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Program Facilitator (LGBTQ) (Categorically Funded)

Cerritos College
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 30, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Program Facilitator (LGBTQ) (Categorically Funded)

Salary: $59,787.96 - $71,906.52 Annually
Job Type:
Job Number: LGBTQ-21
Closing: 9/27/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Department: LGBTQ-21
Division: Student Equity and Success


Closing Date:
This position will close on September 27, 2021 at 11:59 PM (or when 150 applications are received, whichever occurs sooner).

LGBTQ+ Program Facilitator serves as a point of contact for the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender faculty, staff and students at Cerritos College. The liaison works diligently to ensure the inclusion of the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Questioning and Allies) community at Cerritos College, which includes ensuring a safe, supportive, and educational space for students across the gender and sexuality spectrum.

College/Department Profile
Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at

Department Profile

The Division of Student Equity and Success is responsible for developing and maintaining programs that meet the needs of a very diverse student population, while encouraging excellence and innovation in education. In consultation with the Dean of Student Equity and Success, the Dreamers Resource Liaison is responsible for implementing programs and services designed to support the retention and graduation of undocumented students by addressing their unique academic, personal and professional needs in a supportive and safe environment.
Summary Plans, organizes, leads, and coordinates stand-alone grant-funded student, community-based, or adult training and programs that contribute to and encourage college attendance and retention for targeted students or groups. Programs could include: foster parent, community education, first time college attendees, and/or populations disadvantaged by socioeconomic, gender, ethnic, or other designations.

Distinguishing Career Features
The Program Facilitator is responsible for the efficient and effective performance of a freestanding, grant funded, or contract funded program that enhances the College's exposure to and retention of specific student populations such as, but not limited to, skilled trades, continuing education, foster parents, first generation college, low income, and other targeted students. Prospective incumbents must demonstrate success in working with a wide range of students of varying ability and background, including economically, socially, and culturally disadvantaged persons and those of different ethnic backgrounds. Incumbents must also demonstrate the ability to lead a function that may include oversight over services at other organizations.

Job Duties
Unique Program Duties and Responsibilities
In consultation with the Dean of Student Equity and Success, the LGBTQ+ Program Facilitator will:
  • Serve as the designated LGBTQ+ liaison for Cerritos College to assist students meeting the requirements set forth in AB 620, section 66271.2
  • Work with campus leadership, community stakeholders and allies to develop a safe and inclusive environment for anyone regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/presentation, ethnic heritage or cultural background.
  • Coordinate outreach to current and potential LGBTQ students.
  • Gather and verify reports of incidents of bullying, harassment, or intimidation based on a person's real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity
  • Work with other departments (including but not limited to Human Resources and the President/Superintendent's office) to develop and provide training to reduce incidents, and to improve the level of understanding of the needs and concerns of the LGBTQ community on campus
  • Maintain information on the campus web site, student portal, and social media regarding resources, both on and off campus, for programs and services that support LGBTQ+ students.
  • Serve as a support for students coming out to find and connect with a community of peers as well as provide resources and services that address the specific needs of LGBTQ+ students.
  • Provide a confidential place for trans individuals to use new gender pronouns.
  • Publicly affirm the college's commitment of support - and efforts to achieve equity - for LGBTQ+ students and employees.
  • Provide cultural competency workshops and facilitate identity development discussions to educate the campus community as well as address the intersectionality of identities within LGBTQ+ students.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty, staff and administrators who coordinate the Safe Zone program on campus.

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Plans, develops, and implements programs to enhance retention and academic achievement through activities such as, but not limited to, cultural enhancement, social introduction, mentoring, special workshops, and support that provides easy access to services such as individualized tutoring, assessments, and financial aid.

    • Identifies student referrals from research and contact with financial aid, other grant-funded programs, and high school recruitment staff. After initial contacts, advises students on college/campus procedures, monitors enrollment and registration, and assists with solving problems.

    • Recruits, hires, and oversees hourly staff, and/or college students serving as peer mentors. Develops and coordinates training in mentoring and tutoring techniques and college preparedness advising in areas such as study skills, career exploration, financial aid, and recommended courses.

    • Oversees and schedules events, student development activities, cultural trips, speakers, and other activities that encourage students to participate in college life.

    • Provides functional guidance to faculty assigned to student support services programs.

    • Assist or may prepare grant-funding proposals. Develops and submits program and project budgets along with grant proposals. Carries out expenditure of project funds according to fiscal guidelines.

    • Oversees and maintains records of grant fund or contract fund expenditures. Prepares periodic fiscal and statistical reports. Conducts evaluation of all program components and services. Prepares and submits project reports.

    • Researches and compiles demographic and statistical data related to program participants. Monitors outcomes for grant awards.

    • Assures compliance with all applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Oversees the maintenance of all records including a computer-aided student database. Ensures confidentiality of student information.

    • Participates in a variety of campus/college, education, and grantee committees and functions that promote student retention and achievement.

    • May maintain and update web site pages using established formats and standards.

    • Maintains currency of knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.

    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

      Knowledge and Skills
      The position requires specialized knowledge of program goals and objectives, procedures and regulations. Requires a well-developed knowledge of College administrative services, admission procedures, financial aid programs, vocational and academic transfer education programs. Requires specialized knowledge of the roll of cultural, social, and related activities in college life. Requires in-depth knowledge of community demographics including the needs of low-income and disadvantaged students, age-appropriate career development, and community resources. Requires a working knowledge of teaching, mentoring, and tutoring techniques as well as study skill development methods. Requires professional-level writing skills to prepare grants and performance reports. Requires math skills sufficient to read and analyze financial statements. Requires well-developed human relation skills to make formal presentations, facilitate group processes, and exercise sensitivity to diverse populations.

      Requires the ability to convert program goals into action plans. Requires the ability to evaluate program outcomes. Requires the ability to schedule, assign, and review the work of subordinates in a manner conducive to successful accomplishment of program goals. Must be able to select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff. Requires the ability to plan, prioritize, and assign work in order to meet yearly schedules and timelines. Requires the ability to facilitate meetings and processes involving diverse groups. Requires the ability to maintain confidentiality of private and sensitive information. Requires the ability to secure funding, secure local interagency partnerships, and accomplish goals within financial limitations. Requires the ability to maintain productive and cooperative working relationships with others.

      Physical Abilities
      Requires ordinary ambulatory skills to travel to outside offices and locations. Requires sufficient visual acuity to recognize words and numbers. Requires sufficient auditory skills to carry on conversations in person and over the phone and project voice to a large audience. Requires sufficient hand-arm-eye coordination to use a personal computer keyboard.

      Licenses and Certificates
      May require a valid driver's license.

      Working Conditions
      Work is performed indoors where health and safety considerations are minimal.

      Minimum Qualifications
      Education and Experience
      The position requires a Bachelors Degree in a behavioral science, social science, business, education, or a related area. Four years of experience in outreach program coordination. Experience in higher education, recommended but not required.

      Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience developing partnerships and cultivating collaborative working relationships with internal and external constituencies including local, state, and national organizations focused on serving LGBTQ+ students.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of college student development and pedagogical theories related to LGBTQ+ identity and overall student experience.
  • Demonstrated competencies working with LGBTQ+ students.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and address the needs, experiences, and concerns of LGBTQ+ students.
  • Experience demonstrated ability to facilitating trainings or professional development in the area of LGBTQ+.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the services and resources available to LGBTQ+ students.
  • Familiarity with state and federal policies and political climate impacting LGBTQ+ students.
  • Familiarity with grant writing and fundraising processes and procedures
  • Demonstrated skill reading, analyzing, and explaining complex and detailed documents related to LGBTQ+ students, including federal and state law regulations.

  • Supplemental Information
    Required Documents needed to apply
    Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    Cover Letter
    3 Recommendation Letters
    Copy of Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and conferral date of the degree)

    It is the applicant's responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position.
    A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The web address is
    All qualifying educational degrees/training must be from regionally accredited colleges and/or universities.

    Conditions of Employment

    This is a full-time, 12-calendar month categorically funded position. Continued employment is contingent upon funding and the provisions of the CSEA collective bargaining agreement.
    Hours of employment are:

    Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

    Initial placement of employees on Classified Salary schedule is at Step 1. After six months of successful probationary employment, employee is placed at Step 2.

    Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process.

    Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints (no fee if obtained at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.

    Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.
    May include occasional evening and weekend hours.

    ** Please note - the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas.

    To apply, visit

    The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. .

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