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Director, CalWORKs Program  « Position Deleted on 1/17/2011 »

Institution: Santa Rosa Junior College
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Category:
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Posted: 10/21/2010
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
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Santa Rosa Junior College
Management Employment Opportunity

DIRECTOR, CALWORKS PROGRAM
PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE: Monday, November 29, 2010*
(Initial screening date; open until filled.)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an individual with demonstrated management skills to join an outstanding team of faculty, staff and administrators to provide high quality services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. This is a general and categorically funded Classified Management position with appointments contingent upon funding and Board approval.

Under direction of the Dean of Counseling & Support Services, the Director of CalWORKs is responsible for the independent supervision and overall administration of the CalWORKs Program, and has the principal management responsibility for developing programs and services for students in response to national welfare reform and related workforce development and student success initiatives for Santa Rosa Junior College's CalWORKs Program; represents the District's and TANF students' interests on welfare reform-related matters, including interpretation and implementation of complex policies and procedures, selection and evaluation of faculty and classified staff, and program budget development and monitoring.

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION
The CalWORKs Program in California Community Colleges is a major workforce development initiative created in response to federal welfare reform. Statewide, community colleges offer programs to welfare recipients enrolled in educational programs leading to family self-sufficiency. The CalWORKs Program at Santa Rosa Junior College has an outstanding reputation as a model program. The staff provides services to current and former TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families or welfare) recipients who are attending the college for education and training. Services include specialized academic counseling and advising, employment services including a wage subsidy program, and coordination with other student services programs and instructional faculty. CalWORKs is closely linked with the county welfare department and other community agencies, creating an effective partnership to support the students and their families as they gain the skills necessary to transition into employment. The CalWORKs Program served 647 students in 2009-10.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Prepares grant proposals, contracts, program plans and budgets for the CalWORKs Program; directs and authorizes the use of categorical and district funds within the CalWORKs Program; ensures compliance with all Chancellor's Office, contract provisions and funding requirements; prepares for fiscal monitoring and program quality reviews; prepares appropriate reports; maintains currency and interprets relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and pending legislation; responds rapidly to changes to maintain compliance, accountability and reporting requirements; develops and maintains standardized procedures and protocols for all program function; manages complex daily operations of multiple CalWORKs service areas including Academic Counseling, Advising, Employment Services, CalWORKs Study, Post-Employment Services, Voucher Child Care Services, off-campus Basic Computer Literacy workshops and community/college partnerships; oversees the authorization of expenditures of significant county funds each semester for books and supplies for eligible students; coordinates with the Bookstore and Accounting to ensure accuracy of billings and payments; oversees an employment services program providing a wage subsidy to TANF students employed in on and off campus jobs; coordinates on campus positions with individual departments and programs, Financial Aid, Federal Work Study, Student Employment and Payroll; coordinates off campus jobs with public and private employers to facilitate a share of cost and employment agreement; oversees and insures the accuracy of MIS reporting to maximize program funding; coordinates the hiring, orientation, supervision, training and evaluation of a multi-disciplinary staff; initiates goals and objectives for the program consistent with the college's mission; leads program planning and evaluation efforts; collaborates with Sonoma County Human Services Department, Employment and Training Division staff and other county and agency partners; represents the District in planning and coordination efforts; provides leadership in developing a flexible program model that responds to the needs of the TANF population and those transitioning off of aid; develops and maintains partnerships with departments and programs throughout the to facilitate the delivery of quality services to students in the program; responsible for problem solving and crisis intervention; addresses and resolves conflict, handles student complaints; represents and promotes the District at regional and State conferences, and meetings pertaining to CalWORKs and welfare reform; maintains close working relationship with Chancellor's Office CalWORKs Program Staff.

COMPENSATION PACKAGE
* Salary Range: $6,101 - $7,323 per month (2010/11 Management Salary Schedule; salary reflects a 4% reduction for the 10/11 year with an equivalent amount of time off); maximum initial placement at $6,713 (placement within this range based on experience as documented in application materials.)
* Benefits: The District offers a competitive benefit package which includes health & welfare (medical/dental/vision/life/long-term disability) benefits for employees and eligible dependents.
* Leave/Holiday time: Management employees earn 1 day of sick leave and 1.8333 days of vacation for each month worked. They are also entitled to holidays recognized by the District (14 holidays/year).

QUALIFICATIONS
Required Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, administration, budgeting, and personnel management and training; and federal, state and local laws and regulations governing welfare reform. Ability to manage and direct a complex program; make independent decisions; organize and prioritize program needs; solve complex problems; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with personnel in government and community-based organizations, and within the community college system; demonstrate sensitivity to the educational and employment needs of students on public assistance; perform consistently under pressure of deadlines and other administrative demands; demonstrate strong fiscal management skills; assure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, District policy and contract requirements pertaining to the area of responsibility; analyze statistical data; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population.

Preferred Ability: Bilingual in English/Spanish.

Required Education/Experience:
Bachelor's degree AND demonstrated recent professional experience in a complex managerial position; OR the equivalent. Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Preferred Experience: Previous experience with Community College CalWORKs Programs, or similar program(s).

If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at time of application.

APPLICATION MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES
To receive application materials, please contact:
Human Resources Department
Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, California 95401
(707) 527-4954
Fax (707) 527-4967
Employment Page: http://www.santarosa.edu/hr

Human Resources is located on the Santa Rosa campus in the Button Building at 1988 Armory Drive at the back of campus parallel to Highway 101. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

*It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that all required materials reach Human Resources by 4:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration for the position. For applications received after the priority filing deadline where the committee has already begun the initial screening process, materials will be kept on file and only be considered if the initial screening is unsuccessful. Contact Human Resources for details.

MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR THIS RECRUITMENT
In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:
1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Management Application Form, Personal Data Form and Applicant Notification Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
* If applicable, completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents.
2. A statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
3. A brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the "Essential Functions" section of this announcement.
4. Current Resume.
5. Completed Supplemental Questionnaire.
6. Copies of transcripts of all related college level and/or trade/technical level course work (unofficial copies acceptable (both sides), but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring). If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
7. Please submit an original AND one copy each of the required materials listed above.

PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
(In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.

If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for an opening, please contact the Human Resources Department.
Prior to beginning employment, employees must: (a) provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States; (b) be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at employee's expense); and (c) take a TB test.

The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at www.santarosa.edu/police or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.

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SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.