Program Director II, Student Equity Experience
Program Director II, Student Equity Experience
West Valley-Mission Community College District
Closing Date: 2/4/2021
West Valley College, is seeking an energetic leader who thrives in a fast-paced and innovative environment to fill the position of Director of the Student Equity Experience. The college is known for the strength of our academic programs and faculty as well as our equity-minded and student-focused approach that combines high-tech and high-touch.
West Valley is about success. It's about helping students create a future for themselves so they can contribute to a world that needs their talents, drive and enthusiasm. We do that by providing as much one-on-one interaction with students as possible. The results speak for themselves.
The purpose of this position is to plan, organize and direct the activities of student programs within the student services division; to serve as the Director of the Student Equity Experience; to coordinate section activities with other divisions or departments; and to provide highly responsible technical support to the Vice President, Student Services.
West Valley College is committed to fostering an increasingly diverse and inclusive learning community and applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.
This is an academic administrator position with an anticipated start date in April 2021. This is an exempt position and is not subject to overtime.
Salary and Benefits:
- Anticipated Hiring Range: $138,029-$147,003 annually (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 21, Steps A-C).
- Annual salary step increases to maximum of salary range, $172,077 (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 21, Step G)
- 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.
- Employer-provided 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.
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 Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in counseling, business administration, education, or a related field.
3. Five years of increasingly responsible experience related to the area of assignment, including one year of supervisory responsibility.
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.
For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link: wvm.peopleadmin.com
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.