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Merced College
  • Position Number: 5405551
  • Location: Merced, CA
  • Position Type: Human Resources

Career Center Job Developer

Salary: $5,292.00 - $6,695.00 Monthly
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 20240524
Closing: 7/11/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Merced College, CA

Range 25
40 hours/week
12 Months/Year

This is a categorically funded assignment dependent on year-to-year funding
Interviews dates are to be determined

Ready to join the transformation? Merced College is not just your ordinary community college - we're pioneers of change, ready to redefine the educational landscape and set new standards for excellence! Situated in the heart of California's vibrant Central Valley, Merced College isn't just a workplace; it's a gateway to endless possibilities!

Innovation at its Finest: At Merced College, innovation isn't just a buzzword - it's our way of life! We're committed to staying ahead of the curve with cutting-edge technology, transformative instructional practices, and unparalleled customer service. Join us as we pave the way for the "new" community college experience!

Invested in you: At the heart of Merced College's success are our dedicated employees. That's why we prioritize your well-being, happiness, and professional growth. With a culture of support and employee engagement initiatives, we ensure that every member of our team feels valued and empowered to reach their full potential.

About Us: Founded in 1962, Merced College boasts a rich history of academic excellence and community engagement. But we're not stopping there! We're on a mission to revolutionize the community college experience, blending tradition with innovation to create a dynamic learning environment unlike any other.

Location Perks: Nestled amidst stunning natural landscapes, Merced is more than just a place to work - it's a lifestyle! Imagine living in a picturesque town with access to the Bay Area, Sacramento, and the breathtaking Yosemite National Park just a stone's throw away. With affordable housing options and a thriving community of 90,000 residents, Merced offers the perfect balance of urban amenities and small-town charm.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to be part of something truly extraordinary. Join the Merced College family today and embark on a journey of innovation, growth, and fulfillment! If you're passionate about making a meaningful impact, fostering innovation, and empowering others to succeed, then Merced College invites you to join. Embrace the opportunity to be part of a dynamic community dedicated to shaping the future of higher education. Apply now and let's embark on this exciting journey together! Apply now and let's shape the future together!

Merced College is looking for a dynamic, versatile candidate for the Career Center Job Developer position within the Student Services Division! The Career Center Job Developer supports the Career Center by interfacing and collaboratively networking with the community, business and industry representatives, as well as Merced College faculty and staff to develop and maintain employer database, job banks and job bulletins, internships and volunteer opportunities, as well as researching market and industry trends to provide Merced College students with relevant career opportunities. If you are a team-player, outgoing, self-motivated and are passionate about your work and love seeing students succeed on their paths, we encourage you to apply and become part of our team!

Merced College Mission
At Merced College, students are our focus, and we are known by their success. We transform lives through education and workforce development.
Merced College Vision
Enriching our community through educational experiences and support services:
  • Degree/Certificate Programs
  • Transfer
  • Career Technical Education
  • Workforce Training
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Basic Skills
  • Community Engagement
Merced College promotes student success through equitable access, continuous quality improvement, and institutional effectiveness, all with a focus on student achievement.
General Description
Under general direction to assist with the formulation of programs, procedures and services provided to students; to provide the necessary monitoring and supervised opportunities for students; and to do related work as required. Establishes and maintains relationships with employers and community organizations to develop job opportunities and support continued employment for students. This position performs activities designed to assist students with finding employment. This includes working closely with local employers, business organizations, and community organizations in developing job opportunities and arranging the direct placement of students matching the job skills with applicant qualifications.

Examples of Duties

Essential Functions:
  • Organizes and supervises support services for students on and off campus
  • Initiates and maintains personal contacts with business and industry representatives to set up recruitment profiles and provide orientations
  • Provides case management and comprehensive career support
  • Collaborates with other college staff and employment entities in a supportive case management approach and college goal completion
  • Develops and maintains an employer database, job banks and job bulletins, internships and volunteer opportunities announcements
  • Conducts follow-up surveys with employers and students
  • Conducts and/or participates in on or off-campus career fairs, workshops, chamber of commerce and community presentations and special and other outreach events
  • Participates in networking opportunities and other outreach activities
  • Maintains currency with industry trends; updates labor market information by researching online resources, attending meetings, maintaining contacts with regional community colleges, and networking with professional/community organizations that are involved in job placement/training activities
  • Communicates with employers during students' employment and reports results to appropriate staff and/or faculty
  • Works with program coordinators to collect and track job placement data
  • Compiles data and prepares reports and correspondence regarding job development and placement efforts
  • Works collaboratively with faculty and staff to coordinate and facilitate recruitment days, employer panels, and targeted job fairs
  • Attends advisory committees
  • Advises faculty and administration of employment trends and the needs and concerns of the local business community
  • Develops marketing and promotional materials to advertise job placement services and activities on and off campus
  • Interprets and implements Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and Title 5 regulations as they pertain to a student's right to privacy, accuracy and retention of academic records and course repetition requests
  • Trains, schedules, assigns tasks to and oversees student workers
  • Assists students in career exploration, matching career interest/majors with applicable college majors
  • Assists individual students and/or groups of students to provide career center services information, resources and orientations: including preparing students to meet with a career counselor
  • Assists the career counselor with all activities related to the preparation and execution of Career Fairs
  • Conducts all aspects of Job Placement
  • Other related duties as assigned

Knowledge of:
  • Effective communication techniques used in writing and speaking
  • Advising and interview techniques
  • Local economic and labor market conditions and trends
  • Effective techniques for contacting potential employers
  • Job development and job placement techniques, accepted standard employment practices
  • Community resources and professional organizations
  • City, State, and Federal laws, regulations, and codes related to employment and Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Modern office methods
  • Emerging technologies and standard office productivity software
  • Chancellor's Office data and labor market programs to inform outreach efforts

Ability to:
  • Relate and understand the needs of individuals from low income backgrounds and assist these individuals in the most appropriate utilization of Merced College services
  • Work as a team member in providing total services for students
  • Motivate students and support personnel in career decisions
  • Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with students, staff and industry partners
  • Interpret policies, procedures, techniques, and rules governing employment and job placement
  • Represent the District by giving presentations and participating in meetings with individuals and groups
  • Communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Work independently with minimum supervision
  • Monitor, track and compile statistical information
  • Give and follow written and oral instructions
  • Understanding laws and regulations governing state and federally funded programs including labor laws, budgets, and revenue control
  • Promote and incorporate culturally affirming DEIA and anti-racist principles to nurture and create a respectful, inclusive, and equitable learning and work environment. In conducting their duties, staff members shall respect and acknowledge the diversity of students and colleagues.

Typical Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Associate's degree AND three (3) years of applicable experience
  • The equivalent education and experience
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

License or Certificate:
  • A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District's vehicle insurance program may be required.

  • Increasingly responsible (approximately 2-4 years of full-time equivalent experience) experience in job development, human resources, job placement, or closely related field experience in a college or university setting involving technical review of transcript coursework and the awarding of degrees


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


Work is performed primarily in an office environment with some travel to different sites; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.

Physical Ability to:
  • Hear and understand speech at normal levels
  • Communicate so others will be able to clearly understand normal conversation
  • Read printed matter and computer screens
  • Stand or sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Bend, twist, stoop, kneel, crawl, push, and pull
  • Reach in all directions
  • Work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations
  • Operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard

  • See in the normal visual range with or without correction

  • Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction

Supplemental Information

How to Apply:
  1. Submit a complete application by the closing date/time on the Merced College career pages at

Required Documentation:
  1. Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position (cover letter)
  2. Resume
  3. List of three professional references (no reference letters permitted)
  4. Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate); transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree; official copies are not required unless applicant is hired
  5. If applicable, Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation completed by an approved organization per the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Only the required documentation as listed above will be accepted for this recruitment. Any additional documentation will be removed from your application profile.

Interview Information:

Those applicants deemed highly qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee. A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews. Interviews will be scheduled onsite.

Employee Benefits:

Health benefits for the employee and all their eligible dependents cost employee's only $12 per month and provide access to PPO medical coverage, PPO dental coverage, VSP Vision coverage, and more! Please visit our Merced College Benefits website for more details about our incredible employee benefits. In addition, sick leave and retirement benefits are also provided.

Condition of Employment:

The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. The applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Merced Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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