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Management Range 21
Hiring Range:  $54,871-57,638 (additional stipend for doctorate)
Full Salary Range:  $54,871-85,228
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Application review on September 12,2012
Any complete applications received after the Initial Screening date will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.
Beginning Date:
October 2012 (approximate)

The Workplace Learning Resource Center is categorically funded; the position is contingent on future grant funding.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelors degree from an acceptable accredited institution AND two years of successful experience in a field related to the administrative assignment
  • Possession of valid California driver’s license
  • Must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students


  • Master's degree from an acceptable accredited institution in a field related to the administrative assignment.
  • Experience in and knowledge of coordinating federal or state-funded projects
  • Experience in writing and coordinating grants
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience working with and defining needs of business, community-based organizations and government agencies
  • Experience in contextualized basic skills training
  • Familiarity with contract education and its role in the community college system

General Description:

The Workplace Learning Resource Center (WpLRC) serves public entities, private businesses, non-profits and workforce development organizations. The WpLRC provides services to other California Community Colleges through in-service training and technical assistance.  Under the general supervision of the Director of Business, Industry, and Community Services, the director plans and coordinates the activities of the WpLRC.

The WpLRC is a statewide economic and workforce development program designed to provide business and industry with customized training and education solutions. The WpLRC supports essential elements of the California Community College Mission and Goals, which is to advance California’s economic growth and global competitiveness through education, training, and services that contribute to continuous work force improvement.

The WpLRC develops and implements innovative, effective, responsive and affordable training solutions. Services include customized and certificate training in areas such as Customer Service, Generational Diversity, Career Technical Education (CTE), vocational and basic skills to ensure California's workforce has the skills necessary to be successful and that employers have the highly trained and productive workforce they need to compete. And the Center conducts needs assessments and develops on-site programs to retrain employees or upgrade employees’ skills in a wide variety of subjects.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for meeting the Center's stated goals based upon prescribed objectives and performance indicators
  • Supervises clerical, curriculum development, assessment and instructional staff
  • Designs and coordinates in-services on workplace learning
  • Coordinates curriculum development and markets contract training with businesses, community-based organizations, and public agencies
  • Serves as representative of WpLRC on the California Economic Development Committee
  • Assists with the coordination of a community college response that meets statewide workforce needs and helps attract, retain, and expand business
  • Prepares contracts for delivery of Center services and classes
  • Chairs business and industry advisory committee
  • Conducts in-service training sessions for college faculty
  • Prepares and implements grant and partnership proposals to supplement and expand the activities of the Center
  • Expands and develops the Center's resource base of information related to innovative methodologies which can be used in delivering workplace learning programs
  • Develops and distributes WpLRC promotional materials
  • Conducts joint projects with local community-based organizations
  • Coordinates communications and activities with other community college workplace learning resource centers
  • Provides WpLRC technical assistance and mentoring services to local colleges

Knowledge of:

  • Designing and developing curriculum and competencies for traditional, soft skills, and/or vocational training programs. 
  • Conducting workshops and classes

Ability to:

  • Ability to work effectively with businesses, public agencies, employers
  • Ability to write and speak effectively
  • Ability to operate a personal computer
  • Ability to work with a diverse business population that is both multi-cultural and multi-ethnic
  • Ability to gather, sort, and analyze data and prepare comprehensive, accurate reports
  • Ability to work collegiately with faculty members and administration

How to Apply: Any complete applications received after the Initial Screening date will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.  The following documents must be on file with the Merced College Office of Human Resources by the initial screening date.  (E-mails and Faxes cannot be accepted).

1. Completed Merced College application (available below)
2. Letter of interest expressing your qualifications for the position
3. Resume
4. Three letters of recommendation (signed and dated within the last 2 years)
5. Copies of transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired.

All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you. Please send to:

Christina Torres-Peters
Merced College
Office of Human Resources
3600 M Street
Merced, CA 95348-2898

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Interview Information:  Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee.  A separate interview with district administrators will follow.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.  Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Applications for Download

Academic or Administrative Service Application

Word Document [226k] - This application may be downloaded, saved to disk, and filled out using Microsoft Word 97 or higher. You may navigate the application blank by tabbing from field to field or pointing and clicking with the mouse. The blanks where information is to be filled in are non-printing characters. If there are additional pages in your application because of the information you included, that is OK. Merced College and the eight other colleges will accept your document as it prints.

PDF Format [62k] - This application may be printed and filled out using pen or a typewriter.

Employee Benefits: The District’s pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States.    Applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.  All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. 

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