Mercer County Community College is seeking an inaugural director of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity. S/he must demonstrate commitment and expertise implementing the College’s vision for diversity, equity and inclusion. S/he is responsible for diverse talent recruitment and retention programs and events and diversity and inclusion training initiatives. S/he is expected to recommend new policies, procedures, and programs with college-wide impact that promote diversity, inclusion and equity both internally and externally.
S/he is expected to: • Promote an inclusive and supportive environment for all members of the College community, collaborating with various departments and divisions across the campus.
• Oversee the implementation of the Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC) affirmative action policy and is responsible for diversity, compliance and equity initiatives, as well as the creation of diversity, equity, inclusion and compliance programs, activities, and initiatives for faculty, staff, and students designed to foster a climate that encourages respect for diversity.
• Oversee search committees in the implementation of affirmative action program regulations, coordinates outreach and recruitment efforts. Directs search committees regarding recruitment and hiring efforts for a diverse faculty and staff, interprets information on under-representation for relevant constituencies, reviews recruitment plans and documentation, and prepares and monitors employee recruitment and selection to ensure compliance with EEO/AAP policies and plan.
• Oversee the investigation of discrimination complaints involving faculty, students, and staff in accordance with the University’s Non-Discrimination Policy; and ensures the College is in compliance with all laws, rules and regulations including but not limited to Title VII, ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Title IV, and Title IX.
• Serve as Title IX Coordinator, Section 504/ADA Coordinator and Sexual Harassment Coordinator.
• Ensure College’s compliance with federal, state, and city regulations and University mandates. This includes preparing memoranda, reports, and other written material; planning and coordinating educational and training workshops on EEO issues, policies, and procedures, meetings, and special events; and working with external administrative agencies compliance audits and initiatives.
• Collaborate with key departments and offices on campus regarding diversity issues, EEO/OFCCP compliance, complex faculty related issues, grievances and/or complaints, including but not limited to: Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Student Support Services, and Athletics.
• Monitor the recruitment, appointment, and retention processes for all faculty and staff positions in accordance with College policies, federal and state laws pertaining to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
• Support administration, faculty and staff regarding equal employment opportunity and affirmative action policies, procedures, and compliance issues and fosters the integration of best practices.
• Oversee the preparation of internal and external reports regarding the College’s equal employment opportunity and affirmative action efforts and accomplishments including the federally mandated Affirmative Action Plan.
• Serve on various committees and programs designed to address issues of college compliance, diversity, and underrepresented groups. Coordinates training on key topics regarding compliance, diversity, inclusion, and equity.
• Handle matters of the greatest confidentiality working with the Vice President for Human Resources and College administrators as well as with other key individuals and provides confidential support and guidance to the President’s Leadership Team and other senior staff.
Bachelor’s degree 5 – 8 years’ experience in a professional role supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives. 5+ years’ experience in an administrative role within higher education Demonstrated experience in the design, development and implementation of diversity, inclusion and equity programs within an organization. Experience leading, conducting and closing Title VII or Title IX investigations. Demonstrated knowledge of employment policies and laws regarding EEO, ADA, Title IX
Masters degree preferred Experience in change management within a complex organization Experience in policy / procedure development, writing, communication and implementation. Experience in management, employee, student coaching and counseling in regards to investigations, compliance, or conflict resolution. Demonstrated experience with HIPPA and FERPA laws. Professional designation in SHRM-CP, PHR, SHRM-SCP, or SPHR Nationally-recognized Diversity and Inclusion Certificate. Training in Title IX Investigator or Compliance Officer certification.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to lift, stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The position will be required to perform local travel in conjunction with fundraising activities.
Mercer County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, religion, age, disability, handicap or other legally protected status in its provision of employment, education, and activities, or other services. Mercer County Community College is an EEO/AAP Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled
Internal Number: S-0201-2021
About Mercer County Community College
"As a community college faculty, we believe that...our students deserve a high-quality education that challenges them to acquire new knowledge and skills, test their accustomed ideas, and achieve competitive excellence. All of our students, regardless of where they find themselves when they come to us, deserve a caring, creative, and engaged pedagogy that helps them achieve their goals, and which cultivates lifelong learning and a passion to understand themselves and the world. We believe that we must create a college community that engages students in civic life and prepares them to fully participate in our democracy. We are responsible and accountable for giving our students? work our respect and critical evaluation, for holding students to the highest ethical standards, and for providing effective feedback that encourages our students to grow.
MCCC is an equal opportunity employer.
Under the “New Jersey First Act”, effective September 1, 2011 newly hired Mercer employees may be required to live in New Jersey or to move to the state within one year of taking a position. Failure to comply with this residency requirement shall render the person unqualified to continue emplo...yment in their position.
In compliance with Title IX requirements, Mercer County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities.
TITLE IX COORDINATOR
The college’s Title IX Coordinator oversees compliance with all aspects of the sex/gender harassment, discrimination and misconduct policy. Questions and complaints regarding Title IX may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Office of Civil Rights at the following locations and or contact information.
Elizabeth Mizerek, MSN, RN, FN-CSA, CNE, CEN, CPEN, FAEN
Interim Title IX Coordinator
Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Rd. - MS 125
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Phone: (609) 570-3526 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals experiencing harassment or discrimination also always have the right to file a formal grievance with the government authorities:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: (646) 428-3800
Facsimile: (646) 428-3843