Vice President of Diversity (Chief Diversity Officer), R18363

Bellevue, Washington State
Dec 07, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Vice President of Diversity is the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) and provides leadership in the development, coordination and implementation of programs that promote diversity, equity and inclusion at Bellevue College (BC). As a member of president's cabinet, the CDO provides leadership, guidance, advice, counsel, and support to the president, the provost, vice presidents and deans responsible for managing college unit and department work in support of diversity, equity and inclusion.

This role requires leadership, inspiration, effective communication, flexibility, and creativity in order to influence and transform college programs that support diversity, equity and inclusion in such areas as student and employee recruitment and retention, student success, professional development, academic curriculum diversity, and college climate.

We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. Competitive salary is within the Range stated above, and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.

For more details about Bellevue College's excellent employee benefits, please visit Benefits section, next to Description section.


  • Develop a strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in collaboration with the president, the provost, president's cabinet and appropriate college stakeholders
  • Lead and ensure broad adoption of effective diversity, equity and inclusion goals and established metrics through personal influence and effective communication with all constituencies of the college community
  • Monitor and support the success of all under-served student groups including but not limited to students of color, students with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ, immigrant, and religious student groups, with consideration for gender equity
  • Assist academic affairs and student services in achieving DE&I metrics at the top quartile of state institutions and developing effective curriculum and programs to meet these metrics
  • Monitor and support college recruitment efforts to reach compositional diversity metrics at the top quartile of state institutions and develop effective programs to attract and retain a diverse employee population, especially full- and part-time faculty
  • Provide leadership and budget oversight to the Office of Title IX/Violence Against Women's Act, the Social Justice Leadership Institute (SJLI), provide oversight and guidelines to all DE&I events and related activities that occur on campus
  • Coordinate Educational Equity professional development series for faculty and staff
  • Resource Liaison to the Council for Inclusion and Diversity (CID)
  • Lead the bias incident and hate crime incidents response team (BIRST)
  • Stay abreast of best practices and current trends in diversity, equity and inclusion and use that knowledge to inform program and policy development work
  • Create a process for ongoing evaluation of institutional structures, policies and procedures to identify those that unknowingly promulgate inequity, bias and/or inhibit progress toward DE&I goals. Develop interventions to mitigate once identified
  • Assess for measurable gaps in DE&I programming and implement new initiatives needed to address them
  • With guidance from the CID and other key stakeholders continually re-assess, prioritize and implement strategies and tactics to achieve institutional DE&I goals, evolve with the changing environment and elevate Bellevue College's DE&I outcomes, ensuring that Bellevue College becomes a leader in higher education DE&I innovation; Lead and provide oversight and guidelines to all DE&I events and related activities that occur on campus
  • Develops internal communications to ensure the Bellevue College community is informed of institutional DE&I activities
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A master's degree in business, human resources, or diversity, equity and inclusion or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university. Doctorate is preferable
  • Three or more years experience in progressively responsible roles in diversity, equity and inclusion including three or more years of supervisory and management experience in a college, university, or corporate setting.
  • 10 years experience or more is preferable
  • Experience providing leadership for diversity, equity and inclusion in educational organizations including student, faculty, and staff recruitment and retention, student success, professional development, curricular and co-curricular programs, and other measures to create a positive college climate
  • Ability to work collaboratively across divisions, bridge silos, and cross boundaries to achieve diversity, equity and inclusion goals
  • Successful experience in developing and implementing effective diversity, equity and inclusion programs;
  • Ability to nurture an atmosphere of inclusiveness, collegiality, shared inquiry, shared responsibility, and collective accomplishment
  • An effective communicator and spokesperson who inspires confidence and trust, especially in times of conflict and crisis and ability to influence college, community, and state constituents on key diversity issues
  • Experience reading and using data to drive decisions in order to communicate and educate the institution on implementing continuous improvement and sustainable change through data-driven evidence
  • Experience with budget management and securing funding for diversity initiatives through creative resource acquisition

Application deadline is now extended through 01/14/2019 to receive a first consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until position is filled.

This position is eligible for relocation allowance.

Background Check:
Prior to a new hire, a background check 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.

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Individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include a complete online application and all of the required documents below to be considered complete:

Complete an online Application
Attach a Cover Letter of no more than three (3) pages describing how you meet the professional and desired characteristics of the position
Attach a current Resume, including educational background, professional experience, achievements and professional activities
Attach a Diversity Statement of no more than two (2) pages that addresses the following: Describe and provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to Bellevue College