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Director, Center of Excellence (Grant Funded)

Application Procedure:

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at to be considered for this position:

1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. Three letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation).
5. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.

Job Duties

1. Plans, manages, and oversees the daily functions, operations, projects, and activities of the Center of Excellence, including workforce research, partnership development, strategic planning, Chancellor’s Office special projects, and grants management.
2. Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the Center of Excellence; recommends within program policy, appropriate service levels and resources; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
3. Manages and participates in the development and administration of the assigned annual budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed; directs the monitoring of and approves expenditures; directs and implements adjustments as necessary.
4. Develops and standardizes procedures and methods to improve and continuously monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the Center of Excellence, service delivery methods, and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement and makes recommendations to the Dean, Business.
5. Participates in the selection of, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; works with employees on performance issues; recommends discipline to the Dean, Business.
6. Directs and participates in the preparation and maintenance of various grant applications, records, reports, and files related to activities, performance, outcomes, and expenditures; ensures compliance with grant requirements; submits required reports to the Chancellor’s Office.
7. Conducts research on workforce development needs, including primary research, industry surveys, interviews, secondary research, and data analysis; prepares and publishes environmental scan studies; provides consultation and technical expertise to regional community colleges concerning emerging jobs and workforce needs; responds to inquiries and provides detailed and technical information concerning projects.
8. Coordinates Center of Excellence communications and information between other regional centers, community agencies, independent contractors, staff, faculty, administrators, businesses, and economic development and governmental agencies; conducts marketing and outreach activities.
9. Researches, analyzes, and identifies partnership opportunities for regional workforce development; establishes and maintains partnerships with regional clients and partners including other Centers of Excellence, Economic and Workforce Development grantees and businesses; seeks available grants and opportunities to leverage resources.
10. Monitors and evaluates Center of Excellence products and services for educational and economic effectiveness and operational efficiency.

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Job Qualifications

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to graduation from a regionally accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration, economics, or a related field and two (2) full-time equivalent years of economic and workforce development experience.

Institution Description

The mission of Mt. San Antonio College is to support all students in achieving their educational goals in an environment of academic excellence. Specifically, the College is committed to providing quality education, services, and workforce training so that students become productive members of a diverse, sustainable, global society. The College pledges to prepare students for lifelong learning through the mastery of basic skills, the achievement of associate degrees and certificates, and the completion of career and transfer pathways.  The College will carry out this commitment by providing an engaging and supportive teaching and learning environment for students of diverse origins, experiences, needs, abilities, and goals.  The College is dedicated to serving our community through improving economic achievement, advancing civic engagement, enhancing personal well-being, promoting critical thinking, and enriching aesthetic and cultural experiences.


The College contributes $7,930 toward annual premiums for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees. The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS ), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS ) retirement programs, and National Benefit Services (NBS ).
Note Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change.
Application Due Date: 2020-12-31
Job Start Date: 2019-12-04
Salary: $9874 - $10980
City: Walnut
State/Province/Region: CA
Institution: Mt. San Antonio College
Reports To: Chancellor's Office
Staff # Reporting to Position: 1
Reports In Office: the Center of Excellence

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