University Enterprises, Inc.

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Program Director

University Enterprises, Inc.
Posted on November 5, 2017

Program Director

$4,542 - $6,813 per month + excellent benefits 

University Enterprises, Inc. at Sac State is seeking a Program Director for the High School Equivalency Program. 

 View job details & apply online at  by 11/17/17

Position Information


Job Title Program Director
Worksite City Sacramento, California
Advertised Salary Range $4,542 - $6,813
Temporary No
Length of Appointment N/A
Hours per week Regular (full-time) Employee – 40 hours per week (Benefited)
FLSA Exempt
Broad Scope and Function

The position is responsible for supporting the HEP Principal Investigator (PI) to efficiently reach program goals and objectives by coordinating and overseeing the day-to-day program needs, including budget monitoring, program development, and overseeing recruitment, instruction, placement, assessment, and record keeping of all HEPinstructional and placement sites.

Reporting Relationship

The position reports directly to and receives general direction from the HEP Principal Investigator (PI). The position supervises administrative staff, Outreach and Career/Student Services staff, instructors, and tutors.

Conditions of Employment

This is a full-time, exempt from overtime, benefited position with a defined contribution retirement plan through TIAA. (The position is not covered under the California Public Employees’ Retirement System). Continued employment in this position is dependent upon funding and the mutual consent of University Enterprises and the employee, and either University Enterprises or the employee, can, at any time, terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause. Program continuation is contingent upon funding.

Work Schedule  
Minimum Qualifications

1. Master’s Degree in Education, Social Work, in one of the Behavioral Sciences, or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and/or work experience.

2. Demonstrated experience teaching in public schools.

3. Demonstrated experience in developing curriculum.

4. Demonstrated classroom experience with language minority students.

5. Demonstrated experience in assessing students’ academic needs.

6. Knowledge and experience with migrant and farm-working communities.

7. Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting procedures.

8. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish.

9. Excellent public presentation skills.

10. Demonstrated ability to work independently with little direction and coordinate many different tasks, among many different staff members prioritizing and determining the importance of each, set and meet deadlines and complete projects accordingly.

11. Demonstrated experience managing a diverse staff including supervision, hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluation.

12. Demonstrated experience using computer applications including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases such as the programs in the Microsoft Office Suite.

13. Must be legally eligible to drive in California and be acceptable for vehicle insurance coverage under the University Enterprises insurance plan. Must continue to meet the established driving standards.

14. Must be fingerprinted and pass a background check. Must continue to meet the established standards.

Preferred Qualifications  
Physical Requirements

Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment including computers, telephones, calculators, copiers, printers, scanners, and fax machines.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in classroom and office environment; continuous contact with staff, campus community, and the public; requires travel within the Sacramento area, and occasional out-of-area travel for meetings or conferences.

Project Description

The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) is a federally funded program that helps migrant and seasonal farmworkers who are 17 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in school to obtain the equivalent to a high school diploma (HSE) and gain employment, go to an institution of higher education, the military, other postsecondary education or vocational training. HEP provides:

• Courses in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies
• Instructors and tutors to help participants make progress in the classroom and prepare them to pass the HSEexam
• Career professionals to assist participants in finding opportunities, post-HSE, to improve their quality of life
• Courses offered in Spanish

Job Duties


Job Duty

01. Ensures program goals and objectives are met including day-to-day program needs, overall project management, budget reports, annual performance reports, and personnel supervision and professional development.

Job Duty

02. Assists HEP PI with reviewing general budget expenditures and overseeing appropriate and timely invoicing.

Job Duty

03. Supervises and monitors recruitment to ensure an appropriate number of sites are visited, applications are received, eligibility is reviewed, and students are admitted.

Job Duty

04. Supervises instructors including, but not limited to ensuring instructors provide an orientation for their students and all incoming students are assessed for academic achievement and practice tests are administered as appropriate.

Job Duty

05. Provides instructional support to ensure appropriate instruction in social studies, science, reading, mathematics, and writing through the conduction of observations, ongoing feedback, and coaching/modeling if necessary.

Job Duty

06. Regularly reviews data on student progress (ready to test, attendance lists) with instructors, including status (drop, active, transfer, etc.), individual plans and ensures files are updated regularly and the information is submitted to the HEP PI in a timely manner. Oversees student database.

Job Duty

07. Plans professional development training for instructional staff and searches for professional development opportunities in the community.

Job Duty

08. Works with community organizations, vocational schools, community colleges and other career agencies and potential employers to facilitate the placement of HEP graduates.

Job Duty

09. Hires personnel and coordinates the recruitment process in consultation with the HEP PI.

Job Duty

10. Coordinates and conducts workshops and activities to promote career development, health awareness, and cultural events.

Job Duty

11. Develops and maintains community collaborations with migrant education Regions 2 and 23, educational institutions, the Mexican Consulate, and other local community agencies.

Job Duty

12. Identifies and schedules field trips and visiting speakers to motivate students.

Job Duty

13. Collaborates with instructors to maintain and update teacher handbook.

Job Duty

14. Leads the planning and implementation of the graduation ceremony.

Job Duty

15. Reviews program website and materials regularly and provides updates to the Communications Specialist to ensure program content is current.

Job Duty

16. Supervises, schedules, trains, evaluates, coaches, and mentors staff consistent with UEI personnel policies and procedures. Manages personnel concerns, counsels staff, and provides corrective action as needed.

Job Duty

17. Develops and conducts annual performance evaluations for HEP personnel.

Job Duty

18. Attends annual U.S. Office of Migrant Education sponsored meetings of HEP/CAMP Directors, HEP/CAMPAssociation National Conference, and travels on behalf of the program to conduct presentations when needed.

Job Duty

19. In absence of PI, acts on behalf of the PI including, but not limited to exercising signature authority on any necessary documents. Has primary signature authority for item such as timesheets and supplies as determined by the PI.

Job Duty

20. Performs other duties as assigned by the PI to ensure the success of the program and its participants.

Posting Detail Information


Posting Number B022F17
Number of Vacancies  
Position End Date (if temporary)  
Open Date 11/03/2017
Close Date 11/17/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary

If you do not include both a cover letter and resume with your application, your application materials will not be considered. Please include your employment history in the “Employment Experience” section of your application in addition to submitting your resume and cover letter.