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Frequently Asked Questions

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  Why would I want to work at Mott Community College?

Since being founded in 1923, Mott Community College (MCC) has established a tradition of excellence and has grown to become the largest college in the Flint/Genesee County region. In 2011, the Washington, D.C.-based Aspen Institute, an international nonprofit organization, ranked MCC among the top 10 percent of community colleges in the nation. Mott maintains a high level of integrity in its practices and relationships both internally and externally. The College's most important resources are the students it serves and the employees who provide those services. The College recognizes that educational experience is enriched through the interaction between students and employees of differing sex, race, ethnic background and abilities. Every effort is made to encourage and promote diversity at the College.

We believe the total compensation package offered to employees, which includes pay, benefits, and paid time off, is extremely competitive. This reflects our value that employees are key to our achievements. Our philosophy is that total compensation (as measured by the combined economic value of wages and benefits) should reflect the College and Community's ability to pay and the Board's desire to compete effectively in the various labor markets in which the College recruits. Details on the specific packages can be found by accessing the Health & Wellness section of this website.

Mott's main campus is situated on the former grounds of the Charles Stewart Mott Estate. Students, employees and visitors love spending time on our beautifully landscaped and well-maintained acreage. The campus is located just east of downtown Flint, in the College/Cultural district. The Cultural Center is a 30-acre site that consists of nine major cultural institutions that entertain and educate over 600,000 visitors per year. The College is easily accessed by three interstate highways: I-75, I-69 and US-23. Bishop International Airport, which is the fastest growing airport in the state, is located ten minutes from the main campus. Due to our centralized location, we are within a short drive for entertainment and recreational activities. Large metropolitan areas, such as Detroit, Chicago and Toronto, Ontario, are within a one to five hour drive. Those who enjoy a more rural, less hurried environment can travel "up north" within an hour. Our climate allows residents to enjoy year round activities. Michigan has close to 38,575 miles of water bordering the state and 36,000 linear miles of rivers and streams. (Go to Flint Chamber of Commerce website.)

Mott serves approximately 20,000 students annually and offers the most affordable higher education in the area. Part of our mission is to promote individual development and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. We continuously seek to employ those willing and able to help us carry out this mission.

  How do I find out about a job opening at Mott?
Opportunities are posted on our website, on the bulletin board located outside the Human Resources Office and in the job postings book in Human Resources. In addition, positions are often advertised using various print and electronic sources.
  Does a position need to be posted before I can apply?
Yes. Unsolicited applications will not be acknowledged or considered.
  What web browser is recommended when using Mott Community College's online application system?

The online application system functions best when using Mozilla Firefox as your web browser. A free download is available at www.mozilla.com

  How do I begin the application process?

To begin the application process, you must create an account. Make sure to select a username and password that you will easily remember. You will need your username and password to apply for other positions in the future. Usernames and passwords are case-sensitive and should not include spaces.

  What if I forgot my username or password?

If you forgot your username and/or password, click on the "Forget your username or password" box on the login page. If you need additional assistance, please contact Human Resources at 810-762-0565.

  Do I need to fill out an application?

Yes. To be considered for a position with Mott Community College, you must create an application. Required information is indicated with an asterisk (*). However, the more information you provide, the easier it will be to effectively evaluate your skills, abilities and qualifications.

Our process allows you to create a profile which can be used to apply to multiple jobs (at once or individually over time). Although the profile eliminates the need to complete the application form "from scratch" each time, you are required to apply to each position interested in. When applying to an opening, you'll need to review and/or update your application and also submit the appropriate documents required in the specific job posting.

  What information will I be asked to provide?

You will be asked to provide information about your education, previous employment and contact information relating to your employment history, including email addresses for your previous supervisors and references. You will also be required to attach an electronic copy of a cover letter and resume and perhaps other documents. Please read the job posting carefully to see a list of the required documents. Please gather this information before applying to a position.

  Can I copy selected information from another electronic document?

Yes. For example, you can copy and paste the information from a Word document directly into the appropriate fields in the application form. Please remove any extra formatting, such as bullets or styling, as these will not copy over.

  How do I save my application?

You must click SAVE CHANGES and then NEXT to save the information you have entered. If you close your browser prior to clicking SAVE CHANGES, your application and account will be saved, but you will lose the information on the last page that was not saved.

  What if I have already created an application and would like to use it again?

You may use a previously created application to apply for another opening. Once you click "Apply to this Job", the application information you have previously supplied will appear. It is your responsibility to review and, if applicable, update the information before submitting the application to another position. You will also need to attach any required documents associated with the specific posting.

NOTE: Please do not use your browser's "Back", "Forward" or "Refresh" buttons to navigate the site. Instead, use the navigational buttons within the site. In addition, for security purposes, this system automatically logs you off when it senses no activity for 60 minutes.

  How do I submit a resume?

You will be able to submit a resume each time you apply for a position. There will be directions prompting you how and when to attach your resume. Please note that attaching a resume does not substitute for completing the application form.

  How do I apply for a posting?

To apply for an open position, click on "Search Jobs" on the navigation menu. You can search by Position Type, Division, or Keyword. Select "Any" in the fields and click the "SEARCH" button to bring up a list of all open positions. Click on the title for the position in which you are interested. At the top of the page you will find an "Apply for this Posting" button to allow you to apply. Follow the on-screen instructions for completing your application by answering any necessary questions and/or attaching documents like cover letters, resumes, etc. When you have successfully applied for the position, you will receive an onscreen message acknowledging receipt of your application. This message will also include a confirmation number.

  After applying for a position, why did I get a message that states I am unqualified for that position?

Some positions have qualifying questions which are based upon the minimum requirements for that specific position. Your application could be turned down based upon the answers you provide for those qualifying questions.

  When and what type of communication will I receive about my status?

After successfully applying for a position, you will receive an onscreen message acknowledging receipt of your application and a confirmation email from jobs@mcc.edu. If/when you are no longer being considered for the position, you will receive a notification of this via email.

  I have new contact information (i.e., address, email, phone number). How do I update my information?

Login to your account and go to "Account Settings". Enter your new information and click on "Update".

  How do I update my application, resume or cover letter for a position I've already applied to?

Once you've applied to a position, you cannot revise or resubmit these documents.

  I don't know how to use a computer. Can someone help me complete the online application?

Yes. A Human Resources representative is able to assist you in our Staffing - HR Office. We are located in the Curtice-Mott Complex, Room 1117Q at 1401 E. Court Street, Flint, MI. Our office hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Since you will upload an electronic version of your cover letter, resume and other documents listed in the posting, you will need to bring these documents with you in an electronic format (e.g., flash drive, disk). In order to ensure your application is completed and submitted on time, you would need to be in the Staffing - HR Office by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the posting deadline.

  I don't have a computer at home. How can I apply for a position?

Most public libraries have computers available for public use, as well as state-funded employment agencies. Arrangements may also be made for you to use a computer at MCC. Please visit the Staffing - HR Office located in the Curtice-Mott Complex, Room 1117Q at 1401 E. Court Street, Flint, MI. Our office hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Since you will upload an electronic version of your cover letter, resume and other documents listed in the posting, you will need to bring these documents with you in an electronic format (e.g., flash drive, disk). In order to ensure your application is completed and submitted on time, you would need to be in the Staffing - HR Office by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the posting deadline.

  When I tried to apply for a position, I was asked to give my email address. I don't have one can I still apply?

Several services offer free email accounts, including Google (mail.google.com) and Yahoo (mail.yahoo.com).

  Since my resume contains all of my pertinent information, can I just mail or fax it to you without filling out the online application?

No. MCC does not accept resumes or applications via fax, mail, email or personal delivery.

  Can I apply even though I don't meet all of the minimum requirements?

In order to be considered for a position at MCC, you must meet all of the minimum requirements of that position. During the application process, you will be asked if and how you meet the position's minimum requirements. If your responses indicate that you do not meet even one of the requirements, your application will not receive consideration.

PLEASE NOTE: Regardless if the requirements are met or not, you will be allowed to complete the entire application process. Since a significant amount of time is involved in completing the application, it is strongly recommended that you apply only if your qualifications match the minimum requirements of the position.

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  My resume contains information on my family and personal data, such as my birthday. That's okay, isn't it?

a. Our selection processes are based on qualifications. The resume and cover letter should highlight your professional history and achievements. Personal information should not be listed on the resume or cover letter. If personal information is included in the submitted materials, it's subject to censoring or may not be forwarded to the hiring manager at all. Before scanning transcripts, cover all birthdates and/or social security numbers.

  Are all the requested materials necessary?

Yes. In order to receive consideration, you must submit the requested materials. If college transcripts are requested, unofficial copies are sufficient during the screening stage. If hired, official transcripts must be obtained.

  How long does a posting remain open?

It varies with each posting. Some postings will have an application deadline date. In order to receive consideration for such a posting, the application must be received by midnight of the deadline date. Other postings will not have a deadline date but will remain open until we determine we have a sufficient applicant pool. Since these postings may close at anytime, it is recommended that materials be submitted as quickly as possible in order to be considered.

  I believe I'm very qualified for the position but I heard about the opening after the application deadline. Can I still apply?

No. The College does not allow an application to be submitted after the deadline.

  Who can I speak to regarding an opportunity and my status?

Due to the number of applications we receive and limited resources, we are not able to respond to inquiries. Our job postings/descriptions have been designed to provide a lot of detail about the position. The current status of a position can be found on the Employment Opportunities webpage. For additional information on MCC, please explore the College's website.

  I recently applied for a position and would like to like to discuss my qualifications with the hiring manager or someone else on the interview committee. What's the best way to do this?

Hiring managers and interview committee members are not in a position to discuss information with applicants outside of the formal interview. They have been instructed to direct all inquires to the Human Resources Office.

  I currently work at MCC and noticed a posting that said it was for "Regular Employees Only". What does this mean?

Occasionally, we may limit our recruitment and consideration to those who are currently employed by the College. Most often, our postings are unrestricted. Typically, there are three types of postings:

  1. Unrestricted - Open to all internal and external applicants. This option is used most frequently.
  2. Regular Employees Only - Only applicants who currently hold a position that is on the regular table of approved positions (TAP) will receive consideration.
  3. Internal Employees Only - Only current employees, excluding work study students, who have a regular or contractual employment relationship with the College will receive consideration. This includes regular and supplemental TAP employees, part-time faculty, MCC temporary and third-party temporary employees.
  I currently teach part-time at Mott and want to be considered for a full-time opening. What materials do I need to submit?

You would need to submit all required materials listed in the job posting. If college transcripts have been requested and your personnel file contains the documents, you may review and request copies by following the College's normal procedure:

  • Complete and submit the "Request to Review Employee Records" form. The request must be submitted at least 24 business hours in advance of the proposed review date/time.
  • Request copies of appropriate transcripts at least one hour prior to the deadline.
  I have been asked to submit reference letters. Since I currently teach at MCC, can my letters be from fellow faculty members?

The College's Human Resources Policies (#5402) state, "Only the employee's current and past immediate supervisors and the supervisor of the immediate supervisor may respond to requests for references on current or former employees…" Someone serving in a quasi-supervisory role, such as program coordinator or a member of a probationary faculty evaluation committee may also qualify to write a letter of reference. However, if the letter writer serves on the screening committee for the vacancy, it would not be appropriate for him/her to submit a letter.

  I'm already an employee of the College. The hiring manager and committee members know my skills so I don't need to provide a lot of details on my application, correct?

No. We only take into account the information an applicant provides to us in their application materials and, if applicable, in the interview. The manager and/or committee members will not be able to "fill in the gaps" or assume anything about an applicant.

  From start to finish, how long does it take to fill a position?

It varies with each position. Due to a number of factors, it is not unusual for a process to take up to several weeks or even a few months. Typically, the process for filling full-time faculty positions takes longer than the non-faculty process.

  If I'm qualified for a position, am I guaranteed an interview?

No. Often, there are many applicants who meet the minimum requirements. Interviews will be scheduled with those who appear to best meet and/or exceed the requirements.

  If I'm interviewed, will I receive notification of my status?

Yes. All interviewed candidates will receive notification of their status from the Human Resources Office.

  I interviewed but wasn't offered the position. In order to improve my job search, what feedback can you give me on why I wasn't selected?

Our policy does not allow us to provide feedback to candidates. Our screening and hiring decisions are directly connected to the position's requirements and the candidate's qualifications/suitability for the position. The hiring process is competitive in nature and our recruitment efforts typically produce a significant number of qualified candidates. Each phase of our process, up to and including the offer, is designed to give further consideration to only the best qualified candidates.

  Does Mott conduct drug testing and criminal background checks on applicants?

All selected candidates must submit to a drug test and criminal background check.

  Is Mott an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer?

Yes. Mott Community College is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran and/or any other legally protected class not heretofore mentioned, in any of its educational program and activities, including admissions and employment. The above measures, in conjunction with other related state and federal laws and the College's policies and procedures, will assure all individuals opportunity for consideration or redress of complaints of discrimination. Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Americans with Disabilities Act information may be obtained from the Office of Human Resources. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if applicants have accommodation needs they may call (810) 762-5396.

  The system will not allow me to upload my file (Ex: portfolio or transcript).

Check the file size to see if it is larger than 9 MB, the maximum allowable document size.

  What is the maximum allowable document size to upload?

The system allows for a maximum file size of 9 MB.

  Can I upload separate documents for my portfolio?

No, you will need to consolidate your portfolio into one file to upload or provide a link to one online.

  How do I create a portfolio?

There are free online websites that allow you to create and store files such as www.box.com (max of 25 MB). You may provide a link to your portfolio or website rather than uploading a portfolio.

  The system says I have an error under "References".

Check to see if there are any extra spaces in any email and/or phone number fields including spaces after the entry. Delete all extra spaces and submit your application again.

  The system says I have an error under "Education and Work Experience".

Be sure to enter your education by clicking on the "Add education button". Also, the system requires three previous and consecutive work experiences to be entered. If you do not have three separate work experiences, you will need to enter "NA" in the required fields.

  Can I submit a copy of my diploma instead of a transcript?

When a transcript is required, the complete transcript must be uploaded at the time of application. We are not able to make exceptions.

  How do I put my transcripts online?

You can scan your transcripts at your local office supply store.

  I applied to a position and I cannot find my application under "Your Applications".

Check to see if it's under your archived files. Go to "Your Applications" and click on the Show your hidden/archived applications link.

  I keep receiving the error message "Email invalid".

Delete any extra spaces before or after the email address and/or phone number entries.

  Where are you at with the hiring process?

If you've applied to a Staff and Full-time Faculty position, you will receive notification whether or not we are considering you for the position either by email or phone. Be sure to enter www.jobs.edu as a contact in your address book so any email notification from us appears in your inbox and not the spam folder. See Selection Process for further information.

  The position is no longer on your website. Has the position been filled?

If you do not see the posting on our website, we are no longer accepting applications at this time. If you've applied to a Staff and Full-time Faculty position, you will receive notification whether or not we are considering you for the position either by email or phone. Be sure to enter www.jobs.edu as a contact in your address book so any email notification from us appears in your inbox and not the spam folder. See Selection Process for further information.