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Director, Special Programs
Rancho Santiago Community College District

Date Posted May 23, 2019
Title Director, Special Programs
University Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana, CA, United States
Department Special Programs
Application Deadline 6/19/2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Administration - Other
Director, Special Programs #CL19-1287
Business and Career Technical Education/Santiago Canyon College

The Apprenticeship program is offered in conjunction with employers including several labor unions and the Division of Apprenticeship Standards. Oversee administration of the apprenticeship program, consisting of master cost agreements with seven Training Trusts. Fostering relationships, acting as the local education agency for their programs. The Strong Workforce Program (SWP) initiative is to develop workforce opportunity and lift low-wage workers into living-wage jobs. Grouped into seven areas targeting student success, career pathways, workforce data and outcomes, curriculum, CTE faculty, regional coordination and funding.

2018-2019 Management Salary Schedule
Grade H $87,662.37 - 92,052.75 - 96,654.74 - 101,481.53 - 106,559.55 - 111,888.86 - 117,483.31 - $123,357.47/year

The District provides excellent medical and dental coverage and life insurance of a minimum of $50,000 or a maximum not to exceed the annual salary of the employee. Holidays, sick days, and vacation are earned in accordance with the Administrative Handbook. Payroll deductions include the California Public Employees' Retirement System and Social Security.

Starting Date: As soon as possible after the offer of employment.
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 5:00 PM

Has overall responsibility to a designated administrator for the supervision and administration of a specially funded program, including all assigned personnel and participants, all related records and reports; performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Designs, implements, coordinates, and directs activities related to specific projects. Analyzes data in relation to policy questions and study purposes; creates statistical tables and graphic displays. Writes comprehensive reports and makes oral presentations explaining research findings, implications, and applicability. Has overall supervision and day-to-day oversight of specially funded initiatives, as appropriate; assists in recruiting and selecting staff in all areas under direct supervision; provides for in-service training; supervises and evaluates staff, program functions and activities; responsible for the timely and accurate review and preparation of budget documents, including monthly expenditure reports and such documents and summaries as required by the funding source; has substantial responsibility for reporting, including program accountability reports and for seeking additional and alternative funding for programs and activities; responsible for the development and implementation of project goals, objectives, and activities associated with program operations, including but not limited to: planning seminars, training activities, workshops, orientations, public relations and recognition events, as well as for the documentation and evaluation of project activities and outcomes as measured against stated goals and objectives in final proposal, if applicable; supervises the recruitment, orientation, and on-going participation of individual program participants, their organizational sponsors or mentors, as appropriate, and provides overall support necessary to establish a new community-oriented support services program; successfully implements and institutionalizes project activities; responsible for establishing collaborative partnerships with community-based and other local organizations, public and private groups, State and national entities and affiliates to further project goals and objectives and meet critical student and/or community needs; provides substantial leadership and support to committees directly linked to service areas, including special program steering and advisory committees, district-wide committees or task forces.

This class reports to senior administrations and supervises all staff in areas of direct responsibility.

Any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree plus three years of related experience in project management. Experience involving work with community groups and governmental entities, documentation of program activities, and budget administration. Good knowledge of principles of supervision and management, record keeping, accountability, and thorough program documentation; research design and methods. Knowledge of state education code and district rules, regulations, and policies relating to the district's operation and administration, as well as state and federal rules, regulations, and policies. Ability to plan and implement programs; develop and manage budgets; design and administer research studies; write clear and concise complex documents; compile reports; work cooperatively with other employees and the public; establish positive and effective relationships; communicate effectively in writing and speech; comprehend and interpret financial statements; analyze situations and make appropriate decisions; supervise the work of others.

Selection Criteria
Application Screening
In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
Educational experience-breadth and depth
Work experience-breadth and depth
Demonstrated leadership capabilities
Program development
Community involvement
Demonstrated experience working with a diverse socioeconomic community
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others

Based upon the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and oral interview.

Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview. During the oral session, those selected for interviews will, in addition to the above, also be evaluated on the following factors:
Oral communication skills
Problem solving skills
Successful performance demonstration
Writing skills/demonstration

A predetermined set of questions will be asked of all applicants interviewed. Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure correct evaluation of their qualifications. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants.

Method of Application
For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the RSCCD application and upload all required documents online at by the specified closing date for the position. If you do not have a computer, there is a computer which can only access RSCCD employment website and scanner to upload application materials/documents (no USB) available at the Human Resources Department, 2323 North Broadway, Santa Ana, California, 92706, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date:
Resume (Required)
Cover Letter (Required)
Any additional supplemental materials (Optional)

Pre-Employment Requirements
Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide current verification of a negative TB test or chest x-ray, complete the district's fingerprinting process, and bring proof of their legal right to work in the United States. Cost of TB testing, fingerprinting and the fee for criminal records check will be paid for by the candidates.

The Rancho Santiago Community College District is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact the Human Resources Department for assistance.

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