Cerritos College — Director, Diversity, Compliance, and Title IX Coordinator

Director, Diversity, Compliance, and Title IX Coordinator

Salary: $149,652.00 – $188,004.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: DDCT9C
Closing: 11/7/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Department: DDCT9C
Division: Human Resources


Equity and Diversity
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 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices. In fact, the college encourages applications from all segments of qualified people.

College Profile
Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu.

Department Profile
The Human Resources Department strives to provide quality customer service to the District's constituent groups by recruiting qualified individuals, retaining valuable employees, administering benefits, mitigating risk, providing a safe work environment, and issuing policies and procedures that promote equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). These services are achieved through team-work in a collaborative, respectful, and innovative environment.
We are looking for an experienced HR Professional with strong Title IX and EDI background. Our HR team is comprised of knowledgeable, hardworking, caring, equity minded, fair, and enthusiastic members. We work hard, but have fun while providing excellent customer service. If you would like to join our team, we encourage you to apply.

Job Duties

Plans, supervises, leads, and directs compliance with federal, state, and local laws, Board policies, and collective bargaining agreements in connection with all human resources functions. Facilitates the District's Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee and administers the District's Equal Employment Opportunity Plan and diversity efforts. Serves as the District's Title IX Coordinator. Oversees and supports collective bargaining, performance evaluation, leaves, discipline, reorganization, layoff, and grievance processes, including investigations, litigation, and complaints filed with external administrative agencies. Assists in the maintenance and revisions of Human Resources Board policies, administrative procedures, and employee handbooks.

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 Resources 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 Human Resources office. The Director serves as the Title IX Coordinator and will ensure District-wide compliance with Title IX regulations. The Director will promote stability and transparency by effectively maintaining and enforcing established Human Resources procedures. 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

  • Serves as the District's Title IX Coordinator and compliance officer. Serves as the alternate Section 504/ADA Officer for students and oversees Title IX accommodations for students, including pregnancy accommodations, non-binary accommodations, and supportive measures. Provides counsel and resolution of issues and coordinates with multiple units to address matters.
  • Receives, investigates, prepares detailed investigative reports, and implements procedures to respond to internal and external complaints or allegations regarding unlawful discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation, including complaints from students.
  • Leads, handles, investigates, and resolves legal issues including disciplinary actions, sexual harassment complaints, and implementation of grievance resolutions related to Title IX and protected statuses; coordinates legal matters with District's legal counsel as directed.
  • Oversees the District's compliance with employee health and safety protocols related to communicable diseases, such as Tuberculosis, COVID-19, and in response to any other emergency health orders.
  • Develops, maintains, and implements the District's Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Plans in consultation with the Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee (“DEEOAC”), administration, faculty, staff, and employee organizations. Maintains the District's EEO fund records and reports to the State Chancellor's office.
  • Works closely with the Director, Human Resources and Risk Management to ensure EEO compliance in all selection processes. Provides training for screening process monitors and selection committee members.
  • 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.
  • Oversees staff development activities and other District and Human Resources initiatives and administrative processes, including but not limited to, new employee onboarding, training and staff development, labor relations, grievances and/or complaints, development of policies, procedures, and other Human Resources functions as assigned by the Vice President, Human Resources/Assistant Superintendent.
  • May assist and counsel management personnel in leave provisions and resolution of personnel issues, grievances, effective problem resolution, and other personnel matters in areas of responsibility.
  • Develops and implements required compliance training to the campus community. May provide professional advice and counseling to employees regarding rights, classification, leaves, and privileges in areas of assigned responsibilities. Conducts interactive processes and fitness for duty examinations as needed.
  • Responds to federal and state agencies in connection with complaints of unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.
  • Serves as liaison for the District to various agencies and governmental units; responds to inquiries and provides confidential data and analysis as required; assists in internal and external auditing processes by providing confidential data and reports; responds to questions and retrieves documents as required.
  • Prepares reports for internal use and for external federal and state agencies. Prepares statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations, and depending on the nature of the report, provides background information for use by external investigators or legal counsel.
  • May assist with labor relations processes, including serving on District negotiation teams for collective bargaining purposes.
  • Oversees appeals of employee performance evaluations for faculty and staff.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of evaluation processes and provides training and support in evaluation processes.
  • Leads, supervises, trains, and evaluates assigned personnel. Applies the terms and provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements, state and federal laws, and District Board policies and administrative procedures in personnel matters.
  • Develops, interprets, revises, and implements Human Resources Board policies and procedures, including but not limited to discrimination, harassment, diversity, Title IX compliance, disabled populations, health and safety protocols, and Vietnam-era veterans.
  • Coordinates, assists, and participates in the development, preparation, and maintenance of human resources information for employee handbooks and other administrative publications.
  • Develops and ensures accuracy of print and online guides and publications related to the areas of responsibility.
  • Represents the District at meetings, consortiums, or other external activities related to Human Resources matters as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications for Education and Experience

Required: Master's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in human resources, organizational management, business or public administration, law degree, or field directly related to the major responsibilities of the position AND at least four years (full-time equivalent) of recent progressively responsible experience in similar assignment. At least two of the four years must be serving as Title IX Coordinator/Officer and conducting investigations. 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 higher education environment at the community college level. Knowledge of current Title IX regulations.

Knowledge and Skills
The position requires professional knowledge of:

  • Understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of student, community, and employee populations.
  • Theories, principles, practices, and procedures associated with human resources management in higher education or related public service.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and governing laws and procedures, U.S. Code.
  • Title VII and Title IX requirements and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
  • Principles and practices in public agency higher education recruitment and employment.
  • Labor relations in higher education or public service.
  • Pertinent federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Philosophy and objective of the community college.

The position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • Receiving and responding to complaints of discrimination and working with public agencies.
  • Conducting investigations and closing cases.
  • Facilitating small group processes.
  • Organizational problem solving.
  • Well-developed oral and written language skills to prepare and deliver reports and professional correspondence.
  • Sufficient human relations to conduct performance reviews, deliver presentations, and convey technical information to a wide variety of audiences.

This position requires the ability to:

  • Communicate with others on confidential and sensitive issues.
  • Objectively and effectively investigate complaints of alleged unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment, and other violations of rights relative to assigned program areas, prepare reports, and make findings and recommendations related to law and legal precedence.
  • Be a fair-minded, ethical, and honest leader.
  • Interpret and apply provisions of Federal laws, Education Code, Government Code, Title V, Title IX, and other federal and state regulations as related to the responsibilities of the position.
  • Be open to change and new methods in the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Guide and direct others in goal achievement.
  • Work cooperatively and productively with internal and external constituencies.
  • Advocate for shared governance, collegiality, staff cohesiveness and the core values of the institution.

Physical Abilities
This position requires the physical abilities to do the following with or without accommodations:

  • Function in an office environment performing work of primarily a sedentary nature with some requirement to move about campus and to off-campus locales.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with members of the campus community. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Must be able to recognize printed material (printed or online) for more than 50% of the expected work time.
  • Work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and split schedules.

Working Conditions
Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.

Supplemental Information
Documents needed to apply:

  • Employment Application
  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and conferral date of the degree)

It is the applicant's responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The website address is www.naces.org.

Application materials must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.

This is a full-time 12-calendar month classified manager position.
Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process.
An annual stipend of $3,681 shall be provided to management employees with an earned doctorate degree.
Conditions of Employment
Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process.
Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, Federal Bureau of Investigation (no fee if obtained at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), produce 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 California) before employment.

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

Please note – the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas.

Board Policy 2905 requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. The District requires all employees to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website; Cerritos College – Chapter 2 – Board of Trustees. Employees may submit requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for consideration. Details are available on the District's COVID-19 webpage

To apply, visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cerritosedu/jobs/3719049/director-diversity-compliance-and-title-ix-coordinator

The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or 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. .jeid-d427c62b3bee56458976d2a68ddcd43e

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