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Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion - Onondaga Community College

Onondaga Community College

Job Description


Location: Syracuse, NY Category: Professional Administrator Posted On: Wed Apr 5 2023 Job Description:

Under the direction of the Vice President/Chief Diversity Officer, the Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is responsible for developing and implementing cultural programs and services to assist students in achieving their educational and personal development goals. The position involves creating an atmosphere of connectedness, belonging, and well-being for a diverse student body. The Director of JEDI upholds underlining principles and models practices associated with social justice, equity, and inclusivity.

Works collaboratively with both on- and off-campus constituencies to plan, coordinate, implement, and assess programs that promote a campus culture that celebrates and respects diversity, equity, and inclusion in areas including, but not limited to, race and ethnicity; faith and spirituality; gender; ability/disability; and sexual orientation.
Prepares programs and/or gathers information about campus diversity programs and activities representing History and Celebration months, such as Latinx Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month, Women's History Month, and LGBTQ History Month. Produces and disseminates calendars of related campus-wide programs for each month.
Develops and oversees a summer program for prospective students that introduces or enhances their knowledge about language, ethnicity, and various groups within a culture, particularly the Latinx culture.
Assesses the effectiveness of programs, including learning outcomes.
Oversees the implementation of programs designed to address the retention and success of the college's men of color student population (i.e., the Extraordinary Men of Distinction Program) and of the college's women of color student population (i.e., Extraordinary Women of Distinction).
Oversees the implementation of the Student Conversation Circles About Race, Gender, Religion, Economic Status, Sexual Orientation, etc., which are designed to provide students with a platform for sharing their identities and experiences and building understanding across identities of difference.
Assists in further identifying and implementing engagement strategies that keep students connected to the College for optimal academic performance.
Creates an environment that fosters positive relationships among and with students and encourages student engagement and success.
Works with Human Resources and the Chief Diversity Office to assist with campus diversity training efforts.
Works with Human Resources and the Chief Diversity Officer to assist with developing pipelines for new faculty and staff.
Works with the Director of Social Justice and Community Impact on identifying potential justice scholars of diverse backgrounds.
Assist with implementing the annual ceremony recognizing Social Justice Scholars and other students engaged in civic activities.
Assists with securing community support for co-sponsored student events.
Serves on the college's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Council and various committees and workgroups to enhance students' academic and personal growth.
Serves on other College committees, including the Campus Well-Being Committee.
Provides routine monthly reports on departmental student activities and student outcomes.
Collaborates with Enrollment Management on student recruitment activities.
Performs all other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:
Master's degree from an accredited college or university plus two years of relevant professional experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Track record of success as an advocate for diversity, inclusion, and equity, preferably in a higher education setting.

Experience in a leadership role in higher education (community college preferred).
Experience working with Indigenous populations; knowledge of the Haudenosaunee culture is an asset.
Bilingual in English and Spanish or another language.

Strong organizational, written, interpersonal, and communication skills

Additional Information:
Salary range: $64,420 - $80,526 depending on experience and background.

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