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MiraCosta College
  • Position Number: 4033164
  • Location: Oceanside , CA
  • Position Type: Academic Vice Presidents and Provosts

Activity Director - Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA)
MiraCosta College

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Type of Assignment: Full Time
Assignment Category: Regular Position

Position Details:
One regular, grant-funded, exempt, full-time classified administrator position, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year on the Oceanside campus, reporting to the Dean of Mathematics and Sciences. The current MESA grant will end July 2027, with possibility of renewal. The work schedule will normally be Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Remote work will be available after the successful completion of the probationary period and at the discretion of the supervisor. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.

Remote Work:
MiraCosta College believes that flexible work enables employees to achieve a more successful balance between work responsibilities and family life. The District offers the opportunity to telework (remote work) for certain positions, depending on the operational needs of the District and the provisions of the telework policy. Probationary and temporary employees are not eligible to telework unless approved by the appropriate vice president. No employee is guaranteed the right to telework. No employee shall be authorized to telework 100% of the time; regular, on-campus presence is expected for all District employees on a weekly basis.

IMPORTANT: MiraCosta College requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to promote a safe and healthful workplace for employees and to promote the health and safety of our campus community. Unvaccinated employees are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe disease. This causes greater risk to their personal health and unnecessary disruption to the college community that depends on college programs and services. As of August 23, 2021, all employees must submit proof of vaccination or request and receive approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. For more information, please visit

Salary Range: CM-8
Compensation: Starting at $106,658 per year (range CM-8, step 1) based on the 2022-23 Classified Administrator Salary Schedule.

Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.

MiraCosta College offers an array of benefits to eligible employees.

  • The district pays 100% of the cost of medical, dental and vision insurance for eligible employees and dependents
  • $100,000 life insurance policy
  • Up to $250 of benefit credits per month to help pay for a variety of voluntary benefit options, such as supplemental life insurance, disability coverage, and health care/dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Vacation, sick leave, and up to 18 paid holidays
  • State pension system retirement benefits (CalPERS)
  • Free and confidential employee assistance program
  • Wellness Program
  • Participation in the Districts Early Retirement Program
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Childcare Facility (Oceanside Campus)

Position Term in Months: 12

Application Procedure:
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number:

1. Application on which you list all relevant experience.
2. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.
3. A cover letter addressed to the "Screening and Interview Committee" specifically describing how your experience aligns with the Essential Duties, Other Duties, and Desirable Qualifications.
4. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated in this job posting. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.
If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to three to four weeks following the closing/first screening date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) proof of being fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 or requesting and receiving approval for a medical or religious exemption; 2) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 3) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 4) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 5) fingerprint clearance; and 6) approval by the Board of Trustees.

*Individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (e.g. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson and Johnson [J&J/Janssen]).

Retired STRS members are not eligible for this position.

Basic Function:
Under general supervision, plan, develop, organize, manage, implement, and provide direction for the programming and execution of the Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) Center. Recruit and hire staff, implement training to ensure student success-centered service, provide leadership for MESA program objectives, and perform related duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities

1. Recruit, interview, recommend hires, and train staff.
2. Oversee scheduling, assignments, and the daily workflow of the department.
3. Provide constructive and timely performance evaluations.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
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.
  1. Plan, organize, manage, assign, delegate, review, and evaluate the work of staff engaged in the programming and execution of the MESA Center and program objectives according to state guidelines.
  2. Develop and participate in marketing, recruitment, and outreach activities.
  3. Foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
  4. Collaborate with faculty, academic support centers, and programs to ensure that program goals are met.
  5. Create student clusters in classrooms, labs, workshops, and discussion groups.
  6. Program academic excellence workshops.
  7. Develop, coordinate, and facilitate orientations.
  8. Coordinate academic (tutoring and learning assistance) and non-academic (career services, basic needs, financial aid, and counseling) support services.
  9. Assist in the development, preparation, and administration of district and grant budgets.
  10. Maintain appropriate records and controls to assure that the program operates within established limitations and guidelines.
  11. Collect and analyze data.
  12. Establish and facilitate a MESA Campus Council with faculty sponsors, students, and representatives from various campus departments.
  13. Plan, organize, and implement a timely dissemination of information and ensure reporting requirements are met.

Other Duties:
  1. Participate actively in departmental teams and their projects.
  2. Attend regional and national conferences and workshops related to the MESA Program.
  3. Maintain currency in the profession and in applicable technologies.
  4. Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:
  1. Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations, including California State Education Code and Administrative Code provisions related to community college admissions, registration, attendance accounting, and recordkeeping.
  2. Principles and techniques of preparing, producing, and disseminating information.
  3. Research methods and analysis techniques.
  4. Principles and practices of effective management and supervision.
  5. Safety policies and safe work practices.

Ability To:
  1. Ability to demonstrate an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnic backgrounds, and physical and learning disabilities.
  2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  3. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  4. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  5. Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  6. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  7. Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  8. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  9. Ability to prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive correspondence, reports, studies and other written materials.
  10. Ability to make effective decisions under demanding timelines.

Education & Experience:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

1) masters degree or equivalent work experience;
2) five (5) years minimum experience managing project implementations.

The ideal candidate will have experience in student services and/or instructional management at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) (preferably at a community college) and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Desired experience in grant management.

NOTE: For work experience, one "year" is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours.

Desirable Qualifications:
Experience working with STEM-related programs in support of the access and success of students from historically under-represented backgrounds.

Licenses & Other Requirements:
A valid California drivers license and the ability to maintain insurability under the districts vehicle insurance program.

Physical Effort:
The physical efforts described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Primarily sedentary with intermittent standing, walking, bending, and stooping; occasional light lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; ability to travel to various locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business.

Emotional Effort:
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and communications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to work effectively under pressure on a variety of tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.

Working Conditions:
Primarily business office environment; subject to frequent public contact and interruption; intermittent exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable fashion; may work at any district location or authorized facility with occasional evenings and/or weekends on an as-needed basis. Occasional local travel may be requested.

Posting Number: S22/23047P
Human Resources Contact Information: or 760.795.6854
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
First Screening Date: Applications submitted by 11:59 PM on Thursday, April 13, 2023, will receive first consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
MiraCosta College is committed to creating a racially just campus climate. Individuals and their diverse cultures and identities are welcomed, nurtured, and validated. MiraCosta College takes institutional responsibility for closing the equity gap for disproportionately impacted populations including Latinx and Chicanx communities, Black and African American communities, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, Native American communities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities, veteran communities, former foster youth, adult students, and students from low socioeconomic statuses. MiraCosta will continue to serve all constituents with values rooted in equity, diversity, inclusion, and community.MiraCosta Colleges Mission, Vision, Commitment, and Institutional Values & Goals -

About MiraCosta College
MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more details, please visit our website at

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