Director of Career Education (Grant Funded)

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Director of Career Education (Grant Funded)

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014613S
Department: Business / Technology CSM (DEPT)
Location: College of San Mateo
Position Number: TBD
Percentage of Full Time: 100%
FLSA: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year: 12
If other, please specify:
Salary Range:
Min Salary: $113,592 (annual)
Max Salary: $143,856 (annual)
Position Type: Administrative/Supervisory Positions

Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District:
College of San Mateo, which was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2014, is part of the San Mateo County Community College District, which currently enrolls approximately 23,000 students, the majority of whom are from minoritized populations. Of the students at College of San Mateo, 3.0% are African-American, 0.1% are American Indian, 19.8% are Asian, 6.8% are Filipino, 19.9% are Latinx, 2.2% are Pacific Islander, 28.1% are White, 17.6% are Multi-Ethnic, and 2.5% are unknown.

Who We Want:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

The Position:
The Director of Career Education is a full-time 12-month position that will provide academic leadership, direction, and support for all of College of San Mateo's students via the College's Career and Workforce Hub.

The goal of the Career and Workforce Hub is to redesign students' education to career connection through an inclusive and dynamic process that responds to today's shifting economic landscape by using social media, job search sites, and hands-on career guidance that help match students' educational skills with employers' articulated workforce needs.

Under the supervision of the Director of Career Education, the Career and Workforce Hub will connect students to employment through an intentional and streamlined process. First students will develop career awareness by taking time proven assessments that will guide them to career paths with strong personality job fit indicators. Next students will receive resume and LinkedIn Profile guidance. CSM's Career Education team will then conduct mock interviews with students, introduce them to employers, and ultimately, help them connect with appropriate job matches for their skill sets.

The Director will be joining a leadership team that is expected to uphold values of social justice and equity.

This position is funded by the Strong Workforce Program Grant and may be eliminated once the grant funding has been exhausted.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.

1. Plans, directs, organizes, and manages the administration of high quality career education

2. Develops and solicits grants and external funding sources; administers grant funding

3. Develops systems and processes for the management and implementation of daily operations of grant funded projects

4. Initiates and oversees the development of career programs by working with College faculty and staff, business and industry, advisory groups, and other appropriate organizations

5. Meets with faculty, administrators, support staff, other College personnel, and grant collaborators on a regular basis to review new grant opportunities and review progress towards meeting grant objectives in existing grants

6. Serves as a College liaison to all college groups and develops partnerships with external agencies, including business and industry, high schools and universities, and other appropriate organizations

7. Ensures that funds are managed in compliance with guidelines, procedures, and within deadlines

8. Implements District rules and regulations, California Education Code, Title 5, and collective bargaining agreements as required

9. Manages Apprenticeship grant and other grant funds and ensures compliance with federal and state regulations

10. Serves as an active member of the College administrative team to address college-wide issues, concerns, and planning, including facilities restructuring and development

11. Directs, coordinates, and participates in short-range and long-range planning; conducts research and surveys to determine current effectiveness and future needs; prepares related reports and plans and shares with College community

12. Liaisons with business organizations, community and regional groups, other community colleges, and four-year colleges and universities

13. Analyzes business and industry trends to identify key workforce needs

14. Promotes and markets career and workforce development through presentations, brochures, correspondence, and other materials

15. Participates in a variety of committee and staff meetings in support of economic development programs and activities; and other related committee assignments as required, both on and off campus

16. Performs related duties as required or assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
• Possession of a Master’s degree or above from an accredited institution in a field related to workforce, career and technical education, OR equivalent• One year of formal training or leadership experience reasonably related to community college career and technical education, grant writing and development and management of budgets• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff

Physical Requirements:
This classification requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle to travel to a variety of off-site locations; ability to exert 10 to 25 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects weighing 35 pounds or less; manual dexterity sufficient for operation of office equipment, including keyboard, mouse, and phone; ability to communicate and provide information to others; and ability to read printed material and computer monitor in order to perform the essential functions.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of community college career and technical education and workforce education practices

2. Knowledge of and experience in program development, management, and supervision

3. Ability to think innovatively and to recognize, respond to, and encourage faculty and staff innovation

4. Ability to learn, interpret, and successfully apply District policies, procedures, rules, and regulations

5. Skill in the development, implementation, and assessment of program outcomes that lead to student success

6. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, and problem solve effectively with District and College administrators, faculty, staff, students, and the public

7. Ability to elicit and coordinate the expressed recommendations from faculty and staff, and ability to advocate effectively the program recommendations and its goals at College and District levels

8. Commitment to providing career services and internship opportunities that enhance College of San Mateo’s students’ transition into the 21st century workforce

9. Ability to advocate for enhanced and innovative technology systems, locally and District-wide, which support the work of Career and Technical Education and are aligned with the goals of Student Services and Instruction in support of the mission, vision and values of the College

10. Proficiency in the use of a variety of computer software to format, compose and prepare statistical, financial and narrative reports, presentations, and other written materials

11. Understanding of and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college

12. Knowledge of and/or experience with federal regulations, Title 5/Education Code, California regulatory agencies, accreditation, and collective bargaining

13. Knowledge of basic research and planning methods

14. Experience in training, supervising, directing, and evaluating the work of others

15. Classroom teaching experience

16. Skill in respectful and sensitive communication with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds; sensitivity to the value in, and issues related to, successfully serving a culturally diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:

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. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California (no contributions to Social Security). Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

Open Date: 06/25/2018
First Review Date: 08/06/2018
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
Required Application Materials All applicants are required to submit: 1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position). 2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience. 3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicant’s cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills. For questions related to this posting, please contact: SMCCCD Office of Human Resources 3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402 Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax:(650) 574-6574 Web Page:

Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process

In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement:
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.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report:
San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2017 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2017 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2017 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2017 Annual Security Report is now available at You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.

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Posted: 6/26/2018
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