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Please do not include in your cover letter or resume any information such as:
Demographic information collected during the application process is used for statistical purposes only, and is not passed on to Hiring Committees.
Ask yourself these questions when considering if you are qualified for an advertised job:
TIP! Remember that your cover letter is representing you and paper. If you can answer “Yes!” to all the above questions, prove to the search committee in your cover letter and resume that you have the qualifications to perform the essential functions of the job.
The steps of the selection process vary depending upon the position. For example, an application screening and selection interview may be all that is required. On the other hand, applicants may be required to pass a written exam, a performance test (e.g. typing, operation of heavy equipment) or an oral presentation. Decisions about the selection process are made by the hiring department when the position is opened.
The pay schedule for part-time faculty is listed in the Seattle Colleges Federation of Teachers bargaining agreement. Part-time faculty are paid on a contracted basis depending on their qualifications and experience.
Be sure that you know:
Part-time faculty employees are paid on a contracted basis and may instruct at any of the District's colleges or satellite programs.
You will receive electronic notification that your application has been received. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be placed on an eligibility list and will have their applications forwarded to the hiring department for review and creation of an interview list. The Hiring Department then contacts the candidates selected for interviews. Electronic notifications regarding the outcome of the selection process are sent to those who interview.
You cannot apply for a closed position. Jobs that include the wording “open until filled” or “continuous” in the announcement are “guaranteed consideration” by the posted date. After that day, you can apply however your application may or may not be considered until the position is filled.
TIP! To avoid missing a deadline, we encourage you to apply early for positions, as we are unable to make exceptions for technology-related delays or computer difficulties.
Continue to check the Job Opportunities page and apply for new jobs as they become available. You may also want to complete a job alert to automatically be notified when a position you are interested in becomes available. See FAQ: 'What if I am interested in a position that is not currently listed on the Employment Opportunities page?'
Seattle Colleges' requires an application for applicant tracking and reporting purposes, however some Search Committees prefer a resume, therefore we require both.
Applicants who are invited for an interview will be contacted and scheduled for an appointment. Hiring supervisors and committee members are not available for direct contact regarding recruitments. To check the status of an application, see FAQ: How do I check the status of my application?
Yes, you can copy and paste information from an existing document, but be sure to use plain text so we can read it easily. Don't use any fancy formatting, bullets or lines.
No, you must apply for all positions you are interested in. To ensure you will be considered for other positions, watch our Employment site or register to receive job alerts by email.
Yes. Once you have completed your online application, you can apply for multiple positions that are currently open.
Travel expenses are usually not covered when interviewing for a position at SCD. Clarify this with the individual who contacts you for an interview.
You do not have to join a union or participate in its activities. However, Seattle Community Colleges is a closed union shop institution which means that if you accept employment in a unionized position, monthly dues will be automatically deducted from your paycheck.
To find out how much dues you are required to pay:
If you wish to receive a Job Alert when a position becomes available, click the Job Interest Card link and follow the online directions.
By completing the Job Interest Card, you will receive email notifications for the next 12 months every time a position opens which category matches what you selected. Prior to the expiration of your job notification, you will have the opportunity to extend your notifications for another year.
SCC is not closing the recruitment on a specific date, however, applications are encouraged prior to or at least by the review date to ensure optimal consideration. You can apply for a job as long as it's open on the website, but your application is only guaranteed to be considered if received on or before the “review date.”
An eligibility list is established after recruitment has been conducted and contains those applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for a specific position. Usually, eligibility lists expire 90 days from the date the position closes; however, the Human Resources Department reserves the right to extend the life of an eligibility list or expire the list early.
Seattle Community Colleges takes your privacy very seriously. All information is on a secure web server. Only Human Resources staff and designated Search Committee members who are authorized to review applications for specifically for the job opening will have access. We do not share information is the database with other colleges or organizations.
Classified positions are generally defined as permanent support positions. Jobs typically found in this category include secretary/clerical, custodian/maintenance, program assistants and instructional technicians. Classified employees are required to pay dues to the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE), an AFL-CIO affiliated union.
You must wait 24 hours before resubmitting an application for the same job opening. Only the most recent application submitted will be considered. Any applications submitted prior to the most recent one will be inactivated for that recruitment.
If the position is currently open, you can do one of the following:
Once you are logged on, proceed to make any changes to your application and then 'Resubmit' your application.
Job Opportunities are updated weekly.
Yes. Everyone who works at SCD must create an account and fill out an application.
Yes. However, once you create an account, you may build an application and submit that application for multiple jobs by clicking on the 'Populate' button to automatically populate the new application with information from your previously created application.
Review and update your application as necessary. Once your account is created, applying for job openings is quick and easy. However, we recommend you tailor your application and/or resume with relevant experience to the position you are applying for.
Usually it will take approximately 30 minutes to complete all sections of the application, depending an on individual's computer experience or comfort level using a computer.
TIP! Be sure to gather all the necessary personal application information you will need before your start; this will speed up the process.
After you have submitted your online application, you will receive an email confirmation. You can also check the status of your application to see if it says 'Application Received', to do this, see FAQ: 'How do I check the status of my application?'
Yes. Seattle Community Colleges is an equal opportunity employer. Everyone who meets the qualifications of an advertised job will be given an equal opportunity to apply and be considered.
Human Resources are committed to ensuring that this process is easy and user-friendly. To help applicants, the following resources are available (you are encouraged to start with #1 for immediate assistance):
No, you can only change your application before the job closing date.
TIP! You will reduce the time it takes to complete your application if you gather this information before beginning the online process.
Changes can be made to your application anytime before it is submitted. Once you submit an application for a particular position, you cannot make changes to the submitted application.
If you make changes and submit another application before the position closes, we will only consider your most recent application. You may also make changes before submitting your application for any new positions.
Most temporary hourly appointments are exempt from the provisions of the Washington State Federation of Employees (WFSE) Bargaining Agreement with the Seattle Community College District unless hours worked exceed three hundred fifty (350) hours in any twelve (12) consecutive month.
You may have used the 'Back' button (located on your toolbar) which, when used, removes all data. To avoid losing your information, save your information periodically. You may be able to log in to your account and see if your information was saved under your profile.
After you have submitted your application, you will see a link to 'Click here for a printable version of the application you just submitted.' Select that option to print your application.
Access your account by clicking “Applicant Login” at the Employment Opportunities page.
You will need an email address to complete an online application. A free email address is available through a number of providers. Although SCC cannot endorse any particular vendor, you may click on these links for more information:
The system will automatically log you out if you do not press a key or click your mouse for 30 minutes. This is a precautionary measure to protect your identity and personal information.
The system will warn you before it logs you out, but you should save your information frequently to avoid losing your entries and to stay logged into the system.
If the position is currently open you may do one of the following:
If the position has closed, contact HR at 206.934-4155 for personal information data changes only.
You can reset your password by going to the Applicant Login page and clicking on the I Forgot My Username and/or Password link.