Workforce and Economic Development Program Manager

Job description

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
Workforce and Economic Development Program Manager

District Office

Posting Number

$7,298- $8,892 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 the following:
  • Planning, organization, coordination and implementation of workforce development programs
  • Local business and industry and community resource partners
  • The needs and challenges facing culturally and economically diverse students and individuals
  • Relevant technology, including computer and assigned software applications, database and/or project / outcome tracking systems
  • Regional workforce partners, including America€™s Job Centers of California (AJCC), community based organizations (CBOs), advisory boards, chambers of commerce and industry councils.
  • California community college practices and procedures
  • Work-based learning best practices
  • Reporting requirements for compliance with typical workforce development grants and contracts, as well as applicable tracking and reporting for categorical funding.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Workforce and Economic Development at Contra Costa Community College District (4CD) offers educational programs for students of all ages and backgrounds seeking to improve their career prospects along with customized training for employers. The Workforce and Economic Development Program Manager reports to the Senior Dean of Workforce and Economic Development. This outward facing role will require the candidate to be a leader who has the demonstrated ability to build strong, mutually beneficial relationships with employer partners, governmental organizations, and community based organizations and other key stakeholders. In the leadership role they hold, the manager position will provide regular support and will connect to identified workforce and economic development staff throughout the district. They will ensure that various project benchmarks and goals are well understood and metrics are correctly achieved, recorded and reported. The position will establish and maintain workforce partnerships to ensure student success toward career and academic and goals.

Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $7,298 per month, second step $7,668 per month or third step at $8,056 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 $8,892 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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Posted: 5/10/2018
Application Due: 6/16/2018
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