Director of Middle College

  • Director
  • San Mateo, CA
  • June 15, 2023

San Mateo County Community College District

Director of Middle College

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 20141531S

Department: Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development

Location: Skyline College

Position Number: 2F0164

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:

Skyline College is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 16,000 students each academic year. Skyline College 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 website.

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 College 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:

Reporting to the Dean of Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development (SPWD), the Director of Middle College is responsible for planning, opening, developing, organizing, directing, and evaluating the Middle College and other closely related campus programs and services. The Director of Middle College is responsible for working with college and high school leaders and faculty members to manage and administer a Middle College program which offers high school students concurrent enrollment and instruction in related areas, such as study skills, tutoring services, academic counseling, guidance on career options, assistance in securing admission and financial aid for enrollment in four-year institutions, and mentorship. The director is responsible for the overall supervision and evaluation of the entire staff.

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.
• Work with Skyline College and area high school leadership and stakeholders to develop and implement the goals, objectives, and activities for the Middle College Program
• Develop and implement Middle College curriculum in concert with college and high school faculty and staff
• Develop, coordinate, and maintain the preparation of a variety of outreach activities for the Middle College Program, including print materials and electronic information, such as newsletters, brochures, and web sites
• Lead and participate in the research, preparation, application for, and follow-up procedures required for grants and other external sources of funding, including preparation and submission of reports as required
• Maintain current knowledge of Middle College programs, as well as other concurrent enrollment and high school programs
• Monitor progress and maintain records of students served by Middle College Program and prepare program evaluation and performance reports
• Serve as liaison and conduct outreach activities with the college, high school, and the community
• Conduct intake process: diagnose, assess, and place new applicants
• Coordinate the selection, purchase, and evaluation of learning resource equipment and materials for use by faculty and students
• Plan and monitor program budgets, including categorical budgets
• Develop goals, objectives, and activities as well as guidelines and evaluation tools for needs assessment in areas of client satisfaction, program effectiveness, and delivery of services
• Recommend and participate in the implementation of staff development programs for Middle College faculty and staff
• Evaluate faculty and staff work performance
• Coordinate the preparation of catalog and brochure materials for programs
• Provide articulation/liaison with other college divisions, services, student groups, and off-campus institutions and groups
• Participate and collaborate actively with other administrators
• Establish and maintain rapport with high school and college faculty, staff, administration, and community stakeholders
• Engage with the Dual Enrollment (DE) program at Skyline, including division dean, staff, and partners, to explore future collaborative efforts in the College’s service areas
• Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree or above from an accredited institution, preferably in a student support services/learning resources field OR equivalent
• 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

Physical Requirements:

This classification requires the ability to travel to a variety of off-site locations; the ability to operate standard office equipment, including keyboard, mouse, and phone with or without adaptions; ability to communicate and provide information to others; and the ability to read printed material and computer monitor in order to perform essential functions of the job.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of and experience in Middle College programs or concurrent enrollment programs serving high school students
• Understanding of and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college
• Knowledge and understanding of high school districts and ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders in the community
• Ability to develop, coordinate, manage, and evaluate innovative programs and services
• Experience with academic program development and curriculum design
• Experience building and leading a team of faculty and staff
• Skill in the development of department/division program reviews and in preparing evaluative reports
• Knowledge of grant-funded programs, compliance, regulations, and related policies and procedures
• Knowledge of basic research and planning methods
• The ability to elicit and bring focus to recommendations from students, faculty, staff, and administrators
• Organizational skills that enable the performance of duties in a timely manner and with attention to detail
• Skill in the use of a variety of computer software programs to access student records and to prepare reports, presentations, and other materials

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: 03/14/2023

First Review Date: 03/28/2023

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)
Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

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 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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