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Director of High School Transition and Dual Enrollment (Grant Funded)

Institution: San Mateo County Community College District
Location: Redwood City, California
Posted: 10/15/2019
Application Due: 00/00/0000

Posting Number


Position Title

Director of High School Transition and Dual Enrollment (Grant Funded)


Cañada College


Student Services CAÑ (DEPT)

Position Number


Percentage of Full Time



Exempt (does not accrue overtime)

Months per Year


Min Salary

$129,216 (annual)

Max Salary

$163,692 (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 District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “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

Cañada 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. Cañada College 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 Cañada College’s 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 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 Director of High School Transition and Dual Enrollment supports the seamless transition from secondary to post-secondary education as well as successful completion of the first-year of community college. The Director serves as the primary administrator on the design, implementation, and evaluation of Dual Enrollment programs and the Promise Scholarship Program at Cañada College and will oversee matters related to planning, development, budgeting, implementation, compliance with rules and regulations, monitoring, and evaluation of programs and activities. This position will create a sustainable and sound infrastructure to support and expand Dual Enrollment that includes concurrent enrollment, early college, and Middle College high school partnerships while promoting educational access and equity. The Director will serve as a transition liaison for high school students to Cañada College Promise and other programs. The Director will work closely with Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Counseling, first year learning communities, the Office of Instruction and Academic Deans to help support early college initiatives and high school to Cañada College transition.

This is a temporary position and may be eliminated once the grant 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. Serves as the primary administrator on the design, implementation, and evaluation of Cañada College’s Dual Enrollment and Promise Scholars Programs. This position will oversee matters related to planning, development, budgeting, implementation, compliance with rules and regulations, monitoring, and evaluation of programs and activities

2. Develops and implements services, strategies, projects, goals, and objectives for each program

3. Responsible for developing a collaborative working environment with Deans and Vice Presidents in instruction and student services related to Dual Enrollment and Promise initiatives

4. Collaborates with the Community Outreach office to help high school students transition into first-year programs, including Promise and other first year learning communities

5. Collaborates with ACCEL and CTE Strong Workforce initiatives and other regional joint ventures to support transitions into college and/or CTE Pathway programs

6. Supports the implementation of local and statewide initiatives such as AB288 (College and Career Access Pathways), non-AB 288, California Community College Linked Learning Initiatives (CCCLLI), and Dual Enrollment/Early College efforts in San Mateo County

7. Meets with high schools/district administrators and conducts needs analyses in order to prepare a Memorandum of Understanding acceptable to both, the College and the high schools/districts

8. Prepares recommendations and/or contracts as appropriate and submits them to the administration and/or the Board of Trustees for consideration

9. Ensures student support structure is established for each signed agreement, including but, not limited to counseling, matriculation, tutors, and books. Works with College staff and faculty to facilitate enrollment for high school students participating in a career pathway

10. Works collaboratively with instructors, staff, and high schools/districts to ensure that current and future dual enrollment courses and activities meet Career Access Pathways Act requirements and comply with established standards, laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures

11. Serves as a liaison between institutions for course scheduling, curriculum, conflict resolution, resources, and personnel to assure clear communications and enrollment practices. Resolves problems raised by faculty and students of the program

12. Provides and coordinates support services; assists program participants with obtaining and maintaining program enrollment, goals, and progress. Provides program information to students, parents, and the community

13. Establishes and maintains program timelines and priorities; participates in the coordination of course offerings and ensures faculty coverage for each course

14. Directs and participates in the preparation and maintenance of various narrative and statistical records and reports. Submits mandated reports to appropriate personnel according to established timelines

15. Facilitates and coordinates admission, program registration, and articulation of programs between the College and high schools/districts

16. Conducts site visits and strengthens communication between the College, high schools/districts, and their respective academic and student affairs departments. Visits the high schools and ensures that courses offered in the high school are the same as the courses offered on the College campus

17. Develops and coordinates marketing, recruitment, and outreach activities to facilitate and enhance knowledge of and participation in Dual Enrollment Programs by students

18. Establishes and maintains contact with community groups and local agencies

19. Develops and monitors budgets, coordinates expenditures and maximizes financial resources. Assists with the invoicing of expenses related to program activities

20. Conducts end-of-term student evaluations for each dual enrollment course offered as needed. Surveys and collects data on students and alumni, and may annually conduct surveys of participating high school instructors, principals, and guidance counselors

21. Provides training and professional development related to Dual Enrollment and Promise Program

22. Leads, supervises, trains, and evaluates assigned personnel

23. Participates on and chairs committees, task forces, and special assignments. Prepares and delivers oral presentations related to assigned areas

24. Learns and applies emerging technologies as necessary and performs duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner

25. Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

• A combination of education and experience equivalent to possession of a Master’s degree or above in student services, counseling, student development, or similar program related to student programming and advising

• Two years of increasingly responsible related work experience that has included program planning

• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, and lived experiences of community college students, faculty, and staff, including but not limited to various abilities, citizenship status, ethnic backgrounds, faiths and spiritualities, gender identities, nationalities, racial identities, and sexual orientations

• Demonstrated skill in written and oral communication, including public speaking

• Demonstrated skill in program evaluation

• Skill directing the work of others

• Skill in event and project planning, implementation and evaluation

• Possession of a California Driver’s license (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-campus locations

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Previous experience or training in enrollment services, Dual Enrollment programs, program development related to student development, student success, and/or first year advising programs

2. Passion and motivation to engage students in their academic goals through student life

3. Knowledge of evidence-based strategies/programs that promote student success and completion

4. Skill in effective written and oral communication, including public speaking

5. Skill in cultural competency and building effective partnerships to close the equity achievement gap

6. Skill in communicating effectively with people at all levels within an organization

7. Previous experience with grant development and writing

8. Skill in the use of a variety of computer software to compose and prepare correspondence, memoranda, presentations, publicity materials, and reports

9. Demonstrated skill in multi-tasking and prioritization of high volume workloads with attention to detail

10. Skill in the use of a variety of computer software, including spreadsheet, presentation, page layout, and web design applications

11. Skill in event planning, implementation, coordination, supervision, and evaluation

12. Skill in fundraising, grant development, and in cultivating funding resources

Physical Requirements

This classification requires the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-site locations; ability to lift/and or carry 25 pounds; ability to exert manual dexterity sufficient for keyboard and other office equipment operation; ability to hear and speak to communicate and provide information to others; ability to read printed materials in order to perform the essential functions.


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. Optional tax-deferred flexible benefit 403(b) and 457 plans are also available. Academic managers participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Employees may also be eligible for various first-time homebuyer programs.

Open Date


First Review Date


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions Summary

Required Application Materials

All applicants are required to submit:

1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu 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 applicant’s 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 applicant’s 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: www.smccd.edu/hr

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)

Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.


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 District’s (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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