Director, Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Grant at Merced Community College (2023)

Director, Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Grant

Salary: $62,709.00 - $97,399.00 Annually

Job Type:

Job Number: 20221118


1/31/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

Location: Merced, CA


Management Range 16

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience

*This is a categorically funded position and is contingent upon funding

Additional compensation for doctorate

Tentative Interview Dates in January, 2023 (Specific Interview dates to be determined)

Merced College is a midsized community college located in California's Central Valley. Founded in 1962, the college serves more than 16,000 students with room to expand on its 267 acre main campus and 120 acre Los Banos site. Merced, incorporated in 1889, offers historical sites, affordable housing, access to the Bay Area and Sacramento, and is the Gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra mountains as well as home to the University of California Merced campus. Our tree-shaded, growing community of just over 80,000 includes multiple biking and walking trails as well as access to several lakes - large and small - throughout the county.

Merced College is looking for an equity-minded, innovative and dynamic leader to serve as Director of the Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions (DHSI) grant. The Director over the DHSI grant will oversee and manage the grant, as well as develop and lead a talented team working towards developing equity and inclusion efforts, expanding enrollment opportunities in our community, and improve the student experiences at Merced College.

Merced College Vision

Merced College will provide transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs.

Merced College Mission

Growing our community through education and workforce training:

• lifelong learning

• basic skills

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• career technical education

• transfer

• degree/certificate programs

Ensuring student success through equitable access, continuous quality improvement, institutional effectiveness, and student achievement.

General Description:

This is a classified administrator position. Under the direction of the Dean of Student Services, the incumbent will work with various success teams to implement Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. The Director will also be responsible for designing streamlined and integrated DEI training and accountability systems.

Examples of Duties

Representative Duties:

• Coordinate all elements of the DHSI grant

• Responsible for budget management

• Responsible for grant implementation and grant requirements

• Coordinate with student success teams to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and services to students

• Schedule and conduct staff activities on DEI best practices

• Continuous DEI monitoring and accountability among Success Teams to ensure that all students have full access to educational and personal supports

• Expansion and integration of the College and Career Access Pathway (CCAP) for first generation Hispanic college students

• Develop and supervise outreach and recruitment programs designed to increase the number of disproportionately impacted students at Merced College, particularly Hispanic students

• Provide leadership, advice, and counsel to disproportionately impacted populations and Hispanic students

• Develop innovative and dynamic methods to help improve student retention and success among Hispanic student populations

• Compile necessary data to identify and create engagement opportunities and access/success initiatives for Hispanic students

• Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to gather data and generate analysis for reporting

• Make presentations about the DHSI grant and related activities to off-and on-campus groups

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• Assist in the formation of professional development activities needed to advance the goals of the center

• Be sensitive to and understand the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

• Recruit and supervise student workers

• Assist with other student support services and programs

• Perform other related duties as assigned

Knowledge of:

• Educational needs of those with economic, educational, and other needs that hinder success in higher education

• Financial aid policies, procedures, and practices

• Counseling and advisement techniques

• Challenges and barriers faced by disproportionately impacted populations and students of color in higher education

Ability to:

• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

• Supervise and train staff

• Work cooperatively with instructors and staff

• Interpret and apply federal and state regulations and policies

• Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

Typical Qualifications




• Master's degree from an accredited college or university in any discipline AND one year of reasonably related experience

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• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

License or Certificate: A valid California Class “C” driver's license or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire date. Travel to locations throughout the District may be required.



• Experience working with diverse student populations and students of color

• Strong relational and interpersonal skills

• Understanding principles and best practices relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


Work is performed primarily in an office environment with some travel to different sites; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.

Physical Ability to:

• Hear and understand speech at normal levels

• Communicate so others will be able to clearly understand normal conversation

• Read printed matter and computer screens

• Stand or sit for prolonged periods of time

• Bend, twist, stoop, kneel, crawl, push, and pull

• Reach in all directions

• Work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations

• Operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard


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Supplemental Information

How to Apply:

• Submit a complete application by the closing date/time on the Merced College career pages at

Required Documentation:

• Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position (cover letter)

• Resume

• List of three professional references (no reference letters permitted)

• Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate); transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree; official copies are not required unless applicant is hired

• Diversity Statement: The Merced College District has a diverse staff and student population. As such, applicants must demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the community at large. Please describe your leadership efforts and professional experience promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in a work setting. Please do not include any personally identifying information. Limit your response to one (1) page.

If Applicable:

• Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation completed by an approved organization per the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

• Equivalency Review Form (Required for applicants who do not possess the stated minimum educational qualifications and are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency)

Only the required documentation as listed above will be accepted for this recruitment. Any additional documentation will be removed from your application profile.

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed highly qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee. A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews. Interviews may be scheduled via Zoom or onsite.Applicants are required to ensure access to the necessary technology to participate in a Zoom interview and will be responsible for their travel expenses, if necessary.

Employee Benefits: Health benefits for the employee and all their eligible dependents cost employee's only $12 per month and provide access to PPO medical coverage, PPO dental coverage, VSP Vision coverage, and more! Please visit our for more details about our incredible employee benefits. In addition, sick leave and retirement benefits are also provided.

Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States. Merced College does not sponsor visas. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. The applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.Merced Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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