Director of Foster and Kinship Care Education Program, Categorical

Location
Mission Viejo, California
Salary
$68,860.80 to $96,902.40
Posted
Mar 23, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Saddleback College

Director of Foster and Kinship Care Education Program, Categorical

Salary: $68,860.80 to $96,902.40

 

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu

 

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

 

Summary Description:    

To organize, coordinate and direct the day-to-day operation of the Foster and Kinship Care Education Program; to exercise direct supervision over independent consultants and classified staff; to analyze and resolve complex scheduling and data automation issues; to mentor, train and evaluate independent consultants and office staff; to analyze and resolve complex scheduling and data automation issues and to maintain program integrity of serving caregivers of foster children.

 

To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.

 

Knowledge of:    

• Accounting best practices and procedures and techniques of financial and statistical record keeping.

• Advertising and public relations networking.

• Applicable local State and federal laws and regulations.

• Basic research methods

• Computer and Laptop (PC and Mac).    

• Computer based systems as related to the Foster and Kinship Care Education Program (databases, spreadsheets, word processing and other software applications)

• Computer programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook; Adobe Acrobat; Adobe Contribute (website); Snag-It; Publisher.

• Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

• Data system maintenance.

• District and College policies, procedures, organization, operations and objectives.

• Effective organizational and time management skills.

• ESCAPE- District accounting system.    

• Foster and Kinship Care Education Program policies, procedures, goals, objectives and outcomes.

• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

• Leadership skills.    

• Oral and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation.

• Planning and organizational skills.

• Principles of management, supervision and training.

• Procedures and techniques of financial and statistical record keeping.

• Public relations techniques.

• State FKCE Database System (DAS).

 

Ability to:    

• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations.

• Assure compliance with State and federal laws and District policies.

• Collect, compile and analyze data.

• Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and outside of the District.

• Develop and implement budgets and reports. 

• District and college procedures, policies, organization, operations and Mission Statement.    

• Effective organizational and time management skills.

• Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services. 

• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

• Interpersonal skills, including patience, courtesy, and tact.    

• Interpret, apply and explain applicable federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations related to area of assignment.

• Lead and facilitate group meetings effectively.

• Maintain the security of confidential materials.

• Manipulate online spreadsheets to organize and prepare comprehensive budgets.

• Municipal, state, and federal laws and regulations.    

• Operate a personal computer, including various software packages, used in assigned area to enter and retrieve data in an efficient and effective manner consistent with requirements of the position. 

• Operate other standard office equipment (e.g., calculators, copiers, etc.)

• Organize work; establish schedules and meet timelines.

• Organize, coordinate and oversee the technical and professional day-to-day operation of the program.

• Prepare and present complex ideas and processes both orally and in written form.

• Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.

• Train, mentor, and evaluate office staff, and independent consultants.

• Understand and implement program and college policies, procedures, and operations.

• Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.

• Use a personal computer to enter and retrieve data in an efficient and effective manner.

• Use independent judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

• Written and oral communication skills, including public speaking and presentations.

• Work independently with little direct supervision to achieve goals.

 

Education and Experience Guidelines:    

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

 

Education/Training:    

Equivalent to a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with emphasis relevant to the Foster and Kinship Care Education Program such as social work, sociology, social and behavioral sciences or education.

 

Experience:    

Increasingly responsible experience related to foster and kinship care, including developing, monitoring and implementing program plans, budgets, curriculum design, and serving in a lead capacity.

 

License or Certificate:    

• A valid California driver’s license.

 

To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  

 

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  

 

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