Program Director, Physical Science, Mathematics and Engineering Center - Foothill College in Los Altos Hills California

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Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

United States


Detailed Job Description

Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Foothill College

Program Director, Physical Science, Mathematics and Engineering Center
Job #13-011
*Closing Date: 10/5/12

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for Program Director, Physical Science, Math and Engineering Center, Foothill College. This is a non- tenure track faculty position and is dependent upon grant funding.

The Physical Science, Mathematics and Engineering (PSME) Center programs include weekly, drop-in, group and online tutoring, course-specific supplemental instruction, mentoring, workshops training for students, staff and faculty, and instructional computing labs and assessment.

Under the direction of the PSME Dean, provide leadership and guidance in the coordination, decision-making, development and expansion of academic support programs to improve student access, retention and success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with special attention to at-risk students, students in developmental level courses and those from underrepresented groups. Serve as the instructor of record for supplemental instruction in the PSME center, and oversee and revise, as needed the supplemental instruction curriculum. Be willing and capable to be a classroom teacher. Oversee instructional associates, tutors, and volunteers. Assist the PSME dean in evaluating the performance of assigned staff according to established policies and procedures. Plan, develop, implement, and integrate STEM academic support programs. Work closely with other college programs to integrate math and science support efforts into a campus-wide approach to student support services. Supervise the selection, hiring, and training of mathematics, science, and technology tutors. Conduct regular meetings to communicate, review and revise program guidelines, tutor training and direction. Work closely with faculty to develop and deliver effective instructional support. Advise faculty in effective pedagogy for basic skills, and coordinate faculty mentoring for students and tutors. Research issues, trends, theories and methodologies related to developmental education, student learning, and retention in STEM courses. Implement program policies and directives according to District, state, and federal guidelines. Prepare proposals, reports, presentations and informational materials for management and state/federal agencies. Assist grant reporting requirements and participate in program reviews. Ensure program expenses do not exceed allocation, propose budget changes, and participate in funding requests. Anticipate future funding needs and identify new funding sources. Work with institutional research to collect and analyze program data; provide suggestions based on final analysis.

1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
2. Any combination equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science or engineering.

1. Master’s degree in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science or engineering.
2. Experience in learning assistance and instructional support programs.
3. Five years of related instructional experience.
4. Two years effective supervisory experience in a complex educational environment.
5. Experience with and commitment to culturally and ethnically diverse groups and learning styles.
6. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
7. Experience with state or national efforts in basic skills and STEM education.
8. Experience with grant mechanisms for funding such efforts.

In addition, successful candidates will demonstrate the following:
1. Ability to effectively instruct students from diverse backgrounds.
2. Ability to prioritize and schedule work.
3. Ability to form cooperative working relationships with faculty, counselors, administrators and staff regarding programs.
4. Ability to maintain and analyze records and data using appropriate technology.
5. Knowledge of regulations applicable to a learning support environment.

To apply for this position, submit all required application materials (listed below) to

1. A District application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-
2. economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
3. A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position of Program Director, Physical Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Center.
4. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
5. All college transcripts scanned in Word or PDF version.

We do not accept JPEG or other file formats for transcripts. Both Foothill De Anza CCD employees and external candidates must submit transcripts. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain and submit transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company, and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant’s expense.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application materials.

Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted.

HIRING RANGE: $57,904-$95,099 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant’s verified education and experience.

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long-term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, 11 months.
Grant funded from: (9/1/12 -6/30/17) This is a year-to-year position pending funding.
May require weekend or evening hours providing general oversight.


Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant
to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
(650) 949-6217

*This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.

To apply directly, please visit:



Keyword Phrases

  • Program Director, Physical Science, Mathematics
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 5 years
Level of Job: Director
Salary: $57,904 - $95,099
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume