Director, Student Development and Engagement

North Orange County Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 23, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Employment Type
Full Time

Director, Student Development and Engagement

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: 2015131P

Location: Fullerton College

Department: FC Counseling & Student Development

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 12 Months Per Year

Work Schedule: Remote work transitioning to in person November, 2021. Number of days may vary by position. 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:
Provide leadership and administration for the Cadena Cultural Center, including staff supervision, budget management, and the assessment, development and implementation of co-curricular programs and services designed to advance student success.

Provide leadership and administration for intersectionality programming, including but not limited to the Grads To Be Center, LGBTQIA+ Center, Umoja, and targeted support services that foster engagement for affinity student communities.

Collaborate with a wide variety of administrative and academic departments across the college community and district to promote programs which complement the students' academic experience and engagement in high impact practices.

Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with faculty and campus departments as well as faculty and staff associations to ensure culturally intelligent programming.

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

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

Ensure the design, coordination, continuity, and support of cultural intelligence efforts, such as student forums, event programming, cultural recognition celebrations, heritage month events, and diversity education workshops.

Design and implement the communication, marketing, and promotional efforts that highlight all major program areas and student success outcomes.

Responsible for program evaluation and effectiveness in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

Direct outreach in reach activities for programs and services in the Cadena Cultural Center in collaboration with Educational Partnerships. Serve as a liaison with community agencies, high schools, universities, and industry to promote program enrollment and effectiveness.

Organize, attend, or chair a variety of meetings as required; serve on committees and special projects as assigned; coordinate program operations and activities with other campus programs and services, as appropriate; attend regional and statewide meetings and conferences.

Learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Demonstrate 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.

In addition to the essential functions, the Director, Student Development and Engagement may participate in the development and administration of supplemental grants related to assigned programs.

Primary Purpose:
Under the direction of a college Vice President or designee, this position is responsible for performing a variety of administrative and supervisory duties related to the planning, development, organization, assessment, and direction of all aspects of the Cadena Cultural Center to advance student engagement and success.

Working Relationships:
The Director, Student Development and Engagement maintains frequent contact with students, representatives and service providers from the community and governmental agencies, and with various District and college staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of a shared governance model
Knowledge of District organization, operations, policies and objectives
Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations applicable to Basic Skills programs
Knowledge of California education code and requirements, including Title 5
Knowledge of effective diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in higher education
Knowledge of techniques for student engagement and success
Knowledge of research project policies, procedures and practices, including data collection and analysis
Knowledge of principles and practices of training and supervision
Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary
Knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance
Knowledge of current trends, technologies and initiatives related to student success
Ability to interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures
Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work
Ability to meet schedules and timelines
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
Ability to supervise, train and provide work direction to others
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Special Requirements:
This position requires a valid driver’s license. Incumbent may be required to travel off site for business reasons. All employees driving personal, leased, or district-owned vehicles for District related activities must certify possession of a valid Driver’s License. Employees must certify that personal vehicles are covered by automobile insurance as required by California law. (Administrative Procedure 7400, Section 4.0) If selected as a finalist and/or given an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide your valid Driver’s License information. Human Resources will contact the finalist to obtain this required documentation at that phase of the recruitment.

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:
Possession of a 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:
Prior experience in approaching work and interactions with colleagues and/or students in an equity-minded manner. Ability to provide an inclusive and welcoming work/educational environment.

Demonstrated experience collaborating with diverse faculty, staff, students, and community leaders in programs and initiatives that are specifically designed to assist underrepresented groups such as Black, Indigenous, people of color and other historically marginalized students achieve their educational goals.

Completion of training, professional development and/or education in areas such as LGBTQIA2S+ student support services, undocumented student support services, trauma informed practices, conflict resolution, or other areas of student equity and development.

Knowledge of current trends in student skill development, identity development, student basic needs, academic support and resources, and student communication and retention techniques.

Administrative or leadership experience demonstrating adaptability and flexibility in a changing environment and the use of critical thinking, problem solving, and strategic planning skills.

Demonstrated experience advocating for staffing and/or funding needs.

Working Conditions:
Office environment; subject to constant interruptions and frequent interaction with others; operation of a computer keyboard; travel to various locations; sitting or standing for extended periods of time (up to 3-4 hours); read a variety of printed materials and information on a computer screen for extended periods of time; ,repetitive use of upper extremities, fine finger manipulations, including hand coordination ability to lift, carry, push, pull, and/or move objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds.

Salary Range: $98,364 - $124,461 Annually

Number of Vacancies:

Posting Number: 2015131P

Open Date: 09/21/2021

Close Date: 11/2/2021

Special Instructions Summary: Special COVID 19 Notice: Interviews may be held in person (following all necessary precautions) or in a virtual format. Employees must reside in California while employed with NOCCCD, even during remote work. Thank you for your continued interest in working at North Orange County Community College District.

The North Orange County Community College District is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities it serves. The Board of Trustees voted to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees and those students enrolled in on-campus classes with allowances for religious or medical exemptions as defined by law. The due date for employees and students to be fully vaccinated is November 1, 2021. More information can be found on our District website by visiting .

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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