Program Coordinator (MESA Program) - West Valley-Mission Community College District in Saratoga California

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West Valley-Mission Community College District

Saratoga, California 95070

United States


Detailed Job Description

Program Coordinator (MESA Program)

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Closing Date: 7/9/2015


The MESA Program (Math Engineering Science Achievement) is seeking a talented individual to fill the position of Program Coordinator.

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.

Under the direction of the program director, the Program Coordinator will oversee, plan and organize the development of the program activities. These might include workshops, tours, scholarship search, mentorship program, conversational groups et. al. S/He will conduct workshops and make classroom and community presentations and act as a liaison in establishing a calendar of cultural events and activities. Activities will also include collecting and maintaining data. S/He will also work as part of the Program team.

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.


100% of full time, 37.5 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of August 19, 2015. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is a member of the West Valley-Mission Classified Employees Association (WVMCEA ), Office, Technical & Business Services Employee Unit.

Work Location: Mission College campus, 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 is expected to take approximately 9-12 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.

Salary and Benefits:

• Anticipated Hiring Range: $3,976–$4,328 monthly (WVMCEA Salary Schedule, Range 57, Steps A-C).

• Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse, and/or dependents.

• Employer-paid long term disability for employee.

• Voluntary life insurance.

• 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.

• Up to 22 days vacation leave accrued annually.

• 12 days sick leave accrued annually.

• Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.

• Educational growth incentive program from $40 to $200 monthly.

• $500 longevity award annually after 15 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 20 years of service.

• CalPERS retirement.

• Position is union affiliated with required dues.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination equivalent to:

1. Education – Four years of college with major coursework in a field related to the assignment;


2. Experience – Three years of increasingly responsible student or human services work involving public contact;


3. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

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.

• Conduct strategy meetings for calendar and program development.

• Develop, organize and coordinate activities to meet student needs (including workshops, activities, tours, cultural events, support in applying for financial aid).

• Recruit staff and faculty to run workshops/activities/tours/cultural events.

• Attend program meetings

• Perform recruitment, retention and tracking activities.

• Develop, organize and coordinate Mentorship Program.

• Develop, organize and coordinate a scholarship search program.

• Develop and conduct retention workshops.

• Serve on committees and work groups as requested.

• Prepare and maintain database of students participating in program activities.

• Train and provide work direction to student assistants and others as assigned.

• Help organize and support student outreach for the program in the college.

• Liaison with special needs programs at West Valley and Mission colleges and 4-year institutions.

• Refer students to appropriate staff/faculty/program for support.

• Oversee student information boards and activities, sign-up forms and reminder card system.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link:

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741–2174 to arrange for assistance.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Keyword Phrases

  • Program Coordinator
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: At least 3 years
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Best if Apply By 7/9/2015