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Executive Director Diversity Equity amp Belonging

Company name
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

Elkhart, IN, United States

Employment Type

Clevel, Executive, Education, 100k

Posted on
May 30, 2023

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Work type:

Full Time Administrative


South Bend/Elkhart, IN


Administrative/Professional, Executive/Director/Management

General Description of Position:

The Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Belonging provides vision, leadership, management, and strategic planning for inclusion and equity initiatives. Reporting directly to the Chancellor, this position is responsible for developing a campus-wide approach to enhancing excellence through diversity and inclusion of students, faculty, staff, and the broader community. The Executive Director will work with the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Belonging to design, implement, and assess the diversity and inclusion initiatives to ensure alignment with the College’s strategic plan. The Executive Director will help to create an organizational culture that sets clear expectations, provides appropriate support, and engenders respect and dignity at all levels of the organization. This position will serve on the Chancellor’s Cabinet.

Major Responsibilities:

Assesses campus needs relating to equity, diversity, inclusion, and engagement.

Instills and monitors campus-wide initiatives and organizational structures that facilitate inclusion and equity.

Provides vision, leadership, management, and strategic planning for inclusion and equity initiatives across campus.

Serves as advisor to the College’s Title IX programs and collaborates with HumanResources and Student Affairs.

Develops metrics and a dashboard to ensure accountability, tracking, and monitoring of efforts.

Ensures ongoing attention to faculty, staff, and student satisfaction at all levels; benchmarking, and best practices with respect to inclusion and equity.

Assesses productivity and success of programs, policies, and services.

Prepares reports for presentation to senior leadership and the Campus Board of Trustees.

Develops and executes diversity training, collaborates in the design of educational materials that enhance awareness of diversity and equity issues, and facilitates initiatives designed to enhance the campus climate for faculty, staff, and students of all backgrounds.

In collaboration with Human Resources, assists with employee recruitment and retention.

Chair or serve as


Officer to the Campus Diversity Committee comprised of faculty, staff, alumni, community residents and students, as directed.

Serves as a liaison for individuals who have specific issues related to inclusion and equity and works with internal channels to address issues of bias, equity and/or belonging.

Generates vision of how to regularly engage and influence faculty, staff, and students.

Represents the College at various community, civic, professional meetings, and conferences, as requested.

Partners with Marketing to provide consistent message to the College community on diversity-related issues to advance the mission of the College.

This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with this role may be assigned. All responsibilities will be conducted within the parameters of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), other applicable regulatory requirements and professional standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree required; Master’s degree and/or related professional certification preferred.

Subject matter expertise in diversity and inclusion required.

Minimum of 5 years of related experience in diversity programming required.

Must demonstrate ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students and employees and which every individual feels respected and valued.

Must have demonstrated ability to build relationships through community outreach and engagement.

Experience working with diverse community groups required.

Must demonstrate effective communication skills, both orally and in writing.

Good judgment, discretion, tact and the ability to work easily with senior leaders within the higher education, charitable, government, and business sectors is required.

Must demonstrate ability to partner well with colleagues both in and outside of the organization.

Must possess valid driver’s license and have ability and willingness to travel.


No waiting period to enroll in benefits.

Employer contribution to retirement plan.

Excellent benefits, including voluntary benefits: medical, dental, vision, retirement, life insurance, spouse/child life insurance, fee remission, LTD, STD, Identity Guard, etc.

Paid time off: vacation and sick.

Paid holidays: 8 days plus winter break between December 25th and January 1st.

Free tuition for employee and dependents.

Professional Development opportunities.

Other Requirements:

Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the College students and employees.

Fully supports the College’s mission and strategic plan initiatives.

Selected candidate for employment will be subject to pre-employment background checks, including criminal history check, and any offer of employment will be contingent upon that outcome.

Work Hours:

Hiring Range:

$78,000 - $85,000

Diversity Statement:

Diversity: At Ivy Tech Community College we honor and appreciate the diversity of our students, employees, and community. Ivy Tech seeks to embody individuals who vary in terms of race, national/ethnic origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical and mental ability, socioeconomic status, religious preference, veteran status, and citizenship, in the service of learning.

Equity: Ivy Tech Community College seeks to create opportunities for historically underrepresented populations to have equal access in hiring, compensating, promoting, providing services for, educating, and overall support.

Belonging: The active, intentional and ongoing engagement Ivy Tech Community College has with diversity – in its college community, in its curriculum, in its offices and workplace, and in the communities it serves. A sense of belonging refers to real and perceived social support on campus or in one’s department, a feeling or sensation of connectedness, and the experience of mattering or feeling cared about, accepted, respected, valued by, and important to the campus community, including peers, colleagues, faculty, and staff. Ivy Tech seeks to provide a sustained welcoming and protected environment for all people, regardless of their background and identity, as all belong at Ivy Tech.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Attach a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (names, address, phone number).

Copies of transcripts may be required at time of interview. Original hard copies of transcripts will be required at time of hire.


30 May 2023

US Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close:

20 Jun 2023

US Eastern Daylight Time

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Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
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