Project Manager, Student Equity Center

  • Other Administrative Postion
  • Santa Monica, Ca
  • October 29, 2021

Website Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College

Project Manager, Student Equity Center

Salary: $95,727.00 Annually

Deadline: 10/29/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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The Student Equity Center is a new initiative at Santa Monica College and is envisioned to be a collaborative and inclusive space consisting of four centers: Gender Equity, Racial Justice, Pride and the DREAM Resource Center. The Student Equity Center empowers students to explore, affirm, and celebrate their individual and intersectional identities and define success for themselves. Each center promotes a sense of belonging and develops student leadership to work toward social change on their campus and in their communities.

Under the direction of the Associate Dean of Student Life, the Project Manager is a two-year position that will lead and oversee the implementation of the new Student Equity Center at Santa Monica College. These efforts include building and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and intersectional environment, while supporting a sense of belonging and engagement for the success of students at Santa Monica College. The Project Manager will lead and work collaboratively with the advisory committee, and apply equity-minded practices to the centers’ development, grand opening, and implementation of programming and services.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Planning and Implementation:

Serve as Chair of the Student Equity Center Advisory Committee.

Lead and coordinate the development and implementation of programs and services within the Student Equity Center.

Serve as a resource, providing recommended courses of action and implementing proposed solutions, for students who face sensitive and complex difficulties because of being historically excluded.

Pilot planned mentoring program within the Student Equity Center.

Work to establish a student internship program to empower students to take ownership of the Centers’ programming.

Attend planning meetings with the 4 Centers.

Evaluation and Assessment:

Develop and implement a comprehensive assessment plan to ensure programs and services meet the needs of students.

Establish and assess student learning outcomes with respect to the Student Equity Center.

Compile comprehensive summaries and reports of assessment efforts and recommended courses of actions to ensure programs and services are in alignment with established aims, goals, and needs.

Collaborate with Institutional Research to create surveys/focus groups and compile statistics for use in evaluating and modifying project services, goals and future service delivery.

Engagement with campus and community partners:

Lead campus-wide efforts and work collaboratively with colleagues to identify opportunities to engage with minoritized student populations in significant ways to support their academic and co-curricular life.

Collaborate with administrators, faculty, staff, and academic departments campus-wide to improve student success and sense of belonging among minoritized students.

Serve as a liaison to students, faculty, and staff on campus and in the local community regarding matters of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.

Other duties:

• Work closely with the Associate Dean of Student Life to develop and implement program budgets, strategic planning, and assessment.

• Oversee the hiring, training and supervision for student workers, peer navigators, social work interns, and other staff.

• Prepare and deliver timely oral and written reports, recommendations and presentations to committees, administration, the Board of Trustees, and external constituencies as needed.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicant must meet the minimum qualifications of a faculty discipline at the college.  To review the minimum qualifications for faculty disciplines, refer to Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges, which can be found on the California Chancellor’s Office website at

• Possess a Master’s degree from an accredited institution and academic leadership experience or equivalent.

• One (1) year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment.

• Must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse socio-economic, academic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and/or learning disabilities as these factors relate to differences in learning styles.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Counseling, Higher Education Administration, or related field strongly preferred.

• Previous project management experience.

• Two (2) – Three (3) years’ experience in, and knowledge about diversity, equity, inclusion and identity development and the intersections of various aspects of diversity (i.e., race and class, race and sexual orientation, undocumented status and gender).

• Knowledge and experience working in educational equity programs with students whose needs are specific to first-generation, low-income, bilingual, bi-cultural, historically marginalized student populations, formerly incarcerated students, gender, and/or students with different value systems.

• Demonstrate an equity-minded understanding of the needs and challenges of low-income, racially minoritized students, undocumented students, LGBTQ+ identities, gender equity and/or first-generation college students.

• Experience within a community college environment.

The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity.

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