Director of High School Transition and Dual Enrollment

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Director of High School Transition and Dual Enrollment

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 20141550S

Department: Strategic Initiatives and Economic Development (DEPT)

Location: College of San Mateo

Position Number: 4F0316

Percentage of Full Time: 100%

FLSA: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)

Months per Year: 12

If other, please specify:

Salary Range:


Min Salary: $135,240 (annual)

Max Salary: $171,324 (annual)

Position Type: Administrative/Supervisory Positions

Who We Are:

The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our San Mateo County Community College District team, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty and classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District:

College of San Mateo (CSM) is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is a Hispanic Serving Institution and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution. The college enrolls approximately 15,000 students each academic year. CSM has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on

The President has called for the college community to be student-focused, always find a way to get to “yes” as one team, and serve local communities to the best of our abilities. The college recognizes the need for all students to achieve their goals and recognizes that as an institution we are stronger together. To learn more about CSM’s antiracism and justice-centered efforts, please read our

Who We Want:

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

The Position:

The Director of High School Transition and Dual Enrollment under the leadership of the Strategic Initiatives and Economic Development function at College of San Mateo (CSM) supports the seamless transition from secondary to post-secondary education. The Director serves as the primary administrator on the design, implementation, and evaluation of Dual Enrollment programs and early college programming at CSM and will oversee matters relating to planning, development, budgeting, implementation, compliance with rules and regulations, monitoring, and evaluation of programs and activities. This position will create a sustainable and sound infrastructure to support and expand Dual Enrollment that includes concurrent enrollment and early college along with high school partnerships while promoting educational access and equity. This Director will work closely with the Office of Instruction, Academic Deans and Faculty, Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, and Counseling, to deliver high-quality early college initiatives and high school to CSM transitions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
• Serves as the primary administrator on the design, implementation, and evaluation of CSM’s Dual Enrollment Program. This position will oversee matters related to planning, development, budgeting, implementation, compliance with rules and regulations, monitoring, and evaluation of programs and activities
• Develops and implements services, strategies, projects, goals, and objectives for the program
• Responsible for developing a collaborative working environment with Faculty, Deans, and Vice Presidents in instruction and student services related to Dual Enrollment and Early College initiatives
• Collaborates with the Community Outreach office to help high school students transition into first-year programs, including Promise and Year One
• Collaborates with ACCEL and CTE Strong Workforce initiatives and other regional projects to support transitions into college and CTE Pathway programs
• Supports the implementation of local and statewide initiatives such as AB288 (College and Career Access Pathways), non-AB 288, California Community College Linked Learning Initiatives (CCCLLI), and Dual Enrollment/Early College efforts in San Mateo County
• Meets with high schools/district administrators and conducts needs analyses in order to develop vital partnerships that increase college access for disproportionately impacted high school students
• Prepares recommendations and/or contracts as appropriate and submits them to the administration and/or the Board of Trustees for consideration
• Ensures student support structure is established for each partnership through thoughtful collaboration including but not limited to counseling, matriculation, tutors, and other services. Works with College staff and faculty to facilitate enrollment for high school students participating in a career pathway
• Works collaboratively with instructors, staff, and high schools/districts to ensure that current and future dual enrollment courses and activities meet Career Access Pathways Act requirements and comply with established standards, laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
• Serves as a liaison between institutions for course scheduling, curriculum, conflict resolution, resources, and personnel to assure clear communications and enrollment practices. Resolves problems raised by faculty and students of the program
• Provides and coordinates support services; assists program participants with obtaining and maintaining program enrollment, goals, and progress. Provides program information to students, parents, and the community
• Establishes and maintains program timelines and priorities; participates in the coordination of course offerings and ensures faculty coverage for each course
• Directs and participates in the preparation and maintenance of various narrative and statistical records and reports. Submits mandated reports to appropriate personnel according to established timelines
• Facilitates and coordinates admission, program registration, and alignment and articulation of programs between the College and high schools/districts
• Conducts site visits and strengthens communication between the College, high schools/districts, and their respective academic and student affairs departments. Visits the high schools and ensures courses offered in the high school are the same as the courses offered on the College campus
• Develops and coordinates marketing, recruitment, and outreach activities that facilitate and enhance knowledge of and participation in Dual Enrollment Programs by students and increase matriculation to CSM
• Develops and monitors budgets, coordinates expenditures and maximizes financial resources. Assists with the invoicing of expenses related to program activities
• Conducts end-of-term student evaluations for each dual enrollment course offered as needed. Surveys and collects data on students and alumni, and may annually conduct surveys of participating high school instructors, principals, and guidance counselors
• Provides training and professional development related to Dual Enrollment
• Leads, supervises, trains, and evaluates assigned personnel
• Participates in and chairs committees, task forces, and special assignments. Prepares and delivers oral presentations related to assigned areas
• Learns and applies emerging technologies as necessary and performs duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner
• Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

• A combination of education and experience equivalent to possession of a Master’s degree or above in education, student development, business-related disciplines, or similar programs
• Two years of increasingly responsible related work experience that has included directing or coordinating dual enrollment programs
• Demonstrated cultural competence, 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
• Demonstrated skill in written and oral communication, including public speaking
• Demonstrated skill in program evaluation
• Skill directing the work of others
• Skill in event and project planning, implementation and evaluation
• Possession of a California Driver’s license (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-campus locations

Physical Requirements:

This classification requires communication with individuals, small groups and large groups; work in close proximity with individuals; comparing data, and interpreting data to others; flexibility, tact and patience; manual dexterity; bending; pulling; pushing; and reaching in order to perform the essential functions.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Previous experience or training in Dual Enrollment programs, new program development related to student development, career pathways, and student success
• Passion and motivation to engage students in their academic goals through student life
• Knowledge of evidence-based strategies/programs that promote student success and completion
• Skill in effective written and oral communication, including public speaking
• Skill in interacting sensitively and respectfully with people from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
• Skill in communicating effectively with people at all levels within an organization
• Previous experience with grant development and writing
• Skill in the use of a variety of computer software to compose and prepare correspondence, memoranda, presentations, publicity materials, and reports
• Demonstrated skill in multi-tasking and prioritization of high volume workloads with attention to detail
• Skill in the use of a variety of computer software, including spreadsheet, presentation, page layout, and web design applications
• Skill in event planning, implementation, coordination, supervision, and evaluation
• Skill in fundraising, grant development, and in cultivating funding resources

Preferred Qualifications:


Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Optional tax-deferred flexible benefit 403(b) and 457 plans are also available. Academic managers participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Employees may also be eligible for various first-time homebuyer programs.

Open Date: 04/17/2023

First Review Date: 05/22/2023

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:

Required Application Materials All applicants are required to submit:

1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position).

2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.

3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicant’s cultural competence, 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 as well as the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.

Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

For questions related to this posting, please contact:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Fax: (650) 574-6574
Web Page:

Conditions of Employment:

Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)

2. Submit verifications of prior employment

3. Satisfactory references

4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States

6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees

7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.

8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement:

The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation requests and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures can be made by completing our:

Annual Security Report:

San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2021 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2021 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2021 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2021 is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. The report includes information about criminal activity on our campuses, emergency procedures and resources.

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