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2018 Graduation

May 5th, 2018
72 days to go.

Job Announcement: Faculty Affairs Administrator for Stanford’s School of Engineering

Looking for a local job?  Stanford University is hiring a Faculty Affairs Administrator.  We have more Stanford employees as students lately, which is great.  And Stanford offers many of its employees tuition assistance, which helps, too!


Women’s March Video Star

Check out this video, especially the first speaker.  You’ll see our very own Marilyn Randolph, a Human Services student from our Mission campus, who is also an author and motivational speaker.  Go, Marilyn!

City of Tracy Job Opportunities


The City of Tracy has a variety of job opportunities available; spread the word if you know anyone who may be interested!  Here’s the link to their job page.  Bookmark it if you don’t see what you want right now but are interested in future opportunities!

Job Opportunities San Mateo County

Pacific Foundation Services, LLC

Senior Grants Manager

Pacific Foundation Services, LLC (PFS) is a professional services firm that manages 30 separate and independent family foundations. We provide whatever a foundation needs to operate optimally, including strategic advice, board support, grantmaking programs, compliance, financial management and a physical home. With a current staff of 30, we value competence and camaraderie and work together to make the most of our collective experience. We thrive on collaboration and share our talents to provide top-level service to our clients.

We are looking for a highly skilled administrative professional to join the team with executive and program staff. This position will focus on Sunlight Giving, a family foundation that supports local and national organizations that provide basic services to low-income families with children ages 0-5, and several related philanthropic entities. As the lead for all grants management, the Senior Grants Manager is responsible for initiating, designing, implementing and monitoring workflow processes and procedures for grantmaking, including the application, review, meeting and award activities for the entities. The Senior Grants Manager provides supervision and training to new grants managers and supervises interns in the grants management area. The Senior Grants Manager works closely with grantees, Board members, program officers, and outside vendors to ensure the smooth operation of each entity. The position is full-time (37.5 hours per week), exempt, and reports to the Vice President of Administration.

Click here for full job description and instructions to apply.

SecondHarvestFoodBankSecond Harvest Food Bank
Food Connection Specialist

Based in Silicon Valley,
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is one of the largest food banks in the nation. Currently providing food to more than one quarter of a million people every month, Second Harvest is a trusted community-based organization that was founded in 1974. Despite the immense wealth in Silicon Valley, and partly due to the high cost of living, hunger and malnutrition are pervasive. The Food Bank distributes nutritious food, including more fresh produce than any other food bank in the country, through a network of nearly 320 nonprofit partners at more than 850 sites. Second Harvest is pursuing innovative efforts to increase access to food resources as it seeks to feed an additional 100,000 hungry people each month. To reach more people, it advocates for anti-hunger policies and connects those in need to federal nutrition programs and other food resources.

As a Food Connection Specialist, you will help end hunger in our communities by connecting neighbors in need to food resources, specifically in San Mateo County. The position conducts outreach activities, including public speaking, 1:1 outreach in high-traffic community settings (such as medical clinics, WIC offices and food bank distributions), special event outreach, and materials distribution. The Specialist conducts prescreening and application assistance at off-site locations and over the phone and is responsible for continually increasing knowledge about food program and CalFresh eligibility, policy and application requirements.

Click here for full job description and instructions to apply.

SanMateoCountySan Mateo County 
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer Commission

The Commission’s mission is to help cultivate San Mateo County as a welcoming and safe environment where its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community members can thrive.
The Commission consists of eleven voting members appointed by the Board of Supervisors and currently there are three vacancies to fill. Commissioners meet approximately 10 times a year and are developing work plan for 2018. They provide recommendations to the Board of Supervisors at least once a year.

The ideal candidate will possess several of the following attributes:

  • Have an abiding interest in furthering the equality and well-being of LGBTQ individuals
  • Demonstrate knowledge of LGBTQ issues affecting under-represented communities including youth, communities of color, non-English speakers, older LGBTQ adults, immigrants, physically and mentally disabled individuals and economically disadvantaged LGBTQ residents of San Mateo County
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively provide outreach to underserved and at-risk
  • LGBTQ populations with the goal of achieving equality in San Mateo County

Click here for full job description and instructions to apply.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLKThe Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Belmont is offering a program of writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., read by community members, including NDNU President Judith Maxwell Greig. 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., 1300 5th Ave, Belmont – not far from the Safeway that is off El Camino Real.

Hope to see you there!

Welcome to Spring Classes!

WelcomeHappy 2018!  Classes begin on Monday, January 8 and we are looking forward to seeing you.

Have you checked your syllabus and completed your first night’s assignment?  Find them posted at this link here:

Do you know where you class will be held?  Here’s the schedule:


Senior Seminar, Madden, Cuvilly 22

Linguistics, Larragoiti, SM 202


Legal Environment of Business, Ladine, Cuvilly 22

Corporate Finance, Hua, Online

Tuesday at Canada

Religions of the World, Lipowitz:  Building 5, Room 223

Tuesday at Tracy

Communication Skills, Reynoso, Tracy Transit Center


African Cinema, LaRoche Davis, SM208

International Business, Gohar, Cuvilly 23

Counseling and Psychotherapy, Nyland, Cuvilly 9

Wednesday at Mission

Senior Seminar, Madden, MT5

Professional Writing, Bedford-Carter, MT21


Managing EAPs, Barsi, Cuvilly 6

Communication Skills, Arbore, Cuvilly 7


January 20:  Community Leadership Practicum, Santamaria, Cuvilly 9

Management Principles and Org. Behavior, Davis-Wick, Cuvilly 7



Drop-In Advising TODAY

AdvisingStill not quite registered for Spring classes?  Let us help!  Today is a drop-in advising day.  Judy King will help with in-person, email, or phone advising, just come on by, shoot us an email, or give us a call:

Location:  Tabard Inn, Belmont campus

Email: or

Phone:  (650) 508-3622