The mission of Mount Tamalpais College is to provide an intellectually rigorous, inclusive Associate of Arts degree program and college preparatory program, free of charge, to people at San Quentin State Prison; to expand access to quality higher education for incarcerated people; and to foster the values of equity, civic engagement, independence of thought, and freedom of expression. Mount Tamalpais College is a national leader in providing quality higher education opportunities to incarcerated people and in expanding access to higher education within California’s prison system and nationwide. After over 20 years of operating a robust Associate of Arts extension site of a local university at San Quentin, we have recently become independently accredited. Mount Tamalpais College is the first liberal arts college based inside a correctional facility, designed solely for incarcerated students.
Mount Tamalpais College currently has 30 employees and a budget of $5M.
Reporting directly to the President, the COO will be an integral member of the executive team, responsible for overseeing Mount Tamalpais College’s financial, human resource, and operational management, including IT. They will also play a collaborative role in developing, planning, and implementing MTC’s strategic priorities. The COO will be responsible for developing and implementing successful processes, systems, and procedures to enable operational efficiency, cross-functional coordination, communication, accountability, and timely decision-making. This position requires an individual who is both strategic and tactical. The COO role is an outstanding opportunity for someone with significant finance, HR, and operations experience; professional maturity; and emotional intelligence to join an innovative, mission-driven organization.
This is a hybrid position, with a minimum of two days on-site at the San Rafael office.
Strategy, Vision, and Leadership
Bachelor’s degree required, MBA/MPA or CPA desired.
Mount Tamalpais College offers competitive compensation, flexible work policies, and a collaborative work environment. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, and the full cost for employees of each plan is covered by Mount Tamalpais College. We also offer vacation, sick, and holiday pay as well as time-off at the end of the year. MTC values learning and growth and offers opportunities for professional development.
The salary range for this position is $160,000-$180,000, depending on experience.
Please submit your cover letter and resume. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applications without a cover letter and/or that do not specifically address this position will not be considered.
We seek candidates who share a commitment to Mount Tamalpais College’s mission. We especially encourage applications from candidates of diverse socio-economic backgrounds; and/or who reflect the cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity of our student body; as well as people directly impacted by incarceration. We welcome applicants who are LGBTQ and/or gender diverse.
Mount Tamalpais College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.