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Director, El Centro

Mt. San Antonio College

Last Updated: 5/04/22

Job Description

Position Number: CM-167-2021
Department: Student Services
Job Category:
Time (Percent Time): 100%
Term (months/year): 12 Months/Year
Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm; Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Salary Range: M-13
Salary: Steps 1 - 6: $125,184 - $139,200 Annual
Shift Differential: Shift differential eligibility based on the current collective bargaining agreement.
Open Date: 04/20/2022
Initial Screening Date: 05/18/2022
Open Until Filled: Yes

Application Procedure:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PT) on the listed Initial Screening Date are assured consideration.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online, unless otherwise noted, at Mt.SAC Employment Website 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. If applicable, 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.
5. Optional – Three letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation). Confidential letters of recommendation are not allowed for this position.

Health & Welfare:
Mt. San Antonio College offers a competitive and excellent benefits package providing medical, dental, and vision benefits for eligible employees and their dependents. Lifetime medical benefits are also available for eligible retirees.

The College contributes an annual premium up to the family coverage amount for Kaiser Permanente $15 office visit medical, DeltaCare HMO dental, VSP vision and life insurance plans for eligible employees.

The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and National Benefit Services.

*Note: Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change. Please visit the Mt. San Antonio College Benefits Website for further information.

Basic Function/Overview:
Under general direction, the Director of El Centro Latinx Chicanx Student Program is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of El Centro. El Centro provides a centralized bilingual and culturally responsive space that creates opportunities and conditions to address inequity by providing equitable solutions, resources, and services that intentionally support and align with the specific needs of Latinx students, family, faculty, and staff. The Director collaborates with community organizations, students, faculty, staff, and management from across campus in identifying needs, developing resources, and providing programming to support, educate, and assist students in completing their educational goals. The Director ensures program compliance with College, Student Services Success Programs (SSSP), and Student Equity guidelines and regulations, budget management, and program progress reporting; develops and implements program services as described in SSSP and Student Equity goals and objectives; responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance, maintaining accurate and timely documentation and report submissions and for the management of the project budgets; researches and gathers various program data and develops reports; provides highly complex and responsible support in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.

Receives general direction from the assigned managerial personnel. Exercises direct and general supervision over professional and technical staff.

This is a management classification that manages all activities of the El Centro Latinx/Chicanx Student Program. Responsibilities include performing diverse, specialized, and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making responsibility. The incumbent in this position independently performs professional work implementing all aspects of the assigned programs, ensuring full compliance with all applicable College regulations and requirements and policies and procedures. In addition-to having a good understanding of program administration, this position must be knowledgeable of student services, counseling functions, instructional strategies, high school and college course articulation and be able to implement services for eligible participants as detailed in the College, SSSP, and Student Equity reports.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:
1. Develops, implements, and provides oversight to the holistic services offered by El Centro; plans, manages, and oversees the daily functions, operations, and activities of the program in concert with college policies and procedures.
2. Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the program; recommends within program policy, appropriate service levels and resources; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
3. Develops and implements marketing strategies to promote educational, cultural and social programming that affirms and celebrates Chicanx/Latinx identity and values, as well as the awareness of the social, political, historical and cultural realities of the Chicanx/Latinx population; plans and coordinates assigned program workshops, presentations, information sessions and events.
4. Directs and participates in the development, administration, and oversight of the program budget; monitors program expenditures to ensure compliance with established laws and regulations, as well as, funding requirements.
5. Develops and standardizes procedures and methods to improve and continuously monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the program, service delivery methods, and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, broaden and facilitate the channels of communication between Chicanx/Latinx students and the greater Mt.SAC student community; identifies opportunities for improvement and makes recommendations.
6. Participates in the development of student programs monitoring applicable grants, workshops and provides training and support to faculty.
7. Selects, trains, motivates, and supervises El Centro personnel; evaluates and reviews work for acceptability and conformance with program standards, including program and project priorities and performance evaluations; works with employees on performance issues; implements discipline procedures; responds to staff questions and concerns.
8. Collaborates and coordinates program activities and strategies educate the Chicanx/Latinx community and the Mt.SAC community about the diversity that encompasses the Chicanx/Latinx cultural community and to increase the educational attainment of Chicanx/Latinx students.
9. Researches and analyzes program data; prepares comprehensive technical records and reports; implements corrective action as necessary. Presents all required college reports and responds to requests for information from college administration.
10. Establishes and maintains relationships with school College officials, community leaders, various organizations, and public agencies to encourage participation, stimulate interest, and coordinate campus projects with assigned programs and activities.
11. Initiates, oversees, and directs the collection of student data to measure and evaluate student success, including retention and persistence rates, passing rates, high school graduation rates, academic achievement scores, and college entrance information.
12. Conduct a continuous program assessment plan for alignment with the college’s Strategic Plan.
13. Develop culturally responsive training and development workshops in accordance with the program’s values.
14. Create a community-wide Latinx coalition and administer a mentoring component to foster a sense of belonging amongst participants.
15. Provides a working and learning environment that is free from prohibited discrimination, harassment and retaliation (DHR), and provided by applicable law and College policies. Attends College mandated DHR training and participates in DHR investigations as directed. Assists in providing information and resources to individuals who bring forward DHR complaints and reporting possible DHR complaints to Human Resources and other appropriate authority as necessary.

Other Duties:
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:
1. Principles and practices of supporting a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist academic and work environment.
2. Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation.
3. Budget development, administrative practices, and organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of projects, programs, policies, procedures, and operational needs.
4. Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures.
5. Principles and practices of developing, implementing, and evaluating El Centro Program.
6. The provision of specialized support services for student populations specified in the El Centro program.
7. Methods and techniques for the development of presentations, business correspondence, and information distribution; research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures.
8. Principles and procedures of record keeping.
9. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications.
10. Techniques for effectively representing the College in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
11. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, students, and College staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, various socio-economic and ethnic groups.

Skills and Abilities:
1. Oversee and address gaps in diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism in recruitment and retention of students.
2. Articulate and communicate the college’s vision and commitment to creating equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism academic and work environment.
3. Create and execute resources and programming towards the goal of being diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist academic and work environment
4. Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and internal controls for assigned program areas.
5. Prepare and administer budgets; allocate limited resources in a cost effective manner.
6. Effectively work with students of a diverse academic, socioeconomic cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
7. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
8. Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of professional and technical personnel; delegate authority and responsibility.
9. Effectively represent the College and the program in meetings with various educational, business, professional, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
10. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
11. Conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports.
12. 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.
13. Communicate effectively through various modalities
14. Learn and apply emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
15. Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures; understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
16. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:
Equivalent to graduation from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in a related field of education; and two (2) full time years of progressive experience in developing, implementing, and managing a program or program for high-risk student populations such as low income, first generation, and ethnically diverse youth and students.

Required: Bilingual in Spanish

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications is listed in the Minimum Qualifications section.

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

Physical Demands:
Must be able to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including technological devices; to communicate with individuals at various College and meeting sites; the ability to understand and comprehend written and electronic materials; and the ability to receive, review, and respond to communications in person, before groups, and over and through various media. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although movement between work areas may be required. Positions in this classification occasionally may need to physically reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Incumbents must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 20 pounds.


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 live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan 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.

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: Mt. SAC Annual Security Report.

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.

Typing Certificate Requirements:

Special Notes:
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 Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: [Register to View] . E-mail:

DO NOT include photographs or any personal information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.

TRAVEL POLICY : Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to a $500 maximum (per position recruitment). Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims must be submitted no later than 30 days following the interview date.


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. Accredited evaluation agencies can be found on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services Website.

Human Resources
1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399.
Phone: [Register to View]

Selection Procedure:
A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The start date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at Mt. SAC Employment Website to complete and submit your application for this position.

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:
Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio College’s Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).

Cancel RTF Policy:
We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay, or cancel filling this position. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

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