Director, Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS/CalWORKs/Foster Youth)

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Coastline Community College


Director, Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS/CalWORKs/Foster Youth)

Job# CM-003-19

Salary: $98,599.00 - $131,038.00 Annually

Deadline: 9/6/2018


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Plans, directs, and coordinates the College's Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE), California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), and Foster Youth programs.  Directs high school and college-level outreach activities to promote the programs and identify potential student-participants.

Distinguishing Career Features

The Director of EOPS, CARE, CalWORKs, and Foster Youth provides integral student services by implementing support to students that gives pathways and opportunities to higher education otherwise may not be possible through traditional enrollment processes.  The Director proposes and administers funding for the services and develops internal processes for properly allocating resources to students engaged in any or all of the programs in accordance with Title 5 regulations.  The Director is a management position which is part of a comprehensive student services strategy.

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:

• Administers and manages the EOPS, CARE, CalWORKs, and Foster Youth programs, ensuring they meet California Education Code Title 5 guidelines in recruiting, supporting, and retaining underrepresented students and supporting the College's mission for access and diversity. 

• Supervise EOPS/CARE, CalWORKs, and Foster Youth office staff to include faculty, classified staff, hourly staff, and student assistants. Assist counseling staff as needed. 

• Recommend policy and procedures for all components related to the EOPS/CARE, CalWORKs, and Foster Youth programs including, but not limited to, program-specific instruction, counseling, eligibility, outreach, cultural awareness, retention, transfer, and on-going program maintenance. Develop new services and programs for the department in compliance with state and local policies and guidelines to expand and increase services to students. 

• Advocates, promotes, and informs local high schools, other College outreach programs, and student services about the programs and administrative compliance. Participate in workshops, meetings, and conferences, at the district, local, regional and state levels as appropriate to the assigned areas of responsibility. Serves as the College's EOPS, CARE, CalWORKs and Foster Youth liaison with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, Region 8, and county social workers. 

• Sets up best practices for referring participating students to services on and off campus. Collaborates with other student services areas such as, and not limited to, Financial Aid, Disabled Student Programs (DSPS), and Assessment to contribute to student success and student work opportunities. 

• Manages, researches, and maintains budgets for assigned programs; administers approved budgets and directs preparation and maintenance of detailed and comprehensive reports, records, and files supporting program operations and activities. 

• Responsible for submitting all annual plans and year-end reports related to EOPS/CARE, CalWORKs, and Foster Youth programs. 

• Maintains communication with District and college staff as well as various agencies to coordinate program services, exchange information, and refer participating students. Initiates communications to pass on trends and new legislation and regulations for working with targeted student populations.  

• Organizes advisory committees with local K-12 school districts, businesses, and parent representatives to establish effective networks for identifying targeted students and coordinating delivery systems for identified student needs. 

• Learns and applies up-to-date knowledge of college curriculum, instructional methods, and technologies when working with committees and students.  

• Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.


Qualifications and Physical Demands



Knowledge and Skills:

The position requires specialized professional knowledge of the principles and audiences for Title 5 funded student-centered programs, including program development and evaluation, budget management, and compliance with local, state, and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures.  Requires working knowledge of college development theory and student services issues on a community college campus. Requires a working knowledge of federal and California financial aid programs, eligibility and student needs assessment.  Requires specialized knowledge of and skill at developing and implementing a plan of accountability for EOPS, CARE, CalWORKs, Foster Youth and related categorical programs, especially as related to state regulations.  Requires knowledge of best supervisory, performance management, and team building practices.  Requires working knowledge of and skill at assessing, understanding, articulating, and evaluating information technology needs, and solutions to support these areas of responsibility.    Requires well-developed oral and written language skills to prepare reports and professional correspondence.  Requires well-developed human relations skills to initiate contact and develop work relationships with educators, agencies, and students, conduct performance reviews, deliver presentations, and convey technical information to a wide variety of audiences.  Requires knowledge of college, district, community, and social service referral sources.


Requires the ability to carry out the objectives of the position.   Requires the ability to develop program and customer service standards and measurable outcomes.  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 develop and administer budgets.  Requires understanding of, sensitivity to and commitment to meeting the needs of the individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds.  Requires the ability to work collaboratively and productively with internal and external constituencies to identify and recruit students, enhance student engagement and retention, and success.  Requires the ability to advocate for the programs supervise and support the core values of the College. Requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, and community members. Requires the ability to direct, train, and coordinate office staff and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.


Education and Experience:

Must meet the requirements under (a) and (b) AND (c) for an EOPS Director under

Title V Regulations as follows:

(a) Possess a master's degree from an accredited institution and one year of formal

training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the assignment which

may, but need not be concurrent with the required full-time service OR possess the

California Community College Supervisory Credential OR have a combination of education and experience that is at least equivalent to the above. (Candidates making application on the basis of equivalency must submit the Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials.)

(b) Within the last four years, two years of full-time experience or the equivalent in the

management or administration of educational programs, community organizations,

government programs, or private industry in which the applicant dealt predominantly with

ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social or economic disadvantages;

OR two years-experience as a community college EOPS counselor or EOPS instructor; OR have comparable experience in working with disadvantaged clientele.

(c) Must have completed a minimum of six units of college-level course work

predominantly relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by educational,

language, or social disadvantages.

2. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,

disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community

college students.


Licenses and Certificates:

Requires a valid driver license.


Physical Abilities:

Requires the ability to function in an office environment performing work of a primarily sedentary nature with some requirement to move to campus and off-campus locales.  Requires the ability to use hearing and speech to make presentations to groups and carry on conversations over the phone and in person.  Requires visual acuity to read and recognize printed materials, and view computer screens.  Requires sufficient hand/arm/finger dexterity to retrieve work materials and operate standard office equipment.  Requires the ability to work during off-hours.


Working Conditions:

Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.


Conditions of Employment

This is a full-time, 12-month, classified management position. The normal hours of work will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. However, some flexibility such as evenings and week-ends will be required to meet the needs of the department. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.


Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)

The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.




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Job No: CM-003-19
Posted: 8/9/2018
Application Due: 9/6/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $98,599.00 - $131,038.00 Annually