Program Manager, Employment Services

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Program Manager, Employment Services

MiraCosta College

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Discipline or Department: Career Studies

Position Type: Staff/Classified

Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: starting at $6,711.75 (range 1, step 1)

Working Hours: POSITION AVAILABLE: One regular, categorically funded, exempt, full time 40 hours per week position, 12 months per year on the Oceanside campus. Continued employment in this position is contingent upon satisfactory performance in accordance with district standards. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Apply and submit application materials through MiraCosta College's online application system at Once you are in the system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:

1. Application for classified employment on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A cover letter addressed to the "Screening and Interview Committee" specifically describing how you meet the desirable qualifications and the essential duties.

3. A current resume summarizing your educational background and experience.

4. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated in this job posting. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree. NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the Supplemental Questions listed below. Your answers will appear at the bottom of the application form.

- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. Describe your own commitment to diversity and how you will meet the minimum qualifications of "sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students."

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to four (4) weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; and 4) fingerprint clearance.

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five (5) days prior to the closing date.

Retired STRS members are not eligible for these positions.

Basic Function and Other Details:

Under general supervision, develop and execute a case management system to provide credit students with career readiness skills and employment preparation strategies. Prepare students to obtain and retain positions as interns, co-op students, student workers, and permanent employees. Collaborate with Career Education administrators and faculty to ensure that all program-related milestones and regional, district, and department goals are achieved.


The MiraCosta College Career Center provides comprehensive career-related services to credit students enrolled at MiraCosta College. The Career Center is composed of faculty who provide career assessment/counseling and experiential education instruction and of staff who assist students with all aspects of career readiness and employment preparation. The faculty and staff work collaboratively with one another and with faculty and staff of the district's Instructional and Student Services divisions to ensure that the career readiness and employment preparation needs of all MiraCosta College credit students are met.

Representative Duties:

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

1. In collaboration with the Faculty Director of Career Studies and Services and faculty, develop and execute a case management plan that identifies career preparation milestones and provides credit students with program-related services.
2. Identify the needs of students through student and faculty outreach; assess whether current services meet the needs of students; develop, offer, and market appropriate interventions and services.
3. Oversee implementation of technology tools to collect, monitor, record, and report program data; assess and report progress toward meeting milestones and goals; take appropriate action to ensure milestones and goals are met.
4. Develop and implement communication plan for sharing work-based learning and employment opportunities with faculty and students; determine process to refer students to the program.
5. Deliver work-based learning and employment information, such as classroom presentations, events, workshops, and/or referrals.
6. Collaborate with Deputy Sector Navigators (DSNs) and regional job developers to address regional priorities; develop strategies to meet regional needs; identify and post work-based learning and employment opportunities.
7. Prepare and monitor program budget.
8. Manage the implementation of relevant grants; ensure compliance with all federal, state, and district requirements.
9. Manage the performance of Career Center Employment Services staff; participate in selecting new unit staff; supervise and evaluate staff performance; provide training, coaching and mentoring for performance improvement; with management concurrence, implement the progressive discipline process to address performance deficiencies, in accordance with district human resources policies and labor contract agreements. OTHER DUTIES:

1. Serve as liaison between the district and employers regarding administrative and operating requirements for the work-based learning and employment programs.

2. Represent the program at relevant statewide and regional meetings.

3. Participate on campus committees related to the achievement of career-related objectives, such as Guided Pathways, the Foundation's Business Roundtable, and individual career education advisory committees.

4. Develop presentations and present to a variety of campus, employer, and regional constituents regarding the SWP initiative and the role of Employment Services in achieving objectives.

5. Perform related duties as assigned.

Type of Benefits:
COMPENSATION: Based on the 2018-2019 classified salary schedule, the starting salary for this position is $6,711.75 per month (range 31, step 1), plus a full benefit package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; other optional coverages; and membership in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

Minimum Qualifications:

To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in a relevant field, and at least three years of progressively responsible experience related to student employment and career services; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

IMPORTANT: For work experience, one "year" is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours.

Desirable Qualifications:
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Previous experience in building strong partnerships with business and industry. 2. Prior supervisory experience. 3. Demonstrated success of a self-motivated, enthusiastic, innovative and highly collaborative professional. 4. General understanding of the employment landscape in San Diego County.

Licenses and Other Requirements: LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district's vehicle insurance program. WORK DIRECTION, LEAD AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Student Employment Coordinator, Internship Coordinator, and Internship and Employment Technical Specialist. CONTACTS: District staff, students, faculty, community partners, parents and the general public.

Closing Date: 3-25-2019

First Screening Date:

Human Resources Contact Information:
[email protected] or 760.795.6854

About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and parts of Camp Pendleton.

MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomanufacturing.

The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving approximately 10,500 students, is located on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, and attracts more than 3,000 students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 2,500 students in the college's noncredit programs including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes. The Technology Career Institute (TCI) in Carlsbad is part of the college’s Career Education Department. It offers our local community members the opportunity to enhance their lives and their careers with low-cost, hassle-free classes, workshops, and programs, as well as certificate programs to train skilled workers in industries such as high-tech manufacturing, maritime technology, and emerging technologies. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at the TCI provides resources, workshops, and leadership programs for small businesses and serves all of North San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), also located at the TCI, provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and mentoring, as well as referrals for eligible veterans and military spouses owning or considering starting a small business enterprise in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Imperial Counties.

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Posted: 3/1/2019
Application Due: 3/26/2019
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