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Director of Equal Employment Opportunity, Equity, and Compliance Programs

Company: Saddleback College
Location: Mission Viejo
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Job Description:

South Orange County Community College District
Director of Equal Employment Opportunity, Equity, and Compliance Programs
Initial Screening Date 11/12/2021
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) (in-person; work schedule and shift are subject to change in accordance with department needs)

Pay Range: 17 - $121,884 to $171,444 (salary placement in the salary range will be based upon comparable experience and qualifications; increases are given annually thereafter up to highest step)

Classification Benefits:
The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu

Summary Description:
Serves as the District's compliance coordinator and investigator on assigned legal compliance issues Including Equal Employment Opportunity, Equity and Compliance Programs.

Coordinates the District's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Equity and Compliance programs.

Receives direction from the Executive Director of Human Resources and Employee-Employer Relations or designee of the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources.

Exercises functional guidance over technical and clerical support personnel if assigned.

Representative Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to the example of duties listed in Job Duties. Please see Job Duties for details.

Knowledge of:
--- Applicable State and federal laws, codes and regulations.
--- Computer systems and software applications related to human resources and employee/employer relations programs.
--- Effective project management, organization and analytical skills.
--- Employee training concepts, practices and procedures.
--- Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.
--- Modern office practices, procedures, methods, and equipment.
--- Oral and written communication skills.
--- Presentation and facilitation skills, with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies.
--- Principles and practices of training, supervision and performance evaluation.
--- Principles, trends, practices, programs, procedures, methods and techniques of human resources management in the public sector.
--- Professional business letter composition and report preparation.
--- Progressive discipline procedures and documentation.
--- Record keeping techniques and programs.
--- Rules and techniques for maintaining legal records.
--- Staff development.
--- Title IX, VAWA, Clery Act, SaVE Act, Ed Code, Title 5, and other applicable laws, codes, and regulations and their best practices.

Ability to:
--- Administer established policies and procedures for assigned areas of human resources.
--- Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, exercise sound judgment and prepare and implement recommendations in support of goals.
--- Assign, schedule and review work of others when necessary.
--- Build relationships and establish collaborative partnerships across the District and peer institutions.
--- Collect, compile and analyze data.
--- Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and outside of the District.
--- Coordinate with multiple persons to address matters involved in investigations, including providing background information for use by external investigators or legal counsel.
--- Demonstrate commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
--- Demonstrate expertise in assigned areas of employee relations.
--- Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.
--- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
--- Exercise initiative and work independently with minimum direction.
--- Guide, advise, and support the training and learning processes to ensure District compliance.
--- Interpret, apply and explain applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations, including Title IX, VAWA, Clery Act, SaVE Act, Ed Code, and Title 5.
--- Learn, interpret, apply and explain applicable District organization, operations, policies and objectives as well as local, State and federal laws and regulations.
--- Maintain a variety of records and reports involving legal case files.
--- Maintain good communication and a positive relationship with District employees to promote employee satisfaction.
--- Make effective public presentations.
--- Manage multiple, on-going and complex caseload of Title IX related incidents and complaints.
--- Monitor, evaluate, and understand all relevant and current federal, State and local laws, court decisions, administrative guidance, or other sources for updates and changes to compliance requirement.
--- Operate computer and applications software, including database management, spreadsheet, word processing and software related to human resources.
--- Operate modern office equipment, such as computer, printer and copier.
--- Pay close attention to detail.
--- Plan, design, develop, organize, coordinate, direct and evaluate assigned employee relations and staff development functions, programs, services, operations and activities, including training, grievance and disciplinary procedures, and performance appraisal.
--- Plan, schedule, organize and perform work according to established legal timelines.
--- Prepare and present effective, complete and accurate oral and written reports and recommendations.
--- Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.
--- Remain a neutral party when performing work.
--- Select, train, lead, direct, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel when assigned.
--- Serve as an advocate for victims as needed.
--- Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.
--- Understand and ensure compliance with applicable State and federal law, Board policies, administrative regulations, procedures and provisions.
--- Work confidentially with discretion.
--- Work with a wide range of constituencies, such as administrators, faculty, staff, students and parents, using diplomacy and tact.

--- Work with discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive information.

Job Requirements:
Education and Experience Guidelines:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in human resources management, business or public administration, social work, psychology, forensic psychology or related field.
A Master's Degree with emphasis in human resources, law, business or public administration, social work, psychology, forensic psychology, higher education administration or related field is desirable.

At least four years of increasingly responsible professional human resources experience, involving employee relations, training and investigation/resolution of discrimination and harassment complaints, in a public education setting, including at least two years of increasingly responsible legal compliance work. Victim advocacy training and experience is desirable.

License or Certificate:
Valid California driver's license.

To Apply:
Please visit the District's Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country. - EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Keywords: Saddleback College, Mission Viejo , Director of Equal Employment Opportunity, Equity, and Compliance Programs, Human Resources , Mission Viejo, California

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