Academic Specialist - Career Technical Education (CTE), pursuant to Ed Code 87470

California, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 28, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Employment Opportunity

Are you interested in creating an amazing educational environment for students who are part of an equity driven community? Faculty at Cabrillo College provide quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world, one student at a time!


Salary Range:
$60,422 to $92,684 per year, salary placement is determined by documented education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $3,816 per year is provided to eligible faculty.

Benefits : Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, life, short and long term, and vision (optional) insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalSTRS Retirement and an Employee Assistance Program. Please see the Benefits link on the HR webpage for more information.

Work-Life Balance: This opportunity is a full time, 100% assignment, 10 months per year. Cabrillo faculty enjoy a 185-day work schedule.

About the Position: Cabrillo College is seeking an Academic Specialist in the Career Technical Education (CTE) area who, under direction, coordinates and provides data-driven direction for the development and support of noncredit education programs, including activities related to Greater Opportunities through Adult Learning (GOAL) program, and Credit for Prior Learning (CPL); collaborates with internal and external constituents to create breadth and depth of noncredit services to help students transition to college pathways and to develop workforce skills; and performs related duties as assigned. This position is categorically-funded, pursuant to Education Code 87470.

Cabrillo’s Commitment to Diversity : The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,500+ students per term, including LatinX (46.82%), Multi-Ethnic (5.14%), Asian (2.53%), African-American (1.08%), Filipino (0.79%), American Indian or Alaskan Native (0.30%), and Pacific Islander (0.16%) as of Fall 2019. At Cabrillo, 56.66% of students are students of color and 54.91% are economically disadvantaged. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

Cabrillo College has a tradition of collegial governance, and employees at all levels possess a long history of participatory governance in all levels of decision-making at the college. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its students and community.

About the Department: Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs offers cutting-edge CTE programs within 13 of the 15 industry sectors defined by the California Department of Education. They offer both academic and career-oriented courses, and these programs help prepare our students for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, in-demand careers. Many also provide students with the chance to gain hands-on experience through work-based learning opportunities, or prepare them to transfer to four-year institutions.

About the College : Situated on Monterey Bay in the county of Santa Cruz, California, Cabrillo College is highly regarded for its success of transfer and career education, and currently serves over 11,400 students each semester. Cabrillo College transfers many of its students to three nearby universities – the University of California at Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, and California State University at Monterey Bay. Cabrillo's career education is closely connected to the nearby agricultural and farming industries as well as the Silicon Valley business environment.

Faculty at Cabrillo College actively participate in curriculum development, program planning, and serve on participatory governance committees. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its diverse student body and community.

Examples of Duties

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Oversee the development of noncredit in CTE programs leading to certificates and degrees.
  • Communicate with Student Services program personnel, District administrators and support personnel, representatives of State and Federal agencies, educational institutions, social service organizations, counselors and others to coordinate programs, procedures and activities.
  • Provide curriculum development support for CTE courses and programs, for all noncredit development including CTE courses and programs, with a program development tracking sheet that includes labor market information and employer letters.
  • Liaison between student services and instruction to promote CPL, ease the student process, collect data, and designate CPL on transcripts.
  • Collaborate with faculty discipline experts to identify and implement new CPL opportunities for Cabrillo students.
  • Develop outcome metrics, collect and analyze data related to outcomes.
  • Develop, support and help manage enrollment processes for noncredit and/or CPL.
  • Serve on and attend the GOAL Adult Education board meetings, support noncredit courses and programs with adult learners in mind and in partnership with GOAL for marketing and outreach, onboarding support, program development, external partners and Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) coordination.
  • Attend regular Curriculum Committee meetings, Guided Pathway workgroup meetings, CTE meetings, GOAL meetings, and other relevant college meetings
  • Coordinate marketing and outreach efforts with CTE, GOAL, and Cabrillo Outreach.
  • Stay abreast of regulations and policies regarding noncredit.
  • Oversee, coordinate and ensure accreditation standards regarding the CPL State Initiative: ACCJC Policy on CPL.
  • Report to Instruction Council, Faculty Senate, Instructional Administrator Council, division and department as requested.
  • Inform faculty on regulations and requirements including census reporting for noncredit and attendance accounting methods.
  • Prepares, recommends and implements budgets.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disabi­lity, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to serving students from diverse backgrounds, interests, goals and abilities.
  • Any Master's Degree OR
  • Valid Lifetime California Community College instructor credential OR
  • *Equivalent AND
  • Three (3) years of successful experience in teaching, curriculum development, student instructional support.

Desired Professional Experience:
  • Experience working with community and/or professional organizations.
  • Experience working across disciplines and with all levels of administration and staff.


Knowledge of:
  • Principles, policies, practices and methods for developing and supporting development of noncredit courses and programs.
  • Principles and practices for developing curriculum, enrollment.
  • Methods and practices for measuring program outcomes and reporting.
  • District rules, policies and procedures.
  • District operations and College curriculum and Guided Pathways.
  • Practices and techniques of sound business communication; correct English usage, including spell­ing, grammar and punctuation.
  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment including advanced knowledge of computers and applicable software programs, databases and systems.
  • Applicable sections of the California Education Code, Title V and other applicable laws.

Skills and Abilities to:
  • Plan, develop and implement a framework to increase the District's noncredit course offerings through ongoing expansion of current offerings.
  • Develop, implement and document consistent practices, processes, and procedures.
  • Collaborate with faculty, the Career Development Director, and other staff, to build an effective noncredit CTE programs.
  • Skill to develop, analyze, and communicate relevant data.
  • Organize, set priorities and exercise sound, independent judgement within areas of responsibility.
  • Operate a computer and utilize standard business software.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Uphold the District’s mission, values and objectives including equity and Guided Pathways.
  • Support an inclusive work environment that fosters diversity, respect and engagement.


  • A valid California driver’s license or ability to access and use alternative transportation.

Additional Information


  1. Complete application
  2. Resume detailing teaching and work experience
  3. Answer Supplemental Questions
  4. Attach unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended showing degree(s) conferred (copies, photos, and downloads are acceptable). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency at the applicant’s expense - click here for more information
Please note : All application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date indicated above.

Attention Applicants
Only completed applications with the above required documents will be reviewed by the committee. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be reviewed . Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, birth date, age, and gender from your application materials. Expenses related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the applicant. Cabrillo is unable to sponsor work visas.

Selection Procedure
A search committee will review and invite applicants for an interview. Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview. A written performance exercise and/or presentation/demonstration may be a part of the interview, and finalists may be invited to return for a second interview. All notifications will be via email, and can also be accessed through your application profile.

Conditions of Employment
Selected candidates given a conditional offer of employment are required to submit tuberculosis screening clearance results, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and present their Social Security card upon hire (for payroll purposes).

EEO Statement
Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Human Resources via .

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