Program Services Coordinator (Upward Bound) (Grant Funded)

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Program Services Coordinator (Upward Bound) (Grant Funded)

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014570S

Department: Upward Bound CAÑ (DEPT)

Location: Cañada College

Position Number: 3CC002

Percentage of Full Time: 100%

Months per Year: 12

Salary Range: $60,348 (annual) - $77,004 (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.

Canada College Upward Bound prepares eligible students from the communities of North Fair Oaks and East Palo Alto for enrollment in and graduation from post-secondary institutions. In collaboration with the Sequoia Union High School District, the program focuses on rigorous academic preparation in a personalized and student centered environment all with the efforts to create access and opportunity for low income and first-generation college bound students. Program services include weekly tutorial services at local high schools, Saturday workshops, and a 6-week academic summer program at Canada College.

Under direction of the Upward Bound Director, the Program Services Coordinator assists in the planning, coordination, and development of the TRIO Upward Bound program and provides support and coordination of the various services and program activities. Essential duties include student recruitment, management of student records, implementation of key services such as student and family orientation, college tours, and other support for current and potential program participants. Public contact is extensive and can include students, staff, community partners, other educational institutions, governmental agencies and the general public, for the purpose of exchanging program information. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to adequately represent the college and the Upward Bound program. Consequences of errors in judgment can be costly in public relations and in employee time; however, management controls limit the risk of more serious consequences. The Program Services Coordinator can lead the work of student assistants, volunteers, and other staff as assigned.

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

Minimum Qualifications:

• A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in business education, psychology, human development, or a closely related field
• Successful experience of increasing responsibility in education, social services, human resources or a related area working with high school students, college students, and families
• Extensive public contact experience that has demonstrated respectful and sensitive communication with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
• Experience with program planning, implementation and evaluation of grant programs, especially TRIO
• Experience with training and leading the work of other staff and volunteers
• Experience with researching, formatting, assessing and preparing performance data for reports, proposals, and grants
• Experience with the use of a variety of computer software to track and monitor student data
• Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication, including public speaking
• Demonstrated skill in multitasking, prioritizing workloads, and working independently
• Demonstrated skill in working as part of a customer service team

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Knowledge of TRIO programs and resources available to students and other potential participants
2. Knowledge of applicable and available community, business, governmental and educational resources
3. Skill in oral communication, including public speaking
4. Skill in written communication, including analyzing research data and writing for grants and proposals
5. Skill in coordinating educational programs and services, including event planning
6. Skill in sensitive, respectful and effective communication with people of academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds. Sensitivity and experience working with low-income, first-generation students, and students who are considered to be at-risk or disconnected youth, which includes hard to reach populations, i.e. foster, homeless, or other system involved youth
7. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective and efficient working relationships
8. Skill in research, compiling and formatting a variety of data for reports
9. Skill in use of the Microsoft Office Suite and web-based content management systems
10. Ability to work effectively as part of a customer-service team to support student success and achievement
11. Ability to work effectively with a variety of faculty, staff, administration, and community members.

Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual, fluency in Spanish is desirable for this position.

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: 04/16/2018

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: 4/10/2018
Application Due: 11/4/2019
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