Program Director II, Student Equity Experience

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Position Title:

Program Director II, Student Equity Experience

Campus:

West Valley College

Definition:

West Valley College, is seeking an energetic leader who thrives in a fast-paced and innovative environment to fill the position of Director of the Student Equity Experience. The college is known for the strength of our academic programs and faculty as well as our equity-minded and student-focused approach that combines high-tech and high-touch.

West Valley is about success. It’s about helping students create a future for themselves so they can contribute to a world that needs their talents, drive and enthusiasm. We do that by providing as much one-on-one interaction with students as possible. The results speak for themselves.

The purpose of this position is to plan, organize and direct the activities of student programs within the student services division; to serve as the Director of the Student Equity Experience; to coordinate section activities with other divisions or departments; and to provide highly responsible technical support to the Vice President, Student Services.

West Valley College is committed to fostering an increasingly diverse and inclusive learning community and applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

Assignment:

This is an academic administrator position with an anticipated start date in April 2021. This is an exempt position and is not subject to overtime.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary:

  • Anticipated Hiring Range: $138,029-$147,003 annually (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 21, Steps A-C).
  • Annual salary step increases to maximum of salary range, $172,077 (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 21, Step G)

Benefits include:

  • Additional compensation: $1,500 for doctorate added to base salary annually, to be prorated on a monthly basis.
  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and/or dependents.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Employer-provided life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 22 days vacation leave accrued annually (25 days after 5 years).
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Professional development and renewal leave.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalSTRS retirement.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

1. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

2. Equivalent to a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in counseling, business administration, education, or a related field.

3. Five years of increasingly responsible experience related to the area of assignment, including one year of supervisory responsibility.

Desired Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the following desired qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of effective delivery of student support programs and services
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a student services/academic program.
  • Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, physically challenged, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Broad experience in program development, student engagement, student success initiatives, collaboration with instructional programs, and institutional change
  • Ability to design, develop, and implement programs and services for students that close the equity gap
  • Experience working collaboratively with campus community stakeholders in a participatory governance environment.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of educational program management.
  • Methods and techniques used in needs assessment and provision of services to target population.
  • Pertinent local, state, and federal rules, regulations and laws, including federal and state audit requirements.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
  • Principles and practices of research analysis and management.
  • Principles and practices of budget development, implementation, and monitoring.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.

Ability to:

  • Organize, implement and direct assigned student services and instructional program operations/activities.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone; write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.
  • Interpret and explain pertinent program requirements and mandates, and department policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate staff.
  • Use sound judgment in recognizing scope of authority.
  • Operate and use modern office equipment including computers and applicable software.
  • Maintain regular attendance and adhere to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities.
  • Utilize appropriate safety procedures and practices for assigned duties.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Relate effectively with people of varied academic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy.
  • Establish and maintain effective, cooperative and collaborative working relationships with others.
  • Work beyond normal business hours, attend evening meetings and/or perform weekend work, and travel.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Administer, develop, organize, coordinate, implement and supervise the operations and activities of assigned student programs.
  • Recommend and implement section goals and objectives; establish performance standards and methods for assigned student and/or instructional programs; develop and implement policies and procedures.
  • Plan, develop, and oversee the work of staff and faculty involved in delivery of services for grant funded and/or categorical student programs.
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned unit; implement improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
  • Prepare and administer program budgets; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; monitor and control expenditures; forecast additional funds needed for program staffing, equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Participate in the selection of staff; coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed.
  • Select, orient, train, supervise, schedule, and evaluate contract employees and/or instructors.
  • Design and administer processes to evaluate program outcomes; analyze and interpret diagnostic assessment results and reports; re-evaluate and redesign programs that are not meeting student needs and/or established goals.
  • Develop funding sources; participate in preparation of state and federal grant applications; direct and/or prepare required grant reports and documentation; assure compliance with applicable regulations and conditions of funding, including spending grant funds accordingly and in a timely manner.
  • Advocate, promote and inform the needs, compliance and issues regarding assigned programs to the college and district; liaison with administrators and faculty to exchange information and coordinate program activities.
  • Design and participate in college outreach and recruitment efforts, especially as they pertain to target student population of assigned program.
  • Assure compliance with program eligibility requirements and state and federal regulations.
  • Serve on district and/or community boards and committees as assigned; represent the district and/or college at local and state professional organizations as required.
  • Answer questions and provide information to students and to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaint.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Applicant Information:

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

  • Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including: (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Supplemental application questions; (3) Resume; (4) Unofficial copies of transcripts; (5) Cover letter and/or reference list, if requested; and (6) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.
  • All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.
  • Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will be removed from your application and will not be used for consideration of employment.
  • The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.

ABOUT TRANSCRIPTS:

  • If a minimum requirement is possession of a degree, then a copy of transcripts is required to be included with your application to verify the degree being awarded. If no transcripts are included, the application may be screened as not meeting minimum requirements.
  • Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application.
  • If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.
  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2174 Fax: (408) 867-9059
Email: [email protected]

Selection Process:

SELECTION PROCESS INFORMATION:

  • After the deadline date, a committee will review and evaluate applications and supporting materials to select the applicants to be interviewed. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.
  • All candidates will receive an e-notification to acknowledge receipt of their application materials. If not contacted within 3-6 weeks following the close of the recruitment, no suitable match was determined at this time.
  • Travel expenses to attend first-level interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.
  • The District may choose to re-advertise or indefinitely delay filling a position. Some positions may include first and second level interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
  • Any tentative verbal offer of employment is contingent upon formal approval of the college Governing Board.
  • Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.

EEO STATEMENT:
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ a diverse workforce who will contribute to an inclusive and welcoming educational and employment environment. The District is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, genetic information, ancestry, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, military or veteran status, and medical condition consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Posting Number:

FY20/21-025FT

Open Date:

01/08/2021

Close Date:

02/04/2021

Open Until Filled:

No

 

 

 

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Posted: 1/9/2021
Application Due: 2/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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