Job Details

Southwestern College
  • Position Number: 2241790
  • Location: Chula Vista, CA
  • Position Type: Secretary and Administrative Assistants

Administrative Assistant

Southwestern College

Work Site: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Department: Human Resources

District Values
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President for Human Resources, perform a wide variety of difficult, specialized, and highly complex administrative duties; analyze and resolve difficult, time sensitive and confidential situations. Process administrative details not requiring the immediate attention of the executive staff member, including the coordination of functions, communication of department policy, the preparation of reports and other administrative tasks.

1. Serve as an Administrative Assistant to assigned administrator, relieving the administrator of a variety of technical, and administrative duties; serve frequently as a liaison between the administrator and the public, students, staff, and other campus officials.
2. Assist the administrator in developing procedures to expedite transmittal of information or facilitate implementation of policies and programs.
3. Collect and compile statistical and financial data and other information for inclusion into special and periodic reports; prepare special reports; research information and establish appropriate publication formats; provide data to external agencies.
4. Manage data and perform various specialized computer functions on the District's on-line and personal computer systems; maintain and update complex, confidential databases; update budget and various computerized files.
5. Perform a variety of special projects; research applicable data and prepare reports.
6. Process and prepare agenda items for submission to the Governing Board; review and proof documents, contracts, and resolutions for accuracy, completeness, and conformance to applicable rules and regulations.
7. Prepare a variety of correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, and other materials; compose and edit correspondence; record and prepare minutes from a variety of meetings.
8. Assist in preparing budget estimates; monitor budget expenditures.
9. Prepare documents or data relating to or containing information related to the District's negotiating strategy and proposals.
10. Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities:
Applicable sections of State Education Codes.
Modern office policies, practices, methods, procedures, and equipment.
Record-keeping techniques.
English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
Oral and written communication skills.

Perform difficult and complex administrative and secretarial tasks.
Troubleshoot most office administration problems and respond to all inquiries and requests related to work area.
Interpret and apply policies and procedures independently, and use judgement and discretion to act when precedents do not exist.
Analyze and resolve difficult and sensitive situations.
Work confidentially with discretion.
Assemble diverse data and prepare reports.
Prepare and compose correspondence.
Understand and follow oral and written directions.
Work independently with very little or no direction.
Meet schedules and time lines.
Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled,
sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to:
Two (2) years college-level course-work in standard office procedures and practices with additional course work in a field related to area of assignment
Four (4) years increasingly responsible administrative secretarial experience.

Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)

Desirable Qualifications:

Range 12, Steps 1-9, $4,978.00-$7,081.00 (salary placement is based on background, education & experience). An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.

Start Date

As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

Screening Deadline
All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 21, 2021 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Approximately). Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the office. Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Additional Information:
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report Southwestern College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report is available on the SWCPD website at

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC College Police Department.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) More information about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page (

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