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Executive Director, Community Education and Workforce Development (2024)

MiraCosta College
Annual Compensation: $134,097 or $140,802 (step 1 or 2)Total Annual Compensation: $194,980 or $203,474 (step 1 or 2)"Annual Compensation" is based on salary range CM-14, step 1 or 2 on the 2023-2024 Classified Administrators Salary Schedule. Initial step

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Executive Director, Community Education and Workforce Development (2024)
MiraCosta College

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Type of Assignment: Full Time
Assignment Category: Regular Position

Position Details:
One full-time, exempt, classified administrator position, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year at MiraCosta College's Technology Career Institute (TCI) in Carlsbad. The work schedule will normally be Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, with occasional weekends as needed. After completion of the six-month probationary period, remote work will be possible for up to eight hours per week upon prior approval by the supervisor. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.

The first-level interviews with the screening and interview committee will be conducted via Zoom. The second-level interviews may be in-person or via Zoom.

MiraCosta College believes that flexible work enables employees to achieve a more successful balance between work responsibilities and family life. The District offers the opportunity to telework (remote work) for certain positions, depending on the operational needs of the District and the provisions of the telework policy. Probationary and temporary employees are not eligible to telework unless approved by the appropriate vice president. No employee is guaranteed the right to telework. No employee shall be authorized to telework 100% of the time; regular, on-campus presence is expected for all District employees on a weekly basis.

MiraCosta College Board Policy 7800: Employee Residency requires all classified staff, administrators, and temporary/hourly short-term employees to maintain and permanently reside in a principal place of residence in the state of California that is within two-hundred (200) road miles from the employee's regularly assigned district worksite. The purpose of the policy is to promote efficiency and continuity throughout all campus administrative functions, provide students with high quality assistance and accessibility to all academic and campus services, ensure that students receive an engaging education, and respond to emerging student needs.

The District may consider an individual request to temporarily reside outside of the State of California or outside the 200-mile limit on a case-by-case basis, not to exceed twelve consecutive months.

Salary Range: CM-14 (classified administrators)
Compensation: Annual Compensation: $134,097 or $140,802 (step 1 or 2)Total Annual Compensation: $194,980 or $203,474 (step 1 or 2)“Annual Compensation” is based on salary range CM-14, step 1 or 2 on the 2023-2024 Classified Administrators Salary Schedule. Initial step placement will be determined based on directly related experience, with annual salary step increases up to step 5. In addition, after five years of district service, employees earn a longevity stipend that increases over time.“Total Annual Compensation” includes the Annual Compensation, the district’s average annual health and welfare benefit cost, and the district’s retirement contributions (CalPERS).Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.

MiraCosta College offers an array of benefits to eligible employees. The district pays 100% of the cost of medical, dental and vision insurance for eligible employees and dependents $100,000 life insurance policy Up to $250 of benefit credits per month to help pay for a variety of voluntary benefit options, such as supplemental life insurance, disability coverage, and health care/dependent care flexible spending account (FSA) Vacation, sick leave, and up to 18 paid holidays State pension system retirement benefits (CalPERS) Free and confidential employee assistance program Wellness Program Participation in the District’s Early Retirement Program Professional Development Opportunities Childcare Facility (Oceanside Campus)

Position Term in Months: 12

Application Procedure:
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number. The submission deadline for the first screening of applications is 11:59 PM on Monday, February 26, 2024.

1. Application on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

3. A cover letter addressed to the “Screening and Interview Committee” specifically describing how your experience aligns with the Essential Duties and Other Duties.

4. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated in this job posting. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.

If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to three to four weeks following the closing/first screening date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 4) fingerprint clearance; and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees.

Retired STRS members are not eligible for this position.

Basic Function:
Under general direction, plan, organize and manage the Community Education and Workforce Development department; direct programs and services to provide fee-based enrichment and skills training; develop community and business partnerships and collaborations to promote workforce training and expand funding; provide college skills-readiness and enrichment programs for international students and youth to promote college enrollment; and perform related duties as assigned.

Information about Community Education and Workforce Development can be found at

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

1. Plan, organize, control, integrate and evaluate the work of Community Education and Work­force Development personnel; with Program Super­visors and staff, develop, implement and monitor work plans to achieve goals and objec­tives; contribute to the development of and monitor performance against the annual depart­ment budget; supervise and participate in developing, implementing and evaluating plans, work processes, systems and procedures to achieve annual goals, objectives and work standards.

2. Manage the performance of department staff and instructors; interview and select new staff and instructors; establish perform­ance requirements and personal development targets; regularly monitor performance and provide coaching for performance improvement and development, in accord­ance with district human resources policies and labor contract agreements.

3. Provide day-to-day leadership and work with staff and instructors to ensure a high-perform­ance, service-oriented work environment that supports achieving the department’s and district’s mission, objectives and values.

4. Plan, develop and implement the course offerings, programs and services of the Community Education and Workforce Development department; evaluate viability, effectiveness and demand for current and new classes, programs and enrichment opportunities; prepare forecasts of program revenues and expenditures; evaluate and approve curriculum; create schedules and fee structures; develop program policies and procedures.

5. Through Program Supervisors, plan, direct and implement work-skills training programs and college-readiness programs; work with business and industry to enhance/develop programs or certifica­tion courses; coordinate with colleges for transfer opportunities; identify facilities for programs and negotiate leases/use agreements.

6. Select and manage contracted educational service providers including online course providers and contracted drivers education companies.

7. Review and approve course proposals and curriculum; review student evaluation surveys to determine instructor effec­tiveness and student satisfaction; review feedback from employers to evaluate program effectiveness.

8. Oversee, direct and participate in community outreach and marketing activities; oversee the development and distribution of community education course bulletin/catalog; develop and maintain partnerships and participate on business and community committees and boards.

9. Manage and supervise all department fiscal matters required to maintain funding of department; identify and apply for appropriate grants and funding sources; approve purchase requests for supplies and equipment, leases and contracts; monitor revenue and fee collection; ensure the department’s cash handling, grant funding and partnership-related fiscal matters are handled according to district policies and state/ federal laws, rules and regulations.

10. Update and maintain department policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Title 5, Title IX and education code for responsible areas.

Other Duties:
1. Participate in community civic efforts and service clubs to enhance the college’s presence in the external community; act as a college outreach speaker to service clubs, associations, businesses and corporations.

2. Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:
1. Advanced principles, practices, methods and techniques of program, administrative and organizational analysis, planning and management as applicable to assigned area.

2. Principles and practices of public administration, including compliance, purchasing, contract­ing and maintaining public records.

3. Principles, practices and methods of budget development and management and grant tracking and monitoring.

4. Applicable sections of the state education code, Title 5 and other state and federal laws governing foundations.

5. The Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act and related legislation.

6. CTE standards of the California Department of Education and California Community College Chancellor’s Office Strong Workforce guidelines.

7. Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.

8. Principles and practices of sound business communication.

9. Research methods and analysis techniques.

10. Principles and practices of effective management and supervision.

11. District human resources policies and labor contract provisions.

12. Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work.

Ability To:
1. Plan, organize, manage, assign, delegate, review and evaluate the work of staff and instructors engaged in community education and work-skills training.

2. Define issues, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and develop sound, independent conclusions and recommendations in accordance with laws, regulations, rules and policies.

3. Plan and implement a broad range of fee-based programs and services required to maintain department self-funding.

4. Organize, set priorities and exercise expert independent judgment within areas of responsi­bility.

5. Develop and implement appropriate policies, procedures and controls.

6. Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, reports, studies and other written materials.

7. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

8. Understand, interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes and ordinances.

9. Represent the district effectively in dealings with the business community, contract educa­tional service providers and prospective students.

10. Present proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively.

11. Operate a computer and standard business software.

12. Work collaboratively with other directors and managers and provide expert advice and counsel to develop solutions to complex issues.

13. Use tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive and complex issues, situations and concerned people.

14. Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability issues.

15. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.

Education & Experience:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, education, marketing or a relevant field, and six years of progressively responsible experience in business or community education, at least two of which were in program development in a community education or work-skills training program; or an equiv­alent combination of training and experience.

NOTE: For work experience, one “year” is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours.

Desirable Qualifications:

Licenses & Other Requirements:
A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance program.

Physical Effort:
The physical efforts described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Primarily sedentary with intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping; occasional light lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; ability to travel to various locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business.

Emotional Effort:
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and com­munications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to work effectively under pressure on a variety of tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.

Working Conditions:
Primarily business office environment; subject to frequent public contact and inter­ruption; inter­mittent exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable fashion; may work at any district location or authorized facility with occasional evenings and/or week­ends on an as-needed basis. Occa­sional local travel may be requested.

Posting Number: S23/24049P
Human Resources Contact Information: or 760.795.6854
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
First Screening Date: Applications submitted by 11:59 PM on Monday, February 26, 2024, will receive first consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

About MiraCosta College
MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more details, please visit our website at

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Working at MiraCosta College

The MiraCosta Community College District Mission is to provide educational opportunities and student-support services to a diverse population of learners with a focus on their success. MiraCosta College offers associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.

Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere, and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. Our diverse student body includes people from a variety of ages, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.

  • Credit Enrollment: 14,773
  • Noncredit Enrollment: 2,479
  • Credit Enrollment by Gender: Female: 57% Male: 43%
  • Average Age: 26
  • Credit Enrollment by Ethnicity:
    • African American: 4%
    • White: 45%
    • Hispanic: 34%
    • Asian, Pacific Islander: 8%
    • Multiple: 7%
    • Other: 2%
  • Active Duty Military/Veterans/Dependents: 1,396

The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities. The college’s fee-based Community Education program provides a wide variety of classes, workshops, and excursions. Tuition-free, noncredit classes also present a variety of learning opportunities at the Community Learning Center and throughout the community.

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year university get on the right track through TAG, IGETC, UniversityLink, and other transfer programs. MiraCosta College also has one of the highest transfer rates to the University of California out of all of the community colleges in San Diego County. Our students also typically earn higher GPA's than non-transfer students. Learn more about the transfer process here:

Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Interstate 5, Amtrak, and Carlsbad regional airport provide easy access to either metropolis and to Mexico. The district, which extends 25 miles along the Pacific Ocean from Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base to the city of San Diego, attracts diverse ethnic and socioeconomic populations who live in urban and suburban communities. The intellectual environment is enhanced by the college’s proximity to the University of California San Diego, California State University San Marcos, and other institutions of higher education. Along with numerous theaters, galleries, and museums, residents enjoy a moderate, year-round climate, which provides many opportunities for outdoor activities.

The San Diego Tourism Authority website describes San Diego's North County as a vast, expansive region known for its pristine beaches, natural preserves and miles of open spaces. From Del Mar to Oceanside, the North County coastline is a string of unique picturesque seaside villages that have a small-town feel.

If you're looking for opportunities for outdoor activities in San Diego, the north region has plenty. From hiking and horseback riding in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking in Carlsbad Lagoon, to biking along historic Highway 101, or sport fishing, whale watching or surfing the coastline from La Jolla through Oceanside, outdoor enthusiasts are sure to be entertained. San Diego's north coastal town of Encinitas was recently named among the best surf towns in the world by National Geographic.

The North County Coastal region is home to some of San Diego's top attractions, including LEGOLAND California, Sea Life Aquarium and Legoland Water Park, the Flower Fields at Carlsbad, and the Del Mar Fairgrounds, host to the Del Mar Fair from mid-June to early July, followed by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Races until early September. There's also the San Diego Botanic Garden for a look at San Diego native flora and fauna, and at the Eastern border of North County, you'll also find the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Las Vegas-style Indian casino gaming and a handful of great wineries and local breweries. Art enthusiasts will love the Oceanside Museum of Art and the LUX Art Institute.

San Diego's North County coastal and inland regions are also a paradise for golfers, with over 40 diverse courses to choose from. Graced by cooling breezes from the Pacific Ocean, the Arnold Palmer-designed Park Hyatt Aviara and Tom Fazio-designed Grand Del Mar golf courses are uniquely sculpted around the natural landscapes and native vegetation. San Diego's North region puts you just an hour from Disneyland yet still close to downtown San Diego where the museums of Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, the Gaslamp Quarter and SeaWorld San Diego are nearby.

North San Diego County is home to eight of the county’s fastest growing cities, businesses and families are drawn to North County’s sunny inland valleys and scenic coastal communities. Additional information about the business environment can be found on the San Diego North Economic Development Council website or on the Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, or San Diego Coastal Chamber of Commerce websites.

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