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Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Walla Walla Community College
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 21, 2024

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Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Walla Walla Community College

Salary: $95,000.00 - $107,250.00 Annually

Job Type:

Job Number: 2024-001424

Location: Walla Walla, WA


Closing: Continuous

Join our team to help inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services.


Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is seeking applicants for a Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) position at the Walla Walla campus.

At Walla Walla Community College, we inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services. We have identified three core themes that describe the fundamental aspects of the College's mission by translating it into practice: Student Success, Strong Communities, and Resource Stewardship. As an organization, we value learning opportunities, a sense of community, diversity, health and humor, excellence, integrity, teamwork, innovation, personal and professional growth, and sustainability.

General Description:

The Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) is responsible for providing leadership, planning, training, and development to assist the College in being culturally welcoming, socially accountable and promoting inclusive excellence, access, and cultural competency for students, faculty, and staff. The position works closely with the President's executive leadership team and serves as a central source and point of coordination and communication for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging initiatives, training, and programs. The Director will engage community partners and organizations through thoughtful outreach efforts and engender a strong sense of trust, fairness, respect and understanding of the College's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

This is a full-time, non-represented, exempt position reporting to the College President.

Essential Functions:

  • Community Building and Programming: Works with faculty, staff, and students to develop programming designed to strengthen the culture of inclusion, belongingness and engagement at the College. Meets with College departments/divisions at each campus to better understand needs and areas of focus.

  • Professional Development and Training: Develops and schedules DEIB trainings and professional development opportunities for students, faculty and staff. Works closely with Student Services, Human Resources and the Office of Instruction to design and promote culturally competent training and development in support of a climate of equity, inclusion and belonging.

  • Student Recruitment: Collaborates with Student Services divisions, including the Welcome Center, Financial Aid, Registrar, Enrollment Management, and others to develop and implement strategies aimed at recruiting, serving, and retaining under-represented and marginalized student populations. Participates in recruitment events.

  • Pipeline Development: Assists in building and nurturing relationships with external colleges, elementary and secondary schools, communities, and professional networks to assist with recruitment and retention strategies.

  • Data Analysis and Reporting: Works collaboratively with the Office of Planning, Effectiveness, and Economic Development to research and analyze data to assess institutional climate. Conducts needs assessments, focus groups and holds other forums to stay current with College trends and needs. Coordinates DEIB data research and analysis and presents to councils and committees in relation to the College's strategic plan. Presents analysis of legislation and regulations to the executive leadership team and other student, faculty, and staff groups and community partners, related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

  • Relationship Building: Develops working relationships with all populations in the College's service area(s) to promote diversity, equity, and an inclusive, supportive environment at the College. Engages individuals, cultural groups, civic organizations, and federal, state, tribal and local government leaders around issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Represents the College in regional and local associations, civic clubs, and on non-profit boards in order to establish a network of community partnerships and support.

  • Competencies

  • Possesses excellent communication and consensus-building skills in addition to conflict resolution abilities
  • Demonstrated skill in developing effective and impactful training programs for students, employees and the College community
  • Ability to work proactively and productively with students, faculty, staff, leadership and community groups to advance the vision, mission and guiding principles of Walla Walla Community College
  • Possesses advanced knowledge of current research and stays current on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret salient data, relevant state and federal legislation, and the ability to communicate this knowledge to the College community and the public
  • Proven ability to build collaborative relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Possesses exceptional team-building skills to motivate and engage team members
  • Possesses cultural competence as evidenced by a strong, demonstrable record of advocacy for the needs of under-represented populations
  • Possesses an engaging, inclusive and collaborative leadership style that effectually promotes the role and mission of the College for all populations
  • Develops equity, diversity and inclusionary policies, procedures, and practices that meet recognized needs and are consistent with the College's strategic plan

  • Required Qualifications:
    Equivalent education/experience may substitute at the discretion of the College.

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Public Policy or related field; and,
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of related professional experience, ideally in leading diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts in an academic setting.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual English/Spanish highly preferred.
  • Master's degree and five (5) to seven (7) years of related professional experience, ideally in leading diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) efforts in an academic setting.

  • You don't check every qualification listed? Please apply anyway! Studies have shown that traditionally marginalized communities - such as women, LGBTQ+ and people of color - are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification - even if they might be a great fit for the role! If you're excited about this opportunity but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every single qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still consider applying.

    Conditions/Terms of Employment

    This is a full-administrative professional position. Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful authorization to work in the United States within three (3) days of employment. WWCC participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. Official college transcripts required at time of hire. Candidates may be subject to a criminal history background check as a condition of employment. Information from the background check may not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. The college is a tobacco free institution.

    Work is performed almost exclusively indoors in an office environment. Exposure to hazards is limited to those commonly found in office environments. This contract position work schedule will typically be Monday through Friday 8-hours each day. During the summer, work schedule is Monday through Thursday 10-hours each day. Occasional nights and weekends. Occasional overnight travel.


    Annual salary range: $95,000 - $107,250. The college has an excellent benefit program including paid sick leave; paid vacation leave; medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; retirement and two optional deferred compensation programs. All full-time employees will automatically have 3% of taxable income deferred into the State of Washington Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). All administrative exempt staff set aside 1% of their gross salary in a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) (VEBA). All exempt employees are required to participate in this program. Walla Walla Community College requires all employees to participate in direct deposit for payment of salary.

    Required Application Materials

    This position will remain open until filled. To be included in the initial screening, applications should be received by March 12, 2024. To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  • Online NEOGOV application.
  • Cover letter
    • Please describe what inspired you to apply for Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at Walla Walla Community College and what qualities, strengths, and experiences you will bring to the College, including how they pertain to the position's qualifications, competencies, and essential functions; and,
    • As an institution, WWCC is deeply committed to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for all of our students and employees. Please describe how you will champion these principles, in order to build upon and sustain a sense of inclusion and belonging for all.
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Answers to two (2) supplemental questions
  • Unofficial transcripts for application purposes; official transcripts are required prior to an official start date.

  • Please ensure you have attached all required application materials as you will not be able to attach any documents after you have submitted your application. If you have difficulty logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your application, etc., please call NEOGOV Applicant Support at 1-855-524-5627 or email them directly at

    WWCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, or reopen the position. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

    Walla Walla Community College is committed to provide equal opportunity and nondiscrimination for all educational and employment applicants as well as for its students and employed staff, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, including gender expression/identity, marital status, age (over 40), the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, the use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, or status as a Vietnam and/or disabled veteran, National Guard member or reservist in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Federal Rehabilitation of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any other applicable Federal and Washington State laws against discrimination. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need accommodations in the application/employment process, please contact Brooke Marshall, JD/Vice President of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Compliance (509) 527-4300 - TDD (509) 527-4412, email, address: 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla WA, 99362.

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