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Los Altos, California - USD Full Time Posted: Saturday, 13 January 2018

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Director, Science Learning Institute

Posting #: 17-080

Campus: Foothill College

Number of Working Months:

Starting Salary:

Close Date: 1/17/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Employment Duration:


Full Salary Range: $84,592.04 - $119,029.49 annually*
.Actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience (Customary Hiring Range: $84,592.04 - $93,262.72 annually).

Initial Review Date: 1/17/18*
.*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the management position above.

Reporting to the Dean of Physical Science, Math, Engineering & Computer Science, the Director of the Science Learning Institute (SLI) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for SLI programs and student employees, expansion and execution of its mission. The Director will develop program philosophy, goals, policies, core programs and operations of SLI. The Director will be responsible for the overall success of SLI.

The Foothill Science Learning Institute vision is to consolidate the resources, facilities, faculty and curricula needed to prepare students for promising careers or advanced study as scientists, engineers, technicians and teachers. The college's leaders, faculty and students are committed to teaching and learning excellence, but philanthropic, academic and corporate partnerships are required to make the enterprise a success.

The following duties and responsibilities are typical but not limited to the following:

Leadership and Management
  1. Coordinate summer programs in STEM with an emphasis on recruiting students from underserved communities.
  2. Establish partnerships with the industry to understand the required skill sets that faculty must teach students to better prepare them for the work force. Communicate this information to Foothill College PSME faculty.
  3. Serve as an expert to partner organizations to recommend program development and improvements.
  4. Identify funding sources by pursuing grants, foundations, individual donors, and pay for service models.
  5. Represent SLI in the community and promote the existence and development of SLI through presentations, conferences, publications and news articles.
  6. Manage the recruitment of Foothill College students to apply for SLI Scholarships.
  7. Identify and develop new technologies in STEM areas such as 3D printing or other emerging fields.
  8. Engage Foothill College faculty in professional development activities that will enable them to incorporate new programs in their curriculum.
  9. Identify and establish internship/research opportunities for students in STEM areas (eg provide opportunities for students completing a STEM pathway).
  10. Plan, organize, and execute (in collaboration with department faculty) outreach efforts in order to increase access in STEM areas to targeted student groups.
  11. Work with the STEM center to include activities that would enable bridging the equity gap in STEM courses.
  12. Provide STEM faculty a venue to create innovative pedagogies.
  13. Collaborate with the dean of PSME in grant writing opportunities in order to generate funding for efforts listed above.

Planning and Operations
  1. Prepare presentations for the SLI Advisory Board documenting progress toward objectives, milestones and future plans.
  2. Prepare presentations for the Foothill Foundation and potential donors.
  3. Keep key donors informed of program success.
  4. Perform other related duties as assigned.


  1. Knowledge of 3D printing and rapid prototyping.
  2. Scheduling of camps at both high school and middle school levels.
  3. Familiar with setting up internships.
  4. Familiarity with grant writing and submission.
  5. Teaching STEM at a Community College.
  6. Ability to lead professional development activities in STEM fields.

Skills and Abilities:
  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Execute on the vision and to bring innovative ideas to the program.
  3. Strong track record and leadership experience.
  4. Prioritize issues and activities, and to manage timelines.
  5. Experience in fundraising including relationship development and management.
  6. Develop and monitor budgets.
  7. Experience working with a diverse population.
  8. Exceptional work ethic, committed and passionate about SLI's mission.
  9. Approach situations and challenges with flexibility and optimism.
  10. Coordinate multiple project activities and tasks.
  11. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  12. Compile and analyze data and prepare reports.
  13. Work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic, and ethnic backgrounds, and abilities of students and staff.

  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Master's degree in any STEM area.
  3. Experience in teaching at a community college.
  4. Coordination of inter-disciplinary activities.
  5. Scholarships administration.
  6. Proven track record in developing of new and successful program.
  7. Familiarity with STEM summer programs.


  1. Typical office environment.
  2. Subject to travel to conduct work.

Physical Abilities:
  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone and make presentations.
  2. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  3. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  4. Sitting for extending periods of time.
  5. Bending at the waist.
  6. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

  1. A District on-line application on (please use the apply button below)..In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our "Applicant Information" to assist with technical difficulties at: (please use the apply button below)a-applicant-instructions.html

Position: Full-Time, Categorically-Funded, 12-months per year (The initial duration of the position if for two years with further continuation contingent upon funding)
Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Annual salary plus benefits; excellent benefits package which includes coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: (please use the apply button below)

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
Email: (please use the apply button below)
(please use the apply button below)

To apply, visit: (please use the apply button below)

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