Director, Legal Services & EEO, NANCE San Diego Community College District
The Position The San Diego Community College District is now accepting applications for Director, Legal Services & EEO, Non-Academic Non-Classified. This is a substitute Classified Manager position. The expected job duration is approximately six months.
Under the general supervision of the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources or other assigned executive, manage legal representation of the District, manage and coordinate legal services, administrative requirements, and litigation assigned to outside counsel; and administer legal and administrative requirements of Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) and Diversity under federal and State laws and codes as well as District policies and procedures for all components of the District. Major Responsibilities EXAMPLES OF DUTIES 1. Provide legal counsel and representation for the Chancellor, Cabinet, Board of Trustees and District administrative staff on District matters. Participate in strategic planning decisions at the Cabinet level. Prepare and render legal opinions upon request. 2. Coordinate legal services and litigation against the District in accordance with policies adopted by the Board of Trustees and procedures established by the Chancellor. Consult with outside counsel on discovery, strategy and settlement negotiations. and administer legal and administrative requirements of Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) and Diversity under federal and State laws and codes as well as District policies and procedures for all components of the 3. Represent the District in matters pertaining to EEO & Diversity. Prepare cases and represent the District in fact-finding hearings concerning EEO before State and federal regulatory agencies. 4. Investigate or administer the investigation and resolution of complaints of harassment from employees, students, job applicants and others based upon ethnic group identification, religion, age, sex, color, or physical or mental disability, including sexual harassment. 5. Direct a program to review and approve the District's contracts and compliance programs for vendors/contractors to assure that their EEO/Diversity plans meet the regulations mandated by the Office of Federal Contracts and Compliance. 6. Develop and implement District policies, procedures, programs and publications concerning legal services and assigned functions and assure these are consistent with the law. 7. May deal with some grievances. 8. Investigate or direct the investigation of incidents which may lead to discipline in accordance with applicable laws, District policy and bargaining agreement processes. 9. Meet with community, State and other appropriate parties to further the District's programs to enhance Diversity. 10. Develop, present, and ensure required reports and records are prepared, maintained and distributed within prescribed timelines. 11. Establish training objectives in conjunction with management policies and directives; facilitate communication from management to employees regarding training objectives and program evaluation. 12. Supervise administrative staff assigned to the Legal Services and EEO Office. 13. Perform related duties as assigned. Qualifications DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge: Applicable sections of State laws, rules and regulations including, but not limited to, State California Education Code, California Government Code, and California Code of Regulations Title 5 and Title 8. Diversity and EEO compliance, laws, rules, and regulations dealing with recruitment and employment of minorities and protected classes. Contract, tort, environmental and insurance laws. Court procedure rules. District's Collective Bargaining Agreements. District organization, operations, policies and objectives. Diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds. Diversity and EEO programs and best practices. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment. Oral and written communications skills. Principles & practices of administration, supervision and training. Record-keeping techniques. Technical aspects of field of specialty.
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Implement and enforce a comprehensive Diversity and EEO Compliance plan. Inform, assist, lead, counsel and advise employees, applicants and students regarding employment discrimination. Investigation of complaints of harassment, discrimination and employee disciplinary procedures. Maintain records and prepare reports. Meet schedules and time lines. Monitor employment activities and ensure compliance with legal mandates. Plan, train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel. Work independently with little direction.
Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience equivalent to: a Law degree, a current license to practice law in California, and experience in: applying the law to matters concerning claims or litigation against the employer; the development and administration of programs associated with Equal Opportunity and Diversity; and investigating EEO complaints and in furthering diversity in an organization. Special Instructions to Applicants: To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to resumes or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an incomplete application; please enter N/A if any section does not apply. Complete online application; Resume; and Copy of current License to practice law in the State of California and a valid California driver's license. Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you've written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.
- Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted. - Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail. - All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
The San Diego Community College District serves 130,000 students annually through three two-year colleges and six Continuing Education campuses. The three colleges, San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, offer associate degrees and certificates in occupational programs that prepare students for entry-level jobs, and arts and sciences programs that transfer to four-year colleges and universit...ies. Continuing Education offers adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. The District also provides education to over 145,000 service personnel at military bases in 24 states.
The Continuing Education campuses offer adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills, and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. A number of special programs are unique to the city, including KSDS-FM all-jazz radio, the Center for Competitive and Applied Technologies, and the Workplace Learning Resource Center.
The San Diego Community College District is governed by its five-member, locally elected Board of Trustees and three student members serving on a rotating basis. Shared governance activities involve faculty, students, and staff in the development of solutions to key policy and budget issues. The five trustees are elected in even-numbered years to four-year terms by the voters of San Diego. The Chancellor, the District's chief executive officer, is responsible for carrying out the policies approved by the Board of Trustees.
The District is in the midst of $1.555 billion in new construction and renovations at the three colleges and Continuing Education campuses throughout the city.
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