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Director of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) - BCC
Peralta Community College District in Berkeley, California
Date Posted 03/26/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Salary Salary Range: $103,759 - $126,816/y -  
Employment Type 40 hrs/week 12 month
Application Deadline Open until filled

Peralta/College Information

Berkeley City College

Berkeley City College (BCC), one of California’s 112 community colleges, is centrally located in downtown Berkeley, only 1-1/2 blocks from the U.C. campus. The college’s mission is to contribute to the success of all students and to the well-being of the community by offering the best possible education which promises intellectual growth, social mobility, economic development and an understanding of diverse ideas and peoples. BCC is ranked second in the state in the percentage of students who transfer to U.C. Berkeley.

BCC serves students who seek general education, transfer to four-year universities, associate degrees and certificates in liberal arts, the sciences, career/technical areas, or foundational skills. BCC students represent a diverse mix of ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. Many are the first in their families to attend college. The college is an active partner in local economic development and employment training endeavors and maintains a strong and unique collaboration with U.C. Berkeley. Berkeley City College’s world-class faculty has created a student-centered learning community dedicated to academic excellence and student success. They have won distinction in the sciences, arts, English, humanities, multimedia arts, and the social sciences.

Special Instructions to Applicants


1. Required documents will include:

· Current resume of experience, formal education/training and qualifications.

· Copies of supporting credentials, if applicable.

· Copies of transcripts from fully accredited college or university institutions.

(Copies of diplomas will not substitute for  transcripts.) (If hired, it will be required to submit official transcripts from fully accredited college or university.)

Information on transcripts must include degree awarded and confer date.Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION IF YOUR DEGREE WILL NOT BE CONFERRED UNTIL A LATER DATE.

Note:  A written evaluation by an official foreign credentials/transcripts evaluation and translation service must be submitted for Foreign Degree(s)(non-U.S.degrees) by the application deadline date.

2. Applications and attachments (resume, cover letter, copies of transcripts, letters of recommendations, etc.) will ONLY be accepted through the online process. WE DO NOT ACCEPT MAILED OR FAXED APPLICATIONS OR ITS ATTACHMENTS.

3. Travel expenses for the interview and selection process will be borne by the candidates.

4. During shelter in place all interviews will be conducted by Zoom.

Appointment to the position is conditional upon the approval of the Chancellor.


Employees must satisfy all pre-employment requirements to work for the District which include, but are not limited to, the following items:


Tuberculosis Examination:  Prior to employment, the successful candidate will be required to submit evidence (either skin test or X-ray report) of being free of tuberculosis within the past sixty (60) days.  The TB test is a condition of employment and any expense must be borne by the successful candidate.

Fingerprinting Requirement:

As a condition of employment, all employees working for community colleges in the State of California are required to be fingerprinted within the first ten (10) working days of the date of employment pursuant to Education Code Section 88024. The District Office of Human Resources processes fingerprints electronically. During the employment intake process, new employees will be given information to have their fingerprints taken at another location.

Immigration Requirement:  According to the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the Peralta Community College District is required to verify that all new employees are:

1) A citizen or national of the United States;

2) An alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States; or

3) An alien authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to work in the United States.

All new employees are required to complete and sign a verification form and provide documentation attesting that he/she is a United States citizen, national, or an alien lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

District Policy:  A Social Security Card will be required following selection and prior to completion of the hiring process.  The employment process cannot be completed without a copy of the Social Security Card on file in the Office of Human Resources.


Medical Examination:  Under state regulations and as a condition of employment, certain positions may require a medical examination prior to employment.  Expenses incurred will be borne by the employee.


We are a collaborative community of colleges.

· Together, we provide educational leadership for the East Bay, delivering programs and services that sustainably enhance the   region’s human, economic, environmental, and social development.

· We empower our students to achieve their highest aspirations. We develop leaders who create opportunities and transform lives.

· Together with our partners, we provide our diverse students and communities with equitable access to the educational   resources, experiences, and life-long opportunities to meet and exceed their goals.

The Peralta Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or genetic information, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, veterans status, status with regards to public assistance, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices.

In conformance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for Reasonable Accommodations may be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (510) 466-7283.

The Peralta Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.

Job Title

Director of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) - BCC

Time Base

40 hrs/week 12 months/year


Salary Range: $103,759 - $126,816/yr. The maximum initial placement is Step 3 depending on experience.

Benefits Information


The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:

• Medical coverage. Depending on choice of coverage, you may be required to make a contribution.

• Dental coverage. Depending on choice of coverage, you may be required to make a contribution.
• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.

• Long-term disability coverage.

• Employee Assistance Program.

• 22 days/year vacation leave, 12 days/year sick leave, and 18 holidays/year

In addition to your contribution, Peralta pays 16.15%* of your salary to the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS). Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalSTRS. Specific information regarding the changes can be found at http://www.calstrs.com/post/frequently-asked-questions-ab-340-public-employees-pension-reform-act-2013. For further up to date information on CalSTRS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at www.calstrs.com. The CalSTRS member handbook is available at http://www.calstrs.com/calstrs-member-handbook. After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65.

Other voluntary benefits include:

• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)

• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)

• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans

• Credit union membership

• Prepaid legal plan participation

• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children

• Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District. Other plans require employee contribution.

• Subject to change.

Position Type



Student Services-VP (841)

Job Description Summary

This position is grant-funded. Continued employment is contingent upon refunding of the grant.

Under the general direction of the Associate Dean of Educational Success, the Director of Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Program provides leadership, coordination, direction, and vision for the development and implementation of the Conocimiento Los Caminos Project providing students an opportunity to complete a degree or certificate and transfer to a four-year university, gain financial literacy, and career awareness.

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Curriculum/instruction planning and evaluation responsibilities:

o Collaborates with deans and department chairs to implement program curriculum and include shared governance in the design and methodology of the program.
o Keeps updated with current developments in local, state, and national trends of regulations in the areas of curriculum and instruction as they relate to HSI students.
o Maintains and analyzes current information on effective methods of serving the educational needs of non-traditional populations.

2. Program operations and management responsibilities:

o Provides planning and leadership for Conocimiento Los Caminos program operations
o Supervises assigned staff, faculty, and students
o Acts as budget administrator for grants in collaboration with college and district accounting staff
o Prepares and monitors program budgets to ensure effective use of Conocimiento Los Caminos funds.
o Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates programs in compliance with project contracts
o Works with the assigned program officer at the Department of Education to ensure adherence to grant guidelines
o Creates an Internal Control Manual
o Organizes orientations for new faculty and staff; organizes and conducts staff development workshops and activities; provides a climate that supports collegiality
o Ensures communications between faculty and staff in order to provide the best service to students in the program
o Maintains relationships with business, labor, industry, governmental agencies, and community organizations
o Maintains detailed records of expenditures and keeps inventory of furniture for audit purposes to be available 3 years after project ends
o Researches, develops, and submits funding proposals to support the Conocimiento Los Caminos Program
o Writes and negotiates contracts with program partners such as school districts or other organizations supporting the Conocimiento Los Caminos Program.
o Writes and negotiates independent contracts for consultants
o Prepares and submits monthly reports on program activities and accomplishments
o Administers data regarding participants and program outcomes
o Works with the external evaluator to create procedures and protocols for documenting project progress, and creates and maintains quantitative data files and qualitative documentation for project evaluation
o Creates and/or archives project documentation, including meeting agendas and meeting minutes
o Leads effort to secure contributions of funds, equipment, in-kind services, and instructional supplies from private and public sector partners; records contributions and donations from corporate and public sector partners
o Coordinates with national PUENTE Project staff to develop and implement The PUENTE Project professional development opportunities at Berkeley City College.
o Maintains program statistics relating to enrollments, success rates, attendance, and other data

3. Outreach, marketing, student recruitment, retention and support responsibilities

o Provides leadership for the Conocimiento Los Caminos outreach, recruitment, orientation, and selection process
o Promotes Conocimiento Los Caminos through marketing and service on various community and public school forums, boards, and committees within the community
o Staffs project team and advisory group meetings, synthesizes and prepares notes and minute; disseminates documents to team members
o Creates and administers the project website, supporting, modifying, and expanding it as necessary; uploads project reports, minutes of meetings, and other documents on website
o Creates fliers and other marketing materials to promote events and activities
o Performs other related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.

2. Three (3) years’ experience of increasing responsibility in the development, implementation and administration of programs or projects designed for underserved populations.

3. One (1) year of experience training, directing, supervising, and evaluating the work of others.

4. Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and the ability to present complex academic information to diverse audiences.

5. Knowledge and proficiency in the operation and use of personal computers utilizing various software applications (i.e., work processing, spreadsheet and database management software) including the Internet.

6. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.

Desirable Qualifications

• Possession of Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university or terminal degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, or related field.

• Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency

• Experience with managing and/or implementing federal grants

• Experience working within Hispanic serving initiatives, programs, and activities.

• Demonstrated commitment to educational equity, multiculturalism, social justice, and successful student outcomes, preferably at the community college level.

Environmental Demands

Occasional work performed alone. Constant work around and with other people.

Other Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Typical physical abilities for this position are:

• Prolonged and frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping

• Moderate to heavy usage of hands in grasping, repetitive hand movement and finger coordination in keeping records and preparing reports using a computer keyboard.

• Speech and hearing to communicate effectively in group settings and by telephone to students, faculty, staff, and others.

Application Deadline Date


Open Date

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