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Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)

Company: Walla Walla Community College
Location: Walla Walla
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:


Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is seeking applicants for a Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) position at the Walla Walla campus.

At Walla Walla Community College, we inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services. We have identified three core themes that describe the fundamental aspects of the College's mission by translating it into practice: Student Success, Strong Communities, and Resource Stewardship. As an organization, we value learning opportunities, a sense of community, diversity, health and humor, excellence, integrity, teamwork, innovation, personal and professional growth, and sustainability.

General Description:

This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the College President. The Director serves as the College's executive-level strategist responsible for guiding practices and creating opportunities to define, assess, and promote inclusive excellence, access, and cultural competency for students, faculty, and staff. The position works closely with, and is a member of, the President's executive leadership team and serves as a central source and point of coordination and communication for equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives, training, and programs. The Director will engage community partners and organizations through thoughtful outreach efforts and engender a strong sense of trust, fairness, respect and understanding of the College's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Essential Functions:
Determines campus equity, diversity and inclusion needs by conducting ongoing needs assessments, focus groups, and analyzing trends and data.
Develops equity, diversity and inclusionary policies, procedures, and practices that meet recognized needs and are consistent with the College's strategic plan.
Serves as the College lead in the development and expansion of relationships and initiatives aimed at recruiting, serving, and retaining under-represented student populations at the College.
Coordinates with Human Resources to develop and implement training for all faculty and staff to promote cultural competencies in support of a climate of equity and inclusion; and, coordinates with Student Services to develop and implement training for all students.
Collaborates with Human Resources to implement and maintain equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives related to recruitment and hiring processes.
Works with Enrollment Services and Institutional Effectiveness to gather, research and analyze data to assess institutional climate in terms of equity and inclusion and to meet federal and state reporting requirements, including workforce analysis reports.
Presents analysis of legislation and regulations to the President's leadership team and other student, faculty, and staff groups and community partners, related to equity and inclusion.
Promotes strategies for the success of under-represented students and partners with faculty and staff to develop specific programs fostering these strategies.
Develops working relationships with all populations in the College's service area(s) to promote diversity and an inclusive, supportive environment at the College.
Engages individuals, cultural groups, civic organizations, and federal, state, tribal and local government leaders around issues of equity, diversity and inclusion.
Represents the College in regional and local associations, civic clubs, and boards of non-profit organizations in order to establish a network of community partnerships and support.
Manages the department budget; responsible for developing budget proposals, justifying expenses and monitoring accounts.
Supervises support staff.


Possesses advanced knowledge of current research on equity and inclusion in higher education.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret salient data, as well as important relevant state and federal legislation, as well as the ability to communicate this knowledge to the College community and the public.
Proven ability to build collaborative relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.
Possesses exceptional team-building skills to motivate and engage team members.
Possesses cultural competence as evidenced by a strong, demonstrable record of advocacy for the needs of under-represented populations.
Proven skill in developing effective and impactful training programs for students, employees and the College community.
Possesses an engaging, inclusive and collaborative leadership style that effectually promotes the role and mission of the College for all populations.
Possesses excellent communication and consensus-building skills; ability to work proactively and productively with students, faculty, staff, leadership and community groups to advance the vision and mission of Walla Walla Community College.


Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered at the discretion of the college.
Bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology, Organizational Development or related field, accompanied by relevant experience.
Considerable (generally three (3) to five (5) years) years of related professional experience around equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives, training, and community partnerships.
Bilingual English/Spanish highly desired.
Master's degree desired.

Conditions/Terms of Employment

This is a full-time exempt professional position. Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful authorization to work in the United States within three (3) days of employment. WWCC participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. Official college transcripts required at time of hire. Candidates may be subject to a criminal history background check as a condition of employment. Information from the background check may not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. The college is a tobacco free institution.

Work is performed almost exclusively indoors in an office environment. Exposure to hazards is limited to those commonly found in office environments. This contract position work schedule will typically be Monday through Friday 8-hours each day. During the summer, work schedule is Monday through Thursday 10-hours each day. Occasional nights and weekends. Occasional overnight travel.


Annual salary range: $76,000- $87,000. The college has an excellent benefit program including paid sick leave; paid vacation leave; medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; retirement and two optional deferred compensation programs. All full-time employees will automatically have 3% of taxable income deferred into the State of Washington Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). All administrative exempt staff set aside 1% of their gross salary in a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) (VEBA). All exempt employees are required to participate in this program. Walla Walla Community College requires all employees to participate in direct deposit for payment of salary.

Required Application Materials

This position will remain open until filled. To be included in the initial screening, applications should be received by April 9, 2023. To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
Online NEOGOV application
Cover letter In your cover letter, please describe why you are interested in the role of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Director at WWCC and what qualities, strengths, and experiences you would bring to the College. Please outline your experiences as they pertain to the essential functions and competencies of this position.

Names and contact information for three professional references
Answers to three (3) supplemental questions
Unofficial transcripts for application purposes; official transcripts are required prior to an official start date.

WWCC also reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

If you have difficulty logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your application, etc., please call NEOGOV Applicant Support at 1-855-524-5627.

Walla Walla Community College is committed to provide equal opportunity and nondiscrimination for all educational and employment applicants as well as for its students and employed staff, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, including gender expression/identity, marital status, age (over 40), the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, the use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, or status as a Vietnam and/or disabled veteran, National Guard member or reservist in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Federal Rehabilitation of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any other applicable Federal and Washington State laws against discrimination. To qualify for veteran's preference, you must attach a copy of your DD214 or NGB 22. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need accommodation in the application/ employment process, please call (509) 527-4323 - TDD (509) 527-4412.

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