Extended Opportunity Program
Extended Opportunity Program & Services (EOPS) Assistant Director
Salary: $112,140.00 - $141,048.00 Annually
Job Type: Full time
Job Number: EOPSD2020
Closing: 12/15/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 22,500 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu.
Department Profile Statement
EOPS strives to support and provide equitable access for under-represented students by assisting in their educational development and empowering them to achieve their educational goals. EOPS/CARE/LINC is a department within the Division of Student Equity and Success.
Plans, supervises, assesses and evaluates the operations and activities of the District's Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) Department, including department budgets; coordinates department programs and services with college instructional programs; acts as liaison with college offices including Admissions and Records, Career and Assessment Services, CalWORKs, Counseling Services, Student Accessibiity Services, Financial Aid, and other support services; interviews, advises and assists students enrolled in the program; provides information to students and the public regarding EOPS programs and services, and performs related duties as assigned.
Distinguishing Career Features
The EOPS Assistant Director reports to the Dean, Student Equity and Success and is responsible for organizing, implementing, and advancing a program that fulfills the District's mission. The position requires experience in student financial assistance, budget management, state and federal regulations, cross-cultural counseling, and working with historically under-represented groups. The position is the primary contact with the California Community College Chancellor's Office, county welfare departments, community based organizations, businesses, and pertinent college offices.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Plans, supervises, assesses and evaluates department policies, processes, and procedures required to provide efficient programs and services to EOPS students.
- Assures appropriate generation and disbursement of EOPS grants and services to eligible students.
- Leads, trains, supervises, evaluates and provides information to staff to enhance their ability to accomplish the unit's objectives, vision, and mission. 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.
- Provides leadership in the new and emerging technologies in support of student services.
- Ensures the conducting of eligibility reviews of EOPS applicants according to Title V guidelines; ensures the awarding and preparation of EOPS packages for students according to federal, state and local regulations and requirements; performs program pre-assessments for new EOPS eligible students and performs follow-up assessments of continuing EOPS students.
- Monitors EOPS student award amounts and performance of student activities to ensure continuing compliance with Title V regulations; identifies ineligible students and cancels awards; ensures the mediation and resolution of student status and other requirement-related functions; authorizes discretionary expenditures as appropriate.
- Coordinates EOPS program award activities with the Financial Aid Office; makes certain that EOPS student programs and services are successfully coordinated with programs and services of the campus CalWORKs program, Admissions, Bookstore, Career Center, and Transfer Center.
- Provides information regarding EOPS programs and services as requested; provides program orientation and training information to EOPS peer advisors; ensures effective, timely and need-centered student and parent/significant other outreach and orientation services and materials.
- Supervises, directs and ensures the preparation, updating, and maintenance of paper and electronic records, files, and reports of EOPS student contract plans, statistics, expenditures and obligations; the monitoring and evaluation of student participant academic progress; and, the tracking of student status and progress using automated systems.
- Participates on or chairs committees, task forces, and special assignments.
- Anticipates, prevents, and resolves problems and conflicts under areas of supervision.
- Maintains currency of knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.
- Participates in the development of, and monitors, the approved budgets of the EOPS department.
- Oversees employee disciplinary matters and grievances.
- Prepares recommendations and/or contracts as appropriate and submits them to the administration and/or the Board of Trustees for consideration.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications for Education and Experience
Requires a master's degree from an accredited college or university preferably with a major on concentration in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Career Development, or other focus reasonable related to the administrative assignment. A minimum of one year leadership, formal training, internship, or 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.
Experience designing and implementing programs that serve first-generation college students, current and former foster youth, or disadvantaged, single, head of household, CalWORKs/TANF recipients.
Knowledge and Skills
The position requires professional knowledge of:
- Theories, principles, and practices associated with higher education counseling, curriculum and instruction, matriculation, and student services.
- Development, maintenance and administration of a budget.
- Philosophy and objectives of the community college.
- Principles of functional leadership, training and performance evaluation.
- Pertinent federal and state laws and regulations.
- Learning and student success process, assessment, student learning outcomes, learning communities and application of technology.
- Strategic planning in organization and management practices, assessment, analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and administrative needs.
- Specialized professional knowledge of the principles, trends, research, and developments of CalWORKs and EOPS.
The position requires demonstrated skill in:
- Developing assessment, teaching, and learning processes that enhance student success and outcomes.
- Organizing work and building an effective team to meet the needs of the assigned areas.
- Oral and written language sufficient to prepare reports and professional correspondence.
- Human relations/interpersonal skills to conduct performance reviews, deliver presentations, and convey technical information to a wide variety of audiences.
This position requires the ability to:
- Learn, interpret, and ensure compliance with state and federal laws, Title 5, and other federal and state regulations as related to the responsibilities of the position.
- Be open to change and new methods in the assigned area of responsibility.
- Continuously engage in learning and self-improvement.
- Meet change with innovation to promote and meet the college mission.
- Organize, plan, develop, and write new programs, develop new concepts, analyze outcomes, and prepare clear and concise reports.
- Guide and direct others in goal achievement.
- Direct and facilitate development of personal and team perspectives, and develop and deliver training programs.
- Develop and monitor budgets and maximize financial resources.
- Work cooperatively and productively with internal and external constituencies.
- Advocate for shared governance, collegiality, staff cohesiveness and for the core values of the institution.
The position requires the physical ability to:
- Function in an office environment performing work of primarily a sedentary nature with some requirement to move about campus and to off-campus locales.
- Use hearing and speech to make presentations to groups and carry on conversations over the phone and in person.
- See with sufficient visual acuity to read printed materials and computer screens.
- Use hand/arm/finger dexterity to retrieve work materials and operate standard office equipment.
- Work a flexible schedule which may include evenings, weekends, and split schedules.
Licenses and Certificates
Requires a valid driver's license.
Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.
Documents needed to apply:
- Letter of Interest
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and conferral date of the degree)
It is the applicant's responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The website address is www.naces.org.
Application materials must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.
This is a full-time 12-calendar month academic manager position.
Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process.
An annual stipend of $3,249 shall be provided to management employees with an earned doctorate degree.
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, Federal Bureau of Investigation (no fee if obtained at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), 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.
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.
**Please note - the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas
To apply, visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cerritosedu/jobs/2891434/extended-opportunity-program-services-eops-assistant-director
The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, 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. .