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Special Projects Director: RISE Program (NOCCCD)

Employer
North Orange County Community College District
Location
Cypress College

Job Details

Job Title:

Special Projects Director: RISE Program (NOCCCD)

Location:

Cypress College

Department:

CC Counseling & Student Development

Months of Employment :

Temporary One-Year Term

Work Schedule:

40 hours per week

About Us::

Do you strive to make a difference in higher education? Are you looking for a rewarding career opportunity to be a part of our students’ educational success and lifelong learning? If so, we invite you to join North Orange County Community College District. We are proud to enroll over 60,000 students and serve a population of over one million people, annually! Home to more than 2,600 employees, our highly skilled, professional, and diverse faculty and staff are leading two of California’s premier colleges, Cypress Community College and Fullerton Community College, as well as one of the largest continuing education programs, North Orange Continuing Education.

What We Offer::

Click Here For Current Temporary Special Project Administrators Salary Schedules

Primary Purpose:

The RISE (Rising to Excellence ) Program is a five-year, grant-funded program, and will consist of a strong, inter-district partnership between Fullerton College (FC), North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE), and Cypress College (CC). This program will consist of three stages: Plant, Grow, and Thrive. The RISE Program serves to support youth who are currently incarcerated in youth facilities located within San Bernadino County, as well as those youth who are exiting incarceration within North Orange County.

The Special Projects Director will be spending the majority of their time within San Bernadino youth facilities. Some percentage of their time will also be spent on each of the three campuses within the North Orange County Community College District: NOCE, Cypress College, Fullerton College.

Job Description:

  • Developing/expanding the RISE Program (an offshoot of the NOCCCD Rising Scholars Program/s, dedicated to supporting currently/formerly-incarcerated youth).
  • Recruiting interested youth.
  • Hosting focus groups w/ justice-involved youth.
  • Creating strong relationships w/ probation, local youth facilities.
  • Coordinating workshops, class offerings, certificate celebrations, campus tours, on-campus events/outings.
  • Leading and overseeing youth advisory board meetings.
  • Developing on-campus support for formerly-incarcerated youth.
  • Working to establish/grow relationships w/ youth-based community. organizations, ie: California Conservation Corps (CCC),Project Kinship, The Teen Project, Orangewood Foundation.
  • Working effectively w/ youth facilities (juvenile hall, Youth Guidance Center, Youth Leadership Academy), as well as up to 25 continuation/alternative schools.
  • Compiling/tracking youth data, submitting quarterly reports on grant expenditures and program accomplishments.

Minimum Qualifications:

Lived experience.

Passion for working w/ youth impacted by the youth carceral system.
Community college system knowledge.
Program management/coordination experience.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably w/ social sciences focus.
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:

Master’s degree.

Experience working with youth impacted by the youth carceral system.
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.

Salary Range:

Special Project Director: $325/Day

Posting Number:

TH009P

Open Date:

05/02/2024

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions Summary:

This recruitment will remain active until the position has been filled. When the need to fill arises, the department will refer to this pool of applicants. If there is no longer a need to fill, the position may be closed sooner, and applicants will be notified.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we ask that you do not contact the department directly. They will review the information provided and contact you if you are selected for an interview. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.

Also note that you must upload all required documents. Applications submitted without all of the required documents will not be considered.Evidence of degree conferred/awarded must be printed on a legible transcript as applicable.
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.

Organization

The mission of the North Orange County Community College District is to serve and enrich our communities and inspire life-long learning by providing education that is exemplary, relevant, and accessible.

The District encompasses approximately 155 square miles.  Boundaries extend to the Riverside County line on the east and the Los Angeles County line on the west and north.  A portion of Los Angeles County, on the north and west boundary, is included in the District's service area. 

Cities Included in the District:  The District includes the following cities: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La  Habra, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Placentia, Rossmoor, Yorba Linda, and  portions of the following cities: Garden Grove, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Orange, Seal Beach, Stanton, Whittier, and unincorporated territory in both Los Angeles and Orange counties.

School Districts Included in the District:  Anaheim City, Anaheim Union High, Brea-Olinda Unified, Buena Park, Centralia, Cypress, Fullerton (Elementary), Fullerton Union High, La Habra City, Los Alamitos Unified, Lowell Joint, Magnolia, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified, Savanna, and portions of the Garden Grove Unified School District.

Mission Statement

The mission of the North Orange County Community College District is to serve and enrich our communities and inspire life-long learning by providing education that is exemplary, relevant, and accessible. 

 Cypress College and Fullerton College will offer associate degrees, vocational certificates and transfer education, as well as developmental instruction and a broad array of specialized training. The School of Continuing Education will offer non-college credit programs including high school diploma completion, basic skills, vocational certificates and self development courses. Specific activities in both the colleges and School of Continuing Education will be directed toward economic development within the community.

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