Community Programs Administrator - Library

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On March 1, 2022, City Council approved staff’s recommended funding allocation of $4.5 million community benefit payment from Google. This approval included the funding for a College and Career Pathways Coordinator (three-year project position) in the amount of $525,000. 

The College and Career Pathways Coordinator will be housed within the Education Division of the Library Department but will function across City departmental lines to support this City Service Area wide effort. The Library Director will act as executive sponsor and coordinate with the Deputy City Manager for Neighborhood Services, as well as work2future, the Office of Racial Equity, and the Assistant to the City Manager who will be establishing the Children and Youth Services Master Plan.  

In collaboration with various department leads, the selected candidate will evaluate City efforts that test or advance educational and/or employment programs and outcomes, make recommendations, and share lessons learned for implementation of successful service models. This will include incorporating and defining best practices to position the City as a forerunner in education and career services. 

This position will analyze available data and work with City departments to identify service priorities, partnerships, and opportunities related to support for educational and employment attainment of community members. 

This position will provide oversight of the San José (SJ) Aspires program. SJ Aspires provides nearly 1,200 students from Title I high schools with a roadmap to post-secondary education. The program is aimed at eliminating financial barriers to college for first generation college school students from low-income families. Students are awarded up to $5,000 in "Scholar Dollar" microscholarships as they make decisions, take actions, and achieve accomplishments that are connected to college and career success. These Scholar Dollars become real dollars when the student graduates from high school and begins their post-secondary education and/or career training. 

This position will:

  • Develop strategies to monitor and evaluate programs and services in alignment with CCR quality standards and the CCR logic model and ensure that all programs are executed against those standards
  • Identify gaps in service and programs and develop a citywide strategic plan to address issues.

The ideal candidate will: 

  • Have current knowledge of education policy, collaboration models, data collection, and analysis methodology as well as the ability to lead development of enhanced service models. 
  • Be a self-starter who is able to take initiative yet seek approvals and keep leadership informed as appropriate

Per the City’s COVID19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy, the City requires all employees starting on or after February 11, 2022, to provide proof of vaccination as a condition of employment absent a documented medical and/or religious exemption. Proof of vaccination means that employees are required to be “up-to-date” with regards to the COVID-19 vaccine. Consistent with the Santa Clara County Public Health Order issued on December 28, 2021, "up-to-date" means that an employee is not only "fully vaccinated," but has also obtained any booster doses of a COVID-19 vaccination for which they are eligible, within 15 days of first becoming eligible.

Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at

Current salary range for Community Programs Administrator is $93,638.20 - $114,150.40. The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Community Programs Administrator classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay. 

The is a temporary (Overstrength) position that is anticipated to be funded through June 30, 2022, subject to further extension as appropriate.  If this position is not extended through the budget process, the City may seek to place you in other internal job opportunities based on your previous work experience


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in public administration, social work, sociology, psychology or a related field.
Four years of increasingly responsible professional experience related to college and career readiness.
Possession of a valid California driver's license may be required for some assignments.
Employment Eligibility
Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San José will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor.