St. Charles Community College
  • Search Committee - Chief Diversity and Compliance Officer #18-140
  • Cottleville, MO, USA
  • Commensurate with Experience
  • Salary
  • Full-Time Staff

OVERVIEW OF COLLEGE

Founded in 1986, St. Charles Community College (SCC) has a reputation as one of the best two-year colleges in the state of Missouri. With extraordinary faculty and staff, SCC serves a student population of more than 10,000 and a general population of more than 350,000 throughout St. Charles County and beyond. SCC's main campus, located in Cottleville, is a beautiful 12-building campus which has won architectural awards for its innovative, contemporary "educational village" design. The college has a second location in Dardenne Prairie, featuring a state-of-the-art nursing and allied health program. The success of SCC is rooted in the mission of serving our community by "focusing on academic excellence, student success, workforce development, and life-long learning within a global society. We celebrate diversity and we enrich the economic and cultural vitality of the region by providing an accessible, comprehensive, and supportive environment for teaching and learning."

 

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION

The Chief Diversity and Compliance Officer enriches the learning and working environment by providing leadership in the strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of campus-wide initiatives to cultivate a campus climate that embodies diversity, equity and inclusion.  In the role of Title IX Coordinator, the CDO is responsible for ensuring compliance with Title IX regulations and similar state/federal laws related to sex discrimination and sexual harassment involving faculty and staff.

The Chief Diversity and Compliance Officer collaborates with a number of key individuals to advance initiatives associated with diversity, equity and inclusion, and to interpret and administer policies and procedures related to Title IX.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops and manages the college's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan.
  • Through collaborative partnerships,
    • establishes a campus sense of priority and shared responsibility in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, all of which are a fundamental component of our Mission and of academic excellence
    • delivers best practice Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Multi-Cultural training and experiential opportunities for faculty, staff and student groups
    • positively contributes to recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students
  • Provides leadership in an annual data-driven examination of the effectiveness of the college's diversity initiatives using multiple means of assessment, including data collection and analysis, to monitor trends and identify where additional diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts are needed.
  • Serves as Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council.
  • Provides subject-matter expertise to HR talent acquisition professionals to assure an equitable process in attracting excellent diverse talent for faculty and staff positions. Provides input in recruitment marketing, messaging and determination of target market sources.
  • Provides guidance in the development of marketing and public relations communications that are attractive, welcoming, and inclusive to diverse populations. Assists in determination of new sources of diversity marketing efforts.
  • Collaborates with the Executive Dean of Student Life/Student Title IX Coordinator, to:
    • research, develop, deliver, and report on Title IX training and educational programming provided to the campus community
    • ensure that effective and compliant policies, procedures, and resources are in place and administered properly
    • maintain secure, up-to-date records of Title IX complaints and investigations
    • Conduct assessment of Title IX reports of concern through annual systemic review to identify and remedy any patterns found.
  • Conducts, coordinates, and oversees Title IX investigations involving faculty and/or staff. Serves as a resource for all parties throughout the investigative process and its resolution. Ensures that reports/complaints are handled with fairness and equity, and in accord with Title IX obligations.
  • Provides leadership in assessing the campus community's understanding of SCC's sexual misconduct policies, procedures, and resources; and examines the effectiveness of college's inclusion initiatives.
  • Coordinates with the campus Chief of Police and Clery Act Compliance Officer to fulfill overlapping obligations related to misconduct incidents: simultaneous campus/police investigations, reporting, prevention, and training.
  • Assists VPHR with Title VII concerns and special projects.
  • Represents Diversity/HR through participation in campus work teams and in community partnerships.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Oversees, trains, and directs the work of Investigators.  Leads Diversity Council members and sub-committee chairs. Supervises Administrative Specialist.

 

OPPORTUNITIES

To promote a workplace culture that champions diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Management/Communications, Higher Education, or related field
  • Five or more years of experience in the areas of cultural communications, diversity training, organizational culture, and team-building
  • Proven success with leading and managing diverse teams, and in developing optimal collaborative partnerships
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing strategic plans
  • Professional and patient rapport when handling sensitive topics such as bias, equity, and conduct
  • In-depth experience and understanding of the multi-faceted components that fall within diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with the higher education and/or public environment
  • Knowledge of and experience with Title IX processes
  • Formal training in Title IX and Title VII
  • Additional skills in project management, marketing, and computer-related competencies

 

 

St. Charles Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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