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Director, STEP & Pathways to Opportunity Statewide

Director, STEP & Pathways to Opportunity Statewide

Requisition ID

Pathways to Opportunity

SEC-Southeast Campus

Employment Type
Administrative-Full Time

Best Consideration Date

Position Summary

The Director of STEP and Pathways to Opportunity Statewide supports the statewide leadership and implementation of key student success and economic mobility initiatives. The Director works in partnership with all 17 Oregon community colleges and public universities, as well as federal, state, and local entities. In addition to coalition building, the position is responsible for administering and managing multiple statewide consortia grants, which currently include:
  • STEP (SNAP Training and Employment Program)
  • Pathways to Opportunity
  • ICAP (Inclusive Career Advancement Program)
  • Benefits Navigators (House Bill 2835)
The position supervises 3.0 FTE academic professionals who provide technical support and coordination across statewide consortia program areas. The position reports directly to the Pathways to Opportunity Program Dean and is organizationally positioned within Academic Affairs.

While the position supports statewide work, it will be primarily located at the Southeast Campus, with the possibility of a hybrid schedule.

Portland Community College strives to develop and sustain a collaborative community committed to excellence in teaching and learning so that students are provided the equitable opportunity to successfully achieve their academic goals. In order to actualize our commitment to opportunity and equitable student success, we seek transformational leaders who exemplify the PCC Leadership competencies:

PCC Leadership Competencies:

Advances Racial and Social Justice
Identifies systemic racism and social oppression and actively works toward their elimination; implements culturally responsive practices and processes to achieve equitable student outcomes.

Drives Vision and Purpose

Articulates and executes a vision for student-centered (flexible, multimodal, inclusive) delivery of instruction and services.

Drives Engagement
Builds ownership in transformational change and establishes conditions for authentic exploration and engagement cross-departmentally to arrive at collaborative solutions that lead to student success.

Accelerates Agility and Innovation
Analyzes systems, policies and practices and commits to continuous program improvement through the strategic use of culturally responsive data.

Builds Partnerships

Partners to solve problems, adapts communication and approaches, supports healthy conflict, and develops strong relationships across all disciplines and functional areas to advance institutional goals.

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and establish relationships with partners to collaborate, innovate, and lead coalition work.
  • Experience managing multiple funding streams, contracts, grants (federal, state, and private), including budget, reporting, and procurement responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to track, manage, and achieve performance outcomes.
  • Experience leading and coaching a diverse (i.e. racial/ethnic, disability aware) team, such as statewide communities of practice and a team of direct reports.
  • Knowledge of workforce development programs and partnerships.
  • Recognizes systemic inequities for historically disenfranchised students and the need to address processes, policies, and practices to close opportunity gaps.
  • Demonstrates awareness of one’s own cultural background and how it influences perception, values, practices, and shapes their leadership.
Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).
  • Master’s Degree in Administration, Education, Organizational Development, Social Science or related area.
  • Five (5) years progressively responsible experience in workforce development or higher education implementing complex programs, projects, or grants involving multiple external partners. Two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • OR Bachelor’s Degree in Administration, Education, Organizational Development, Social Science or related area AND seven (7) years progressively responsible experience related to the area of assignment including two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • OR Bachelor’s Degree in any field AND nine (9) years progressively responsible experience related to the area of assignment including two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • OR eleven (11) years progressively responsible experience related to the area of assignment including two (2) years of supervisory experience.
Position Grade

Starting Salary Expectations
Minimum $90,523 to range midpoint of $110,892. Placement will generally not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity.

Position Grade Salary Range
$90523 to $131258 Annual Salary


PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. After one year of management or confidential service, PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management and confidential personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.
Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.
Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- 14.67 hours of vacation leave per month
- 1 day of sick leave per month
- 11 holidays
- 3 additional personal leave days per year

View a complete list of PCC benefits .

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Work environment includes frequent disruptions and changes in priorities. Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. Working hours may vary and some evening or weekend work is required. Frequent travel to other locations in and outside of the College district is required and possession of a current driver license. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily.

Background Check Required

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:
  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA
Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

Notice of the Availability of the Annual Security Report:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), you may view Portland Community College’s (PCC) most recent Annual Security Report (ASR) on the Department of Public Safety website. The ASR contains current security and safety-related policy disclosure statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information and resources, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains crime statistics for Clery Act crimes which occurred on PCC properties for the last three calendar years. Paper copies of the ASR are available upon request at all Department of Public Safety offices.

Special Conditions for this position:

This position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). Campus Security Authorities must immediately report Clery Act crimes that occurred on Portland Community College’s Clery geography on the Crime Incident Report (CIRTrac™) located on the Department of Public Safety’s Clery Act compliance webpage . Following entry of a report on CIRTrac™ PCC’s Clery Specialist will (1) analyze the report for issuance of a timely warning or emergency notification; and (2) will determine if the report should be included in the annual statistical disclosures. The Clery Specialist shall annually assign CSAs online Clery Act training to ensure they are provided proper training to fulfill their reporting responsibilities required by the Clery Act and PCC’s Clery Act policy.

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