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Director, EOPS/CARE, CalWORKs and RISE
College of the Canyons Academic Fields Administration - Student
Administration - Undergraduate Education
Administration - Other
The Santa Clarita Community College District/College of the
Canyons is seeking a full time Director, EOPS /CARE, CalWorks and
RISE . The ideal candidate is a leader possessing a strong
grounding in academic and student services programs and a thorough
understanding of the primary mission of the community college, as
well as supporting our college’s commitment to educating the more
than 32,000 racially and socioeconomically diverse students we
enroll each year. Currently, our student body is approximately
45.4% Latino/Hispanic, 32.2% White, 6.3% Asian, 5.5%
African-American, 4.5% Pacific Islander, 2% multi-ethnic, and less
than 1% Native American. The college was designated a Hispanic
Serving Institution in 2015, reflecting our focus on enhancing the
educational attainment and economic well-being of the community we
proudly serve. As a 2018 and 2019 Champion of Higher Education
award recipient, ranked number one in Los Angeles County during
2019 for best two-year colleges for adult learners, one of the top
transfer institutions in Los Angeles County, as well as one of 20
community colleges in the state selected for the California Guided
Pathways Project, we are focused on enhancing equity and
implementing policies and practices that help all students achieve
successful academic outcomes while fostering a culture of
completion, transfer, and job preparation.
Director, EOPS /CARE, CalWORKs and RISE
Extended Review Date: July 17, 2020
Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Student Services,
the Director, EOPS /CARE, CalWORKs and RISE is responsible for the
day-to-day management, supervision and coordination of all programs
and services provided to students served by the EOPS /CARE,
CalWORKs and RISE (foster youth and homeless students) programs and
all related records and reports and other duties that may be
assigned including counseling, educational peer advising, financial
aid, tutoring, program application, book services; coordinates and
directs communications, services, resources, and information to
meet student needs and ensure smooth and efficient program
activities; coordinates assigned activities with other District
divisions and departments, officials, and outside agencies;
provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to
the Associate Vice President, Student Services in areas of
expertise; and performs related work as required.
Plans, organizes, and implements programs and services for EOPS
/CARE, CalWORKs and RISE students, and the goals, objectives, and
program policies, procedures and work standards. Facilitates
communications about departmental activities, events, deadlines,
Manages, supervises and coordinates day-to-day operations of all
EOPS /CARE, CalWORKs and RISE programs, services, and activities,
including recruitment and outreach, orientation, assessment,
counseling and advisement, financial aid, tutorials and special
workshops, transfer assistance, educational plans, grants, book
vouchers, supplies, club activities, priority registration, letters
of recommendation, scholarships, crisis intervention, legal
assistance, case management, single parent workshops, award
ceremonies, bus passes, and subsidized meal cards.
Responsible for timely and accurate preparation, submission and
coordination of all grant reports for EOPS /CARE, CalWORKs and RISE
consistent with the State Chancellors Office, County of Los
Angeles, other funders, and District Policies, and responsible for
seeking additional and alternative funding for the program and
Coordinates and participates in the development and
administration of the programmatic budgets and related grants;
directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing,
equipment, materials, and supplies; directs the monitoring of and
approval of expenditures; directs and implements adjustments as
necessary. Manages other grants, funding requirements, and
deadlines as assigned.
Participates in interviews and the selection of, and coordinates
the onboarding, training, and evaluating of, all EOPS /CARE,
CalWORKs and RISE personnel, including certificated and classified
staff, temporary staff and college assistants, according to
established policies and procedures.
Provides leadership in the development and achievements of
annual goals and objectives for the EOPS /CARE, CalWORKs and RISE
programs by developing, reviewing, and implementing systems,
standards, programs, policies and procedures to meet legal
requirements and District needs; continuously monitors and
evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery
methods and procedures; assesses and monitors the distribution of
work, support systems, and internal reporting relationships;
identifies opportunities for improvement; directs the
implementation of change.
Complies with Federal, State, County, and District regulations
and policies as they pertain to the EOPS /CARE, CalWORKs and RISE
programs and other grant programs. Monitors changes in laws,
regulations, and technology that may affect District or
departmental operations; implements policy and procedural changes
Develops job opportunities for students. Serves as a liaison to
community organizations, businesses and industry to promote the
CalWORKs program. Assists CalWORKs students, through job
development and placement, to enter the workforce at the highest
level possible, leading to increased self-sufficiency and
Works closely with the County of Los Angeles GAIN office to
ensure compliance with State, Federal TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy
Families) regulations, and County of Los Angeles requirements.
Attends monthly required County meetings.
Works closely with college programs including, but not limited
to Tutoring, Career Services, Transfer Center, Counseling,
Admissions, DSPS in the development and implementation of a
networked system of support and services for educational
effectiveness and operational efficiency; ensures the enhancement
of student access to EOPS /CARE, CalWORKs and RISE services,
including coordinating and directing the intake, eligibility, and
student application functions; plans and supervises the EOPS /CARE,
CalWORKs and RISE summer orientation programs.
Works cooperatively with Financial Aid Office in providing aid
for eligible students.
Maintains and encourages effective communication with EOPS
/CARE, CalWORKs and RISE staff by holding regular staff meetings;
provides information to staff about issues, programs and practices
affecting the College and the programs.
Directs and participates in the preparation and maintenance of a
variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, and files
related to departmental services, students, projects, programs,
personnel, financial activities, and assigned duties; ensures
mandated reports are submitted to appropriated governmental
agencies according to established timelines.
Attends and participates in professional group meetings,
including required monthly, quarterly or annual meetings for EOPS
/CARE, CalWORKs and RISE at the State and County level, and various
District committees, advisory groups, and regular meetings of the
Student Services division and managers.
Ensures the validity of student eligibility for CalWORKs
students through the county GAIN system, regularly contacts County
GAIN office to ensure information and services to CalWORKs
Supervises the awarding process of EOPS /CARE, CalWORKs and RISE
book vouchers, parking permits, incentives, and other required
Initiates and coordinates job readiness workshops and enrichment
activities to provide College wide support for CalWORKs
Responsible for handling student personal, program and staff
related complaints and resolving conflicts regarding student
eligibility, acceptance, and utilization’s of programs.
Conducts and reviews exit processes for student who are no
longer eligible for services.
Oversees and insures the accuracy of MIS and other state reports
including all year end summaries of EOPS /CARE, CalWORKs and RISE
and other grants program accomplishments.
Ensures that student success is recognized and celebrated.
Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :
Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or
Two (2) years full-time equivalent experience of successful
leadership supervising a student support services program at an
institution of higher education.
Applicants who have disabilities may request that accommodations
be made in order to complete the selection process by contacting
the Human Resources office directly at (661) 362-3427.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS :
Applicants are encouraged to complete their applications online
If you require assistance, please call the Human Resources
office at (661)362-3427 or for the hearing impaired TTY /TDD Line
at (661)362-5178. Applicants may check the status of their
application online and may expect to be notified within
approximately 5 weeks following the Review Date as to the status of
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all
application materials are fully and correctly submitted. All
materials submitted are for this position only and become the
property of the District. Materials will not be returned, copied or
considered for other openings. Resumes may not be submitted in lieu
of the official application form.
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