Posting Number: 20141674S Department: Counseling Services CA (DEPT) Location: Caada College Position Number: 3C0022 Percentage of Full Time: 100% FLSA: Exempt (does not accrue overtime) Months per Year: 12 If other, please specify: Salary Range: Note: Min Salary: $91,668 (annual) Max Salary: $116,112 (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 Districts Strategic Plan, 'success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.' The Districts 'Students First' Strategic Plan 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: Caada College is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), enrolling approximately 10,000 students each academic year. Caada College has a diverse student population that reflects the communities that it serves. For more than 50 years, Caada College has provided enriching educational opportunities for the residents of San Mateo County. With the support and guidance from award-winning faculty and staff, residents can pursue certificates and degrees for career training or for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Caada College offers hundreds of day, evening, and weekend courses in more than 40 quality instructional programs with a variety of innovative student support services. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on Caada Colleges Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) 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: The Student Life & Leadership Manager has professional responsibilities involved in campus student life. Under the direction of the Vice President of Student Services, the Student Life & Leadership Manager serves in a variety of key roles on campus related to student activities, including strategic planning, logistics, and implementation of a wide variety of College extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, special events and campus-wide programs and services, such as lectures, commencement, tours, recognition, and other ceremonies, as well as a monthly College-wide newsletter. Public contact is extensive, and involves faculty, staff, students, vendors, contractors, outside educational institutions, businesses and community representatives, and governmental agencies for the purpose of exchanging policy and procedural information. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to resolve minor and major problems that arise. Consequences of errors in judgment could be costly in employee time and public relations; however, administrative and policy controls limit the risk of serious consequences. The Student Life & Leadership Manager can direct the work of clerical and other staff and student assistants as assigned. The position requires flexible work hours and some evening and weekend responsibilities.
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 advisor and mentor to the Associated Students organization and to all recognized College student clubs on matters relating to planning, development, budgeting, implementation, compliance with rules and regulations, monitoring, and evaluating programs and activities
Provides training to student government and club leaders on meeting protocol, applicable policies, government regulations, and required networking methods, and a variety of other start-up, supervision, and follow-up activities
Provides guidance in the areas of student leadership, governance, and program management
Works closely with faculty-student club advisors
Works closely with instructional and student services faculty members on programming campus events and activities
Uses a variety of computer software to produce an annual Student Handbook, create publicity materials, brochures, webpage updates and improvements, and other printed materials
Provides student engagement and retention activities focused on multiculturalism and tolerance to promote mutual respect
Participates in College outreach and orientation programs
Supervises the management and coordination of the Associated Students accounting and financial record keeping
Trains, supervises, and evaluates the work of clerical, program support, and student assistants
Coordinates the development, evaluation, and implementation of program goals, objectives, and strategic initiatives
Assesses consequences and outcomes of program initiatives
Plans and maintains a calendar of events and activities, including leading and participating in the publicity of upcoming student events, programs, projects, activities, and services
Assesses needs for student activities programs and projects; identifies and compiles resource information and writes grants
Confers with students and management staff to plan and implement a variety of funding and revenue-generating activities
Prepares ASCC reports for the Board of Trustees
Serves as a member of various College-wide committees
Connects student leaders with the College planning processes
Participates in College participatory governance
Assists with coordinating College and District student transportation and housing assistance programs
Maintains and monitors the College game room
Coordinates the production and distribution of student body cards
Implements the College and District free speech processes
Works with on and off-campus partners regarding campus vending machines
Performs other related duties as assigned
Bachelors degree in recreation, student personnel services, or a closely related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
Two years of related increasingly responsible work experience that has included program planning
Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff
Demonstrated skill in oral communication, including public speaking
Demonstrated skill in written communication
Skill directing the work of others
Skill in event and project planning, implementation, and evaluation
Possession of a California Drivers license (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-campus locations
Physical Requirements: This position requires attention to detail, good memory, teamwork, the ability to work under deadline pressure, moving moderate to heavy objects, sitting and standing for periods of time, oral and written communication, pushing, pulling, bending, stooping, reaching, patience and tact in order to perform the essential functions.
Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Previous experience or training in the leadership of student activities
Passion and motivation to engage students in their academic goals through student life
Knowledge of student organizational and program structure, protocol, and evaluation techniques
Skill in effective written and oral communication, including public speaking
Skill in interacting sensitively and respectfully with people from diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ 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 including spreadsheets, page layouts, and web design applications
Demonstrated skill in multi-tasking and prioritization of high-volume workloads
Skill in event planning, implementation, coordination, supervision, and evaluation
Skill in fundraising, grant development, and in cultivating funding resources
Possession of a Masters degree
Ability to communicate in another language, preferably Spanish
Benefits: 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. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.
Open Date: 10/30/2023 First Review Date: 11/20/2023 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 https://jobs.smccd.edu 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 applicants cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff as well as the applicants 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: www.smccd.edu/hr
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.
Accommodations: 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: Applicant Reasonable Accommodation Request Form
Annual Security Report: San Mateo County Community College Districts (SMCCCD) 2022 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 2022 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 2022 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2022 Annual Security Report 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.
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 “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.”