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Director, College Readiness and Dual Enrollment

Cabrillo College
Job Location:
Watsonville, California
Admissions and Enrollment
Location: Watsonville, CA

Job Type: Full-time

Department/Division: Watsonville

Job Number: 2021-01266

Closing: 12/29/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Employment Opportunity

Cabrillo College is seeking a Director, College Readiness and Dual Enrollment who develops, coordinates, and implements all programs and services associated with college readiness and dual enrollment for Cabrillo College. The Director, College Readiness and Dual Enrollment, manages all aspects of the dual enrollment program by facilitating and maintaining relationships and partnerships with K-12 school districts in the area. This position develops and proposes policies and procedures, negotiates dual enrollment agreements with K-12 partners to deliver courses and services.

Note: Interviews are anticipated for this position in January, 2022.

Full-time administrative/management assignment (225-day work year), 12 months per year, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with evenings and/or weekends as needed. Current eight-step schedule ranges from $91,003 to $128,051 per year. Salary placement is determined by documented education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $4,179 per year is provided to eligible employees.  Position scheduled to begin as soon as possible, pending Governing Board ratification. 

Cabrillo College currently provides a generous benefit stipend for employees plus dependents that employees apply towards benefit selections for medical, dental, vision (optional) life, and short-term/long-term disability insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, PERS Retirement and an employee assistance program (EAP).  Depending on health plan selections, in many cases full-time employee net out-of-pocket for benefit premiums may be as low as $0. 

Classified administrators are required to join the Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS) and as such must contribute up to 7% of their monthly salary to PERS on a pre-tax basis. Please see the Benefits link on the HR webpage for more information. 

Work-Life Balance:
This opportunity is a full-time assignment, 12 months per year.  Cabrillo administrators enjoy a 225 day work schedule, which equates to an average of 20 self-selected non-work days, 15 set holidays, 3 individual responsibility days off annually. 12 days of sick leave accrue annually. 

Cabrillo's Commitment to Diversity:
The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,400 students per term, of which 45.13% are LatinX, 5.26% multi-ethnic, 2.64% Asian, 1.25% African-American, 0.79% Filipino, 0.30% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.18% Pacific Islander as of Fall 2018. At Cabrillo, 56.66% of students are students of color and 54.91% are economically disadvantaged. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. 

Cabrillo College has a tradition of collegial governance, and employees at all levels possess a long history of participatory governance in all levels of decision-making at the college. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its students and community. 

Employees at Cabrillo College support quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world, one student at a time!

Examples of Duties

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Plans, organizes, directs, controls, integrates, and evaluates the work of the college readiness and dual enrollment program; initiates and maintains positive relations with K-12 partners and Cabrillo staff and faculty to implement, support, and expand Dual Enrollment programs; acts as the lead point of contact for District and high school counselors, administrators, and faculty regarding Dual Enrollment programs.
  • Supports the development and maintenance of Career Technical Education (CTE) curriculum and general education pathways from the high schools, in collaboration with CTE Dean and in coordination with other college priorities, including Guided Pathways and Vision for Success initiatives.
  • With staff, develops, implements, and manages College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) agreements with local K-12 districts to achieve goals and objectives, in alignment with the statewide and District strategic plans; manages and directs the development, implementation, and evaluation of plans, work processes, systems and procedures to achieve annual goals, objectives, and work standards.
  • Advance student equity, diversity, and inclusion through educational program planning and implementation.
  • Provide culturally responsive programming and support for minoritized dual enrollment students. Including, cultural competence to serve Latinx students and/or Mixteco speaking indigenous students.
  • Provide direct onboarding coordination and support for dual enrollment students under CCAP agreements and students in cohorts in collaboration with the welcome center and admission and records. 
  • Develop and deliver orientations and meetings for new instructors, facilitators, students and parents
  • Directs and manages classified staff and student staff; directs and oversees the selection of staff and independent contractors; establishes performance requirements and professional development targets for direct reports; regularly monitors performance and provides coaching for performance improvement and devel­opment, including performance evaluations; accurate reporting of absence time; hears and acts on grievances; subject to concurrence by senior management and Human Resources, approves or takes disciplinary action, up to and including termination, to address performance deficiencies, in accor­dance with Board Policies, Administrative Procedures, Human Resources procedures, and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Provides day-to-day leadership and works with staff to ensure a high-performance, service-oriented work environment that supports the achievement of the department's and District's mission, objectives, and values; promotes workplace diversity, inclusion, cultural competency and positive work environ­ment.
  • Provides support to reporting managers and/or administrators regarding disciplinary actions and grievances; approves related decisions.
  • Collaborates with Cabrillo staff, faculty, and special programs to ensure comprehensive and strategic integration of program participants into college support services and transition of high school students to postsecondary education or CTE credentials or certificates.
  • Develops, reviews, and ensures compliance with policies and procedures related to the college readiness and dual enrollment programs. 
  • Develops and coordinates marketing to facilitate and enhance knowledge of and participation in college readiness and dual enrollment programs. 
  • Works with Cabrillo Admissions and Records to ensure accurate and efficient admissions, registration and student account records for dual enrolled students.
  • Stays abreast of and ensures program compliance with federal, state and local legislation and regulations; assists in developing, revising, and implementing relevant program policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates and chairs as appropriate to assignment such as the Dual Enrollment Advisory committee meetings and participates on shared governance committees.
  • Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence appropriate to assignment according to established timelines and as requested, makes presentations to the Board of Trustees, Cabinet and other District groups.
  • Maintains a variety of manual and electronic files and. or records (e.g., dual statistical data, programs reports, webpages, databases etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the integrity and availability of the documentation in support of the students' educational goals.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disabil­ity, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.  
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation, of community college students, faculty and staff, AND
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree, AND
  • At least three years of progressively responsible professional experience in a related field; OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience working with community organizations in the development and coordination of dual enrollment programs. 
  • Bilingual verbal and written communications skills in English and Spanish. 
  • Bilingual verbal and written in Mixteco or similar dialect.
Equivalency Requirements: 

*Equivalency to an academic degree shall include the same depth of knowledge in the discipline and breadth of general education that is required for the degree to meet the minimum qualifications. Equivalent preparation for employment shall be considered under any one category or any combination of the categories listed below: 
  • Degree in related field with equivalent course work in the required discipline as indicated by transcripts and/or thesis subject.
  • Equivalent degrees from foreign universities (as determined by a reputable foreign educational credential evaluation service).
  • Course work at an accredited institution of higher education AND state-approved continuing education units applicable for maintaining licensure AND/OR an internship for licensure AND/OR equivalent professional or work experience AND/OR equivalent verifiable accomplishments of eminence in the discipline including but not limited to: publications, research, seminars, creative works, professional performances or exhibitions, honors or awards.
 NOTE:  Still working on completing your degree? Applicants currently working on the required degree(s) for the position are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that they must complete the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form and attach it with all supporting documentation to their application. 

Equivalency Application Form and Process 

Why would I complete the Equivalency Form when I'm already completing an application and have a relevant degree?   To determine whether your current education, or exact discipline, and/or experience, is "equivalent," you must submit an Equivalency Form to initiate a review by the Equivalency Committee at Cabrillo College, and so that your application can move forward and be considered by the search committee. 

Please note the Equivalency Committee will consider only those applicants who formally request equivalency consideration by submitting the completed Equivalency Form with their application by the closing date stated in the job announcement. Be sure to attach detailed evidence such as unofficial transcripts and/or other certifications that support the equivalency. 

For additional information please review our Applicant FAQ's here.

Knowledge of: 
  • Principles and practices of community college career and technical education and workforce education.
  • The mission of a comprehensive community college and the principles of the Guided Pathways model.
  • Current laws, standards and safety regulations related to the area to which assigned.
  • Budget planning, development, and management.
  • Principles and practices of organizational development, project management, program planning and implementation
  • Effective procedures for providing a high level of customer service to the public, students, and staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural groups.
  • Proficiency in the use of a variety of computer software to format, compose and prepare statistical, financial and narrative reports, presentations and other written materials; awareness of a variety of technology systems and experience implementing systems that meet the needs of different stakeholders. 
  • Principles and practices of Equal Employment Opportunity in hiring, retention, and performance.
  • District organization, functions, rules, policies and procedures applicable to assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Principles and practices of sound business communication.
  • Principles and practices of effective management and supervision.
  • Basic principles and practices of organizational improvement, equity, and culture change.
  • Board Policies, Administrative Procedures, Human Resources procedures, and collective bargaining agreements.  
Skills and Abilities to:
  • Exhibit equity-minded leadership in the program, budget management, and planning.
  • Organize and oversee program organization and administration.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and collaborative working relationships with campus and community groups and motivate positive and productive working relationships.
  • Consistently manage and perform under the pressure of deadlines and other administrative demands.
  • Keep abreast of and be responsive to changes in assigned area.
  • Represent and encourage a high standard of ethical conduct amongst faculty and staff.
  • Direct, coordinate, and participate in short-range and long-range planning; conduct research and surveys to determine current effectiveness and future needs; prepare related reports and plans and share with college community.
  • Act, interpret, and successfully apply District policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Develop, implement and assess program outcomes that lead to student success.
  • Train, supervise, direct and evaluating the work of others and collaborating with colleagues.
  • Communicate with respect to people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds; sensitivity to the value in, and issues related to, successfully serving a culturally diverse student population.
Licenses, Certificates, and Other Requirements:
A valid California driver's license or ability to access and use alternative transportation.  

Additional Information

Application Process: 
Note: Interviews are anticipated for this position in January, 2022.

Required for submission:

  1. Completed application
  2. Resume
  3. Answer Supplemental Questions
  4. Attach one of the following:
    • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended showing degree(s) conferred (copies, photos, and downloads are acceptable). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency at the applicant's expense - click here for more information AND/OR
    • Experience may used as equivalent to the education requirement above; applicant must provide detailed written evidence in the application that proves additional experience is equivalent
Please note: All application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date indicated above.

Attention Applicants
Only completed applications with the above required documents will be reviewed by the committee. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be reviewed. Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, birth date, age, and gender from your application materials. Expenses related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the applicant. Cabrillo is unable to sponsor work visas. 

Selection Procedure
A search committee will review and invite applicants for an interview. Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview. A written performance exercise and/or presentation may be a part of the interview, and finalists may be invited to return for a second interview. All notifications will be via email, and can also be accessed through your application profile. 

Conditions of Employment
Selected candidates given a conditional offer of employment are required to submit tuberculosis screening clearance results, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and present their Social Security card upon hire (for payroll purposes). 

EEO Statement
Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status. 

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Human Resources at
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