Director of Postsecondary Success and The University Center (Grant Funded)
Director of Postsecondary Success and The University Center (Grant Funded)
San Mateo County Community College District
Posting Number: 2014620S
Department: Student Services CAÑ (DEPT)
Location: Cañada College
Position Number: 3FT019
Percentage of Full Time: 100%
FLSA: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year: 12
If other, please specify:
Min Salary: $108,612 (annual)
Max Salary: $137,556 (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:
Cañada College, which was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution in approximately 2000, 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 Cañada College, 3.0% are African-American, 0.1% are American Indian, 11.1% are Asian, 3.7% are Filipino, 36.8% are Latinx, 1.4% are Pacific Islander, 25.8% are White, 15.1% Multi-Ethnic, and 2.9% 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 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.
Under administrative direction, the Director of Postsecondary Success and The University Center is responsible for planning, developing, organizing, directing, and evaluating goals in line with increasing postsecondary success and completion at Canada College through the Expanding Student Opportunity ¡ESO! Adelante Program and for creating and maintaining university partnerships. The purpose of the program is to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the academic attainment of Hispanic students; and to expand and enhance the academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability of colleges and universities that are educating the majority of Hispanic college students and helping large numbers of Hispanic students and other low-income individuals complete postsecondary degrees. This is a temporary position funded by general fund and the ¡ESO! Adelante Project Grant and may be eliminated once the grant funding has been exhausted. The grant is anticipated to end on September 30th, 2022.
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. Supervises and evaluates full-time, part-time, and hourly staff for the Expanding Student Opportunity (¡ESO!) Adelante Project Grant, Workforce, and recommends personnel actions to the Dean
2. Supervises and evaluates full-time, part-time, and hourly staff for the University Center at Cañada College
3. Plans and monitors the general fund and grant funds, including program budgets; implements, tracks, and prepares reports on College and categorically-funded budgets
4. Implements activities in accordance with College operations, grant outcomes, and requirements
5. Leads and participates in the research, preparation, application for and follow-up procedures required for the Expanding Student Opportunity (¡ESO!) Adelante Grant and other grants and external sources of funding; prepares and submits reports to the District
6. Participates in the development of student support services
7. Develops relationships and works closely with partner four-year institutions
8. Serves as liaison and conducts outreach activities with the campus and the community
9. Develops and coordinates the preparation of a variety of print materials and electronic information
10. Performs other duties as assigned
• Possession of a Master’s degree or above from an accredited institution OR possession of a California Community College Supervisor Credential OR the equivalent• One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment• 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• Possession of a valid California Driver’s License (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive to off-site locations required
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 vision to read printed material and computer monitor in order to perform the essential functions.
Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
2. Working knowledge of categorically funded programs, regulations, and related policies and procedures
3. Experience responding to federal, state, or granting agency rules, regulations, and compliance requirements
4. Experience with program coordination
5. Experience with or knowledge of evaluation and assessment processes, policies, and procedures
6. Ability to collaboratively develop and innovate programs and services
7. Knowledge of Title IV and California Education Code
8. Experience in or preparation to advise or teach, preferably in a community college setting
9. Ability to create and foster a cooperative team approach
10. Ability to handle complex details and deadlines
11. Skills in effective verbal and written communication
12. Ability to analyze data and prepare evaluative reports
13. Experience in the use of a variety of computer software programs to access student records and to prepare reports and other materials
14. Ability to develop and maintain online and manual file systems
15. Skill and dedication to customer service
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. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.
Open Date: 07/03/2018
First Review Date: 08/14/2018
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 https://jobs.smccd.edu 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: www.smccd.edu/hr
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)Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
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.
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 https://www.smccd.edu/publicsafety/2017%20SMCCCD%20Annual%20Security%20Report.pdf. 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.
To apply, visit: https://jobs.smccd.edu/