Admin/Exempt - Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility
Shoreline Community College
Administrative Vice Presidents
Admin/Exempt - Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility
Shoreline Community College
Salary: $135,000.00 - $145,000.00 Annually
Job Number: VPDEIA24
Location: Shoreline Community College, WA
Department: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility
Date of First Consideration: March 6, 2024
Salary: $135,000.00 - $145,000.00
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The Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility's primary responsibility is to advance Shoreline Community College's (SCC) diversity, equity, inclusion & accessibility in partnership with the Executive Team (ET) and consistent with the mission and values of the organization. This position oversees the Student Support Services department and Asian American & Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) grant and recommends, develops, implements, and manages both internal and external diversity related strategies, partnerships, and programs. They report to the President of the College and serve as the College's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility Leader (DEIAL) within state reporting structures and the College's primary administrator for employees at SCC. As a member of the ET, this position will provide leadership, vision, training, and support to the College for DEIA.
Essential Job Duties:
- In collaboration with the Planning & Institutional Effectiveness department, develop processes and systems which includes compiling, forecasting, creating, measuring, and assessing DEIA metrics to build on and leverage existing strengths and resources.
- Work with the President to develop and maintain new partnerships with organizations that support DEIA efforts and bring new students and new practices to serve them.
- Develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive DEIA website including resources, training opportunities, College DEIA projects and groups, and a blog for DEIA news and updates. Work with ET members to evaluate the webpage and overall communications from a DEIA lens and recommend updates.
- Develop and implement a quarterly employee professional learning schedule which promotes cultural understanding and responsiveness. Monitor and include external trainings and opportunities crucial to staff and faculty to develop DEIA awareness.
- In conjunction with HR and with the Adopted Antiracist Framework, develop and deliver training to supervisors for best practices to support, evaluate, and retain employees of diverse backgrounds.
- Prepare quarterly reports to the campus community regarding DEIA efforts and achievements.
- Maintain the annual College's campus climate survey and state mandated DEIA strategic plan
- Engage with various College constituencies and, where appropriate, coordinate shared work with social justice and DEIA groups on and off-campus.
- Represent Shoreline's DEIA efforts within the College, in the community, with professional organizations, state boards, commissions, and other agencies.
- Practice cognitive empathy in understanding the complexity of diversity on a college campus.
- Create an accountability system to implement and monitor College strategic goals assuring DEIA principles and practices in College policies and procedures are met.
- Provide a DEIA and intersectional lens to the review and establishment of College policies and procedures that reinforce diversity in the workplace and aligns with strategic goals.
- Build the capacity of college councils and committees to use an equity and intersectional lens when reviewing their practices so they are inclusive and culturally responsive.
- Review current strategies and approaches to retain and attract diverse candidates and work with the Human Resource department to train and implement effective practices and programs such as: Search Advocate Program and Multi-Cultural Interview Rubric.
- Manage the new employee onboarding practices specific to workforce diversity and inclusion
- Collaborate with the Vice President for Instruction & the Vice President for Student Success to support efforts to close equity gaps for students where professional learning for staff is needed.
- Prepare/administer DEIA budget, including the determination of staffing and operational needs. Prioritize and allocate resources to ensure maximum DEIA service delivery.
- Supervise staff as appropriate in the DEIA division.
- Attend meetings and conferences ensuring DEIA needs and concerns are represented. Direct the preparation of a variety of written correspondence, reports, procedures, and other materials to maintain working and official departmental files. Implement DEIA policies and procedures including maintaining records and data to allow for evaluation, problem-solving, and improvements.
- Keep current with laws, regulations and technology that may affect departmental, divisional or unit operations.
Required Education & Experience:
- Master's degree from an accredited institution OR equivalent combination of education/experience
- Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience leading programs that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
- Administrative or leadership experience in an education environment
- Experience translating equity and inclusion best practices into operational processes
- Best practices in professional learning in diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence in higher education.
- Race and equity issues, critical race theory, multicultural and global responsiveness, organizational change management, and adult learning principles.
- Equal Employment Opportunity law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related state or federal regulations.
- Microsoft Office 365 Access, Excel, Word, and Outlook, as well as electronic data systems or equivalent programs.
- Policy development, analysis, and implementation; budgeting principles.
- National, local, and specialized DEIA organizations pertinent to higher education employees.
- Fostering a climate of equity and belonging through multicultural awareness and responsiveness.
- Developing, implementing, and evaluating processes which support the inclusive excellence model.
- Providing leadership, motivating, training, and evaluating DEIA work at a variety of levels.
- Developing systems to support inclusive excellence, diversity, multicultural responsiveness, and equity.
- Leading change management efforts to boost employee diversity and inclusion behaviors.
- Resolving situations using sound judgment and an understanding of identity and DEIA principles.
- Effectively establishing and maintaining working relationships at all organizational levels by building coalitions through demonstrating strong listening, mediating, problem solving, and interpersonal skills.
- Coordinating work outcomes and activities with multiple partners under competing deadlines.
- Interpreting applicable laws, regulations, and policies; preparing clear and concise written materials.
- Effectively communicating (written/oral) with individuals at all levels inside and outside of the College.
- Researching/developing metrics for measuring the effectiveness of diversity initiatives implemented.
Physical Work Environment:
The College is currently providing services in a mixed modality of operations (both online and in-person services are offered). Administrators are assigned to work on campus, noting there may be some opportunities to work remotely based on program or area needs. If authorized for limited remote work, employees will need to provide their own workspace and internet access, noting the College will provide technical equipment and support for online work needs. When working on-campus, this position will perform work in a standard office setting, use standard office equipment and physically attend meetings both on and off campus, using the ability to communicate in person or through appropriate means. This position also works work weekends and evenings when appropriate or needed is required.
Terms of Employment & Salary:
This is a full-time administrative/exempt annually contracted position with initial salary placement determined by the College dependent upon education/experience. Hiring of this position is contingent upon available funding as determined by the College President.
Shoreline Community College is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment for all students, employees, and applicants, and does not allow discrimination or harassment on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, status as an honorably discharged veteran or military status, political affiliation or belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability. For our full non-discrimination statement and contact information, visit:
Persons with disabilities have the right to reasonable accommodation in all aspects of employment with the College. This includes, but is not limited to recruitment, application, hiring, training, termination, conditions of employment, and any other employer-supported activities. Applicants requesting accommodation should contact the Office of Human Resources at email@example.com.
In accordance with RCW 28B.112.080, applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current or past places of employment. In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
To be considered for this position, please submit the following:
- NEOGOV online profile/application (including supplemental questions)
- Letter of interest addressing each qualification and how they relate to the needs of the position
- Current resume
- Unofficial Transcripts documenting highest degree (official required upon hire)
Please Note: Once application materials have been submitted, you may not modify the application.
*Community Standard Statement "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly ..." -- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Shoreline Community College is a place for students, employees, and the community to pursue excellence in education in an environment dedicated to equity, inclusiveness, and self-reflection. We value respectful, dynamic interactions and lively discussion. We strive to create an environment where everyone is supported and valued. Shoreline Community College does not tolerate hateful, violent, or discriminatory actions that target any person or group based on their beliefs, customs, identity, or affiliations. When one of us is diminished, all of us are diminished.
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