Los Angeles Community College District

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (#1021)

$77.34-$95.81 hourly / $13,405.55-$16,607.13 monthly / $160,866.60-$199,285.56 annual


Definition

Develops, implements, administers, and monitors a variety of District-wide programs focused on compliance with federal and state statutes related to diversity, equity, and inclusion which include but are not limited to equal employment opportunity, discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title IX.

Typical Duties

Develops, recommends, and implements District-wide policies, plans, systems, processes, and procedures designed to ensure compliance with federal and state statutes and District goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in a wide range of areas including but not limited to: admissions, recruitment, educational programs and activities, facilities, course offerings, participation in extra-curricular activities, financial assistance, student employment assistance, health services and student insurance, marital or parental status, athletics and physical education.

Systematically reviews and assesses federal and state executive, legislative, administrative, and judicial guidelines, orders, and decisions related to all assigned compliance programs to ensure related District policies, regulations, and processes are consistent with current law, clearly presented, and readily available as a resource for students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Coordinates with representatives from appropriate departments including Human Resources, Sheriff’s, and Student Services, as well as local community support, education, health, and law enforcement resources to identify and address patterns or systematic problems related to assigned compliance programs.

Develops, schedules, implements, and hosts regular events and training sessions across the District to inform students, faculty, and staff on topics related to the policies, prevention, reporting, and appropriate response to incidents involving equal opportunity, discrimination, and accessibility of individuals with a disability, sexual harassment and violence.

Counsels, interprets, advises, and informs administration, faculty, staff, students and the public regarding legal and regulatory requirements and District polices, processes, and procedures related to assigned compliance programs.

Directs and may personally conduct objective and timely investigations of complaints arising out of assigned compliance programs.

Directs and may personally prepare written position statements, complies supporting documentation and interacts with compliance agency officials on behalf of the District.

Negotiates solutions to complaints and recommend corrective action as appropriate

Ensures compliance with all statistical and narrative reporting requirements, including data collection, database management, data analysis, and reporting.

Represents the District and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on designated matters at meetings throughout the District and State.

Directs the design, implementation, and maintenance of integrated computer, auditing, and record systems applicable to the District compliance programs and functions; recommends improvements as required.

Directs and prepares correspondence, reports, and presentations involving compliance programs.

Plans, schedules, reviews, and evaluates the work of assigned staff.

Develops, monitors, and directs the maintenance of the office budget.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion develops, implements, administers, and monitors a variety of compliance programs to ensure compliance with federal and state statutes focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion for the District which include but are not limited to equal employment opportunity, discrimination, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title IX.

An ADA Compliance Officer develops, implements, and evaluates policies, procedures, and standards for the effective administration of a comprehensive District ADA compliance program; coordinates and monitors compliance activities.

A Senior Compliance Investigator plans, organizes, and supervises the day-to-day activities of a small unit engaged in investigating, analyzing, and resolving complaints, grievances, alleged violations of civil rights, discrimination, gender equity, sexual harassment, and accessibility for individuals with disabilities and other related policies at locations throughout the District; personally performs the more complex investigation of complaints in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

A Compliance Investigator applies a thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines in the investigation, analysis, and resolution of grievances, appeals, and complaints related to one or more of the following areas: civil rights, gender equity, sexual harassment, equal employment opportunity, Title IX, and accommodation of individuals with disabilities and related policies, procedures, and practices of the District.

Supervision

General direction is received from the General Counsel. Supervision is exercised over management, supervisory, professional, technical, and clerical personnel assigned to the unit.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles, practices and procedures of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity

Federal and state law and executive, legislative, administrative, and judicial guidelines, orders, and decisions related to assigned diversity, equity, and inclusion programs

District Board Rules and administrative policies related to equal employment opportunity, sexual harassment, discrimination, gender equity, and accessibility for individuals with disabilities

Principles, practices, and techniques of fact finding, investigation, negotiation, counseling, and conflict management

Principles and techniques of training

Research, analytical, and statistical methods used in assigned area

Organization, functions, and key staff of the District

Characteristics and working conditions of all job classifications used in the District

Employment policies, procedures, and practices of the District including collective bargaining agreements

Organization and management of records

Capabilities of computer systems, software, and hardware used in the administration of compliance programs

Ability to:

Set strategic direction, design, and implement effective compliance policies and programs

Gather, assemble, analyze, and evaluate facts, evidence, data, and other information draw reasonable and fair conclusions and make sound decisions

Effectively counsel and provide guidance to a wide range of constituents regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion issues and concerns

Perceive and react responsibly to the needs of a workforce, student population, and public that is ethnically, socially, and economically diverse

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

Maintain a high level of confidentiality

Independently anticipate conditions, plan ahead, establish priorities, and meet schedules

React independently, responsibly, and promptly to situations and events

Maintain effective working relationships with all levels of District personnel, regulatory agency representatives, business associates, and the public

Train, supervise, motivate, and promote teamwork toward the achievement of goals

Allocate and effectively utilize the human, fiscal and physical resources of the office

Effectively utilize computer equipment and software, including MS Office, HRIS, and affirmative action software programs

Travel to off-site events and meetings

Entrance Qualifications

Education:

A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university preferably with a major in public administration, business administration,  human resource management, law, or a related field. An advanced degree in one of the aforementioned majors is desirable.

Experience:

Five years of recent full-time, professional-level, paid experience in managing a multifaceted affirmative action program for an organization employing 500 or more employees. Experience must have included the supervision of staff, which included professional-level employees. Public agency experience is desirable.

Special :

A valid Class “C” California driver's license must be obtained within 10 days of establishing residence in the State of California.

Travel to locations throughout the District is required.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


CLASS: 1021; EST: 8/14/2019; REV: ;