Assistant Project Director (STEM Grant Funded)

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Assistant Project Director (STEM Grant Funded)

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014554S

Department: Science & Technology CAÑ (DEPT)

Location: Cañada College

Position Number: 3CC012

Percentage of Full Time: 100%

Months per Year: 12

Salary Range: $58,884 (annual) - $75,252 (annual)

Position Type: Staff & Admin

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

The Canada College STEM grant programs assist students in meeting their goals to prepare for and transfer to a 4-year institution in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), especially students with backgrounds historically underrepresented in these majors.

In conjunction with a project director, the Assistant Project Director performs complex clerical work involved in the planning and implementation of a specific community college instructional or student services project or program. Under general supervision, the position participates in strategic and logistical planning, coordination, and analysis of project outcomes related to serving a designated college population. Public contact is extensive, and includes management staff, students, and outside agencies and organizations for the purpose of exchanging policy and procedural information. A moderate to high degree of independent judgment is required to analyze and interpret a variety of compliance regulations to resolve frequent minor and occasional major problems that arise. Consequences of errors in judgment could be costly in public relations and employee time; however, supervisory controls limit the risk of serious consequences. The Assistant Project Director can lead the work of other staff, student assistants, and volunteers as assigned.

This is a temporary position funded by STEM grants and may be eliminated once the funding has been exhausted.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a closely related field from an accredited institution
• Successful work experience of increasing responsibility that has included extensive public contact with people at various levels within organizations who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
• Program planning and budgeting experience
• Experience with interviewing and needs assessments
• Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication, including public speaking
• Experience with training and leading the work of others
• Experience with the use of a variety of computer software to compile data, format and retrieve data, maintain detailed recordkeeping, and to compose and prepare reports, correspondence and other written materials
• Skill in event planning and implementation
• Possession of a valid California Driver’s license (or ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-site locations

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Knowledge of state, federal, and local regulations, procedures, guidelines, and required reports applicable to management and operations of the specific project
2. Knowledge of related college programs, services, and other resources available to assist students in enrollment and retention services
3. Knowledge of interviewing and assessment techniques
4. Skill in respectful, tactful and sensitive interaction with people at various levels within an institution who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
5. Skill in following written instructions, formulas, and guidelines to analyze data for the purpose of drawing conclusions
6. Skill in the use of a computer database to set up and maintain detailed records
7. Skill in use of the Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and web-based content management
8. Skill in oral communication, including public speaking and giving clear and concise instructions; persuasive communication
9. Skill in written communication
10. Skill in working accurately with financial and statistical data with attention to detail and under time pressure
11. Skill in training and leading the work of others
12. Skill in multi-tasking and workload prioritizing under deadline pressure, using independent judgment for decision-making
13. Ability to work effectively as part of a customer service team
14. Ability to use tact and discretion in handling confidential information
15. Ability to coordinate, anticipate, and resolve workload issues and problems
16. Ability to defuse anger

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits: Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

First Review Date: 03/05/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

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The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.





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Posted: 2/13/2018
Application Due: 4/3/2018
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