Under the direction of the Associate Dean of Academic Support and the Director of the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), the TLC Program Specialist and Outreach administers and develops the Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) Program and serves as liaison between the TLC and local academic and professional communities to attract, retain, and encourage under-represented students to study and to further their education, especially in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, at four-year institutions.


  1. Plans and implements the MESA Program at Pasadena City College:  prepares annual status, programmatic and financial reports; oversees and monitor the budget; develops and maintains the MESA tutoring/study program; maintains regular contact with and attends in-service orientations, training, and other meetings with MESA statewide offices.
  2. Collaborates with the TLC Director to develop and produce marketing and recruitment materials for all TLC programs, including MESA, MathPath, Math Jam, and XL, the Summer Bridge/First-Year Experience Program; disseminates materials to appropriate audiences in a timely manner.
  3. Develops and maintains ongoing working relationships with appropriate administrators, program directors, faculty, and counselors at local high schools and four-year colleges and universities.
  4. Participates in the development and implementation of on- and off-campus events for high school faculty and students to help acquaint them with TLC programs, resources, and services.
  5. Recruits graduating high school seniors and PCC students into appropriate TLC programs.
  6. Assists in the development and coordination of opportunities for field trips, summer internships, service learning, and job shadowing for students in TLC programs.
  7. Coordinates activities with departments and individuals at PCC who assist in TLC recruitment/outreach efforts, for example, faculty and staff; counselors and advisors; Transfer Center and Public Relations Office staff; and Institutional Planning and Research Office analysts.
  8. Collaborates with the Degree and Transfer Center staff to promote all other PCC programs, resources, and services, as time permits.
  9. Participates in the formative and summative evaluations of off-campus projects and events with internal and external evaluators.
  10. Provides the mechanism for modifications of projects in a timely manner, as indicated by the formative evaluation.
  11. At the request of a supervisor, performs a variety of unscheduled duties normally and traditionally performed by a Program Specialist and Outreach.


Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in mathematics, science or engineering. One year experience in either a K-12, college or community based organizations, delivering academic services (i.e. counseling or teaching) to improve academic, study, test taking, or other related skills to students.  Experience directing activities requiring management and leadership skills.  Strong writing and communication skills.  Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment with underrepresented students with interests in mathematics, science, or engineering.

Knowledge and Abilities:  Knowledge of modern office and database methods and procedures.  Ability to organize off-campus learning opportunities (i.e. internships, service learning, field trips, job shadowing) facilitate meetings and workshops for students, educator, researchers, business people, and/or community leaders.  Work with secondary and post-secondary faculty from a variety of disciplines.  Communicate clearly and effectively (orally and in writing) with students at a variety of age, social, and school levels.  Be a team player, problem solver and self starter.  Work in multiethnic environments.


Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the issues confronting under-prepared minority and first-generation college students.


Valid California driver’s license with a driving record that meets minimum standards established by the District’s insurance carrier.

Experience using Windows based software applications, including but not limited to Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


Seeing to inspect written documents, communicate with District staff, sitting for extended periods of time, bending, kneeling and reaching to retrieve and file records, and dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a keyboard and other office equipment.


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