Director, Student Equity and Success (Categorically Funded) Fresno City College

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Posting NumberAA2018-0643TitleDirector, Student Equity and Success (Categorically Funded) Fresno City CollegeCampus LocationFresno City CollegeStart Date01/13/2020Essential Functions of Position

Under the direction of the Vice President of Educational Services and Institutional Effectiveness (VPESIE), the Director of Student Equity and Achievement provides leadership and direction for college-wide student equity and success planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. The Director of Student Equity and Achievement (SEA) will serve as the liaison and lead the coordination with other college departments, faculty, and administration in the effective delivery of student success and support initiatives campus wide. The Director of SEA will collaboratively work with all constituent groups across the campus to implement strategies, services and initiatives to address the disproportionality in instructional and student services, especially for under-served students. The director will:

  • Collaborate with President’s Executive Council, faculty, and classified professionals to provide leadership for diversity, student equity and inclusion efforts at Fresno City College (FCC) in identifying gaps in services and develop appropriate strategies to address the gaps;
  • Work closely with instructional deans and faculty to identify opportunities to infuse an equity lens in program planning, faculty hiring, faculty orientations, and professional development;
  • Supervise the development and maintenance of the budget and the schedule of sections offered in the library;
  • Oversee cross-functional strategic efforts ensuring alignment with student equity and success driving toward student growth and achievement;
  • Co-Chair the FCC Student Equity and Success Committee to monitor the FCC BSI, SE and SSSP Integrated Plan to ensure the achievement of goals;
  • Serve as the primary point of contact in coordinating SSSP and Student Equity activities, implementation strategies and evaluation of outcomes within Student Services and between Student Services and Academic Affairs, and other College divisions, working closely with the VPs of Academic Affairs and Student Services;
  • Work with campus and district stakeholders to assure FCC is in compliance with the legislature, AB 1809, specifically the Student Equity and Achievement program policy;
  • Work with the VPESIE on budget development and upkeep for the Integrated Plan to support the college in implementing equity focused activities and practices to advance the system-wide goal to eliminate student achievement gaps;
  • Work closely with the FCC Professional Development Coordinator to assure the professional development components of the FCC BSI, SE, SSSP Integrated Plan and Student Equity Plan in order to ensure that all student equity and success professional development activities, programs, etc., are coordinated, delivered, and evaluated for continual improvement;
  • Work with VPESIE and Institutional Research department on collecting and analyzing data related to Fresno City College’s disproportionately impacted groups;
  • Engage campus stakeholders to develop activities that will promote access and retention, degree and certificate completion, transfer, and employment in high-wage, high-demand occupations;
  • Develop, promote and support instructional and student support connections that foster and enhance student success, including the integration of new technology into the learning process and the initiation of supplemental learning across disciplines;
  • Supervise and evaluate faculty coordinators working to implement the Guided Pathways Framework, AB 705 initiative, and other instructional activities;
  • Attend, conduct and participate in a variety of district meetings and committees as assigned;
  • Serves as a member of the Student Services and Academic Affairs teams;
  • Prepares and delivers oral presentations;
  • Work collaboratively to lead faculty to ensure an equity lens is infused in department program review and the development, review and revision of student learning outcomes;
  • Work collaboratively with faculty coordinators in academic learning programs to create and implement equitized programs to address disproportionately impacted groups;
  • Serve as a resource to the College on equity and diversity issues and strategies; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree AND one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrators administrative assignment;


  • A valid California Community College Supervisory Credential;

All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Knowledge and understanding of the implications of Hispanic-Serving, Asian American and Native American, Pacific Islander designation for institutional, departmental, and instructional/student services practices;
  • Experience working with a diverse student population;
  • Effective organizational, planning, verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Current research and best practices in student retention and success;
  • Effective enrollment management strategies that promote student equity;
  • Ability to perform duties in a timely fashion with attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing financial resources effectively, including determining how to best utilize resources and managing budgets and expenditures;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products or with a similar suite of word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software;
  • Familiarity with the standards of accreditation established by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC);
  • Familiarity with the statutory and regulatory requirements of California Community Colleges;
  • Evidence of successful management of grants and major projects;
  • Ability to create a welcoming environment that positively engages and impacts our creative workforce and diverse student population;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Evidence of commitment to teaching/learning and the visions of a learning-centered institution and community;
  • Understanding of quantitative and qualitative analysis methodologies;
  • Related work and professional experience;
  • Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
  • Willingness to examine and remediate one’s relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
  • Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity;
  • Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
  • Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.
Conditions of Employment223 duty days and 22 vacation days for a total of 245 days.Salary and Benefits

Salary is $95,181 – $119,693 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,082 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teacher’s Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure

Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.

From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.

The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Education Services and Institutional Effectiveness and College President for final interviews.

A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.

State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants.

For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 243-7100. For information on Fresno City College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. 2975.

Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

Additional Information

This is a full-time, categorically funded position.

Additional Information about the Position


As the very first community college in California, Fresno City College has a proud history of leadership in education and preparing generations of students for their future. Fresno City College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, classified professionals, and students. The college takes responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all students.

Nestled near the lively Tower District and minutes from downtown Fresno, brick buildings and towering trees tell the long story of this historic institution. Our expansive main campus is home to approximnately 24,000 students from the Central Valley and across the globe, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations. 58% of Fresno City College’s students are Latinx, 19% are White, 9% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 8% are multi-ethnic, 6% are African-American, and 1% are American Indian/Alaskan Native. A Hispanic-Serving Institution, Fresno City College’s diverse student population closely mirrors the community we serve. Our vibrant student-centered culture hosts dozens of clubs, activities, performance groups, and leadership options for students.

As part of the State Center Community College District, the College is supported by a fiscally stable service area with growing partnerships and philanthropists. Enjoying strong relationships with and support from the community, the District successfully passed Measure C in June 2016, a $485 million bond that will provide much needed modernized facilities and technology for students that will have a positive ripple effect for generations to come.

As California’s first community college, Fresno City College provides quality, innovative educational programs and support services directed toward the enhancement of student success, lifelong learning and the economic, social, and cultural development of our students and region.

As educational leaders in the community, Fresno City College faculty, classified professionals, and students will engage in a partnership to transform lives through education.

Growth – We are committed to sharing and exploring new ideas through collaboration, respect for diversity, promoting equity, and professional development.

Leadership – We are leaders in our community, dedicated to behaving ethically, committed to open communication, and good stewards of our resources.

Success – We champion excellence, quality, celebrating individual differences, and providing a positive and supportive environ-ment for all.

Fresno City College seeks a dynamic, visionary and equity-minded leader with the experience, work ethic, and academic credentials to actualize our commitment to excellence in student learning, success and equity. The ideal candidate will share the college’s commitment to closing equity gaps for its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. The successful candidate will join a campus that demonstrates its dedication to students and employees through faculty/classified professionals-led affinity groups, equity-minded professional development opportunities, and a robust offering of culturally diverse events, including a speakers’ forum, faculty-driven colloquium, and Institutional Development of Equity, Access and Success (IDEAS) Summit, dedicated to issues of social justice.

Working with our dedicated faculty and classified professionals, the new Director of Student Equity and Success will champion our students’ quest to improve their lives and their communities. The successful candidate will join a community that is committed to academic achievement, student equity, inclusiveness, collaboration, transparency, and shared leadership among all constituency groups: students, faculty, classified professionals, and administrators.

The Director of Student Equity and Success will work with a successful, equity-minded, and experienced leadership team.

This is an academic management position, exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, with responsibility for formulation and implementation of district policies, regulations, budget decisions, and supervision of personnel including assignment of work, evaluation of performance, adjusting grievances, recommending hiring, transfer, suspension, layoff, recall, promotion and termination.

FCC Institutional Research Site

Open Date09/12/2019Close Date10/11/2019Closing Time11:55 p.m.Open Until FilledNoQuick Link Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess degree(s) earned from an institution outside of the United States? NOTE: If yes, you will be required to upload an evaluation service assessment (foreign transcript evaluation). A list of some available assessment agencies can be found at under the National Council on the Evaluation of Foreign Academic Credentials section. Please upload under Optional Evaluation Service Assessment. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.
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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Transcripts (Unofficial copies accepted - must indicate conferred degree(s) that support the minimum qualifications)
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. List of Professional References
  2. Evaluation Service Assessment
  3. Additional Documents
  4. Letters of Recommendation
  5. Certificates
  6. Licenses




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Posted: 9/14/2019
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