Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College") seeks a Director for the High School Equivalency Program (HEP) who will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the program, including implementation and coordination of program activities for students and staff. This position will develop an annual budget and activity projections for the fiscal and academic year on an annual basis. The Director for HEP will also develop annual program reports and will be responsible for the communication of these reports to the U.S. Department of Education. This position reports to the Dean for Transitional Studies.
This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by March 8, 2020 at 11:59 PM PDT.
Provide overall coordination and leadership for HEP program;
Supervise HEP clerical, classified and outreach/retention staff;
Hire, train and evaluate program staff; monitor staff development;
Coordinate and communicate all HEP related issues between U.S. Department of Education and program staff;
Develop and administer operational budgets according to federal and College policies; authorize expenditures in coordination with the College's Project Administrator;
Maintain an active media campaign in English and Spanish;
Develop and coordinate all reports as required to both the U.S. Department of Education and to CBC;
Conduct regular meetings with staff to ensure compliance with program regulations and objectives, including leading eligibility meetings;
Assure goals and objectives are in compliance with HEP program outcomes;
Serve as a liaison to state migrant agencies, school districts, state and national HEP programs;
Respond to inquiries from prospective students, outside agencies and other College staff, regarding program and College information; and
Other related duties as assigned.
Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
Two (2) years of experience working with migrant/seasonal farmworkers, human services programs, and/or grant programs;
Experience developing and conducting presentations related to program issues;
Experience in budget management and developing reports;
Experience with federal and state guidelines, policies and procedures, including federal fiscal procedures;
Experience working with high school dropouts;
Experience in educational and/or workplace advising; and
Bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish.
Experience in a community college environment;
Understanding the role of academic and career advising within program scope and population it serves;
Understanding the role of recruitment and retention within the program scope and population it serves;
Familiarity with internet research, computers and computer-assisted instruction and Microsoft Office Suite.
Departmental Management: Ability to effectively and efficiently manage a department including all related administrative and supervisory functions involving personnel and budget management;
Project Management: Manage projects by focusing attention on key priorities; evaluate approaches, determine feasibility, and adjust plan as needed; develop plans, coordinate projects and teams; communicate changes and progress; complete projects on time and on budget; perform well without direct supervision; do complex work independently; follow tasks through to completion;
Quality Management: Set clear quality requirements; measure key outcomes; improve processes, products, and services;
Leadership: Lead through influence, rather than authority, and take ownership and accountability for the area of responsibility and decisions made; demonstrate confidence within area of expertise – promote a cooperative work environment; ability to appropriately apply leadership techniques to motivate, develop and guide employees;
Conceptual Thinking: Have the ability to understand a situation or problem by identifying patterns or connections, and addressing key underlying issues; use past professional or technical training and experience, creativity, inductive reasoning, and intuitive processes to find potential solutions or valuable alternatives that may not be obviously related or easily identified; think "outside the box";
Oral & Written Communication: Speak clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations; listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings; structure and convey information clearly and effectively through both formal and informal documents; review and edit written work constructively; ability to tailor to audience in mind;
Student Centered: Attention, interest, activities and efforts are centered upon the best interest of students; create and support an environment that enables learners to achieve their personal, academic, and professional goals; provide courteous and helpful responses to all customers, whether they be students, general public or employees from another department;
Support for Diversity: Support initiatives of the district, colleges and divisions to expand the human qualities that differentiate our workforce and workplace; exemplify tenants of tolerance, acceptance and interest in different viewpoints, cultures, and backgrounds and demand similar conduct of assigned staff and department;
Accountability: Accountable for own actions, decisions, errors, mistakes and/or failures to act when appropriate; accept responsibility when given, understand what duties employee is responsible for and can be counted upon to carry out those responsibilities; and
Teamwork: Demonstrate a willingness to work with, and help others in completing job assignments, the ability to accept constructive criticism, and to cooperate with fellow employees and supervisors; demonstrate alignment with the "Yes And" culture, (e.g., being present and listening, making each other look good, embracing change and failure and choosing positivity).
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This position is a twelve (12) month full-time, grant funded, exempt position. This is an overtime exempt position with general work hours of Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; however work hours may vary due to work demands and some evening and weekend work as required. Some travel, both in and out of state, is required of the position. This position is available July 1, 2020.
In accordance with the Child/Adult Information Act, RCW 43.43.830, the candidate selected for hire will be subject to a Criminal History Background Check. Additionally, pursuant to RCW 43.43.845(3), an inquiry will be made for employees and volunteers in the Washington Courts database for civil adjudications as a condition for consideration of employment.
*Please note that selected interview candidates will be subject to supplemental testing that will measure skills and abilities in the following area: Spanish language proficiency.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
In the interest of providing a healthy, safe and secure educational and work environment, and in order to meet the requirements of federal legislation, it is the policy of Columbia Basin College to maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees and students. This position is directly engaged in the performance of work on a federal contract or grant which requires compliance with the College's Drug-Free Workplace Policy, as well as reporting requirements, as a condition of employment.
If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization to work in this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986.
Columbia Basin College operates under an approved affirmative action plan and encourages applications from persons of color, women, veterans and persons of disability. The Human Resources Office is accessible to those with disabilities. If you need accommodation in application or employment, contact the Human Resources Office at (509) 542-4740.
Occasional need to lift 20 pounds;
Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time;
Frequent need for oral, written and auditory communication;
Occasional need for travel; and
Ability to work in fast paced and/or sometimes stressful situations.
Columbia Basin College (CBC) serves the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties in Washington state with two-year associate degrees for transfer to a four-year university, and applied degrees for workforce employment. CBC also provides one-year certificates and basic skills for those pursuing a GED or high school diploma. CBC serves approximately 7,000-8,000 students each quarter.Columbia Basin College now offers bachelor degrees in Nursing, Project Management, Applied Management, Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Dental Hygiene. These bachelor degrees are in direct response to the needs of our community. As a result of community needs, Columbia Basin College has recently opened our new state of the art Social Sciences and World Languages Center at the Pasco campus.In July 2017, CBC will open its second, four-story Health Science Center in Richland. In addition to training CBC healthcare professionals, the Wortman Medical Science Center will also be a functional medical clinic as part of Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s family medicine residency program.CBC will open a student housing facility in September. This first phase will house 125 students.Columbia Basin Co...llege continues its rich tradition of meeting our community's needs with a dynamic faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a diverse student body from all walks of life.