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The Division of Student Services is seeking a talented leader to fill the position of Director of the ACCESS (TRiO-SSS) Program.
Under supervision of the Vice President of Student Services, or designated Student Services administrator, develop, organize, coordinate, implement and supervise the day-to-day program activities and operations of the Mission College ACCESS Programs. The Director is responsible for officially representing and serving as a spokesperson for the units; assisting students, staff and faculty in accordance with policies of the U.S. and California Departments of Education, WVM District and other applicable state and federal regulations; monitoring and implementing the approved program budgets; completing detailed college, state and federal reporting; and training, supervising and evaluating the performance of assigned personnel.
The Director of ACCESS is a classified management position that is directly responsible for ensuring that appropriate services for ACCESS are provided; and that student records are appropriately maintained. The Director must be able to skillfully manage faculty and staff, and be responsible for ensuring budgeting and reporting requirements are met. In addition, the Director must understand, promote, and ensure the connection between ACCESS functions and student learning and institutional effectiveness outcomes.
The incumbent must work closely with other college and district administrators in an environment of participatory governance to provide optimum quality services to students, faculty and staff at a community college. The position is accountable to requirements of the U.S. and CA Departments of Education and the College/District. It supplies program activities and services, including student recruitment, enrollment, financial aid assistance to attain educational retention and completion objectives; its duties seek to prepare low-income, first generation and disabled college students for college success, graduation and transfer.
Mission College is located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Our staff and faculty are among the most qualified in the state and our students appreciate the college for its friendly staff and supportive atmosphere.
Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.
More information on the TRIO/SSS ACCESS Program can be found here: http://www.missioncollege.edu/student_services/access.
100% of full time, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of November 18, 2015. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is a Classified Administrator and part of the Administrative employee unit.
Work Location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA
We have begun a district-wide classification study of all regular, non-faculty staff positions. A classification study is a process of studying, analyzing, and describing the nature and level of work performed by employees. This classification study will ultimately produce uniform job descriptions for every employee.
The classification study will also include a compensation study that will provide information on what other employers pay employees who are performing similar duties. The District will use this information to ensure that our employees are adequately compensated.
The classification study started in November 2014 and will take approximately 12 months to complete. As a result of this study, it is possible for the job description and/or compensation to change in this position opening.
Any combination equivalent to:
1. Education – Four year degree from an accredited college or university;
2. Experience – Three years of increasingly responsible experience in an area related to the administrative assignment;
3. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
The successful candidate will be a caring and compassionate leader whose working style evidences wisdom, integrity, and a commitment to building community and fostering civility. The Director must be able to demonstrate an appreciation of and an ability to work in an environment that values interest-based bargaining and shared governance. A strategic thinker and planner, the candidate will require vision, energy, courage to make progressive decisions, and commitment to academic quality
The candidate’s application will provide evidence of the following:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.
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