Multimedia Coordinator

College of the Canyons

College of the Canyons

Multimedia Coordinator

A Classified Represented Position

Review Date: 8/2/2024

202300147

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The Santa Clarita Community College District/College of the Canyons is seeking a full-time Multimedia Coordinator in the Public Information, Advocacy, External Relations and District Communications division.

Salary placement will be on Range 30 of Classified Represented Salary Schedule B.

** Initial salary step placement for new employees is customarily at step 1, 2, or 3  ($5,767.00 / $6,115.00 / $6,453.00 per month) of this 20-step salary range. **

Probationary period for new Classified employees is six months. Work year is 12 calendar months. The normal workweek for this position is 40 hours. Paid holiday, discretionary, and sick time are provided. Ten vacation days accrue during the first year of employment. A regular work schedule will be assigned, with the ability to occasionally work a flexible schedule as needed with supervisor approval.

The Santa Clarita Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As presented in our District Strategic Plan, which focuses on Access, Engagement, and Success, “Equity, inclusion, and diversity are not goals in themselves, but ideologies embedded in all actions and planning across all departments and functions of our college and its two campuses.

College of the Canyons is part of the Santa Clarita Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 32,000 students each academic year. College of the Canyons has a diverse student population that reflects our focus on enhancing the educational attainment and economic well-being of the community we proudly serve.

We seek employees that value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, who are conscientious risk takers and transformational leaders guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

“BIG PICTURE” RESPONSIBILITY:

Reporting to and under the direction of the Director, District Public Relations, Sports Information and Athletics Communications, the Multimedia Coordinator is responsible for creating video content that supports the District’s enrollment management goals and promotes the District’s programs and events. The Multimedia Coordinator also implements digital communications strategies to support the District’s intercollegiate athletic teams, including coordinating livestream broadcasts. Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience:

Four (4) years of full-time equivalent broadcast media, or public relations/public information/sports information, or marketing/communications experience that includes video production and social media experience.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism, English, public relations, business, or a closely related field from an accredited institution.

Application Process:

The College is expecting to conduct initial interviews between the weeks of August 26, 2024 and September 2, 2024 and conduct final interviews between the weeks of September 2, 2024 and September 9, 2024. This is an estimated timeline, and is subject to change.

Interviews may be conducted in-person or remotely via Zoom.

** This is an in-person position. **

If you require assistance, please call the Human Resources office at (661) 362-3427 or email: hro@canyons.edu

Applicants are encouraged to complete their applications online at: https://www.canyons.edu/administration/humanresources/

All materials listed below are required to be considered for an interview. Applicants are encouraged to apply online by visiting our website at Jobs at COC. All application materials must be uploaded online or received by the Human Resources Department, located in the University Center, Suite 360. College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, California 91355. If you require assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at (661) 362-3427 or for hearing impaired TTY/TDD (661) 362-5178.

• District ACADEMIC Application.
• Current detailed resume summarizing education and experience.
• Complete College transcripts verifying educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. Unofficial or copies of transcripts may be submitted for application purposes (please include both the front and back of ALL transcript pages); however, official transcripts must be submitted at the time of hiring. Copies of college diplomas are not acceptable in lieu of transcripts.  Important note on minimum education requirements: Units and/or degree(s) earned must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the American Council on Post-Secondary Education. The candidate is responsible for providing equivalency evaluation recognized by the District for degrees and/or units earned outside the United States, degrees from a college or university not accredited by an agency recognized by the American Council on Post-Secondary Education, or if degree is not in the exact discipline required. For your convenience, we accept any company who is a current member of NACES.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the official application packet is fully and correctly completed. All materials submitted become the property of the District. Materials will not be returned, copied or considered for other openings. Complete applications will be kept on file for two (2) years from the date the application is initially received.

THE COLLEGE AND THE DISTRICT

Access. Engagement. Success.

College of the Canyons serves more than 37,000 students on two campuses in the Santa Clarita Valley, about 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Better known locally as COC, the college excels at both transfer and career preparation, sending thousands of graduates each year to California’s top public and private four-year universities, and into high-wage careers in Southern California’s fastest-growing industries.

The college has earned numerous regional, state, and national awards for its innovative and collaborative efforts to increase student access, engagement, and success. It was the only California community college to receive the 2024 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification from the American Council on Education and Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The college is also recognized for its high degree of Hispanic student enrollment and degree achievement, having been named one of the top colleges in the nation for those achievements by The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine.

The college takes seriously its mission to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. With a 48-percent Hispanic student population, it is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), as well as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).

College of the Canyons is:

• Guided by an elected five-member Board of Trustees composed of former faculty members and students committed to prudent fiscal management and thoughtful policy development.

• Supported by an active Foundation that generates more than $1 million of revenue and awards more than $300,000 in student scholarships each year.

• Recognized as a statewide leader in the development and implementation of OER/ZTC (open educational resources/zero textbook costs) materials, saving students millions of dollars in textbook costs.

• Resourceful, as evidenced by the $16 million in grant revenue generated in the past year.

• Highly regarded in the community, whose residents voted to approve more than $400 million of bond funds in three separate elections since 2001.

• Focused on making higher education more affordable, as evidenced by the Canyons Promise program that provides the first two years of study free for new, full-time students.

The best measure of our success is the achievement of our students. Their accomplishments include:

• Transferring to the top University of California campuses, including Berkeley, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

• Earning national and state academic awards, including Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships, Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars, and Phi Theta Kappa All California Academic Team honors.

• Winning 39 state championships while competing in 17 intercollegiate sports.

• Designing research projects carried aboard NASA spacecraft.

• Garnering numerous awards in Model UN, Forensics (Communications), and Future Business Leaders of America competitions.

• Achieving a 21 percent median wage increase after completing career education courses.

Those who are selected for positions at College of the Canyons will join a team of accomplished administrators, esteemed educators, and dedicated staff members who are innovative and focused on enhancing people’s lives by continually expanding educational access, engagement, and success.

Ready. Set. Grow.

College of the Canyons is poised to continue growing in its ability to expand access to higher education, to enhance student engagement, and to bolster the ongoing success of our students and wider community.

Currently, we are:

• Building an off-site Advanced Technology Center to provide hands-on training in advanced manufacturing, robotics, and welding.

• Renovating the Student Center to create a more welcoming gathering space for students.

• Enhancing the services we offer to students at our Canyon Country campus with the addition of 110,000 square feet of classrooms, labs, and support spaces in the new Takeda Science Center and adjoining Student Services & Learning Resources Center.

• Offering 275 associate degree and certificate programs (and always developing more), including new Allied Health training programs in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy Technology, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

• Creating a safe space for students to share their voices and engage in dialog and connection in our new Intercultural Center.

• Hosting world-class entertainers in the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at the Valencia campus.

• Offering a wide variety of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from partner universities at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center.

• Bolstering the economic development of our region by raising $2.5 million in external funding to provide customized workforce training for more than 5,100 local employees.

By always working to create new opportunities, focusing on innovation, and embracing dynamic partnerships, we create ongoing success that benefits everyone we serve.

Are You Ready to Join Us?

College of the Canyons is looking for faculty, staff, and administrators who are leaders, innovators, and creators focused on putting the needs of students first. Specifically, we seek those who share our commitment to:

• Teaching and Learning – College of the Canyons values high performance in teaching and learning.

• Respect for All People – We expect students and employees to demonstrate honesty, integrity, social responsibility, and ethical behavior that fosters a college climate characterized by civility, collegiality, and acceptance.

• Partnership with Community – We advance the educational, intellectual, artistic, civic, cultural, and economic aspirations of our surrounding community by actively partnering with more than 100 community schools, colleges, universities, businesses, and government and social agencies.

• Excellence – We set the highest standards for ourselves and support the professional development of faculty, staff, and administrators.

• Creativity and Innovation – We encourage members of the college community to be entrepreneurial, forward-thinking, creative, persistent, spontaneous, and willing to explore new ideas that strengthen our ability to enhance student access, engagement, and success.

Location. Location. Location.

The single college within the Santa Clarita Community College District, College of the Canyons is located in Santa Clarita, the third most populous city in Los Angeles County, and serves a 367-square-mile area in the northern part of the county. The college’s two campuses are just a short drive from downtown Los Angeles.

With mild weather and convenient freeway access, the Santa Clarita Valley offers residents and visitors convenient year-round access to what makes Southern California a popular destination. Theme parks, Pacific Ocean beaches, and mountains are nearby, along with the dining, cultural, and sports attractions of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and other iconic destinations.

Our service area is a hub of advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, and film production. By redefining the traditional role of community colleges, we have become the training provider of choice for local companies, which count on us to deliver high-quality, cutting-edge training.

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