Director, Sac State K-16 Project (Administrator II), College of Continuing Education

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, Student Services, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Working Title: Director, Sac State K16 Project

Classification Title: Administrator II

Posting Details 

Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday, March 19 at 11:55 PST

Position Summary

The K16 Education Collaborative is a statewide grant program to cultivate regional economies, strengthen education-to-career pathways, and ensure that education, vocational, and workforce programs work together to provide broader access to education and employment opportunities. The pervasive challenges to college access, success, and degree attainment are particularly severe for low-income students, underrepresented populations, and working adults. The Collaborative will tailor its interventions to these groups in order to equitably serve these priority populations.
The Director serves as the administrative and operational lead for Sacramento State’s K16 Collaborative efforts, with authority to act as project leader, project manager, strategic communicator, and facilitator. The Director will be responsible for implementing, guiding, and supporting multiple University K16 Collaborative workgroups towards meeting project goals, as well as briefing University executive leadership and other stakeholders on project initiatives and status. The Director will provide cascading communication, support workgroup needs, and connect the efforts of multiple workgroups towards the overall program goals and objectives. The Director will provide regular communications, briefings, recommendations, and reports to university and community stakeholders, as well as manage the program budget.
In addition, the Director will pursue additional funding opportunities to further support and sustain Sacramento State’s activities in support of K16 Collaborative goals. The Director leads contract/grant development and implementation.

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime)

Anticipated Hiring Range $6,667 per month - $10,000 per month Anticipated hiring range commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training. This position is a grant-funded and anticipated to end on June 30, 2026.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,583 per month - $14,713 per month

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Salary Grade/Range:  1

Recruitment Type: Regular

Time BaseFull-Time 

Work Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; work hours may vary dependent on department operations

Department Information 

The College of Continuing Education (CCE) extends the mission of the university by increasing access for non-traditional learners. With a primary expertise on serving adult learners, CCE provides programs and services to individuals and employers year-round, unbound by traditional semester schedules and formats. CCE serves a hybrid student body that extends beyond California, serving over 80,000 learners annually through in-person, hybrid and fully online workshops, courses, conferences, certificate and degree programs.

For more information, visit the Sacramento State, College of Continuing Education website at

Required Qualifications 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Experience:
1. Minimum of three years of experience performing organizational and project management work.
2. Minimum of three years of experience in securing and/or managing externally funded projects, grants or contracts.
3. Experience in developing, managing, and reconciling budgets.
4. Experience with inclusive meeting planning and facilitation, participant engagement, and successfully reaching intended meeting outcomes.
5. Advanced project management skills and ability to manage complex, large-scale, high-profile projects with sensitivity to competing priorities, the political landscape, and shifting demands.
6. Advanced problem solving, analytical, and conflict resolution skills to address complex issues and implement creative and sustainable solutions.
7. Demonstrated commitment to foster diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
8. Excellent interpersonal communication skills to work successfully with a diverse population of project stakeholders, administrators, staff, faculty, and industry representatives.
9. Outstanding communication and presentation skills (verbal and written). Ability to write and edit complex materials and effectively present information to a variety of audience types and levels through a variety of channels.
10. Extensive ability to think strategically; interpret and explain policy; apply policies, procedures, laws and regulations; implement planning techniques; establish performance metrics; and utilize technology for organizational effectiveness.
11. Ability to effectively ensure partnerships (establish, support, and maintain) with and among diverse audiences at multiple levels, using conflict resolution, teambuilding and consensus skills.
12. Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, preferably in the area of education, business, public administration or related field.
Conditions of Employment:
-Ability to pass background check

Preferred Qualifications 

13. Experience working in a higher education setting with progressively responsible assignments and a successful record of accomplishments.
14. Experience working in a collective bargaining environment.
15. Master’s degree from an accredited institution, preferably in the area of education, business, public administration or related field.

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume, cover letter and diversity statement. 

Instructions for diversity statement: Please explain how your background has prepared you to work in a diverse environment such as Sac State. 500-word limit.

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.



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