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Dream Center Coordinator

Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545

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Community College

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Dream Center Coordinator

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Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545


Student Services

Job Summary:

The Chabot College Community
Chabot College is committed to educational equity in its academic programs and college services so that students may achieve their personal, educational, and career goals. Our equity work today builds upon a strong history: the Puente and Umoja (formerly Daraja) learning communities, now models which have been replicated across the state, were created at Chabot College. These programs have paved the way for a series of additional educational and student support programs intentionally focused on equity that thrive at Chabot College today. Chabot College is located in Hayward, California, the third most diverse city in the United States. We serve a highly diverse student population and are proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Information about the demographics of our campus community can be found here (

Serving our diverse community requires a culturally-responsive approach that recognizes the myriad strengths and assets that our students bring to the campus community. We do so by promoting a classroom and co-curricular learning environment that is inclusive, collaborative, engaging, and challenging, and where respect, dignity, and integrity are core values. We see students as producers of knowledge, not just consumers of knowledge. We work to reframe inequities as a problem of practice, and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and institutional responsibility.

Joining Our College Community
We seek equity-minded applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to an educational community. We look for applicants who:
1. Accept their shared role and responsibility in addressing opportunity and achievement gaps experienced by students
2. Value and intentionally promote diversity and consciousness of difference
3. Empower the underrepresented and underserved
4. Demonstrate cultural competence and cultural humility
5. Have experience and success in closing student equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices, or are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about implementing practices that achieve these goals
6. Believe that all people have the right to an education and work environment free from fear, harassment, or discrimination
7. Are dedicated to addressing issues of social justice
8. Actively seek to disrupt institutional and/or systemic barriers that adversely impact historically marginalized communities
9. Foster students’ potential to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Dream Center Coordinator for Chabot College in Hayward, California.

Under general direction, coordinates and provides bilingual (English/Spanish) services in a confidential manner to prospective and current undocumented students at Chabot College. Coordinates, develops, and implements services and programs that support the academic success and retention of undocumented students, and serves as a resource for Dream Center information and processes; provides assistance in the interpretation of College, District, state and federal policies and laws pertaining to undocumented students and residency; develops relationships with and provides training to college departments and community partners; and gives outreach presentations to students and families. Evaluates eligibility for and processes AB 540 and residency reclassification petitions.

This is a grant/categorically funded position. Continuation of this position is contingent upon available funding on a year to year basis.

Representative Duties:

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

1. Serves as the AB 1645 UndocuLiaison for Chabot College, including, but not limited to, being the primary point of contact on campus for undocumented student support, reporting support services to the state, and participating in regional UndocuLiaison meetings.

2. Coordinates activities of and oversees the Dream Center at Chabot College, including, but not limited to, events, workshops, and legal services.

3. Participates in outreach and student success activities.

4. Provides information, resources, assistance, and follow-up to students; assists with student application and enrollment processes; evaluates student status to determine eligibility for CA residency for tuition purposes.

5. Evaluates eligibility for and processes AB 540 and residency reclassification petitions; follows-up with students as needed.

6. Interprets, implements, and provides training to Chabot faculty and staff on supports, resources, and local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to undocumented students and residency.

7. Works collaboratively with college faculty and staff, surrounding school districts, and community partners to provide appropriate services for undocumented students.

8. Assists with researching, developing, and maintaining programmatic relevance related to trends and shifts in student demographics; gathers data, maintains databases, and prepares reports related to undocumented students.

9. Assists in developing and monitoring the Dream Center budget.

10. Develops and maintains a marketing strategy, including web pages, social media, and outreach materials.

11. May supervise and train student employees.

12. Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Any combination of the following would provide a typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities.

Bachelor’s degree.

Three years of increasingly responsible administrative, technical, and/or programmatic experience, preferably in outreach, program development, or in an educational institution; experience working with undocumented students.

Minimum Qualifications:

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:
1. Local, state and federal laws and regulations related to undocumented students and residency; pertinent district and college policies, procedures, and regulations.

2. California Community College residency and AB 540 regulations and requirements.

3. District policy regarding admissions and records, evaluations, residency, calculation of credit units and hours for AB 540 eligibility.

4. Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

5. Principles and practices of program planning and implementation.

6. Problem solving techniques and resources.

7. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

8. Work organization and office management principles and practices.

9. Principles, practices and procedures of complex fiscal, statistical, and administrative research and report preparation.

10. Principles, practices, and procedures of business letter writing.

11. Principles and procedures used in complex, inter-related record keeping.

12. Principles and practices used to establish and maintain files and information retrieval systems.

13. Principles and techniques used in public relations.

14. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

15. English and Spanish usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary. Oral and written communication skills.

Ability to:
1. Coordinate and oversee the daily operations and activities of the Chabot Dream Center, including, but not limited to, events, workshops, and legal services.

2. Understand, interpret, and apply administrative and office policies and procedures as well as pertinent laws, regulations, and ordinances.

3. Analyze residency and financial needs of undocumented students to determine their eligibility; maintain current knowledge of residency and financial aid rules, regulations, requirements, and restrictions, as they pertain to undocumented students.

4. Perform responsible and difficult programmatic and administrative duties involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative.

5. Review student transcripts and other residency documents according to established procedures.

6. Provide information, assistance, and referrals to undocumented students on a variety of topics; including residency, AB 540, CA Dream Act Application, legal aid services, scholarships etc.

7. Advocate on behalf of students.

8. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.

9. Exercise good judgment and discretion in analyzing and resolving confidential, complex, and sensitive situations.

10. Respond to requests and inquiries from students, staff, or the public; effectively present information in person or on the telephone to students, staff, or the public.

11. Research, compile, analyze, and interpret data and information.

12. Prepare a variety of clear and concise administrative and financial reports.

13. Implement and maintain filing and record-keeping systems.

14. Independently compose and prepare correspondence and memoranda.

15. Develop and maintain a marketing strategy, including web pages, social media, and outreach materials.

16. Plan and organize work to meet schedules and changing deadlines.

17. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications, adapting to changing technologies and learning functionality of new equipment and systems.

18. Work under steady pressure with frequent interruptions and a high degree of public contact by phone or in person.

19. Work independently and in a team.

20. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in English and Spanish (bilingual abilities required).

21. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Work collaboratively with college faculty and staff, surrounding school districts, and community partners to provide appropriate services for undocumented students.

22. Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and varied abled populations of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications:

1. Spanish speaking
2. Knowledge of and experience with undocumented student community

Job Work Schedule:

40 hours/week, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., hours may vary depending on department needs, occasional evening and weekends required as needed, 12 months/year.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent student and public contact.

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of this District to provide equal opportunity in all areas of
employment practices and to assure that there shall be no discrimination against
any person on the basis of sex, ancestry, age, marital status, race, religious
creed, mental disability, medical condition (including HIV and AIDS), color,
national origin, physical disability, family or sexual preference status and other
similar factors in compliance with Title IX, Sections 503 and 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act, other federal and state non-discrimination regulations, and its
own statements of philosophy of objectives. The District encourages the filing of
applications by both sexes, ethnic minorities, and the disabled.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

The Board of Trustees has updated Board Policy 7330 to incorporate information on COVID vaccination requirements, which are currently suspended. Accordingly, employee(s) must comply with the Board Policy found at:

Any subsequent updates can be found here:

Notification to Applicants:

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position

Instructions for Personal Qualifications Statement:

The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.


Working at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

Chabot and Las Positas Colleges both aim to provide an educational foundation for transfer to the four-year college/university, career and technical education (CTE) certificates, and life-long learning opportunities. The combined student population of more than 29,000 students includes those from throughout the Bay Area, and Central Valley, as well as from other states and more than 40 foreign countries.

• Educational Excellence forms the foundation of our district and governs the planning, implementation, and evaluation of everything we do

• Curriculum Relevancy ensures that our students benefit from the latest and most innovative curriculum available; this requires constant, active improvement

• Community Collaboration with local business, government, educational institutions, civic organizations, community groups, science, and industry partners results in a team effort to provide educational opportunities that best serve our students and our community

• The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District (CLPCCD) celebrates more than 50 years of educating the San Francisco East Bay

• CLPCCD adds approximately $508.9 million in annual income to its East Bay service area

Chabot College has delivered education opportunity to our communities through excellent transfer, degree, career technical and lifelong learning programs. Chabot is the birthplace of model support services such as the Puente, Daraja, and Early Childhood Mentor-Teacher Programs. Ours is a story of student success and a democratic commitment to equal access to excellence in education for all.

Puente Project

A highly-acclaimed program founded at Chabot College in 1981 which explores the Mexican American/Latino experience and has served thousands of California students. Community colleges with Puente programs transfer 44 percent more Latino students to the University of California than colleges without Puente.

DARAJA Project

Offers academic support services and a curriculum focused on African-American literature, history, and issues. Daraja students do better in school and transfer to four-year universities at a higher rate.

Las Positas’ rich course offerings prepare students for degree and certificate completion, transfer to a four-year university, basic skills for success in college, and job retraining. Students are also able to study in career programs designed by the faculty and the community to meet local workforce demands.

Engineering Tech Partnership

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Alameda County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and Las Positas College (LPC) established a 24-month academic program to provide a technical education and hands-on training for veterans. The new Engineering Technology Program at Las Positas is designed to help veterans develop the skills and training needed for engineering technician careers and establishes a pipeline of qualified candidates for LLNL and other Bay Area employers such as NASA and Sandia and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories.

Viticulture and Business Program

The college’s award-winning Viticulture and Winery Technology Program partners with the historic and thriving Livermore Valley wine industry. The Business Program, the college’s most popular major, provides training for area businesses, including an industry-specific Retail Management Program, and sponsors a Business and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series.

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