Director, Educational Partnerships and Programs

Norwalk, Los Angeles County
Mar 28, 2014
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Cerritos College


Application Deadline:
5:00 pm on May 9, 2014

$9,225.00 - $11,586.00 per month

Cerritos Community College District is a comprehensive single-campus district located in the southeastern Los Angeles County and serves approximately 24,000 students annually.

The Director of Educational Partnerships will help direct the college’s strategic vision by forming educational bridges between the college and K-12 districts, community colleges, four-year college and universities, and community based organizations, among other. In addition, this position will oversee the various pathway programs and grant-funded initiatives that serve these educational partnerships.

The Director reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs/Assistant Superintendent and works collaboratively with all academic and student services managers, as well as initiate and facilitate positive relationships with K-12 superintendents and university leaders. The Director provides academic support for the entire campus.

Plans, supervises, assesses and evaluates the District’s K-16 activities to support collaborative partnerships and create a positive and constructive connection with College, School Districts, and Higher Education Relations. The position develops and implements strategies to realize District initiatives and goals. Oversees academic outreach programs in collaboration with student services and academic affairs managers, community organizations, public relations, and contract services.

Distinguishing Career Features
The Director of Educational Partnerships and Programs reports to Vice President, Academic Affairs/ Assistant Superintendent with a secondary reporting connection to the Vice President, Student Services/Assistant Superintendent and is responsible for communicating the college’s partnership pro- grams to the campus and community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Plans, organizes, performs, integrates and evaluates programs, services and pathway activities for the College including, but not limited to, institutional, faculty, and district outreach, and K-16 events.
Leads, trains, supervises, evaluates and provides information to staff to enhance their ability to accomplish the unit’s objectives, vision, and mission.
Provides leadership in establishing new and emerging technologies in support of educational partnerships and programs.
Oversees the Teacher TRAC Program including: Elementary Pathway, CTE Pathway, Secondary Pathway, Special Education Pathway, Early Learning Urban Teacher Fellowship, STEM Academy, California Teacher Pathway, and Early Learning Academy and After-School Programs.
Oversees the Learning Communities Program/First Year Experience (FYE), California Learning Community Consortium.
Oversees the College and Career Readiness Initiative including: Pathways Initiative, Middle College Scholar’s Academy, Linked
Learning Transition and Partnership, and K-16 Bridge Initiative/Common Core Alignment.
Collaborates with student services on the Early Success Program, Parent Education Programs, and Welcome Center/Gateway Entrance and Exit Transitions.
Develops, manages, and monitors state and federal budgets based on funding requirements and identifies and manages grant funding. Maximizes financial resources.
Implements, interprets, and applies administrative procedures and ensures compliance for all administrative services within unit of responsibility.
Establishes and maintains professional communication and work relationships with personnel in district and statewide offices to ensure program and budgetary compliance.
Certifies payroll for assigned personnel. Applies the terms and provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements; state and federal laws; and District Board Policies and Administrative Procedures in personnel matters.
Researches trends in community-based demographics, programs, and educational success initiatives, as well as available data used to support decisions.
Serves as District educational liaison to local districts, institutions of higher education, community based organizations, community groups and agencies to promote the District’s educational initiatives and programs.
Assists in assessment of programmatic learning outcomes.
Assists with the development of surveys and other research to identify the short and long-range opportunities with our K-16 partners.
Anticipates, prevents, and resolves conflicts and problems under areas of supervision.
Participates in community, state, and national organizations and meetings.
Ensures accuracy of print and online publications related to area of responsibility.
Participates on or chairs committees, task forces, and special assignments.
Maintains currency of knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications of Education and Experience
Requires a master’s degree. A minimum of 2 years teaching experience and minimum of one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to this administrative assignment is required.

Understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of the student, community, and employee population.

Salary/Fringe Benefits
Grade 38 on Management Salary Schedule ($9,225.00-$11,586.00/month).

Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash-in-lieu option available on medical insurance).

Participation in the State Teachers’ Retirement System.

22 days annual vacation.

Conditions of Employment
This is a full-time 12-calendar month educational administrator position.

Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process.

Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.

Application Procedure
Interested applicants must submit:
Letter of application indicating how you meet each of the
required qualifications for this position to include, but not be limited to, information on the following:
- Contributions to the profession
- Related experience/accomplishments
- Professional/personal development (workshops, diversity sensitivity training, etc.)
Completed District Academic Employment application form.
Résumé of educational background and experience.
Copies of all transcript(s) (need not be official) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES-certified agency. The web site address is
• The names, phone numbers and e-mail address of three work references to include at least one supervisor.

All above materials are to be mailed to the following address:
Cerritos College
Human Resources Department
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650-6298

Application Deadline
The position is open until filled, but the priority date for receipt of application materials to be considered in the initial selection committee review is 5:00 PM on May 9, 2014. This position may close for consideration of application materials on the above priority date or any time thereafter, and interested persons are encour- aged to submit their applications and supporting materials so that they are received not later than 5:00 PM on May 9, 2014. It is the applicant’s responsibility to insure that all application materials are received. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at least 72 hours prior to the priority closing date or the date(s) of interview.

Selection Procedure
Application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants in the competitive group who best meet the qualifications for this position. Interviews will then be conducted by the selection committees. First level and finalist interviews for this position are expected to be conducted during the month of May or June, 2014, subject to confirmation. Employment is contingent on approval by the Board of Trustees.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal opportunity employment. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and the District shall provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. In fact, the college encourages applications from all segments of qualified people.

For application/ additional information:
Telephone: (562) 860-2451 x2284
Human Resources Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Monday through Friday)

Cerritos College employs only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Cerritos College does not provide sponsorship for changes in immigration status for the purpose of employment in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents verifying the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work and completion of the required I-9 Form in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-603).