Interim Program Director, Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives

  • Director
  • Glendale, CA
  • August 27, 2024

Website Glendale Community College

Interim Program Director, Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives

Glendale Community College

Salary: $9,020.00 – $11,512.00 Monthly

Job Number: 00927-2024

Location: Glendale, CA

Department: Title V

Closing: Continuous


Glendale Community College seeks a leader who is dedicated to all aspects of student success and closing equity gaps, to apply for its Interim Program Director of Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives. GCC seeks a true collaborator who will prioritize our students in decision-making and setting strategy for the College’s HSI related programs and initiatives. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits that a diverse student population brings to a community college.

Our college recognizes that institutions are greatly strengthened when their leadership is guided by diverse perspectives and approaches to problem solving and innovation. GCC is committed to hiring an Interim Program Director of HSI Initiatives who exemplifies equity-focused behaviors such as:

• implementing institutional practices that both develop and sustain culturally responsive student support, teaching, and learning environments;

• encouraging positive race-consciousness and embracing of human differences;

• strategically building support for and participation in equity-related initiatives across both our internal and external communities; and

• promoting and modeling the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and actively engaging in equitable practices.

The successful candidate will join a college dedicated to the students it serves. We are proud to be a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). We serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations, and we actively work to provide a welcoming environment for all. We especially encourage individuals who bring perspectives from lived experiences that our students from underrepresented groups at GCC will connect to and uniquely benefit from in their learning journey at our college.

Open until filled. First review of applications will take place on June 10, 2024. Applications received after the first review date may or may not be advanced in the process for further consideration.


Under executive direction, plans, organizes, directs, supervises, and administers the implementation of multiple projects funded by one or more large and complex grants, ensuring that grant activities align with and advance the primary objectives of applicable legislation; collaborates with other College and community entities to advance shared goals and oversee the implementation of grant-funded projects involving internal and external stakeholders and partner institutions; ensures timely and successful completion of grant-funded projects; develops, prepares, and administers grant budgets; evaluates and approves or rejects ad hoc project proposals for grant assistance; assesses the effectiveness of grant projects and initiatives; and performs other related duties as assigned.


Works under the direct supervision of the Vice President, Instructional Services.

Supervises lower-level managers, classified, temporary, and/or student employees, and may provide work direction to faculty on specific projects.

Examples of Duties


The following duties and responsibilities are typical of those performed by employees in this classification but are not restrictive.

• Plans, organizes, directs, supervises, and coordinates the implementation of multiple projects under one or more large and complex grants, ensuring that grant activities align with and advance the primary objectives of applicable legislation.

• Collaborates with other College and community entities to advance shared goals as outlined under the grant, develops project schedules, implementation, and staffing plans; recruits and solicits faculty and staff for grant projects.

• Ensures timely and successful completion of grant-funded projects; regularly communicates with and monitors the work of staff being funded by the grant; provides feedback and guidance to staff regarding grant projects and initiatives; determines and directs strategic adjustments to grant activities

• Evaluates and approves or rejects ad hoc project proposals for grant assistance; determines funding levels and budget allocations for proposed initiatives and projects.

• Completes and submits required periodic performance reports to the funding agency; responds to all queries and requests from grant officers, auditors, and district administrators.

• Develops tools and methods for assessing the effectiveness of grant projects and initiatives; evaluates progress and makes recommendations on the continuation of ongoing projects and/or the implementation of new projects; assesses success and learning outcomes; responds to counsel from outside evaluators and consultants and develops and implements strategies for improvement based on assessment results.

• Promotes cross-disciplinary information sharing and collaboration among the various grant projects; facilitates the institutionalization of successful grant innovations.

• Seeks out and applies for additional grants to enhance GCC’s capability to fulfill its mission.

• Develops and directs promotional activities to inform students, teachers, counselors, and the public about grant activities; oversee website development to ensure that grant information is available and easily accessible; coordinates special activities and events to encourage student participation and engagement in grant projects.

• Develops, implements, establishes, and maintains policies, processes, and procedures for applicable department; monitors and evaluates operational, department, and service quality; may recommend, develop, and implement quality improvement assessment tools and/or methods with administration and/or regulatory agencies.

• Develops and implements short- and long-term strategies and plans, including the program review process.

• Recommends, monitors, and/or administers budgets for assigned areas; oversees and administers budget allocations and procurements for all assigned funds as appropriate; analyzes and reviews budgetary and financial data.

• Handles and resolves conflicts and issues and reports complaints as appropriate.

• Promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, cultural competency, and a positive work and academic environment.

• Coordinates and supervises the implementation and modification of technology.

• Supervises department employees; assigns and monitors employee’s work and evaluates employee performance; trains employees; participates in employee selection.

• Monitors and reviews programs and/or operations for legal compliance.

• Analyzes and interprets data; prepares, reviews, and/or approves documents and reports.

• May direct and/or conduct surveys and special studies; may maintain statistics.

• May participate and/or chair committees and task forces.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications


The education, training and experience qualifications are considered likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities to perform the above essential duties.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Five (5) years of program experience, including two (2) years managing and/or administering state or federal grants in a college or university setting.

Licenses/Certifications/Other Requirements:

• The incumbent may periodically be required to travel to various locations. If the operation of a vehicle is required, the incumbent must have the ability to obtain and maintain a valid California driver license.

Knowledge of

• Operations, services, and activities of HSI related programs.

• Principles, practices, procedures, and policies of HSI related programs.

• Grant and fund development.

• Assessments for student, service area, or program learning outcomes.

• Current and emerging technologies that support the applicable area(s).

• Management principles and practices.

• Principles and practices of supervision.

• Applicable laws, regulations, standards, and/or requirements.

• Methods of prioritizing, planning, and organizing work.

• Principles and practices of budget administration.

• Principles of data research, collection, organization, interpretation, and reporting.

• General accounting and bookkeeping principles.

• Principles and practices of business communication and writing.

• Principles of knowledge management.

• Presentation techniques.

• Standard office practices or procedures.

• Standard office software and modern office equipment.

• Principles and practices of customer service.

• Interpersonal relations management.

Ability to

• Plan, direct, administer, and evaluate the operations, activities, and equipment of theTitle V programs department.

• Oversee the development of policies and procedures in applicable area(s).

• Develop and implement goals with identifiable outcomes and assist with development of strategic plans, as needed.

• Identify, recommend, and acquire funding sources.

• Identify and implement appropriate technology and resources.

• Research, develop, apply, explain, and/or ensure the compliance of applicable laws, regulations, policies and/or procedures.

• Identify needs, analyze problems, and provide recommendations and/or alternative solutions.

• Manage and prioritize work, projects and/or programs within established deadlines

• Prepare, manage, monitor, oversee, and/or administer budgets.

• Supervise, train, and evaluate the work of assigned employees.

• Stay abreast of information, trends, and theories applicable to areas of assignment.

• Analyze data and compile and present narrative and statistical reports.

• Prepare and review reports, correspondence, and other documents using multiple business formats.

• Manage the maintenance of records.

• Prepare and deliver presentations.

• Utilize standard office software and equipment.

• Maintain confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information.

• Provide customer service with a high level of sensitivity, tact and patience.

• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all employees and others encountered in the course of work.

• Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


The following physical and mental standards are identified as necessary to perform the essential duties and responsibilities. However, reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

• Mobility: frequent walking and sitting for long periods; occasional kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, and standing; frequent reaching above and below desk level.

• Dexterity: frequent fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard; frequent grasping to handle individual papers, write and take notes, and feel individual objects.

• Lifting/Carrying: frequent lifting/carrying of papers, files, equipment, and materials weighing up to 10 pounds; occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

• Visual Requirements: frequent use of vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens, and do close-up work.

• Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and speaking in person and on the telephone.

• Emotional/Psychological Factors: frequent contact with others, including public contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.


Work is primarily performed in an indoor office or similar setting.

Additional Information

Starting salary: Step 1 $9,020 to Step 6 $11,512 per month, based on training and experience.
Salary range: Step 1 $9,020 to Step 11 $15,109 per month (including longevity steps).
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Application Process

This position requires the following documents to be attached to your online application in order to be considered:
• Current resume/curriculum vitae (not to exceed five pages)
• Letter of interest that addresses minimum and desirable qualifications (not to exceed five pages)
• Transcripts showing completion of required degree(s) must be submitted. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted only during the application process. Official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.
• List of three (3) professional references. Please provide names, telephone numbers, and e-mail address for each reference.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to ensure full consideration, applications and any required attachments must be submitted by June 10, 2024.Applications with incomplete information (i.e. statements such as ‘see resume’) or missing required documents will not be considered. The College will hold interviews in the late Spring or early Summer term. The selected candidate will be expected to start in their new role no later than July 1, 2024. Travel Reimbursement Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for a face-to-face interview may be eligible to request partial reimbursement of travel expenses. Please contact the office of Human Resources for more information. Position Funding
This position is offered contingent upon funding. GCCD reserves the right to extend, withdraw, and/or reopen this position at any time. Additional openings, for the same position, which become available prior to the end of the hiring process may be filled by qualified applicants that applied to this job announcement. Visas
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Accommodations If accommodations are needed for the application process in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

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