Job Details

Rancho Santiago Community College District
  • Position Number: 4603868
  • Location: Santa Ana, CA
  • Position Type: Human Resources

Assistant Vice Chancellor, People & Culture/Learning, Innovation, Wellness, and Equity

Rancho Santiago Community College District

Salary Range: Grade A: $188,409.07 - $252,486.17/year, $262,585.62 (top step effective 7/01/2024)

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: CL23-00733

Location: Santa Ana, CA

Division: DO People & Culture

Closing: 10/12/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

Job Description

The Assistant Vice Chancellor, People and Culture innovates, delivers, and collaborates on Districtwide People and Culture functions related to learning and development, policy/process innovations, and equity compliance/investigations. The Assistant Vice Chancellor will create and bring to life differentiated yet relatable lean learning and development programs, modernized policy and processes, as well as equitable compliance and investigations to ensure belonging. The Assistant Vice Chancellor also serves as the District's Title IX and Section 504/ADA coordinator and oversees duties encompassing all aspects of United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), California Department of Fair Employment and Housing ("DFEH"), U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights ("OCR"), Title IX, Jeanne Clery Act, and related federal/state/local legislations.

  1. Partners closely with peers and stakeholders across the District to assess existing People and Culture programs, processes, and practices; identify gaps and inefficiencies, and innovate to enhance the employee experience and support long-term growth objectives.
  2. Collaborates with senior leaders, managers, and employees in providing expertise in the areas such as learning and development, process innovation, total rewards, investigations, employee relations, performance management, alternative dispute resolution/mediation, and risk management.
  3. Builds and sustains a performance-based culture focused on setting measurable objectives, engendering accountability, and delivering consistent feedback.
  4. Leads, assesses, and mentors team members to ensure daily operations excellence and encourage and inspire creativity.
  5. Develops and delivers training programs that are tailored around lean 80/20 learning with research-based impact and sustainable results on topics such: as Title IX prevention and awareness program, AB 1825 sexual harassment prevention, child abuse and neglect mandated reporters, Title IX sexual violence prevention, unlawful discrimination, and other people and culture topics.
  6. Oversees all District investigations of complaints of discrimination, alternative dispute resolution, EEOC/DFEH responses and State Chancellor's Office affairs.
  7. Recruits, trains and manages investigators, adjudicators, advisors for all Title IX and Equity cases.
  8. Conducts intake interviews, investigations, and mediation (as needed).
  9. Compiles comprehensive reports of findings of fact and recommendations for appropriate remedies within mandatory deadlines.
  10. Prepares, in collaboration with various stakeholders, annual statistical reports to state and federal agencies, Chancellor, Presidents, Board of Trustees, and others in the campus community on incidences of sexual offense and claims of discrimination or harassment.
  11. Establishes and maintains comprehensive case logs, files and notes.
  12. Leads regular collaboration sessions with campus Deputy Title IX stakeholders and the District Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  13. Maintains the Title IX website and People and Culture social media platforms to publicize campus and community resources.
  14. Performs case management services such as sustaining parties' communications throughout the investigation and resolution process.
  15. Assesses and takes action to mitigate any potential safety risks.
  16. Coordinates and makes referrals for support services and as needed to the County Sheriff's Office as well as other authorities.
  17. Collaborates with District Public Safety to fulfill the objectives of Clery Compliance and ensure consistent compliance with Student Affairs and the District's Annual Security.
  18. Liaisons with outside counsel to ensure efficiency, accountability, and accuracy.
  19. Evaluates and enhances existing Board Policies, Administrative Regulations, and related policies/procedures.
  20. Supports and advises supervisors in developing, delivering, and monitoring Performance Improvement Plans and reviews complaints or concerns from managers and employees regarding the process.
  21. Innovates and implements new ideas for continuous and sustainable improvement, including process enhancements that reduce costs, strengthen stakeholder satisfaction, and/or improve the effective delivery of services.
  22. Manages and collaborates with stakeholders on complex risk management, leaves of absences, and accommodation affairs.
  23. Collaborates with the Vice Chancellor of People and Culture with annual operating budgets for the department.
  24. Performs other duties as assigned.


Thorough Knowledge of:
  1. Successful strategies with providing People and Culture support in a multi-stakeholder organization across multiple locations.
  2. Risk, control, and compliance operating models in the People and Culture space.
  3. Leaves and accommodation management strategy, tracking, models, systems, and compliance.
  4. Learning strategies and blended learning approaches to support a learner-centric experience.
  5. Innovative, varied and simplified solutions which maximize knowledge and skill acquisition.
  6. Strategic ideas within the People and Culture space through EEO, Title IX, and civil rights compliance monitoring, technology, trend forecasting, and stakeholder collaboration.
  7. Applicable sections of California Education Code, Title 5, California Fair Housing and Employment Act, Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act, Campus SaVE Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), and Meyers-Milias-Brown Act.
  8. Methods and techniques of trauma-informed investigations and adjudications pursuant to California Education Code Section 67386 (b) (12) and other legal requirements.
  9. Principles, practices and techniques used in the analysis, evaluation, design, planning and management of a comprehensive equal employment opportunity/Title IX/civil rights/restorative justice program and its integration with a full-scale people and culture program including employee relations, employee and management training and development, and employee discipline and corrective action.
  10. Proven practices and strategies for investigation, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, mediation, and arbitration.
  11. Strategies identifying and building cross-functional partnerships to understand challenges.
  12. Intersectional diversity, inclusion, belonging, equity, antiracism, and equal opportunity.
  13. Research techniques, data mining practices, and people analytics strategies.
  14. Experience with software such as Advocate/Maxient, Ellucian Banner/Colleague, case management, and related HRIS/People and Culture software.
  15. Effective and concise verbal and written communication skills with the ability to collaborate and influence with cross-functional team members.

Ability to:
  1. Analyze data and metrics to guide strategy.
  2. Innovate on software packages for recruitment, personnel, spreadsheets, and databases.
  3. Show success utilizing employee attraction, engagement, and retention strategies.
  4. Gather data, analyze/reason logically, and draw valid conclusions.
  5. Investigate and/or mediate Title IX, EEO, and related complaints.
  6. Spearhead with expedited resolution in various employee relations matters.
  7. Audit various People and Culture processes, practices, and procedures to ensure alignment and compliance.
  8. Analyze situations and make appropriate decisions and/or recommendations.
  9. Quickly learn and effectively interpret and apply rules, regulations, and precedents to personnel issues with working solutions.
  10. Clearly communicate ideas and recommendations.
  11. Write clear and concise reports, presentations, and related communications.
  12. Work with and provide direction to other employees in the completion of the day-to-day work.
  13. Excel in an ever-changing environment using an ambitious mindset.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university and five (5) years of related work experience OR Master's Degree/Juris Doctorate/Doctorate Degree from an accredited college or university and three (3) years of related work experience OR Equivalent combination of training and experience.


Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is one of the most established districts in the state and has been in operation for nearly 50 years. Located in the heart of Orange County, it is one of the largest of California's 72 community college districts, based on the number of credit and non-credit students. RSCCD encompasses 25 percent of Orange County's total area and serves a population of more than 700,000 residents in the communities of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Santa Ana, Villa Park, and portions of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Tustin, and Yorba Linda. The District includes Santiago Canyon College and Santa Ana College, as well as the Centennial and Orange Continuing Education Centers, the Digital Media Center, Joint Powers Fire Training Center, the Orange County Sheriff's Regional Training Academy, the College and Workforce Preparation Center, and the District Operations Center. RSCCD's three (3) auxiliary Foundations are actively involved in supporting both community and campus programs.
The Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is committed to the concept and principles of staff diversity and equal employment opportunity by prohibiting discrimination based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Applications from all persons interested in the position are encouraged.
SELECTION CRITERIAApplication ScreeningIn addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
  • Educational experience - breadth and depth
  • Work experience (breadth and depth)
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Program development
  • Community involvement
  • Demonstrated experience in working with a diverse socio-economic community
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
Based on the information presented in the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and an oral interview.Meeting the position's minimum requirements does not guarantee advancement in the selection process. Candidate qualifications will be assessed to determine those who meet and exceed requirements and are deemed the most competitive in the applicant pool. InterviewApplicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview. During the oral session, those selected for interviews will, in addition to the above, also be evaluated on the following factors:
  • Oral communication skills
  • Presentation
  • Problem-solving skills
A predetermined set of questions will be asked of all applicants interviewed. Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure the correct evaluation of their qualifications. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicants should contact Recruitment in the Human Resources Office for assistance. Application ProceduresTo ensure full consideration, all applicants must submit a complete online Rancho Santiago Community College District Online application that includes the items listed below by the position's closing date. People & Culture will review all applications for completeness, and only complete application packets will be forwarded to the screening committee for further review. A Complete Application Packet Must Include the Following:
  1. RSCCD Online Application
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Resume - details all relevant education, training, and other work experience

Foreign Transcripts: Education completed outside of the United States must be equivalent to that gained in the conventional/accredited United States education programs to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), a United States-based credentials evaluation service, must translate and evaluate Foreign transcripts.
Conditions of EmploymentSelected candidate(s) is required to complete the following prior to employment as part of the onboarding process:
  1. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States (by in-person appointment in People & Culture)
  2. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis Exam
  3. Fingerprints (by a Live Scan Agency at the candidate's expense, and clearance must be received before the first day of employment)
  4. Submit official transcripts

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