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Director of Student Equity and Inclusion

Posted: 06/17/2024

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full time, 12-month exempt Director of Student Equity and Inclusion position in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This position reports to the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (VP of DEI) and will work in-person with the ability to work remotely one day a week.
 
The Director of Student Equity and Inclusion assists the college in creating a campus climate that is inclusive, culturally engaging, and anti-racist for all students, especially historically marginalized and underrepresented non-dominant populations. To that end, this position focuses on supporting equity at Clark College by providing strategic goals, guidance, advocacy, that improve student success and eliminate barriers to educational access. This is a key position at the College that will provide equity leadership and consultation to various departments, groups, and community partners. The person in this position will join a team of passionate, social-justice minded professionals and will interact with students, faculty, staff, and community members on a day-to-day basis.
 
At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees.
 

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Contribute to creating a supportive work environment that is proactively inclusive, equity-focused, anti-racist, and emphasizes collective and collaborative work of the department and the College.
  • Provide leadership in accordance with the Vision, Values, and Priorities established by the college to support the implementation of the Equity-Centered Strategic Plan and Guided Pathways Plan to improve enrollment, retention, and completion and transfer of historically underrepresented and underserved student groups.
  • Collaborate and communicate closely with the VP of DEI in the area of student equity and inclusion as related to strategic planning, program models, and priorities.
  • Collaborate with Clark College stakeholders to build and implement a program model for outreach and retention for student equity and inclusion, with measurable outcomes and assessment, to increase access to college and support the success of students of color and other systemically non-dominant student groups.
  • Collaborate with the VP of DEI, the Director of Employee Equity, Outreach and Engagement, Student Affairs, and the Office of Instruction to lead the work of legislative bills connected to anti-racist training for all degree-seeking students as required by Washington state. 
  • Serve as an integral and engaged planning team member of the annual Northwest Regional Equity Conference (NWREC), actively participate in the facilitation of sessions, sub-committee meetings and planning sessions, and fundraising activities. 
  • Lead and provide timely and accurate annual reporting on all student-focused diversity, equity and inclusion compliance requirements as related to DEI legislation (campus climate assessment, annual listening and feedback sessions, student mentoring program, diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racist programming for all-degree seeking students, etc.).
  • Provide oversight of the physical Diversity Center space to provide a clean and welcoming environment for inclusive programming for student groups and clubs, open houses, and community gatherings.  
  • Collaborate with other departments and serve as a resource and support system for students from underrepresented background(s) and provide leadership and guidance to student groups focused on diversity and inclusion.
  • Knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices by keeping up to date with the latest research, trends to have a key understanding of frameworks, concepts and strategies linked to diversity, equity, and inclusion.?? 
  • In collaboration with the ODEI team, plan and deliver power, privilege and inequity workshops and events on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Prepare reports and analytical materials to illustrate strategies, assessments, and outcomes in areas of responsibility, including budgetary responsibilities.
  • Manage budget(s) and monitor, maintain, initiate and/or approve expenditures on program budget(s).
  • Develop and deliver equity-centered learning and professional development to students, faculty and staff focused on concepts of racial equity, systemic racism, social and economic justice, power and privilege, historical underpinnings of systemic oppression, White Supremacy Culture, belonginess, inclusion, identity development, and cultural humility.
  • Present information to the college community and other audiences via face-to-face and virtual presentations, trainings, meetings, and through written communication; build and sustain relationships with external partners.
  • Support the College’s B.U.I.L.D. Equity Training Program through providing professional development trainings.
  • Present to the college community, committees, and other audiences.
  • Represent Clark College at Multicultural Student Services Directors' Council (MSSDC) meetings as well as other relevant state meetings.
  • Serve on Guided Pathways Advisory Council, Student Affairs Council ODEI liaison, and other college-wide and community committees as assigned by the VP of DEI.
  • Recruit, hire, onboard, supervise, and evaluate staff in accordance with state and federal law, College policies and procedures, and applicable union contract.
  • Prepare and present reports and analytical materials to illustrate strategies, assessments, and outcomes in areas of responsibility including budgetary responsibilities.
  • Using data and equitable decision-making, develop comprehensive and creative programming that align to Key Performance Indicators and goals. ?? 
  • Serve on college-wide committees.
  • Provide regular written reports.
  • Respond to inquiries, emails in a timely manner.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 
 
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience.
  • Two (2) years of experience supervising staff. 
  • Four (4) years’ experience in diversity, equity and inclusion, academic advising, education, leadership, student affairs, or related areas in post-secondary education. 
  • Effective written and verbal communications; solid listening and interpersonal skills and ability to model senior-level competencies, behaviors, and leadership skills. ????
  • Commitment to and understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion and commitment to model inclusive behavior. 
  • Experience with student-centered diversity programming. 
  • Experience and strong competency in using Microsoft office suite (Work, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • Strong competency in developing and delivering virtual and in-person trainings.
  • Prioritization and planning skills to manage and execute multiple objectives in a complex and often busy environment. 
  • Effective problem identification and resolution skills independently and collaboratively with a team.
  • Serve as a role model by exhibiting open and collegial communication across the college community.??? 
  • Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences.??Ability to work and communicate well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and other professional boundaries.
 
WHAT WE OFFER:
  • A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needs. 
  • McClaskey Culinary Institute offers fast, fresh, and healthy dining options for students, faculty, staff, and the community. The space, located in Gaiser Hall, features three kiosks, a full-service retail bakery and barista bar, grab-and-go items, and a student-run restaurant.  
  • Coffee Lounge in Hannah Hall and Clark Café in Joan Stout Hall. 
  • Campus bookstore offers snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies. 
  • On-campus childcare. 
  • Gym and recreation facilities. 
  • Clark promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events.
 
SALARY RANGE: $80,138 - $92,791 annually (commensurate with qualifications and experience).
Successful candidates are typically hired at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases.
Clark College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes vacation/sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.
 
 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application
  • Current resume, with a minimum of three (3) references listed
  • Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process
 
Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs.
 
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.
 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., Monday, July 8, 2024.
 
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.
 
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS
Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.
 
SECURITY
The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or security.requests@clark.edu. The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here: http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/student-support/security/report.php.
 
ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION
If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.
 
CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICES
Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.
 
Clark College’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.
 

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community.

 

The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317, ggabbard@clark.edu, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

 
Clark College Human Resources
June 17, 2024
24-00088