Director MESA Program (MCCP)

  • Director
  • Imperial, CA
  • July 17, 2024

Website Imperial Valley College

Director MESA Program (MCCP)

Salary: $124,525.00 – $162,485.00 Annually

Job Type: Educational Administrator

Job Number: 24-031

Closing: Continuous

Location: Imperial, CA

Division: Economic & Workforce Development

Representative Duties

Under the supervision of an appropriate supervisor, the Director of the MESA Program provides vision, leadership, direction and coordination for the program. The Director coordinates, implements and maintains the activities and services of the MESA program in accordance with Federal, State, and District policies, guidelines, and laws; performs technical duties to ensure eligible MESA students receive available educational services; prepares state-mandated program and budget reports, and serves as liaison to provide specialized information and technical assistance to faculty, staff, auditors, and outside agencies relating to the MESA program. The Director establishes partnerships with colleges/universities, districts, business/industry, and other community stakeholders to leverage resources and support to strengthen and expand direct services to program participants; establishes and maintains a supportive program atmosphere of positive challenge, relevancy, and academic achievement to pursue postsecondary education.

Provides management, leadership, and coordination of the MESA MCCP Program.

• Addresses thirteen program components of MESA program plan (e.g. MESA and California Community College requirements, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring successful implementation of MESA and STEM projects.

• Provides supervision and direction to assigned staff and student workers.

• Provides leadership for all program outreach to recruit, identify, and select program participants; plan and conduct presentations to community, campuses and target schools.

• Maintains compliance with State and Federal regulatory guidelines. Collaborates with internal and external personnel and organizations (e.g. District personnel, students, community organizations, public agencies, community members, etc.) for the purpose of implementing, evaluating, and maintaining the MESA program under established guidelines and procedures.

• Ensures that students’ program files are updated, maintained, and reported in accordance with Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); monitors students’ academic and assessment records to analyze satisfactory academic progress; compiles and analyzes evaluation data to identify barriers to progress; provides recommendations for interventions for students experiencing and demonstrating academic difficulties.

• Prepares and submits quarterly, mid-year and annual performance reports on program and participant progress; develops and recommends appropriate budgets and budget narratives for multiple programs; supervises expenditures and maintains fiscal responsibility; adheres to responsibilities and requirements for all grant reporting program regulations; ensures maximization of funds to adhere to and implement specialized grants and programs; and maintains time and effort reports.

• Participates on recruitment committees to hire personnel; conducts staff and team meetings; implements staff development programs for personnel; and conducts performance evaluations of staff and other personnel.

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Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a relevant master’s degree in education, counseling, psychology, social work, sociology, business, or career development, and one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s assignment or the equivalent.


Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, culture, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and ethnic/racial backgrounds of community college students.


Grant-funded project management experience at the federal or state level and community college/university level preferred. Additional experience desired in working with and developing innovative or alternative education and student development programs addressing the needs of a diverse student population.

Supplemental Information

Initial salary placement is normally at Range 8 step 1. Initial placement may be negotiated at a higher step depending on experience and education. Please click  to review current salary schedule.

First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by February 26, 2024, are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

EEO Information

Imperial Valley College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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The Imperial Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and will implement a comprehensive program to put those principles into practice. It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender identity, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, ancestry, political or organizational affiliation, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will strive to achieve a workforce that is welcoming to men, women, persons with disabilities and individuals from all ethnic and other groups to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment. Such an environment fosters cooperation, acceptance, democracy and free expression of ideas.

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