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Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Revenue and Partnership

Company:
Clark College
Job Location:
Vancouver, 98663
Category:
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Services
Type:
Full-Time

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full time, 12-month exempt Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Revenue and Partnership in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI). This position reports to the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (VP of DEI) and will collaborate closely. They will provide support to the VP of DEI by building internal and external collaborations, relationships, fundraising, programs, and strategies that promote and advance diversity, equity, inclusion and align with Clark College’s overarching equity-centered strategic plan, vision, and priorities. This person is a community builder and strategist dedicated to driving social impact and assisting the college in creating a campus climate that is inclusive, culturally engaging, and anti-racist.

This is a key position at Clark College that will provide equity leadership and consultation to various departments, groups, and community partners. The Director is responsible for defining, executing, evaluating, and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategies and innovation as related to growing and scaling the annual Northwest Regional Equity Conference (NWREC). Responsibilities for the conference will include leading, planning, directing, and fundraising efforts. They will growing community-centered diversity, equity and inclusion programming through our Community and Continuing Education courses. The director will create DEI-centered strategic partnerships and provide leadership around internal and external community engagement to college departments, community partners, and organizations. The person in this position will join a team of passionate, social-justice minded professionals and have an opportunity to interact with employees, students, and community members on a day-to-day basis. The ideal candidate will manage the intercultural competency and engagement of systemically non-dominant employees to facilitate an increasingly diverse and inclusive environment at Clark College.

This position is a full-time 12-month, exempt position with a year-to-year contract. The expected duration is through August 2025. Continuation beyond is dependent upon funding.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. 

Position Responsibilities

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Equity-Centered Leadership

  • 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 groups.
  • Collaborate and communicate closely with the VP of DEI in strategic planning, program models, and priorities for NWREC and community education programs.
  • Serve as the lead to NWREC as well as an integral and engaged planning team member of the conference and actively participate in the facilitation of sessions, sub-committee meetings and planning sessions, and fundraising activities.
  • Implement 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, deliver power, privilege and inequity workshops and events on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Collaborate with various departments and community partners to support historically underrepresented non-dominant populations. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Innovation:

  • Develop, implement, and monitor an integrated DEI strategy that clearly defines NWREC and aligns with the broader organizational mission and ODEI goals. 
  • Build a framework to lead, manage, and grow the NWREC conference and sponsorship packages with innovative and attainable approaches.
  • Proactively identify and address potential roadblocks, risks, and issues. 
  • Engage with and secure commitment from leadership on central DEI-focused strategies and NWREC and community-centered organization for immediate impact and with long-term sustainability.
  • Apply a continuous learning approach to drive improvements in innovative solutions-based collaboration and equitable decision-making. Continuously monitor, evaluate, and report the effectiveness of DEI programs, suggesting areas for enhancement.
  • Provide direct oversight of the NWREC conference and collaborate with the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, ODEI team and 
  • Practice Equitable-Decision Making, which is also data-informed and leads to ways program assessment.

Conference Management, Program Development, and Implementation

  • Build a 3-year conference scalability plan to include a plan for increasing attendance, sponsorships, notable keynotes to meet community needs. 
  • Work closely with the NWREC planning team and project manager (which includes internal and external members) on equitable decision-making as related to the conference run of show, planning meetings, social media presence, budget planning and management, and so on.
  • Continuously evaluate and refine programs based on feedback, results, and evolving DEI best practices. Collaborate with various departments to ensure cohesive integration of DEI elements into existing programs.
  • Build intentional strategic partnerships for both the NWREC conference as well as community-centered programming with continuing education.
  • Collaborate with necessary stakeholders to build a framework for community-centered programming offered by ODEI and build capacity to deliver programming.

Leadership and Resource Management 

  • Collaborate with ODEI leadership, team members and stakeholders in developing, planning, implementing, and evaluating NWREC and DEI centered community programs, projects, initiatives, and activities that support Clark College’s social equity goals and objectives and ensure successful and equitable outcomes. 
  • Provide oversight of key DEI partner strategies and NWREC and other associated budgets. 
  • Define accountability measures to ensure alignment with Clark College priorities to expand engagement in diverse and multicultural communities.
  • Cultivate, support, and nourish DEI external collaborations with community-based, public, private sector, and foundation partners and stakeholders. Build and drive a DEI partnership strategy that caters Clark College’s priority communities with an emphasis on driving national partnership engagement to scale the NWREC conference and DEI offerings for the community. 

Collaboration

  • Cultivate and maintain an equitable and inclusive team culture through exceptional people management, fostering a sense of belonging, trust, and shared purpose. Help ensure accountability of DEI team members, leadership alignment, internal and external support, and buy-in for key DEI projects. Support management of DEI-related budget, forecast, and expense oversight to ensure sustainability.
  • Knowledge and expertise in cultural competence channels, including multicultural communication and marketing, community outreach and engagement, volunteer recruitment, and fundraising.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships the work of collaborating cross-departmentally and with external partners to operationalize ODEI’s vision as connected to the Clark College equity-centered Strategic Plan.

Administrative

  • Prepare and present 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. 
  • Recruit, hire, onboard, supervise, and evaluate staff in accordance with state and federal law, College policies and procedures, and applicable union contract. 
  • Using data and equitable decision-making, develop comprehensive and creative programming that align to Key Performance Indicators and goals.
  • Serve on college-wide committees as assigned by the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • Provide regular written reports.
  • Respond to inquiries, emails in a timely manner.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience.
  • Two (2) years of experience supervising staff. 
  • Four (4) years of experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion, large scale event and conference management, project management, education, leadership, student affairs, or related areas in post-secondary education. 
  • Experience and strong competency in using Microsoft office suite (Work, Excel, Outlook, etc.) 
  • Ability to work and communicate well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Proven expertise in the implementation and management of DEI programs and conferences.
  • Skilled in establishing fruitful interactions with employees and business leaders.
  • Exemplary demonstration of inclusive behaviors and leadership competencies
  • Effective written and verbal communications including 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. 
  • Ability to develop and deliver 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and other professional boundaries.

Supplemental Information

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 early childhood education care program (pending registration and availability). 
  • Gym and recreation facilities available for membership.
  • 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 or email recruitment@clark.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., July 25, 2024.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted which includes a sexual misconduct background check as required under RCW 28B.112.080. 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.

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

July 3, 2024

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