Program Manager, Culinary (Interim Assignment)

Pleasant Hill, CA
Aug 10, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Position Definition

This Program Manager plans, directs and evaluates the activities of specially funded programs and services. This position works under the general direction of a higher-level manager. Supervision is exercised over assigned staff members.

Position Title
Program Manager, Culinary (Interim Assignment)

Diablo Valley College

Posting Number

$7,120 - $8,675 per month

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Program Manager is the first level of classified management in the District. This position will serve as an administrator overseeing up to several small programs or projects for a college. Such programs or projects are typically funded by grants or other special funds.

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Plans and directs the daily operations of specially funded programs.
  • Develops and administers the budget of the assigned programs and monitors purchasing expenses and program expenditures.
  • Coordinates program objectives with other programs and services.
  • Provides leadership in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of objectives and priorities for the programs or projects under supervision.
  • Supervises, trains and evaluates all staff assigned to the program and conducts or participates in their selection.
  • Manages and provides support services to assigned staff to enhance the success of the program.
  • Plans, reviews and evaluates the utilization of equipment and other resources within the program.
  • Maintains close liaisons with other departments/divisions in planning and development of appropriate support services.
  • Serves as liaison with other college programs, committees, students/student groups, and other on- and off-campus community groups.
  • Attends conferences, workshops, and meetings as appropriate.
  • Maintains close liaison with granting/funding agency to effectively communicate the objectives of the program and to assure that the goals of the program are successfully accomplished; ensures compliance of program operations.
  • Prepares reports and summaries as required, including statistical and financial reports and analysis and verification thereof.
  • Interprets and implements applicable laws, regulations, and collective bargaining contract provisions.
  • Manages and participates in the continued evaluation and improvement of the assigned programs or projects.
  • Participates in and supports college and District shared governance components and activities and other collaborative processes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
Education: Earned Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. Certain programs may require a specific major as required by law.
Experience: Equivalent to at least three (3) years of full-time instructional, administrative, student, and/or other relevant support services experience.

Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of
Implementation and administration of specially funded programs; computer-based technology for management of assigned program/project; the goals of shared governance; principles and practices of administrative organization and management, planning, supervising and evaluating the work of others, employee motivation and training; applicable federal, state, local, District and college laws, rules and regulations, and collective bargaining contract provisions; complex business level English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; modern office tools such as computers and printers; typical modern office computer software programs; report and presentation writing.

Minimum Qualification-Ability To
Manage and administer a specially funded program; use organizational skills that enable performance of duties in a timely fashion with attention to detail; effectively communicate orally and in writing; manage financial resources effectively including determining how best to utilize resources and managing budgets and expenditures; use personal computers utilizing typical office software applications, including the Internet; work effectively with managers, faculty and staff in a participatory governance environment to accomplish the goals and objectives of the college and the assigned program or project; exercise good judgment; communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, politics, philosophy, disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Desirable Qualifications
Knowledge of principles, practices and applications of Culinary Arts

Knowledge of class procedures and instructional methods in Culinary Arts

Experience with scoring and interpretation of practical demonstrations in Culinary Arts

Familiarity with the Laboratory Equipment used in the DVC Culinary Arts educational setting

Knowledge of methods and procedures used in standard record keeping

Knowledge of Culinary Arts laboratory procedures and rules of conduct

Knowledge of state, federal and local regulations affecting the practice of Culinary Arts

One year of work experience instructing or assisting in the instruction of adult students in Culinary Arts

Training equivalent to completion of an Associate degree in Culinary Arts.

Commitment to equity and student success.

Special Instructions to Applicants
The position assignment is from September, 2017 through April 30, 2019, with non-work periods of December 1 through January 31 and May 1 through August 31.

Under direction from the Dean of Math/CS and Business Divisions, this interim position will provide oversight and coordinate the ongoing assessment, planning and evaluation of the Culinary Arts Program and monitor compliance with the ACFEF (American Culinary Federation Education Foundation) standards, in order to support the success of the diverse population of Culinary Arts students; it will also provide oversight and coordinate the development of the Community Education Culinary Arts Program, and establish and maintain pathways to the Culinary Arts industry and to four year programs. The Program Manager will interact with and receive input from the culinary chefs as needed to perform assigned duties. The Program Manager will also participate actively in the college's governance processes.

Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $7,120 per month, second step $7,481 per month or third step at $7,860 per month (depending upon experience). Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on annual basis, until the maximum step of $8,675 per month is reached on the salary schedule.

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled

The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.


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