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Director, Diversity, Compliance, and Title IX Coordinator
Cerritos College in Norwalk, California
Date Posted 09/14/2020
Admin-Human Resources
Executive-Other Executive
Salary $132,096.00 - $165,948.00  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 10/25/2020

Cerritos College, a single-campus district, is one of the five largest California Community Colleges in Los Angeles County. Opened in 1956 with an enrollment of 320, the College now enrolls over 23,600 credit students and an additional 14,000 non-credit/not-for-credit students on its 135-acre campus in Norwalk and Cerritos. The District has an annual budget of over $240 million.

The District is located in southeast Los Angeles County and includes the cities of Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs, and South Gate. The District has a student body that is 67.6% Hispanic, 7.4% Asian/Pacific Islander, 2.2% Filipino, 7.9% Caucasian, 4% African-American, 3.3% Native Ameri- can, 1.3% Multi-Ethnicity, with remaining students undeclared. More than half of our students are from outside the District and bypass other community colleges to attend Cerritos.

The College has approximately 270 full-time faculty and approximately 600 part-time faculty who are represented in one American Federation of Teachers (AFT) bargaining unit. There are approximately 270 classified staff that are represented by the California School Employees Association (CSEA) bar- gaining unit. The management employees have formed an association, the Associated Cerritos College Management Employees (ACCME) who engage in a meet and confer process with administration.

Distinguishing Career Features
Reporting to the Vice President, Human Resources/Assistant Superintendent, the Director, Diversity, Compliance, and Title IX Coordinator is a management position with a lead role in the Human Re- sources department, focused on the development and implementation of bias-free policies and procedures for all employees. The Director will ensure compliance with diversity and equal employment opportunity requirements of federal, state, and local laws through effective internal and external communications, comprehensive employee training programs, and uniform policies for the District. The Director will ensure District-wide compliance with Title IX regulations. The Director also will serve as the main con- tact for employees regarding health and welfare benefit programs and leave provisions. The Director will promote stability and transparency by effectively maintaining and enforcing established District and Human Resource procedures, laws, regulations, and best practices. The Director will continuously monitor federal, state, and local laws for changes in compliance requirements, and will regularly provide diversity, equal employment opportunity, Title IX, and other relevant training to employees and administrators accordingly.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Please refer to the Human Resources website to view the complete position description. http://www.cerritos.edu/managemen tpositions

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leads, handles, and resolves legal issues including disciplinary actions, sexual harassment complaints, and implementation of griev- ance resolutions; coordinates legal matters with District's legal counsel as directed.
  • Assists and counsels management personnel in the administration of health and welfare benefits, all leave provisions, and resolution of personnel issues, grievances, effective problem resolution, and other personnel matters in areas of responsibility.
  • Serves as the District's Title IX compliance officer. Serves as the Section 504/ADA Officer for employees, and serves as the alternate Officer for students. Provides counsel, training, and resolution of issues. Coordinates with multiple units to address matters.
  • Provides professional advice and counseling to employees regarding rights, classification, health and welfare benefits, leaves, and privileges in areas of assigned responsibilities. Conducts interactive processes and fitness for duty examinations.
  • Receives, investigates, prepares detailed investigative reports, and implements procedures to respond to internal and external com- plaints or allegations regarding unlawful discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation, including complaints from students.
  • Responds to federal and state agencies in connection with complaints of unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.
  • Prepares reports for internal use and for external federal and state agencies. Prepares statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations; provides background information for use by external investigators or legal counsel.
  • Develops, maintains, and implements the District's Equal Employment Opportunity Plan in consultation with the Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee (EEOAC), administration, faculty, staff, and employee organizations.
  • Ensures the preparation and provision of materials for screening committees in connection with EEO requirements. Coordinates selection and assignment of employees for screening process monitor positions. Provides training for screening process monitors and selection committee members.
  • Oversees employee performance evaluations for faculty, staff, and administrators. Ensures compliance with evaluation timelines.
  • Manages and coordinates discipline processes and ensures compliance with law, Board policies, administrative procedures, and collective bargaining agreement provisions.
  • Administers and oversees the District's health and welfare benefit programs, in coordination and cooperation with the Payroll Manager. Effectively communicates plan provisions to employees, retirees, and potential employees. The Director is responsible for full implementation of the Affordable Care Act and ensures the District's compliance.
  • Develops, interprets, revises, and implements Human Resources Board policies and procedures, including but not limited to benefits, discrimination, harassment, diversity, Title IX compliance, disabled populations, and/or Vietnam-era veterans.
  • Provides comprehensive training for screening committees and other employees regarding laws, regulations, policies, and procedures for equal employment opportunity, diversity, unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment, and other areas as directed.

Minimum Qualifications for Education and Experience

Required: Master's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in human resources, organizational management, busi- ness or public administration, or field directly related to the major responsibilities of the position AND at least four years (full-time equivalent) of recent progressively responsible experience with organization-wide accountability for one or more human resources functions. At least two of the four years must be at the management level. A combination of education and experience equivalent may be considered.

Demonstrated understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

Preferred: Related experience in a public education environment at the community college level. Related experience with EEO and compliance issues.

Salary/Fringe Benefits
Grade 37 on Management Salary Schedule ($9,229.00 - $11,594.00/month).

Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash in lieu option available on medical insurance.)

Participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System and Social Security.

22 days annual vacation. Conditions of Employment

This position is a full-time 12-calendar month classified adminis- trator position.

Employment to be effective as soon as possible following com- pletion of the selection process.

The individual offered employment will be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and FBI, submit official transcripts, pro- duce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in Califor- nia) before he/she is hired.

Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.

Application Procedure
Interested applicants must submit:

A completed District classified application (available at www.cerritos.edu/hr).
A current professional résumé.
A professional cover letter of at least three and no more than six pages detailing specifically how your experiences and qualifications meet the requirements for the position.
Copies of all transcript(s) (need not be official) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES-certified agency. The web site address is www.naces.org.

The name and phone number of eight references: two supervisors, two direct reports, two faculty, and two colleagues.

Responses to Supplemental questions. No more than a two page response for each Supplemental question.

Supplemental Questions - Required
1. Describe your philosophy and approach to handling difficult and controversial compliance issues in a positive and proactive manner.
2. Describe your approach to development and implementation of a comprehensive and functional diversity plan for a community college.
3. Describe your experiences handling EEO complaints and Title IX issues.
4. Describe best practices you believe are necessary for a proactive professional human resources office.

All materials are to be mailed to the following address:
Cerritos College
Office of Human Resources
11110 Alondra Blvd.,
Norwalk, CA 90650-6298

Application Deadline
The position is open until filled, but the priority date for receipt of application materials to be considered in the initial selection committee review is 5:00 PM on October 28, 2015. This position may close for consideration of application materials on the above priority date or any time thereafter, and interested persons are encouraged to submit their applications and supporting materials so that they are received not later than 5:00 PM on October 28, 2015. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at least 72 hours prior to the priority closing date or the date(s) of interview.

Selection Procedure
Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants in the competitive group who best meet the qualifications for the position. Interviews will then be conducted by the selection committee, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the President- Superintendent for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process also may include practical exercises (i.e., training demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates' qualifications.

First level and finalist interviews for this position are expected to be conducted in November, subject to confirmation. Employment is contingent on Department of Justice and FBI fingerprint clearance and approval by the Board of Trustees.

Cerritos College employs only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Cerritos College does not provide sponsorship for changes in immigration status for the purpose of employment in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents verifying the appointee's identity and eligibility to work and completion of the required I-9 Form in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-603).

The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal opportunity employment. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and the District shall provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the fore- going characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. In fact, the college encourages applications from all segments of qualified people.

To apply http://cms.cerritos.edu/hr/eo/eo-management.htm

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