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
The Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
reports to the President.
- DEI Liaisons/Champions
- Support Staff TBD
Duties and Responsibilities
- Lead strategic and innovative initiatives that institutionalize
diversity, inclusion and equity throughout all aspects of
- 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
- 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.
- Collaborate with groups within the College on
consciousness-raising efforts, including creating affinity groups,
developing trainings, workshops and celebrations regarding our
- 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.
- 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
- Develop consistent communication and feedback mechanisms to
ensure we can identify, discuss, and address equity issues
impacting our faculty, staff and students.
- 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.
- 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.
- Building on the existing DEI Liaisons, develop, recruit and
train DEI Champions throughout all sectors of the College to
promote an inclusive culture.
- Represent the College in fostering DEI initiatives and efforts
among the local communities.
- Engage with diverse staff and leadership to promote trust,
collaboration, and partnership between departments and levels of
- Stay abreast of equity- and inclusion-minded practices, and
infuse/adapt them to QCC’s culture and practice.
- 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
- 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.
- Possess a deep content knowledge of current diversity, equity,
and inclusion laws, trends, topics, research and best practices for
strategic community college decision making.
- 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
- Proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a
variety of individuals with differing social identities, cultural
backgrounds, socioeconomic classes, and life experiences.
- Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication
skills with a demonstrated experience in collaborating with
external and internal stakeholders.
- Effective intercultural communication skills and ability to
advocate/address issues of equity.
- Understanding of culturally specific resources available within
- Sensitivity and understanding of specific barriers that may
lead to lack of access and engagement.
- Experience interpreting federal and state laws and regulations
pertaining to EEO, affirmative action, Title IX and ADA.
- Higher Education experience