Program Manager, Cal SOAP
Kern Community College District
$68,305.09 - $89,622.21 Annually
Categorical Programs (EOPS, CARE, CalWORKs,
NextUp, AB540, DSPS, FKCE, Cal-SOAP, SEAP)
Cal-SOAP was established by the California Legislature (Ed
Code Section 69560) to improve the flow of information about
post-secondary education and financial aid and to increase the
achievement levels of low-income secondary students or geographic
regions with documented low eligibility or college participation
rates. Cal-SOAP is an outreach program of the California Student
Aid Commission (CSAC) serving primarily high school students.
Cal-SOAP is charged with increasing college, career, and financial
aid awareness as well as increasing the number of students
completing college and financial aid
1) Must be familiar with systems of higher education and financial
aid eligibility/application process.
2) Budget and reconciliation experience desired.
3) Strong communication and presentation skills.
4) Supervision experience desired.
Under direction of the Programs Director or assigned supervisor,
the Program Manager is responsible for managing assigned program
activities associated with maintaining quality academic and student
Manage the implementation of multiple project activities to meet or
exceed assigned program(s) expectations.
Manage and monitor budgets to ensure compliance with regulations
and/or directives from program agencies and cooperative educational
Assist in preparation and administration of budget, control and
authorize expenditures, approve invoices for payment, and respond
to budget inquiries from college staff.
Supervise and coordinate department planning and operations;
personnel supervision, including development and evaluation of all
Coordinate the release of project information and outreach
activities to familiarize students with the services and programs
of the college.
Develop and implement methods to identify and serve students who
meet project guidelines, assessing their needs and providing
programming to address those needs.
Participate in meetings and conferences related to programs within
the assigned area; disseminate information, coordinate projects and
implement procedural changes; follow up on action items, and
develop program reports as needed.
Market the College and assigned program(s) to the College community
and the general public.
Perform related duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree required.
Two years of experience related to area of assignment.
Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability
backgrounds of community college students and employees.
Knowledge and Abilities
Student services available at the college.
Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
Principles and procedures of financial record-keeping and
Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations
related to the assigned special programs processes.
Principles of public speaking.
Record-keeping and report preparation methods.
Principles of providing work direction and guidance to
Correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Evaluate and implement project goals.
Communicate information to individuals and groups.
Interpret and apply the policies and procedures of the college and
the project initiatives.
Interact with and motivate others.
Maintain records and prepare reports.
Prepare and monitor budgets.
Supervise and provide work direction and guidance to assigned
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working
relationships with others.
Collaborate with college personnel and key project staff to track
program effectiveness based on evidenced based milestones for
Develop and facilitate orientations, seminars, and workshops
designed to familiarize students, faculty, and staff with assigned
special programs opportunities.
SALARY RANGE$ 68,305.63 - $
89,622.22 annuallyMaximum Entry Level Salary:
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of
Complete application packets will be
accepted until the position is filled; but those received by
September 27, 2021
are assured consideration. The
College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the
recruitment/selection process at any point.
Completed application packet must include:
It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any
personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This
includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of
- Completed Online Application for Employment form
- Current resume
- Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
- Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
- List of five (5) professional references - Listed on
Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or
universities outside of the United States must have their
coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member
of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services
(NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI).
A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in
the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the
necessary arrangements. EEO Plan 2021-2024
Note: The District is
strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles
of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse
pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of
national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic
information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical
or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/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 or any other characteristic protected
by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures
Discrimination Free Work Environment
The District does not provide
sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work
authorization should be established at the time of application
All applicants must apply online at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/kccd/jobs/3163211/program-manager-cal-soap
Emails will not be accepted.