Director of Equity and Inclusion

$94,303 - $123,733 yearly
  • Kern Community College District
  • Kern Community College District, Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA, USA
  • Aug 21, 2020
Full time   Deans & Directors Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Multicultural Affairs Human Resources & Affirmative Action Student Affairs

Job Description


Director of Equity and Inclusion

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 03119

Posting Date: 08/10/2020

Position Closing Date:

Initial Screening Date: 08/25/2020

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Management


Work Week: 40 hour per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $94,302.56 annually

Maximum Salary: $123,733.13 annually

Kern Community College District provides a rich health and welfare benefits offering to our employees, including Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Long-term Disability.

In addition to the above benefits, the District also offers a robust voluntary benefits selection:

  • Flex 125
  • Additional products and services through American Fidelity
  • Supplemental voluntary life insurance
  • Tax Shelter Annuities
    The District participates in the State Teacher’s Retirement System (STRS) for faculty. Employees covered under the State Teacher’s Retirement System (STRS), are vested 100% after five years of full time service credit. All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date.

Benefit Website Link:
Benefits Website

College/Site: Cerro Coso College

Location: CC-Main Campus, Ridgecrest

Basic Function:
Under the administrative direction of the Vice President of Student Services, the
Director of Equity and Inclusion is responsible for the development, coordination, planning, and supervision of Student Equity initiatives and student activities, including the development of the college's Student Equity Plan and other student success initiatives for the college in accordance with State and Federal codes and regulations and college and District policies and procedures. The Director of Equity and Inclusion is further primarily responsible to plan, develop, organize, coordinate and direct comprehensive student activities at the college. The position will direct the timely development, administration, implementation, promotion, and evaluation of a variety of assigned programs, services, events and activities as well as coordinate assigned activities with other college programs, support services, departments, and outside agencies.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Education and Experience:
Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience
that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Master’s degree in an academic area related to assignment.
  • Three years of demonstrated progressively responsible leadership and supervisory
    experience reasonably related to assigned area, preferably in an educational setting.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Pertinent State and Federal codes, statutes and regulations that govern California community college student developmental and instructional services (or their equivalents).
  • Standard software applications such as Microsoft Office Word/Excel.
  • Principles of student development administration at the community college level; leadership and management principles and techniques.
  • The mission of the California Community College; community college and
    instructional programs, regulations and policies; principles of employer employee
    relations; and principles in the administration of personnel services.
  • Accounting, budgeting and fiscal reporting.
    Ability to:
  • Work as part of a management team dedicated to collaboration and the college
    goal of integrating instruction and/or student services as a way to create and
    maintain a supportive student-learning environment.
  • Exercise group leadership skills, which emphasize collaboration, consensus
    building, conflict resolution, and problem solving in an environment of shared
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic,
    socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.
  • Apply legal and policy provisions to various problems consistently and correctly.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and helping working relations with students,
    staff and community agencies to meet the needs of students.

Application Details

Salary Grade: H

Special Instructions to Applicants:
First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on August 25, 2020 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.
Completed application packet must include:

  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of six (6) professional references - Listed on application form
    Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities within the Kern Community College District and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

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