METAS PROJECT DIRECTOR
METAS PROJECT DIRECTOR
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
Close/First Review Date: 07/18/2021
Campus Location: San Jose City College
The METAS Project Director reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs at San Jose City College. This is a full time, 12 months per year, management position.
Reporting to the President or assigned administrator, the METAS Project Director plans, organizes, and implements strategies to increase the success of Latino students attending San Jose City College. This includes building and aligning academic support programs (supplemental instruction and specialized orientations) with student equity centered college programs such as Puente, Umoja, Summer Bridge, San Jose Promise, Milpitas Promise, and others. The METAS Project Director assists faculty in implementing best practices for enhancing student success, and working directly with the San Jose and Milpitas Latino communities.
NATURE and SCOPE
The METAS Project Director is a classified management position responsible for overseeing the Title V Hispanic Serving Institution five-year grant awarded to the college by the U.S. Department of Education. The Director will develop strategies, programs, and services to comply with grant requirements. The Director collaborates with faculty, staff, and administrators in Academic Affairs and Student Affairs to ensure that the grant project aligns and supports the College's Strategic Plan and Student Equity goals.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. In collaboration with academic affairs and student affairs, develops strategies, programs, and services to improve the academic success of Latino students in ESL and basic skills, thereby enhancing students' ability to graduate and transfer.
2. In collaboration with academic affairs and student affairs, Develops and oversees academic support programs to provide supplemental instruction such as tutoring, learning communities, promise programs, special study groups, and workshops.
3. In collaboration with academic affairs and student affairs, Develops orientation programs for students by involving parents and strengthening counseling services to serve students.
4. In collaboration with college's Professional Development Committee, Provides professional development leadership to assist faculty and staff in implementing and evaluating high impact and culturally responsive best practices for student success.
5. Meets regularly with the President's staff, the project management staff, and others to report grant progress; communicates with the Title V program office; and attends Title V conferences.
6. Develops and maintains a Title V Policy and Procedures manual that embodies the requirements of the program statute, regulations, and policy statements.
7. Supervises and evaluates the performance of staff assigned to the grant; interviews and participates in selecting employees; trains, counsels, disciplines, and terminates personnel according to established policies and procedures.
8. Produces and maintains monthly time and effort records for all staff working on the grant.
9. Acts as the liaison to programs at San Jose City College, the Latino community, and the Advisory Board.
10. Manages the Title V budget by maintaining grant funds in separate/restricted accounts, approves all expenditures and spends funds in a timely manner in accordance with terms of grant award, and assists in proper inventory and identification of any equipment acquired through the grant.
11. Ensures consultants and contracts are on schedule and in compliance with college policies, rules and regulations, and federal requirements.
12. Coordinates the overall evaluation of the project with an external evaluator and college staff.
13. Coordinates the preparation of all required reports, including any interim reports, the annual performance report, and the final report.
14. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
1. Community demographics including the needs of low-income and disadvantaged students, age appropriate career development, and community resources.
2. Culturally responsive, research-based pedagogical and student services strategies to enhance student learning and improve student retention.
3. Performance indicators for measuring individual and project success.
4. Organization and management practices as applied to the development, design, and evaluation of programs.
5. Budget administration and control.
6. Principles of functional leadership, training, and performance evaluation.
7. Culturally responsive interpersonal and communication skills for organizational effectiveness and team building.
8. Formal presentation skills to diverse audiences.
9. Preparation of professional reports and correspondence.
10. Principles of student recruitment, retention, and orientation programs.
11. Recordkeeping techniques.
Skills and Abilities to:
1. Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of assigned staff.
2. Develop and implement grant objectives.
3. Prepare comprehensive summaries, reports, and detailed program evaluations.
4. Plan and organize work to meet schedules and timelines.
5. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
6. Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, in a culturally-competent manner.
7. Work effectively with diverse students, faculty, staff, administrators and community groups.
8. Conduct and facilitate meetings effectively.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
1. Bachelor’s degree and one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience or a combination of training, internship or leadership experience to equal one year.
1. Two years of experience in postsecondary instruction or counseling/student support services in a college environment.
2. Two years of experience managing postsecondary and/or grant program.
3. Knowledge of equity-centered educational research on best practices to support student success of Latino and other students of color.
4. Demonstrated experience working with academic/student support programs that focus on retention and success of Latino and other students of color.
5. Knowledge of the Latino community with experience providing service to recently-immigrated Latino students, especially those from Mexico.
4. Bilingual Spanish/English ability, both written and oral.
District’s Diversity Requirements
- Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the
diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual
orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups
historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced
- Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major
duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in
the District’s hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent
transferable skills to do so.
$114,230 - $138,850 Annual Salary (Range M23: Management 2019-2020 Salary Schedule). Starting salary placement is generally at Step 1.
Excellent fringe benefit package includes District paid medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Manager and supervisor positions also include 22 vacation days, 18 holidays, 12 sick leave days and 6 administrative leave days per year.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://sjeccd.peopleadmin.com/
About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.
As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District’s emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.
The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisors and confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.