Part-Time Umoja-ASTEP Program Learning Community Coordinator (Pool)
Position TitlePart-Time Umoja-ASTEP Program Learning Community Coordinator (Pool)
LocationCañada College, College of San Mateo
DepartmentHuman Resources DIST (DEPT)
Percentage of Full TimeVaries
FLSAExempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Yearother
If other, please specifySemester assignments as needed
Salary RangePlacement on the adjunct faculty salary schedule is based upon education and credited experience. Initial placement can range as follows: Special - $51.86 up to $70.64.
Position TypePart-Time Faculty, Temporary
Who We Are
The College and the District
Who We Want
(1) Understand the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
(2) Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
(3) Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference;
(4) Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and aim to make them more culturally responsive; and
(5) Strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.
The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentor-ship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve.
Your cover letter must include discussion of the following questions:
•What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting students who have been historically marginalized?
•Think of the most successful class you have taught. What were the key factors in creating that success for racially-minoritized and other undeserved disproportionately disadvantaged students?
•How is your teaching approach culturally-responsive to the students you serve?
This position is a “pool” position meaning that openings may or may not be currently available. The District maintains a “pool” of applications for positions which are needed on an ongoing basis at Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. The advantage of “pool” positions is when a position becomes available, the Dean may immediately begin screening applications from the available pool of applicants without having to post a position and wait while the position is being advertised. Your application for this position will be kept current for a period of three years.
Duties and Responsibilities
Essential functions include the following:
1. Coordinate the Umoja-ASTEP program; develop student retention activities, track services offered/student participation data, and provide general oversight
2. Provide Data and Information/reports to regional office, Student Affairs, Instruction Office, as well as other local or state interested parties upon request
3. Facilitate and track course/curriculum revision (e.g. History, English, Counseling)
4. Communicate and collaborate with statewide office, as well as Umoja Community network (regional activities, arranging site visits, interacting with faculty and staff in other affiliated programs)
5. Lead the marketing/advertising efforts to college community as well as area high schools; help recruit students, create program flyers, posters, etc.
6. Work with instructional faculty in creating culturally relevant curriculum, events, experiences and community involvement strategies designed to support and enhance the Umoja-ASTEP program
7. Work with statewide representatives and arrange visits to other local programs, attend meetings and events, and other program related tasks
8. Provide monthly reports to the Dean, including time and effort reports
9. Recruit and enroll new program participants
10. Track the course progress of new program participants, and progression toward goal completion for continuing students
11. Track and record utilization of program counseling services each semester
12. Recruit and provide orientation for faculty participants
13. Perform program planning and scheduling of events, field trip, workshops, etc.
14. Serve as chaperone for off-campus activities
15. Send weekly emails to program participants announcing important events or program news
16. Chair and attend program meetings
17. Submit budget plans and requests for funds
18. Conduct program review, data collection, and reporting
19. Attend program professional development events (e.g., Umoja Conference, Umoja Coordinator’s Winter Retreat, Umoja Regional Symposia, Summer Learning Institute)
20. Perform other duties as assigned
• A minimum of at least two years of instructional experience and may be either a full-time or adjunct faculty member at a 2-year or 4-year institution of higher learning
• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as these factors relate to the need for equity minded-practice both within and outside of the classroom
Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications
b. Professional Achievement Equivalence:
The applicant must have completed the General Education requirements for that degree and show evidence of outstanding professional achievement and/or substantial training in the requested field. The applicant must submit substantial evidence, which demonstrates that his/her preparation, teaching experience, work experience, and ability are equivalent to those expected from a person who meets the minimum qualifications.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Possess experience in planning and coordinating college related activities
2. Possess strong organizational skills, data-tracking, and follow-through
3. Have knowledge or experience in course revisions/curriculum development
4. Have demonstrated experience mentoring and supporting African-American students and other diverse communities
5. Have an understanding and commitment to the role and purpose of this community college
6. Have the ability to assess and document students’ achievement of student learning outcomes
7. Have commitment to remaining current with the latest developments in the instruction of African-American students and other diverse communities
8. Have knowledge of current theories and teaching methods, especially in a culturally diverse student population
9. Have the ability to establish close relationships with faculty and staff to support Umoja-ASTEP student success
10. Have the ability to solicit, supervise and train volunteers and aides to assist in the program
11. Have demonstrated ability related to organizational detail, documentation and follow-through related to working with students from diverse backgrounds
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions Summary
Conditions of Employment
1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
i. Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
2. Submit verification’s of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
i. 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.
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.
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
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