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Director, Career and Transfer Services

Cerritos College
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 22, 2024

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director, Career and Transfer Services

Salary: $162,696.00 - $204,396.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: Director, Career Assessment-24
Closing: 4/3/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Department: Director, Career Assessment-24
Division: Career and Transfer Services


Equity and Diversity

The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal opportunity employment. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices. In fact, the college encourages applications from all segments of qualified people.

College Profile

Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at

Department Profile
Cerritos College has a Career and a Transfer Center that serve its diverse student population. The Career Center has 3 full time faculty members, 1 part-time, 3 full time classified and short-term hourly employees. It supports students through their career and major exploration through individual appointments, workshops, and campus wide events such as their Major Exploration Fair. It also houses the Re-Entry program and serves as the hub for all on campus hiring through its Employment Services.

The Transfer Center has 3 full-time faculty members, 1 part- time faculty, 2 full-time classified and short-term hourly employees. The center provides different programming such as a campus wide University Fair, Transfer Workshops, houses the Transfer Academy and provides students with one-on-one support through appointments and drop-ins.


Plans, supervises, assesses, and evaluates the Career Center and Transfer Center, integrating career and job placement services, student employment, job and prerequisite assessment, and re-entry education and training programs and services in the division that meet the needs of a highly diverse urban student population. They are responsible for directing equity-based services that connect students to major and career exploration and provide intentional transfer strategies and programming. The position also provides complex administrative support to the Dean of Counseling.

Distinguishing Career Features
The Director, Career and Transfer Services reports to the Dean, Counseling Services and is responsible for integrating career assessment and counseling. They are responsible for directing equity-based services that connect students to major and career exploration and provide intentional transfer strategies and programming. Organizing an office for optimum service and student goal achievements and success.

Job Duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the planning, development and scheduling of both Transfer and Career Center events, activities, and workshops for adult re-entry students, first generation, student employment, internships, such as but not limited to University Fairs, Career Fairs, Transfer Conference.
  • Oversees the daily operations, activities and services of the Career and Transfer Center. Provides information to students, employers and community-based agencies about services and resources.
  • Collaborates with faculty coordinators in Transfer Center to organize transfer specific programming such as Transfer Academy and Scholars Honors Program.
  • Collaborates with administrators, faculty, and staff to develop and coordinate programs and services and provide integrated instructional and student services that meet the needs of and promote the success of a diverse student population.
  • Provides leadership in the new and emerging technologies in support of student services.
  • Leads, trains, supervises, evaluates and provides information to staff to enhance their ability to accomplish the unit's objectives, vision, and mission. Certifies payroll for assigned personnel. Applies the terms and provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements; state and federal laws; and District Board Policies and Administrative Procedures in personnel matters.
  • Develops required plans and reports such as Transfer Center Plan every two years, unit plans, and program review.
  • Oversees planning of programs and activities for career services sections such as, but not limited to those for re-entry programs, assessment, career services, and student employment.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates, and schedules Center events, activities, and workshops. Develops and supervises off-site assessment and other services designed to support the District's student success and enrollment management goals and objectives. Oversees, develops, and distributes correspondence, flyers, mailers and other materials to publicize events, services, resources, orientations, workshops and other Center activities.
  • Ensures an up-to-date inventory of resources and materials for student and faculty access. Conducts research, reviews, and seeks new sources of career information and job referral opportunities.
  • Creates a robust plan to engage students with employers and university representatives to build up internships, degree to career path programming, and transfer path programming.
  • Stays current on job openings, employment trends, emerging careers and their educational requirements. Plans, organizes, coordinates and conducts campus and community outreach career and job services efforts.
  • Stays current on transfer information, employment trends, emerging careers and their educational requirements.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships and partners with community agencies, local employers, faculty and staff. Markets and provides information on campus recruiting, posting job announcements and working with the Career and Transfer Centers.
  • Ensures student files are up-to-date and participates in tracking student progress. Interviews students to determine career guidance needs. Refers students to counseling staff or other resources.
  • Establishes and implements resources and training for students, faculty, staff and the public, including the use of specialized software and the internet for job and career information searches.
  • Develops, prepares, and conducts classroom and workshop presentations on a variety of career and job services topics and Center resources and services.
  • Develops and monitors budgets and maximizes financial resources.
  • Monitors budget expenditures, transfers and online reporting including making recommendations for changes to budget, staffing, facilities, supplies and equipment.
  • Pursues additional funding sources as appropriate for both departments.
  • Develops and implements programs and services for new state and federal initiatives and/or grants related to career competencies and skill development or transfer to four-year universities for students.
  • Participates on or chairs committees, task forces, and special assignments.
  • Ensures accuracy of print and online publications related to the area of responsibility.
  • Prepares recommendations and/or contracts as appropriate and submits them to the administration and/or the Board of Trustees for consideration.
  • Responsible for providing leadership of administrative duties such as payroll, budget management, applying terms and provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreement, state and federal law and District Board Policies and Administrative Procedures.
  • Maintains currency of knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.
  • Work with IERPG to capture and compile accurate and timely data and statistics for both Career Services and the Transfer Center.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Minimum Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications for Education and Experience

    Requires a master's degree in Counseling, Psychology, Student Personnel, or related field and a minimum of one year of leadership, formal training, or internship, or experience reasonably related to this administrative assignment.

    Understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of the student, community, and employee population.

    Knowledge and Skills
    The position requires professional knowledge of:
  • Theories, principles, and practices associated with higher education counseling, curriculum and instruction, matriculation, career development, transfer process, and student services.
  • Development, maintenance and administration of a budget.
  • Philosophy and objectives of the community college and Guided Pathways.
  • Principles of functional leadership, training and performance evaluation.
  • Pertinent federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Learning and student success process, assessment, student learning outcomes, learning communities and application of technology.
  • Strategic planning in organization and management practices, assessment, analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and administrative needs.
  • Equity-minded practices for programing and student services.
  • The position requires demonstrated skill in:
  • Career and transfer theory and process.
  • Developing assessment, teaching, and learning processes that enhance student success and outcomes.
  • Organizing work and building an effective team to meet the needs of the assigned areas.
  • Oral and written language sufficient to prepare reports and professional correspondence.
  • Human relations/interpersonal skills to conduct performance reviews, deliver presentations, and convey technical information to a wide variety of audiences.

  • Abilities
    This position requires the ability to:
  • Learn, interpret, and ensure compliance with state and federal laws, Title 5, and other federal and state regulations as related to the responsibilities of the position.
  • Be open to change and new methods in the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Continuously engage in learning and self-improvement.
  • Meet change with innovation to promote and meet the college mission.
  • Organize, plan, develop, and write new programs, develop new concepts, analyze outcomes, and prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Guide and direct others in goal achievement.
  • Direct and facilitate development of personal and team perspectives, and develop and deliver training programs.
  • Develop and monitor budgets and maximize financial resources.
  • Work cooperatively and productively with internal and external constituencies.
  • Advocate for shared governance, collegiality, staff cohesiveness and for the core values of the institution.
  • Physical Abilities
    This position requires the ability to:
  • Function in an office environment performing work of primarily a sedentary nature with some requirement to move about campus and to off-campus locales.
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with members of the campus community through various modalities. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Must be able to recognize printed material (printed or online) for more than 50% of the expected work time.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Requires the ability to lift, push, and pull objects of medium weight (less than 30 lbs.) on an occasional basis with or without accommodation.
  • Work a flexible schedule which may include evenings, weekends, and split schedules.

  • Licenses and Certificates

    Requires a valid driver's license.

    Working Conditions

    Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist

    Supplemental Information

    Required Documents

    1. Letter of Interest

    2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae

    3. Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and conferral date of the degree)
    4. Required Special Document
    **Please upload your responses to the the following questions and upload this
    special document with your application materials**
    A) This position will oversee two departments, how will your experience help you
    provide leadership for both areas?
    B) What knowledge, skills, and/or experience will help you lead both the Career and
    Transfer Centers? Please provide detailed examples.

    It is the applicant's responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The website address is

    Application materials must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.
    Salary/Fringe Benefits

    Grade 37 on Management Salary Schedule ($13,558.00/month-$17,033.00/month).

    Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash in lieu option available on medical insurance.)

    Participation in the Public Employee's Retirement System that is also integrated with Social Security or State Teacher's Retirement System

    22 days annual vacation.

    Conditions of Employment

    This is a full-time 12-calendar month academic manager position. Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process. Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, Federal Bureau of Investigation (no fee if obtained at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.

    An annual stipend of $4,002 shall be provided to management employees with an earned doctorate degree.
    Board Policy 2905 requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. The District requires all employees to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website; Cerritos College - Chapter 2 - Board of Trustees. Employees may submit requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for consideration. Details are available on the District's COVID-19 webpage.

    Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.
    Candidates must be available to work on site and be able to provide proof of California residency prior to employment.

    Management employees are not eligible to hold an additional Cerritos faculty assignment.

    Please note - the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas.

    To apply, visit

    The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. . jeid-eb129f2d18179746857d8199184e4386

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