Job Details

San Mateo County Community College District
  • Position Number: 3282293
  • Location: San Mateo, CA
  • Position Type: Disability Services

Intensive English Program Coordinator

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 20141371S
Department: Auxiliary Services DIST (DEPT)
Location: District Office
Position Number: 1C0459
Percentage of Full Time: 100%
FLSA: Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)
Months per Year: 12
If other, please specify:
Salary Range:
Min Salary: $68,580 (annual)
Max Salary: $87,504 (annual)
Position Type: Classified Positions

Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the Districts Strategic Plan, "success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals." The Districts "Students First" Strategic Plan is focused on "Student Success, Equity and Social Justice." We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences - emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District:
The San Mateo County Community College District is home to Caada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. All three of our colleges are designated as Hispanic Serving Institutions enrolling approximately 28,000 students each academic year. San Mateo County Community College District has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on the San Mateo County Community College Districts Educational Services & Planning website.

Who We Want:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

The Position:
The Intensive English Program Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Director of Community, Continuing and Corporate Education and the Project Director of the Silicon Valley Intensive English Program (SVIEP) with the leadership, development, and management of the Silicon Valley Intensive English Program operating within the San Mateo County Community College District. The Silicon Valley Intensive English Program will provide full-time and part-time intensive English instruction to international students, community residents and expatriated professionals and families from around the world. Under the supervision of the Director of Community, Continuing and Corporate Education, the Intensive English Program Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the Silicon Valley Intensive English Program. The person in this position will administer/advise on all phases of the Institute to include matters of budget, staffing, program development, scheduling, testing and evaluation of instruction. In conjunction with faculty, academic departments, and administrative divisions, the program coordinator assists in providing day to day and long range planning for the ESL program and related student services. Public contact is extensive and includes students, staff, other educational institutions, community and business representatives, governmental agencies and the general public, for the purpose of exchanging program information and services. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to adequately represent the District and program, to serve as a technical resource person for the program, and to design original program components and services. Consequences of errors in judgment can be costly in public relations and in employee time; however, management controls limit the risk of more serious consequences. The Intensive English Program Coordinator can lead the work of student assistants and other staff as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
  1. Works with the Project Director of the Silicon Valley Intensive English Program, assists with the Intensive English Program to develop educational opportunities for both international and domestic students
  2. Serves as liaison with the academic departments and administrative divisions to make recommendations for program development, student services, and policies for students in the program
  3. Makes recommendations to the Project Director for appropriate staffing
  4. Coordinates appropriate scheduling of course offerings for all locations
  5. Works with the college to determine and assign classrooms and other spaces for the program
  6. Assists with scheduling full and part-time staff
  7. Assists the Project Director with the development of the program budget
  8. Coordinates student placement testing including the entering of final placement of students and the scheduling of interviews and testing
  9. Assists with the planning and implementation of short-term international programs and on-site trainings for local industry
  10. Maintains student statistical data and writes final reports
  11. Coordinates the ordering of books for all course offerings, including examination copies, desk copies, and bookstore follow-up
  12. Prepares and distributes information related to registration, housing, end-of-program procedures, and deadlines affecting program students
  13. Maintains ongoing communication with program faculty members
  14. Researches grant opportunities for the program and assists the Director with grant applications
  15. Represents the District and the program on a regional, state, and international level at conferences and events involving ESL programs
  16. Serves on college-wide committees
  17. Works occasional evenings or weekends for special events
  18. Drives to other District sites and to locations in the community as required
  19. Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in TESOL or Applied Linguistics or a closely related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Three to five years of successful work experience of increasing responsibility in an educational setting
  • Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff
  • Demonstrated experience with educational program planning, particularly in the area of international student programs, implementation, and evaluation
  • Demonstrated skill in effective collaborative and relationship building experience with diverse
  • Experience with researching, formatting, assessing and preparing data for reports and other materials
  • Experience with the use of a variety of computer software to track and monitor data and produce written materials
  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication, including public speaking
  • Demonstrated skill in multitasking, prioritizing workloads, and working independently
  • Demonstrated skill in working as part of a customer service team

Physical Requirements:
This position requires attention to detail, good memory, teamwork, ability to work under deadline
pressure, moving moderate to heavy objects, sitting and standing for periods of time, oral and written communication, pushing, pulling, bending, stooping, reaching, patience and tact in order to perform the essential functions.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Knowledge and experience in international program development
  2. Knowledge and experience in English as a Second Language programs
  3. Skill in marketing and sales techniques
  4. Skill in communicating effectively with people at various levels within an organization
  5. Skill in communicating respectfully, sensitively, and effectively with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
  6. Superior skill in written communication
  7. Superior skill in oral communication, including public speaking
  8. Skill in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and web-based content management systems to enter, format, and present complex financial, statistical, and other data and to produce a variety of written materials
  9. Ability to manage projects, put systems in place, and design effective marketing materials
  10. Ability to work as part of a high-quality, effective customer service tea

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

Open Date: 07/21/2022
First Review Date: 08/11/2022
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
Required Application Materials All applicants are required to submit:

1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position).

2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.

3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicants cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicants qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.

Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

For questions related to this posting, please contact:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Fax: (650) 574-6574
Web Page:

Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)

2. Submit verifications of prior employment

3. Satisfactory references

4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States

6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees

7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.

8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement:
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation requests and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures can be made by completing our: Applicant Reasonable Accommodation Request Form

Annual Security Report:
San Mateo County Community College Districts (SMCCCD) 2021 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2021 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2021 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2021 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. The report includes information about criminal activity on our campuses, emergency procedures and resources.

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