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Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Employer
Quinsigamond Community College
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
$110,000.00 - $120,000.00
Posted Date
Apr 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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General Statement

The Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and data driven action in support of the College’s DEI commitments. The Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be responsible for setting and implementing an overarching vision of DEI for the College—both at the programmatic and administrative levels —that works to eliminate systemic organizational marginalization and promotes inclusion and anti-racist practices that will be evidenced through our structures, customs, and leadership. The Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet for the College.  

 

Supervision Received

The Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion reports to the President.

 

Supervision Exercised

  • DEI Liaisons/Champions
  • Support Staff TBD

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  1. Lead strategic and innovative initiatives that institutionalize diversity, inclusion and equity throughout all aspects of QCC operations. 
  2. Serve as the Affirmative Action Officer for the College; hear complaints and conduct investigations in compliance with applicable laws and policy; and facilitate the Complaint Procedures contained in the Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, and Diversity.
  3. Serve on the President's Cabinet, advise the President, and work collaboratively with the College's leadership team and the President’s Advisory Council on Equity (PACE) to provide strategic direction as it relates to the integration of DEI initiatives across the institution.
  4. Collaborate with groups within the College on consciousness-raising efforts, including creating affinity groups, developing trainings, workshops and celebrations regarding our diverse community.
  5. Build collaborative partnerships across campus with administrators, faculty, staff, and students to assist them in creating a welcoming, supportive and inclusive culture within the college during a time of growth and change.
  6. Engage with campus partners, including Institutional Research and Planning, Academic Affairs, and Student Affairs and performs ongoing audits and evaluations to make recommendations for modifying policies, procedures, and initiatives as needed to ensure equity and the eradication of discrimination for all members of the college community. 
  7. Develop consistent communication and feedback mechanisms to ensure we can identify, discuss, and address equity issues impacting our faculty, staff and students.
  8. Work collaboratively with Human Resources to ensure recruitment, hiring, and retention efforts that diversify the employee base to reflect the community that the college serves and that these efforts are established and adhered to.
  9. Work with DEI Liaisons to assist faculty in providing culturally responsive pedagogical approaches by integrating diversity, equity and inclusion into curriculum development, instructional strategies and service.
  10. Building on the existing DEI Liaisons, develop, recruit and train DEI Champions throughout all sectors of the College to promote an inclusive culture.
  11. Represent the College in fostering DEI initiatives and efforts among the local communities.
  12. Engage with diverse staff and leadership to promote trust, collaboration, and partnership between departments and levels of leadership.
  13. Stay abreast of equity- and inclusion-minded practices, and infuse/adapt them to QCC’s culture and practice.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires a minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent in one of the following; social justice, law, social sciences, higher education, public administration, human resource management, organizational development, ethnic/gender studies, or a related field.
  2. Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment. Knowledge and experience in issues related to social justice, anti-racism, anti-discrimination, and accessibility.
  3. Possess a deep content knowledge of current diversity, equity, and inclusion laws, trends, topics, research and best practices for strategic community college decision making.
  4. Energetic, inspiring, courageous, innovative, and visionary leader with outstanding people and management skills, as well as the ability to work effectively and collaboratively across the organization.
  5. Proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a variety of individuals with differing social identities, cultural backgrounds, socioeconomic classes, and life experiences.
  6. Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with a demonstrated experience in collaborating with external and internal stakeholders.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Effective intercultural communication skills and ability to advocate/address issues of equity.
  2. Understanding of culturally specific resources available within the community.
  3. Sensitivity and understanding of specific barriers that may lead to lack of access and engagement.
  4. Experience interpreting federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to EEO, affirmative action, Title IX and ADA.
  5. Higher Education experience
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