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Executive Director, Student Equity and Success

Pasadena City College

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Executive Director, Student Equity and Success

Pasadena City College

Executive Director, Student Equity and Success

$159,135.00 Annually

Pasadena, CA

Job Type
Academic Administrator

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Job Number


Probationary Period
None. At-Will Employment.

Work Shift
See posting for work schedule details.

Salary Schedule/Range
Contract Management


Under general direction, the position is responsible for administering the operations of the Student Equity and Success Department. The positions is responsible for seeking funding for diversity and equity initiatives, implementing culturally relevant pedagogy and practices into college curricula, directs the Student Success Committee, analyze policies and practices, and determines any need for professional development for the campus community.

1.Directs the day-to-day operations of student equity offices, student achievement offices, success centers, and empowerment programs to implement strategies that will ensure efficient operations and the obtainment of area objectives. (E)
2.Analyze employee performance to develop performance evaluations and address performance issues.
3.Participates in the District's recruitment process to hire classified and unclassified staff; recommends the hire of faculty and administrative staff to the area executive.
4.Apportions work amongst subordinate staff to ensure that the needs of the department are being met.
5.Engages in employee discipline to ensure compliance with collective bargaining agreements.
6.Approves paid time off for all employees under supervision to ensure compliance with bargaining contracts, district policies, and ensure that areas under supervision are adequately staffed.
7.Organizes the assessment of departmental operations and programs to assist the area executive to determine if long and short terms goals have been accomplished.
8.Ensures compliance with grant guidelines to ensure that grant outcomes are being met.
9.Monitors area budgets to assist the sup0ervising manager in tracking, developing, and administering area budgets and grant funds.
10.Organizes the preparation of various federal, state, county, and District reports to assist the departmental dean to ensure compliance with regulatory report deadlines.
11.Determines the need for professional development among staff and faculty that is related to issues of equity, student success, best practices, and pedagogy; Conducts training to train staff on issues related to equity. (E)
12.Determines the grants and funding opportunities that the department will pursue to strengthen and support the enhancement and growth of diverse special programs.(E)
13.Develops grant applications.
14.Directs the implementation of culturally relevant pedagogy and practices into the college curricula and programs by collaborating with various District stakeholders.(E)
15.Identifies policies, practices, and other factors that result in inequitable outcomes to recommend and implement evidence-based practices and interventions that will lead to equitable outcomes.(E)
16.Directs the internal and external evaluation of the Student Equity Plan framework.(E)
17.Directs the Student Success Committee to monitor committee activities, administer the committee budget, and update the student success plan.(E)
18.Organizes the preparation of federal, state, county, and District reports to assist the area executive to ensure compliance with regulatory reporting deadlines.(E)
19.Performs related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS- Required qualifications to effectively perform the job.

Education and Experience
1.Master's Degree, or higher.
2.One (1) and one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Preferred Doctorate in Diversity Management, Counseling, Student Development, Student Affairs, Educational Leadership, Education or another related field.The equivalent of three years of documented leadership experience working in the field of Student Services, Student Affairs or other educational program as a manager, supervisor, program director, or faculty coordinator/ department chair at the higher education level.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES -May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.

Knowledge of:
1.California Community College Student Equity Program guidelines and regulations
2.Best/high impact practices in student success and equity
3.Grant proposal writing and special funding resources and processes
4.Data collection and evaluation methods.
5.Issues of diversity and inclusion
6.District policies
7.Collective bargaining agreements
8.Student Service (SSOs) and Program review assessments
9.Enterprise Resource Planningand timekeeping software
10.General office software

Skill to:
1.Apply knowledge of California Community College Student Equity Program guidelines and regulations to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion at Pasadena City College.
2.Apply knowledge of Best/high-impact practices in student success and equity to address system-impacted gaps.
3.Apply knowledge of data collection and evaluation methods to measure student success, the progress of equity-based efforts, and disproportionate impact.
4.Ensure compliance with collective bargaining agreements and District policies in the management of employees and area operations.
5.Apply knowledge of SSOs and program review assessments to ensure that such assessments are completed in an accurate, timely manner and that such assessments are used to develop/assess short/long term departmental goals and grant outcomes.
6.Use timekeeping software to approve paid time off and employee timecards
7.Use Enterprise Resource Planning Software to authorize departmental expenditures.
8.Use general office software to aggregate data, and develop reports, and communicate with District staff.

Ability to:
1.Effectively develop, implement, administer and evaluate high-impact practices that foster programmatic success.
2.Build consensus, cultivate collaborative teams and integrate multiple initiatives.
3.Facilitate dialogue on sensitive topics/ difficult issues in a complex and diverse environment,
4.Play a leadership role in obtaining external funding to support diversity and inclusion initiatives
5.Keep current ineffective practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion
6.Effectively use data to drive the decision-making process
7.Articulate a mission, vision, and related plan based on the unique needs of an institution or organization
8.Successfully serve as a District representative to large groups of students, faculty, and members of the community
9.Develop and maintain effective working relationships with District staff, students, and external stakeholders
10.Communicate effectively, orally, and in writing.

Activities and environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.The physical demands and environmental conditions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Physical Abilities
Continuously (5.6 hours - 8 hours) exhibit the ability to communicate, sit, and use fine manipulations to operate a computer and other office equipment.

Work Environment
Continuously (5.6 hours - 8 hours) work in an indoor office environment within a moderate temperature and have continuous contact with customers, end users, and the general public.

Pasadena City College utilizes an online application process. Hard copy, e-mailed, or faxed resumes are not accepted. You can apply for a position from any computer with Internet access. Please keep in mind the following:

  • If you do not follow the process or your application/resume is incomplete, your information will not be processed.
  • The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview.
  • While the acceptance of the application packet is done through PCC's Applicant Tracking System(ATS), all hiring decisions are made by a hiring committee.
  • Once applications are submitted they are final. Please carefully review your application and the documents which you are attaching to make sure that they are free from errors and complete. If you require assistance with your application, please refer to the application guide or you may contact NeoEd Customer Support at 855-524-5627. Customer Support is available Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. (PST).

    OPEN UNTIL FILLED:To be considered for the first phase of interviews, complete applications must be submitted by Monday, August 9, 2021 by 11:59 p.m.

    All materials listed below are required for your application packet to be considered complete:
    1.Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    2.Cover Letter

    After a review of applications received, the District may require the completion and submission of supplemental documents prior to the interview process.

    Established in 1924, Pasadena City College, (PCC), has been serving the West San Gabriel Valley for 96 years. PCC enrolls more than 29,500 students each semester and offers 107 academic degree programs and 72 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to its students. PCC serves one of the most culturally diverse student populations in the nation. The College sets the stage for preparing students to meet the demands of a changing world. Building relationships with community partners provides opportunities for PCC faculty and its students to engage in opportunities not often available to students in other areas.

    The main college campus occupies a 53-acre site, while the Foothill Community Education Center and Child Development Center are located in separate nearby off-campus facilities. Due to the geographic size of the District, PCC has two additional satellite sites - the Rosemead Center and its newest site, PCC Northwest at John Muir High School. For more information, go

    PCC has many institutional strengths that distinguish it among its peers, both in the state and across the nation.Among them are:

    A highly multicultural student body:

  • 47% Latino/a/x
  • 4% Black/African American
  • 27% Asian
  • 4% Two of More Races
  • 15% White
  • 3% Unknown/Other

    Annually, at 49%, the College achieves recognition for one of the highest rates for transfer degrees to baccalaureate level institutions, both in California and across the nation. Additionally, PCC boasts a 52% bachelor's degree attainment rate for Pasadena graduates who transfer to a four-year university, compared to 42% nationally. The College is well known for national mathematics and forensic honors, as well as its extensive study abroad opportunities.

    PCC was once again named one of ten national finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, widely recognized as the nation's premier honor for two-year colleges. The Aspen Prize recognizes institutions for their outstanding outcomes in four areas: student learning; certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.
    PCC is ranked by the Military Times as the top community college in California for military veterans, and the College is similarly ranked among the top community colleges in the nation. The PCC Courier, the student newspaper, is a perennial award winner.

    Twelve students are elected annually by the PCC Associated Students to represent and advocate on behalf of the student body. There are 80 student clubs and organizations representing the interests of a culturally diverse student population.

    In February 2017, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of School and Colleges reaffirmed PCC's status as a fully accredited institution. For more information, go

    Pasadena City College is an equity-minded learning community dedicated to enriching students' academic, personal, and professional lives through an array of degree and certificate programs, campus engagement, and customized student support.
  • A Passion for Learning — We recognize that each one of us will always be a member of the community of learners.
  • A Commitment to Integrity — We recognize that ethical behavior is a personal, institutional and societal responsibility.
  • An Appreciation for Diversity — We recognize that a diverse community of learners enriches our educational environment.
  • A Respect for Collegiality — We recognize that it takes the talents, skills and efforts of the entire campus community, as well as the participation of the broader community, to support our students in their pursuit of learning.
  • A Recognition of Our Heritage — We recognize that we draw upon the College's long-standing tradition of excellence to offer innovative services to our students and communities.

  • Pasadena Area Community College District will notsponsor any visa applications.
  • Applicants must be available for interviews at Pasadena City College at no cost to the District.
  • Applicants who have disabilities may request that accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process by contacting the Office of Human Resources directly at (626) 585-7388.
  • The Pasadena Area Community College District does not discriminate in the educational programs and activities operated by the District or in employment procedures and practices of the District. The Policies of Title IX as developed to date are available for inspection during normal business hours at the District office at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106.
  • Crime awareness and campus security information are available from Campus Police. (Public Law 101-542).
  • The Pasadena Area Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. The District encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and the disabled.
  • An applicant, who attempts to contact individual Board members or members of the screening committee with the intent of influencing the decision of the committee or the Board, will be disqualified. General inquiries regarding the position and/or District employment should be directed to the Office of Human Resources.

    Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Section 504 Employer

    Pasadena Area Community College District

    1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
    Pasadena, California, 91106-2003

    (626) 585-7310


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  • Organization

    The mission of Pasadena City College is to provide a high quality, academically robust learning environment that encourages, supports and facilitates student learning and success. The College provides an academically rigorous and comprehensive curriculum for students pursuing educational and career goals as well as learning opportunities designed for individual development. The College is committed to providing access to higher education for members of the diverse communities within the District service area and to offering courses, programs, and other activities to enhance the economic conditions and the quality of life in these communities.

    Institutional Core Values

    As an institution committed to successful student learning in an environment of intellectual freedom, Pasadena City College is guided by the following essential, enduring and shared values:

    A Passion for Learning

    A Commitment to Integrity

    An Appreciation for Diversity

    A Respect for Collegiality

    A Recognition of Our Heritage of Excellence

    Academic programs: 60 program areas, with day, evening and weekend classes

    Career and Technical programs: 76 program areas, with day, evening and weekend classes

    Lifelong learning programs: 25 program areas with evening and weekend classes

    Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

    Offers Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, Certificates of Achievement and Occupational Skills Certificates

    Recognized for:

    • High student transfer rate
    • Honors at Entrance Scholarship awards and nearly $28 million in student scholarships and financial aid

    Number of Employees:

    • 435 faculty, librarians, counselors and administrators;
    • 625 adjunct faculty
    • 382 maintenance, trades, professional, clerical, and management


    We are looking for faculty, administrators, and support staff who will help us meet our educational goals of providing students with:

    • excellence in education in a learning-centered environment, 
    • high-quality support services, and
    • a campus climate that embraces diversity.

    We are proud of our excellence. We invite you to contribute to our tradition of excellence and to apply for available positions in the Academic, Classified, Adjunct Faculty, and Management categories.

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