Director, Men of Color Success and Excellence

  • Director
  • Chula Vista, CA
  • This position has been filled
  • October 16, 2023

Website Southwestern Community College District

Director, Men of Color Success and Excellence

Southwestern Community College District

Work Site: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Department: Student Engagement and Completion Programs

District Values
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.


Under administrative direction, plans, manages, and supervises Men of Color Success and Excellence (MOCSE) program activities; identifies actionable steps to increase retention, persistence, and successful completion for Men of Color (Black, Latino, Asian, and Native/Indigenous) students through holistic and comprehensive support services; serves as liaison advocate, and educator concerning the unique needs, experiences, and challenges faced by Men of Color college students; and collaborates with campus faculty, staff, administrators, and students to advance the district’s Student Equity and Achievement program goals of ensuring equitable educational opportunities for all students, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or socio-economic status. This is an Academic (Educational) Administrator classification responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the staff, operations, and activities of the Men of Color Success and Excellence program. The Director is responsible for administrative oversight of the program, including fiscal management, resource development, advising, program development and coordination of related support, and for offering strategic direction in improving academic success, retention, and completion rates for Men of Color students at SWC. The Director of MOCSE provides leadership to the campus to deliver services and activities that are sensitive to cultural differences and promote access and student success.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Plans, manages, and oversees the programs, services, operational activities, and staffing for the Men of Color Success and Excellence program.

  • Develops program goals tied to the strategic objectives of the District; directs the management and daily operations of the program, including oversight of faculty, staff, and student employees assigned to provide program support.
  • Provides guidance and leadership in all areas of the College related to improving experiences for Men of Color students at SWC, identifying the unique needs of each subgroup in the population, and recommending actions leading to increased retention and graduation outcomes.
  • Creates and maintains collaborative and productive partnerships across Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, administrative/systems services, and shared governance bodies to integrate institutional effectiveness and planning efforts to provide holistic student support.
  • Ensures culturally responsive and inclusive operations that center on minority male populations and marginalized communities; provides flexible service delivery modalities that support access and equitable student outcomes.
  • Assists the Dean of Counseling and Student Success, the Dean of Student Engagement and Completion, and other administrators and faculty with ongoing needs assessment and gap analysis related to effectiveness of academic and career counseling and advising strategy and services programming; recommends and implements modifications or adjustments of programming to achieve continuous improvement.
  • Oversees for the development of effective marketing and communication strategies, including development of social media pages, program website, and other mediums for both outreach and in reach activities; collaborates with the Director of Outreach/Dual Enrollment to establish recruitment strategies and pathways with feeder high schools and community partners.
  • Develops and maintains an effective mentorship program and co-curricular experiences that advance retention and completion of academic programs.
  • Provides training for faculty in effective teaching and learning strategies to support Men of Color students, including contextualized learning, directed learning activities, and teaching and learning strategies into the instructional setting; offers ongoing training to staff and campus leadership on current trends and practices that advance Men of Color success and excellence.
  • Collaborates with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to develop key performance indicators for establishing baseline data to monitor program effectiveness and student participation and success rates; conducts regular program evaluation for quality improvement, including the distribution of satisfaction surveys to students in the program.
  • Assumes leadership for other related projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Contemporary issues of inclusion, social justice, diversity, access, and equity as related to higher education.
  • Educational, social, and economic needs of diverse student populations, including students of color.
  • Research principles and practices related measuring and evaluating student retention and success rates of diverse populations.
  • Program development, design, and implementation specific to student retention and completion.
  • The mission and changing role of the community college in meeting the workforce needs of the community.
  • The California Education Code, and related state, federal, and local laws, regulations, and requirements as they apply to the community college.
  • Student Equity and Achievement Program and Vision for Success of California.
  • Knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies.
  • Budget preparation and management.
  • College governance structure and processes and district organization, operations, policies, and objectives.
  • Public relations and marketing principles and practices.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively interacting with students, staff, faculty, representatives of outside organizations and members of the public, including individuals of diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, physical ability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
  • Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination, including computers and software programs relevant to work performed.

Ability to:

  • Provide professional, ethical, inclusive leadership for the assigned area while demonstrating a commitment to contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Develop and implement goals, objectives, practices, and work standards for Men of Color student program based.
  • Communicate and execute a vision for student‐centered (flexible, multimodal) delivery of instruction and counseling services through oral and written mediums.
  • Participate in the preparation and administration of assigned budgets.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
  • Understand, interpret, and apply general and specific administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as applicable federal, state, and regulations.
  • Independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments.
  • Effectively use computer systems, software applications relevant to work performed, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.
  • Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Learn and adapt to changing technology and equipment used in the performance of assigned duties.

Education and Experience:

Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)
A Master’s degree in education, counseling, student services, curriculum and instruction, administration, or related field AND One (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience administering programs and services promoting academic success, retention, and completion rates for students of color; or the equivalent.

Desirable Qualifications:

Range 38, $10,597.33-$12,881.01 plus $2,090.00 annual stipend for earned Doctorate Degree. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.Â

Start Date

As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

Screening Deadline
All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2023 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Approximately). Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department.Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Additional Information:
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC College Police Department.

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