Type of Assignment: Full Time Assignment Category: Temporary Assignment
Position Details: The Campus Assessment, Resources, & Education (CARE) Program is looking to hire one temporary, hourly Campus Aide III assignment starting March 2023 through June 2023 (potential opportunities to extend assignment contingent on performance and department needs) to support food rescue and procurement operations for the Campus Food Pantry and food distribution events,
The person selected for the assignment will work largely off site for 20 hours per week and no more than 175 days during the academic year as they complete timely pickups of 150-500 lbs of food donations throughout the North County area. Work days will be in alignment with regular business hours, with occasional evening and weekend hours.
The Campus Assessment, Resources, & Education (CARE) Program was established in Fall 2019 to provide holistic resources and support to MiraCosta students who experience basic needs insecurity. These basic needs include food, housing, transportation, and more. The CARE Team works to address these basic need insecurities through a culture of care and support to assist students in reaching their academic and personal goals. For more information about CARE, please visit www.miracosta.edu/CARE
IMPORTANT: MiraCosta College requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to promote a safe and healthful workplace for employees and to promote the health and safety of our campus community. Unvaccinated employees are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe disease. This causes greater risk to their personal health and unnecessary disruption to the college community that depends on college programs and services. As of August 23, 2021, all employees must submit proof of vaccination or request and receive approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. For more information, please visit https://www.miracosta.edu/covid/covid-vaccination-requirements.html.
Salary Range: N/A Compensation: $19.50 per hour.
Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.
Benefits: Short-term, temporary employees may be eligible for Healthy Families Sick Leave, and enrollment in a retirement system.
Position Term in Months: 6
Application Procedure: In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number:
1. Application on which you list all relevant experience.
The department will review application materials and contact applicants selected for interview either by phone or by email.
Offer of employment to the person selected for this assignment is contingent upon 1) proof of being fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 or requesting and receiving approval for a medical or religious exemption; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 4) fingerprint clearance; and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees.
*Individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (e.g. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson and Johnson [J&J/Janssen]).
Retired STRS members are not eligible for this position.
Basic Function: Under direction from the Director/CARE Manager, the Campus Aide III will support the CARE Program in obtaining and rescuing food resources that assist in meeting students basic needs. Food rescues occur when local food retailers (i.e. grocery stores, fast food, etc.) have food items to donate to local organizations (i.e. MiraCosta College) that must be picked up and distributed in a timely manner. The Campus Aid III will be responsible for retrieving and delivering, loading/unloading an average of 150-500 pounds of food items to the Campus Food Pantry location sites. The Campus Aid III will assist in supporting the Farmers Market operation and/or other CARE related events as needed.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the assignment if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment.
1) Procure and/or rescue food to supply the Campus Food Pantry from local food retailers, grocery stores, and community pantries.
2) Frequently lift up to 50 lbs per box/crate worth of food items to and from agency vehicles and/or within the food pantry.
3) Weigh, categorize, and hand-load boxes of an average of 150-500 lbs of food items into a vehicle.
4) Make sound judgment calls on any food seemingly or in inedible condition.
5) Submit District Vehicle Reservations to maintain reliable transportation for food procurement or rescue.
6) Utilize District Vehicles such as Hi-Cube Box Truck, Vans, or SUVs for the purposes of transporting food.
7) Provide receipts and other documentation to CARE Outreach Aid to submit for budgetary purposes.
8) Provide assistance as a Volunteer Lead during Farmers Market events including but not limited to managing check-in tables, assembly line, traffic control, and other roles.
9) Provide timely communication to co-workers and supervisors.
10) Additional projects as assigned by CARE Manager or CARE Specialist(s).
Other Duties: 1) Perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge Of: 1) Oral and written communication skills.
2) Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
3) Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
4) Methods and practices of recordkeeping.
5) District organization, operations, policies and objectives.
Ability To: 1) Maintain records and prepare reports.
2) Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
3) Establish priorities and schedule and perform work to meet timelines.
4) Work independently with little direction.
5) Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
6) Work confidentially with discretion.
7) General knowledge of food handling safety procedures.
8) Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer terminal.
9) Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability issues.
Education & Experience: To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
1) Education equivalent to high school graduation.
2) Be 18 years of age or older.
Desirable Qualifications: 1) Experience working with diverse populations who have experienced concerns related to food insecurity, housing insecurity, and other basic needs concerns.2) Possession of food handlers license.3) Knowledge of a variety of MiraCosta services available to students.4) Experience participating in student outreach campaigns.5) Experience organizing events for students.6) Bilingual in English and Spanish.
7) Associates or Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Public Health or other related fields.8) Available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday between 8am-3:30pm (Subject to change with advance notice).
Licenses & Other Requirements:
Physical Effort: The physical efforts described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Heavy physical labor with constant standing and walking for extended periods; walking over rough or uneven surfaces; frequent pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying of heavy objects weighing up to 75 pounds; frequent bending, stooping and kneeling; repetitive use of upper extremities on a regular basis; manual dexterity to safely operate motorized equipment and vehicles; ability to operate an electric cart to pick up/deliver supplies to campus locations; ability to travel to various locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business.
Emotional Effort: Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and communications in person, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to concentrate on detailed tasks for extended periods of time and/or intermittently while attending to other responsibilities; ability to work effectively under pressure on multiple tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.
Working Conditions: Intermittent outside environment in weather conditions including rain and extreme heat; exposure to sun for extended periods of time; working on slippery or uneven surfaces; working while wearing personal protection equipment including back brace and/or protective gloves; May work at any district location or authorized facility during day and/or evening hours with occasional evenings and/or weekends on an as-needed basis. Occasional local travel may be requested.
Posting Number: S22/23039P Human Resources Contact Information: email@example.com or 760.795.6854 Job Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes First Screening Date: Applications received by the first screening date, Friday, February 10, 2023 will be given first consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the assignment is filled.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion MiraCosta College is committed to creating a racially just campus climate. Individuals and their diverse cultures and identities are welcomed, nurtured, and validated. MiraCosta College takes institutional responsibility for closing the equity gap for disproportionately impacted populations including Latinx and Chicanx communities, Black and African American communities, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, Native American communities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities, veteran communities, former foster youth, adult students, and students from low socioeconomic statuses. MiraCosta will continue to serve all constituents with values rooted in equity, diversity, inclusion, and community.MiraCosta Colleges Mission, Vision, Commitment, and Institutional Values & Goals - https://www.miracosta.edu/office-of-the-president/docs/mcc_missionstatement.pdf
About MiraCosta College MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more details, please visit our website at https://www.miracosta.edu/office-of-the-president/board-of-trustees/_docs/3400BP-Diversity-Equity-Inclusion.pdf
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The MiraCosta Community College District is located in San Diego County along the Southern California coast, between Orange County to the north and the metropolitan area of San Diego to the south. The district is approximately 35 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles south of Los Angeles. The District includes the cities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Del Mar, the unincorporated areas of La Costa, Olivehain, and portions of Carmel Valley and Camp Pendleton Marine Base.