Student Equity Program Manager, Categorical

Mission Viejo, California
$74,352 to $104,616
May 04, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Student Equity Program Manager, Categorical


Saddleback College


Initial Screening Date    05/22/2017


Pay Range: 09 - at $74,352 to $104,616 (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. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).


In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at


Summary Description:    

To plan, develop, organize, coordinate, implement, manage, oversee, review, report and evaluate the services, operations and activities of a college-wide Student Equity Program related to the academic, support services, and social needs of students from culturally and socially diverse backgrounds; ensure the timely development, implementation and promotion of programs, services, events, operations and activities; and coordinate assigned activities with other college programs, support services, other departments and outside agencies.


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.



The Student Equity Program is a categorically-funded program. It is designed to ensure equal educational opportunities and promote student success for all students, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or economic circumstances. It 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 Scorecard and the campus-based research identified in the most recent Student Equity Plan. The Student Equity Program Manager will coordinate and manage the Student Equity Program, including related initiatives, services, operations and activities. The position will be eliminated when funding for the position is exhausted.



Minimum Qualifications:    

Knowledge of:

Applicable District policies and local, State and federal laws, codes and regulations.

• Appropriate safety precautions and procedures.

• Budget preparation and administration.

• California Community College Student Success Act, Student Equity, and Student Success and Support 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.

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

• Current research and best practices in student success and equity.

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

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

• Effective oral and written communication skills, including correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

• 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. 

• 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.

• Marketing, promotion and public relations techniques.

• Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.

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

• Oral and written communication skills to include 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 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.


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.

• Collect, compile and analyze data.

• Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of administrators, faculty, staff, students and others outside the District. 

• Coordinate, supervise and use automated systems to maintain records, collect data, and generate reports.

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

• Develop, implement, manage, monitor and evaluate the delivery of an effective Student Equity Program.

• Draft, edit and submit copy for college publications on the Student Equity Program services.

• 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.

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

• Lead, manage and train staff, as assigned, in order to accomplish the established goals of the department.

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

• Maintain current knowledge of assigned community college student services program.

• 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 evaluate complex program and projects.

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

• Prepare and administer budgets for assigned program areas.

• Prepare and present oral and written reports and recommendations.

• Prepare effective letters, press releases and promotional materials.

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

• Read, understand, interpret and apply technical 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.

• Successfully represent the District by communicating both verbally and in writing to large groups of students, faculty and 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.

• Work confidentially with discretion.

• 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.



Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a discipline related to the assignment (i.e. Marketing and Public Relations, Social Sciences, Liberal Studies, Psychology, Sociology or Business Administration).



At least two years of increasingly responsible experience working in a community college student services program involving student services delivery and accessibility, including at least one year of lead or supervisory experience.


License or Certificate:

Must possess a valid unrestricted California Driver’s License; the use of a personal vehicle for local travel in performance of job duties will be required on an occasional basis.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at 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

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