(Full-time) Director of the Center of Excellence - EWD (Grant Funded)

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Description of Basic Functions and Responsibilities


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.

Administrator positions in the California Community College system offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the empowerment of our students seeking to improve their lives and communities. Our administrators manage a wide range of programs and lead faculty and staff in engaging our diverse employee and student populations, facilitating equitable outcomes for all through the management of our various employment and academic programs. As an administrator at Shasta College, you will join a vibrant community of professionals working collaboratively to provide a positive, healthy educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives. A career at Shasta College offers a highly rewarding and enriching employment experience.


Under the general direction of the Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, the Director will oversee and provide strategic direction to the implementation of the Center of Excellence (COE) for Labor Market Research activities. The COE is a statewide initiative to provide labor market research to regional colleges. The responsibilities of the position include: conducting comprehensive gap analysis studies on emerging and priority sectors and occupations in the region; managing workforce research studies; providing technical assistance to the regional consortium; developing industry partnerships; monitoring and managing grant budgets; contract management; overseeing grant compliance; and generating reports and grant proposals.
CLASSIFICATION: Range 35 on the Administrative Confidential Salary Schedule, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. Work assignment hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

SUPERVISOR: Dean of Economic and 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 Administrator 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.

    Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability

    TYPICAL DUTIESTypical duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Overseeing the planning, implementation, and compliance of work plan objectives and activities of the COE grant and related contracts.
    • Preparing studies and providing technical research expertise to community colleges throughout the North Far North region to support career and technical education program assessments, grant proposals, and strategic planning efforts.
    • Conducting comprehensive workforce research on emerging and/or priority sectors and occupations, from scoping to data collection, analysis, and report writing.
    • Presenting research findings at local advisory board meetings, regional consortium meetings, community college planning events, conferences and employer-education forums.
    • Disseminating research to community colleges throughout the North Far North region, as well as employers, economic development organizations, and workforce partners through webinars, newsletters, and other communication channels.
    • Increasing employer awareness of the career and technical education programs and services available at community colleges through research partnerships, employer surveys, and presentations.
    • Developing strategic business and industry partnerships on regional and statewide levels to support local college responsiveness to emerging industry and workforce needs.
    • Identifying business development opportunities, securing research related contracts, and participating in partner projects.
    • Analyzing and managing data with spreadsheets and statistical software.
    • Ensuring successful implementation of contract-based projects, from scoping of the research to the final product.
    • Identifying and overseeing consultants to accomplish grant and contract deliverables.
    • Collaborating with other COE Directors on projects and resources.
    • Serving as the COE representative at regional meetings and participating in the initiative­ level marketing.
    • Developing and overseeing grant and contract budgets.
    • Preparing quarterly and annual narrative reports and renewal documents in and conditions of the grants and/or contracts.
    • Performing other duties as assigned. Administrative assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or off campus work and/or hours.


    QUALIFICATIONSEducation/Experience Required:Education Required:
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
    Experience Required:
    • Minimum of two years' experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment
    • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

    Additional Information

    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 Applicants:
    • After application has been submitted, all application materials will be screened.
    • Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
    • Candidate evaluations will not be considered.
    • Reference letters from any member of the Hiring Committee or Board Members will not be considered.
    • 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: 2/19/2021
    Application Due: 3/6/2021
    Work Type: Full Time