Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CEDIO)-extended

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Category:: Administrators
Department:: President's Office
Locations:: Boston, MA
Posted:: Mar 25, 2019
Closes:: Oct 31, 2019 - 11:59 PM EDT
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: NUP

About Bunker Hill Community College:


Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, Massachusetts, in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts, and at several satellites and instructional sites throughout the Greater Boston area. The largest of the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts, BHCC serves some 18,000 students annually, focusing on holistic student services to ensure student retention and persistence. The College offers certificates and associate degrees, early college and dual enrollment, non-credit community and corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is the 8th most diverse higher education institution in the United States, and is an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. Approximately 1000 international students attend from 100 countries, speaking more than 75 languages.


COLLEGE GOALS:


Five institutional goals guide BHCC and its work: Foster Student Success; Strengthen Career, Transfer and Workforce Readiness; Advance Diversity, Inclusion and Equity; Build Partnerships and Pathways; and Develop the College's Infrastructure. BHCC is recognized nationally for its culturally inclusive learning environments that value the strengths of diverse students and local communities, and, as an Achieving the Dream Leader College, BHCC is focused on data-driven student success.


LIVING IN BOSTON:


Boston prides itself on being one of the most livable cities in America with twenty-one diverse neighborhoods offering exceptional medical facilities, vibrant neighborhood business districts, museums, galleries and an extensive network of parks and outdoor recreational areas. Unemployment consistently tracks lower than the national average and job growth in 2018 was higher than the national average. Twenty-nine colleges and universities in Boston serve more than 150,000 college students each year. Suburbs outside of Boston offer affordable housing options with easy access to public transportation.



Job Description:


The Chief Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Officer (CEDIO) reports to the College President and is a member of the Executive Staff. The CEDIO provides vision, leadership, planning and oversight for programs, policies and procedures related to the institution's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and facilitates the integration of equity and cultural wealth into all aspects of institutional life of our students, faculty and staff. The CEDIO advocates on behalf of the College in forwarding the values of equity and inclusion in the community-at-large, and within the community college movement regionally and in the national dialogue. The key areas of responsibilities and essential characteristics of the CEDIO are outlined below.


ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS


The CEDIO is aligned with the Vision, Mission, and Values of the institution, and effectively balances the educational ethos of the College with the expert application of state and federal rules and regulations designed to protect the rights of constituencies, and safeguards an effective ecosystem for teaching and learning and employment. The CEDIO is dedicated to a dynamic educational environment, investment in the social and economic well-being of all, and belief in student-centered learning in an engaging, supportive environment.


Since the initial establishment of the position many years ago, this new, redefined position reflects the growing maturity of the College in our diversity work, and signals a renewed commitment to equity. Our next CEDIO will serve as facilitator and guide in the next phase of deep learning in all aspects of the College, towards equity, inclusion and social and economic justice through education.


Learning and Development


  • Identify and plan diversity, equity and inclusion training programs to raise awareness and develop best practices to cultivate a culture of civility, respect and ethical behavior;
  • Identify key levels for change, and establish a sustainable infrastructure around current and future equity initiatives;
  • Articulate a clear link between equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives and the impact to the College's overall performance;
  • Oversee periodic assessments of the campus climate, and use results to design programs and interventions to improve the culture of inclusion, and to strengthen College-wide functions, policies and communications;
  • Establish a system of accountability in the area of equity-minded practices by identifying and implementing metrics for decision-making and evaluation; and
  • Serve as an ambassador and advocate for effective diversity, equity and inclusion programs and services on and off campus

Regulatory Compliance


  • Oversee campus implementation and compliance with all applicable laws, regulations as they pertain, but not limited to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the 1973Rehabilitation Act;
  • Serve as primary contact for the complaint process as it relates to the Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity (PAA);
  • Serve as a member of the campus response team,as appropriate, in collaboration with Campus Police/ Public Safety, Behavioral Intervention Team and Student Affairs to address incidents on campus and coordinate the responses and student support efforts;
  • Interpret and advise on the impact of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws on the College's policies, procedures and day-to-day operations;
  • Interpret and advise on current and applicable legislation, guidelines, compliance agencies' interpretations and court decisions;
  • Serve as liaison to outside agencies such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR);
  • Assist Campus Police/Public Safety with compliance of Clery Act reporting standards; and
  • Assist the Human Resources Office in the review and improvement of policies and procedures through an equity and diversity framework for recruitment, onboarding and continuous professional development of employees;

College-Wide Partnerships


Partner with the Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth which serves as a hub for research and innovation that supports BHCC's mission to honor the cultural wealth of its students, faculty and staff and commitment to creating learning environments where all students can achieve excellence.The Center engages faculty and staff in culturally relevant scholarship, practice and advocacy focused on achieving equitable outcomes for all students.


Partner with internal stakeholders such as Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Office of Events and Cultural Planning and Integrated Marketing and Communications to:


  • Build student-led equity initiatives to enrich the campus climate for students;
  • Increase professional development to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusion values;
  • Embrace the College's mission of inclusivity and cultural engagements to generate knowledge and shared experiences;
  • Formulate internal communications strategies on the College's equity objectives and ensure their dissemination throughout the College in the community-at-large.
  • Develop strong partnerships with the College's anticipated and/or current equity and inclusion initiatives that target student success and closing of achievement gaps.

These include:


  • Building the Framework for Success, Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI);
  • Open Education Resources (OER);
  • Title V - Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI);
  • National Science Foundation;
  • Halting Oppressive Pathways through Education (H.O.P.E) Initiative;
  • Undocumented Student Work Group and Summit;
  • Voices of Hunger, and others.
  • Partner with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to review and assess data on equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Participate in key committees, executive team and/or board-level meetings, ad-hoc project teams and College community activities.


Requirements:


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Master's Degree in education, business or other relevant major;
  • A minimum of five years of demonstrated leadership and success in developing equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs, and engaging communities in dialogue and activities.
  • A deep knowledge in the field of equity, diversity and inclusion, including current scholarship of the field, historical and social context, the vocabulary of the discipline and the complexities and intersectionalities of issues in modern urban communities;
  • Expert and current working knowledge of applicable laws as it pertains to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act;
  • Two or more years of experience in the investigation of EEO, ADA, Affirmative Action complaints and conflict mediation;
  • Experience responding to events that warrant a high level of understanding and appropriate reaction to issues associated with equity, diversity and inclusion within the College;

Professional Qualifications:


  • Proven ability to work with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and conflict-resolution skills and demonstrated ability to promote collaboration among departments;
  • Proven track record of facilitating conversations and mediating diverse opinions to address shared needs and concerns;
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all appropriate areas while maintaining a positive and solution-oriented demeanor;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines while handling a demanding workload;
  • Demonstrated budget development and oversight experience;
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication (written and verbal); the ability to listen, synthesize, lead, explain and communicate at all levels will be critical;
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite experience; and
  • Ability to travel to various statewide meetings and represent the College at external events

Desired Qualifications:


  • Earned doctorate or advanced terminal degree;
  • Experience working in an academic environment preferably in a community college setting; and
  • Experience working with collective bargaining units


Additional Information:


Salary: Commensurate with education and experience


Review Date: To Ensure Consideration, Application Materials Must Be Received By October 31, 2019



Application Instructions:


To be considered for this position please upload the following documents to your account:


  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Please be sure to address the Required Qualifications in your documents.


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