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Program Director II, HSI-STEM Project

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Job Title: Program Director II, HSI-STEM Project
Job Location: Saratoga, CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Engineering & applied sciences
Sciences and technology: other
Student affairs, residential life
Application Closing Date: 2/2/2017

Job Description

Program Director II, HSI-STEM Project

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Closing Date: 2/2/2017

The Division of Student Services is seeking a talented individual to fill the position of Program Director II, Hispanic Serving Institution - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (HSI-STEM) Project.

Mission College is a public community college in the heart of Silicon Valley. Our college is known for its innovative approaches to teaching and learning, the strength of our academic programs and faculty, and our friendly staff and supportive environment.

Under direction of the College Student Services Vice President, or designee, plan, organize, coordinate, and manage the staff, and a variety of student services, instructional, and research operations encompassing the college's Title III HSI-STEM Grant as defined in the newly awarded contract with the U.S. Department of Education (including collaboration on the following: linkages to create seamless STEM pathways, strengthening student support services, strengthening academic and learning support services, and linking Hispanic and low-income students to industry); provide College/District leadership and direction in Federal Education Code, and other regulations related to the assignment; prepare and administer annual program budgets that support the position's grant and related service activities, and ensure compliance with District policies and applicable state and federal regulations related to the position's full range of services and responsibilities. The STEMlink project focuses on increasing the number of Hispanic and low-income students attaining science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degrees; and to develop model transfer and articulation agreements between the community college and California State University, East Bay in the STEM fields.

Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, life experiences and understanding of student equity issues related to the cultural/educational needs of Hispanic/Latino students and other underserved student populations are encouraged to apply.

100% of full time, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of March 27, 2017. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This is an Educational Administrator position and part of the Administrative employee unit.

Work Location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Salary and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $113,556–$120,940 annually (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 21, Steps A-C).

Benefits include:

  • Additional compensation: $1,500 for doctorate added to base salary annually, to be prorated on a monthly basis.
  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and/or dependents.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Voluntary life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 22 days vacation leave accrued annually (25 days after 5 years).
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Professional development and renewal leave.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalSTRS retirement.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Administer, develop, organize, coordinate, implement and supervise the operations and activities of assigned student programs.
  • Recommend and implement section goals and objectives; establish performance standards and methods for assigned student and/or instructional programs; develop and implement policies and procedures.
  • Plan, develop, and oversee the work of staff and faculty involved in delivery of services for grant funded and/or categorical student programs.
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned unit; implement improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
  • Prepare and administer program budgets; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; monitor and control expenditures; forecast additional funds needed for program staffing, equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Participate in the selection of staff; coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed.
  • Select, orient, train, supervise, schedule, and evaluate contract employees and/or instructors.
  • Design and administer processes to evaluate program outcomes; analyze and interpret diagnostic assessment results and reports; re-evaluate and redesign programs that are not meeting student needs and/or established goals.
  • Develop funding sources; participate in preparation of state and federal grant applications; direct and/or prepare required grant reports and documentation; assure compliance with applicable regulations and conditions of funding, including spending grant funds accordingly and in a timely manner.
  • Advocate, promote and inform the needs, compliance and issues regarding assigned programs to the college and district; liaison with administrators and faculty to exchange information and coordinate program activities.
  • Design and participate in college outreach and recruitment efforts, especially as they pertain to target student population of assigned program.
  • Assure compliance with program eligibility requirements and state and federal regulations.
  • Serve on district and/or community boards and committees as assigned; represent the district and/or college at local and state professional organizations as required.
  • Answer questions and provide information to students and to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaint.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

1. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

2. Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in counseling, business administration, education, or a related field. A Master’s degree may be required by state and/or grant requirements for certain positions in this classification.

3. Five years of increasingly responsible experience related to the area of assignment, including one year of supervisory responsibility.

Information and Application Process Instructions

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link:

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741–2174 to arrange for assistance.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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