Director of Promise Scholars Program (Grant Funded)
Posting DetailsPosition Information Posting Number 2014755S Position Title Director of Promise Scholars Program (Grant Funded) Location Cañada College Department Student Services CAÑ (DEPT) Position Number 3FT023 Percentage of Full Time 100% FLSA Exempt (does not accrue overtime) Months per Year 12 If other, please specify Min Salary $113,592 (annual) Max Salary $143,856 (annual) Position Type Administrative/Supervisory Positions Posting Text Who We Are
The San Mateo County Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.The College and the District
Cañada College is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 11,000 students each academic year. Cañada College has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that is serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on Cañada College’s Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.Who We Want
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.The Position
The Cañada College Promise that students can “Get in. Get through. Get out…on time!” is the institution’s commitment to ensuring that students complete their educational and career goal in a timely manner. Among the strategies and programs that Cañada College needs to deliver on this Promise, is the implementation of the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) program model to the Promise Scholars Program. The Director of the Promise Scholars Program has professional responsibilities for the administration, implementation, and evaluation of the Promise Scholars Program at Cañada College. The Promise Scholars Program is a comprehensive program designed to help students earn their Associate’s degree as quickly as possible through provision of financial support, comprehensive academic, advisement, career support services for eligible students at Cañada College. Under direction of the Vice President of Student Services, the Director is responsible for overseeing the scaling of the Promise Scholars Program at Cañada College, working with campus faculty, staff, students, and administrators, as well as with external technical assistance connected through the ASAP staff of the City University of New York (CUNY) throughout the implementation period. Public contact is extensive, and involves faculty, staff, students, vendors, contractors, outside educational institutions, businesses and community representatives. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to resolve minor and major problems that arise, while also adhering to ensuring fidelity of program implementation. The position requires flexible work hours and some evening and weekend responsibilities.This is a temporary, grant funded position through June 30, 2020. Duties and Responsibilities
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
1. Serves as the primary administrator on the design, implementation, and evaluation of the Promise Scholars Program (based on ASAP at CUNY) implementation and will oversee matters relating to planning, development, budgeting, implementation, compliance with rules and regulations, monitoring, and evaluation of programs and activities
2. Develops and monitors a comprehensive program of academic, advisement, career counseling, and other support and financial aid services for designated Promise Scholars students
3. Responsible for developing a collaborative working environment with the Dean of Counseling, counseling faculty and staff related to student counseling and academic support needs
4. Oversees recruitment of new students, including coordination with other college offices
5. Oversees development of student leadership, peer mentoring, and student development curriculum for Promise Scholars student leaders
6. Collaborates with counseling faculty, instructional faculty, deans, and Promise Scholars staff in the curriculum development of courses related to Promise Scholars, such as a first year seminar
7. Serves as liaison to the Promise Scholars staff and administration during the implementation period, ensuring program fidelity
8. Provides guidance in the areas of program fidelity during the implementation period
9. Works closely with counseling faculty and staff, academic support programs faculty and staff, and other campus resources as identified during program design and implementation
10. Works closely with deans and directors in administration to ensure key stakeholders are part of the design and implementation process as needed
11. Provides training and professional development related to Promise Scholars Program implementation to students, faculty, staff, and administration
12. Participates in college outreach and orientation programs
13. Collaborates with the staff of the Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness office to ensure a comprehensive, iterative, and integrated process for program evaluation for student success
14. Trains, supervises, and evaluates the work of clerical, program support, and student assistants
15. Coordinates the development, evaluation, and implementation of program goals, objectives, and strategic initiatives
16. Assesses consequences and outcomes of program initiatives
17. In collaboration with the Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations office, plans and maintains a calendar of events and activities, including leading and participating in communications and marketing regarding the Promise Scholars Program
18. Responsible for generating reports for campus, Board, community, and public consumption on the implementation and evaluation process of the Promise Scholars Program at Cañada College
19. Explores and pursues grant opportunities to support the institutionalization of the Promise Scholars Program
20. Serves as a member of various college-wide committees
21. Responsible for serving as a member of the Emergency Response Team
22. Performs other related duties as assignedMinimum Qualifications
• A combination of education and experience equivalent to possession of a Master’s degree or above in student services, counseling, student development, or similar program related to student programming and advising
• One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment
• Two years of increasingly responsible related work experience that has included program planning
• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff
• Demonstrated skill in oral communication, including public speaking
• Demonstrated skill in written communication
• Demonstrated skill in program evaluation
• Skill directing the work of others
• Skill in event and project planning, implementation and evaluation
• Possession of a California Driver’s license (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-campus locationsKnowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Previous experience or training in program development related to student development, student success, and/or first year advising programs
2. Passion and motivation to engage students in their academic goals through student life
3. Knowledge of evidence-based strategies/programs that promote student success and completion
4. Skill in effective written and oral communication, including public speaking
5. Skill in sensitive, respectful and effective communication with people of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
6. Skill in communicating effectively with people at all levels within an organization
7. Previous experience with grant development and writing
8. Skill in the use of a variety of computer software to compose and prepare correspondence, memoranda, presentations, publicity materials, and reports
9. Demonstrated skill in multi-tasking and prioritization of high volume workloads with attention to detail
10. Skill in the use of a variety of computer software, including spreadsheet, presentation, page layout, and web design applications
11. Skill in event planning, implementation, coordination, supervision, and evaluation
12. Skill in fundraising, grant development, and in cultivating funding resourcesPhysical Requirements
This classification requires sitting for extended periods of time, pushing and pulling, and visual acuity. The ability to type, use phone, stand intermittently, walk, bend and stoop, occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects of light to moderate weight, work at a computer, including sitting and viewing a monitor for various lengths of time, repetitive use of keyboard, mouse or other control device, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate keyboard, hearing and speaking to communicate and provide information to others; ability to operate a motor vehicle and drive to off campus locations in order to perform the essential functions.Preferred Qualifications Benefits
Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Optional tax-deferred flexible benefit 403(b) and 457 plans are also available. Academic managers participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Employees may also be eligible for various first-time homebuyer programs.Posting Detail Information Open Date 04/19/2019 First Review Date 05/10/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary
Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:
1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position).
2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.
3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicant’s cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.
Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.
For questions related to this posting, please contact:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Web Page: www.smccd.edu/hr
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.Accomodations
Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.Annual Security Report
San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2018 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2018 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2018 Annual Security Report is now available. The Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- District Employee
- District Employment Site
- CCC Registry
- Chronicle of Higher Education
- Facebook or Twitter
- * Do you possess a combination of education and experience equivalent to possession of a Master’s degree or above in student services, counseling, student development, or similar program related to student programming and advising?
- Yes, I have a Master’s degree or above in student services, counseling, student development, or similar program related to student programming and advising
- I am applying for equivalence and my equivalency application is attached
- * Can you demonstrate one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to this administrative assignment?
- * Can you demonstrate two years of increasingly responsible related work experience that has included program planning?
- * Can you demonstrate cultural competence, a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff?
- * Can you demonstrate skill in oral and written communication, including public speaking?
- * Can you demonstrate skill in program evaluation?
- * Do you have experience with directing the work of others?
- * Can you demonstrate skills in project planning, implementation and evaluation?
- * Do you possess a valid California Driver’s License (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-site locations?
- Cover Letter
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- College Transcripts
- Equivalency Application
- Foreign Degree Evaluation
- Other Document 1
- Other Document 2
- Other Document 3