Director, Workforce Programs & Career Technical Education Grants

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Santa Rosa Junior College

Salary: $9,375.00 – $11,396.00 Monthly

Job Type:

Job Number: 20-00994

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Department: Career & Technical Education

Closing: 8/6/2021 11:59 PM Pacific



It is the candidate’s responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are submitted by the filing deadline.


• Salary Range:$9,375 – $11,396 per month (2020/21 Management Salary Schedule); maximum salary placement of $10,336 is based on assessment of previous experience as documented in application materials. An additional 2% compensation will be added to the base salary for an earned doctorate degree.

• Fringe benefits: The District offers a competitive benefit package which includes health & welfare (medical/dental/vision/life/long-term disability) benefits for employees and eligible dependents.

• Leave/Holiday time: Management employees earn 1 day of sick leave and 1.8333 days of vacation for each month worked. They are also entitled to holidays recognized by the District (14 holidays/year).

• Housing Assistance: Reduced fees for mortgage loans and real estate services may be available to the candidate selected for this position (contact Human Resources for more information)

ABOUT SRJC: Santa Rosa Junior College is an institution that has been a part of the community for more than 100 years, located in Sonoma County, California. Sonoma County is rich in history, beauty, and culture and it is one of the finest places to live on earth. Over 1.7 million students have attended SRJC in its more than 100-year history, many of whom are drawn to the college for its academic excellence, superb faculty and staff, comprehensive student services and beautiful grounds. At SRJC, we value learning that includes:

• Excellent and innovative instruction and support services;

• A learning- and learner-centered environment;

• A welcoming physical environment;

• Equity-minded faculty and staff who demonstrate empathetic and supportive attitudes;

• Access to programs and courses that lead to transfer and/or gainful employment.

• Access to lifelong learning opportunities

SRJC is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism. We are a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community and supporting of all diverse groups. In 2019 and 2020, SRJC received the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. This award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion and SRJC was the only California Community College recipient of this award. The ideal candidate will share SRJC’s commitment to be an inclusive, diverse and sustainable learning community that engages the whole person.

SCOPE OF POSITION: Under the general direction of the Dean, Workforce Development, provides administrative leadership and supervision for all activities related to the planning, development and implementation of the Strong Workforce Programs (SWP), Perkins funding and other Career and Technical Education (CTE) grants, special projects, and initiatives. The Director functions as the primary contact with all CTE related departments, programs, faculty and staff in regard to grant project implementation, administration and management. Trains, supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned staff.

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION: The Career and Technical Education and Economic Development (CTE/ED) division at Santa Rosa Junior College is an integral unit of Academic Affairs. CTE/ED is comprised of 15 departments spread throughout 10 instructional clusters. CTE/ED offers training and education to prepare our students to be successful for the dynamic workforce of our local industries and to prepare students to further their education by transferring to a four-year institution.

The division provides planning, development, implementation, oversight and administration of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act grant, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Strong Workforce Program grant and other local, state and national CTE grants and initiatives. The division manages the use of funds and services, monitor programs for effectiveness, and ensure adherence to Federal and State of California regulations in the use of these funds. CTE/ED fosters a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; leads by example; actively participates in and supports District-wide participatory governance components and activities and collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services. CTE/ED provides leadership, vision, direction and administrative guidance in all areas of assigned responsibility, as well as a proven ability to derive consensus and work collaboratively with internal and external partners.

Essential Functions


Examples of key duties are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature. Incumbents routinely perform approximately 80% of the duties below.

• Administer and manage the Strong Workforce Program funding in accordance with District and State policies, procedures, and regulations; plan, report, and evaluate performance-based outcomes tied to State funding.

• Develop a CTE instructional pathways plan with District-wide input; identify equity-based best practices to establish key milestones and metrics refined by data-driven evidence; support the development of certificate and degree programs which align with institutional planning.

• Identify, secure, and oversee strategic grants to support career and technical education instructional pathways, including the development and implementation of activities, processes, and procedures that integrate multiple agency requirements.

• Collaborate with District and community agencies to coordinate and implement special grants that may include interdisciplinary instructional models, pro-active student support, and equity-focused integrated instruction and student services.

• Work with District and external agencies to foster community relationships and guide opportunities with community-based organizations, area high schools, business and industry, and the public sector to promote career and technical education instructional offerings, especially for first generation, historically under-represented students.

• Support faculty and staff in the development and/or assessment of student, program, and institutional learning outcomes; facilitate professional development opportunities and/or requests regarding CTE programs, evidence-based research, and innovations in educational approaches.

• Participate and connect with local, regional and Statewide workforce partners.

• Work with the Dean, Workforce Development, cluster deans, department chairs, program coordinators and faculty to implement cohesive and integrated instructional pathways with indicators and evaluation measures that meet the District’s equity definition of student success.

• Direct collaboration with faculty and staff across the District to link the Educational Master Plan, and other key plans of the District including: Student Success and Equity, Basic Skills, Adult Education, Career Pathway Trust, program planning and review process, and other CTE related grants and projects.

• Train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions.

• Provide technical expertise, information and assistance to the Dean regarding assigned functions; assist in the formulation and development of policies, procedures and programs.

• Direct the preparation and maintenance of narrative and statistical reports, records and files related to personnel and assigned activities.

• Communicate with faculty, staff, students and external organizations to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and exchange information.


• Career and Technical Education regulations and practices to prepare diverse students for college and career entry/advancement.

• Community College grants including development of work plans; collaboration with funders; monitoring, compliance, and reporting.

• Hiring and evaluation procedures and local, State and Federal employment codes, laws and regulations.

• Grant proposals, contracts and subcontracts.

• Interpreting and enforcing labor union contracts.

• Outreach and promotional techniques.

• Community workforce needs and employment and training resources.

• Budget preparation and resource allocation.


• Oversee, plan, organize and implement complex work projects.

• Demonstrated ability to work under pressure with tight timelines, and make sound decisions in a timely manner.

• Effectively train, supervise and evaluate assigned staff.

• Demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population.

• Facilitate meetings and design collaborative participatory governance events.

• Demonstrate ability in identifying problems and to take initiative in carrying through the required actions to completion.

• Communicate complex facts and ideas both in writing and orally.

• Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

• Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

• Work effectively with faculty, staff, department chairs, program coordinators, and Chancellor’s Office staff.

• Manage staff and contractors on a variety of tasks related to grant-funded projects.

• Direct the maintenance of a variety of reports, records and files related to assigned activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates/incumbents must meet the minimum qualifications as detailed below, or file for equivalency. Equivalency decisions are made on the basis of a combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. If requesting consideration on the basis of equivalency, an Equivalency Application is required at the time of interest in a position (equivalency decisions are made by the supervising administrators, in coordination with the department where the vacancy exists, if needed.)


Bachelor’s degree.


Increasingly responsible experience in grant writing, planning, preparation, administration, management and reporting within post-secondary education (i.e., Perkins, CCPT, CTE Enhancement, AEBG, SB 1070, NSF, and/or DOE grant funding).

Application Procedures

In order to be given consideration for this position, applicants must submit the following documents by the filing deadline:

• A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Employment Application and responses to Agency-wide Questions.

• Please provide contact information (phone number and email address) for three professional references.

• A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the “Key Duties and Responsibilities” section of this job announcement.

• Current Resume.

• Transcripts of all college level course work, including confirmation of degrees. Unofficial copies (both sides) are acceptable if the unofficial document includes a seal, watermark, or other proof that the document was provided by an educational institution. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring. If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.

• If you do not meet the minimum qualifications and would like to be considered, please submit a completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents:


Following the filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be reviewed by a screening committee. Approximately 2-3 weeks later, Human Resources will notify you whether or not you have been selected for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to interview with a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, and the Associated Students. If you are in need of accommodation in order to apply or interview for this opening, please contact the Human Resources Department.


PHYSICAL ADDRESS: Bussman Hall Annex

MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

PHONE: (707) 527-4954

FAX: (707) 527-4967EMAIL:

All documents included in your online employment application become the property of the District. Your employment application for this opening will not automatically be considered for future openings. New employment application(s) must be submitted for each opening. Due to COVID-19, the Human Resources staff are working remotely until further notice.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

• In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States;

• Must be fingerprinted in California and have background clearance (at applicant’s expense); and

• Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).

• Within 6 months of employment, must complete required District trainings such as Title IX, Mandated Reporter.

Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Jeanne Clery Disclosure)

Sonoma County Junior College District’s annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sonoma County Junior College District; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can read or obtain a full copy of this report by going to Paper copies of the full report are available upon request by contacting Police Department Records at (707) 527-4963 or by coming to the Sonoma County Junior College District Police Department located at 2032 Armory Drive, Pedroncelli Center, Santa Rosa Campus.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position/assignment. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the District mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.

The Sonoma County Junior College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnic group identification, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic condition, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices; nor does the District discriminate against any employees or applicants for employment on the basis of their age. This non-discrimination policy covers admission, access and treatment in District programs and activities–including but not limited to academic admissions, financial aid, educational services and athletics–and application for District employment.

The Sonoma County Junior College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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