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Company: Mt San Antonio College
Job Title: Director, CalWORKs
Job Category: Education/Library
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Director, CalWORKs

Mt. San Antonio College

Job Category: Management

Employee Group: M

Time (Percent Time): 100%

Term (months/year): 12 months/year

Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (evenings included)

Salary Range: M-11

Salary: Steps 1-6, $101,580 - $113,928 annually

Shift Differential:

Health & Welfare: *SALARY & BENEFITS

The College contributes $7,775.40 toward annual premiums for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees.

The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and MetLife Social Security Alternative Plan.

*Subject to change based on Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Department: CalWORKs

Open Date: 4/11/2017

Closing Date: 5/3/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Basic Function/Overview:

Under administrative direction, plans, organizes, manages, and provides administrative direction and oversight for all functions and activities of the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) activities, including counseling, educational peer advising, financial aid, tutoring, program application, and book services; coordinates and directs communications, services, resources, and information to meet student needs and ensure smooth and efficient department activities; coordinates assigned activities with other District divisions and departments, officials, and outside agencies; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the Dean, Student Services in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.

Receives administrative direction from the Dean, Student Services. Exercises general direction and supervision over professional, technical, and administrative support staff.

This is a Department Director classification that oversees, directs, and participates in all activities of the CalWORKs Department, including short- and long-term planning and development and administration of departmental policies, procedures, and services. This class provides assistance to the Dean, Student Services in a variety of administrative, coordinative, analytical, and liaison capacities. Successful performance of the work requires knowledge of education policy and District functions and activities and the ability to develop, oversee, and implement projects and programs in a variety of areas. Responsibilities include coordinating the activities of the department with those of other divisions and departments and outside agencies, and managing and overseeing the complex and varied functions of the department. The incumbent is accountable for accomplishing departmental planning and operational goals and objectives and for furthering District goals and objectives within general policy guidelines. This class is distinguished from the Dean, Student Services in that the latter oversees the programming and administration of the District's entire Student Services Department.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

• Assumes full management responsibility for all CalWORKs programs, services, and activities, including recruitment and outreach, orientation, assessment, counseling and advisement, financial aid, tutorials and special workshops, transfer assistance, educational plans, grants, book vouchers, supplies, club activities, priority registration, letters of recommendation, scholarships, crisis intervention, legal assistance, case management, single parent classes, political activities, award ceremonies, bus passes, and food baskets and coupons.
• Develops, directs, and coordinates the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards for the department; establishes, within District policy, appropriate budget, service, and staffing levels.
• Manages and participates in the development and administration of the department’s and programmatic budgets and related grants; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; directs the monitoring of and approves expenditures; directs and implements adjustments as necessary.
• Selects, trains, motivates, and directs department personnel; evaluates and reviews work for acceptability and conformance with department standards, including program and project priorities and performance evaluations; works with employees on performance issues; implements discipline and termination procedures; responds to staff questions and concerns.
• Contributes to the overall quality of the department’s service by developing, reviewing, and implementing systems, standards, programs, policies and procedures to meet legal requirements and District needs; continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors the distribution of work, support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs the implementation of change.
• Collaborates with District personnel and administrators in the development and implementation of a networked system of support and services for educational effectiveness and operational efficiency; ensures the enhancement of student access to CalWORKs services, including coordinating and directing the intake, eligibility, and student application functions.
• Plans, coordinates, and oversees the operations of the CalWORKs tutorial center; supervises and trains associated staff.
• Plans and oversees a variety of student activities and events; establishes and maintains relationships with various on-campus student groups; develops and establishes programs-specific student groups and clubs.
• Directs and participates in the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, and files related to departmental services, students, projects, programs, personnel, financial activities, and assigned duties; ensures mandated reports are submitted to appropriated governmental agencies according to established timelines.
• Attends and participates in professional group meetings and various District committees and advisory groups; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the fields CalWORKs programs and services.
• Maintains and directs the maintenance of working and official departmental files.
• Monitors changes in laws, regulations, and technology that may affect District or departmental operations; implements policy and procedural changes as required.
• Prepares, reviews, and presents staff reports, various management and information updates, and reports on special projects as assigned by the Dean, Student Services.
• Responds to difficult and sensitive public inquiries and complaints and assists with resolutions and alternative recommendations.

Other Duties:

Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:

Knowledge of:
• Budget development, administrative principles and practices, and organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of projects, programs, policies, procedures, and operational needs.
• Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures.
• Principles, practices, theories, and methods of planning, organizing, and directing CalWORKs programs, services, operations, and activities.
• Technical practices, procedures, and techniques involved in the processing and verification of student applications and determination of student eligibility.
• Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to student life programs, services, and operations.
• Methods and techniques for the development of presentations, business correspondence, and information distribution; research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures.
• Principles and procedures of record keeping, technical report writing, and preparation of correspondence and presentations.
• Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications.
• English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
• Techniques for effectively representing the District in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
• Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, students, and District staff, including individuals of various ages, various socio-economic and ethnic groups.

Skills and Abilities:

Skills & Abilities to:
• Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and internal controls for the department and assigned program areas.
• Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction for the department and the District.
• Prepare and administer large and complex budgets; allocate limited resources in a cost effective manner.
• Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
• Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of professional and technical personnel; delegate authority and responsibility.
• Select, train, motivate, and evaluate the work of staff and train staff in work procedures.
• Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.
• Effectively administer a variety of CalWORKs related programs, services, and activities.
• Effectively represent the District and the department in meetings with various educational, business, professional, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
• Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
• Conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports.
• Effectively work with, advise, and counsel college students of a diverse academic, socioeconomic cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
• Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
• Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
• Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
• Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
• Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
• Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:

Master’s degree in a social or behavioral science AND two (2) full time equivalent years related experience working with special populations preferred OR a Bachelor’s degree in social or behavioral science and five (5) full time equivalent years increasingly responsible experience working with special populations.


Preferred Qualifications:

• Evidence of work in categorically funded and/or grant-funded educational programs

• Evidence of experience with budget management and reporting to various fiscal agents or governmental agencies

• Evidence of leadership experience in areas such as planning, development, budget management, evaluation, report writing, and supervision reasonably related to working in programs focused on special populations (low income, first generation college students)

License(s) & Other Requirements:

?The incumbent must have the ability to get to a variety of locations. This is usually accomplished by driving a personal vehicle to said locations. If operating a vehicle, the ability to secure and maintain a valid California driver’s license is required.

Working Environment:


Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees interact with upset staff, students, and/or the public in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:


Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various District and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard, or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 20 pounds.


Instructions re: Confidential Letter of Recommendation:

The Confidential Letters of Recommendation (CLOR ) section of the application is Optional. You may skip this option if you do not wish to request confidential letters from the individuals you have selected to provide letters of recommendation. If you decide to skip this option, you will be prompted in the screen for Optional and Required Documents to attach the letters yourself.

If the letters are confidential, create and attach a word document to the link for the required letter stating that your letter providers will submit the letters via the confidential portal. The email notification and link to attach a confidential letter are sent to the confidential reference as soon as the application is submitted and confirmed to be “Under Review by HR”. It is recommended that you complete your application and reach this status as soon as possible, well in advance of the deadline, to give your letter provider ample time to attach the letter. You may want to call confidential references to ask them to check their email for the notification and link. The links for confidential letters expire at 11:59 PM (pst) on the date the job posting closes.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to assure all required documents are submitted before the closing deadline.

Conditions of Employment:

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been livescanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for livescan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees – The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘Responsible Employee’ under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the College’s Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here: http://www.mtsac.edu/safety/pdf/2014ASRFinal.pdf

Examination Requirements:

Typing Certificate Requirements:

Application Procedure:

First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST ) on December 15, 2016 are assured consideration.
Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at http://hrjobs.mtsac.edu to be considered for this position:
1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. A minimum of three letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation or any of the required documents).
5. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.
Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA . This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Special Notes:

Please note: A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Office of Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: employment@mtsac.edu.

Foreign Transcripts:

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA . This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.



For more specific details about the responsibilities of this position, direct inquiries to:
Leticia Hernandez, Human Resources Technician
(909)274-5490; E-mail: lhernandez@mtsac.edu

Selection Procedure:

A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The committee will recommend finalists to the President/CEO and/or Vice President of Student Services for a second interview. The number of vacancies is dependent on student enrollment, College resources, needs, and Board of Trustees’ approval. The starting date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The required letters of recommendation are not required to be confidential but if your reference prefers to send a confidential letter, please follow these instructions and notify your reference directly. To obtain a confidential letter of recommendation, you must enter the reference’s name and email address in the fields provided under the “Confidential References” section of the application.

NOTICE : In order for your reference to receive an email with a link to attach a confidential reference letter, you must complete your application and reach the status of “Under Review by HR”. It is recommended that you complete your application and reach this status as soon as possible well in advance of the deadline to provide your reference ample time to attach the letter.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to assure that all required and any optional documents are attached by no later than 11:59 PM PST of the closing date shown on the job posting.

EEO Policy:

The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Conflict of Interest:

Conflict of Interest

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Job Location: Walnut - California - USA
Zipcode: 91789
Post Date: 04/12/2017
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