Project Director, Guided Pathways and Dual Enrollment Plan

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Golden West College


Project Director, Guided Pathways and Dual Enrollment Plan

Job# GM-003-19        

Salary: $88,220.00 - $117,245.00 Annually

Deadline: 08/02/18


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Golden West College – You Are Welcome Here!


Located in the coastal community of Huntington Beach, also known as "Surf City," Golden West College is regarded as one of the most beautiful campuses in Southern California.  The college is highly regarded for academic quality and innovation. In its earliest years, the college was recognized for its pioneering leadership in designing learning-centered programs and services for its student body and continues in that tradition to this day. 


Golden West College (GWC) has an unwavering commitment to quality education, equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for all positions at our college share our devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations.   At this time, our college enrolls approximately 12,000 students per term; 34% are Latinx, 29% are White, 26% are Asian, 2% are African-American, 2% are Filipino, 0.5% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 5% are multiracial.  GWC is an officially designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and has an eligibility designation as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).  GWC engages in regular professional development opportunities and partnerships so that we can best serve disproportionately impacted groups.  Activities and connections include GWC's partnership with USC's Center for Urban Education; student and employee involvement in organizations like Puente, Student Veterans, and Gay Lesbian Alternative Straight Alliance (GLASA); a robust District Ally training program, including UndocuAlly (undocumented students), SafeZone (LGBTQ), Vet Net (veterans), and Ability Ally; and other equity minded programs; as well as a full calendar of culturally responsive events.



Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates functions and activities of the Guided Pathways Grant, including the implementation of the Guided Pathways Plan and the Dual Enrollment Plan in accordance with grant requirements.   Manages plan activities and coordinates their implementation and evaluation by working with students, faculty, administrators, and educational partners.

Distinguishing Career Features

The Project Director, Guided Pathways and Dual Enrollment is a mid-management position having reporting relationship to assigned Dean or Vice President at the college. The Project Director will be accountable for implementing the components of the Guided Pathways Plan and the Dual Enrollment Plan

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties may vary among departments and jobs.  Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following kinds of duties:


• Recommends objectives and goals, and develops and implements annual plans for the Guided Pathways Grant. Ensures consistency of plans and their implementation with the Guided Pathways requirements and other College and District plans.

• Facilitates the development of a five-year Guided Pathways Plan with annual updates to ensure all required plan elements are implemented and state-mandated outcomes are met.

• Develops and maintains local high school partnership agreements, in consultation with faculty, deans, and local high school administrators, that provide the most appropriate dual enrollment courses and schedule delivery of such courses and related services.

• Establishes standard of service delivery, specific, goals, and performance measures. Supervises, advises, and assists program staff to accomplish established goals in order to provide and improve all aspects of the program for the community.

• Monitors the implementation of the Guided Pathways Plan and the Dual Enrollment Plan plans and ensures the evaluation of their effectiveness; prepares public information materials for assigned projects.

• Provides leadership for continuous planning and implementation for expanding programs and services consistent with the AEBG objectives and programs.

• Recruits, selects, and supervises professional experts, and activity leaders to fulfill the Guided Pathways objectives, consistent with the grant annual plan.

• Develops and oversees a marketing plan for the Guided Pathways Plan and the Dual Enrollment Plan. Prepares and send communications to internal and external stakeholders each semester, outlining project activities, calendar of dates and deadlines, required procedures, and participation opportunities.

• Develops and promotes special events, seminars, and workshops including, but not limited to, faculty and staff professional development activities, student engagement events, and outreach activities.

• Organizes, attends or chairs a variety of administrative and staff meetings as required; serves on committees and special projects as assigned; coordinates programs and services as appropriate with other District and college personnel.

• Maintains current knowledge of instructional theories and new technologies pertinent to assigned projects; learns and applies emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

• Develops and monitors budgets and maximizes financial resources.

• Supervises, motivates, trains, and evaluates assigned personnel to provide high quality of service.

• Collaborates with college and District-wide leadership related to Guided Pathways and Dual Enrolment activities and required reporting standards; provides data for inclusion in requested reporting and analytical statistics.

• Directs the preparation and maintenance of detailed and comprehensive records, reports and files related to the consortium personnel, facilities and activities; ensures the collection, recording and reporting of required enrollment and performance data.

• Directs, develops, and maintains files, reports, and documentation to comply with the grant requirements, as well as District policies and procedures.

• Maintains up-to-date knowledge and skills related to pertinent legislation, emerging trends in Guided Pathways Plan and Dual Enrollment  • Plan, and the duties and responsibilities of the position.

• Performs other related duties as assigned that support the objectives of the position.


Qualifications and Physical Demands

Minimum Qualifications


Knowledge and Skills:

The position requires knowledge of Guided Pathways and Dual Enrollment including the theories, concepts, and prevailing practice in developing Guided Pathway structures and Dual Enrollment partnerships.  Requires in-depth knowledge of the dynamics of a culturally and economically diverse community, its education and retraining needs.  Requires knowledge of budget preparation, managing, and reporting. Requires knowledge of grant writing and grant administration.  Requires knowledge and understanding of the philosophy and objectives of the community college.  Requires proficiency with computer skills including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, email, and databases. Requires knowledge of advertising and marketing methods and techniques. Requires knowledge of designing, developing, and implementing effective, integrated programs and services. Requires knowledge of personnel management, supervision, and evaluation.  Requires well-developed oral and written language skills to prepare reports and professional correspondence.  Requires well-developed human relations skills to conduct performance reviews, deliver presentations, and convey technical information to a variety of audiences.


Requires the ability to plan, organize, and supervise programs and operations of the Adult Education Block Grant.  Requires the ability to effectively manage resources.  Requires the ability to prepare, manage, and report budgets, including grant reporting compliance.  Requires the ability to learn, interpret, and apply State Education Code, Government Code, Title 5, and other federal and state regulations as related to the responsibilities of the position.  Requires the ability to lead and direct the work of others to create a team atmosphere.  Requires the ability to liaison and work closely with all relevant segments of the community, program staff, and administration in respect to promoting, furthering, continuing, and maintaining the program. Requires the ability to exhibit tact, courtesy, and patience in those relationships.  Requires the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, while giving presentations, instructions, and explanations to individuals, and small or large groups notably when connecting to improve the skills of the community.  Requires understanding of, sensitivity, and commitment to meeting the needs of the individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds.  Requires the ability to work cooperatively and productively with internal and external constituencies.  Requires the ability to advocate for collegiality, staff cohesiveness and the other core values of the institution.


Physical Abilities:

The position requires the ability to sit at a desk for extended periods of time and move about to multiple locations to accomplish work.  Requires manual and finger dexterity to use a personal computer keyboard at speed, pointing device, projection equipment, and other common office equipment. Requires sufficient visual acuity to read, recognize printed materials, and view a computer screen. Requires speech and hearing ability to project voice to small and large audiences, carry on telephone conversations, and hear and grasp verbal communications and equipment prompts.  Requires the ability to work during off-hours.

Education and Experience:

Master's degree and one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.

Licenses and Certificates:

May require a valid driver license.


Working Conditions: 

Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.


Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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Posted: 7/10/2018
Application Due: 8/2/2018
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Salary: $88,220.00 - $117,245.00 Annually