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Director of Student Life and Equity

Irvine, California 92618
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Irvine Valley College


Director of Student Life and Equity

Initial Screening Date02/10/2020


Pay Range:  15- $107,832 to $151,704 (salary placement in the salary range will be based upon comparable experience and qualifications; increases are given annually thereafter up to highest step)


Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Retirement program is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).



PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu


Summary Description:

To plan, develop, organize, coordinate and direct all aspects of a comprehensive student life program of a community college, including Associated Student Government (ASG) and the Student Equity programs and services; direct the timely development, administration, implementation, promotion and evaluation of a variety of assigned programs, services, events, operations and activities; coordinate assigned activities with other college programs, support services, other departments and outside agencies; prepare and administer annual budgets for all assigned programs, including student government; ensure compliance with District policies and applicable State and federal regulations related to student development and equity; provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Vice President for Student Services or designee, and the College administrative team; and advise and guide in the development of student government budgets.


To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.


DEFINITION of Categorical Program Assigned To the Director of Student Life and Equity:

The Student Equity programs and services assigned to the Director of Student Life and Equity are specially-funded and designed to ensure equal educational opportunities and promote student success for all students, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or economic circumstances. They will focus on increasing access, course completion, ESL and basic skills completion, degrees, certificates and transfer for all students as measured by success indicators linked to the Student Success Metrics and the campus-based research identified in the most recent Student Equity Plan. The Director of Student Life and Equity is assigned to coordinate and manage the Student Equity programs and services, while working closely with the appointed Researcher and Student Equity Taskforce. The Director of Student Life and Equity and Taskforce are responsible for carrying out related initiatives, services, operations and activities to promote the Student Equity Program.



Receives administrative direction from the Vice President for Student Services or president’s designee.

Exercises functional and technical supervision over assigned full-time employees and other part-time, temporary or student workers as assigned.

Oversees the performance and activities of student leaders and provides guidance to faculty advisors.


Knowledge of:

  Appropriate safety precautions and procedures.

  Budget preparation and administration.

  California Community College Student Equity and Achievement Program guidelines and regulations.

  California Education Code, Title 5, Chancellor’s Office administrative procedures, Federal laws and regulations and other legal parameters that affect the policies and practices of the College’s Student Equity Program .

  College counseling practices and office operations.

  Computer systems and software applications related to area of assignment, including capabilities and limitations.

  Conflict resolution skills.

  Correct English usage, composition, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

  Current research and best practices in student success and equity.

  Democratic leadership principles as applied to student governance.

  Development and coordination of a Student Equity Program at a community college.

  District and College policies and procedures.

  District and community college organization, operations, policies and objectives.

  District policies and State and federal laws and regulations concerning student government and other student organizations and activities on a community college campus, including the California Brown Act Law.

  Effective oral and written communication skills, including business letter writing and report preparation,

  Evaluation and statistical methodology for preparation of statistical research and reports.

  Federal laws and regulations and other legal parameters that affect the policies and practices of student success and equity of the District.

  Financial record keeping.

  Grant proposal writing and special funding resources.

  Information management systems and software as applied to office automation, spreadsheets, and standard accounting procedures.

  Interpersonal skills including tact, patience, diplomacy and courtesy.

  Leadership, counseling and modeling skills.

  Marketing, promotion and public relations techniques.

  Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.

  Needs and interests of community college students.

  Operation of computer, peripherals and software programs, including student information systems, database management, spreadsheet, word processing and specialized software.

  Oral and written communication skills including public speaking.

  Planning and organizational skills.

  Preparation, publication and distribution of informational and promotional materials.

  Principles and practices of training, supervision and performance evaluation.

  Principles and procedures of community college student life programs and services.

  Principles of business administration, management, marketing and record keeping.

  Principles of communicating and collaborating effectively with diverse students, faculty, staff and administration.

  Program review, student learning outcomes and program evaluation process.

  Robert’s Rules of Order.


Ability to:

•  Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

•  Assist in equity-related research and evaluation.

•  Chair and participate in a variety of campus committees and work groups.

•  Collect, compile and analyze data.

•  Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and outside of the District.

•  Counsel and advise students effectively.

•  Demonstrate sensitivity to, respect for, and understanding of a diverse population and academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic and disability issues.

•  Develop, implement and evaluate the delivery of social, cultural and instructional support programs, operations, services and activities for students.

•  Develop, implement, manage, monitor and evaluate the delivery of an effective student equity program.

•  Draft, edit and submit copy related to areas of assignment for college publications.

•  Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.

•  Envision, develop, and maintain short and long term strategic Student Equity initiatives.

•  Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with a wide diversity of students, faculty, staff and community members in an atmosphere of collegial decision-making and demonstrated consensus-building skills.

•  Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.

•  Instruct student leaders in the use of parliamentary procedures and the California Brown Act.

•  Interpret, apply and explain applicable federal, State and local laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures and apply them in a variety of procedural situations.

•  Interview students to determine needs and qualifications.

•  Learn District and State of California regulations, policies and procedures related to assignment.

•  Maintain current knowledge of student life activities, events and programs.

•  Maintain the security of confidential materials.

•  Meet schedules and timelines.

•  Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer terminal.

•  Operate a vehicle, observing legal and defensive driving practices.

•  Operate applications software, including database management, spreadsheet, word processing and software related to area of assignment.

•  Operate office equipment such as computer, printer, and copier.

•  Plan, organize, coordinate and direct a comprehensive student life program for a community college.

•  Plan, organize, coordinate, execute or oversee large and small student functions and events.

•  Prepare analytical reports, proposals and other written plans for the District, Board of Trustees, Chancellor’s Office and other outside agencies.

•  Prepare and administer complex budgets for assigned program areas.

•  Prepare and present oral and written reports and recommendations.

•  Prepare effective letters, press releases and promotional materials.

•  Use automated systems to maintain records, collect data, and generate reports.

•  Provide leadership to assigned college on issues related to student equity.

•  Provide leadership, guidance and assistance to various student groups and organizations including student government.

•  Read, understand, interpret and apply technical and legal information.

•  Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.

•  Respond to requests and inquiries from the public.

•  Train, lead, direct, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.

•  Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.

•  Understand, communicate, and enforce regulations effectively.

•  Use automated systems to maintain records, collect data, and generate reports.

•  Work confidentially with discretion.

•  Work effectively with others to achieve common goals including student recruitment and retention.

•  Work independently with minimum administrative direction.


Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.



Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in human behavior, education, counseling, student personnel services, recreation or closely related field. A master’s degree is preferred.



At least three years of responsible teaching, counseling, research, student development, student services, recreation or other directly related work experience in organizing and coordinating large-scale student activities, including experience in a lead or supervisory capacity. At least three years of responsible oversight of diversity and multicultural programs. Related experience in an institution of higher education is preferred.


License or Certificate:

A valid California driver’s license.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Posted: 2020-01-17 Expires: 2020-02-16

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Irvine Valley College
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