Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Job Title:

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Ankeny Campus

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Employment Date:

July 1, 2021

Job Category:

Administrative/Professional Positions

Application & Position Contact Information:

Human Resources at (515) 964-6479 or [email protected] for information concerning the application process. Erica Spiller at 515-964-6643 or [email protected] for information concerning the position or your status once the position has closed.

Salary Information:

Starting salary: $98,319 (work experience and meeting the desired qualifications listed may be considered in setting a salary above the minimum)
Pay Grade: A9

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the College President, the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) leads the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and strategies in support of the College’s Strategic Plan to create a learning and working environment where College employment represents the communities and people we serve, and all have an opportunity to participate and succeed. The DEI Director champions the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive College environment and leads College efforts in the development and implementation of the College mission, vision, strategies, and measurements of success, evidencing a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Essential Functions:

Lead the College’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan High-Level Initiatives (HLI) implementation. In partnership with leadership, take a systemic approach with all Campuses and Centers in setting priorities and goals for the Diversity HLI plan’s articulation, implementation, measurement, and success. Coordinate responsibilities and duties for the Plan’s implementation through a project plan. Serve as an expert resource for College personnel to assist with a cohesive approach to executing diversity efforts. Act as a member of the Diversity Commission, providing support and assistance.

Serve as the College’s designated Equity Coordinator, advocating for historically minoritized groups. Functions include partnering with Human Resources in the College’s Workforce Analysis, Affirmative Action compliance and reporting, Equal Employment Opportunity, and other applicable requirements. Partner with Human Resources in the research and development of strategies for diversity hiring and retention. Assist hiring teams in the development of recruitment strategies, screening rubrics and interview questions that assess dedication, and commitment to diversity. As needed, participate in investigations or complaints of harassment or discrimination. Ensure District policies and procedures support these diversity and inclusion efforts, making recommendations where appropriate. Write and disseminate information about College, state, and federal civil rights legislation and guidelines.

Initiate and maintain communication and collaboration with stakeholders and community to keep abreast of developments and ideas that impact DMACC’s efforts toward diversity, equity and inclusion. Partner with Academic Services and Student Affairs in developing programming and pedagogy for advancing a diverse and inclusive educational setting. Develop, deliver and oversee culturally responsive educational programs aligned with the law and the College’s strategic direction.

Partner with data teams, Deans, Provosts, Directors, Vice Presidents, and the President in the extrapolation of data related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Collect, interpret, and analyze data and develop pertinent reports identifying trends and prioritizing needs, with an equity lens to improve diversity in College employment, student enrollment, student achievement and district culture. Where necessary, create and present customized accountability reports of program effectiveness and indicators of success related to DMACC’s mission, initiatives, and Strategic Plan.

Seek grant funding to implement and advance the diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives of the College.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and six years of experience working in community organizations leading diversity, project management, or other related experiences (A Master’s degree may substitute for two years of experience).

Record of using interpersonal skills with individuals, teams and groups.

Experience in data analysis and decision making.

Experience planning and conducting professional development and training.

Record of familiarity with the impact of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Experience in presenting, writing about, leading, and/or discussing controversial topics or conflict in a way that results in productive discussion and meaningful outcomes.

Ability to be a collaborator and a convener, to work judiciously and diplomatically, with the capacity to build bridges and consensus.

Proven track record of recruiting talent and effectively leading teams of both direct reports and ad hoc working groups.

Knowledge of current software applications.

Strong project management skills.

Understands and is able to assist with the recruitment process for employees, leveraging networks to assist in building applicant pools.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a professional relationship with a wide variety of individuals coming from diverse backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications:

Post Graduate Educational Experiences.

Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans.

Demonstrated community leadership in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Successful record of experience in leadership working collaboratively with stakeholders to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Experience effectively developing and managing budgets, as well as experience soliciting and securing external funding to advance strategic initiatives.

Effective data analysis, problem solving, and reporting skills; expertise in identifying, collecting and analyzing data necessary to develop and assess progress toward achieving institutional priorities and developing key strategies.

Physical Requirements:

• Sit
• Lift Floor to Waist < 10 lbs
• Carry < 10 lbs x 100 ft
• Push/pull horizontal 10 lbs x 18 in
• Lateral Pinch
• Forward reach
• Crouch
• Neck Flexion, Extension & Rotation
• Fine Motor Coordination
• Hand & Foot Coordination
• Stand
• Ability to be Mobile

Mobility accommodations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and determined by the essential functions of this position.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

DMACC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and embraces diversity. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring a reasonable accommodation in the application process should notify Human Resources at 515-964-6301 or by email [email protected]

THIS VACANCY REQUIRES: 1) A complete DMACC Employment Application (personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions). Incomplete applications and commenting “See Resume” will not be accepted. The application form will be used to screen applicants for required qualifications.
2) Attachment of transcripts to your electronic application. Transcripts must include the applicant’s name and degrees conferred. Scanned copies are acceptable.
3) Attachment of current resume.
4) Attachment of cover letter.

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Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 6/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time