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Director, Continuing Education

Employer
Southwestern College
Location
Chula Vista
Salary
Range 38, $10,597.33-$12,881.08 plus $2,090.00 annual stipend for earned Doctorate Degree. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the emp

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Director, Continuing Education

Southwestern Community College District

Work Site: 8100 Gigantic Street, San Diego, CA 92154

Department: Continuing Education

District Values
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

Responsibilities:
Under general direction, plans, organizes, manages, and provides direction and oversight for functions and activities related to continuing education, and select instructional programs and support services that meet the educational and training needs of adult learners and help them transition successfully to post-secondary education and the workforce; coordinates assigned activities with other District programs, faculty, and administrators to establish adult education and workforce development processes reflective of District goals; provides equity focused and complex professional assistance to the Dean, in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required. This is a management classification that oversees, directs, and participates in activities of continuing education, including short- and long-term planning and development and administration of program policies, procedures, and services. This class provides assistance to the Dean in a variety of administrative, coordinative, analytical, and liaison capacities. Successful performance of the work requires a professional background as well as skill in coordinating culturally responsive program work with that of other District divisions and outside agencies. Responsibilities include performing equity minded, specialized, and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making. This classification is distinguished from the Dean in that the latter has significant authority over and provides leadership for strategic vision implementation with responsibility for accomplishing planning and operational goals and objectives, and for furthering District goals and objectives within general policy guidelines. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the functions of the job.
  1. Plans, coordinates, and supervises the operations, services, and activities of the District's Continuing Education and Special Projects programs and services including Noncredit programs.
  2. Assists with progress towards mutual goals and outcomes of the California Adult Education Program (CAEP) and Consortium by developing non-credit courses and programs and by coordinating approval processes for non-credit certificate programs.
  3. Develops, directs, and coordinates the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards for the program; establishes, within District policy, appropriate budget, service, and staffing levels.
  4. Manages and participates in the development and administration of the program's budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; directs the monitoring of and approves expenditures; directs and implements adjustments as necessary.
  5. Selects, trains, motivates, and directs program personnel; evaluates and reviews work for acceptability and conformance with program standards, including program and project priorities and performance evaluations; works with employees on performance issues; implements discipline and termination procedures; responds to staff questions and concerns.
  6. Establishes and maintains relationships with school district officials, community leaders, various organizations, and public agencies to encourage participation, stimulate interest, and coordinate campus projects with assigned programs and activities.
  7. Coordinates with faculty and instructional areas regarding development and implementation of student course placement instruments and processes; coordinates assigned activities with other District programs, faculty, and administrators, including Student Affairs, to establish adult education processes reflective of District goals.
  8. Conducts a variety of analytical and operational studies regarding programmatic activities; prepares comprehensive technical records and reports, identifies alternatives, and makes and justifies recommendations.
  9. Monitors changes in laws, regulations, and technology that may affect District or program operations; implements policy and procedural changes as required.
  10. Performs related duties as assigned.


Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
  • Operations, services and activities of Continuing Education programs including Non-credit programs including California Adult Education Program.
  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, budget development, program development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of projects, programs, policies, procedures, and operational needs.
  • Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work methods and procedures.
  • Principles and practices of curriculum and course development.
  • Contemporary issues of inclusion, social justice, diversity, access, and equity as related to higher education.
  • Methods and techniques for the development of presentations, business correspondence, research and reporting, and information distribution.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • Modern office practices, procedures, technology, and computer equipment and applications, including word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications.
  • English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Techniques for effectively representing the District in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory organizations.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, students, and District staff, including individuals of various ages, various socio-economic and ethnic groups.


Ability to:
  • Provide administrative leadership and direction for program operations.
  • Develop and monitor budgets: allocate resources in a cost-effective manner.
  • Effectively represent the District in meetings with governmental agencies and various educational, businesses, professional, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
  • Gather and analyze data, evaluate alternatives, and make sound recommendations.
  • Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
  • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
  • Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, ethics, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education and Experience:


Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: A Master’s degree ANDOne (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.

Desirable Qualifications:


Salary
Range 38, $10,597.33-$12,881.08 plus $2,090.00 annual stipend for earned Doctorate Degree. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents. 

Start Date

As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

Screening Deadline
All application materials must be received on-line at https://jobs.swccd.edu. Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2023 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Approximately). Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department.Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Additional Information:
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at https://jobs.swccd.edu. All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to employment@swccd.edu.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report – Southwestern College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report is available on the SWCPD website at https://www.swccd.edu/student-support/safety-and-security/jeanne-clery-act/.

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC College Police Department.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) – More information about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page ( http://www.swccd.edu/index.aspx?page=1084)

To apply, visit: https://jobs.swccd.edu/postings/4293









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Organization

Working at Southwestern College

The Southwestern Community College District, located south of San Diego and extending to the U.S.—Mexico border, is one of 72 community college districts in the California Community College system. It serves as the primary source of college education for approximately 400,000 residents of the South San Diego County area including the communities of Bonita, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, National City, Nestor, Otay Mesa, Palm City, San Ysidro, Sunnyside, and Coronado.

Southwestern Community College District promotes student learning and success by committing to continuous improvement that includes planning, implementation, and evaluation. We serve a diverse community of students by providing a wide range of dynamic and high quality academic programs and comprehensive student services.

We provide educational opportunities in the following areas: 

  • associate degree and certificate programs
  • transfer
  • professional, technical, and career advancement
  • basic skills, personal enrichment
  • non-credit adult education
  • community services
  • economic, workforce, and community development.

Southwestern College has continuously received accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Whether pursuing an A.A. degree, preparing to transfer to a four-year college or university, or acquiring new occupational skills, students attending Southwestern College are given every opportunity to meet their educational goals.

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