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HR Chief Diversity Officer

LaGuardia Community College
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 29, 2021

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Job Title: HR Chief Diversity Officer

Job ID: 23051

Location: LaGuardia Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular



Founded in 1971 in Long Island City, Queens, LaGuardia Community College is one of seven community colleges of the City University of New York/CUNY.  In 2019, LaGuardia served over 30,000 students in pre-college, associate degree, and continuing education programs.  Major areas of study include Health Sciences, STEM, Business and Technology, and Liberal Arts.  Consistent with the diversity of Queens, 56 percent of LaGuardia students are born outside of the United States.  More than half are first-generation college students.  Sixty-nine percent live in Queens; the rest come from Brooklyn and beyond.  Virtually all LaGuardia students are ethnic minorities (88 percent), 58 percent are women, and 31 percent are over the age of 25.  Forty-eight percent of LaGuardia students are Hispanic, making the college a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).  Sixty-six percent of LaGuardia students receive financial aid.  Slightly less than half attend part-time, often because they need to work to support their families.  LaGuardia ranked fifth among U.S. community colleges in economic mobility – moving low-income students into the middle class and beyond – in a 2017 Stanford University study.  For more information about LaGuardia please visit


Reporting to the President, the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) is responsible for overseeing and managing the diversity and compliance staff and activities, of the college.


Other responsibilities of the CDO include, but are not limited to:

  • Investigate complaints asserted under Title VI, VII, IX, Section 504, federal, state and local Disability Law, CUNY policy and under any other law that prohibits discrimination based on a protected status;
  • Serve as Title IX Coordinator, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, and Sexual Harassment Coordinator;
  • Ensure the College's compliance with federal, state, and city regulations and CUNY mandates. This includes preparing memoranda, reports and other written material;
  • Plan and coordinate educational and training workshops on EEO issues, policies and procedures, and working with external administrative agencies, compliance audits and initiatives;
  • Collaborates with the offices of Legal Counsel and Human Resources to ensure the college's EEO/OFCCP compliance and other applicable matters;
  • Monitor the recruitment, appointment, and retention processes for all faculty and staff positions in accordance with University Bylaws and federal and state laws pertaining to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action;
  • Counsel the college's administration, faculty and staff regarding equal employment opportunity and affirmative action policies, procedures and compliance issues and ensure the integration of best practices;
  • Oversee the preparation of internal and external reports regarding the college's equal employment opportunity and affirmative action efforts and accomplishments, including the federally mandated Affirmative Action Plan;
  • Serve as Chief Diversity Office Liaison to the City University of New York and attend meeting of The City University of New York Chief Diversity Officer Council.



Bachelor's Degree and eight years' relevant experience required.



  • Master’s Degree and experience in the field of employment law preferred.
  • Experience conducting investigations and a record of success in EEO/AA and diversity arenas.
  • Demonstrable familiarity with regulatory requirements, laws and guidelines, including OFCCP reviews.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and oral/written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Familiarity with PeopleSoft a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a high-level administrative team.
  • Experience working in a higher education setting desirable.



  • Oversees programs, activities, and initiatives designed to foster a climate that respects pluralism and diversity.
  • Develops effective strategies to promote diversity in faculty and staff hiring and actively participates in building strong networks and recruitment sources
  • Serves as a key recruiting team member, coordinating recruitment plans, advertising, and selection processes
  • Implements the College's Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity policies and ensures compliance with relevant city, state, and federal statutes such as Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, responding to and conducting investigations of non-compliance complaints
  • Collects and analyzes data for College and University reports
  • Develops and presents training programs and disseminates information related to Diversity, EEO, and other compliance at the College
  • Coordinates with University offices to assure consistency of University-wide policies
  • Maintains current knowledge and materials related to laws, rules, regulations, and best practices for advancing EEO/Diversity
  • Performs related duties as assigned.



Higher Education Officer






Salary commensurate with education and experience.


CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development.  We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off.  Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.



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Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information).



December 10, 2021



CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional



CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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