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Holyoke Community College VP for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Holyoke, Massachusetts

Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY OVERVIEW The Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (VPEDI) will encourage increased collaboration and communication across the College will inspire and unite faculty and staff in a shared vision to strategically advance our EDI work in support of our students and community. This executive-level VPEDI will be key in promoting a college-wide climate consistent with HCC?s Values. Reporting to the President, the Vice President of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (VPEDI) works in partnership with the rest of the Senior Leadership Team, as well as the College governance, to strategically advance equity, diversity, and inclusion as an interconnected part of HCC?s mission. This position will oversee the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with a commitment to transformative justice. The VPEDI will also be responsible for building a strategic EDI roadmap in consultation with the voices of the community and utilizing data to inform College-wide EDI priorities as well as promoting an inclusive culture where students and employees can thrive. This position will serve as a resource for the College to develop and implement diversity training, workshops and participation in projects, including but not limited to increasing the representation and inclusion of underrepresented groups. This position will assess and track successful efforts, highlighting best practices and identifying areas that need attention to continuously improve our efforts to institutional goals. Qualifications REQUIRED: Master's degree required. Three to five (3-5) years of demonstrated experience in advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism. Entrepreneurial-mindset or experience creating a department/division from the ground up. Experience with building external community engagement and relationships. Experience working with and sensitivity to diverse constituencies of various social identities (ethnic, racial, religious, economic, educational backgrounds and abilities, sexual orientation, and gender expression). A data-informed problem solver with experience collaboratively moving initiatives forward and implementing change within a complex organization. Ability to provide support and consultation to individuals and groups concerning cultural challenges and conflicts and advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Demonstrated administrative and leadership skills and the ability to develop relationships working with internal and external constituencies, including students, faculty, staff, and community stakeholders. Demonstrated understanding of best practices in the field of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Strong written and oral communication. PREFERRED: Ph.D. Experience working with traditionally marginalized populations. Experience working in higher education, preferably in a community college. Bilingual Preferred. Success in supporting college strategic and divisional plans with mid-size budgets; ensure continuous and measurable improvement in EDI benchmarks including enrollment, student retention and completion, employee hiring and retention, and post-completion success; effective resource allocation in alignment with strategic initiatives and operational needs. Experience working within a collective bargaining environment. An understanding of and experience integrating trauma-informed practices into leadership and also the student experience. Salary Range: up to $125,000/year, plus a comprehensive State benefits package Hours: 37.5 hrs./week Funding Source: State

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