Program Director II, EOPS/CARE & CalWORKs
West Valley-Mission Community College District
Closing Date: 9/26/2021
The Division of Student Services is seeking a talented leader to
fill the position of Program Director II, EOPS/CARE & CalWORKs.
Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences
to address the cultural and educational needs of our diverse
student population are encouraged to apply.
Mission College serves a region of the San Francisco Bay Area that
includes urban neighborhoods, business centers and residential
communities. Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, Mission
College enjoys an entrepreneurial and innovative energy in sync
with its closest technology and business neighbors. Mission College
has been identified by the federal government as being both an
AANAPISI and a Hispanic-serving institution. Currently, Federal HSI
and AANAPISI grants support our efforts to bridge achievement gaps
for these groups.
The purpose of this position is to plan, organize and direct the
activities of the Extended Opportunity Program & Services
(EOPS), Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE), and
California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)
programs within the student services division; to serve as the
Director of these of these categorical student programs; to
coordinate section activities with other divisions or departments;
and to provide highly responsible technical support to the Vice
President, Student Services.
The successful candidate will be an equity-minded professional
committed to closing achievement gaps and further committed to
collaboration with faculty, classified professional staff,
administration, students and members of the greater community
towards student success.
This is an academic administrator position with an anticipated
start date of November 15, 2021. This is an exempt, management
position and is not subject to overtime.
Work Location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA.
Salary and Benefits:
Anticipated Hiring Range:
- $144,930-$154,353 annually (Administrative Salary Schedule,
Program Director II classification, Range 21, Steps A-C).
- Annual salary step increases to maximum of salary range,
$180,681 (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 21, Step H).
- 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.
- Voluntary 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
- 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
In addition, the Director of EOPS/CARE & CalWORKs is required
4. Two years of experience, within the last four years, with one of
- In the management or administration of educational programs,
community organizations, government programs, or private industry
in which the applicant dealt predominantly with ethnic minorities
or persons handicapped by language, social or economic
- As a community college EOPS counselor or EOPS instructor, or
have comparable experience in working with disadvantaged
5. A minimum of six units of college-level course work
predominantly relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped
by educational, language, or social disadvantages
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
For more information on this position and to apply, please visit
our website at the following link: wvm.peopleadmin.com
- Administer, develop, organize, coordinate, implement and
supervise the operations and activities of assigned student
- Recommend and implement section goals and objectives; establish
performance standards and methods for assigned student and/or
instructional programs; develop and implement policies and
- 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
- 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.
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
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal