Santa Barbara City College — EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Educational Administrator Opportunity

Santa Barbara City College

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A message from Dr. Utpal K. Goswami, Superintendent/President, Santa Barbara City College
I am very pleased that you are exploring employment opportunities at Santa Barbara City College. As one of the top community colleges in the country we seek exceptional individuals who will contribute to the institutional mission. With our commitment to the success of every student Santa Barbara City College has created a unique academic culture, which has been recognized with numerous accolades and awards. This includes the 2013 Aspen Award for Community College Excellence in, among other things, increased levels of access and success for marginalized and low-income students.

I highlight to you the profound commitment the College has to academic excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion among our faculty, staff, and students. As a community, we believe that diversity comes in many forms. We understand that individuals are multidimensional, shaped by the intersections of a variety of life experiences and factors. We recognize and challenge the inequities that stem from the complex world in which we live and embrace the many facets of people that make up our wonderful College. And as a leader among community colleges we take pride in our ability to solve problems for the benefit of our students and the community.

Consequently, we seek College employees who will take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for our students. And, in return, we make every effort to make this a great place to work. If this appeals to you and you are ready to make the commitment we invite you to join our community and embrace our commitments and values.

Vision Statement:
Santa Barbara City College strives to build a socially conscious community where knowledge and respect empower individuals to transform our world.

Mission Statement:
Santa Barbara City College welcomes all students. The College provides a diverse learning environment and opportunities for students to enrich their lives, advance their careers, complete certificates, earn associate degrees, and transfer to four-year institutions.

The College is committed to fostering an equitable, inclusive, respectful, participatory, and supportive community dedicated to the success of every student.

College Facts (as of Fall 2019)

  • Instruction, administrative, and support services are provided by 247 full-time faculty, 523 adjunct faculty, and 366 full-time staff and management.
  • Santa Barbara City College currently enrolls approximately 16,120 students, the majority of whom are from racially diverse populations as follows: African American/Black – 2.9%; American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.5%; Asian/Filipino/Pacific Islander- 7.9%; Hispanic/Latinx – 39.1%; two or more races – 5.0.%; Unknown – 1.4%; and White: 42.7%.
  • 37.3% of SBCC's students are under age 19, 34.7% are between the ages 20 and 24, 19.4% are between the ages of 25 and 39, and 8.7% are 40 or older.
  • 40.1% of SBCC's students attend full time (12 units or more), and 59.9% of SBCC students attend part- time.
  • In 2009, SBCC gained the status of Hispanic Serving Institution, which among many other benefits, made us eligible to apply for federal grants geared toward strengthening institutional capacity and building programs to increase the success of Hispanic and other underrepresented students.
  • The College recently adopted the Umoja program, a transfer success program geared toward African-American and other black students.
  • In 2018, Santa Barbara City College celebrates 100 years of Adult Education in the Santa Barbara community.

    Application Deadline: Completed online applications must be submitted by Friday, January 8, 2021 @ 11:59 PM PST.

    The current salary range for the Executive Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion position is Salary Table 30, Range 165, $128,642 -$145,541 per year, plus an earned doctoral bonus of $3,042.80. This position will increase one step each year and has the potential to reach the current maximum step of $156,714. Starting salary is commensurate with directly related and paid full-time experience. In addition to salary, each full-time employee participates in a “cafeteria style” Health & Welfare Benefits Programs.
    The Executive Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provides expertise and leadership to support SBCC's commitment to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for students and employees. The Executive Director will assist the President to develop a vision and effective strategies that champion the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive College environment. Reporting directly to the Superintendent/President of the District, this position:

  • Serves as the College's primary resource on diversity, equity, inclusion;
  • Ensures organizational change and improvement of College diversity, equity, and inclusion practice
  • Leads the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in support of and to reinforce the College's Strategic Plan and Mission relating to diversity, equity, and other initiatives designed to enhance faculty, staff, and student cultural competence and understanding of structural inequality.

    A major responsibility of the Executive Director is guiding, and collaborating with, the President, President's Cabinet, and College administrators to create infrastructure and strategies that infuse diversity, equity and inclusion in all areas of the College. The Executive Director works in concert with committees, internal stakeholders, and external constituents to promote equitable, inclusive, and respectful treatment of all people as core values of the College in fulfillment of the institution's mission.

    In collaboration with the Executive Vice President, Education Services, the Executive Director will work with faculty to support and design initiatives on anti-racism, improving student outcomes across disproportionately impacted groups, cultural competency, ethnic, racial, sexual and gender differences, differing abilities, and other topics designed to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusive values, and maintaining compliance with applicable laws.

    In conjunction with the Vice President, Human Resources, the Executive Director will assess potential barriers and develop strategies focused on recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.

    The Executive Director attends periodic meetings of the Executive Team as directed by the President.

    Any combination equivalent to: Master's degree in speech communication, education, sociology, social anthropology, public administration, human resource management, organizational leadership, American ethnic studies, race and ethnic relations, diversity and inclusion studies, or other related field of study.

    Four years professional experience in higher education, including at least two years leading efforts in planning, implementing, and assessing an organization-wide strategy for attainment of diversity, inclusion, and equity goals.

    Thorough knowledge of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1991 Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, and other applicable laws.

    An advanced understanding of issues affecting diverse students, in all dimensions, including issues of disparities in educational background, class, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, religion, immigration status, and differing abilities.

    Doctorate degree in speech communication, education, sociology, social anthropology, public administration, human resource management, organizational leadership, American ethnic studies, race and ethnic relations, diversity and inclusion studies, or other related field of study.
    Experience facilitating challenging and meaningful inter-group conversations around race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, differing abilities, anti-racism, and other complex social justice issues.
    Demonstrated ability in assessing, planning, and conducting workshops and training programs about cultural competence, intercultural communication, anti-racism, and other topics for students and employees.
    Understanding of the multiple dimensions and intersectionality of culture, ethnic, racial, religious, and gendered identities and communities. Ability to use varying styles, approaches, and techniques that reflect an understanding and valuing of human diversity in the workplace.
    Knowledge of adult learning principles and the ability to provide creative experiential training for adults.
    Proficiency in Spanish or other languages.

    Advance the College's mission and initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion by developing and implementing programs, policies, and initiatives as appropriate; and work with the Superintendent/President to establish and communicate related goals, compliance, and outcomes.
    Guides and advises Superintendent/President and College management on diversity and equity matters.
    Collaborates with College management to create, implement and monitor programs designed to ensure fair and equitable treatment of students, faculty and staff.
    Develops and implements district-wide student and employee training to promote cultural understanding and competency, anti-racism, and a climate of equity and inclusion. Training may include online tools, diversity training, and presentations.
    In collaboration with the Executive Vice President, Education Services, faculty, staff, students, and administration, leads the College's Student Equity Plan efforts in achieving access, retention and student success targets; develops operational guidelines and procedures for implementing the Student Equity Plan; leads planning and implementation meetings.
    Promotes the College's commitment to a climate of equity and inclusion through interaction with individuals and agencies inside and outside the college district.
    Develops and maintains constructive relationships with community organizations, ethnocultural groups, civic and grass-root organizations, attorneys, political figures, and Federal, State and local government enforcing authorities.
    The Executive Director represents the college in regional and local associations, civic clubs, ethnic and non-profit organizations.
    Collaborate with College constituencies and/or the SBCC Foundation to pursue external funding in support of the College's diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.
    Provides leadership, supervision, goal setting, planning and project management for the College's Center for Equity and Social Justice, UMOJA Program, Food Pantry, AB540 Student Support (Dream Center), and other programs as assigned.
    Participates in and advises the College's recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups. Assists in monitoring, evaluating, and assessing the adequacy of diversity of candidates in the hiring and screening process. Works with Human Resources to develop recruitment strategies that attract underrepresented candidates.
    Work with Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning in developing and applying metrics for measuring the effectiveness of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives of the College.
    Chair, convene, and/or serve on various College and community committees, task forces, and councils, including Student Equity Plan and Committee, and serves as co-chair of the Student Equity Committee.
    Maintain currency regarding effective practices and research on equity, diversity, and cultural competency. Maintain currency in trends, laws, regulations, guidelines and practices pertaining to the areas of responsibility through continued study and participation in professional organizations. Seek and participate in professional development activities.
    Provides analysis of legislation and regulations related to equity and affirmative action. Supervises staff as assigned. Hires, evaluates, trains, recommends discipline and dismissal of staff as necessary.
    Manages assigned budgets, including categorical and/grant budgets, developing budget proposals, justifying expenses and monitoring accounts. 		
    Performs related duties as assigned.
    Policies and objectives of assigned programs and activities.
    College organization, operations, policies and objectives.
    Budget preparation and control.
    Oral, written, and presentation communication skills.
    Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training.
    Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
    Operation of a computer and assigned software.

    Communicate clearly and effectively via a multitude of platforms to a multitude of audiences, and to facilitate challenging conversations among multiple constituents.
    Effectively work in a cultural rich and diverse environment and embrace equity-minded practices that impact teaching and learning.
    Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.
    Interpret, apply and explain laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
    Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
    Analyze complex situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
    Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.
    Plan and organize work; meet schedules and timelines.
    Work independently with little direction.
    Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports and presentations.

    Required Application Documents: (The following required documents must be submitted electronically via the online application system.)

    1. Online District Application form @

    2. Cover letter addressing the applicant's experience and the desirable qualifications listed in this announcement.

    3. CV or Resume.

    4. Copy of unofficial college/university transcripts, which verify minimum qualifications. Transcripts must show the degree title and the date the degree was conferred or the degree will not be considered for the purpose of determining if you meet minimum qualifications. If the qualifying degree has yet to be conferred and you expect to have the degree before you begin employment, you 	must submit transcripts that state the title of the degree you are working toward obtaining and indicate the anticipated completion date in your response to the associated supplemental question provided during the application process. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired. Educational Administrators will not be allowed to start working until official transcripts have been received.

    5. If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement in the “Documents Needed To Apply” section 	entitled “Equivalency” in the online application. The statement presents the basis for this claim and submit supporting evidence, e.g. transcripts, publications, other documents.

    6. Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis 	with an equivalency statement from an officialUSAcertified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within theUSA. This report must be attached to the online application.NOTE: If you have completed coursework at a foreign institution that is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, you must include a full evaluation of the foreign transcript with your application materials if you wish for us to consider the coursework. To search for institutions that are recognized as accredited byCHEAor the U.S. Department of Education, visit or For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit

    7. Letters of reference are not required for this recruitment. Please do not submit reference letters within your online application.

    8. Within the online application, there is a required section to list three professional references; a maximum of six references may be submitted. These references will be contacted if you are selected as a finalist for the position. These references should be able to critically assess your work qualifications and job performance.

    Additional Instructions:
    If you experience technical difficulties attaching any of your documents electronically, please contact Human Resources for instructions. If you do not have a scanner, there are commercial facilities available to assist you with this process. All required documents must be submitted with your electronic application by the application deadline or your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.

    Application Procedure:
    To be considered for this position, a complete online application including all required application documents (listed above) must be submitted via by the application deadline (please see instructions to applicants). It is important that the online District Application form (Item #1) be complete and specific to fully indicate education, experience and other qualifications of the applicant. “See Resume” is not acceptable.

    If you apply for more than one position, copies of all the required documents must be attached separately for each position. Applications and all documents submitted become the property of SBCC and are retained electronically.

    Please Note: You will receive a confirmation number when your complete application has been successfully submitted online.

    Selection Procedure:
    Online applications will be initially reviewed by the selection committee, who will recommend candidates for personal interviews at SBCC. After the initial interviews have been conducted, the committee will identify the candidates who are best qualified for the position. The hiring supervisor and the Superintendent/President will interview the finalists, conduct reference checks, and make the final selection recommendation to the Board of Trustees. Candidates will participate primarily in remote interviews and in some instances final interviews may be conducted in person while observing all health and safety protocols as approved by the Santa Barbara County Health Department.

    Please Note: Santa Barbara City College regrets that applicants cannot be reimbursed for expenses related to the application or interview process, including travel expenses.

    Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:
    If you are selected for an interview and need special services or facilities to participate in the interview, please contact Human Resources. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

    General Requirements to be submitted Upon Offer of Employment:

  • Satisfactory fingerprint report and a completed tuberculosis risk assessment.
  • Documentation verifying identity and United States citizenship or authorization that you have the right to work in the United States permanently and do not now or in the future require sponsorship by Santa Barbara City College or other hiring institutions.
  • Official transcripts conferring college degrees indicated on the employment application.

    The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Office environment.
    Frequent interruptions.
    Driving a vehicle to conduct work.

    The work is normally sedentary work which requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
    Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:
    Hear, talk, or communicate – Must be able to exchange information and communicate Visual acuity, or ability to perceive or detect surroundings
    Mental acuity – Able to focus, concentrate, understand and convey subject matter Repetitive motion (i.e. keyboarding)
    Stand, sit, walk, or be able to move or traverse from one area to another.

    For all openings, deadlines, and link to online application, please visit our website at:

    Santa Barbara City College,
    721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394
    (805) 965-0581Ext. 2258
    Interviews by Invitation Only

    SBCC is an equal opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, military and veteran status, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, consistent with applicable federal and state laws. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.