Program Director, Career Placement & Workforce Development

Location
Saratoga
Posted
Sep 22, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


Program Director, Career Placement & Workforce Development

West Valley-Mission Community College District


Closing Date: 10/18/2017

Definition:
West Valley College is seeking a talented leader to fill the position of Program Director, Career Placement & Workforce Development. Located just minutes from the heart of the Silicon Valley, the campus is in a beautiful park-like setting on 143 wooded acres. Our staff and faculty are among the most qualified in the state and our students appreciate the college for its friendly staff and supportive atmosphere.

The purpose of this position is to plan, organize and direct the activities of the Career Placement Office within the Career Programs department; prepare students for career opportunities both on and off campus; identify job opportunities for students, facilitate job search skills workshops and establish extensive liaison and communication linkages with local business, industry and community employers. Assist in the placement of students in internships, apprenticeships or jobs; track the placement of students for grant reporting purposes and data analysis; coordinate program activities with other divisions, departments and faculty and provide necessary labor market and other relevant data to a Dean or Vice President.

Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

Assignment:
100% of full time, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of January 2, 2018. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is a Classified Administrator and part of the Administrative employee unit.

Work Location: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA.

Salary and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $102,815-$109,500 annually (Administrative Salary Schedule, Program Director I classification, Range 15, Steps A-C).

Benefits include:

  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse, and/or dependents.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Voluntary life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 22 days vacation leave accrued annually (25 days after 5 years).
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Professional development and renewal leave.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalPERS retirement.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

1. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

2. Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to area of assignment.

3. Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience related to area of assignment, including one year of supervisory responsibility.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Administer, develop, organize, coordinate, implement and supervise the operations and activities of an assigned program.
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned program; implement improvements and modifications; collect and compile data and prepare various reports on operations and activities.
  • Lead and manage budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; monitor and control expenditures; assure compliance with expenditure guidelines.
  • Consult with faculty and administrators to assist in improved delivery of program services to students.
  • Contact, coordinate and liaison with outside agencies and organizations related to the program.
  • Represent the department at outside events and activities related to the program; serve on district and community boards and committees as needed.
  • Plan, develop and oversee the work of technical and clerical staff involved in program support.
  • Participate in the selection of staff; coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed.
  • Recruit, hire, orient, contract, and schedule contract employees and/or instructors.
  • Locate funding sources and author grant applications; manage grant reporting requirements and projects funded through grants.
  • Conduct needs assessments of target populations; develop program curriculum, workshops and training as appropriate.
  • Develop and implement program marketing strategies; design and produce marketing materials.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link: wvm.peopleadmin.com

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741-2174 to arrange for assistance.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.






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