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Director, Diversity and Inclusion
College of the Canyons

Date Posted Jul. 18, 2018
Title Director, Diversity and Inclusion
University College of the Canyons
Department Human Resources
Application Deadline Aug. 20, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Santa Clarita, CA
    United States
  • Director/Manager
  • Administration - Human Resources

Innovative. Collaborative. Entrepreneurial. These characteristics define not only College of the Canyons, but the faculty, staff, and administrators who make this college one of the most unique among California’s 113 community colleges.

College of the Canyons is among the fastest growing community colleges in the nation. It is widely recognized as a model community college for enhancing student access, success, and equity. In fact, its completion rates rank among the highest in the state. The college has also established a well-deserved reputation for bolstering economic development, and offering innovative career technical education responsive to industry needs.

The college has served the dynamic, growing Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding regions within a 367-square-mile area of northern Los Angeles County since 1969. Visionary leadership combined with a steady infusion of new residents and businesses create a spirit of possibilities that inspires the college to be flexible, creative, and attuned to the evolving needs of the community.

Under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Human Resources, the Director, Diversity and Inclusion serves as a champion for diversity and inclusion issues across campus. Plans diversity related events and training. Coordinates with other groups in planning district-wide events that support a culture of inclusion. This position is also responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the District’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan, investigation of discrimination and harassment complaints, and ensuring compliance with policy, regulations, and laws related to equal employment opportunity. The Director also performs duties related to Title IX programs, is a member of the Sexual Assault Response Team, assists in complaint investigation, makes recommendations, and prepares detailed, written reports. Assists the Title IX Officers in the development and implementation of policies, websites, and training programs for faculty, staff, and students on Title IX and other related topics.

College of the Canyons is pleased to announce the following:

Director, Diversity and Inclusion

(Review Date: August 20, 2018 A Classified Management Represented Position

Minimum Requirements:
Successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution.
A minimum of four years of progressively more responsible full-time experience in a comprehensive human resources department, EEO program or related regulatory agency.

Desirable Qualifications:
A passion for diversity issues, demonstrated either through employment or community involvement.
Master’s degree from an accredited institution with major coursework in Human Resources Management, Public or Business Administration, Psychology, or a related field; or Certification in Human Resources.
Mediation certification.
Experience and training regarding conducting sensitive and confidential investigations alleging violations of Title IX.
Experience investigating and resolving discrimination and harassment complaints.
Successful experience in long and short range planning and project management
Experience providing effective training.
Human Resources experience in the public sector and/or educational institutions.
Demonstrated ability to deal appropriately with confidential information and exercise good judgment on sensitive matters.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity.
Strong organization and analytical skills.
Demonstrated ability to prepare complex reports and create effective presentations.

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Application Process: Application materials must be submitted by the end of the day in the Human Resources Offices on August 20, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to complete their application online. Please visit our website at

If you require assistance, please call the Human Resources Office at (661)362-3427 or our TTY Line at (661)362-5178. Applicants may check the status of their application online and may expect to be notified within approximately 4 weeks following the review date as to the status of their application.

Applicants who have disabilities who need accommodation in order to complete the selection process should contact the Human Resources office directly at (661) 362-3427.

  • The Santa Clarita Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected basis under the law.

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