excellent written, verbal and communication skills (personable with strong public relations skills.) Minimum five years working with community based organizations. Must be passionate about working with high school students, community partners and college students. Some experience with outreach to high school and even middle school students. Must be organized and self-starting with outstanding written, oral, research and analytical skills, and a willingness to learn quickly. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, work independently and collaboratively as part of a team. Interest in learning to administer service learning/community engagement programs and university/community partnerships within a higher education setting. Must have a commitment to the mission of the liberal arts college, and commitment to community engagement.

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: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Under the direction of the Director of Foundation Relations, the Associate Director will focus on the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of foundations. Priorities in working with the Director include identifying funding needs and opportunities; contributing to the development of proposals and cases for support; and providing stewardship reports to foundation donors. The Associate Director will collaborate with faculty, administrative leadership, and the rest of the Development team to help develop proposals; conduct research on foundation prospects; prepare briefings and background materials; write grant proposals, stewardship reports and letters; and assist in cultivating and maintaining relationships with foundation donors, as well as in creating and overseeing systems and procedures for advancing the continued growth of Whittier’s Development Team.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full Time
Salary Range: $76,725.00-$78,259.50; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge. 

Reports to: Director of Foundation Relations
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Advancement

Responsibilities

1. Generate revenue -- actively participate in developing and writing proposals on a complex set of fundraising projects across all disciplines found in a liberal arts college. Major responsibilities in this area include:

  • Work with Director of Foundation Relations and faculty/staff to conceptualize and prepare proposals matching college funding priorities with foundation guidelines, synthesize gathered information and concepts, and clearly convey value to funders in proposals, letters, and reports 
  • Gather and disseminate information on funding opportunities to faculty and administrators and collaborate with them on proposal development
  • Prepare briefing and background materials for the college’s leadership and to facilitate contacts with prospects and donors
  • Collaborate and partner with other members of Whittier’s development team to advance fundraising priorities and achieve goals 
  • Coordinate and lead campus site visits from foundations 

2. Drive the pipeline -- manage a portfolio of family and corporate foundation prospects. The Associate Director will build direct relationships to motivate giving from family and corporate foundations and be responsible for relationship management through all stages of a fundraising cycle (qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship).

  • He/she will drive the pipeline for family and corporate foundations, identifying prospects primarily from the pool of alumni and parents, strategically sourcing and responding to new leads
  • He/she will effectively articulate the case for support so that these prospects "buy in" to the mission and goals of the College in support of student success
  • This portfolio work will include occasional travel and personal visits, both on- and off-campus.

3. Initiate and oversee strategic stewardship efforts of foundation donors

  • Work independently with faculty, staff, and college leadership to prepare stewardship reports for foundations; track foundation grant reporting deadlines
  • Assist with the maintenance of constituent database, including gift/grant stewardship records
  • Leads the planning and execution of foundation stewardship events as needed
  • Partner with dynamic, dedicated, and goal-oriented colleagues in Advancement Services, Prospect Research & Management, Development, and Marketing and Communications on advancing team goals
  • Oversee the creation and maintenance of foundation donor files in orderly and timely fashion; create and monitor confidential records, including budget and expenditures
  • Assist as needed in selection and supervision of student employees 
  • Handle unforeseen, but important tasks as necessary, as well as other duties as assigned.

4. Additional duties as assigned

Non-essential Functions of the Job: 

  • None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree is required, advanced degree helpful. 2-5 years of prior experience in fundraising is required. Transferable experience will also be considered. Prior experience in academic development, NGOs, nonprofit organizations, science, federal government, external relations is helpful. 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Enthusiasm for and the desire to work within a goal-oriented fundraising organization.
  2. Requires an understanding of philanthropic principles, values and practices with general knowledge of terms and resources specific to foundation fundraising, and the legal and financial obligations of grant stewardship.
  3. Requires exceptional professional writing and editing skills. Must have strong verbal skills.
  4. Ability to handle confidential information with complete discretion.
  5. Requires strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work professionally and effectively with departmental colleagues, senior leadership, members of the academic community, and development constituents.
  6. A coachable life-long learner and a natural team player who has the initiative to independently collaborate with colleagues. Requires good humor, resiliency in the face of changing priorities, self-motivation, and hands-on approach to work.  
  7. Requires excellent planning and organizational skills and an ability to work independently with minimal direction, with a focus on detail, strict deadlines, and fiscal oversight. 
  8. Technical knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and a willingness to acquire knowledge of Whittier’s database system. Existing knowledge of Banner and Argos will be a plus. 
  9. Must be able to travel around the region and to other areas of the country and work selected nights and weekends as necessary.

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: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.

The Academic Support Coordinator will work with the Director and other professional and student staff to coordinate the services of the Center for Advising and Academic Success.  The Academic Support Coordinator primary responsibility will be to execute the Academic Success Workshop series; including room reservation, marketing, and creating campus partnerships.  The Academic Support Coordinator will also provide academic counseling to students.

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

Reports to: Director, Center for Advising and Academic Success
Location/Department: Whittier College/Center for Advising and Academic Success

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, develop, and conduct academic success workshops during fall and spring semesters. Including, but not limited to identifying topics, reservation logistics, marketing, outreach to campus community, and partnering with faculty, staff and students.
  • Evaluate and assess the effectiveness of academic workshops; produce semester assessment reports.
  • Provide academic counseling for a caseload of students on academic Probation, Warning, PEAP, Readmitted, and mid-semester warnings; document and track progress in advisor.trac software. 
  • Advise undergraduate students on academic policies and major exploration.
  • Assist the Associate Director with providing support services for the First Year Enrichment Program.
  • Serve as a co-instructor for the college skills development course INTD 70: First Year Seminar taught Fall semesters only. 
  • Assist CAAS professional staff with coordinating Exploring Majors Event for First Year students. 
  • Assist with researching and developing programming focused on improving student retention and graduation rates.
  • Assist with overall supervision of CAAS student employees and provide guidance to student workshop presenters. 
  • Assist the Assistant Dean, Director, and Assistant Director with coordinating and implementing Fall and Spring term new student registration.

Non-essential Functions of the Job

  • None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements

Previous Experience

Qualified candidates should have experience working with students in academic support environments, programming events, and aware of counseling/advising techniques. Candidates will also have insight into the needs of first-generation and/or underrepresented college students, and a commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts education.

Knowledge and Education

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in education, psychology, counseling, or related field, or equivalent experience preferred.  Strong written and verbal communication skills required. 

Application Deadline: April 10, 2020

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 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 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. 

Dispatches enter data into the department's CAD system for both radio traffic and incident management. Additionally, dispatchers coordinate with outside agencies utilizing both radios and phone

This position is considered a mandatory reporter / Campus Security Authority

Salary Range: $14.00 - $15.00 per hour.

Position Responsibilities

  • Provides dispatching services to Campus Safety Department.  Answers calls for assistance, contacts officers in the field. Determines appropriate response in accordance with established procedures and assessment of the situation.
  • Utilizes CAD system for report management 
  • May contact back-up or follow-up services for assistance such as Whittier Police Department, Los Angeles Fire Department or other agencies.
  • Maintains department logs using PC. Log must be accurate and maintained on a timely basis.
  • Answer telephone for campus and overflow calls from the automated attendant. Transfer calls as requested.
  • Monitors and dispatchers officers to Emergency Blue Light System (EBLS)
  • Utilizing CAD systems enter parking tickets, citation history, and vehicle registration into a computer using data entry skills. 
  • Perform clerical functions such as filing paperwork, light typing.
  • Train and supervise student employees to serve as student dispatcher.  
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Non-Essential Functions of the Job

  • Assist officers during emergency situations and special events (e.g. commencement.)
  • Take incident report in the office as directed by the shift supervisor
  • Card Access Issuance (CAI)
  • Completes monthly duties and audit reports as directed by Command Staff

Requirements

  • Minimum 6 months experience working in a busy office with multiple/concurrent duties. 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. 

Machines, Tools, Equipment, Electronic Devices, and Software

Knowledge of personal computers, spreadsheet programs, word processing programs (Microsoft Office.)  Able to use telephone, copy machine, fax machine, and other typical office equipment.  Ability to type a minimum of 30 WPM. 

License(s) and Certificate(s)

Any certificates for related experience/training a plus.

Physical Activity/Effort

Sitting for prolonged periods of time.

To Apply

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, Human Resources, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.

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: $15.00 - $17.50 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 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

Requirements

  • 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

To Apply

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 seeking a qualified Campus Safety On-Call Officer. The successful candidate monitors and provides protection and security for the buildings and premises for students, faculty, staff, and visitors during the assigned shift. On-call employees utilized mostly to cover other staff members when needed and have shifting hours. May be required to work overtime, weekends, and holidays.

Salary Range $15.00 - $16.00 per hour. 

Position Responsibilities

  • Respond to emergency situations such as accidents, injuries, crimes in progress and safety hazards. Provides assistance, summons proper authorities and polices to maintain order, safety and to protect life and property. Ensure proper and appropriate safety methods and procedures are followed.  Prepare report(s) as required.
  • Inspect buildings and grounds to watch for and guard against fire, theft, illegal entry, infraction of safety regulations and other irregularities.
  • Admit authorized persons, check to see that company articles are not removed from property without proper approval.
  • Make periodic tours through buildings and grounds, examine doors, windows, and gates to ensure they are properly secured. 
  • Cooperate with local law enforcement agencies on investigations or irregularities connected with campus security.
  • Provide information and directions to campus visitors.
  • Represent the College as appropriate in community relationships, and with government agencies, professional associations, and similar groups. 
  • Other related duties as assigned. 

Non-Essential Functions of the Job

Act as dispatcher; answer phones, field calls, and dispatch fellow officers.

Requirements

  • 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

To Apply

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 Human Resources, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.

Hours: Varies-Monday-Friday
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Part Time
Salary Range: $1,000 for each student teacher

Reports To: Director of Clinical Practice
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Department of Education

Responsibilities

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

  1. Progress through sixteen-week student teaching assignment; during which time the candidate takes on more teaching responsibility.  
  2. 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.
  3. Understands the Teaching Performance Assessments, Instructional Cycles 1 and 2, and are supported during as they complete these cycles during student teaching. 
  4. Applies techniques of classroom management to ensure best possible learning environment for students.

College Supervisors need to fulfill the following for each teacher candidate

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

Additional Responsibilities

  1. Attend Master Teacher Workshop each semester to continue to develop professionally, connect with Master Teachers, and understand local school district’s educational focus for the academic year. 
  2. 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.
  3. Attend one adjunct-faculty breakfast per semester (held on Saturday mornings) to continue professional development and stay apprised of all college and Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements.

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.

Non-essential Functions of the Job

  1. None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements

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

Application Deadline: Until Filled

Applications should include copy of teaching credential, resume, and statement of interest. Applicants must submit materials electronically (PDFs preferred) to Linda Brennan at lbrennan@whittier.edu. Review of completed applications is ongoing. AA/EO Employer. 

The Center for Engagement with Communities (CEC) at Whittier College seeks a Director. Oversees all aspects of the CEC including short-term and strategic planning, staffing, budget, financial stewardship and fundraising. Supervise and evaluate all CEC staff and programs. Fosters relationships between Whittier College, local government entities, and non-profit community based organizations (CBOs) in Whittier and surrounding communities. Work collaboratively with CBOs as well as Whittier College faculty, staff and students on community engagement, and with the Senior Fellow when it involves service learning courses. Work directly with Advancement and ORSP to identify funding opportunities and help write and manage grants that support the work of the CEC.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full Time
Salary Range: $70,000 annual; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge. 

Reports to: VPAA and Dean of Faculty
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/CEC

Responsibilities:

Staffing programs and supervising CEC employees

  • Managing and evaluating the CEC staff, including administrative assistant, program coordinators, POET interns, fellows and student workers 
  • Responsible for hiring decisions when necessary, in coordination with HR
  • Coordinates with Senior Faculty Fellow to promote service learning courses and collaborate with Senior Fellow’s department opportunities. 
  • Collaborating with the Directors of all BCM programs (e.g., Fifth Dimension and Shannon Center)

Budget management and fundraising

  • Oversees and manages all CEC grants and funding and all budgets associated with the CEC.
  • Collaborate with the office of Advancement and ORSP in regards to existing and prospective funders/donors and managing/stewarding grants and donor relations.
  • Oversee updating of all CEC marketing materials and website in consultation with the CEC program coordinators.
  • Responsibility for ongoing evaluation and tracking of all CEC program

Off-Campus Community Relations

  • Develop and deepen community partnerships with regional non-profit and community-based organizations. 
  • Serves as the primary “face” and representative of the CEC off-campus in the community.
  • Organize and oversee on campus events for community partners, including chairing an advisor board. 
  • Maintain relationships with campus COMPACT and public recognition for an engaged campus (e.g., Carnegie classification)

On-Campus Collaborations

  • Reports to and works directly with the VPAA to apprise him/her of the work of the CEC, upcoming events, funding possibilities, staffing issues, etc.
  • Collaborates broadly with staff, including Student Life and Athletics, in their work with the community.
  • Work with members of the staff of the College to create and implement events for students and the community, such as Helping Hands Day and MLK Day of Service.
  • Works collaboratively across campus in the development of a strategic plan for the CEC.
  • Collaborate with the Weingart Center for Career and Professional Development to identify non-profit internships, jobs post-graduation and career exploration.

Other duties as assigned. 

Non-essential Functions of the Job: 

  1. None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Master’s Degree preferred. Excellent written, verbal and communication skills (personable with strong public relations skills.) Minimum five years working with community based organizations. Must be passionate about working with high school students, community partners and college students. Some experience with outreach to high school and even middle school students. Must be organized and self-starting with outstanding written, oral, research and analytical skills, and a willingness to learn quickly. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, work independently and collaboratively as part of a team. Interest in learning to administer service learning/community engagement programs and university/community partnerships within a higher education setting. Must have a commitment to the mission of the liberal arts college, and commitment to community engagement.

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: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Whittier College seeks a Field Assistant to join the California Grown project team, a grant-funded program to explore the environmental impact and sustainability of coffee-avocado intercropping within the context of a liberal arts education. The Field Assistant will maintain the experimental plot comprising 64 coffee plants from 16 varietals located at Whittier College, supervise routine operations, conduct plant checks, and help the PI’s research through sampling both at Whittier College and at nearby research sites.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 12 hours per week
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Part Time
Salary Range: $20 per hour

Reports to: Principal Investigator/Project Director
Location/Department: Whittier College/Environmental Science Department

Responsibilities

  • Performing general garden and orchard maintenance, including: weeding, mulching, pruning, composting, fertilizing, and planting.
  • Supporting field sampling and other research activities at Whittier College and other research sites, as needed.
  • Regularly monitoring instrumentations and equipment (weather station, irrigation, tools, etc.)
  • Regularly meeting and communicating with the PI.
  • Assisting in note taking, research & list making.

Non-essential Functions of the Job

  1. None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required. Candidate must have some experience with gardening or other agriculture-related activities. The ideal candidate is someone who cares about and has experience with organic farming practices and is passionate about sustainable agriculture, loves to be outside and works well with other people. Strong work ethic and ability to work independently are a must. Qualified candidates should be familiar with field data entry, need to be confident and handy with hand-tools and able to lift 30 lbs. Must be able to perform hard, physical labor for consecutive hours under occasional extremes in temperature (up to 95 F) and uneven terrain. Successful candidates will be cognizant of the fact that the work takes place primarily on a college campus, therefore adherence to the College’s code of conduct is required. Valid Driver's License is required.

Application Deadline:  Until 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 Financial Aid Coordinator provides assistance to the Office of Financial Aid as the first point of contact for students and their families.  Responsibilities include receptionist role, office and file organization, maintaining calendars for Office of Financial Aid staff, sort and distribute mail, maintain student status confirmation reports, and process applications for financial aid. Tracks all incoming documents. Position supervises student workers in the file room and manages work flow.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full Time
Salary Range: $20-$23 per hour; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge. 

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

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

1. 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 required
  • 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 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 Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) provides academic and personal support and accommodations to undergraduate and graduate students with diagnosed learning disorders; psychiatric disorders; hearing, visual, and mobility-related impairments; medical conditions; and temporary disabilities. The office is providing an opportunity for graduate students to learn more about the field of disability services.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 19 hours per week
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Part Time-Temporary (June-September)
Salary Range: $15 per hour; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge. 

Reports to: Director of Student Disability Services
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/SDS

Responsibilities

  • Conduct general meetings with prospective and incoming students who have learning, physical, and psychological disabilities.
  • Review documentation of incoming students to determine eligibility of students to register with SDS.
  • Coordinate, develop, and conduct disability-related webinars and workshops for students. Use of online platforms will be employed so that they can be recorded and viewed during the academic year.
  • Work with SDS personnel to design and record an online ally training the Whittier College community can access remotely in order to create a more inclusive campus environment for students with disabilities. Will assist in developing a booklet and Ability Ally placard for participants.
  • Assist with Orientation and Summer Registration duties for guests and students with disabilities as assigned by supervisor, such as providing a general overview of services to attendees.
  • Attend weekly meetings with supervisor.
  • Work with the Administrative Assistant to convert course materials into an accessible format as part of the preparatory work that should be done prior to the Fall semester.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Sections 504 and 508 of Rehabilitation Act, and of assistive technology, software, and other strategies to maintain an accessible learning environment.
  • Assist with improving the SDS website by reviewing the external reviewer’s recommendations, as well as researching what other schools include on their pages (e.g., faculty tab).
  • Write appointment notes in tutortrac in a timely fashion.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of SDS.

Non-essential Functions of the Job

  • None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required, currently enrolled in a Master’s degree program in higher education, psychology, counseling, special education, or a closely related field is ideal.  Strong written and verbal communication skills required. The candidate should have good counseling and interpersonal skills, be able to communicate with students, faculty, and staff about sensitive disability-related issues, and have a demonstrated interest in disability issues. Candidates will have a commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts education.

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: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

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