Student Equity Engagement Specialist

Sep 29, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Student Equity Engagement Specialist


$5,406.00 - $7,605.00 Monthly

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Job Type
Classified Contract

Special Populations & Equity Program

Job Number

10/13/2017 11:59 PM Pacific

Position Description

Under direction, create and facilitate culturally responsive programming and services and directly advise students with the overall goal to broaden pathways for access and success to our diverse student population; responsible for designing, coordinating, and supervising a set of support services and activities; provide intensive motivational and case management approaches to impact satisfactory academic performance and engagement with the college community; work with students, faculty, and staff to offer resources and interventions that enhance academic success.


• Analyze retention and attrition data to identify trends and potential solutions;
• Work with counselors and other student/outreach services staff and faculty to develop, coordinate, and facilitate events, workshops, and presentations to promote student success;
• Collaborate with campus staff, counselors, and other faculty members to identify interdisciplinary approaches to address individual student issues relating to academic performance;
• Provide advising services with a focus on course completion, degree and certificate completion, career readiness, transfer preparedness, and goal-setting;
• Assist and refer students for academic skills assistance, including tutoring, counseling, and/or career guidance; assist students to connect with campus support services such as counseling, financial aid, and targeted student resources;
• Assist with coordinating and conducting small and large group regular meetings with specific disproportionately impacted and traditionally underserved student groups , such as, but not limited to, students of color, Dreamers, Veterans, and students that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LBGTQ);
• Provide direction to students for navigating academic and non-academic resources on campus, online, and in the community, including but not limited to, co-curricular activities, student government, athletics, and peer-to-peer relationships;
• Prepare communications for campus community to promote student success programs, events activities, and initiatives;
• Maintain documentation and individual student records of program participants (under FERPA laws), compile data and generate reports for the Director on an ongoing basis;
• Assist with and coordinate special projects that contribute to the college's retention and other institutional goals;
• Participate in state and regional professional conferences and meetings to maintain knowledge of student retention and engagement best practices;
• Perform other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree;
• One (1) year of experience with caseload management, preferably in an educational setting and/or with high-risk clientele;
• Knowledge of:

1. Student advising, retention strategies, and data-driven methods to identify students who may be at risk of not continuing their education;
2. Transfer and occupational programs offered through higher education;
3. Basic knowledge of admissions and enrollment policies and procedures, graduation, and certificate requirements;
4. Language and writing skills to prepare reports and correspondence;
5. Experience working in a professional setting with demonstrated ability to manage a high volume of tasks simultaneously;

• Ability to:

1. Conduct research, identify, organize, and analyze data;
2. Communicate in a professional manner, in both formal and informal settings, with students, faculty, and staff;
3. Create a team-oriented approach with ability to maintain effective and positive working relationships, communications, and professionalism with students, faculty, colleagues, administrators, and other stakeholders;
4. Promote acceptance, understanding, and advocacy for the issues and needs of the disproportionately impacted groups;

• Clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications
• Experience in a community college;
• Demonstrated experience implementing equity and access for disproportionately impacted and underserved groups;
• Knowledge of student developmental theories and how to apply these theories in an academic environment;
• Demonstrated experience in project management for higher education programs serving diverse students preferred.

Additional Information

Working hours: Monday through Friday; 7:30am - 4:30pm.

Chaffey College recently implemented an online electronic application system. Our new application can be accessed at The application must be completely filled out in detail and clearly show that you meet the qualifications as set forth in the announcement, and you must upload the following documents:

Please do not include any additional documents; only the documents that are indicated below. If you upload documents that are not required, your application may be disqualified. Please do not submit letters of recommendation or documents that contain your photograph.

• Cover Letter
• Resume
• Copy of college level transcripts
(photocopies or computer printouts are acceptable. Copies of diplomas/degrees are NOT acceptable in lieu of transcripts.)

This is a full-time, 12-month, classified bargaining unit position. Start date: as soon as possible. Range 33 of the CSEA Salary Schedule with starting salary of Step A, $5,406/month; progresses over time to $7,605/month.

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