Under the direction of the Vice President of Student Services or assigned dean, the Director of Black and Males of Color Success is responsible for offering strategic direction in improving academic success, retention, and graduation rates of Black and Males of Color students. The Director has administrative oversight of the program, including fiscal management, resource development, advising, and coordinating related support. In addition, the Director of Black and Males of Color Success will provide leadership to the campus to deliver services and activities that are sensitive to cultural differences and promote access and student success.
The Director of Black and Males of Color Success will develop plans, budgets and initiatives related to increasing the retention, persistence and successful completion of Black students and Males of Color students through comprehensive support services (i.e., academic and student support, advocacy, guidance, and community building). The director serves as a liaison, advocate, and educator concerning the unique needs, experiences and challenges faced by Black and Males of Color college students. The director will collaborate with campus faculty, staff, administrators and students to advance the District's Student Equity and Achievement goals of ensuring equitable educational opportunities for all students, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or economic circumstances.
The duties of the Director, Black and Males of Color Success may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Provide guidance and leadership to all areas of the College as it relates to improving experiences of Black students and Males of Color students, leading to increased retention and graduation outcomes.
Develop, recommend, and implement academic support services to enhance student retention and success, for Black and Males of Color students.
Give presentations on Black and Males of Color student performance/outcomes to a variety of audiences (e.g., students, faculty/staff, trustees, external partners, etc.).
Provide training on Black and Males of Color student-related topics to the appropriate audiences (e.g.,faculty, advisers, etc.).
Collaborate with the Director of Student Basic Needs and Success to assess the College's capacity to support Black and Males of Color student achievement as it pertains to: underrepresented student performance (data trends); academic and support services (historical to current); policies and practices; and its organizational infrastructure.
Coordinate research efforts in developing the College's Black and Males of Color Success mission and strategic plan.
Create annual reports on the strategic plan, including recommendations for improving outcomes based on results from previous years.
Identify future goals and strategies to enhance student equity and achievement for Black and Males of Color students and integrate with other institutional planning.
Build a partnership with the College's Office of Institutional Effectiveness to identify key performance indicators for establishing baseline data in order to monitor performance annually as initiatives are implemented for continuous improvement.
Assist the Dean of Counseling and Guided Pathways to develop programs and services that counsel and foster success for students to ensure they understand the academic policies associated with academic performance.
Use multiple channels of communication to connect with students who received "Early Alerts."
Monitor and intervene in the academic progress of students using CRM Advise.
Work collaboratively with specific College departments to facilitate Black and Males of Color student programming and support. Collaborations may include and not limited to: facilitating student tutoring and college success workshops; programs, services, and activities that are accessible to students with disabilities; assist and coordinate new student orientation programs; support faculty in developing and implementing programs to help students navigate the transfer process to four-year schools; develop and implement equity focused events on campus that engage the College community and address Black and Males of Color students.
Establish mentoring programs and cocurricular experiences and activities to promote excellence.
Work with faculty to develop new academic programs and strengthen existing programs to respond to the needs of students.
Assist the Vice President of Student Services in developing college-community and college-school district partnerships in relation to Black and Males of Color student needs. Develop and maintain appropriate web-based services to enhance access and student success.
Prepare a complete and thorough budget within established budget timelines. Manage financial affairs effectively, ethically, and innovatively within the constraints of approved budget. Provide annual financial reports and updates as required.
Identify and write grant proposals in support of student success programs and other resources for the Compton Community College District to help meet the needs of diverse students. Continually review and apply for external funding, such as grants.
Serve on Institutional Standing Committees and other committees as assigned within and outside the District.
Administer special projects that support student access, retention, and completion goals of the District.
Complete assigned Program Reviews and Service Area Outcomes for assigned programs.
Certify payroll for assigned personnel.
Select, supervise and evaluate assigned staff.
Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master's degree from an accredited institution; AND
One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment; AND
Sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of college students, and of individuals with disabilities.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
SALARY RANGE: $99,304 - $126,733 (depending upon education and experience)
The College provides a diversified insured benefit program for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Dependent medical, dental and vision insurance is available, toward which the College and the employee may contribute.
Paid sick leave is granted equal to one day for each month of service. Sick leave may be accumulated indefinitely. Rather than State Disability Insurance, limited sick-leave benefits are available for days beyond the earned sick-leave days. Long-term disability income-protection insurance is also available.
Full-time employees contribute a percentage of their regular salary to either the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS) or to the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) and Social Security.
Travel within and outside of the District in performing responsibilities and functions.
Work under tight deadlines.
Hear and speak to exchange information.
Use hand, wrist and finger dexterity to operate a variety of office equipment.
Lift up to 25 pounds.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), transcripts, fingerprint results, and tuberculosis examination as required. Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide verification of work authorization in the form of a passport, valid driver's license, or other equivalent identification, and Social Security card.
To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit:
Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications
Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments
Request for Equivalency form (if applicable)
Pertinent transcripts as stated in the required qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.)
Multiple- page transcripts must be loaded as ONE PDF document.
Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript-evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf.
Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position for which you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.
Closing Date: August 2, 2021
To be included in the initial screening, application materials must be received no later than 3 p.m. on the closing date.
Only individuals identified for FINAL interviews are eligible to have their expenses paid. Reimbursement will be limited to economy airfare (to and from point of origin) and for meals and lodging. The maximum allocated for meals, lodging and transportation is $600. Candidate must complete a Travel Request and Reimbursement Form and submit it together with all supporting documentation to the Human Resources Department.
FOR FURTHER INQUIRIES AND APPLICATION MATERIAL SUBMISSION, CONTACT:
The Compton Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law.
Internal Number: A2021-013
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