Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator

$54,887 - $79,515 yearly
  • Rogue Community College
  • Grants Pass, OR, USA
  • Dec 16, 2019
Full time   Human Resources/Equity, Diversity & Affirmative Action

Job Description

General Statement of Responsibilities

With the Director of Human Resources, leads the development and implementation of a district-wide vision that champions the importance and value of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment by proactively engaging faculty, staff, and students to build a welcoming community and inclusive culture at RCC. Participates as a collaborative partner with other college divisions, departments, committees, and individual faculty/staff members to develop district-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to support RCC's strategic plan. Assesses potential policy, procedure, or attitudinal barriers and leads the development of improvement plans and strategies focused on increasing overall employee cultural competency, recruitment, and retention. Designs and delivers trainings on a variety of topics to increase awareness and support of diversity, equity, access, social justice, and inclusion values while maintaining compliance with applicable laws.
 
Supervision Received
Works under the general supervision of the Director of Human Resources.
 
Supervision Exercised
Supervision is not a responsibility of this position.  May oversee student workers.

Examples of Duties - Essential Functions

  1. Assists the Director of Human Resources in providing leadership and strategic direction in creating and nurturing a campus climate that is welcoming, inclusive, respectful and free from bias and harassment;
  2. Creates a shared sense of responsibility for promoting diversity and inclusion among campus constituents with the aim of positively impacting staff, faculty, students and the overall campus climate;
  3. Serves as the lead for campus climate surveys and initiates campus climate-related research;
  4. Maintains current knowledge of federal, state and local employment laws and regulations pertaining to diversity, equity and inclusion;
  5. Develops, implements, and assesses diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and campaigns, including leading the development of cultural competency standards for employees;
  6. Develops and maintains collaborative and mutually supportive partnerships with campus constituents with the goal of establishing diversity, equity, inclusion, and access goals throughout the College as well as identifying and modifying or removing practices, systems, technologies, facilities, and structures that create barriers or produce inequities;
  7. Assesses adequacy of hiring and screening processes to attract underrepresented candidates;
  8. Collaborates with Institutional Research regarding trends and makes recommendations to the Director of Human Resources, leadership, and others to address diversity, equity, or identity-related problems, conflicts or areas of concern; and
  9. Manages sensitive issues that require expedient and diplomatic action while ensuring confidentiality.
  10. Provides training and guidance to those involved in the College's hiring processes regarding laws, regulations, policies, and procedures for equal employment opportunities, diversity, unlawful discrimination, harassment, and other areas to ensure fair and equitable recruitment and selection practices and strategies;
  11. Uses relevant theories, emerging research, and legal and policy frameworks to individually and collaboratively design and conduct training programs on topics related to equity, inclusion, social justice, and diversity;
  12. Engages in efforts to increase community-wide understanding and awareness of identity, bias, discrimination, power, and privilege;
  13. Designs, develops, and delivers programming to educate the College community on the value of diversity and strategies for realizing the value;
  14. Conducts ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of diversity, equity, social justice and inclusion training programs, programming, and initiatives;
  15. Develops and facilitates opportunities for individuals and communities to build skills to effectively interact across differences; and create and sustain environments that are equitable and inclusive; and
  16. Participates in other events and programs such as those coordinated by the Diversity Programming board; and is a visible, active member of the RCC campus community and Human Resources.
  17. Addresses complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation as assigned. The complaint and conflict resolution work includes providing confidential guidance, offering even-handed assistance to address difficult and complex issues, recommending interventions, coordinating formal and informal resolutions, conducting formal investigations, issuing written determinations and recommendations, and facilitating conflict mediation;
  18. Collaborates with Student Services, the Risk Management Department, and others involved in investigating and responding to civil rights and/or Title IX investigations as assigned by the Director of Human Resources.
  19. Collaborates with other individuals, departments, councils, and committees to develop policies, guidance and practices to ensure compliance with equal opportunity and non-discrimination requirements in all college programs, services and activities.
  20. Assists the Director of Human Resources in labor relations, to include research, gathering and analyzing data, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, drafting contract language, and handling of grievances, as assigned.
  21. Leads the diversity, equity, and inclusion task force, serves as a member of the Diversity Programming Board, and serves on other committees/councils as assigned.
  22. Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Education:  A Bachelor's Degree in higher education administration/student affairs, human resources or organizational development, law, public administration, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience which meet the foregoing description of responsibilities, is required. A Master's Degree is desirable.
 
Only degrees received from an accredited institution will be accepted:  accreditation must be recognized by the office of degree authorization, US Department of Education, as required by ORS 348.609. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for required degree.
 
Experience: Three years progressively responsible experience in conducting workplace investigations, HR compliance with anti-discrimination and other laws, and developing effective training programs required in order to lead the overarching projects assigned to this position. Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with faculty, staff and students across all levels. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential, as are demonstrated ability to manage multiple, complex and competing activities. Strong public speaking skills and presence required.
 
Licenses: For assignments requiring operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a valid Oregon Driver's License and proof of an acceptable driving record at the time of hire are required. New employees establishing resident status in the State of Oregon must obtain an Oregon driver's license within 30 days (ORS 807.020 (1)). A Human Resources certification (PHR and/or SPHR) or specialized certification in training and/or social justice program development is preferred.
 
Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of equal opportunity, affirmative action and applicable federal, state, and local employment laws, rules and regulations, such as Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA, and ADEA. Knowledge of conflict resolution and mediation methods, best practices for workplace investigations, and development of training curriculum for employees. Highly effective communication skills (written and oral). Knowledge of adult learning styles, curriculum and training development, and effective teaching/training methods.
 
Skills:  Verbal and written communication skills; active listening and mentoring skills; organizational skills; conflict-resolution and problem-solving skills; negotiation skills; time management skills; computer skills, preferably in Microsoft Office Suite® products; and analytical skills.
 
Ability to:  Understand, apply, and demonstrate the College's core leadership competencies. Work in a team environment with diverse populations; demonstrate highly effective interpersonal relationships, one-on-one, and as a team member; promote and strengthen diversity by encouraging a positive, inclusive environment; effectively present to groups; work independently, think creatively and prioritize; adapt to change; deal tactfully with staff, students, and the general public; maintain confidentiality; represent the college and its programs professionally; make objective decisions; meet deadlines; operate a 10-key calculator, computer, and other office equipment.  Physical ability to perform the essential job functions. Pass a criminal background check.
 
Physical Demands of Position:    The physical demands listed below represent those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Manual dexterity and coordination are required for over half of the daily work period (70%) which is spent sitting while operating office equipment such as computers, keyboards, 10-key, telephones, and other standard office equipment, or driving.  While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to see, talk, hear, stand, walk, reach, bend, kneel, stoop, twist, crouch, and manipulate objects. The position requires some mobility including the ability to move materials, 5 lbs. or less daily.  This position requires both verbal and written communication abilities.

Working Conditions:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is primarily working indoors in an office environment.  The employee is not exposed to hazardous conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and lighting is adequate.

Application Details

Additional Posting Information

This is a Full-Time, Exempt position in the Human Resources department. Compensation is based on Grade I of the 2019-20 Management, Administrative, and Professional Employee Salary Schedule. Exempt positions are renewed by the College President on an annual basis.

Method of Application and Closing Date
Position will remain open until filled, with screening scheduled to begin 1/13/2020.  Applications received after the screening date are not guaranteed review. Documents required for submission include a cover letter, resume, 3 professional letters of recommendation (one of which must be current within the last two years), and unofficial transcripts indicating the level of degree earned. Applications missing any of the listed required documents may be considered incomplete and ineligible for further review.

To apply, visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/roguecc/jobs/2651705/equity-diversity-inclusion-edi-coordinator

RCC is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer actively seeking to recruit and retain members of historically underrepresented groups and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
 
CANDIDATES WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING ACCOMMODATIONS AND/OR ASSISTANCE DURING THE HIRING PROCESS MAY CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES AT 541-956-7329. ONLY FINALISTS WILL BE INTERVIEWED. ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL AFTER FINAL SELECTION IS MADE. INTERVIEW COSTS ARE AT APPLICANT'S EXPENSE. FINAL CANDIDATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES. FOR POSITIONS WITH A DEGREE REQUIRED, ONLY DEGREES RECEIVED FROM AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION WILL BE ACCEPTED; ACCREDITATION MUST BE RECOGNIZED BY THE OFFICE OF DEGREE AUTHORIZATION, US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AS REQUIRED BY ORS 348.609.
 
Rogue Community College does not discriminate in any programs, activities, or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, use of native language, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. For further policy information and for a full list of regulatory specific contact persons visit the following webpage: www.roguecc.edu/nondiscrimination.

 

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Application Deadline

1/13/2020