Supervisor, Justice Involved Student Support Program

Allan Hancock College

Job Description

Under the direction of the assigned administrator, this position plans, organizes, administers, develops and directs day-to-day operations, programs, and activities of justice involved student support programs supporting currently incarcerated and justice involved students. The incumbent provides leadership for program development and works directly with academic affairs deans and student services personnel to implement the program integrating existing wrap-around student services. This position is responsible for coordinating all related activities for the program, meeting the program goals and reporting requirements, and ensuring services provided by the program demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of a culturally, economically, and linguistically diverse student population.

Under minimal supervision, the justice involved student program supervisor independently performs professional work implementing the program in full compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations and requirements and district policies and procedures. In addition to having a good understanding of program administration, an incumbent in this position must be knowledgeable of needs impacting justice-involved students and be able to partner with community agencies and college support services to create responsive academic support and a sense of belonging. This is a categorically funded position, and continued employment is contingent upon availability of funds.

Essential Functions and Qualifications


  • Manage the implementation of and maintain multiple project activities in support of justice involved student support programs at the college serving currently incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, juvenile justice, and other justice involved student populations; oversee grant program; ensure confidentiality and privacy of students’ information and records.
  • Plan, manage, and oversee the daily functions, operations, and activities of the justice involved student support programs.
  • Provide direct supervision and evaluation of assigned staff.
  • Supervise maintenance of an electronic student tracking system, counseling activities, and participant records in compliance with regulations and to ensure appropriate follow up with students to access applicable services.
  • Work with colleges’ student services professionals to identify and provide wrap-around services to incarcerated students and justice involved students.
  • Monitor achievement of educational goals for justice involved students.
  • Partner with designated agency staff to develop processes for inmate enrollment, financial aid, transcript/petition to graduate requests, and other student services to students.
  • Collaborate with institutional research to identify trends/barriers and advocating for remedies in student enrollment and progress.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate sustainable and scalable practices.
  • Work with 4-year university justice involved programs referring prepared students to their program.
  • Assist in preparation and administration of budget, control and authorize expenditures, approve invoices for payment, ensuring compliance with regulations and/or directives from program partners and respond to budget inquiries from college staff.
  • Collaborate with appropriate college departments and areas in the development, recruitment, and promotion of the justice involved student support program in all formats and modalities; implement methods to identify potential participants, support outreach efforts, and deliver engagement activities to promote success for students in the program.
  • Maintain current knowledge of new developments and innovations in community colleges with regard to justice involved programs to meet student needs and available community support; attends conferences as workshops as appropriate.
  • Develop and coordinate program activities such as workshops, partnerships with correctional facilities, integration with student support services, and presentations to community organizations.
  • Prepare a variety of correspondence and reports to comply with federal, state, and local mandates appropriate to the assignment.
  • Accurately interpret and apply laws, regulations, district procedures, and collective bargaining contracts provisions.
  • Assist with other closely related and aligned programs and services.
  • Serves on district committees and task force as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication.
  • Knowledge of budget development and fiscal management.
  • Knowledge of project recordkeeping processes and report preparation methods.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training, and evaluation practices.
  • Higher education in community colleges, including the mission of the California Community Colleges and student services available at the college.
  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations related to the assigned special programs processes.

Demonstrated ability to:
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with faculty and staff, students and community members.
  • Establish and maintain a productive and constructive rapport with students, administrators, faculty and staff from multi-cultural backgrounds and promote access and equity.
  • Train, select, direct, supervise, and evaluate personnel.
  • Analyze, interpret, apply, and explain laws, regulations, labor contracts, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements, and restrictions.
  • Compile and present narrative and statistical reports in a concise and comprehensive manner.
  • Organize multiple tasks and events.
  • Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
  • Adjust priorities and work under pressure of deadlines.
  • Work with a high degree of independence and initiative.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Interpret and apply the policies and procedures of the college and the project initiatives.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Collaborate with college personnel and key project staff to track program effectiveness based on evidenced based milestones for student success.
  • Develop and facilitate orientations, seminars, and workshops designed to familiarize students, faculty, and staff with assigned special programs opportunities.

Working Conditions:
  • This is an FLSA exempt position.
  • The incumbent will have contact in-person, via email, and on the phone with management, staff, faculty, students and the general public.
  • Work may require travel to other offices or locations to attend meetings or conduct work.
  • May be required to work a flexible workweek which includes day and evening hours and occasional weekend assignments and may be assigned to any district location.
  • The position requires additional background clearances to gain entry into facilities/settings.

Physical Demands:
  • Typically sits for extended periods of time.
  • Operates a computer.
  • Communicates over the telephone, by email, online, and in person.
  • Regularly lifts, carries and/or moves objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

Special Qualification:
Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and to staff and students with disabilities.


Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, guidance counseling, education, administration, or related area plus five years of professional experience in social services, human services, or educational support capacity OR Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, guidance counseling, education, administration, OR related area plus two years of professional experience in social services, human services, or educational support capacity.

Other Requirements:
Candidate qualifications must be approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
A valid California driver's license and ability to qualify for district vehicle insurance.

Additional Information

Desired start date is May 2024. This is a full-time, 40-per week FSLA exempt, confidential position. This is a grant funded position.

Work Schedule:
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This position is in-person at the Santa Maria campus.

To be considered for this position, the candidate must submit the following application materials by through our website

Cover letter;

A current and complete resume/CV of education and professional experience;

Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for the application process).
Official transcripts are required at time of hire.

Allan Hancock College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Hancock College will not sponsor any visa applications.

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