Community Services Assistant
Los Angeles Community College District - Los Angeles, CA
Participates in the development, promotion, administration, and evaluation of community services activities.

Minimum Qualifications for Admittance to Exam EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

A. Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university preferably with a degree in recreation, business administration, education, or a closely related field and one year of full-time paid experience with a community involvement or public service group which included responsibility for extensive public contact work and participation in at least two of the following areas: program development, promotion, implementation, and evaluation.

OR

B. An associate in arts degree from a recognized community college preferably with coursework in recreation, business administration, education, or a closely related field and three years of full-time paid experience with a community involvement or public service group which entailed responsibility for extensive public contact work and participation in at least two of the following areas: program development, promotion, implementation, and evaluation.

SPECIAL: A valid Class "C" California driver's license. Access to an automobile.

Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities Required KNOWLEDGE OF:
Basics of the design, implementation, and evaluation of community oriented programs and services
Basic interviewing techniques
Basic educational and vocational advisory techniques
Applied psychology and social psychology
Public relations methods and techniques
Basic research methods and techniques
Interests and needs of a wide variety of community members
Community organizations and resources
Elementary descriptive statistics
Principles of Business English, punctuation, spelling, and grammatical usage
Capabilities of computer systems, software, and hardware common to community services programs

ABILITY TO:
Independently plan and coordinate assigned program responsibilities
Deal effectively and tactfully with administrators, employees, community members, and organizations
Communicate effectively and tactfully with individuals from a variety of educational, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds
Gather and impart program related information tactfully and accurately
Prepare reports, correspondence, and publicity materials
Gather and analyze data pertaining to assigned project and/or program and make recommendations
Give clear and concise instructions
Effectively utilize computer equipment and software in the performance of duties
Keep accurate records
Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, and procedures pertaining to assigned program
Learn basics of budget preparation
Learn specialized computer applications

Typical Duties Performs a wide variety of paraprofessional staff duties related to the implementation and day-to-day administration of recreational, cultural, non-credit educational and special interest programs.
Assists in establishing program standards and goals and in the evaluation of program results.
Contacts community representatives, organizations and public agencies to promote programs and activities.
Attends various events, meetings, conferences, and workshops, as designated, to explain policies, procedures, and requirements related to a program, to coordinate activities, and to obtain information for evaluation purposes.
Designs questionnaires, selects samples, and conducts surveys among community populations to assess needs, interests, relevant background information, and resources for special interest programs and may make recommendations regarding new courses.
Answers program staff questions and student inquiries related to procedures and eligibility requirements for community services programs and services.
Schedules classes based on instructor availability, coordinates the use of facilities for classes with various departments and prepares schedule of classes.
Writes descriptive, statistical, and evaluative reports and correspondence.
Assists in preparing the annual budget and in controlling expenditures for projects and activities.
Locates, schedules and makes necessary arrangements for on-and-off campus activities.
Assists in the recruitment, interviewing, selection, orientation, and training of program staff and participants.
Participates in the design and writing of bulletins, brochures, flyers, and news releases to publicize various programs and activities.
Participates in the maintenance of program participants files.
Assists in the negotiation and preparation of contracts for the lease of various facilities.
Performs related duties as assigned.

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