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Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program Coordinator

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Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program Coordinator

Rancho Santiago Community College District

Salary Range: Grade PT-15: $31.58/hour

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Job Number: CL22-00355

Location: Santa Ana, CA

Division: People & Culture

Closing: 7/21/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

Job Description


Under direction, plans, organizes, and coordinates the daily and operational activities of the ODEI (Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) program including recruitment, managing projects, developing, implementing, and evaluating program policies, procedures, and standards relative to fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion delivering quality services and perform related work as required.


Oversee day-to-day operations of the program to ensure that policies and procedures are being followed, goals and objectives are met, and that services and projects are being accomplished efficiently and effectively; develop, lead and maintain task forces and workgroups to implement programs, trainings, events and initiatives to advance the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) , which include the community within RSCCD and outside of Orange County; provide outreach and recruitment programs to facilitate a recurring pipeline of diverse cohort candidates; create a tracking system to maintain a database of various ODEI representatives, and potential candidates; Create, design, identify, develop and facilitate ongoing training, and education for RSCCD staff in accordance with the ODEI; provide training, education various District staff and participate in education, training related to ODEI initiatives; create tools for web-based learning and assessment for ODEI projects and work with other departments to incorporate these tools; maintain website content and social media communications; develop and maintain relationships in the community with groups serving diverse populations and connect community groups with appropriate ODEI representatives for collaboration; develop and administer surveys; coordinate scheduling of events and activities with stakeholders including colleges and universities; takes corrective action as directed; assists with the development, design, implementation, and organization of the departmental branding and promotional/marketing objectives; may be required to: advise program participants, do public speaking on behalf of the program, and travel to job fairs, feeder universities, and workshops; act as a liaison between ODEI, local universities and local communities, and attend conferences; other duties as assigned.


This position reports to the assigned administrator for the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The incumbent is responsible for assignments within the office and works with presenters, event coordinators and other personnel.


Knowledge of: modern office practices, methods, computer equipment and computer applications, including the Microsoft Office suite; English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation; principles and practices of outreach and recruitment, program planning, project management, data collection, report preparation, work planning, assignment, review, and evaluation, and the training of staff; recruitment, retention and provide strategic leadership in the areas of diversity, inclusion and equity; principles and practices of training, professional development, program development, implementation, and marketing; methods and techniques for the development of presentations.

Ability to: complete multiple tasks in a fast-moving environment; maintain confidential information; develop, implement, and evaluate goals, objectives, policies, and procedures; provide customer service to the public, vendors, students, and District staff, including individuals of various ages, and various socio-economic and ethnic groups; interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations governing assigned program(s); evaluate and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies, or methods; prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials; conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, and make sound recommendations; represent the division in meetings with various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations; establish and maintain a variety of filing, record-keeping, and tracking systems.

Job Qualifications



Any combination of training and/or education equivalent to a Bachelor's degree and two years of experience as a program coordinator which demonstrates program development and implementation working with an ethnically diverse population.
The Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. SELECTION CRITERIAApplication ScreeningIn addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
  • Education experience (breadth and depth)
  • Work experience (breadth and depth)
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
  • Bilingual ability (if needed)
  • Demonstrated experience in working with diverse socio-economic communities
  • Professional growth activities
  • Specialized skills training
  • Leadership skills
  • Written and/or oral communication skills
  • Presentation
  • Problem Solving
Based upon the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and an oral interview. Meeting the minimum requirements of the position does not guarantee advancement in the selection process. Candidate qualifications will be assessed to determine those who meet and exceed requirements and are deemed most competitive amongst the applicant pool to proceed. InterviewApplicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview. During the oral session, those selected for interviews will, in addition to the above, also be evaluated on the following factors:
  • Oral communication skills
  • Presentation
  • Problem solving skills
A predetermined set of questions will be asked of all applicants interviewed. Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure the correct evaluation of their qualifications. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Recruitment in the Human Resources Office for assistance. Application ProceduresAll applicants are required to submit a completed Rancho Santiago Community College District online application by the position's closing date. Human Resources will review all applications for completeness, and only complete application packets will be forwarded to the screening committee for further review.
A Complete Application Packet Must Include the Following:
  1. RSCCD Online Application
  2. Resume - details all relevant education, training, and other work experience
Foreign Transcripts: Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in the conventional/accredited United States education programs to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), a United States based credentials evaluation service. Conditions of EmploymentSelected candidate(s) is required to complete the following prior to employment as part of the onboarding process:
  1. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States (by in-person appointment in Human Resources)
  2. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis Exam
  3. Fingerprints (by a Live Scan Agency at the candidate's expense and clearance must be received prior to first day of employment)
  4. Provide a valid COVID-19 Vaccination Card

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Working at Rancho Santiago Community College District

In the heart of Orange County lies Rancho Santiago Community College District, home of one of the state’s oldest community colleges, Santa Ana College, and also one of its newest, Santiago Canyon College. Centered in a growing and dynamic area, the district serves a population of more than 700,000 residents in the communities of Anaheim Hills, Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin and Villa Park.

Encompassing 24 percent of Orange County’s total area (193 square miles), the district maintains eight facilities. Rancho Santiago Community College District is home to two colleges and four continuing education centers throughout the Central Orange County area. In addition, the college district presents convenient community education courses in many other locations in cooperation with its education and community partners.

Santa Ana College founded in 1915, is a comprehensive community college preparing students for the workplace as well as to transfer to four-year higher learning institutions. Students may earn an associate degree certificate. For those willing to commit to high academic achievement, honors courses are offered. The college also assists students in gaining basic skills and technology proficiency so they can pursue other goals. It is located at the corner of West 17th Street and Bristol in Santa Ana on about 58 acres.

Santiago Canyon College, one of the state’s newest community colleges, offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes university transfer as well as associate degree programs. Honors courses are offered to those with high academic achievement goals. In addition, the college provides community services, technical certificate programs, non-credit courses and basic skills instruction. Situated on 82 acres, the college is located in Orange at the corner of Chapman Avenue and Newport Drive.


We are always seeking qualified, energetic and committed people to join the RSCCD team. Our goal is to provide the highest quality educational opportunities for all students. Each job in this district is important to the learning process for all our students. Because we serve a diverse student body, we seek employees who possess a genuine interest in serving others. If you share this student-centered philosophy, we invite you to submit an application.

RSCCD has a reputation as an excellent employer. Whether employees work at one of our college campuses, the district headquarters, or one of our off-campus education centers, employees feel a sense of connection to each other and work to achieve common goals as part of the "Rancho family."

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