Primary advisor to the college on matters relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Lead the Diversity Strategic Direction in partnership with the Provost; oversee campus-wide diversity efforts including accountability and reporting processes; chair the DEI Committee
In collaboration with the Deans, work to advance cultural relevancy towards closing the opportunity gap and identifying areas of improvement and resources.
In collaboration with the Provost and the Dean of Student Services, assist with efforts within the Comprehensive Student Experience plan to close the opportunity gap and monitor progress.
In collaboration with the Human Resources Director, assist with resources for recruiting and retaining faculty and staff of color.
In collaboration with faculty and the Center for Teaching, Learning and Innovation, to provide training, resources, and support that advances cultural relevant and applicable pedagogy towards closing the opportunity gap.
Work with faculty and staff to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion aspects are integrated into curricular and co-curricular initiatives reflects the human and cultural diversity of the world in which students live and work.
In collaboration with the President, Cabinet, and college stakeholders, create and develop a college-wide diversity, equity and inclusion plan aligned with college's mission, goals, and accreditation criteria, as well as Minnesota State's diversity performance metrics.
Provide oversight and accountability to the Diversity Strategic Direction plan to assess progress towards college equity and inclusion goals, and recommend where resources and attention are most needed for improvement.
Assist Cabinet members in embedding an equity lens in the development of college-wide plans including Academic and Student Affairs, Facilities, Technology and the Policy Committee.
Provide college-wide initiatives, training, and programming for students, employees and supervisors to promote dialogue about equity and inclusion, build cultural competency skills, and improve campus diversity climate.
Guide efforts to ensure the college understands the relationship between its mission and the diversity of society.
Serve as the college's Chief Diversity Officer for system wide meetings and work groups, and other external entities. Provide oversight and accountability to the overall leadership of student development service functions including library and tutoring services, student mental health and wellness services, student life, Perkins grant projects.
Provide oversight, accountability and supervision to all aspects of the Blue Jay athletic program including intramurals.Access, Opportunity, and Success Initiatives
Oversee access and opportunity funds to support the recruitment, retention, and success of students of color, underrepresented students, and students with varying abilities.
Oversee the use of the student health fee to support student well-being and access to services.
Establish and cultivate partnerships with community organizations and government agencies to increase educational access to underrepresented populations.
Identify and increase the number of outreach programs and activities that target underrepresented populations to promote access to higher education and academic preparation.
Collaborate with Dean of Student Services with a focus on enhancing services to students with disabilities.
Identify and assist in the development of grant requests to support the college's efforts to intentionally remove barriers and develop strategies for the success of students from historically underrepresented populations.
Collect and analyze information on retention, persistence, and completion for students of color and other underrepresented students, and use information to make recommendations for improvements as warranted by the data.
Policy and Compliance
Assist the college in an equity-based approach to policy and procedure review, and serve on the college policy committee.
Serve as the college Affirmative Action Officer and oversee and implement the college Affirmative Action process and plan.
Provide policy development and recommendations in the areas of student life, Perkins grant, Library Resource Center, Career Development and Mental Health Services.
Serve as college liaison for Office of Civil Rights (OCR) compliance reviews, and ensure the college is in compliance with OCR standards and guidelines.
Consult with VP of Finance and Facilities to ensure equal opportunity for diverse vendors and suppliers (minority-owned, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans).
Assist the Human Resources Director as needed for 1B.1 discrimination/harassment, 1B.3 sexual violence, and respectful workplace complaints.
Grow and maintain strong relationships with diverse communities of practice both internally and externally.
Attend external diversity forums and events to network and present information regarding diversity initiatives at the college.
Serve on college, community, and professional committees as directed in the best interest of the college.
Build collaborative relationships within the college, Minnesota State, other college and university campuses, K12 partners and other stakeholders surrounding communities.
Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree from an accredited institution.
Experience in higher education with emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion or student development.
Demonstrated experience collecting and using data to assess success of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
Demonstrated success in partnership development with internal and external stakeholders.
Experience in budget management and demonstrated ability to seek and obtain external resources.
Demonstrated facilitation skills with multiple audiences addressing complex topics.
Excellent presentation skills and interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Knowledge and understanding of relevant federal, state, and local laws for equity, diversity and inclusion.
Doctorate degree from an accredited institution.
Three (3) years demonstrated leadership experience in diversity, equity and inclusion or student development.
Experience with culturally adaptive pedagogy and curriculum.
Experience with cultural competency and diversity training.
All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of employment.
Minnesota West Community and Technical College is a student-centered, open-access community and technical college within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The college provides transfer, occupational and career programs, workforce training, educational outreach and life-long learning opportunities. The College is committed to accomplishing its mission: Dedicated to serving the varied educational needs of our diverse populations in affordable, accessible and supportive settings.
Minnesota West Community and Technical College is a comprehensive community and technical college with five southwestern Minnesota campuses: Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, Pipestone, and Worthington and learning centers in Luverne and Marshall Minnesota. Students have the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate in more than 60 disciplines.
GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave. Tuition waiver is available for employees and dependents.
Internal Number: 1529
About Minnesota West Community & Technical College
Minnesota West Community & Technical College is a comprehensive community and technical college with five southwestern Minnesota campuses: Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, Pipestone, and Worthington and centers in Fairmont, Luverne, Marshall, and Redwood Falls. Students have the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate in more than 60 disciplines. The college has a long and proud history, 70+ years, of providing highly specialized technical and liberal arts/transfer majors to students from throughout the region. Our graduates are successful and can be found in area businesses and industries across southwest Minnesota, northwest Iowa, South Dakota, and beyond.