The Chabot College Community
Chabot College is committed to educational equity in its academic programs and college services so that students may achieve their personal, educational, and career goals. Our equity work today builds upon a strong history: the Puente and Umoja (formerly Daraja) learning communities, now models which have been replicated across the state, were created at Chabot College. These programs have paved the way for a series of additional educational and student support programs intentionally focused on equity that thrive at Chabot College today. Chabot College is located in Hayward, California, the third most diverse city in the United States. We serve a highly diverse student population and are proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Information about the demographics of our campus community can be found here (http://www.chabotcollege.edu/ir/).
Serving our diverse community requires a culturally-responsive approach that recognizes the myriad strengths and assets that our students bring to the campus community. We do so by promoting a classroom and co-curricular learning environment that is inclusive, collaborative, engaging, and challenging, and where respect, dignity, and integrity are core values. We see students as producers of knowledge, not just consumers of knowledge. We work to reframe inequities as a problem of practice, and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and institutional responsibility.
Joining Our College Community
We seek equity-minded applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to an educational community. We look for applicants who:
1. Accept their shared role and responsibility in addressing opportunity and achievement gaps experienced by students
2. Value and intentionally promote diversity and consciousness of difference
3. Empower the underrepresented and underserved
4. Demonstrate cultural competence and cultural humility
5. Have experience and success in closing student equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices, or are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about implementing practices that achieve these goals
6. Believe that all people have the right to an education and work environment free from fear, harassment, or discrimination
7. Are dedicated to addressing issues of social justice
8. Actively seek to disrupt institutional and/or systemic barriers that adversely impact historically marginalized communities
9. Foster students’ potential to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders
The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Director, Student Equity and Success for Chabot College in Hayward, California.
The Director, Student Equity and Success is a classified management position designated by the Board of Trustees for the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District. The incumbent is responsible for the satisfactory completion and/or coordination of the listed duties and responsibilities either directly or through administrative review. The incumbent is charged by the Board of Trustees with the satisfactory implementation of Board Policy and District procedure, as applicable to the position. In addition, the incumbent is expected to participate in the formulation of District policies by making appropriate recommendations for improvements or additions to policies or procedures through his or her reporting authority and/or by serving on District-wide management councils.
Under general direction, the Director, Student Equity and Success, has principal administrative responsibility for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the college-wide Student Equity and/or Student Success and Support Plans (SSSP) and related initiatives, services and activities. The Director develops and coordinates student equity and/or SSSP initiatives related to the academic, support services, and social needs of students from culturally and socially diverse backgrounds; and manages related special projects. The Director, Student Equity and Success reports to the Vice President, Student Services.
CHABOT COLLEGE DESCRIPTION
The Director, Student Equity and Success position entails two separate positions at Chabot College including one position to focus on Student Equity and one position to focus on Student Success and Support Program. The positions are designed to overlap and work closely together to advance student equity and success.
This posting is for the Director position that will focus on Student Success.
The Director, Student Equity and Success is responsible for developing and implementing short- and long-range plans and strategies to meet the District/College goals and objectives for the development and implementation of a comprehensive Student Success and Support Program Plan and/or Student Equity Plan which will be used for the promotion of student success, outreach, retention, and graduation. Duties are carried out with considerable independence within a framework of policies, administrative guidelines and state laws/codes.
Incumbents must utilize excellent communication skills to effectively facilitate and interact with a wide range of schools, management, administrators, faculty, staff and students while maintaining day-to-day management of the Student Success and Support Program Plan and/or Student Equity Plan. Incumbents must also possess strong organizational and leadership skills.
This is a grant/categorically funded position. Continuation of this position is contingent upon available funding on a year to year basis.