Job description


San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

Position #: 1800042

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Transcript Bachelor's Degree (Must include Award/Confer Date)

Opportunity Type:

Workforce Institute

Posting Date:

First Review Date:

Work Location:
Workforce Institute

Position Status:

Salary Range:
$109,610 - $129,896 Annual Salary (Range M26: Management 2016-2017 Salary Schedule). Starting salary placement is generally at Step 1.

Benefits Available:
Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Manager, Supervisor, and Confidential employees also receive 22 vacation days, 18 holidays, 12 sick leave days and 6 administrative leave days per year.

Position Summary:
The SparkPoint Program Manager reports to the Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Innovation at the Workforce Institute. This is a full time, 12 months per year, classified management position.

Position Purpose:
Under direction of the Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Innovation or assigned administrator, the SparkPoint Program Manager is responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing the SparkPoint San Jose to support students and community members with financial coaching and education supporting financial stability. The SparkPoint Program Manager develops and implements higher education partnerships related to financial capability and financial education to implement a proven model of co-located and bundled services that improve educational and economic goal attainment. Affiliated with the regional United Way Bay Area SparkPoint Initiative, this position leads and integrates the services of multiple service providers, including co-located partners, to deliver a comprehensive operation that supports higher education access, retention and success for students and others with low incomes.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The SparkPoint Program Manager manages the daily operation of SparkPoint San Jose, at Workforce Institute (SPSJ-WI). The scope includes, but is not limited to, supervising assigned staff, developing program funding opportunities, leveraging services and resources across college departments and multiple organizations such as county agencies, non-governmental organizations and consumer advocacy groups. As part of the comprehensive student services embedded within the South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE), this Center mitigates financial barriers and strengthens financial capability to support access and success in higher education for low and medium-income students and other members of the community.


1. Direct, organize, and manage the operation of high quality SparkPoint Center programming such as partnership development, data collection, SparkPoint activities, and financial coaching.

2. Develop and solicit grants and external funding sources and administer grant funding.

3. Develop strategic partnerships with local business organizations, community and regional groups, other community colleges, and four-year institutions to support implementation of the SparkPoint model and dissemination of effective practice.

4. Establish and maintain linkage across campus departments and staff at partner organizations (including United Way Bay Area - UWBA) to ensure successful compliance of the Center with grant, institutional, state, and federal guidelines.

5. Confer with administrators, faculty and staff to develop and implement needs assessments and other studies and surveys for targeted populations served by the project.

6. Consult and collaborate with faculty, administrators, support staff, other college personnel and collaborators on a regular basis to review progress towards meeting the SparkPoint San José objectives.

7. Integrate site-specific objectives within regional UWBA SparkPoint Initiative and local strategic planning; lead, coordinate, and participate in short-range and long-range planning of SPSJ-WI.

8. Develop, analyze, plan and implement systems, procedures and processes for the management and daily operations of Center services.

9. Research and analyze data to document economic mobility goals of the regional SparkPoint Initiative. Interpret and present data in designing/developing new and modified project services, goals and future service delivery.

10. Administer budget expenditures, revenues, and transfers; provide budget reporting; recommend changes on budgets, staffing, facilities, supplies and equipment.

11. Recruit, train, motivate, and oversee the work of staff, student assistants, and contract employees.

12. Facilitate partnerships with local business organizations, community and regional groups, other community colleges, and four-year institutions to support implementation of the SparkPoint model and dissemination of effective practice.

13. Promote and market SparkPoint San José and services through web presence, social media, presentations, brochures, correspondence, and other materials and methods as identified.

14. Plan joint events with other SBCAE member adult schools and colleges, as well as with business and community representatives.

15. Prepare related reports and plans, and shares with SBCAE members, adult education and college communities.

16. Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

1. Financial capability services, financial coaching/credit counseling, and related college services available to low-income student populations.

2. Program development, management, and supervision.

3. Interpersonal communication and leadership.

4. Resources available to the population served by this assignment.

5. Federal or state programs serving low-income students.

6. Policies, procedures, regulations and laws pertaining to federal programs.

7. Program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions.

8. Higher education partnership development.

Skills and Abilities to:

1. Plan, implement, coordinate and evaluate short- and long-range programs and events.

2. Administer program budget planning, reporting and management.

3. Communicate effectively in oral and written format, including public speaking.

4. Research, format, assess and prepare of data for reports and other materials.

5. Use a variety of computer software to track and monitor data.

6. Train, supervise and evaluate the work of others.

7. Write state and federal grants.

8. Plan and organize work; meet schedules and time lines.

Special Licenses, Certificates, etc.:

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to assignment. Master's degree preferred.

2. Three years’ experience in the supervision of staff involved in educational services, financial capability or a related activity including supervision of staff involved in regional partnerships.

3. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

4. Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District's hiring policy or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

Desired Qualifications:
1. Bilingual abilities, desirable.
2. Experience mitigating economic disparities as part of equity planning goals in a college or university.

Physical Demands:

About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District:
The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District's emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisors and confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Human Resources/Employment Services, 40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113, (408) 270-6414.

Application Procedures, Notes and Contact Info:

Interested applicants MUST SUBMIT ONLINE ALL of the following materials by the closing date to be considered for the position (Posting at: Click "APPLY"):

1. A completed online San Jose/Evergreen Community College District POSITION APPLICATION
2. COVER LETTER (Must state how you meet ALL the minimum qualifications in EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE as described in the job announcement Minimum Qualifications section. Also, state how you meet other qualifications)
3. RESUME, and
4. TRANSCRIPT(S) - NOT DIPLOMAS - (unofficial or official copies) for stated degrees (having confer/award dates) or courses. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment start date should the position be offered. If foreign degrees, must submit Equivalency Certification (See #6 of the Instruction Section below).

If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, etc.; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application at the later part of the application process.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Employment Services
40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 270-6414 Fax: (408) 239-8818
Email: [email protected]
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Posted: 4/9/2018
Application Due: 6/25/2018
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