City Heights Educational Collaborative/CAC Administrator
SDSU Research Foundation - San Diego, CA

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Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (or other designee), the Administrator is the manager for all City Heights Educational Collaborative and College Avenue Compact programs and staff. These programs, funded by Price Charities and SDSU, are strategically designed to increase the number of students who graduate from San Diego Unified School District's Hoover Cluster of schools ready and prepared to matriculate at, and graduate from, San Diego State University. The Collaborative/College Avenue Administrator works in close collaboration with School District administration, school-level administration, and university departments in order to implement programs that are aligned with the program vision. The Administrator, as program manager, has both a wide breadth of experiences to guide work in curriculum planning, professional development, resource contracting, staffing, grants and program evaluation. The ability to successfully work in a vibrant, ethnically and linguistically diverse community is essential.

Minimum Qualifications

BA or BS and/or equivalent training and relevant work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices or programs

10 years of progressively responsible experience in an office or administrative environment

Demonstrated successful management experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong communication, and interpersonal skills

Understanding of public schools, specifically Grades 7-12

Understanding of university resources and structure

Experience with and understanding of an inner city and ethnically diverse community

Highly motivated self-starter that approaches work with a high level of enthusiasm and sense of urgency to succeed

Experience with grants, budget, evaluation and reporting requirements

Proven ability to work well with others at all levels and to establish and maintain cooperative and cordial working relations with a wide range of internal and public contacts

Ability to make complex decisions and problem solve

Ability to utilize standard office software programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel

Ability to clearly explain complex budgetary, programmatic and personnel issues to staff and media

Ability to handle delicate internal issues (personnel or otherwise) with discretion

Well organized with the ability to meet deadlines and possess good judgment and common sense

Effective decision-making and problem solving in situations requiring prompt attention

Ability to provide coaching and feedback to staff

Standard Requirements

This description incorporates the most typical duties performed. It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed. The ability to report to work on time; follow directions from a supervisor; interact effectively with co-workers; understand and follow posted work rules and procedures; accept constructive criticism; for managers and supervisory personnel to lead and manage others; and to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.

Preferred Education/Certifications

MA, MS, Ph.D., Ed.D

Preferred Experience/Special Skills

Bilingual Spanish/English desired

Working Conditions

Local travel among schools in City Heights, the San Diego Unified School District and SDSU

Some meetings/events take place in the evenings

Office environment

Job Close Date
Jobs close at 4pm PST

01-10-2014

Supplemental Questions

Additional Instructions for Applicants

Certain SDSURF positions must undergo background and other screening,
which may include criminal history, credit history, health examination,
fingerprinting, or other screening criteria which the SDSURF determines
necessary for business purposes. Where such requirements are known,
they will be stated in the job posting. By accepting a position with
SDSURF, you are agreeing to undergo such screenings at any time during
your employment with SDSURF if it is determined necessary for business
reasons.

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