Project Manager, Guided Pathways Redesign and SEAP (Student Equity and Achievement Program)

  • Other Administrative Postion
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • December 6, 2021

Website Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College

Project Manager, Guided Pathways Redesign and SEAP (Student Equity and Achievement Program)

Salary: $97,163.00 Annually

Deadline: 12/6/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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Position Profile

The Office of Equity, Pathways and Inclusion (EPI) is committed to developing an integrated infrastructure that supports the efforts of the college community (students, faculty, staff and administrators) to center the experiences of those most impacted by structural racial inequity in order to advance racial equity in terms of outcomes and experiences.

Under the direction of the Dean of Equity, Pathways and Inclusion (EPI), the primary responsibilities of the Project Manager includes: administer an equity-minded approach to the development, implementation, budget management and fiscal accountability of both the Guided Pathways Redesign efforts (including the Award for Innovation, CCCCO allocations, CA Trustees Fellowship and CA GP Phase Two) and the numerous programs, personnel and activities of the Student Equity & Achievement Program (SEAP) at Santa Monica College (SMC).   The Project Manager will be responsible for assuring that the fiscal requirements and timelines are adhered to in the service of meeting the College’s racial equity goals and objectives.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Fiscal Management:

• Support the fiscal development and implementation of the numerous programs, personnel and activities of the Student Equity & Achievement Program (SEAP) and the programs and services of the Guided Pathways Redesign efforts.

• Manage project budgets, monitor expenditures, investigate and secure travel-related items, and procure equipment and supplies as needed.

• Ensure the completion and timely submittal of all required grant and project required documents, surveys, and data reports for assigned projects.

• Serve as a resource, providing recommended courses of action and implementing proposed solutions to meet our equity goals and objectives.

• Develop detailed project plans to track progress.

• Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.

Evaluation and Assessment:

• Coordinate with others regarding comprehensive assessment plans to ensure programs and services meet project objectives.

• Compile comprehensive summaries and reports of assessment efforts and recommended courses of actions to ensure programs and services are in alignment with established fiscal goals and objectives.

• Engagement with campus and community partners

• Support college-wide efforts and work collaboratively with administrators, faculty, and staff to reduce racial equity gaps, and increase student success and sense of belonging among racially minoritized students.

Other duties:

• Work closely with the Dean of Equity, Pathways & Inclusion to develop and implement program budgets, strategic planning, and assessment.

• Prepare and deliver oral and written reports, recommendations and presentations to committees, administration, the Board of Trustees, and external constituencies as needed.

• Participate in relevant professional development opportunities on and off campus related to equity.

• Identify grants and/or funds and spaces to match the growth of the Office of Equity, Pathways & Inclusion.

• Oversee the hiring, training and supervision for student workers and other staff, as needed.

• Plan and facilitate both large, conference-style meetings and smaller, working meetings.

• Engage in participatory governance processes and activities and serve on college committees as assigned.

• Assume leadership for other related project activities and perform other duties as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

• Knowledge of the resources available to the specific population served by the project.

• Ability to work effectively and provide leadership as a member of a team to realize the program goals and objectives.

• Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with all college constituencies and members of the public.

• Knowledge of the policies, procedures, regulations and laws pertaining to the specific project or program services including contractual management.

• Skill in respectful, sensitive communication with people who are diverse in their cultures, language groups and abilities.

• Skill in strategic planning, project coordination and evaluation.

• Skill in training and leading the work of others.

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

• Knowledge of technology solutions, and ability to work with technical staff in developing or identifying technology solutions to insure efficient grant implementation.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to adopt a “hands-on” approach to completion of projects and tasks, to work in a dynamic environment that requires flexibility, and to balance multiple responsibilities.

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

• Knowledge of Office 365, Microsoft Suite (Excel/Word/PowerPoint), Teams, Google Apps, Cloud file systems and sharing, Adobe Sign, Adobe Acrobat, etc.

• Ability to analyze data and information to ensure that projects are regularly assessed and improved.

• Skill in resolving complex problems.

• Ability to work cooperatively and collegially as part of comprehensive student service team

• Ability to think analytically, creatively, strategically, and to have a big picture perspective.

• Ability to successfully manage relationships and projects.

• Ability to execute effective presentations independently.

Minimum Qualifications

• Possess a Master’s degree from an accredited institution and academic leadership experience or equivalent.

• One (1) year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment.

• One (1) year experience in large scale budget management.

• Must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse socio-economic, academic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and/or learning disabilities as these factors relate to differences in learning styles.

Equivalency Statement 

The Santa Monica Community College District, in its desire to select outstanding administrators from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, recognizes the fact that candidates may attain expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

• Two (2) years of experience in project management.

• Two (2) years of experience in large scale budget management

• Experience with California Community College’s Student Equity and Achievement Program and Guided Pathways implementations, allocations, and reporting.

• Demonstrate an equity-minded understanding and knowledge about diversity, racial equity, and inclusion

• Knowledge and experience working in educational equity programs with students whose needs are specific to first-generation, low-income, bilingual, bi-cultural, and historically marginalized student populations

• Experience within a community college environment is preferred.

The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity.

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