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San Diego Community College District
  • Position Number: 1268312
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Student Affairs and Services -

Director of EOPS / STAR TRIO

San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 8/23/2018

Position Number: 00120060

Location: San Diego Mesa College

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The Position:
From San Diego Mesa College President Pamela Luster:
San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for classified positions. The College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students. As the Leading College of Equity & Excellence, we take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all of our students.
As the largest college in the San Diego Community College District, the institution enjoys a solid financial standing, state of the art facilities, and a world class faculty and staff. For 54 years, Mesa College has been on the leading edge, from offering a Community College Bachelor's Degree, to being the #1 California Community College to graduate students with an Associate Degree for Transfer. We embrace the mission of community colleges, and are committed to empowering our students to maximize their potential, leading to healthy and thriving communities.
We are adding new staff, faculty and administrators who, alongside our stellar colleagues, will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment.

San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for the position of EOPS/STAR TRIO Director. The position reports to the Dean of Student Success and Equity and is responsible for managing and providing leadership and oversight to the Extended Opportunities Programs and Services (EOPS) and the Federally Funded grant program, STAR TRIO.

Mesa College is the Leading College of Equity and Excellence; the successful candidate will serve an instrumental role in strengthening our institutional capacity to serve our disproportionally impacted and disadvantaged students. This management position will plan, organize, and direct comprehensive overview and program improvement of the EOPS Program including the Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) Program, Former Foster Youth, AB540, Homeless, and TRIO.

Major Responsibilities:
Plan, manage, organize, and provide leadership for the all components of a campus EOPS program and related programs, including instruction, counseling assessment, college orientation and tutorial services. Plan, manage, organize, and provide leadership for the all components of a Federally Funded STAR TRIO program and related programs, including instruction, counseling assessment, college orientation and tutorial services. Develop and manage required annual State plans and budgets for EOPS and Federally Funded TRIO program. Provide direction and oversight to the colleges foster youth and AB540 initiatives. Interpret, implement and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local guidelines. Interpret and explain legal requirements and District policies and procedures to students, faculty, staff, and the public. Select, supervise, and evaluate academic and classified employees. Assign staff duties, responsibilities, work schedules and locations in accordance with established District policy; plan and coordinate orientation and staff development. Collaborate with other departments to coordinate programs/services and to promote effective communication and compliance with District policies and procedures. Attend, represent and participate in District wide, local, State and national level committees, groups, conferences, advisory boards and professional organizations to develop effective programs and services. Establish program goals: identify special materials needed by students; identify needs of students who are disadvantaged by language, social and economic handicaps; and assess need for new programs/services and facilitate their development and implementation. Develop and implement policies and procedures; prepare guidelines and manuals for programs supervised. Develop relationships and agreements with four-year institutions to promote and facilitate transfer. Explain and interpret program objectives and college course offerings to students, campus community and the public. Establish, review and evaluate student learning outcomes, program effectiveness and student success using data supported techniques. Work sensitively with persons from diverse backgrounds.

Any combination of training and experience equivalent to at least two years of experience, within the last four years, either in: the management of administration of educational programs, community organizations, government programs or private industry in which dealt primarily with ethnic minorities and/or persons handicapped by language, social or economic disadvantages; or as a community college EOPS counselor or EOPS instructor or comparable experience in working with disadvantaged youth and a minimum of six units of college-level course work predominately relating to ethnic minorities as defined in Education Code, Section 56226 and/or persons handicapped by language, social or economic disadvantages. The following are also required for this academic/ educational administrator assignment: Degrees must be from accredited institutions. Possession of a Masters degree, AND One (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrators assignment. OR Possession of a lifetime California Community College Chief Administrative Officer Credential, AND Two (2) years of recent management experience in an institution of higher education.

Desired Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have established the highest level of professional competence as evidenced by: Accomplishment in integrating student services and instruction to achieve the college mission. Demonstration of effectiveness in organizing and coordinating projects/programs within an institution of higher education, including budget management. Ability to a) establish and maintain a professional working relationship with counseling and classroom faculty and, b) work cooperatively with student services staff. Knowledge of or experience in student services programs (such as TRIO, EOPS, Counseling, SSSP, Equity). Knowledge of and experience in the use of computers and networks in student services applications. Demonstrated cultural competence and sensitivity to diversity. Experience interpreting and applying local, state, and federal regulations, and District policies and procedures which relate to student services. Ability to communicate effectively in writing. Train and supervise personnel.


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All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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