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Employment Opportunity


Workplace Learning Resource Center
Located at 630 W. 19th Street, Merced

Range 16
Closing Date:
October 15, 2012
Beginning Date:
November, 2012 (approximate)

This position is funded by EWD RTF Grant 12-332.  The funding cycle for this grant ends on December 31, 2013.



  • Bachelors degree from an acceptable accredited institution and two years experience in business, education or employment  training programs OR
  • Three years of college and four years of experience in business, education or employment training programs OR
  • Two years of college and six years of experience in business, education or employment training programs
  • Must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

General Description:  The Workplace Learning Resource Center (WpLRC) is a grant-funded project and provides literacy training to area businesses, government agencies, and industry.  The intent of the Center is to develop Merced College's capacity to integrate workplace skills into college curriculum and to provide contracted basic skills training programs to businesses, industry, and government agencies.  Under the general supervision of the Director of Workplace Learning Resource Center, the Contract Training Coordinator helps to develop and implement WpLRC activities of the Center.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for planning and implementing faculty in-service workshop
  • Makes training presentations
  • Supervises on-site registration
  • Coordinates with sister colleges on regional collaboration
  • Attends regional meetings
  • Devises and implements needs assessments and task analyses
  • Recruits for advisory committee membership
  • Consults with business, industry and government
  • Attends committee meetings
  • Writes proposals and contracts for training
  • Coordinates all aspects of training programs
  • Markets program activities through presentations and the development and distribution of promotional materials
  • Develops contacts and opportunities for performance consulting
  • Coordinates preparations for advisory committee meetings
  • Provides input for quarterly and final reports to Chancellor's Office on grant requirements

Knowledge of:

  • Marketing and promotion of major projects
  • Public speaking and advanced writing

Ability to:

  • Work effectively with businesses, public agencies, employers, and faculty
  • Operate a personal computer
  • Design and coordinate functional context literacy training
  • Work with a diverse business population that is both multi-cultural and multi-ethnic
  • Gather, sort, and analyze data
  • Work collegiately with department chairs, faculty members and administration

How to Apply:   The following documents must be on file with the Merced College Office of Human Resources by the closing date.  If materials are emailed or faxed in order to meet the deadline, it is the responsibility of the candidate to send originals immediately.  Email to:, Fax 209-384-6103

1.  Obtain application from the Office of Human Resources or download from the Application Section below and complete the entire form.
2.  Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
3.  Resume
All college transcripts (undergraduate/graduate), official copies are not required unless applicant is hired

Application for Download

Classified Position Application [Word Doc 206k]
This application may be downloaded, saved to disk, and filled out using Microsoft Word 97 or higher. You may navigate the application blank by tabbing from field to field or pointing and clicking with the mouse. The blanks where information is to be filled in are non-printing characters. If there are additional pages in your application because of the information you included, that is OK.

All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you.  Please send to:

  Cathy Harris, Human Resources Analyst , Merced College
Office of Human Resources, 3600 M Street, Merced, CA  95348-2898

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process.  Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee.  Finalist interviews with district administrators may follow.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.  Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Employee Benefits: The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.  The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requires verification of the right to work in the United States. Applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. All classified employees, as a condition of employment, must become members of California School Employees Association or pay a representation fee in an equal amount to a charity agreeable to CSEA. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer