Chief Diversity Officer

Arnold, MD
Apr 03, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Position Summary:

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) invites applications for position of Chief Diversity Officer.

Reporting to the President, the Chief Diversity Officer provides leadership and strategic direction in creating and nurturing a college climate that is welcoming, inclusive, respectful and free from discrimination, intolerance and harassment. In concert with the College's strategic plan, Engagement Matters: Pathways to Completion, the Chief Diversity Officer advances and promotes the College's commitment to inclusive excellence as critical to meeting core mission.

This position fosters change and embraces the value of equity, diversity and inclusion. This includes informing, educating and working collaboratively with the college's executive team on matters affecting recruitment and selection of college employees as well as education of the college community for the purpose of creating an inclusive climate. Likewise, the Chief Diversity Officer recommends policies and procedures to ensure inclusivity and equity across all constituencies of the College.

The Chief Diversity Officer will use data to identify where the institution can support students both inside and outside of the classroom, to ensure equity in student success. The Chief Diversity Officer works in partnership with the faculty, staff and students and community to create and deliver programs that engage, support and educate the college community on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, the Chief Diversity Officer facilitates the use of pedagogical strategies that support and affirm different student backgrounds and learning styles while developing strong critical thinking skills. This also includes supporting a curriculum that focuses on diversity and addresses the social construction of differences as well as the causes and effects of structured inequality.

With learning as its central mission, Anne Arundel Community College has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. Established in 1961, AACC is a fully-accredited, public two-year institution that offers national and regional studies that can lead to a degree or certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution, or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning.

The college's nationally recognized and award-winning programs have helped more than 49,000 students annually achieve their academic, professional and personal goals. The college is a member on the League for Innovation and holds a seat on the 20 member board of directors. A member of this elite organization since 2004, AACC was unanimously selected for its innovative programs and services, commitment to learning-centered education and dedication to serving students and the community. In 2016, AACC launched “Engagement Matters -Pathway to Completion” a college-wide call to action and strategic plan focused on attainment and completion of stated student educational goals. In addition, AACC commitment to inclusivity was recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity for the last two consecutive years through attainment of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.

Located in Anne Arundel County Maryland near historic Annapolis - home to the U.S. Naval Academy – AACC is conveniently located just minutes from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and downtown Baltimore and is not far from Washington, D.C. Also bordering the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, the county has 437 miles of waterfront.

Candidate screening will begin immediately. For best consideration, applications should be completed by April 25, 2017 and must be submitted electronically to Candidates should submit a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position, a resume and five references.

For more information about AACC please visit:

AACC is an equal opportunity employer who values the power of diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.

Title: Chief Diversity Officer

Posted Date: 03/31/2017

Job Category: Staff

Department: President's Office - HPRE

Position Status: Full-Time Staff

Salary Range: $95,327 - $119,159

Required Qualifications:

The Chief Diversity Officer must possess a Master's degree in a related field and a minimum of five years of progressive experience in an organizational leadership position with responsibility for diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs. Given the work that is already being done at AACC around diversity and inclusion, the successful candidate will need to assess and evaluate how this role and office can assist existing initiatives and partners, add additional value to their work, and leverage energy for great impact.

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience managing a comprehensive diversity program, including curriculum development, organizational development and institutional change. Demonstrated ability to mediate conflict resolution between faculty and staff as well as foster an environment of change management is essential. Demonstrated knowledge of the use of best practices in higher education such as familiarity with the application and implementation of the NADOHE Standards of Professional Practice for Chief Diversity Officers is required. Knowledge of human resources practices, procedures, and state and federal laws and regulations related to equal employment opportunity and higher education is also required.

Hours per Week: 40

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30-4:30

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae


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