Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 44% students of color and over 1,100 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.
Diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and initiatives
• Lead, develop, advance, and assume executive responsibility for insuring a holistic and integrated vision and plan on all major equity, diversity and inclusion strategies and initiatives that support the College’s mission, core themes and strategic plan.
• Develop and maintain meaningful relationships and serve as the college liaison with external diverse and underrepresented populations, communities and agencies in the state and region, as well as with area institutions of learning, to advance equity and diversity and achieve mutual objectives.
• Ensure broad adoption of the college’s policies and commitments to equity and diversity goals, accountabilities, metrics, and activities and accomplishments.
• Provide leadership and partner with the AVP of Instruction, faculty and college instructional entities to address and embed best practices in the development of equitable and inclusive curricula and pedagogical practice, especially for new faculty.
• Partner with Human Resources to develop, implement, monitor and track recruitment and hiring strategies to attract and retain a diverse employee workforce that is reflective of our student populations, including training for all campus screening/hiring committees.
• Partner with the Office of Human Resources and other college entities to enhance, develop and implement employee professional development to support equity and cultural competencies, a climate of equity and inclusion and the overall college community to live, work, and interact productively.
• Collaborate with the AVP of Student Affairs around student success services and strategies to ensure the framing of equity and inclusive practices.
• Provide oversight for the College bias incident protocols in coordination with different institutional processes that address hate crimes and incidents, conduct, behavioral concerns, employee relations, and Title IX developments.
• Develop and recommend criteria to guide the College’s allocation of resources to support institutional equity and diversity plans and initiatives.
• Work closely with relevant College offices in use of data tools to compile statistics and generate reports regarding campus equity and diversity efforts and success of students of color and marginalized/underserved student groups.
• Analyze, recommend, and develop policy improvements that remove barriers to student success for marginalized, underserved populations at the institutional, divisional, and departmental levels. Create a process for ongoing evaluation of institutional structures, policies and procedures.
• Collaborate with other College entities to expand, develop and coordinate outreach and awareness programs with community organizations designed to increase the enrollment and success of traditionally marginalized, underserved student populations.
• Collaborate with other College entities to create and expand opportunities to encourage and engage marginalized and underserved student populations in dialogue, equity and cultural competence.
• Provide leadership, direction, support and training for employees for the Offices of Title IX and Equity & Pluralism, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant, and Social Justice Leadership Institute (SJLI).
• Provide task assignments, workload management, resolving daily operational programs, training, evaluating and correcting performances, resolving conflict, authorizing leave and building a productive work environment, and other duties as required.
• Serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
• Effectively manage the department budget, including developing budget proposals and monitoring accounts.
• Represent the College at local, state, regional, and national functions, as appropriate.
• Coordinate Educational Equity professional development series for faculty and staff.
• Resource Liaison to the Council for Inclusion and Diversity (CID).
• Lead the bias incident and hate crime incidents response team (BIRST).
• Develops internal communications to ensure the Bellevue College community is informed of institutional DE&I activities.
• Stay abreast of best practices and current trends in diversity, equity and inclusion and use that knowledge to inform program and policy development work.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in a field relevant to the position. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
• Five (5) or more years’ experience in progressively responsible roles in diversity, equity and inclusion.
• Three (3) or more years of supervisory and management experience in a college, university, or corporate setting.