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Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Employer
Raritan Valley Community College
Location
New Jersey, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 26, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Raritan Valley Community College

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

 

Ranked by BestColleges.com and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory, a 1,000-seat Theatre, an Honors College for high achieving students and much more.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

 

Job Description:

Raritan Valley Community College has an anticipated opening of Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Human Resources, the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is responsible for leadership and direction in support of the college's strategic plan, ensuring that the college continues to recognize and value the importance of diversity in our institution at all levels. Position would need to envision, identify, develop and implement systems, policies and programs that will ensure and provide the leadership in championing an inclusive community.

The Director will serve as a strategic partner and provide advisory services with organizational learning and development, talent acquisition and engagement, cultural programming and curriculum enhancement around issues of race, culture and equity. The position will be responsible for developing and building a network of resources in the college and the community that leads the community in building and sustaining a dynamic and inclusive Institution.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Leads and collaborates on a comprehensive diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives.

Works as a strategic partner with various groups and committees to develop and implement specific programs and initiatives aligned with policy and procedures in the areas of talent acquisition, retention, program development, student success, and cultural fluency.

Works in a collaborative process to develop and review related college policies and administrative regulations and procedures in accordance with legal obligations and best practices.

Provide college-wide initiatives, training, and programming for students, employees and managers to promote dialogue about equity and inclusion, build cultural competency skills, and improve campus diversity climate.

Responsible for collecting and analyzing data related to the implementation and outcomes related to any of the recruitment and retention strategies or initiatives.

Promotes college commitment to a climate of equity and inclusion by establishing a network of internal and external partnerships.

Collaborates with Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and Human Resources to develop college-wide goals for equity and inclusion to promote access and opportunity, and to eliminate barriers to enrollment and completion.

Develop and maintain the Affirmative Action Report.

Work with Marketing to develop diversity, equity and inclusion marketing materials and messaging.

Assist the Executive Director of Human Resources and Dean of Student Affairs with Title IX matters.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:

    Master's degree from an accredited institution of Higher Education in social justice, ethnic studies, sociology, anthropology, cultural history, education, labor studies, human resources, or a closely related field. 3-5 years of related work experience in Higher Education that has included program planning, evaluation, and reporting with emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Demonstrated goal measurement, coaching and team development, problem solving/issue resolution, collaboration, and leadership skills. Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. Demonstrated ability to communicate constructively and respectfully with people of diverse genders, cultures, language groups and abilities.

 

Application Instructions:

As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

RVCC's starting salary is commensurate with educational qualifications and experience. We also offer an attractive benefits package.

For consideration of the above position, please submit your cover letter and resume online:

https://rvcc.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=138271#pageTop

We regret that we are unable to respond to each and every resume received. Only those candidates of interest will be contacted directly.

Raritan Valley Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer. We will implement the policy to assure that the employment opportunities offered at the institution are available to all persons.

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