Program Activity Manager

  • Other Administrative Postion
  • San Diego, CA
  • June 6, 2023

Website College of the Desert

Program Activity Manager

San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 6/6/2023

Position Number: 00120438

Location: San Diego Miramar College

Position Type: Academic

The Position:
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Program Activity Manager /MESA Program Director at San Diego Miramar College. Located in the Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch area of San Diego, Miramar College is one of three colleges in the San Diego Community College District. Hours and days are as assigned, Monday to Saturday at 40 hours per week. The assignment may also include day, evening, Saturday, and/or off-campus responsibilities.

The MESA Director is responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing and overseeing a comprehensive student support program for the college, including but not limited to the various grants and support systems for targeted MESA students.

San Diego Miramar College, a student-ready college, invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position of Program Activity Manager. Miramar College, a leader in providing student access and success, seeks candidates who are motivated by serving students in a college community and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
We are a fast‐growing and innovative college with a freshly adopted focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion as we move into a new era. Recently designated as an emerging Minority Serving Institution (MSI) the College is committed to helping students access higher education and achieve success inside and outside the classroom.
The College is located in the Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch area of San Diego and is one of four colleges/centers in the San Diego Community College District. Our student population of 14,193 [African American (5%), Native American (<1%), Asian (14%), Filipino (7%), Latinx (30%), Multiple Ethnicities (8%), Pacific Islander (1%), White (32%), Unreported (2%)], is reflective of the diverse community we serve.
In addition to expertise in their field, San Diego Miramar College seeks applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to support our diverse student populations. Additionally, candidates should be able to demonstrate ways they will develop tools and resources to better serve historically marginalized and minoritized populations. We strongly encourage candidates who possess the experience for the position, and who are student-centered and continue to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to best serve our student population.Those who join our team at San Diego Miramar College can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that promotes broad collaboration among faculty, classified professionals, administration, students, and community and industry partners. We are proud of our commitment to create a socially just and responsive culture, host ethnically diverse speakers, and support various equity-focused professional development opportunities. Our college strives to ensure that students reach their full potential by eliminating gaps in academic outcomes that traditionally hinder students of color and disproportionately impacted students. In fact, the college’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is encapsulated by our newly adopted Strategic Goal #5:

Miramar College Strategic Goal #5Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) – Build an environment that embraces diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and social justice for the benefit of the college community.
Strategic Direction 1- Systematically update college processes, programs, and practices within a comprehensive equity framework for equity-minded practices in the workplace, the classroom, and support programs/services.
Strategic Direction 2- Establish comprehensive professional development for the campus community to increase capacity around and engage in equity, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and anti-racism.
Strategic Direction 3-Systematically review, develop and incorporate equity-minded practices in: 1) culturally responsive instructional pedagogy, 2) student-centered services, and 3) recruitment, screening, and retention of employees.
Applicants can review Miramar College’s full strategic plan on Miramar College’s:

Major Responsibilities:
Manages MESA Program projects by providing leadership, conduct research, review, and analyze statistical data, proposals and administrative reports, prepare summaries, narrative analysis and recommendations. Facilitate, coordinate and fulfill project challenges.
Implement the assigned project components; production, productivity, quality, and customer service standards; assess development; improve efficiency, workflow, and deliverables.
Coordinate and ensure mandates and other requirements are prepared and disseminated as warranted; distribute project deliverables on time, within budget and at the required level of quality; evaluate project outcomes as established in the project plan.
Provide technical expertise, assistance, information, and advice as appropriate to project administrators, project teams and team member; update technical knowledge.
Develops and monitors project budget, supervise expenditures and maintain fiscal controls.
Serves as a liaison with industry, academic professionals and advisory groups and help coordinate workshops and research talks.
Directs the development/implementation of new instructional methodologies and curriculum. Facilitates the curriculum approval process with faculty.
Coordinates evaluation services; to include assessment, data collection, and analysis.
Completes and submits activity reports as outlined by the State Chancellor’s Office.
Direct the hiring of MESA Program funded positions, supervises assigned staff and conducts performance evaluations.
Oversees the acquisition process of equipment, software, and hardware and develops operating procedures and maintains grant records as required.
Designs, develops and disseminates publications to promote the goals and objectives of the grant.
Makes presentations to faculty, staff and administrators about project activities and collaborate with STEM administrators, faculty and staff.
Prepares and submits annual performance report and serves on college committees as requested.
Identifies and coordinates STEM related faculty trainings in collaboration with the HSI STEM Program Manager.
Maintains an understanding of current ideas, research and practices pertaining to the areas of responsibility, through continued study and participation in professional organizations.

Both of the following:(a) Master’s degree; AND One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.

Desired Qualifications:
Demonstrated experience with managing large federal or state grant budget.
Demonstrated experience working with STEM faculty and or students in cohort models.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and staff in departments such as outreach, counseling and institutional research.
Demonstrated experience with equity-minded teaching and learning practices.
Demonstrated experience in preparing, evaluating, directing, completing action plans and appropriate reports to funding agencies.
Demonstrated ability to resolve problems, plan contingencies, implement changes and show improvements.
Demonstrated ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner.
Demonstrated experience with shared/participatory governance.
Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining professional community, and educational partnerships, including industry advisory boards.
Willingness to participate in a variety of departmental and campus activities.
Demonstrated cultural competency, 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.


Pay Information:
Range 14 ($7,174.08- $11,447.11) per month based on the current Management Salary Schedule.

Initial salary placement is commensurate with related experience and promotional rules. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid: medical, dental, and vision plans; sick and vacation leave; and opportunities for professional development. Initial Salary Placement, Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the Management Employees Handbook.

This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. A temporary probationary period will be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

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All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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