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Director of Special Programs - Dual Enrollment

Yuba Community College District

Job Description



Location: Yuba College - Marysville, CA.

Job Description:

Yuba College is seeking an equity-minded, dynamic, collaborative, and innovative leader to serve as the Director of Special Programs - Dual Enrollment.

Under the general direction of the assigned administrator, the Director of Special Programs is responsible for providing leadership in the ongoing development, implementation, and assessment of special programs at the Yuba College. These functions include general program management, coordinating the inclusion of special programs into the college's annual College Action Plans, submitting program reviews, ensuring program inclusion in the College Student Equity Plan, grant proposal support, and grant compliance. The Director of Special Programs will also be community focused and speak on behalf of the college through attending local meetings, community events and maintaining relationships with appropriate educational representatives, industry partners and agencies. The director will support dual enrollment by providing facilitation and coordination to ensure access and opportunity through dual enrollment offerings and increasing enrollment in the dual enrollment program and other special programs. All grant activities will require the director to update and maintain a defined action plan, track funds spent, and submit periodic reports to the responsible administrator.

The Director of Special Programs provides support for the leadership of the educational programs of the College; exercise discretion and independent judgment with little supervision. Confidentiality, tact, courtesy and political acumen are imperative for the position in handling College matters and the consequences of College decisions affecting both internal and external constituents.

Essential Duties Summary: REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
Reporting to the responsible Administrator, the Director of Special Programs is expected to work in collaboration with community partners, high school administrators and staff, counselors and students, the Office of Admissions and Records, district fiscal services, grant monitors and the Colleges program faculty to grow special programs, ensure quality and compliance, and increase program enrollment.

Administer special programs
Recruitment and outreach
Facilitate development of special pathway plans
Implement a timeline for processes related to matriculation, enrollment, retention and reporting including college applications, registration and high school enrollment due dates
Maintain tracking spreadsheets dual enrollment section information by semester
Facilitate high school instructor mentorship program
Ensure students have knowledge of the online CANVAS system and how to navigate the college website
Develop appropriate strategies for increasing dual enrollment through research of promising practices and networking
With the student services team, develop and implement yearly information sessions and actively participate in school system college opportunities events to promote dual enrollment
Create and maintain website, marketing materials, and social media related to special programs to educate the public and increase enrollment
Maintain a database of all special programs students to generate reports on enrollment, retention, grades and pathway completion
Implement and evaluate special programs work plans, submit grant expenses to fiscal services, track funds spent, and submit periodic reports to the grantor
Be community focused and speak on behalf of the college through attending local meetings, community events and maintaining relationships with appropriate educational, _industry partners and agencies
Expand industry partnerships for internship, work experience and apprenticeship opportunities as it relates to special projects
Coordinate inclusion of the special programs in college plans such as the College Student Equity Plan and Educational Master Plan
Perform program review(s) for special programs
Perform other duties as assigned

The successful candidate, by the final filing date, must possess the minimum qualifications for Educational Administrators at California Community Colleges: (All degrees and units used to satisfy minimum qualifications must be from accredited institutions.)

a) Possession of a Masters degree; AND
b) One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrators administrative assignment.

FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS: Include a U.S. evaluation and translation. Contact the Human Resources website for a list of agencies providing foreign transcript services.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications: DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingual, Spanish and English competence
  • Management and leadership experience in education
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing to diverse populations
  • Knowledge of information systems
  • Knowledge of relationship building techniques
  • Ability to meet deadlines and problem solve Knowledge of enrollment and retention as related to the community college mission
  • Knowledge of computer systems and software commonly used (internet browser, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.)
  • Ability to create spreadsheets and analyze data
  • Knowledge of regulations and laws related to retention and release of confidential data
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of Community College students
  • Prior experience working with high school and college students Program management and budget management experience
  • Experience building strong relationships in the community
  • Knowledge of federal and state financial aid programs
  • Knowledge of enrollment and retention practices
  • Previous experience in a community college or other educational systems
  • Social media and marketing experience


Position requires travel within the district, conferences, and occasional weekend and evening hours.


Office environment
Subject to constant interruptions
Subject to evening or variable hours
Contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals

Indoor and outdoor environments
Travel at frequent intervals to conduct work
Standing, Sitting, Walking, Reaching (occasionally for long periods of time)

Range/Step: Range 26, Management Salary Schedule

Salary Range: $80,001 - $92,627 per year

Benefits Information:
BENEFITS/SALARY: The District offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees and dependents, for positions whose FTE is .60 or higher, valued at over $24,273 annually with currently no out-of-pocket expenses to employees or dependents for medical premiums.

The package includes health, dental, vision, two (2) life insurance policies and an Employee Assistance program. Additional benefits include contributions to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) which is integrated with Social Security OR the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS), 457/403b options, 22 vacation days, 3 Administrative days, 3 Nonduty days, 2 Floating Holidays, 12 sick days and 19 holidays.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT: Yuba Community College District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and guarantees equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation and does not discriminate in its educational programs, in employment nor in any other of its activities.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment is dependent upon Department of Justice (DOJ) clearance; all fees are the responsibility of the selected candidates and serves the purpose of obtaining a criminal history as authorized by the California Education Code. All prospective employees shall be required to provide verification of TB test.

WORKING CONDITIONS: In accordance to Board Policy, smoking is restricted in many areas of the Yuba Community College District.

WORK DAY, WORK WEEK, and WORK YEAR: The District has the right to establish work day, work week, work year; hours of positions within the District may vary.

Posting Number: AS635P

Open Date: Close Date:
Review Start Date: 01/02/2023
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:
For questions about Yuba Community College Districts application process, please contact Mayra Dueas at mduenas@yccd.edu. This position will remain open until filled, however, the first review of applications will begin on January 2, 2023, but may be closed at any time thereafter at the option of the Selection Committee.

To apply, visit https://yccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/3202

EEO Statement As an equal opportunity employer with a diverse staff and student population, the Yuba Community College District is committed to creating an inclusive and effective learning and working environment for all.

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