Questions often arise about specific elements of LCSC’s search process as they relate to hiring new employees. The purpose of this webpage is to provide general guidance from the Vice President for Student Affairs on more general aspects of the college’s official policy concerning the recruitment and hiring of new staff. This supplement is intended to provide guidance on hiring classified or professional staff and not irregular help (unless the request is to hire someone on irregular help with benefits) or student workers.
Once you have received approval to begin your search, the following information and procedures should be consulted and followed:
Salaries and wages for all professional and classified positions must be reviewed and approved by the Vice President for Student Affairs prior to submitting search/advertising paperwork.
Final salary and/or wage offers and any related negotiations must be approved by the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Search committees must be formed for hiring any professional or classified staff position in Student Affairs unless a search waiver (see Policy 3.106, Section 4C) has been approved by the Vice President for Student Affairs. Search committees DO NOT make hiring decisions. Instead, they screen and rank applicants according to criteria established in the position description published for the open position and any other criteria requested by the hiring authority (e.g., director). Search committee members do not necessarily have to participate in the interview process but, if they do, their role is to provide guidance and reflections to the hiring unit.
Composition of search committees for a professional position must conform to the following criteria:
Composition of search committees for a classified position must conform to the following criteria:
The Vice President for Student Affairs must meet with every candidate for all professional positions including IIE faculty positions. The Vice President for Student Affairs will require 30 minutes with each candidate, depending upon the position and department. The President wishes to meet with any candidates who are interviewing for director-level positions or higher. Others may meet with the president at the discretion of the VPSA.
No offer of employment for either professional or classified staff positions may be made without approval from the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Within one week of a new professional or classified staff member’s first day of employment, a brief meeting of not more than 15 minutes must be scheduled with the Vice President for Student Affairs and the hiring authority.
Use of Recruitment Budget for professional staff in Student Affairs (work with the VPSA office regarding expenses). Classified and grant funded positions must be funded out of department funds.