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Description

Full-time, Tenure Track (199 Day 11 Month)
$69,917.94 – $107,367.68 per year
Probationary (Contract I) Member of Academic Faculty
Tentative First Interview Dates: March 23-24, 2023

Tentative Second Interview Date: April 4, 2023 (In-Person)

Tentative Start Date: August 2023

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
MESA’s community college level program produces a diverse population of transfer-ready students to advance their STEM educational journey at four-year institutions. The MESA program is designed for first-generation college students who choose a calculus-based major and intend to transfer.

Butte College MESA is an academic program that supports underrepresented and educationally disadvantaged community college students and empowers them to excel in mathematics, engineering, and science so that they can transfer to four-year institutions. Their majors may include chemistry, physics, geology, meteorology, engineering, biology, computer science, environmental science, and mathematics.

To learn more about the program, visit https://www.butte.edu/mesa/


POSITION DUTIES:
The MESA Program Director will work in a multicultural environment with African-American, Native American, Mexican-American, Latino-American, and other undergraduate students pursuing STEM degrees. Ideal candidates will have experience directing activities requiring management and leadership skills; experience and familiarity with organizational, operational, and structural functions of public and/or private post-secondary institutions; and be able to work independently, assume responsibility, and take initiative in carrying out assignments.

Butte-Glenn Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Butte-Glenn Community College District will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals. Butte-Glenn Community College District encourages both incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Representative Duties

A. Full-time unit member hired under Education Code Section 87840. Non classroom responsibilities represent a forty-hour week (199 days). May require a minimum of five (5) hours off-campus per week in support of functions, at the professional discretion of the staff member with the approval of the Chief Instructional Officer or designee. The responsibilities and minimum qualifications of the MESA Program Director are those published and maintained by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, which include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Recruit students eligible for participation in the MESA program.
  • Provide academic and career advice to MESA students.
  • Establish and maintain relationships and communications with instructional programs directly related to the MESA program.
  • Prepare and manage the program budget.
  • Assure compliance with all guidelines and regulations related to the MESA program.
  • Collect and compile data and prepare status reports as required by the CCCCO and participate in campus activities that lead to the collection and submission of MESA student data for the CCCCO Management Information System (MIS).
  • Establish and maintain communications with regional high schools, colleges, and universities, articulating programs, and services where appropriate.
  • Provide academic support services for MESA students.
  • Maintain currency with MESA statewide initiatives.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with related professional societies, businesses, and industry.
  • Coordinate student services for MESA students.
  • Provide direction to staff assigned to the MESA program and provide input on staff evaluations.
  • Participate in MESA statewide activities.
  • Development and assessment of student learning outcomes.
B. Teaching and Instruction – The following duties are representative of the kinds of expectations that are normally required of a full-time Butte College instructor. Certain duties are common to the everyday operational needs of the College while other activities may be required on an as needed basis. All of the duties, however, are common requirements at various times for full-time instructional positions.
  • Plans for and initiates curriculum improvements.
  • Plans for and is continually well prepared to teach.
  • Provides organized delivery of instruction.
  • Is courteous to and approachable by students.
  • Instruction is consistent with the stated and approved goals and content of the course.
  • Sticks to the subject matter of the course.
  • Shows enthusiasm for the subject matter.
  • Uses effective motivation to create a personal desire to learn the subject/skill(s).
  • Uses standards of student evaluation that are clear, fair and followed consistently throughout the course.
  • Requires levels of instructor and student effort sufficient to the mastery of the subject or skills in the course.
  • Grades and returns student assignments and tests in a reasonable period of time.
  • Makes effective use of teaching aids and materials required of students (e.g., texts, manuals, etc.).
  • Is effective as a teacher.
  • Prepares complete course outlines and syllabi.
  • Continually revises and updates course content and materials of instruction.
  • Coordinates course contents and methods with other teachers in the program/discipline.
  • Meets and assists students during office hours or by appointment or at other reasonable times.
  • Initiates and carries through with improvements to course contents and methods.
  • Initiates and/or participates in overall department-wide program development, maintenance, evaluation, revision and/or expansion.
C. Professional Growth and Currency

  • Instructors are required to show examples of activities which demonstrate a pattern of academic, professional, and/or technical updating or currency.
D. Area or Departmental Responsibilities

  • Is knowledgeable about and abides by College policies and procedures. This includes the accurate and timely submission of all reports, grades and paper work.
  • Meets deadlines and time targets.
  • Orders instructional materials, equipment and textbooks with sufficient lead times.
  • Assists in scheduling.
  • Assists in course staffing functions.
  • Provides assistance and help to other full-time, part-time and/or new instructors.
  • Coordinates plans and activities with others.
  • Provides information for the development of departmental budgets.
  • Monitors expenditures to keep within authorized budget spending appropriations.
  • Exercises good judgment in the use of and/or management of facilities, equipment and supplies.
  • Attends assigned meetings as requested.
  • Is punctual to assigned meetings.
  • Works well with peers, classified staff and administration.
  • In general, is easy and cooperative to work with.
  • Does their fair share of outside of class departmental duties and responsibilities, including contributing to unit plan and program review processes.
E. College-wide Service – Demonstrates a pattern of College-wide service including one or more of the following:

  • Volunteers to serve on College committees.
  • When requested, serves on College committees and project teams.
  • Serves as a sponsor to student clubs and organizations.
  • Participates in faculty/college governance.
  • Participates on special project teams or ad hoc committees.
F. DEIA Self-Reflection Statement

Each faculty member will prepare a Self-Reflection statement using the approved format as described in Appendix G2. This statement is intended to foster a conversation among colleagues that reflects on how faculty can individually and collectively work to improve student outcomes for historically under-represented and disproportionately impacted populations. The self-reflection statement should be used to help advance individual professional development and institutional dialogue on change.

G. The education, experience, aptitudes, skills, etc., for instructional positions differ by type of academic or vocational program. Refer to job announcements for specific job specifications.

H. For Cal Works instructors only, Section 7.2.1(D) 15 and Section 7.2.1(E) 2 together mean: Works closely with public employment and training service agencies to coordinate instruction and curriculum.

Qualifications/Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in mathematics based field (one requiring calculus, or equivalent).
  • One (1) year or more in delivering to students’ academic services aimed at improving academic, study, test taking, and other skills where the students are majoring in mathematics based fields.
  • Three (3) years in education, industry or other profession involving work with postsecondary students in mathematics based fields.
(Applicants wishing to be considered for employment under District equivalency standards must submit a detailed statement explaining why you feel you possess the equivalent to the minimum qualifications discussed above.)

  • Degree must involve a general education component. Applicants without a degree or with a degree lacking the general education component may be considered if they possess other training and/or experience determined to be equivalent to the general education component. Applicants possessing such training and/or experience are encouraged to request equivalency.

DIVERSITY and EQUITY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated understanding of and responsiveness to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds that characterize community college students in a manner specific to the position.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Prior experience working with a MESA program and recruiting diverse STEM majors.
  • Collaborate with STEM faculty to build a community that is safe and welcoming for student success.
  • Experience overseeing internships and helping students create presentations.
  • Facilitated student participation in regional and national conferences.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Active involvement in professional associations.
  • Ability to provide an online presence for students.
  • Proof of training or committee involvement in areas that may include equity, inclusiveness, antiracism, implicit bias, diversity, multicultural awareness.

Supplemental Information

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education Code § 87408.6 states that no person shall be initially employed by a community college district in an academic or classified position unless the person has submitted to an examination within the past sixty (60) days to determine that he or she is free of active tuberculosis.
  • As a condition of employment the position you are applying for will require that you provide fingerprints to the local police department. The fee charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the fingerprint report is the employee’s responsibility. If you should be offered this position you will be asked to sign a payroll deduction form which will authorize the District to deduct the fee charged by the DOJ from your first paycheck.
The District reserves the right to modify, rescind or re-advertise this announcement without notification or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for the position.
The Butte-Glenn Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
-Application Instructions-

ALL APPLICANTS, INCLUDING CURRENT BUTTE COLLEGE EMPLOYEES, MUST SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS WITH THE ONLINE APPLICATION IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD IN THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.


REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS

COVER LETTER:
Please describe in your cover letter how your experience and qualifications meet the needs of this position.


RESUME OR VITA:
Please submit this as an attachment.


DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION STATEMENT:
In addition to any information you included with your application materials, please provide a detailed account of how your skills, life experiences, work experience, education, and/or training have prepared you to effectively meet the needs of students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds. Please include examples of:

  • Teaching or training practices and/or life experiences that have enabled or would enable you to more effectively engage with and support success for diverse populations.
  • How you have engaged in on-going self-reflection to ensure equity in the workplace and/or classroom. Please include examples of workshops, trainings, and/or life experiences.

TRANSCRIPTS:
You are required to provide transcripts for coursework and/or degrees listed on the application materials you have submitted. The transcripts must include the date the institution granted the degree. Legible unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable at this point in the process.
Degree in progress: In order to qualify under this process you must be currently working toward the degree requirement. In order to complete your application, you are required to submit (1) current transcripts and (2) a letter from your Advisor confirming your academic standing in the program and forecasted completion date. The completion date must be no later than July 2023.
Foreign Transcripts: Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation. Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for a list of agencies providing this service. Website linked here.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the submission of official transcripts showing completion of the degree.

Reimbursement for travel may be authorized. Please contact Human Resources for more information.