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Coordinator, Foster and Kinship Care Program



$19.90 to $23.76 PER HOUR



*Position is categorically funded. Funding is on a year-to-year renewal basis.*


Under general direction and supervision of the Director, Non-Credit, Community, and Contract Education, the Coordinator, Foster and Kinship Care Program coordinates and may develop and present training services for foster care parents, kinship providers, and youth with educational services provided by the college in compliance with applicable Foster Care Education Program guidelines.

  • Coordinate activities of the Foster Care Education Program with appropriate agencies and in compliance with the Foster Care Education Program requirements and District policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate mandatory training for adult care providers; identify appropriate topics and instructions for training sessions; conduct needs assessment to determine client training needs, schedule events and facilities.
  • Assist with preparation of annual budget requests; monitor budget expenditures and prepare quarterly progress and year-end budget reports; maintain audit trail; prepare purchase requests.
  • Prepare quarterly progress budget reports; collect and enter information into software system for both training services and participants in the foster kinship care program, prepare year-end reports.
  • Work with non-credit program to explore collaborative opportunities.
  • Assist in special event preparation, including dinners, luncheons, special programs.
  • Attend training as required including, but not limited to regional and state project directors meetings.  Represents the College and Foster Care Education Program in a variety of meetings in support of the program and program activities; maintains liaison with applicable agencies; coordinates with program partners and the broader community in execution of the program objectives.
  • Independently prepare correspondence including letters, memos, reports; prepare certificates of completion for workshop participants; provide administrative support for grant research opportunities and proposals. 
  • Prepare announcement of meetings and training workshops; maintain current mailing list of foster parents, advisory committee members, and appropriate agencies.
  • Tracks and processes District paperwork including but not limited to agreements, invoices, payment vouchers, and facility requests.
  • Travel to various workshop locations within Siskiyou County serving as the liaison and information resource between the college and program participants and aAttend local meetings.
  • Perform other related duties.
  1. Any combination equivalent to:  Associate’s degree supplemented by college-level course work in sociology, social science, psychology, education or related field.
  2. Minimum of two years of related experience.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in sociology, social science, psychology, education, social work.
  2. Experience or education in working with foster parents or parents of at risk youth.
  3. Experience coordinating programs or special events.
  4. Experience working with social service agencies and collaborating with educational partners.
  5. Experience teaching or developing and presenting workshops. 
  • Knowledge of social service agencies, community and volunteer resources and organizations.
  • Knowledge of human and public relations.
  • Knowledge of record keeping.
  • Knowledge of formatting, grammar, punctuation, spelling; ability to prepare correspondence independently.
  • Knowledge of preparing and monitoring budgets.
  • Knowledge of computers and related software.
  • Knowledge of support service needs and ability to relate to foster children and foster parents.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate training services and special events.
  • Ability to interpret and apply program guidelines and regulations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Ability to coordinate and provide services to at-risk populations
  • Ability to enter data and perform mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy.
  • Ability to establish and maintain financial resources effectively including how best to utilize resources and manage budgets and expenditures.  
  • Commitment and sensitivity to diversity found among students, clients, and coworkers.

Selection Process

After the preliminary screening, selected candidates will be invited to the campus for an initial interview with the Search Committee.  Videoconference interviews (in lieu of an in-person initial interview) may be offered.  Candidates to be interviewed will be selected from applicants who most closely meet the minimum and desired qualifications.  Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.  The Search Committee will recommend finalists to the Superintendent/President for a final interview.

The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely filling of the position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available.


Conditions of Employment

Employees must satisfy all the pre-employment requirements prior to appointment that include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis clearance (EC 87408.6), fingerprint processing, and verification of their legal right to work in the United States.  A pre-employment physical examination may be required.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in completing the application or interview process please notify the Human Resources Office in advance.

College of the Siskiyous is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation.

College of the Siskiyous is accredited by the Accrediting commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

*Position is catagorically funded*
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