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Co-Chair, Bay Area Community College Con

  2021-01-12     Cabrillo College     Aptos, Ca  

Cabrillo College

Co-Chair, Bay Area Community College Consortium

Job# 2020-01114

Salary: See Position Description

Deadline: 1/10/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at:

Cabrillo College is seeking an experienced community college/workforce development leader to serve as Co-Chair of the Bay Area Community College Consortium (BACCC). The Co-Chairs plan, organize, chair and lead the 28-college Bay Area Regional Consortium (BACCC), one of eight regional consortia created and funded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. The consortia are responsible for facilitating alignment of community college and K-12 workforce development efforts with the needs of each region’s economy; providing technical assistance to the region’s colleges; overseeing the administration of fiscal resources from regional and statewide grants; and performing related duties as assigned.

Why this opportunity is for you:

BACCC is committed to achieving the following goals.  

• Provide pathways that enable all Bay Area students to find employment and advance to livable wages;

• Meet the needs of employers in the Bay Region for well-qualified candidates for positions that pay livable wages;

• Ensure equity in participation, completion, and employment.

• The successful candidate shares these goals and will bring relevant experience, knowledge and skills to the work of effectively engaging colleges, K-12 districts, adult schools, industry and other workforce development providers in achieving these goals.


Salary Range: $109,446 to $154,002 per year. Salary placement is determined by documented education and experience.  A doctoral stipend of $3,977 per year is provided to eligible employees.


Cabrillo College currently provides a generous benefit stipend for employees plus dependents that employees apply towards benefit selections for medical, dental, life, and short-term/long-term disability insurance.  Depending on health plan selections, in many cases full-time employee net out-of-pocket for benefit premiums may be as low as $0.

Classified administrators are required to join the Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS) and as such must contribute up to 7% of their monthly salary to PERS on a pre-tax basis. Please see the Benefits link on the HR webpage for more information.

Work-Life Balance:

This opportunity is a full time assignment, 12 months per year. Cabrillo administrators enjoy a 225-day work schedule, which equates to an average of 20 self-selected non-work days, 15 set holidays, and 3 individual responsibility days off annually.  12 days of sick leave accrue annually.

Cabrillo’s Commitment to Equity and Diversity:

The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo and BACCC's commitment to educating the region’s racially and socioeconomically diverse student population and working towards the goal of equity for these populations in participation in the region’s career programs; in successful completion of these programs; and of placement in employment at livable wages within the students' fields of study. 

Employees at Cabrillo College support quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world, one student at a time!  

Examples of Duties

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

• Plans, organizes, directs, controls, integrates and evaluates the work of faculty, managers and staff of the BACCC; directs and oversees the selection of staff; establishes performance requirements and professional development targets for direct reports; regularly monitors performance and provides coaching for performance improvement and development including performance evaluations; ensures accurate reporting of absence time; hears and acts on grievances; subject to concurrence by senior management and Human Resources, approves or takes disciplinary action, up to and including termination, to address performance deficiencies, in accordance with Board Policies, Administrative Procedures, Human Resources procedures and collective bargaining agreements.

• Provides day-to-day leadership and works with faculty and staff to ensure a high-performance, service-oriented work environment that supports achievement of the BACCC’s mission, objectives and values; promotes workplace diversity, inclusion, cultural competency and a positive work environment.

• Provides support to reporting managers and administrators regarding disciplinary actions and grievances; approves related decisions.

• With co-chair and subordinate managers, plans, develops and implements infrastructure to support BACCC’s and the Chancellor’s Office implementation of the Strong Workforce Program and other workforce development initiatives; designs, builds and supports the usage of tools used for grant allocation and decision-making processes; designs processes and procedures to develop regional and statewide plans and to distribute funds; develops methods and techniques to facilitate communi­cation and collaboration between regional stakeholders; designs and supports processes, docu­ments, technology and tools to report on fund distribution and usage.

• Acts as liaison with the District as the fiscal agent for BACCC; administers sub-grants and associated contracting and ensures accuracy of invoices and allocations; works with the District to minimize financial risk if a consortium college misuses funds; develops and monitors budget for BACCC operations. 

• Facilitates the participation of business leaders, college administrators and faculty in regional work­force development committees and projects; develops collaboration opportunities and funding for multi-college/district, multi-stakeholder projects to develop scalable solutions for regional challenges and opportunities; monitors project implementation and results; makes adjustments as needed to ensure regional objectives are achieved.

• Plans, directs and facilitates the development, update and publication of the regional workforce devel­opment plan; conducts a variety of regional and sub-regional stakeholder conferences and meetings to gain input, obtain feedback and finalize plans; facilitates collaboration of educational providers and employers to align needs and resources.

• Through subordinate managers, plans and directs the request for allocation (RFA) process; convenes committees to evaluate RFAs; ensures efficiency and compliance of the sub-grant process including RFA evaluation, sub-grant allocation and contracting; ensures the effectiveness of sub-grant program implementation and the accuracy of fund accounting process and procedures; organizes and anal­yzes the decision-making process and labor market outcomes.

• Through subordinate managers, plans and directs the regional joint venture (RJV) process; develops and maintains platform to accept submissions and interested participants; oversees the voting system for colleges and works with committees to prepare selected RJV funding recommendations and fund­ing levels; distributes funds and develops and manages tracking, reporting and progress of RJVs; ensures accurate and timely submission of mandated reporting.

• Represents the BACCC in the community and serves as regional point of contact to the Chancellor’s Office; leads and participates in statewide data committees to improve grant allocation processes, procedures and technology.


Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disabil­ity, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. 

Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

• Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. 

• A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field of study; and three years of increasingly responsible experience as an academic administrator or in a faculty leadership role, AND

• Ten years of progressively responsible experience involving workforce development and career technical education, preferably in a California community college, at least five years of which were in a management capacity.

• Applicants not meeting the above minimum requirements may apply on the basis of equivalency. Please see our HR website for Equivalency Information.


Knowledge of:

Advanced principles, practices, methods and techniques of program, administrative and design applicable to regional workforce development and career technical education.

• Principles, practices, methods and concepts used in public agency grants and contract admin­istration.

• Trends, developments and application of enterprise software and technologies applicable to grant administration and collaboration.

• Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations including Title V of the California Education Code and the Strong Workforce Program.

• Federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies governing fiscal requirements of community colleges and educational institutions related to categorical programs.

• Principles and practices of Equal Employment Opportunity in hiring, retention, performance and advancement.

• Principles and practices of sound business communication.

• Research methods and analysis techniques.

• Principles and practices of conflict resolution applicable to areas of assigned responsibility.

• Principles and practices of effective management and supervision.

• Principles and practices of strategic and program planning applicable to an educational institution.

• Principles and practices of organizational improvement, equity and culture change.

• Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work being performed.

• Board Policies, Administrative Procedures, Human Resources procedures and collective bargaining agreements. 

Skills and Abilities to:

Work collaboratively with community college presidents, deans, directors, the business community and other stakeholders to provide expert advice/counsel and to develop solutions to complex regional workforce issues.

• Represent the Chancellor’s Office and the BACCC effectively in dealings with regional colleges and community partners as a funding agency and program developer.

• Define issues, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and develop sound, independent conclusions and recommendations in accordance with laws, regulations, rules and policies.

• Facilitate large group meetings and decision making of BACCC stakeholders to support and advance Strong Workforce Program grants and projects.

• Analyze, negotiate and administer grant allocation contracts, reports, invoices and documents.

• Develop and maintain an inclusive work environment that fosters diversity, respect and engagement.

• Develop and implement appropriate processes, procedures and controls.

• Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, reports, studies and other written materials.

• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

• Understand, interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes and ordinances.

• Maintain confidentiality of District and BACCC files and records.

• Make presentations and present proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively to diverse audiences.

• Operate a computer and use standard business software.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships.


A valid California driver’s license or ability to access and use alternative transportation.  

Additional Information


• Completed application

• Resume

• Answer Supplemental Questions

• Attach the following:

• Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended showing degree(s) conferred (copies, and downloads are acceptable). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency at the applicant’s expense - click here (Download PDF reader) for more information AND/OR

• Equivalency Form – click here (Download PDF reader) (optional) Submit this form with supporting materials if you do not possess the minimum qualifications as listed in the job announcement and feel you have the equivalent education and/or experience.

Please note: All application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date indicated above.

Attention Applicants

Only completed applications with the above required documents will be reviewed by the committee. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be reviewed. Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, birth date, age, and gender from your application materials. Expenses related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the applicant. Cabrillo is unable to sponsor work visas.

Selection Procedure

A search committee will review and invite applicants for an interview. Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview. A written performance exercise and/or presentation may be a part of the interview, and finalists may be invited to return for a second interview. All notifications will be via email, and can also be accessed through your application profile. 

Conditions of Employment

Selected candidates given a conditional offer of employment are required to submit tuberculosis screening clearance results, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and present their Social Security card upon hire (for payroll purposes).

EEO Statement

Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.


Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Human Resources at (831) 479-6217.

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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