Job Details

San Mateo County Community College District
  • Position Number: 1808319
  • Location: Redwood City, CA
  • Position Type: Disability Services

Project Director - College for Working Adults (Temporary)

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014907S
Department: Social Science / Humanities CA (DEPT)
Location: Caada College
Position Number: 3CT013
Percentage of Full Time: 80%
FLSA: Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)
Months per Year: 12
If other, please specify:
Salary Range:
Min Salary: $56,006.40 (annual)
Max Salary: $71,548.80 (annual)
Position Type: Administrative/Supervisory 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:
Caada College is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 11,000 students each academic year. Caada College 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 Caada Colleges Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) 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 Project Director performs professional work involved with planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating a specific college project or program. Under direction, the position is responsible for designing and implementing project or program services, directing the work of other staff and maintaining effective partnerships and working relationships with students, faculty, staff, funding agencies, governmental jurisdictions, other educational institutions, community organizations and business representatives. A high degree of independent judgement and creativity are required to resolve a variety of minor and major problems that arise. Consequences of errors in judgement can be costly to students, faculty, staff time, public relations and money. A Project Director can direct the work of professional, paraprofessional, clerical, student, and volunteer staff as assigned.
This is a temporary position and may be eliminated once the funding has been exhausted.

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. Exchanges information with staff, students, business representatives, other educational institutions, funding and governmental agencies, community organizations, and the general public regarding the College for Working Adults program policies, partnerships, grants, and other funding resources, project goals and outcomes, program review, and strategic planning

2. Drives a motor vehicle to attend off-site meetings and workshops, and participates in related off-site activities to build partnerships and promote recruitment

3. Makes presentations to small and large groups as needed

4. Researches, compiles data, formats, composes and prepares statistical, financial, demographic and other special and regular reports, narratives, presentations, surveys, needs assessments and other materials

5. Interviews clients and project partners to conduct needs assessments and determine appropriate program services

6. Uses a variety of computer software to design and prepare correspondence, reports, budget studies, track and review financial and other data, create and update publicity materials and program information online and other necessary written or online materials

7. Sets up and maintains electronic and manual file systems

8. Confers with management and other staff to develop and implement needs assessments and other studies and surveys for targeted populations served by the project

9. Compiles statistics for use in designing/developing new and modified project services, goals, and future service delivery changes

10. Participates in strategic planning with management and other staff; makes recommendations for program modifications

11. Plans program budgets in conjunction with management and other staff

12. Monitors budget expenditures, transfers and reporting online

13. Makes recommendations for changes to budgets, staffing, facilities, supplies and equipment

14. Trains and directs the work of staff, student assistants, and volunteers

15. Serves as an advocate for students in the College for Working Adults program and all students college-wide

16. Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited institution

Successful work experience of increasing responsibility that has included program planning, assessment, implementation and evaluation, budget planning and reporting, research and data analysis

Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication, including public speaking

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

Skill in the use of a variety of computer software to create spreadsheets, reports, correspondence, and other written materials

Experience with the organization and implementation of various complex office procedures and forms

Experience and skill in training and directing the work of others

Possession of a valid California Drivers license (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-site locations

Physical Requirements:
This classification requires the ability to type, use phone, stand intermittently, walk, bend and stoop, occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects weighing 35 pounds or less, work at a computer, including viewing a monitor for various lengths of time, repetitive use of keyboard, mouse, or other control device, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate keyboard and mouse, hearing and speaking to communicate and provide information to others and ability to operate a motor vehicle and drive to off-site locations in order to perform the essential functions.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of the resources available to the specific population served by the project

2. Knowledge of the policies, procedures, regulations and laws pertaining to the specific project or program services

3. Skill in respectful, sensitive communication with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds

4. Skill in strategic planning, project coordination and evaluation

5. Skill in oral communication, including public speaking and giving clear and concise instructions

6. Skill in written communication

7. Skill in training and leading the work of others

8. Skill in organizing data, setting up, tracking, and maintaining data in electronic and manual files

9. Ability to coordinate, anticipate, and resolve workload issues and problems

10. Ability to work effectively as part of customer service team

11. Ability to work flexible hours that may include evenings and weekends

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: 01/24/2020
First Review Date: 02/24/2020
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 request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report:
San Mateo County Community College Districts (SMCCCD) 2019 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 2019 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 2019 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2019 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.

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