Diversity and Equity Officer

Job description

Chemeketa Community College welcomes applications for our full-time Diversity and Equity Officer.

Position Summary

The Diversity and Equity Officer is the chief diversity officer for Chemeketa Community College and provides academic and administrative leadership for the equity and diversity vision, programs, and resources across the entire district. This position promotes and implements the equity and diversity strategic direction set for the College and reaffirms and fosters a community and campus climate that values and actively supports equity and diversity. The Diversity and Equity Officer works in close collaboration with senior academic and administrative leadership and diverse communities both within the College and with external partners and communities to shape, promote, and implement the strategic direction set for the College.

Terms of Employment:

  • This is a 100%, 12-month exempt assignment of the D2 band and grade
  • Requires flexible work schedule based upon college needs which includes some evening and weekend work and/or travel; in-state and out-of-state meetings, conferences, institutes, training and/or other meeting attendance as required
  • Requires the provision of official transcripts upon hire
  • Upon hire, must pass security inquiry, which will include criminal history; only information relevant to the position will be considered

Closing Date: Friday, May 11, 2018

Why Chemeketa?

You would be challenged to find a college that matters more to its community than Chemeketa means to the residents of Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley. If you can affirm our vision to transform lives and communities through exceptional learning experiences, then Chemeketa will be a rewarding workplace to fulfill your potential and contribute your expertise.

The Community We Serve

Chemeketa Community College is the third largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, with approximately 50,000 students enrolled from a diversity of backgrounds. Chemeketa has seven locations, Salem campus, Yamhill Valley campus, Brooks Regional Training facility, Woodburn center, Polk center, Center for Business & Industry and Viticulture at Eola. Chemeketa's district encompasses nearly 2,700 square miles of the Mid-Willamette Valley and includes all of Marion, Polk, and most of Yamhill counties with a small portion of Linn County. About 465,000 citizens live in the district, with Salem, the capitol city of the state of Oregon, comprising the largest single concentration of citizens. Full-time enrollment increased by 35% in the last five years.

Chemeketa provides opportunities for students to explore, learn, and succeed through quality educational experiences and workforce training.

We are a college community enriched by the diversity of our students, staff, and community members. Each individual and group has the potential to contribute in our learning environment. Each has dignity. To diminish the dignity of one is to diminish the dignity of us all.

What We Have to Offer

The college also provides an excellent benefits package, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage (subject to employee and college collective bargaining agreements).  Other benefits also include generous vacation/holidays as well as: life, and disability insurance and membership in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) or Oregon Public Services Retirement Plan (OPSRP).


$71,364.00 - $104,316.00 Annually


Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a related field
Three years of full-time equivalent experience leading diversity advocacy initiatives, preferably in higher education
Demonstrated leadership experience that exhibits:

  • ability to balance internal and external interests
  • ability to anticipate and prioritize multiple initiatives and projects
  • commitment to transparent, clear and ongoing communication
  • effective participation on high-level management teams
  • success and accountability with minimal supervision and staffing

Application Process

To be considered for this position, a complete online application is required. For complete information on this and other job opportunities, please visit our web site at http://hr.chemeketa.edu.  

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Posted: 4/16/2018
Application Due: 5/14/2018
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