*For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date. Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for Director of the Office of Equity, Social Justice, and Multicultural Education, a tenure-track, full-time position, which reports to the Dean of Equity & Engagement.
ABOUT THE DISTRICT Foothill - De Anza Community College District, composed of two colleges and an education center, is one of the top performing districts in both California and the United States, and one of the largest, ranking seventh in size among the state's 72 districts, serving more than 58,500 students per year and with an operating budget of $180M unrestricted general fund. Consistent with its mission, the District has a strong commitment to equity and inclusion and incorporates those values in its policies, procedures, and operations, and in its leadership and service to students and the community. Publicly supported and locally oriented, the District fills an essential role in workforce development, continuing education, and skills preparation to meet the changing demands of the highly diverse surrounding population and business communities. The District's students and more than 2,000 faculty and staff enjoy an unparalleled quality of life in an ideal climate, with physically pristine and fiscally sound campuses that have earned their reputation for academic excellence.
Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement: The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.
De Anza College Mission Statement: De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.
De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
Communication and expression
Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
JOB SUMMARY The Director of Equity, Social Justice, and Multicultural Education, is a tenure-track, full-time position, that reports to the Dean of Equity & Engagement. It has leadership responsibilities for the college's student equity plan including program planning and evaluation, as well as resource allocation and accountability. This key position is responsible for facilitating an institution-wide transformation that realizes and promotes our commitment to equity, social justice, and multicultural education for students, classified professionals, faculty and administrators. This position provides leadership and expertise to support the equity work across campus to meet the State Chancellor's Office Vision for Success goals. The position is responsible for supporting the college's equity plan by working collaboratively with and mentoring teaching and non-teaching faculty and classified professionals in culturally responsive and transformative curriculum and pedagogy, promoting culturally responsive services, and for promoting an inclusive campus environment.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION Reporting to the Dean of Equity and Engagement, develop, implement, promote and support the college's Student Equity Plan goals across the campus. Collaborate with the Program Coordinator in the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education to develop, coordinate, implement, conduct, and evaluate equity initiatives and college equity goals.
Provide leadership and expertise:
Work directly with shared governance bodies (e.g., curriculum committee, academic and classified senates, De Anza Student Government, administrative leadership) to achieve the De Anza College mission and institutional core competencies as they relate to cultural competence.
Develop, advocate for, and collaborate on diversity, equity, social justice, and multicultural education initiatives with administrators, faculty, staff, students, and community partners.
Lead and provide strategic planning for institutional transformation to advance racial equity, social justice, and multicultural education goals.
Demonstrate initiative and creativity in developing and implementing anti-racist, anti-oppressive in-services as well as educational programs designed to assist administrators, faculty, staff, and students to cultivate an understanding, sensitivity and respect for all cultural groups, genders, sexual orientations, and persons with varying abilities.
Serve as faculty lead with the campus Equity Action Council.
Faculty Training and Collaborations:
Play a leadership role in developing culturally responsive and transformative curriculum for faculty, STEM, and other learning communities and programs.
Develop, coordinate, implement, and conduct workshops focused on cultural humility, cultural responsiveness, social emotional learning, cultural capital and strengths-based learning.
Work closely with the Guided Pathways Core Team and Office of Professional and Organizational Development to assist in achieving the equity, social justice, and the multicultural education goals of the campus.
Facilitate inclusive processes that empower all constituent groups to be part of institutional transformation.
Participate in the training of search and selection committees as needed.
Facilitate faculty and staff from moving to data inquiry to incorporating best practice.
Program Development and Management:
Perform administrative responsibilities including fiscal management and resource development.
Write reports and program reviews for the Office of Equity and Jean Miller Resource Room for Women, Gender and Sexualities and other new initiatives.
In collaboration with the Office of Equity team, provide leadership and direction in establishing program goals and evaluation.
Standard duties expected of all faculty including the development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to serve on District and College committees and to participate in campus extra-curricular activities. This position requires working several evenings during the year and working some weekends.
Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
Three years demonstrated culturally responsive teaching, training, and/or facilitation in areas related to this position.
Experience with culturally responsive and transformative curriculum and pedagogy.
Demonstrated commitment to equity and racial equity, social justice, and multicultural education.
Experience in implementing transformative organizational change, focused on anti-oppressive practices, racial equity, social justice, and multicultural education.
Well-developed leadership skills, including interpersonal communication and cultural competency.
Experience in administrative, fiscal and project management, and hiring.
Experience with culturally responsive conflict resolution.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
In addition, successful candidates will demonstrate the following:
Knowledge of and experience with issues of cultural diversity and equity, gender, sexual orientation, and ability.
Knowledge of and experience with concepts and methods of transformative organizational change as they relate to diversity, equity, social justice, and multicultural education.
Demonstrate creativity, initiative and flexibility in implementing our diversity, racial equity, social justice, and multicultural education initiatives.
Knowledge of Equal Opportunity principles.
Ability to manage fiscal and human resources.
Ability to plan, organize work independently and manage multiple priorities.
Ability to think and act under pressure with a high level of efficiency.
Ability to assess situations, pivot and adapt an effective course of action.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Technical computer proficiency.
Indoor, in classroom, office, or online environment.
(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
Vision sufficient to read various materials.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.
A District on-line application to be completed at http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/ *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
The following supplemental material: an essay of no more than 500 words, discuss the following: What is your vision for a De Anza College that fully embraces multicultural education, racial equity, and social justice. What is the first action you would take to realize that vision?
If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.
If you are selected as a finalist, you will be asked to provide the names and telephone numbers of colleagues who have first-hand knowledge of what you have described above.
If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you must submit the Request for Equivalency form and supporting documentation. This form must be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet. http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/Equivalency.pdf
Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our Applicant Information webpage to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html
HIRING RANGE: Annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience. For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to: http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/2019-2020%20Faculty%20Salary%20Schedules.pdf. The candidate selected for the position will need to provide copies of official transcripts for salary placement. Do not submit transcripts with your application.
Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. For a full list of benefits: https://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/b-new-hire-benefits/index.html
Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development. In addition, the District is a participating member of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) and the successful applicant would be a member of the Faculty Association (FA). The current Faculty/District Agreement can be found online at: https://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/19-22%20FA%20Agreement_FINAL.pdf.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 11-months per year STARTING DATE: Fall 2021 (September 16, 2021)
Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.
For more information about our application process contact: Employment Services Foothill-De Anza Community College District 12345 El Monte Road Los Altos Hills, California 94022 (650) 949-6217 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://hr.fhda.edu/
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Foothill-De Anza serves the communities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Stanford, Sunnyvale, and portions of San Jose.For more than 50 years, Foothill-De Anza has demonstrated excellence and innovation in academic programs and student services. As one of the largest community college districts in the United States, Foothill-De Anza provides credit classes for about 64,000 students a year. The colleges are active members of the League for Innovation in the Community College, a national consortium of leading two-year institutions.