Associate Director of Student Equity and Inclusion

  • Clark College
  • Vancouver, WA, United States
Full Time Academia Education Executive

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, Associate Director of Student Equity and Inclusion. The position assists the college in creating a campus climate that is inclusive and welcoming to all students, especially systemically non-dominant populations. To that end, this position focuses on supporting diversity at Clark College by providing direct student services, program support, and activities that foster a multicultural perspective. The position attends to retention and completion of systemically nondominant students. This position reports to the Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight of the functions of the Diversity Center.
  • Assure coverage in the Diversity Center during all hours of operation.
  • Properly maintain, inventory, and develop the Diversity Center with the assistance of Center staff and student workers.
  • Supervise staff in accordance with state and federal law, College policies and procedures, and applicable union contract.
  • Provide and document direct services to students to navigate students through the college system and connect them to resources. 
  • Monitor, assess, and regularly report outcomes on strategies to retain, mentor, and improve the graduation and completion rates of underrepresented student populations.
  • Provide regular written reports.
  • Make presentations to the college community or other audiences.
  • Represent Clark College at Multicultural Student Services Directors’ Council meetings.
  • Plan and facilitate student programs and activities sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Equity.
  • Regularly prepare reports and analytical materials to illustrate strategies, assessments, and outcomes of areas of responsibility.
  • Foster tolerance, understanding, and appreciation of diversity.
  • Serve as a liaison to campus partners in support of non-dominant students. 
  • Support the implementation of the Social Equity Plan.
  • Exercise fiduciary responsibility. 
  • Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences.
  • Assist with college-wide student retention strategies.
  • Select, train, supervise, and evaluate Peer Mentors.
  • Preparation of annual Multicultural Student Affairs budget request; providing oversight of the budget and associated programming. Project, monitor, maintain, initiate and/or approve expenditures on program budget.
  • Maintain records for the Multicultural Student Affairs Program.
  • Serve as a role model by exhibiting open and collegial communication with all faculty, staff, and students.
  • Provide appropriate and adequate direction in support of students.
  • Know and follow College procedures related to travel and purchases, keeping in mind timelines, deadlines, and student safety.
  • Provide leadership in accordance with the Vision, Values, and Core themes established by the college to achieve mission fulfillment.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution.
  • Two years of professional experience in a higher education setting.
  • One year of supervisory experience.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Weekend and evening availability for events and travel is required. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master Degree from an accredited institution.
  • Bi-lingual/multi-lingual.
  • Experience working with students of diverse backgrounds and identities.
  • Budget management experience.
  • Five years of professional experience in a higher education setting
  • Two years of experience supervising professional staff.
  • Professional community college experience

Salary Statement: $54,892 annually Benefits include vacation/ sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.

Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application 
  • Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Current résumé 
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office in person or by fax (360-992-2873).

Please apply online at
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.
Application Deadline:   Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., January 2, 2018.
Condition of employment: Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.
SECURITY The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133.  The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed here:
ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.
CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICES Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree