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Director of Promise Scholars Program (Grant Funded)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Required application materials, including the cover letter, will be screened on the basis of Requirements and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 2014458S
Position Title Director of Promise Scholars Program (Grant Funded)
Location Skyline College
Department Student Services SKY (DEPT)
Position Number 2FT016
Percentage of Full Time 100%
FLSA Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year 12
If other, please specify
Min Salary $105,636 (annual)
Max Salary $133,788 (annual)
Position Type Administrative/Supervisory Positions

Posting Text

General Statement

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

The Skyline College Promise that students can “Get in. Get through. Get out…on time!” is the institution’s commitment to ensuring that students complete their educational and career goal in a timely manner. Among the strategies and programs that Skyline College needs to deliver on this Promise, is the implementation of the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) program model to the Promise Scholars Program. The Director of the Promise Scholars Program has professional responsibilities for the administration, implementation, and evaluation of the Promise Scholars Program at Skyline College. The Promise Scholars Program is a comprehensive program designed to help students earn their Associate’s degree as quickly as possible through provision of financial support, comprehensive academic, advisement, career support services for eligible students at Skyline College. Under direction of the Dean of Counseling, the Director is responsible for overseeing the scaling of the Promise Scholars Program at Skyline College, working with campus faculty, staff, students, and administrators, as well as with external technical assistance connected through the ASAP staff of the City University of New York (CUNY) throughout the implementation period. Public contact is extensive, and involves faculty, staff, students, vendors, contractors, outside educational institutions, businesses and community representatives. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to resolve minor and major problems that arise, while also adhering to ensuring fidelity of program implementation. The Director can direct the work of faculty, clerical and other staff and student assistants as assigned and is expected to commit to the Leadership Standards of Excellence identified by Skyline College Administration (http://www.skylinecollege.edu/aboutskyline/leadershipstandards.php). The position requires flexible work hours and some evening and weekend responsibilities.

This is a temporary position funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation through June 30, 2019.
Duties and Responsibilities

The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.

1. Serves as the primary administrator on the design, implementation, and evaluation of the Promise Scholars Program (based on ASAP at CUNY) implementation and will oversee matters relating to planning, development, budgeting, implementation, compliance with rules and regulations, monitoring, and evaluation of programs and activities

2. Develops and monitors a comprehensive program of academic, advisement, career counseling, and other support and financial aid services for designated Promise Scholars students

3. Responsible for developing a collaborative working environment with the Dean of Counseling, counseling faculty and staff related to student counseling and academic support needs

4. Oversees recruitment of new students, including coordination with other college offices

5. Oversees development of student leadership, peer mentoring, and student development curriculum for Promise Scholars student leaders

6. Collaborates with counseling faculty, instructional faculty, deans, and Promise Scholars staff in the curriculum development of courses related to Promise Scholars, such as a first year seminar

7. Serves as liaison to the Promise Scholars staff and administration during the implementation period, ensuring program fidelity

8. Provides guidance in the areas of program fidelity during the implementation period

9. Works closely with counseling faculty and staff, academic support programs faculty and staff, and other campus resources as identified during program design and implementation

10. Works closely with deans and directors in administration to ensure key stakeholders are part of the design and implementation process as needed

11. Provides training and professional development related to Program Scholars Program implementation to students, faculty, staff, and administration

12. Participates in college outreach and orientation programs

13. Collaborates with the staff of the Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness office to ensure a comprehensive, iterative, and integrated process for program evaluation for student success

14. Trains, supervises, and evaluates the work of clerical, program support, and student assistants

15. Coordinates the development, evaluation, and implementation of program goals, objectives, and strategic initiatives

16. Assesses consequences and outcomes of program initiatives

17. In collaboration with the Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations office, plans and maintains a calendar of events and activities, including leading and participating in communications and marketing regarding the Promise Scholars Program

18. Responsible for generating reports for campus, Board, community, and public consumption on the implementation and evaluation process of the Promise Scholars Program at Skyline College

19. Explores and pursues grant opportunities to support the institutionalization of the Promise Scholars Program

20. Serves as a member of various college-wide committees

21. Responsible for serving as a member of the Emergency Response Team

22. Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

• A combination of education and experience equivalent to possession of a Master’s degree or above in student services, counseling, student development, or similar program related to student programming and advising

• Two years of increasingly responsible related work experience that has included program planning

• Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitivity, constructively and respectfully with people of diverse genders, cultures, language groups and abilities

• Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

• Demonstrated skill in oral communication, including public speaking

• Demonstrated skill in written communication

• Demonstrated skill in program evaluation

• Skill directing the work of others

• Skill in event and project planning, implementation and evaluation

• Possession of a California Driver’s license (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-campus locations

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Previous experience or training in program development related to student development, student success, and/or first year advising programs

2. Passion and motivation to engage students in their academic goals through student life

3. Knowledge of evidence-based strategies/programs that promote student success and completion

4. Skill in effective written and oral communication, including public speaking

5. Skill in interacting sensitively and respectfully with people of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities

6. Skill in communicating effectively with people at all levels within an organization

7. Previous experience with grant development and writing

8. Skill in the use of a variety of computer software to compose and prepare correspondence, memoranda, presentations, publicity materials, and reports

9. Demonstrated skill in multi-tasking and prioritization of high volume workloads with attention to detail

10. Skill in the use of a variety of computer software, including spreadsheet, presentation, page layout, and web design applications

11. Skill in event planning, implementation, coordination, supervision, and evaluation

12. Skill in fundraising, grant development, and in cultivating funding resources

Physical Requirements

This classification requires requires moving moderate to heavy objects, sitting and standing for extended periods of time; pushing, pulling, bending, stooping, reaching; and ability to operate a motor vehicle in order to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with programs that are similar to CUNY ASAP and comprehensive first year programs.

• Ability to communicate in another language, preferably Spanish, is desired.

Benefits

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Optional tax-deferred flexible benefit 403(b) and 457 plans are also available. Academic managers participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Employees may also be eligible for various first-time homebuyer programs.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 06/27/2017
First Review Date 07/18/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Required application materials, including the cover letter, will be screened on the basis of Requirements and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

Conditions of Employment

Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process

In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.
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5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement

The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.

Accomodations

Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report

San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2016 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2016 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2016 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2016 Annual Security Report is now available at http://www.smccd.edu/publicsafety/2016%20SMCCCD%20Annual%20Security%20Report.pdf. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (Cañada College (650) 306-3420, College of San Mateo (650) 574-6415 and Skyline College (650) 738-4199).

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • District Employee
    • District Employment Site
    • CCC Registry
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • ACCCA
    • HERC
    • EdJoin.com
    • Indeed.com
    • Other
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook or Twitter
  2. * Do you possess a combination of education and experience equivalent to possession of a Master’s degree or above in student services, counseling, student development, or similar program related to student programming and advising?
    • Yes, I have a Master’s degree or above in student services, counseling, student development, or similar program related to student programming and advising
    • I am applying for equivalence and my equivalency application is attached
    • No
  3. * Can you demonstrate two years of increasingly responsible related work experience that has included program planning?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Can you demonstrate a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you possess the ability to communicate sensitivity, constructively, and respectfully with people of diverse genders, cultures, language groups and abilities?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Can you demonstrate skill in oral and written communication, including public speaking?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Can you demonstrate skill in program evaluation?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have experience with directing the work of others?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Can you demonstrate skills in project planning, implementation and evaluation?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you possess a valid California Driver’s License (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-site locations?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Equivalency Application
  2. Other Document 1
  3. Other Document 2
  4. Other Document 3