Ideal Candidate Statement Ohlone College has emerged as one of the premier community colleges in California and consistently ranked among the highest performing colleges by the Chancellor's Office Student Success Scorecard. The College is characterized by high achieving students, an emphasis on transfer, and career education programs that focus on the entering the workforce; the College also maintains its unique commitment to carrying on the legacy of the Ohlone People's dedication to respecting and sustaining the environment.
The College is seeking currently enrolled graduate school students to serve as apprentices supporting high schools in the Fremont, Newark and Union City region. The College would like to strengthen the pathway and services offered to these students by having a consistent presence on the high school campuses. This apprenticeship provides students with the skills, expertise, and experience necessary to enter professional roles in high school and higher education environments. This opportunity will equip apprentices with general and in-depth knowledge into a vast range of student support services and programs. This is a temporary position.
Objectives The purpose of the Graduate Apprentice (GA) is to guide feeder school students on the pathway to Ohlone College. GAs will develop a relationship with assigned feeder school sites and students by being present on the school campuses. The GA will provide information, answer questions, and will assist in the recruitment, enrollment, and matriculation of Ohlone College feeder school students.
The objective of the Student Pathways Apprenticeship Program is to develop professionals who can, under the supervision of a designated manager, aid feeder school students.
GAs will serve designated location(s) and provide student assistance in career assessment, college applications, financial literacy and applications, matriculation assistance and transition.
GAs will also be versed in various student support programs (i.e. UMOJA, Puente, Career Services, Dreamers/Undocumented, Student Accessibility Services, EOPS, etc.)
GAs are essential to creating a model for student integration into the college to increase opportunities for success by introducing the college and its services to feeder school students.
GAs will be trained to assist students and high school staff in the following areas: admissions, basic residency questions, dual enrollment processes & paperwork, financial literacy, financial aid applications, Dreamer/undocumented access.
GAs will also provide information on Ohlone College programs that include EOPS, Puente, Umoja, SAS, Career Planning, Guided Pathways programs, etc.
GAs develop skills, abilities, and sensitivities for assisting a diverse student population in an educational setting.
GAs will employ use of technology and communication systems to generate reports, track student progress, inform students of critical information essential to their success at Ohlone and other duties as assigned that support student success.
GAs will also support large campus events and other collaborative efforts, as needed.
Duration Apprenticeships are renewable on an annual basis. GAs are eligible to participate in the program for up to three (3) years while enrolled in a qualified educational program and shall work a maximum of 20 hours per week with the assignment spanning 45 weeks per year including regular and summer terms.
Assessment GAs will work under the direction and supervision of a college administrator. Their progress is measured each semester through direct observation, student surveys, mentoring, and ongoing training sessions.
Identify a vast range of student support services and programs.
Cite eligibility requirements, systems, and processes for student services and programs.
Implement activities that address and resolve student barriers to entering college that promote retention and student success.
Enrollment in, and in good standing at a master's program at a regionally accredited college or university is required;
Demonstration of effective oral and written communication skills, including presentations;
Possession of working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs;
Possession of good record-keeping skills with an attention to detail;
Possession of the ability to provide an equitable and inclusive working and educational environment;
Possession of sensitivity to people from various academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, religious, gender, physical ability and religious backgrounds;
AND Must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.
Desirable Qualifications Bilingual competency in Spanish and/or American Sign Language preferred.
GAs will be assigned to school site(s) in the Ohlone Community College district, which include the cities of Fremont, Newark and Union City.
The work assignment will consist of a maximum of 20 hours per week over a span of 45 weeks. Around sixteen (16) hours will be served at the school site over a minimum of two days per week, and four (4) hours will be assigned at the Ohlone College campus for meetings and training activities.
Reliable transportation to and from assigned locations is required.
Required Application Materials
A list of three (3) professional references including name, position, organization, phone number, email, and relationship to the applicant.
District Statement Founded in 1967, Ohlone College is named in honor of the early Ohlone People who inhabited the San Francisco Bay Area. Ohlone College is committed to providing a high-quality education to serve our diverse population of over 15,000 students per year. Ohlone College is nationally recognized for our Deaf Studies and Interpreter Preparation programs, and is widely known for our nursing, health sciences, liberal arts, biomedical science, and smart manufacturing programs. As a learning community, we embrace and champion inclusivity, integrity, student expression, global citizenship, and continuous improvement.
Ohlone College is one of the top-ranked community colleges in California, serving the cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City. Our campuses in Fremont and Newark are centrally located in the East Bay between San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. This region is known as a hub of innovation and economic activity, and home to some of the most advanced manufacturing, biomedical research, and clean energy companies in California, including Tesla, Meta, Seagate, and Lam Research.
The main campus in Fremont is located near Interstate 680 at the base of Mission Peak, just south of the historic Mission San Jose, and is the primary gateway to year-round hiking, biking, and hang gliding in the Mission Peak Regional Preserve. The Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology is located near Interstate 880 in a hub of new residential and commercial development. The two campuses are connected by shuttle to each other and the Warm Springs BART station, which offers convenient access to public transit throughout the Bay Area.
EEO Statement The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants. If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.
Conditions of Employment Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition, you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal 'Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.' Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance. Employees must be California residents on their date of hire and for the duration of their employment with Ohlone Community College District.
Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986 Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.
The Ohlone Community College District is a multi-campus single community college district located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California. Serving almost 17,000 students per year, the District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College (pronounced "oh loh nee kol ij") is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.The Ohlone Community College District is a multi-campus single community college district located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California. Serving almost 17,000 students per year, the District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College (pronounced "oh loh nee kol ij") is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous impro...vement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.