Administrative Director, English Study Skills and Reading Center

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Administrative Director, English Study Skills and Reading Center

SALARY: $4,912.00 - $5,970.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 12/16/18
CLOSING DATE: 01/14/19 11:59 PM

The English and Study Skills and Reading Center serves over 800 students a semester and provides interdisciplinary reading and writing support to Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) students with the assistance of faculty and classified staff at all locations.

Under the supervision of an area administrator, oversee the services provided to students on the Monterey campus and at the Marina Education Center; assist students in integrated reading, writing, and study skills applicable to a broad range of subjects to increase retention and overall student success; and provide leadership to implement accelerated pedagogies aligned with current best practices such as tutoring and other learning support.

Recruit, hire and train classified staff and tutors; schedule, monitor, and evaluate the work of classified staff and tutors. Supervise varied instructional support services in a learning center environment to meet the needs of students in pre-transfer and transfer-level courses across a broad range of disciplines.

This position is a Classified Manager and exempt from overtime.
Direct the day-to-day operations of the center.

Oversee the services of the center; implement operational procedures and activities of the center.

Keep abreast of best practices and new initiatives. Make recommendations regarding learning resources.

Collaborate with faculty and instructional specialists to provide instructional materials and instructional equipment.

Update and maintain the center's webpages.

Planning and Record Keeping:
Develop and monitor program budget. Coordinate with the MPC Foundation and/or Office of Advancement on grant applications and donations; manage grant expenditures.

In conjunction with English and Humanities faculty, participate in program review and planning; collect and evaluate data regarding student success; identify budgetary needs through planning process.

Prepare semester-end reports, including but not limited to attendance record software and data; keep other routine records of the program.

Respond to building alarms and emergencies; coordinate with faculty, staff, and administration, including Library personnel, to implement emergency responses.

Hire, train, mentor, evaluate, and direct the day-to-day activities of classified staff and tutors.

Recommend transfers, discipline, terminations, promotions, and other personnel actions as appropriate.

Approve and assign work schedules; monitor and approve time sheets.

Student Support and Services:
Supervise tutoring support services

Responsible for the development, dissemination and promotion of program information and services to the campus and community; collaborate with campus learning support centers to coordinate services; refer students to other college resources as needed.

Coordinate communications between students and classified staff and faculty; respond to inquiries and complaints, making referrals to appropriate faculty or administrator as needed.

Collaborate with Information Technology and faculty to provide for educational technology needs; use web-based programs and Course Management Systems as appropriate. Organize learning activities for individual or small groups of students.

Develop a variety of programs to meet the needs of students at various levels of preparation, including pre-semester, and embedded tutoring programs.

Other Duties
Serve on college committees as assigned.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Attend professional development, flex, and in-service training programs as assigned and/or appropriate.

Act as liaison to English Department to ensure collaboration between faculty and the center.

Desirable Qualifications
• Previous experience overseeing the operations of a program that provides services to students in an academic setting.
• Previous experience developing, managing, and evaluating budgets, grants, and program plans.
• Previous experience hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating staff.
• Knowledge of current practices in providing learning support for diverse populations, including students at various levels of preparation.
• Knowledge of current information and instructional technology to support student learning.
• Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.

Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience, equivalent to a Master's degree in English, reading, or a related subject, and one year of recent experience supervising a tutoring or learning center or directing the work of others. Completion of graduate-level coursework in a related subject is desirable.

Knowledge of: Integrated reading and writing instruction; accelerated English instruction and support; all aspects of operating a tutoring or learning center at the community college level; the educational challenges of basic skills students; content and instructional materials for assigned courses; training methods; tutoring and learning theories; techniques to customize individual student learning needs; the academic, ethnic, socio-economic, disability, and gender diversity on a community college campus; learning disabilities; application of curriculum as it applies to individual learning differences; federal, state, and regional laws and policies pertaining to the assignment, including guidance for accelerated learning strategies; basic administrative skills; word processing, spreadsheet programs, web-based learning programs, Course Management Systems, and internet search skills as needed to fulfill requirements of the job.

Ability to: Successfully assist students in assigned subjects; tutor individuals using specialized instruction; understand the educational needs of basic skills students; successfully support the work of tutors; interact effectively in situations requiring diplomacy, sensitivity, and firmness; interpret and explain rules, policies and procedures; demonstrate a patient and receptive attitude toward student learning; use good judgment; recommend procedures; work independently; hire, train, and evaluate staff; maintain confidentiality; use appropriate and correct English; communicate satisfactorily in oral and written form; maintain effective working relationships; demonstrate an appreciation for the academic, ethnic, socio-economic, disability, and gender diversity on a community college campus.

Light to moderate physical effort; occasional standing or walking; bending and reaching above shoulders; push; pull; periodic handling and lifting of light-weight parcels of up to 15 pounds. Indoor work environment. Requires walking or driving from site to site to conduct work.

A valid California driver's license, an acceptable driving record, and current vehicle insurance meeting State of California requirements.
Work Schedule
40 hours per week/ 12 months per year
Hours Vary Monday­ - Friday.
Exempt Position (Not eligible for overtime)
Management reserves the right to change schedules as needed.

STEP A ($4,912.00) STEP E ($5,970.00) + GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE (no additional costs for benefits) Monterey Peninsula College provides eligible employees with valuable benefits options, including medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D and long­term disability. Monterey Peninsula College is a PERS employer.

Application Procedures
To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials online:
• Completed an Online Application including the Diversity Statement and Supplemental Questions
• Cover Letter addressing the Desirable Qualifications
• Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Please upload your materials as PDF files and use file names that clearly reflect the contents of each attachment. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close or continue the recruitment at any time.

To apply for this position, please go to and click on the link for "Classified and Other Staff." Click on the job title for full details about the position. Additionally you will see an "apply" button immediately above the announcement to the right.

You will be required to create a user account. If you already have a user account with another NeoGov employer, you will be able to use your existing account login information. Please complete all the required components of the application including uploading of your transcripts and other required documents.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be
made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (831)-645-1341.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Kayla Garcia
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College
[email protected]

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all preemployment requirements. All new employees are required to submit proof of freedom from tuberculosis and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Employees must sign the Oath of Affirmation of Allegiance, and submit fingerprints.The District is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam­era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation.

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Posted: 12/17/2018
Application Due: 1/15/2019
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