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Director, Campus Bookstore
Campus De Anza College
Posting # 19-060
Close/Initial Review Date 2/19/20
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Full Salary Range:  $92,082.91- $129,569.91 annually*

*Actual placement is based on applicant’s verified education and experience (Customary Hiring Range:  $92,082.91 - $101,521.41 annually). In addition, candidates with verified educational units beyond the minimum qualification may qualify for additional pay, up to $564 per contract month.

Initial Review Date: 02/19/2020**

**Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request. 

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the management position above.

Foothill – De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill–De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

De Anza College Mission Statement:

De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college’s Institutional Core Competencies:

  • Communication and expression  
  • Information literacy  
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility 
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking             


Reporting to an assigned administrator, the Director is responsible for the daily operations of the bookstore and printing services in accordance with established goals (institutional, financial, operational).


Maintains administrative responsibility for the management and operation of the Campus Bookstore and Printing Services.  Responsible for guiding all store activities including product and services development, effective procurement of text books and related materials, financial performance, budget development, marketing, merchandising, personnel and general operations.  Supports the advancement of the college through the development and provision of services that are reflective of the college's academic mission and spirit.  Interacts and coordinates with accounting staff and other district staff.  Directs all Printing Services employees and activities, to ensure timely delivery of the highest quality and lowest cost printing to the Foothill- De Anza Community College District.


The following duties and responsibilities are typical but not limited to the following:

  1. Oversee and manage the daily operations of the Bookstore and Printing Services.
  2. Collaborate with staff to establish goals, policies, and procedures for the Bookstore and Print Services, including policies related to procurements, loss prevention, shipping and receiving, customer service, and general store operations.
  3. Manage website and online sales for Bookstore & Printing Services.
  4. Ensure Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code) governs the reproduction of all materials. 
  5. Collaboratively develop analysis and recommendations as to services, equipment, product mix, selection and sources.
  6. Establish advertising, promotions, and marketing campaigns for the Bookstore and Printing Services.
  7. Develop and monitor the annual store budget and expenditures.  Oversee year-end physical inventory and related audit activities.
  8. Authorize payments and purchases.
  9. Receive and respond to customer inquiries and concerns as well as resolve customer disputes.
  10. Prepare, analyze, and generate reports related to ordering, sales, income, and expenditure data.
  11. Participate in long-range planning activities for the Bookstore and Printing Services.
  12. Participate in the selection, training, motivation and evaluation of staff; participate in monitoring employee performance objectives; prepare employee performance reviews; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
  13. Encourage and facilitate open communication among peers, staff and students.
  14. Support, implement, and promote compliance with the District Diversity Equity Opportunity Plan in all aspects of employment and education; encourage cultural and ethnic diversity in staffing and bookstore programing.
  15. Assist the college in meeting its competency in Global Citizenship and Sustainability by working with students and staff in ways that develop their civic capacity to build a more sustainable and socially just world.
  16. Responsible for the District's Injury and Illness Prevention Program and the Districts safety and related policies.
  17. Perform other related duties as assigned.



  1. General bookstore operations, accounting systems, and ordering procedures; related bookstore products, services, and pricing.
  2. Inventory management concepts.
  3. Database concepts.
  4. Training/supervision of employees.
  5. Statistical and sales report preparation methods.
  6. Principles and practices of inventory control
  7. Principles and practices of supervision.
  8. Advertising and marketing.
  9. Accounting procedures.
  10. Principles of long range planning.
  11. Customer service methods and practices,
  12. Retail bookstore point-of-sales and accounting systems.
  13. Cash handling, reconciliation, and reports.
  14. Educational technology related to campus environment e.g. mobile devices, personal computers, tablets, software etc.

Skills and Abilities:

  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Work with students and staff in ways that develop their civic capacity and understanding of environment sustainability and social justice.
  3. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  4. Strong interpersonal skills.
  5. Leadership/organizational/time management.
  6. Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate staff.


  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Associate's degree in a related field; experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
  3. Five (5) years of full-time retail management experience which includes two (2) years of full time retail management in a bookstore/college bookstore with direct or functional supervision of other staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree.

License and Certifications:

  1. Possession of a valid California Drivers License



  1. Typical office environment.

Physical Abilities:

  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone and make presentations.
  2. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  3. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  4. Sitting for extending periods of time.
  5. Bending at the waist.
  6. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.


  1. A District on-line application on *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. 
  2. A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position. 
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application.  Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted.  For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date. 

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission.  We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date.  You may also visit our “Applicant Information” to assist with technical difficulties at:


Position: Full-Time, Contract, 12-months per year

Starting date:  As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Annual salary plus benefits; excellent benefits package which includes coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews.  All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.


For more information about our application process contact:


Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

(650) 949-6217






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