Director of Equity

San Mateo County Community College District

Director of Equity

San Mateo County Community College District
Posting Number: 20141519S
Department: Student Services CAÑ (DEPT)
Location: Cañada College
Position Number: 3F0124
Percentage of Full Time: 100%
FLSA: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year: 12
Salary Range:
Min Salary: $135,240 (annual)
Max Salary: $171,324 (annual)
Position Type: Administrative/Supervisory Positions

The Position:
Reporting to the Vice President of Student Services, the Director of Equity has the primary responsibility to fulfill the Canada College mission by serving our diverse communities through engagement, collaboration, partnerships, innovation, and leadership to improve the educational outcomes for historically underrepresented student populations. An important aspect of this position is working with the college community to increase awareness and appreciation of cultural, social, and ethnic diversity and also systems of oppression and racism in our communities. The Director will support the holistic needs of students from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds and provide support for the ongoing development of culturally relevant teaching and learning pedagogies. The Director serves as one of the college’s primary leaders in implementing changes that support diversity, racial equity, and social justice; assesses programmatic needs in collaboration with college constituents; serves as the Director of the College Cultural Center, and provides leadership that fosters a supportive and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, staff and administrators through programming efforts, training, mentoring, and advocacy. The Director is also actively involved in the recruitment and retention of students as related to the College’s goals for equity and antiracism.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related to, or a logical assignment to this classification.
• Develops and maintains partnerships with organizations in target service areas to increase access and support of historically underrepresented student populations
• Develops and maintains the College’s Student Equity and Budget Plan in coordination with the Office of the Vice President of Student Services and Instruction, Budget Office, and related student support programs and services
• Serves as one of the chairs for the Equity and Antiracism Planning Council (EAPC)
• Serves as the College’s primary contact regarding key success and performance indicators related to the College’s Student Equity Plan
• Provides leadership, management, and vision for the College Cultural Center, including all of its programs, events, and initiatives
• Coordinates and develops events for Cañada College staff and faculty in current trends and effective best practices in equitable and antiracist education, teaching, and learning through flex workshops, faculty and staff mentorships, division and department meetings, and individual sessions
• Works closely with the Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) staff to develop evaluative methodology, research, statistical reports, and other outcome measurements to identify disproportionate impact, assess Student Equity Plan effectiveness, and determine future goals and strategies that enhance student equity and to ensure its integration with institutional planning
• Assesses and monitors the retention and academic achievement rates of designated learning community cohorts and historically underrepresented student populations, develops new equity initiatives, and strengthens existing programs to support students’ academic progress and development of leadership skills
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Minimum Qualifications:
• Possession of a Master’s degree or above preferably in ethnic studies, education, psychology, counseling, social services, or a closely related field OR the equivalent
• One year of formal training or leadership experience in a supervisory role reasonably related to the managerial assignment
• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff
• Excellent verbal, written communication, and presentation skills

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of best practices in student success strategies and learning-related support services, specifically related to the education and knowledge of systemic racism including anti-Blackness and Asian hate
• Demonstrated experience in theories and practices on intersectional identity and systems change
• Proven successful supervisory, management, and leadership experience with a demonstrated commitment to mentoring, training, and staff development
• Demonstrated experience and engagement in applying culturally relevant emerging curriculum and retention strategies that support the learning process in the classroom and in support services
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster a collegial work environment that encourages change and innovation; and the ability to interact effectively and work productively, collegially, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in a complex and rapidly changing environment
• Excellent customer service skills and proven ability to develop and sustain productive customer relationships
• Ability to view issues from a college and campus-wide perspective, foster teamwork, and stimulate cross-functional collaboration

Open Date: 03/06/2023
First Review Date: 04/10/2023
Open Until Filled: Yes

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