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Director of Special Programs and Services

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Under the direction of the Vice President of Student Affairs, provide leadership in the planning, development, implementation, supervision, evaluation, budget and quality control of specially funded programs and services to include CalWORKs/WDC, CARE, DSPS, and EOPS.


  • Provide administrative leadership and supervision for staff in CalWORKs/WDC, CARE, DSPS, EOPS.
  • Administer budget planning and development, monitor expenditures, and oversee all budgetary facets of the specially funded programs and services;
  • Interpret and enforce county, state, and federal policy and legislation governing the administration, regulations and determination of student eligibility for each special program;
  • Coordinate the development, implementation, and evaluation of specially funded programs and services;
  • Oversee the development of operational policies and procedures that are student-centered and meet mandated requirements;

    See job description for complete listing of duties and responsibilities.

Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of current issues, regulations and requirement for CalWORKs, EOPS, CARE, and DSPS.
  • Knowledge of supervisory and team management methodology and methods of implementation.
  • Knowledge of circumstances and barriers faced by disadvantaged students and students with disabilities.
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques used in the administration of budget and fiscal planning for specially funded programs.
  • Ability to ensure compliance with all laws, regulations and policies related to specially funded programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse constituencies both within and outside the College.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate the most effective use of staff, facilities and resources to achieve successful program goals.
  • Use of microcomputer and related software programs



A full-time, 12-month, certificated management position. Indexed to placement on the Management Salary Schedule at the Director level Range 15. This position is subject to evening hours and weekends.

Prior to employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of legal residence entitling them to work in the United Sates, consistent with the Immigration Act of 1986. Employment is also dependent upon a satisfactory fingerprint check and tuberculosis examination.


The minimum qualifications for service as an educational administrator shall be both of the following: Possession of a master’s degree, AND One year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment, OR Possession of a California Community College Supervisor Credential OR the equivalent. Two years experience (within the last 4 years) or the equivalent, in the management or administration of educational programs, community organizations, government programs, or private industry in which the applicant dealt predominantly with ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social or economic disadvantages, OR as a community college EOPS counselor or EOPS instructor, or have comparable experience in working with disadvantaged clientele. In addition, the applicant shall have completed a minimum of 6 units of college-level course work predominantly relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by educational, language or social disadvantages. A demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.




Initial placement on the Management Salary Schedule will be commensurate with education and experience. The District provides an excellent health and welfare package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance and income protection. Current cost to employee not to exceed $900 per year. Enrollment in the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) is required.



Environment: Office environment, subject to interruptions.

Physical Abilities: Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer terminal; hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations; sitting for extended periods of time.


Open Until Filled
First paper screening
March 23, 2012


The  District is an equal opportunity employer.  The policy of the District is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans.  No person shall be denied employment because  of ethnicity or race, color, sex, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry or political or organizational affiliation.


Interested applicants must submit:

  • Letter of Application to include, but not limited to, information on related knowledge and experience specified in the job description.
  • Completed District Application for Academic or Administrative Positions
  • Résumé
  • Unofficial copy of transcripts verifying educational degrees (official transcripts required upon offer of employment).
  • A list of at least 5 references with contact information, to include at least one supervisor.

Above materials are to be submitted to the:
Human Resources Office, Barstow College,
2700 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA  92311
Or Emailed to:

Contact Human Resources for an application and job description:

                 Telephone: 760/252-2411 Ext. 7232

All applications will be reviewed by a qualified screening committee. Applications will be evaluated, taking into account the breadth and depth of relevant education, experience, skills, knowledge and abilities. A select group of candidates will be invited for an oral interview. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview. Final interviews will be conducted by the District President. Start date is May 1, 2012, or as mutually agreed.

PLEASE NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Faxes will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a District application. Any application, resume or other materials submitted for employment at Barstow College will become the property of the District, and will not be returned to the applicant. The Barstow Community College District reserves the right to reopen, re-advertise or to delay the filling of any position.


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Phone: (760) 252-2411
Fax: (760) 252-6777
TTY: (760) 252-6759

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