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College of Marin
  • Position Number: 3015807
  • Location: Kentfield, CA
  • Position Type: Human Resources

Program Coordinator - Learning Communities & Peer Mentoring

Salary: See Position Description
Closing Date:
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Kentfield & Indian Valley (Novato) Campuses, CA


Open Until Filled

All application materials must be received by the Priority Screening Date in order to be considered during the initial screening. Applications received after this date may be considered thereafter at the discretion of the College until the position is filled. This position performs its duties on both the Kentfield and Indian Valley (Novato) campuses, so if not already residing within the Bay Area, the successful candidate must be willing to relocate. Applicants should be prepared, however, that if selected to interview for a position at the College, all interviews will be held remotely.

Diversity Statement:
College of Marin strives to embrace diversity in all forms: it strives to be an inclusive
community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment and demonstrates sensitivity to and respect for a diverse population.

COM serves a county population of approximately 250,000 residents. Based on 2020-2021 academic year credit enrollment data, the diversity of students at the college includes greater representation than the county with regards to enrollment by Hispanic/Latino (30% of enrollment), Asian (7%), Black/African American (3%), and Multi-racial (6%) students.

College of Marin does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, or perception of, race, ethnic group identification, ancestry, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, family and medical care leave, military or veteran status, or prior record of arrest or conviction, and is subject to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Civil Rights Act of 1991, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In accordance with Executive order 11246 (as amended), the College of Marin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Under the direction of the Dean of Educational Success Programs, the Learning Communities/Peer Mentoring Coordinator will provide overall direction and guidance to the day- to-day operations, problem solving and decision-making regarding the alignment of the College's learning communities and the Peer Mentoring program. Implement program policies and guidelines; provide for program reporting and accountability; provide work direction and guidance to other program personnel; establish and monitor program budgets.

Essential Functions

  • Provide overall direction and guidance to the alignment of the learning communities and peer mentoring training and support, including problem solving and decision making, implementing program policies and directives according to District, federal or State guidelines.
  • Work closely with students in learning communities and peer mentor training program
  • Organize, support, and execute learning communities and peer mentoring events
  • Track student participation, collaborate with IT, and provide regular reports to management and federal/State agencies as requested; participate on program reviews; assure program compliance with federal or State program guidelines.
  • Establish appropriate linkages to special populations or community groups served; promote learning communities and peer mentoring through participation in advocacy groups, associations and other local, regional or national organizations.
  • Prepare funds applications; prepare grant requests and serve as the primary contact for large programs or multi-programs.
  • Provide work direction and guidance to others involved in the learning communities and peer mentoring; assign work to other classified personnel, students, volunteers and others.
  • Conduct regular meetings to communicate, review and revise program guidelines.
  • Develop, recommend and implement program plans and objectives; coordinate delivery of services to program participants; assure participation guidelines are followed.
  • Assure program expenditures are within allocated budgets; monitor budgets; propose budget changes and participate in project budget applications as necessary.
  • Serve as liaison between program personnel, participants, clients, administrators, faculty and students; provide information, program requirements and other pertinent information.
  • Develop, coordinate, promote and oversee a broad range of programs.
  • Develop workshop materials, promotional materials and other program documentation.
  • Operate a computer and other office equipment as assigned.
  • Plan, coordinate and prepare a variety of materials used in program literature, marketing, catalogs and brochures.
  • Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.

Requirements & Desirables
  1. Bachelor's Degree with study in job related area and job related experience; or
  2. Any combination of education and training equivalent to (2) two years of college-level coursework from an accredited institution in a related field and (2) two years of responsible experience working in higher education; and
  3. Demonstrated commitment to equity-minded practices in support of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, college staff, and community members.


  • Planning and coordinating the day-to-day activities of learning communities and peer mentor training
  • Policies, objectives and goals of assigned program.
  • Development and presentation of programs and workshops.
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures related to assigned program.
  • Budget monitoring and control.
  • Grant coordination and monitoring.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Principles of training and providing work direction to others.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Operation of a computer and assigned software.
  • Word processing, graphics and desktop publishing.
  • Provide overall direction and guidance to the day-to-day operations, problem solving and decision-making regarding a large-scale and complex program.
  • Coordinate several programs simultaneously.
  • Implement program policies and guidelines.
  • Provide for program reporting and accountability.
  • Prepare comprehensive program reports and reviews.
  • Establish and monitor program budgets.
  • Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.
  • Operate a computer and other office equipment as assigned.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Make public speaking presentations.

Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  2. Criminal Justice/Fingerprint Clearance.
  3. COVID-19 Vaccination Status: All employees new to the District who access campuses or other District facilities, and/or participate in off-site work in-person for the District, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, prior to employment unless approved as exempt due to verified medical or religious reasons (as defined in federal or state laws and regulations).
  4. California Education Code, Section 87408.6 requires persons employed by a community college in an academic or classified position to submit to a TB risk assessment developed by CDPH and CTCA and, if risk factors are present, an examination to determine that he or she is free of infectious TB; initially upon hire and every four years thereafter.
  5. DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS: All Marin Community College District (MCCD) employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the MCCD requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. For more information, please see the MCCD Emergency Operations Plan.
  6. Candidates applying for positions with the Marin Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

The following documents must be attached to your application in order to render it complete. Use the Attachment Type indicated in parentheses when making your attachments.
  1. Cover Letter (cover letter)
  2. Resume (resume)
  3. Transcript conferring Bachelor's degree or showing whatever coursework you have completed and are using as the basis for your application as described in Requirement #1 or #2, above. (transcript)
  4. STATEMENT: Please provide a response to the following prompt (one page maximum):
    College of Marin's commitment to educational excellence is rooted in providing equitable opportunities and fostering success for all members of our diverse community. Practices and outcomes related to diversity and inclusion are vital measures of institutional excellence. Please define equity and describe how you would support College of Marin's efforts to provide equitable opportunities for all our students.
NOTE: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, as long as they confer the degree.

Supplemental & Salary Information
  • Work under limited supervision, focusing primarily on results
  • Provide information and/or advise other persons
  • Operate within a defined budget and/or financial guidelines
  • Utilization of resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions and the opportunity to impact the Organization's services
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone
  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time
  • Seeing to read a variety of materials
  • Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to file materials
  • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally
  • Generally the job requires 70% sitting, 15% walking and 15% standing
  • Office environment
  • Constant interruptions
Campus: Kentfield & Indian Valley Campus (Novato)
Full-time Equivalent: 1.0 - Full-time
Months per Year: 12
Work Days/Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm (half-hour lunch)
7.5 Hours per Day
37.5 Hours per Week
Some evening and weekend hours

NOTE: The College is closed on Fridays during the summer period, when the work schedule may change according to departmental needs.

FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Salary Range: CSEA 127
Starting Salary Range: $39.39 to $43.45 per hour (Step 1 to 3). Normal entering step is Step 1.

Please refer to our Human Resources web site for salary schedules.

Employees in classifications represented by the California School Employees' Association (CSEA) Chapter 196 and are required to comply fully with the CSEA/Marin Community College District (MCCD) Collective Bargaining Agreement. General information regarding rights and responsibilities under the Agreement can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreements section of our Human Resources site. CSEA employees are also members of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), to which the member contributes up to 7% of their reportable compensation on a monthly basis.

Applications must include the documents listed in the Required Documents section to be rendered complete; incomplete applications will not be accepted. Screening will begin after the priority screening date. Applicants selected to interview will be contacted to schedule an interview appointment with the screening committee; however, applicants will be notified of their status, either way, following the screening. Regrettably, College of Marin is not able to offer reimbursement for travel to interviews at this time.

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