Executive Director of Institutional Diversity
Massasoit Community College - Brockton, MA

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Leads and directs all diversity initiatives, monitors all diversity-related policies, and manage programs within the college. Designs programs and activities that foster a climate that encourages respect for pluralism and diversity.

In conjunction with other College offices develops and implements a system to provide clear and timely communication to the college community regarding diversity initiatives and promotes an inclusive environment in the workplace.

Coordinates administrative functions with the various majority and minority student groups regarding programs related to diversity and pluralism.

Disseminates information and develops programs that contribute to the identification and confrontation of instances of prejudicial behaviors, stereotyping, and discrimination within the college.

Supervises the Senior Center, Center for Women and administrative assistant.

Serve as National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Campus Affiliate Director and chair of the NCBI campus committee and diversity committee.

Promotes a commitment to enhancing student, faculty, and staff awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnic and cultural heritages.

Establishes a mentoring program for students of color to help retain and engage them into the college community.

In conjunction with the Public relations office coordinates the publicity of major diversity events of the college.

Monitors national legal, regulatory, political and intellectual trends in diversity in higher education, and recommending application and/or impact at the college.

Builds cooperative coalitions and partnerships with the college service community and represents the College’s interest in community activities concerned with issues of diversity.

Serves as a contact with community leadership including elected officials regarding issues relating to the diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups within our service area. Coordinates these outreach activities with the President’s office.

Facilitates the President’s Community Advisory Council in conjunction with the President’s Office.

Collaborates with various community groups and agencies, including the Advisory Council to develop and implement programs for the community including the Annual Martin Luther King Celebration.

Serves as College Liaison to the NECIT program.

Assists with recruitment of college positions and works with other HR personnel and Vice Presidents to determine key recruitment areas the college will build long-term relationships with. Main point of contact for key diversity schools, and ongoing support of program.

Participates in and conduct investigations related to Affirmative Action when needed.

Serves on the President’s Cabinet.

Create and implement regular reporting and metrics as needed for management. Provide statistical information to outside agencies and keeps college leaders apprised of how well the college is doing in terms of recruiting, retaining and promoting people of different backgrounds. Results are tracked by race and ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, faith and outlook, disability status, and other measures.

Responsible for researching and recommending a world-class diversity and inclusion strategy.

Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of four (4) years' prior training and/or related human resources experience in the areas of diversity, equity, affirmative action, compliance, team building and community outreach is required. Advanced degree preferred along with experience in higher education. Must be familiar with principles of civil rights and a thorough knowledge of relevant equal opportunity laws, history, and social implications of diversity management as well as strong knowledge of Affirmative Action and EEO regulations.

The successful candidate must have excellent communication and negotiation skills, strong project management and ability to develop, manage and objectively evaluate efforts. The individual must be a self-starter who is also able to work collaboratively in a team-based environment. Demonstrated expertise with strategic diversity & inclusion management methodologies and related planning, execution and measurement of effectiveness. Experience in a management role preferred.

Ability to deal with ambiguity and uncertainty in a dynamic environment. Successful candidate must be able to manage multiple priorities, have sound judgment, high integrity and ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Effective relationship management experience; able to interact and build trusted relationships with all levels of employees.

Strong consultative and influence skills; knowledge related to cultural competence and international cultural differences a plus. Strong skills in statistical analysis and data management. Successful candidate must think strategically, operate tactically and impact collaboratively. Demonstrated facilitation and presentation skills; willingness and capacity to conduct presentations at all levels of the organization. Resourceful, decisive and proactive. Leads by example in supporting change.

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Shift: 37.5 hours, full time, state funded benefitted position

Salary: $80,000.00 - $90,000.00 annually
Posting end date: June 1, 2013

Massasoit Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin in its education programs or employment pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B and 151C, Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Americans with Disabilities Act, and regulations promulgated thereunder, 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), Part 106 (Title IX) and Part 104 (Section 504). All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to the College’s Executive Officer for Institutional Diversity and Affirmative Action Officer, Joyce Zymaris, Brockton “Campus, Administration Building A234, 508-588-9100.

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