The (DEI) has responsibility for guiding efforts to conceptualize, define, assess, nurture, and cultivate diversity as an institutional and educational resource, while providing creative leadership to enable the college to become more diverse and inclusive in its workforce, student learning environments, degree and non-degree programs, services and partnerships.
The (DEI) is responsible for providing oversight and coordination for Equal Employment Opportunity programs and compliance with federal and state laws. We are seeking a motivational and collaborative individual to advance St. Louis Community College's diversity, equity and inclusion to the next level and ensure the success of the College's Strategic Plan. This position reports to the Chancellor and will serve as a member of the Chancellor' s Leadership Team.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Establishment of Diversity Blueprint and Implementation Support (25%)
In coordination with College leadership, build out the tactical or operational plans to support the College's key strategic diversity initiative. Coordinate meetings, materials, and stakeholders related to the development of the College's diversity equity and inclusion efforts as outlined in the 2023 Strategic Plan; create marketing materials for these meetings.
In working with the grant's office, coordinate work related to potential diversity grants, including collecting, organizing, and sharing applications.
In working with other College leaders, establish goals and metrics that align with the College's Strategic Plan, and monitor outcomes of these efforts.
Develop working relationships with diverse and under-represented groups (both internal and external) to achieve objectives of mutual interest.
Diversity Council Membership and Meeting Coordination (25%)
Provide leadership for the work of the Diversity and Inclusion Council as it designs and delivers educational programs related to multicultural awareness, change readiness, understanding diversity and inclusion, and leading and managing an increasingly diverse workforce. In working with the Council, annually develop or update the College's strategic diversity plan.
Manage the membership teams and serve as point of contact for and effectively communicate with all Diversity Council members.
Form relevant sub-committees and interpret, analyze, and clearly communicate through small group discussions sub-committee work with the Council
Plan and coordinate meetings of the Diversity Council.
Periodically communicate initiatives under way by the Council via department-wide and College-wide media.
Student and Staff Recruitment and Retention (25%)
In coordination with Student Affairs (i.e., with the Vice-President of Multicultural Student Services) and Human Resources, lead planning for diversity initiatives relevant to student and staff recruitment and retention. Work with appropriate departmental leaders and staff to deploy efforts across the College.
Design and develop programs that integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion practices throughout the College.
Assist in identifying resources for the staff diversity hiring Toolkit, update Toolkit resources and maintain content of the Toolkit Website.
Ensure the development and delivery of training programs and professional development opportunities that address diversity, inclusion, equal employment opportunity, and compliance issues in ways that meet the needs of employees, administrators, students and external stakeholders.
Diversity Resources Coordination (25%)
Create and maintain database of administers, staff, faculty and students College-wide to provide training and workshops on diversity-related topics; serve as a point of contact for College inquires on diversity training options.
Keep current on national best practices for diversity programming and development by maintaining contact with others in the field (e.g., professional association and educational groups).
Prepares analyses of data and other evidence-based data related to the progress of DEI at the College.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Master's degree preferably in behavioral sciences, human resources management, education, or other relevant disciplines which could include law or human relations or a five years relevant professional work experience, including supervisory experience.
Professional work experience in higher education. Experience with distance education.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Quick Link: 10855
Special Instructions to Applicants:
This position will be located at the Corporate College:
STLCC has provided opportunity for all. As the largest higher educational institution in the region, STLCC has served more than 1.2 million students. Over 50% of households in the St. Louis area are represented in our former and current student body. Since 1962, St. Louis Community College has held fast to the fundamental belief that education has the power to lift us up — as individuals, as communities and as a city.
Today, STLCC consistently ranks among the top associate degree-awarding institutions in the United States. As we launch students into new and better careers, four-year degrees and richer lives, we strengthen St. Louis one student at a time. The College employs 1,400+ full-time faculty and staff and 2,300+ part-time faculty and staff