Director of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Northeast Higher Education District
Minnesota, United States
$50,200.00 - $73,600.00
Posted date
Sep 2, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Northeast Higher Education District (NHED) is seeking to fill the position of the Director of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion - MnSCU Academic Professional 3 (MAPE)

Work location:

Home office can be located at any of the campuses of the Northeast Higher Education District, as determined with the President. 

Travel to all campuses of the Northeast Higher Education District may be required.

Position Summary:

The Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion leads strategic dimension efforts directly aligned with achieving Equity 2030 goals. The position is directly responsible for achieving the goals within the college’s EDI plan and for being visible on-and-off campus while participating in student life and community engagement.

The Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion takes the lead in engaging the college community in intercultural competency and diversity learning opportunities. This position resolves issues constructively within the college, and serves on the President’s Leadership Team, working with other members of the leadership team, faculty and staff to embed a culture of equity and inclusion across the college.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or experience in equity, diversity, and inclusion work.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines on simultaneous projects.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software and database usage.
  • Ability to collect data, assess needs and accurately maintain records.
  • Ability to act independently and make decisions accordingly.
  • Commitment to diversity as well as a demonstrated ability to work successfully with persons of diverse backgrounds including sensitivity to their needs and concerns.
  • Strong interpersonal/human relation skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience working with academically, culturally, racially, and socio-economically diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Ability to build effective professional and community relationships.
  • Knowledge of social agencies that support individuals and families in need.
  • Proven history of developing, implementing and assessing diversity programming.
  • Experience in handling disputes related to issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights.
  • Knowledge of college and high school academic processes, financial aid procedures, and the application processes.
  • Experience in higher education.
  • Proven history of developing, implementing and assessing diversity programming.
  • Knowledge of affirmative action, Title IX and Minnesota State policies and practices.
  • Experience in grant writing and management.

Application Procedure:

Applicants must apply using the People Admin online application:

Please attach to your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References

Deadline to Apply: September 17, 2021

The five colleges of the Northeast Higher Education District, which include Hibbing Community College, Itasca Community College, Mesabi Range College, Rainy River Community College and Vermilion Community College, are in the process of merging into a single accredited college* (with six campuses) which will be operational fall 2022.
*Pending HLC and Board of Trustees approval

The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

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