Are you interested in the possibility of getting into and/or advancing in community college administration?
You’re invited to participate in the SanFACC Mentor Program, an exciting career-enhancing opportunity designed to prepare community college employees who aspire to administrative leadership positions. The program identifies future community college leaders, and pairs them with mentors from another college whose backgrounds and expertise correspond to the mentees’ professional development needs in order to expand their knowledge and expertise.
The program is sponsored by the San Gabriel/ Foothill Association of Community Colleges (SanFACC), which is composed of Chaffey College, Citrus College, Glendale College, Mt. San Antonio College, Pasadena City College, and Rio Hondo College.
Eligibility: This program is open to all employees within a community college who are seriously considering moving into or advancing in an administrative position in a community college.
Application: Employees interested in participating in the program must submit an application describing their professional background, their career goals, and the specific areas they would like to learn about. A resume, an acknowledgment form from their supervisor, and a letter of recommendation are also required as part of the application packet.
Participants will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Specific evidence of interest in entering or advancing in community college administration
- Defined career goals and identified areas of professional growth needed to advance to these goals
- Motivation and commitment to fully engage in the program
- Willingness to commit to completing program activities on their own time
Process: A campus based selection committee will review and score applications and select potential mentees to be brought forward to a SanFACC matching meeting. Mentors will be sought,
based on their expertise in the fields that mentees want to learn about and their commitment to invest
their time into future leaders’ careers. Please note that program coordinators will make every effort to recruit mentors that match mentees’ requests, but the availability of mentors in a specific job category cannot be guaranteed.
Mentor and Mentee Expectations:
Attend the 3 program meetings scheduled throughout the year listed on the next page. Communicate at least once a month and complete the activities listed on a jointly developed learning contract. Lists of potential activities will be provided.Read and discuss the selected “Leadership” book provided for that program year. Offer feedback on their experiences via brief mid and end of year program evaluations.
Benefits: Mentees participating in the program will receive one-on-one assistance and advice regarding their own professional development, and have the opportunity to job shadow and gain experience and insight into community college management. They will apply their expanded skills and knowledge to their work, therefore benefiting their colleges. It is also expected the Mentors will benefit from the experience and perspective their mentees can offer. Please note that participation in the program does not guarantee promotion within an organization. Recruitment for college positions will continue to be open to all and provide equal opportunities to job applicants.
Timeline and Mandatory 2015-2016 Meetings:
§ Applications are due by Friday, April 17th, 2015
§ The selection results will be announced in
2015-16 Mandatory program meetings:
2015-2016 Opening Orientation:
Mt. SAC, 9/10/15, 6:00-8:00
Fall 2015 Gathering:
Citrus College, 11/5/15 – 5:00-8:00
Spring 2016 Closing Celebration
Rio Hondo College, 5/12/16, 6:00-8:00pm
SanFACC Mentor Program Description
SanFACC Mentor Program Application 2015-2016
For more information, please contact the coordinator at your college:
Glendale College: Roger Bowerman
Phone: 818-240-1000, ext. 5747