Program Manager (MESA)


Posting Number: 0001661


Location: Diablo Valley College


Salary: $8,414 – $10,251 (see special instructions for step placement)


Position Definition:


This Program Manager plans, directs and evaluates the activities of specially funded programs and services. This position works under the general direction of a higher-level manager. Supervision is exercised over assigned staff members.


Distinguishing Characteristics:


A Program Manager is the first level of classified management in the District. This position will serve as an administrator overseeing up to several small programs or projects for a college. Such programs or projects are typically funded by grants or other special funds.


Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:


Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:


* Plans and directs the daily operations of specially funded programs.


* Develops and administers the budget of the assigned programs and monitors purchasing expenses and program expenditures.


* Coordinates program objectives with other programs and services.


* Provides leadership in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of objectives and priorities for the programs or projects under supervision.


* Supervises, trains and evaluates all staff assigned to the program and conducts or participates in their selection.


* Manages and provides support services to assigned staff to enhance the success of the program.


* Plans, reviews and evaluates the utilization of equipment and other resources within the program.


* Maintains close liaisons with other departments/divisions in planning and development of appropriate support services.


* Serves as liaison with other college programs, committees, students/student groups, and other on- and off-campus community groups.


* Attends conferences, workshops, and meetings as appropriate.


* Maintains close liaison with granting/funding agency to effectively communicate the objectives of the program and to assure that the goals of the program are successfully accomplished; ensures compliance of program operations.


* Prepares reports and summaries as required, including statistical and financial reports and analysis and verification thereof.


* Interprets and implements applicable laws, regulations, and collective bargaining contract provisions.


* Manages and participates in the continued evaluation and improvement of the assigned programs or projects.


* Participates in and supports college and District shared governance components and activities and other collaborative processes.


* Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:




Education: Earned Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. Certain programs may require a specific major as required by law.

Experience: Equivalent to at least three (3) years of full-time instructional, administrative, student, and/or other relevant support services experience.


Knowledge Of:


Implementation and administration of specially funded programs; computer-based technology for management of assigned program/project; the goals of shared governance; principles and practices of administrative organization and management, planning, supervising and evaluating the work of others, employee motivation and training; applicable federal, state, local, District and college laws, rules and regulations, and collective bargaining contract provisions; complex business level English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; modern office tools such as computers and printers; typical modern office computer software programs; report and presentation writing.


Skill To:




Ability To:


Manage and administer a specially funded program; use organizational skills that enable performance of duties in a timely fashion with attention to detail; effectively communicate orally and in writing; manage financial resources effectively including determining how best to utilize resources and managing budgets and expenditures; use personal computers utilizing typical office software applications, including the Internet; work effectively with managers, faculty and staff in a participatory governance environment to accomplish the goals and objectives of the college and the assigned program or project; exercise good judgment; communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, politics, philosophy, disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Desirable Qualifications:


1. Demonstrated leadership and experience working in a multicultural community college setting with students who are underrepresented in STEM (science, technology engineering and math) programs.

2. Academic, work and/or teaching experience in a STEM discipline.

3. Experience integrating student support services, tutoring and mentoring students.

4. Demonstrated successful experience leading programs related to the administrative assignment, including staffing, evaluation, and supervision; writing reports, developing and maintaining collaborations; managing and leading activities; and developing and managing budgets.


Special Instructions:


Under direction from the Dean of Math & Engineering Division, this position will be responsible for the administration and management of the MESA (Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement) program and according to the guidelines established by the Statewide MESA program and the California Community Colleges’ Chancellor’s Office; the position will be responsible for student recruitment, providing comprehensive academic support services for students, the planning and execution of all special student services events, and for the annual internal evaluation and assessment of the program. The Program Manager will work closely with the Dean of Student Equity and Engagement on the evaluation, assessment, and alignment of the program with other Learning Communities and coordination of Student Services resources. The Program Manager is part of the PUMA team and will collaborate with Learning Communities to build a supportive and nurturing environment in the PUMA center.

The position also collaborates with the Dean of Physical and Biological Sciences and the Math & Engineering and Science & Health Interest Area Student Centers to develop student resources and implement strategies to enable the success of MESA students.


The Program Manager will participate actively in the college’s governance processes.

To apply, you must attach a current resume and cover letter of interest, no more than 2-3 pages, describing how you meet both the minimum and desirable qualifications and why you are interested in this position.

Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $8,414.00 per month, second step $8,840.00 per month or third step at $9,288.00 per month (depending upon experience). Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on annual basis, until the maximum step of $10,251.00 per month is reached on the salary schedule.


Job Close Date: 6/28/2022


Open Until Filled: No


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