Posted: Apr 28, 2021

Director, Noncredit Programs - Strong Workforce

El Camino College - Torrance, CA
Salary: Annually
Application Deadline: Jun 11, 2021

El Camino College


Director, Noncredit Programs - Strong Workforce

Req: A2021-026

Division: Business Education

Close Date: FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.


Complete job description and application available online at:



Under the direction of an academic dean, the Director of Noncredit Programs provides leadership in the planning, developing, and implementing of noncredit courses and certificates, including Short-Term Vocational and Workforce Preparation certificates, and other related noncredit programs identified by college faculty and divisions. Liaises with academic divisions, Community Advancement, Career Education, and other strategic partners.


This position is contingent upon grant funding.



Plans, directs, and manages the day-to-day activities and operations of noncredit programs, including Short-Term Vocational and Workforce Preparation programs.

Coordinates with Student Services to ensure equitable services are provided to noncredit students.

Ensures operations and activities are in conformance to and in compliance with state and federal guidelines, Chancellor's Office and established Career Education guidelines, and District policies and procedures, including attendance accounting.

Develops and reviews annual program goals, and evaluates noncredit programs and offerings with respect to students' needs/outcomes, as well as local demands for Short-Term Vocational and Workforce Preparation programs.

Oversees and coordinates weekend programs focused on Career Education, including noncredit Short-Term Vocational and Workforce Preparation courses.

Projects staffing needs; provides leadership in the recruitment, selection, and evaluation of instructional personnel, staff, and other subject matter experts; supervises and evaluates the performance of professional and subordinate personnel to ensure that program objectives are being met; assures efficient program operations; assigns and reviews work; and recommends training and other opportunities as needed.

Collaborates with Marketing and Communications to promote noncredit programs to students, the campus community, and community partners; coordinates and develops marketing themes, promotional publications, advertising, and public relations activities for department programs, in consultation with the District's Marketing and Communications department.

Works closely with faculty and staff, Career Education, and Community Advancement to identify appropriate areas for the development of noncredit courses and certificates, with a focus on Short-Term Vocational and Workforce Preparation programs.

Arranges for curriculum review and approval at the local level through the College Curriculum Committee, and follows up with the Chancellor's Office.

Interacts with the broader community, including key stakeholders, educational partners, and community business partners, to identify local needs, emerging labor market demands, and areas for potential growth in noncredit programming, especially in areas of Short-Term Vocational and Workforce Preparation; collaborates with other college administrators and District offices to expand and build noncredit programs.

Develops and implements program policies and procedures to ensure educational and economic effectiveness and operational efficiency of noncredit programs and related services.

Participates in and/or chairs committees, task forces, and special assignments related to noncredit programs; participates in relevant department, division, and college activities; and serves as a resource to others for data, research, and information pertaining to noncredit programs, especially noncredit vocational and workforce programs.

Prepares and presents information and/or reports related to assigned areas; compiles and analyzes data; and stays informed of trends among neighboring noncredit programs and throughout the state, and reports as needed.

Prepares and administers annual operational program budgets; provides budget and expenditure reports as needed.




Education and Experience:

Master's degree in a related field and three (3) years progressively responsible experience related to Noncredit Education OR Bachelor's degree in a related field and five (5) years progressively responsible experience as described above.



Knowledge/Areas of Expertise:

Recent teaching experience in a Career Education discipline at the college level.

Understanding of the needs of adult and disparately-impacted students.

Coursework in noncredit Career Education or a related area.

Currency in the uses of instructional software and other technologies used to enhance learning. Experienced in budget preparation and monitoring.

Experienced in planning, organizing, developing, and evaluating programs, activities, and curriculum to meet student and community needs.



Sensitive to and skilled working with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds and persons with disabilities.

Excellent oral and written communication and team building skills.

Skilled in using innovative teaching methods, instructional design, and assessment strategies.

Ability to adapt instructional techniques to accommodate varied learning styles and abilities.

Committed to professional activities, continued education, and improvement of skills.

Ability to train and supervise personnel.

Ability to read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Ability to plan, organize work, and meet deadlines.


SALARY: (Step 1) $109,524 (Annually)



Must be able to adapt to changing situations. Work under pressure.



Valid California Driver's license.



Full-time, 12-month administrative position. Working hours are Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Excellent fringe benefits including eight 32-hour work weeks during the summer.



An applicant must submit the following by the closing date:

1) Online application

2) Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications.

3) Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments.

4) Pertinent transcripts as stated in the required qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.) Multiple page transcripts must be loaded as ONE pdf document.


Applicants with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact Human Resources at least five (5) working days prior to the final filing date:


If you need assistance you may call 310-660-3593 Ext. 3807 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or by email at [email protected]


CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.


* Previous employment performed in a different public retirement system may allow eligibility to continue in the same retirement system.


Compensation and Benefit Highlights

Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance

The College provides a diversified insured benefit program for all full-time employees including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Dependent medical, dental and vision insurance is available toward which both the College and the employee contribute.


Sick Leave and Disability

Paid sick leave is granted equal to one day for each month of service. Sick leave may be accumulated indefinitely. Rather than State Disability Insurance, limited sick leave benefits are available for days beyond the earned sick leave days and are paid at fifty percent.



Full-time employees contribute a percentage of their regular salary to either the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) or to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and Social Security.


El Camino College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The El Camino Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law