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Program Director II, EOPS/CARE & CalWORKs

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West Valley-Mission Community College District
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Saratoga, CA

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Position Title:

Program Director II, EOPS/CARE & CalWORKs

How many positions are you recruiting for?:

1

Campus:

Mission College

Definition:

The Division of Student Services is seeking a talented leader to fill the position of Program Director II, EOPS/CARE & CalWORKs. Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of our diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

Mission College serves a region of the San Francisco Bay Area that includes urban neighborhoods, business centers and residential communities. Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, Mission College enjoys an entrepreneurial and innovative energy in sync with its closest technology and business neighbors. Mission College has been identified by the federal government as being both an AANAPISI and a Hispanic-serving institution. Currently, Federal HSI and AANAPISI grants support our efforts to bridge achievement gaps for these groups.

The purpose of this position is to plan, organize and direct the activities of the Extended Opportunity Program & Services (EOPS), Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE), and California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) programs within the student services division; to serve as the Director of these of these categorical student programs; to coordinate section activities with other divisions or departments; and to provide highly responsible technical support to the Vice President, Student Services.

The successful candidate will be an equity-minded professional committed to closing achievement gaps and further committed to collaboration with faculty, classified professional staff, administration, students and members of the greater community towards student success.

Assignment:

This is an academic administrator position with an anticipated start date of November 15, 2021. This is an exempt, management position and is not subject to overtime.

Work Location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA.

Salary and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $144,930–$154,353 annually (Administrative Salary Schedule, Program Director II classification, Range 21, Steps A-C).
  • Annual salary step increases to maximum of salary range, $180,681 (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 21, Step H).

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.
  • Voluntary 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.

In addition, the Director of EOPS/CARE & CalWORKs is required to have:

4. Two years of experience, within the last four years, with one of the following:

  • In the management or administration of educational pro­grams, community organizations, government programs, or private industry in which the applicant dealt predominantly with ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social or economic disadvantages; OR
  • As a community college EOPS counselor or EOPS instructor, or have comparable experience in working with disadvantaged clientele.

AND

5. A minimum of six units of college-level course work predominantly relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by educational, language, or social disadvantages

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:
    • A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application;
    • Supplemental application questions;
    • Resume;
    • Unofficial copies of transcripts;
    • Cover letter and/or reference list, if requested; and
    • 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 reasonable accommodations and 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, 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.

Special Instructions to the Applicant:

Be sure to show clearly in your work experience your 2 years of experience, in the administration of educational pro­grams, community organizations, government programs, or private industry dealing predominantly with ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social or economic disadvantages OR as a community college EOPS counselor or EOPS instructor.

Posting Number:

FY21/22-014FT

Open Date:

08/27/2021

Close Date:

09/26/2021

Open Until Filled:

No

Organization

West Valley-Mission Community College District has a devoted Board of Trustees and a dedicated staff that serves its two colleges. West Valley College in Saratoga and Mission College in Santa Clara are on the cutting edge among higher education institutions in the Silicon Valley. Every semester over 20,000 students enroll in courses at the colleges. Thousands of others take online, off-campus, or non-credit courses and seminars offered through a variety of programs. These programs are aimed at meeting the training and retraining needs of the people of Silicon Valley.

Mission College is a public community college located in the City of Santa Clara, and in the heart of the Silicon Valley. We offer a future of transfer to a four year institution, a future in a career of your choice, a future of increasing skills for both higher education and the workforce and a future for an Associate’s Degree or Certificate that can get you on your way to any goal.

The highly diverse and active student population makes the environment at Mission College energetic and vibrant. It is a great place to meet new friends, participate in clubs and make your voice heard in student advocacy. Our faculty is among the most qualified in the state and our students appreciate the college for its friendly staff and supportive atmosphere. The staff at Mission College is uniquely poised to help and guide your path to the future.

Mission College has many programs and services to ensure student success and support. Financial Aid can assist in making college affordable. Counseling helps students set achievable goals and provides guidance through orientation, study skills, and career courses. The college Career Center and Job Placement Office help students transition to the working world after college and each year sponsor’s a job fair featuring more than 60 employers. Finally, our Transfer Center helps to guide the transition from the two-year college to a four-year college so that students can easily gain a Bachelor’s degree. Each spring semester, Mission College hosts the largest college fair in the San Francisco Bay Area, where more than 180 national and international colleges and universities are represented.

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.

  • 571 students transferred to UCs and CSUs in 2012
  • 552 students earned AA/AS degrees in 2012
  • 170 students earned Certificates that led to careers in 2012
  • We host learners from 25 countries who come to the United States looking for the kind of instruction that will help them contribute to the global economy.
  • We offer classes on our beautiful 143-acre Saratoga campus in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, located at the southwest border of Silicon Valley. Here you can expand your mind, hang out with friends, and

Why not join us, and build your future as we build the future of Silicon Valley, one student at a time.contemplate a world of ideas.

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