Allan Hancock College serves more than 20,000 students in northern Santa Barbara County. Located on the central coast and just minutes from spectacular beaches and rolling vineyards, AHC operates three campuses - the main campus in Santa Maria, a state approved center in Lompoc and a center in Santa Ynez. As one of the largest employers in Santa Barbara County, the college is an integral part of the community and enjoys strong support from local leaders and industry.
AHC, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, is proud to serve underrepresented students. The college has twice received recognition from the Aspen institute as one of the top colleges in the country. If you are looking for a position where you can have a direct impact on our students, AHC may be the place for you!
To learn more about Allan Hancock College and the Central Coast, visit our Human Resources page at www.hancockcollege.edu and click on the Welcome to AHC video.
We are searching for an experienced Basic Needs Project Director at our Santa Maria Campus facility.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Basic Needs Project Director DEFINITION:
Under the direction of assigned supervisor, perform a full range of administrative, programmatic, and technical duties in support of the basic needs program at Allan Hancock College; coordinate assigned functions, activities, and services of the basic needs program area including to oversee and participate in providing students, staff, and others with specialized information, case management services, training, and assistance related to students' basic needs including but not limited to: food, housing, counseling services, mental health, emergency funding and/or off campus resources; coordinate with campus and community organizations to obtain resources for students and to promote student success, retention, and completion by removing barriers to their education; and perform a full range of the more complex program support and clerical assistance duties in support of the basic needs program area..
Under minimal supervision, the Basic Needs Project Director will oversee the development of resources, programs, events, and services as related to social services work to support students' basic needs including housing, food, mental health, counseling, emergency funding, employment resources, and other student insecurities. This is a categorically funded position, and continued employment is contingent upon availability of funds.
Participate in the administration of the basic needs program area; plan, organize, and coordinate assigned functions, activities, and services of the basic needs program area; perform a full range of technical, program support, case management, and clerical duties in support of the basic needs program area; coordinate with other departments and program areas; ensure activities and operations comply with basic needs program requirements.
Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the basic needs program areas; research, implement, and administer policies, procedures, and changing business practices and processes for assigned area; develop and maintain handbooks, forms, and related policies and procedures.
Coordinate the planning, design, and implementation of basic needs program elements that support service delivery; participate in processes to define scope and schedule of services and activities; participate in implementation processes.
Oversee the development of resources, programs, events, and services to support students' basic needs including housing, food, mental health, emergency funding, counseling, and employment; establish local and regional collaborative relationships and partnerships with business entities, community organizations, and local educational agencies pertaining to student basic needs; partner with food bank affiliates, housing resources, and other non-profit entities to support students to secure resources.
Serve as a District representative on various committees and other basic needs-related projects associated with the program.
Provide technical information, assistance, referrals, and case management services regarding the basic needs program area to students, staff, and the general public; refer students to applicable community, business, and governmental agencies as well as appropriate student and academic support services offered by the District; interpret and explain program applications, policies, procedures, requirements, and restrictions; develop promotional and informational materials for distribution on and off campus; maintain assigned resource material and library.
Understand and ensure compliance with state and federal regulations; serve as a mandatory reporter.
Resolve operational and administration problems; identify problem areas and issues; conduct research to find alternative solutions; make recommendations; assist in implementation of recommendations.
Plan, organize, schedule, and conduct orientations, workshops, seminars, class presentations, meetings, and other activities related to the basic needs program area; plan joint events and participate in planning and implementation meetings with other District departments and programs, and business and community representatives; arrange and confirm speakers; reserve facilities and make other necessary arrangements.
Monitor the program budget; make recommendations regarding allocation of resources and expenditure of funds.
Collect, compile, tabulate, and record narrative, statistical, and financial data and other information; compile information from various sources and prepare appropriate forms, schedules, and reports; list, abstract, or summarize data; input and review data and prepare special and periodic reports including fiscal reports, program plans, progress reports, and other narrative and statistical reports as required and in accordance with District and external agency requirements.
Compose, format, prepare and distribute correspondence, memoranda, publicity materials, surveys, brochures, flyers, bulletins, reports, presentations, and other materials; create and disseminate outreach materials to support the basic needs program.
Verify and review materials, applications, records, files, and reports for completeness and conformance with established regulations and procedures; apply applicable policies and procedures in determining completeness of applications, records, files, and reports; collect and process appropriate information.
Establish and maintain records including student records; maintain complex, interrelated filing systems; maintain confidentiality of information.
Utilize electronic technology and various computer applications and software packages to correspond with others, maintain assigned calendars, schedules, and appointments, and maintain and generate reports from a database or network system.
Attend professional group meetings and workshops; stay abreast of new trends and maintain a working knowledge of information related to area of assignment.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Desired start date is March 2021. This is a full-time, 40-per week classified management position. This is a categorically funded position, and continued employment is contingent upon availability of funds.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Salary and Benefits:
Annual salary range is from $94,458 to $120,555 Range 18 on the Management Salary Schedule. There are longevity increments after the top of the range is reached.
Benefits include medical and dental insurance for employee and family, vision, disability, retirement plan, and 24 annual paid vacation days and 12 annual sick days.
Application Procedure: To be considered for this position, please submit the following application materials:
Copies of Transcripts (official transcripts are required if hired).
A committee will screen all applications. Meeting minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview. Therefore, it is important that the application be thorough and detailed. Applicants will be assessed on the breadth and depth of education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. A limited number of applicants will be invited for an interview at the college.
Operational characteristics, services, and activities of the functions, programs, and operations of the basic needs program area.
Basic principles and practices of program development, coordination, and review.
Technical knowledge of business/industry principles and practices for the basic needs program.
General principles, practices, and procedures of business administration and public administration.
Applicable and available campus, community, business, and governmental agencies, departments, services, resources, and programs for students.
Screening and interviewing techniques for the purpose of determining program eligibility. Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including applicable sections of the State Education Code and other legal requirements related to the basic needs program.
Processes, procedures, and practices of budget preparation and administration. Work organization and office management principles and practices.
Principles, practices, and procedures of research and report preparation. Principles, practices, and procedures of business letter writing.
Principles, practices, and procedures of fiscal, statistical, and administrative record keeping. Principles and practices used to establish and maintain files and information retrieval systems. Basic mathematical concepts. Principles and techniques used in public relations.
Public speaking techniques. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
District organization, operations, policies, and objectives.
Office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Oral and written communications skills. English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
Demonstrated ability to:
Coordinate and oversee the daily operations and activities of the basic needs program; implement procedures for the day-to-day operations of assigned program areas.
Perform a specialized, technical, and complex programmatic and administrative duties that require a high level of independent judgment and personal initiative.
Understand the organization and operation of the District, the basic needs program, and outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities. Learn department and program objectives and goals.
Understand, interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with administrative and office policies and procedures as well as pertinent laws, regulations, and ordinances.
Use technical concepts and basic program management tools and techniques to coordinate the basic needs program area and solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.
Develop recommendations for problematic areas and implement and monitor changes. Participate in the development and administration of policies and procedures.
Provide specialized assistance, training, and information to students, faculty, administrators, staff, and the public concerning the basic needs program area, functions, and resources.
Coordinate and conduct workshops, seminars, special events, class presentations, orientations, and tours. Screen, interview, and assess needs students from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
Determine best referral and support plan for students. Establish and maintain partnerships with local businesses and community organizations Participate in the preparation and administration of assigned budgets.
Exercise skills that emphasize collaboration, consensus building, conflict resolution, and problem solving.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Research, compile, analyze, and interpret data and information. Independently compose prepare correspondence and written materials related to assigned activities.
Prepare a variety of clear and concise administrative and financial records. Implement and maintain filing and record keeping systems.
Prepare calendar of events and workshops related to area of assignment. Exercise good judgment and discretion in analyzing and resolving confidential, difficult, and sensitive situations.
Work within the policies, functions, and requirements of area of assignment. Train and provide work guidance to others.
Plan, organize, and assign work to meet schedules and changing deadlines. Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.
Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet and database applications. Make arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Work confidentially with discretion. Work independently and effectively in the absence of supervision.
Work under steady pressure with frequent interruptions and a high degree of public contact by phone or in person.
Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, ability status, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience:
A master's degree from a recognized college or university AND one year of experience working in a human services or social services capacity. OR A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university AND three years of experience working in a human services or social services capacity.
Typically may sit for extended periods of time.
Operates a computer.
Communicates over the telephone, via email, and in person.
Regularly lifts, carries, and/or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds.
Duties are primarily performed in an office environment, at a desk or at a computer.
The incumbent will experience interruptions while performing normal duties during the regular workday.
The incumbent will have contact, in person, by email, or on the telephone, with staff, students and the general public.
A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and to staff and students with disabilities.
94,458.00 - 120,555.00
Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
Allan Hancock College is a California public community college located in northern Santa Barbara County. The college is ranked as one of the five best community colleges in California and one of the top 120 community colleges in the nation. Approximately 11,500 credit students enroll each semester at one of the college's four locations in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Ynez Valley, or at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The main campus is in Santa Maria, a 105 acre park-like setting that provides students with exceptional teaching and state of the art technology. The college offers opportunities for those who want to begin a bachelor's degree (university degree), earn an associate degree (two-year degree), prepare for a career, or upgrade skills. The college offers degrees and certificates in more than 100 areas of study. Allan Hancock College is well-known for its English as a second language program, its professional theatre program, and for providing superior support services for its students, including counseling and tutoring.