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POSITION: Assistant Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent, Student Services

SALARY: Certificated Management Salary Schedule

Work Days: 210 days

Student Services
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Under the supervision of Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, performs professional level duties related to district-wide Equity Programs and Initiatives. Provides leadership, coordination, and support in the ongoing development, implementation, and administration of all phases of the diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts of CVUSD.  

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: “Important to note the incumbent may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but is intended to accurately reflect the principal job elements.”
  • Serve as a leader, advocate, and resource person in matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Oversight and implementation of CVUSD strategic plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • Manage and oversee the development and implementation of anti-racist/ anti-bias training for staff; provide support and coaching; identify leadership components to ensure safe and inclusive environments and provide continuum of professional development across the district.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of instructional practices and pedagogy related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Ensure that the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and other programs/projects incorporate the needs of underrepresented student populations.
  • Work collaboratively with Human Resources to develop, implement, and assist in the recruitment processes to increase diversity in our employees, teachers, counselors, and administration pipeline in collaboration with local and national colleges/universities. 
  • Assist with procedures for curriculum screening, selection, piloting, and adoption of instructional materials related to cultural relevancy and the Fair Education Act.
  • Assist with the coordination of guidance and support services to ensure all students have equitable access to guidance and educational services.
  • Maintain and oversee methods of program evaluation, accountability, tracking/monitoring and reporting of data related to underrepresented student populations to improve student success and to respond to LCAP Objectives and other job description elements.
  • Provide coaching and modeling to staff in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Work collaboratively with both Instructional Service and Student Service team to support ongoing initiatives and projects related to diversity, cultural relevancy, equity and access, and inclusion. 
  • Collaborate with staff to facilitate trust-building, relationship-building, cultural competency, and organizational awareness as it relates to DEI.
  • Work externally to establish a network of experts and organizations involved in the national discussion of DEI to consistently advise district leaders on innovative ideas, policy development, and program concepts.
  • Facilitate and provide comprehensive support to school sites in the integration and execution of Restorative Practices training initiatives.
  • Provide leadership and support in the development, implementation, and coordination of best practices designed to increase and retain diverse staff within the workforce.
  • Oversee grant initiatives, manage the department budget, and actively seek grant funding opportunities to support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • Provide assistance to established student clubs within CVUSD, such as the Black Student Union, Latino Connection Club, GSA while fostering the development of new student organizations across school campuses.
  • Provide and support various stakeholders and advisory committees including, but not limited to, school sites, students, and community in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Coordinate and support the implementation of the African American District Advisory Council through the collaborative development of agendas and provide ongoing communication with all district advisory councils.
  • Provide on-going training, support and assistance with school or district investigations into allegations of racism, discrimination, or harassment.
  • Facilitate the resolution of conflicts between parties, understand what leads to conflict, the nature of conflict, and methods for resolution, and assist with inquiries to resolve conflicts so the inquirer can determine which conflict resolution method would be appropriate for the specific situation.
  • Select, train, supervise, and evaluate performance of assigned certificated and classified personnel.
  • Provide timely and effective communications regarding incidents and/or situations which might impact the district, its divisions, or schools.
  • Collect and analyze project data to measure the impact and evaluate the effectiveness of assigned professional development activities.
  • Create a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, and files related to assigned activities.
  • Performs other job-related duties and functions as required or assigned.
  • Ability to research, identify, and implement best practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Ability to design and deliver quality professional development around diversity, equity, and access for instructional staff and administrators.
  • Ability to effectively collect, utilize, and analyze multiple sets of data to best support student progress and staff development as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Outstanding skills in problem-solving, critical-thinking, innovation, and creativity
  • A results-oriented, goal driven, collaborative approach to work.
  • Ability to be flexible and revise priorities in accordance with the requirements of student needs, school goals and district priorities along with a strong commitment to learn.
  • Knowledge and commitment to Conejo Valley Unified School District’s mission, vision, and priority goals
  • Meet and build relationships with other governmental agencies and local business leaders around. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to professional standards regarding confidential matters.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to engage and work closely with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services
  • A combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to a master's degree in education, educational leadership or related field, an administrative credential, or four years of progressively responsible management experience, including experience as an administrator and/ or in diversity-related positions with a demonstrated record of progressively responsible leadership in providing strategic direction of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access efforts.

Working Conditions:
  • Subject to classroom/office environment and community settings, which may include inside and outside environmental conditions.
  • Subject to travel between sites, the city, county, state, and nationally
Physical Conditions:
  • Visual capability to read handwritten or typed documents, and the display screen of various office equipment and machines.
  • Able to conduct verbal conversation.
  • Able to hear normal range verbal conversation (approx. 60 decibels)
  • Able to sit, stand, stoop, kneel, bend and walk.
  • Able to sit for sustained periods of time.
  • Able to climb slopes, stairs, steps and ladders.
  • Able to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Able to carry up to 25 pounds.
The CVUSD Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in district programs and activities. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discrimination against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity gender expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. (BP 0410)
Any applicant who attempts to directly contact individual Board Members with the intent of influencing the superintendent’s recommendation will be considered disqualified from candidacy for this position

Newport-Mesa Unified School District – Coordinator, Special Education (Orange County)

Deadline: 2/19/2024 12:00 p.m. $144,358 - $175,632 (215 workdays).

Apply online at


2023-2024 School Year
Under the direction of the Administrative Director I, Special Education/Operations, plan coordinate and
provide special education services in collaboration with other District programs; administer and
implement special education programs and services in accordance with Federal, State, and local
guidelines and mandates; provide coordination, program development and evaluation of special education
programs and staff. Train and consult with special education staff at the school and district level.
Representative Duties:
 Provide training and consultation on the use of new and innovative methods, strategies, and
materials that enhance the educational progress of students; consult with directors, administrators,
teachers, and parents regarding the operational aspects of special education programs.
 Facilitate the provision of assistance to students, parents, teachers, administrators, and other staff
in solving school-related problems and coordinating instructional programs between home and
 Review Individualized Education Programs (IEP) which include annual goals and short-term
objectives for students with exceptional needs; provide special education staff with appropriate
curricular resources to ensure IEP objectives are met in an organized and sequential manner.
 Serve as a resource and liaison to IEP teams regarding provision of special education and related
services in unique and difficult cases.
 Coordinate assessments conducted by various professionals within the school and community.
 Prepare teachers and other professional staff for annual or requested reviews; supervise and
evaluate special education programs and staff; participate in program reviews as necessary.
 Prepare Prior Written Notices (PWN) letters to provide to parents.
 Participate in alternative dispute resolution, mediations and due process proceedings as needed.
 Advise the District in State compliance and reporting.
 Organize and provide oversight of Extended School Year (summer) Program.
 Evaluate certificated and classified staff as assigned.
 Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
The duties and responsibilities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform these job functions.
Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge of:
 Relevant Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and safety regulations.
 Basic operations, services, and activities of special education programs.
 IEP planning process and continuum of program options.
 Appropriate services within a continuum of options to meet student needs.
 Instructional methodologies and strategies used to teach students with special education needs.
 Principles of behavioral management and curriculum development appropriate for special education
 Recent developments and current sources of information related to special education services, planning, and
Ability to:
 Assess and evaluate program effectiveness and analyze for compliance.
 Exhibit strong leadership, listening skills, and organizational skills.
 Work well with parents, administrators, other departments, and the community.
 Navigate databases and IEP web-based programs.
 Provide in-services for staff to facilitate implementation of instructional methodologies, curriculum
materials, and current trends within special education.
 Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team and to foster collaboration between special education and
general education staff.
 Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
Selection Criteria:
The selection will be based upon:
1. The candidate’s possession of the qualifications and considerations noted above.
2. The endorsement of the candidate by previous supervisors, administrators, employers, etc.
3. The endorsement of the candidate by the individuals involved in the selection process.
Annual Salary: $144,358 – $175,632* (215 days)
*Based on 2023-24 Salary Schedule, plus:
 Mileage Stipend
 Communication Stipend
 Generous District Contributions Toward Family Health and Welfare Benefits
 Paid Professional Dues
Application Procedure:
Individuals who are interested must submit an EdJoin electronic application at In
addition, a letter of intent, resume, copy of all transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a copy of all
credentials held should be attached to your electronic application. Additional information can be obtained by
Newport-Mesa Unified School District
2985-A Bear Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-5041
Deadline for applying:
February 19, 2024, at 12:00 P.M.

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