Program Activity Manager

  • Other Administrative Postion
  • San Diego, CA
  • August 31, 2022

San Diego Community College District

Program Activity Manager

San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 8/31/2022

Position Number: 00120337

Location: San Diego Mesa College

Position Type: Academic

The Position:

From San Diego Mesa College President Ashanti Hands:

San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for academic positions. The College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity, and inclusion among its faculty, classified professionals, staff, and students. As the “Leading College of Equity & Excellence”, we take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all of our students.

As the largest college in the San Diego Community College District, the institution enjoys a solid financial standing, state-of-the-art facilities, and a world-class faculty, classified professionals, and staff. For 58 years, Mesa College has been on the leading edge, from offering a Community College Bachelor’s Degree, to being a lead California Community College in graduating students with an Advanced Degree for Transfer. We embrace the mission of community colleges and are committed to empowering our students to maximize their potential, leading to healthy and thriving communities.

We are adding new staff, classified professionals, faculty, and administrators who, alongside our stellar colleagues, will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment.

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Program Activity Manager at San Diego Mesa College.

San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for the position of Program Activity Manager for the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Title III Grant: Equity, Empathy, & Excellence: Uplifting and Transforming Campus Culture through a Kapwa Lens. The College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity, and inclusion among its administrators, faculty, professional staff, and students. As the “Leading College of Equity & Excellence”, we take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all of our students. The successful candidate will be instrumental in strengthening our institutional capacity to serve our AAPI and low-income students and overall diverse student body. Under the direction of the Dean, Social/Behavioral Sciences & Multicultural Studies, the Program Activity Manager will coordinate the AANAPISI grant programs and activities. This is a restricted position and may continue contingent upon grant funding.

While the current vacancy exists at San Diego Mesa College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor.

Major Responsibilities:

Coordinate and administer day to day operations of the grants with a focus on critical grant objectives:

• Establish a strong Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) program that aggressively works toward addressing disproportionate impacts on AAPI and low-income groups through integrated academic support services and a comprehensive, culturally responsive approach to student success.

• Strengthen the academic infrastructure that supports AAPI students and increase awareness of AAPI student issues through equity-based and culturally responsive professional development, expanded AAPI-focused curriculum, and a new AAPI Studies certificate program.

• Interpret and comply with U.S. Department of Education legal requirements and related policies and procedures.

• Work collaboratively with student, staff, faculty, and administrators to ensure broad stakeholder input, engagement and support.

• Research, coordinate, implement and evaluate innovative, promising and high impact practices and professional learning opportunities to achieve grant objectives.

• Approve expenditures; maintain budget control and responsibility; prepare budget reports.

• Engage in a cycle of continuous quality improvement; use data, evaluate grant objectives and develop comprehensive reports.

• Hire, supervise, and evaluate staff and faculty.

• Serve on college and District committees as assigned.

• Prepare and conduct presentations.

• Perform related duties as assigned.



• Applicable sections of State Education Codes.

• Broad knowledge of District operations, organization, practices, and policies.

• Budget preparation and control.

• Changing technologies affecting existing programs in the areas assigned.

• Computer equipment, applications, and programs for business services at a multi-campus community college district.

• Coordinating Multifaceted projects.

• Department of Education regulations governing administration grants.

• District policies, organization, operations, and objectives.

• Goals of the District’s educational master plan.

• Governance systems for California Community College Districts.

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

• Laws, rules, and regulations affecting the specific area to which assigned.

• Oral and written communication skills.

• Practices and techniques used in the specific area to which assigned.

• Principles of management, supervision, and records maintenance.

• Principles of public administration, supervision, and management.

• Research and analysis.

• Technical aspects of the field of specialty.

Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to use current computer and internet technology.

• Analyze narrative and statistical information and prepare clear and concise recommendations and proposals.

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

• Assure the timely preparation and distribution of required reports, records, and documentation.

• Attend meetings and make oral presentations.

• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

• Coordinate and manage special projects as assigned.

• Develop recommendations for improvements in business organization, space utilization, facilities, and budget.

• Effective Communication and interpersonal skills.

• Implement programs through others while maintaining effective and harmonious relationships.

• Interpersonal skills including tact, patience, and diplomacy.

• Maintain records and prepare reports.

• Meet schedules and timelines.

• Operate general office equipment.

• Planning and development of grant program activities.

• Prepare agreements and contracts for funding of district-wide programs.

• Provide technical expertise and serve as a resource to District administrators and other personnel regarding business services.

• Provide work direction and guidance to staff.

• Work independently with little direction.

Training and Experience:

• A Master’s Degree from an accredited institution and three years of experience working with community college faculty and counselors in a multicultural community. One year of management experience is desirable.

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

Desired Qualifications:


• Three years of increasingly responsible experience reasonably related to the assignment within an institution of higher education, and one (1) year of management experience.

• Experience working with AAPI students and diverse student populations.

• Experience in supervising and evaluating staff and/or faculty within higher education

• Experience with program evaluation and reporting.

• Experience with administering and managing budgets.

Knowledge of:

• High-impact practices that facilitate access, success, and equity for AAPI students and disproportionately impacted student populations.

• U.S. Department of Education regulations.

• Effective grant procurement and management practices.

Skills and Abilities to:

• Use data to inform improvements, evaluate grant objectives, and develop comprehensive reports.

• Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

• Work effectively and collaboratively within a participatory governance environment.


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.

This is a restricted position funded by a cooperative agreement with Title III/Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education through September 30, 2024. Continuance of this position is based upon continual funding through the AANAPISI Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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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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