Job Details

San Mateo County Community College District
  • Position Number: 3302273
  • Location: San Mateo, CA
  • Position Type: Education - Adult and Distance Education (study of)

Transition Coordinator (Funded by AB 104 Adult Education Block Grant)

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 20141373S
Department: Strategic Initiatives and Economic Development (DEPT)
Location: College of San Mateo
Position Number: 4CC003
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 College 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:
College of San Mateo is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 13,000 students each academic year. College of San Mateo has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that is serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on College of San Mateos Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.

The President has called for the college community to be student-focused in our return to campus and always find a way to get to "yes" as one team to better serve our communities. We have recognized the need to do more and we recognize that we are stronger together. To learn more about CSMs antiracism and justice-centered efforts, please read our Solidarity Statement.

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:
Reporting to the Dean of Academic Support and Learning Technologies and interacting closely with the ACCEL Executive Director, Adult School Transition Specialists, and adult education consortia, this position assists with programs and services to support adult education students' transition to community college. Under direction, the Transition Coordinator will work in partnership to implement the requirements outlined in the Adult Education Block Grant for SMCCCD. This position requires extensive interaction with individuals from different cultural and professional backgrounds. The Transition Coordinator will need to maintain robust partnerships with faculty, staff, students, and administrators from both the Adult School and Community Colleges. A close relationship with the Planning Research and Institutional Effectiveness Office, Assessment Center, Counseling Department, Financial Aid, Learning Center, Admissions and Records, Professional Development, and CTE and ESL Departments are critical. The coordinator will work with faculty to develop CTE curricular pathways, as well as perform services, in collaboration with other college staff in the following areas; student recruitment, orientation, special events, tours, individual and specialized programs to support current and potential program participants. Public contact is extensive and can include 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 college and program, to serve as a technical resource person for the program, and to design original program components and services. The Transition Coordinator can lead the work of student assistants, proctors, 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. Oversees collaborative, cross-department work in support of development, implementation,
    improvement, and operation of ACCEL regional plans
  2. Works closely with adult school and college faculty and staff to enhance existing academic programs in support of providing foundational skills
  3. Through the Professional Development Centers on campus offer training for faculty and staff in effective teaching and learning strategies for adult education students including contextualized learning and directed learning activities
  4. Exchanges information with students, staff, other educational institutions, community and business representatives, vendors, governmental agencies, and the general public regarding the ACCEL regional programs and adult education consortia
  5. Travels to adult schools to inform and/or recruit students into the colleges academic programs and work with Adult School Transition Specialists to build bridges across various departments and divisions
  6. Attends and participates in meetings with ACCEL partners at local and regional levels
  7. Partners and collaborates with other instructional learning communities, career advancement academies, and institutional committees as appropriate
  8. Makes presentations to small and large groups as a program and college representative
  9. Participates in planning and implementation meetings with college and outside groups and
  10. Plans, conducts, and participates in tours, job fairs, and program services in conjunction with management, faculty, and other staff
  11. Coordinates logistics and establishes timelines, required materials, online support services, facilities, publicity, and other program and event needs
  12. Plans joint events with other college departments and programs, and with outside business and community representatives
  13. Serves as liaison between student program participants and various instructional and student services departments
  14. Researches and compiles statistical, narrative, financial, demographic, and other data for regular and special reports to track program participation, recruitment effectiveness, student follow-up, retention and transfer rates, program evaluation criteria, career resources, and job availability, employer profiles, and other information
  15. Enters, modifies, and retrieves online data
  16. Uses a variety of software to compose, format, and prepare correspondence, memoranda, publicity materials, surveys, brochures, flyers, bulletins, reports, presentations, and other materials
  17. Sets up and maintains confidential and other files
  18. Plans and coordinates lay-out, graphics, photography and other artwork, editing, printing, multimedia enhancements, web page information, distribution and other services in conjunction with other staff, students, and/or vendors as appropriate
  19. Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in Social Work, Social Services, Counseling, Adult Education, Education, ESL, Communications, or a closely related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Successful experience of increasing responsibility in education, social services, or related area
  • 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
  • Experience working with community college students from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience with program planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Experience with training and leading the work of others
  • Experience with research, formatting, assessment and preparation of data for reports and other materials
  • Experience with the use of a variety of computer software to track and monitor data
  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication, including public speaking
  • Demonstrated skill in multi-tasking, prioritizing workloads, and working independently
  • Demonstrated skill in working as part of a customer service team

Physical Requirements:
This classification requires individual, small, and large group interaction; patience, tact, and sensitivity; good memory and attention to details; multiple-tasking and prioritization; flexibility and adaptability; data analysis and comparison; oral and written communication; and teamwork in order to perform the essential functions.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Knowledge of specific program and related college services available to the campus community, students, and other potential participants
  2. Knowledge of applicable and available community, business, governmental and educational resources
  3. Skill in oral communication, including public speaking
  4. Skill in written communication
  5. Skill in short- and long-range program and event planning, program and event implementation, coordination and evaluation
  6. Skill in interviewing, assessment and evaluation
  7. Skill in sensitive, respectful and effective communication with people of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities
  8. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective and efficient working relationships
  9. Skill in research, compiling and formatting a variety of data for reports
  10. Skill in use of the Microsoft Office Suite and web-based content management systems
  11. Ability to work effectively as part of a customer service team

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in Social Work, Social Services, Counseling, Adult Education, Education, ESL, Communications, or a closely related field
  • College classroom training and teaching experience
  • Knowledge of the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) legislation, purpose, and requirements
  • Experience in developing CTE pathways and bridge preparation for career academies
  • Experience in developing stackable credentials for health related fields

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: 08/19/2022
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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