Director, Educational Partnerships & Programs/Dual Enrollment

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Director, Educational Partnerships & Programs/Dual Enrollment

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: 2015116P

Location: Fullerton College

Department: FC Instruction Office Administration

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 12 Months Per Year

Work Schedule: Remote work transitioning to in person August, 2021. Number of days may vary by position. Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (However, some flexibility such as evenings and weekends will be required to meet the needs of the department.)

Job Description:
Perform varied and responsible duties in the development, organization and administration of specific college educational pathways, programs, and partnerships, focused on ensuring student success and retention in specific areas such as: dual enrollment, high school and university partnerships, discipline-specific pathway programs, and other educational pathways and programs as assigned.

Plan, develop, and implement programs and services for targeted student communities.

Develop, in collaboration with faculty, staff, and educational partners, the learning support needs of students within specific educational pathways; provide leadership in implementing innovative services, including current technology-based programs with appropriate equipment and software, materials, and communication modes.

Promote and facilitate the growth, development, marketing, and administration of specific pathway programs, including the development of materials, making presentations, initiating formal agreements with partnership programs, and responding to constituents in a timely manner.

Develop and prepare the annual preliminary budgets for assigned programs; monitor and control budget expenditures; direct the preparation and maintenance of detailed and comprehensive reports, records, and files regarding programs, operations, and activities.

Determine appropriate equipment and supplies for programs and services in accordance with established policies.

Evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services through various mechanisms, including but not limited to the Office of Institutional Research, and make adjustments as needed.

Formulate and develop goals, objectives, policies and procedures to enhance support services within the educational pathway.

Plan, organize and arrange appropriate training, staff development programs, and growth activities for assigned staff; provide orientation for new employees.

Organize, attend or chair a variety of administrative and staff meetings as required; serve on internal and external committees and special projects as assigned; active in developing successful partnerships to support the assigned pathway and program; coordinate programs and services as appropriate with internal District and college personnel, and outside partnership institutions.

Plan, create, and facilitate outreach activities and serve as a liaison with other community agencies and institutions, including K12 partners, four-year institutions, industry, and employers that serve, influence, support or align with the specific pathway or program to promote program enrollment and effectiveness.

Administer and direct various phases and operations of the onboarding process, matriculation, transfer, and/or internship process as required; evaluate effectiveness of all onboarding processes to improve or facilitate procedures.

Monitor, track, and assess students participating within the educational pathway and/or partnership, and maintain all records; reports on participating student success, retention, and outcomes.

Work cooperatively with supervisor, faculty and staff to coordinate programs and services to meet student needs, and to help resolve conflicts and issues.

Train, supervise, evaluate, and direct the work of personnel as assigned; participate in selection and hiring processes.

Foster a positive and collaborative culture that relies on data-driven decision-making and timely communication with other departments.

Prepare and apply for grant funding; manage and oversee grant budgets; prepare grant reports, as needed.

Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of the disabilities and diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of students.

Provide leadership in District/College efforts to increase the diversity of faculty and staff, to address student achievement gaps, and in the creation of a welcoming and inclusive work and educational environment.

Assist and promote the growth and success of a diverse population of students and employees through the development of interculturally competent and equity minded management and leadership abilities. The ideal candidate should have experience in this area with African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students and employees.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Primary Purpose:
Under the direction of a college Vice President or designated Dean, this position is responsible for performing a variety of administrative and supervisory duties related to the functions and activities of educational pathways, partnerships, and programs.

Working Relationships:
The Director, Educational Partnerships and Programs maintains frequent contact with college and District administrators, faculty, staff, and external agencies and institutions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of District organization, operations, policies and objectives

Knowledge of a shared governance model in an educational setting

Knowledge of California education code and requirements, including Title 5

Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations, collective bargaining agreements, and grievance processes

Knowledge of research project policies, procedures and practices, including data collection and analysis

Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary

Knowledge of educational pedagogy and student success strategies applicable for the diverse community college student body

Knowledge of record keeping procedures

Knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance

Knowledge of appropriate software and databases

Ability to interpret, apply and explain laws, regulations, policies and procedures

Ability to administer complex budgets in a cost effective manner

Ability to conduct research projects, evaluate alternatives, and make sound recommendations

Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

Ability to meet schedules and time lines

Ability to work independently with little direction

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions

Ability to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing with internal and external diverse constituencies

Ability to supervise, train and provide work direction to others

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Special Requirements:
The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration. All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be from accredited post-secondary institutions. If selected as a finalist and/or given an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a transcript (may be unofficial). Human Resources will contact the finalist to obtain this required documentation at that phase of the recruitment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and at least one year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the assignment.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how their experience with these factors relates to successfully achieving the goals of the position.

Desirable Qualifications:
Possession of a Master’s degree in a discipline related to areas supported by educational pathways, partnerships, and programs.

Administrative or leadership experience demonstrating increasingly responsible supervisory duties.

Experience managing and coordinating community and/or educational pathways or partnerships.

Understanding and knowledge of Dual Enrollment policies and procedures.

Knowledge of current trends in student skill development, student support needs, student communication and retention strategies.

Experience with data collection, statistical analyses, and preparation of formal reports.

Experience in shared governance in an educational setting.

High level of critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills.

High professional standards and strong interpersonal skills.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Prior experience utilizing equity-minded practices in work and interactions with colleagues and students. Ability to provide an inclusive and welcoming work/educational environment.

Experience collaborating with faculty, staff, and/or community leaders in programs and initiatives that are specifically designed to assist historically underrepresented students achieve their educational goals.

Working Conditions:
Office environment; subject to constant interruptions and frequent interaction with others; sitting or standing for long periods at a time (up to 2-3 hours); requires some off-site duties and activities.

Salary Range: $102,052 - $129,125 Annually

Number of Vacancies:

Posting Number: 2015116P

Open Date: 04/26/2021

Close Date: 6/8/2021

Special Instructions Summary: Special COVID 19 Notice: In-person interviews are suspended at this time and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at North Orange County Community College District.

Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3) and will be requested at the finalist and/or offer of employment phase of the hiring process.

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists.

Minimum Qualifications - Experience: One year of experience is equivalent to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week (full time). Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for the sole purpose of meeting the experience minimum qualification (example: Twelve (12) months of part time work experience is equivalent to six (6) months full time).

Minimum Qualifications - Education: 24 units are equal to one year of education. As applicable, education must be from a regionally accredited institution and verifiable on a legible unofficial transcript.

NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit to view the administrative procedures - AP 7120-10.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

If you would like to add additional transcripts not required by the position, you may upload them to the “Additional Transcripts” link when completing your application.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

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Posted: 4/27/2021
Application Due: 4/27/2033
Work Type: Full Time