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Director of Learning Assistance

Mission Viejo, California 92692
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Saddleback College


Director of Learning Assistance

Initial Screening Date03/18/2019


Pay Range:  17 ($116,004 to $163,188) - Salary placement in the salary range will be based upon comparable experience and qualifications.


Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package including holidays, sick, vacation, and personal necessity time; and, insurance benefits which include medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, a long-term disability income-protection plan, and a legal plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Administrators are provided 24 days of paid vacation leave per year. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California State Teacher’s Retirement System (CalSTRS).


PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu


Summary Description:

To plan, develop, organize, coordinate, direct, review and evaluate the programs, services, operations, activities, staff, students and facilities of a community college Learning Resource Center Tutoring Program and Interdisciplinary Computer Center; prepare and administer annual program budgets; ensure compliance with District policies and applicable State and federal regulations related to areas of assignment, coordinate activities with other divisions and departments, select, hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate assigned staff; and provide responsible administrative support to the Dean of Online Education and Learning Resources in order to provide a quality program that assists students in their educational needs.


To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.



Receives direction from the Dean of Online Education and Learning Resources or the Vice President for Instruction.


Exercises functional and technical supervision over assigned Instructional Assistants, support personnel and student assistants.



Knowledge of:

•  Applicable District policies and local, State and federal laws, codes and regulations.

•  Budget preparation and administration procedures and techniques.

•  Computer systems and software applications related to learning assistance both in the LRC computer lab and online.

•  Correct English composition, grammar, spelling and vocabulary.

•  Current word processing, spreadsheet and database programs, methods and techniques.

•  Distance education and online tutoring

•  District and College organization, operations and objectives.

•  Interpersonal skills including tact, patience, courtesy and diplomacy.

•  Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.

•  Needs, problems, potential and challenges associated with the diversity of the community college student population.

•  Oral and written communication skills.

•  Planning and organizational skills.

•  Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluation.

•  Principles and practices of leadership and administration, including organization, budget preparation and grant writing.

•  Principles and practices of learning assistance programs.

•  Rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions related to area of assignment.

•  Specialized functions, activities and operations of area of assignment.

•  Statistical and financial record keeping.

•  Student learning outcomes and procedures.

•  Theory and practice of adult education.


Ability to:

•  Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

•  Collect, compile and analyze data.

•  Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and outside of the District.

•  Coordinate Learning and Tutoring Centers and Supplemental Instruction.

•  Demonstrate leadership, management, supervisory, and team building skills.

•  Develop, implement and evaluate the delivery of learning assistance services to students.

•  Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services. 

•  Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

•  Interpret, apply and explain applicable District policies and procedures and local, State and federal laws and regulations.

•  Learn District organization, operations, policies and objectives.

•  Learn, analyze, interpret, apply and explain State and federal laws and regulations related to assigned program.

•  Maintain an environment that facilitates learning.

•  Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions.

•  Maintain records and prepare reports.

•  Maintain the security of confidential materials.

•  Operate computer/applications software, including database management, spreadsheet, word processing and software related to learning assistance programs.

•  Plan, organize, coordinate and direct a comprehensive Learning Resource Center Tutoring Program and •  Interdisciplinary Computer Center.

•  Prepare and administer budgets for assigned program areas.

•  Prepare oral and written reports and recommendations.

•  Prioritize and schedule work.

•  Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.

•  Select, train, lead, direct, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.

•  Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.

•  Understand and respect diverse populations.

•  Work effectively with others to achieve common goals.


Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.



A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework or emphasis in education or related field.



At least five years of increasingly responsible experience instructing, tutoring and assisting in the instruction of adults.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Posted: 2019-02-04 Expires: 2019-03-06

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