Program Director - Deputy Sector Navigator - Small Business

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Program Director - Deputy Sector Navigator - Small Business


The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River.

Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.

Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.

Deputy Sector Navigators (DSNs) work with business and industry, colleges and other stakeholders to help create career educational opportunities for students. They proactively engage industry with the colleges in creating initiatives that enable student employment and lifelong learning in the sector. Consistent with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Vision for Success, DSNs connect colleges with opportunities to enrich career education student success through relationships with business and industry, assist faculty and programs to increase student employability, and facilitate access to resources.
Key requirements are for DSNs to apply business and industry expertise and fluency in articulating priorities, such that the colleges can take effective action.
DSNs benefits to the colleges for an assigned sector include:

  • Increased enrollment in college programs
  • Increased student persistence and completion
  • Increased student employment in living wage jobs

    DSNs benefits to industry include:
  • Bridging supply/demand gaps
  • Enhancing the talent pipeline from colleges into the industry
  • Upskilling incumbent workers to meet new technological demands

    In addition, DSNs provide services to industry through facilitation of initiatives designed to increase economic development of the sector and promote workforce development activities.


    The Program Director – Deputy Sector Navigator, Small Business (DSN), serves as a regional contact for the Small Business sector in Region A, serving the Northern Inland, Northern Coastal, and Greater Sacramento areas. The DSN works with the region's colleges and employers to create alignment around and deliver workforce training and career pathways. Employees in this classification organize, direct, coordinate, and supervise the activities and operations of the Small Business sector program. This job class exercises responsibility for directing and administering a program, including supervising program personnel, which requires organizational, problem solving, decision making, and budgetary skills. Employees in this classification receive minimal supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures. This is an administrative, overtime exempt position.

    CLASSIFICATION: Range 20 on the Administrative Salary Schedule, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. Work assignment hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday.

    SUPERVISOR: Associate Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development or Designee.

    BENEFITS: Holiday, vacation and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis and an employee assistance program (EAP). This is a Classified Administrative position with a default CALPERS retirement.

    Employees have the option to contribute to:

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
  • Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts

    In addition, employees have the option to purchase:

  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident Only Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance

    For more information regarding Employment and Benefit Policies, please view the Administrative Agreement - Appendix A.


    Essential Functions:
  • Organizes, coordinates, directs, and supervises the activities and operations of the DSN Program.
  • Ensures DSN Program operations and activities conform and comply with applicable California Community College Chancellor's Office regulations and District policies and procedures.
  • Serves as the Small Business sector expert with current knowledge of industry workforce development needs, trends, and funding opportunities in order to provide expert guidance to the Chancellor's Office, regional consortia, and regional sector specific centers.
  • Provides data, conducts research, manages special projects, creates schedules, and provides other relevant information pertaining to the DSN Program to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Resolves issues effectively, provides accurate reports, and ensures program objectives and policies are properly implemented.
  • Supports sector partnerships through shared Hub services including marketing, website development and maintenance, organizing and facilitating meetings, collecting and reporting data, and analyzing program effectiveness.
  • Represents the California Community Colleges and the Economic and Workforce Development Program as a subject matter expert for the sector in regional, state, and national meetings and in outreach to business and industry.
  • Develops, coordinates, and administers program budgets; monitors and controls expenditures; prepares and submits required state and institutional fiscal and accounting records.
  • Develops and delivers high quality professional development activities relevant to the sector.
  • Accurately prepares and submits all required quarterly and annual reports to the State Chancellor's Office; prepares, submits and administers the budget timely.
  • Directs and supervises the work of others; reviews, approves, and conducts performance appraisals; directs and participates in the selection, training, and development of staff.
  • Performs related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required.

    Knowledge of:
  • Budget management and grant application procedures.
  • Records management and filing systems.
  • Principles and practices of administration, leadership, and supervision, including planning, organizing, assigning and reviewing work, performance appraisals, discipline, and employee selection and development.
  • Policies and practices for promoting the program and operational planning.
  • Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

    Ability to:
  • Plan, direct, and manage the activities of multiple projects.
  • Learn, interpret, and successfully apply legal regulations applicable to the administration of various projects.
  • Learn, interpret, and successfully apply district policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Effectively plan, organize and schedule work assignments.
  • Hire, evaluate, and supervise the work of project personnel.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with on-campus staff, local agencies, high schools, and junior high school personnel.
  • Analyze problems, determine effective solutions, and take independent action for successful results.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Exercise tact, diplomacy, and good judgment in all stakeholder interactions.
  • Develop, prepare, and administer a program budget.
  • Learn from errors, determine appropriate corrective action, and prevent repeated occurrences.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships others, including those from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds.
  • Work independently with little or no supervision.


    Education Required:
  • Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in Business Administration or a closely related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

    Experience Required:
  • At least one year of experience coordinating or managing a program or department.
  • At least one year of experience supervising, directing, and evaluating the work of subordinates.
  • Experience successfully serving diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability populations.

    To be considered a candidate for an Administrative position, the applicant must submit ALL of the following materials:

  • Online Application with the following materials attached:
  • Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
  • Current resume and/or placement file
  • College transcripts (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)

    Attention Internal Applicants:

  • Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
  • Internal candidates cannot attach evaluations OR letters of recommendation from administrators or Board of Trustee members.

    After formal application has been made, all application materials will be screened.

  • Interviews will be by invitation only.
  • Interviews are held on campus. No Skype or Phone Interviews.
  • The District does not provide expense reimbursement for those invited to initial interviews.
  • The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.

    New Administrative Appointments will be placed at the step 1 on the Administrative Salary Schedule and will graduate to the next step on July 1st of the following year if they have rendered 6 months of satisfactory service, with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum fifth step.

    Salary placement would only be negotiable if the candidate held the same position with another community college and step 2 or 3 would be the maximum considered depending on the number of years of service.

    The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/7/2018
    Application Due: 12/17/2018
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