Director, Student Equity and Success

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 26, 2021
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Employment Type
Full Time

Director, Student Equity and Success

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: 2015114P

Location: North Orange Continuing Education - Anaheim Campus

Department: NOCE-AC Counseling

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 12 Months Per Year

Work Schedule: Depending on start date, position may require that you work remotely Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (However, some flexibility such as evenings and weekends will be required to meet the needs of the department.)

Job Description:
Plan, organize, and manage the operations and activities of the college student equity and achievement services. This may include oversight of college programs and services for disproportionately impacted student communities.

Oversee the college-wide efforts for the development, interpretation and implementation of multiple Student Success Mandates, including policies and procedures related to Student Success and Support Programs (SSSP), Student Equity, and Guided Pathways. Also oversee the development, coordination, and monitoring of program budget development of the college's Integrated Student Success Program Plans.

Provide leadership and vision for the campus Student Equity and Success and Support Programs, such as Guided Pathways, and other related student success initiatives, projects, programs, or services, including resource development and personnel management, in accordance with laws, regulations, District policy and collective bargaining agreements.

Engage with District and college personnel to coordinate student success initiatives for the college. Key responsibilities include assisting with the development and implementation of innovative student services delivery approaches, ensuring accountability and accuracy for reports related to Student Success and Support, Student Equity, and Guided Pathways, input to and collaboration with the Director of Institutional Research regarding student success attributes in management information systems, student learning outcomes and related data analysis.

Collaborate closely with student/academic support programs, including the Promise Program, Dual Enrollment, Program Mapper, and other pathway programs in the effective delivery of student success and support services to ensure that the college fulfills its responsibility in Student Success mandates and maximizes potential funding available from the State.

Work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and managers to establish and implement a vision for the college's equity plan, as well as ensuring that all Guided Pathways work is aligned and focused through an equity-minded perspective and vision.

Develop and prepare the annual preliminary budgets for assigned programs, including Integrated Planning and Guided Pathways, monitor and control budget expenditures; direct the preparation and maintenance of detailed and comprehensive reports, records, and files regarding programs, operations, and activities.

Administer and direct various phases and operations of the onboarding process; evaluate the effectiveness of all onboarding processes to improve or facilitate procedures.

Create and facilitate outreach activities and serve as a liaison with community agencies, high schools, universities, and industry to promote program enrollment and effectiveness.

Develop and prepare publications relating to Student Equity and Success, Guided Pathways, and other assigned student development services.

Maintain communication with District and college administrators, faculty members and classified staff to resolve conflicts and issues, exchange information and coordinate program activities.

Train, supervise, evaluate and direct the work of personnel as assigned; participate in selection and hiring processes.

Plan, organize, and arrange appropriate staff development programs and activities for faculty and staff; provide orientation for new employees.

Organize, attend, or chair a variety of administrative and staff meetings as required; serve on committees and special projects as assigned; coordinate programs and services as appropriate with other District and college personnel.

Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to assigned programs; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Sensitivity to and understanding of the disabilities and diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of students.

Provide leadership in District/College efforts to increase the diversity of faculty and staff, to address student achievement gaps, and in the creation of a welcoming and inclusive work and educational environment.

Assist and promote the growth and success of a diverse population of students and employees through the development of interculturally competent and equity-minded management and leadership abilities. The ideal candidate should have experience in this area with African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students and employees.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Primary Purpose:
Under the direction of a College Vice President or designated Dean, the Director of Student Equity and Success oversees college programs and services to advance college equity initiatives, diversity objectives, and successful goal completion for targeted student populations.

Working Relationships:
The Director, Student Equity and Success maintains frequent contact with District and college administration, faculty, staff, and external agencies and institutions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of District organization, operations, policies and objectives

Knowledge of a shared governance model in an educational setting

Knowledge of California education code and requirements, including Title 5

Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations, collective bargaining agreements, and grievance processes

Knowledge of research project policies, procedures and practices, including data collection and analysis

Knowledge of educational pedagogy and student success strategies applicable for the diverse community college student body

Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary

Knowledge of record keeping procedures

Knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance

Knowledge of appropriate software and databases

Ability to interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures

Ability to administer complex budgets in a cost effective manner

Ability to assess, analyze, implement and evaluate research project activities

Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

Ability to meet schedules and time lines

Ability to work independently with little direction

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions

Ability to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing with internal and external diverse constituencies

Ability to supervise, train and provide work direction to others

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Special Requirements:
Notice to the applicant: 1st level interviews are scheduled for June 1st and June 2nd. Finalist interviews are scheduled for June 7th.

The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration. All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be from accredited post-secondary institutions. If selected as a finalist and/or given an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a transcript (may be unofficial). Human Resources will contact the finalist to obtain this required documentation at that phase of the recruitment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and at least one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience related to the assignment.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how their experience with these factors relates to successfully achieving the goals of the position.

Desirable Qualifications:
Master’s degree in counseling, education, psychology or related field.

Management experience in postsecondary education.

Experience with counseling/matriculation educational program development and administration.

Teaching and/or counseling experience, preferably at the community college level.

Experience in shared governance in an educational setting.

High level of critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills.

High professional standards and strong interpersonal skills.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Prior experience in approaching work and interactions with colleagues and students in an equity minded manner. Ability to provide an inclusive and welcoming work/educational environment.

Demonstrated experience leading, developing, and/or implementing diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts for students and/or employees.

Working Conditions:
Office environment; subject to constant interruptions and frequent interaction with others; sitting for long periods at a time (up to 2-3 hours); may require off-site duties and activities.

Salary Range: $112,232 - $142,009 Annually

Number of Vacancies:

Posting Number: 2015114P

Open Date: 03/26/2021

Close Date: 5/7/2021

Special Instructions Summary: Special COVID 19 Notice: In-person interviews are suspended at this time and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at North Orange County Community College District.

Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3) and will be requested at the finalist and/or offer of employment phase of the hiring process.

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists.

Minimum Qualifications - Experience: One year of experience is equivalent to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week (full time). Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for the sole purpose of meeting the experience minimum qualification (example: Twelve (12) months of part time work experience is equivalent to six (6) months full time).

Minimum Qualifications - Education: 24 units are equal to one year of education. As applicable, education must be from a regionally accredited institution and verifiable on a legible unofficial transcript.

NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit to view the administrative procedures - AP 7120-10.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

If you would like to add additional transcripts not required by the position, you may upload them to the “Additional Transcripts” link when completing your application.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

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