Job Description

Position Title - Diversity & Inclusion Program Coordinator

Primary Work Location - 13300 West Sixth Avenue Lakewood Colorado 80228

Salary - $41,108/annual

Starting Pay Rate - Starting salary is not negotiable

Anticipated Start Date - July 2019

FLSA Status - This position is not eligible for overtime

Closing Date - June 23, 2019

Job Type - Full Time

Red Rocks Community College seeks applications a full time Diversity & Inclusion Program Coordinator to join our Student Success Services Division.

Red Rocks Community College exemplifies extraordinary. We are dedicated to our Vision and Mission, which promote student achievement, staff empowerment, and community engagement. We live our values: Integrity, Collaboration, Learning, Inclusiveness, and Communication. We encourage applications from individuals whose background and interests align with our commitment to inclusiveness and welcome you to visit the RRCC Inclusion & Diversity webpage for additional information. Visit - https://www.rrcc.edu/about-us/our-mission and https://www.rrcc.edu/diversity for information.

With an unrivaled reputation grounded in our Values, we stand out as a cutting edge model in higher education. We are one of the first community colleges in the country to offer both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. Our continued pursuit of excellence is instilled in our employees and has inspired a dynamic and passionate culture.

Department Information & Mission:

The Center for Inclusion and Diversity strives to create a climate of inclusion where students, faculty, and staff are supported and empowered in their personal journeys. Through equity in access, developmental opportunities, and holistic education, we will prepare all members of the RRCC community to actively engage in an increasingly diverse and global society.

Summary of Position:

The Inclusion & Diversity Program Coordinator advances efforts to promote equity throughout the college through the support of the Center for Inclusion & Diversity. This position will promote inclusion and equity through coordination of trainings, events, promotional campaigns, and other avenues as needs arise. The Program Coordinator collaborates with individuals and groups both within and outside of the College. Additionally, this position will provide administrative support to the Center for Inclusion & Diversity, Multicultural Student Center, LGBTQ Center, Veteran Services, The Hub, and additional programs as necessary.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, leadership and organizational development, gender studies and ethnic studies or related field.
    • SUBSTITUTION: A combination of education (Associate degree) and experience in providing college student programs and development activities or related professional discipline may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the degree but not for the required one year of full time college student leadership programs.
  • One-year full time leadership of student programs including experience developing student support services and facilitating workshops.
  • One year of experience collaborating with students and colleagues to foster and enrich a campus environment, that is inclusive, pluralistic, and diverse.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in higher education, college student personnel, counseling, gender and ethnic studies or a related field.
  • Membership in or experience working in diverse communities and supporting the success of students and staff from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in the College.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to create and keep deadlines manage appointments, pay attention to details, keep work organized, and plan, prioritize and achieve goals).
  • Ability to utilize computer technology to access data, maintain records, review and generate reports.

Description of Position:

Center for Inclusion & Diversity Program Support:

  • Identify programming to address needs around diversity, equity and inclusion. Determine and implement appropriate programming for the College Community.
  • Provide appropriate advisement and referrals as needed to connect students with available resources and assist in their personal growth.
  • Provide information on available resources.
  • Provide social support and informal advisement to students.
  • Assist the Director of Inclusion and Diversity in advising students and administrative staff in program development, use of materials and equipment, and the implementation of programming in support of equity and inclusion.
  • Develop and distribute flyers, brochures and/or other informational or educational documents to inform members of the targeted communities.

Center for Inclusion and Diversity Administrative Support:

  • Monitor budgets and complete purchases utilizing Pcard and following appropriate procedures.
  • Provide administrative support for the programs of the Diversity Council, Center for Inclusion and Diversity and other committees.
  • Take and distribute minutes from the Diversity Council meetings.
  • Manage and track enrollment in trainings and programs offered through the Center for Inclusion and Diversity program.
  • Respond to internal and external requests for information which may include researching, analyzing and summarizing data from files/records.
  • Update and keep current the Inclusion and Diversity web site.
  • Complete basic office tasks (copying, filing, correspondence, reservations, etc.).

Collect and Analyze Data:

  • Assist in development and assessment of progress on strategic plan for inclusion and diversity.
  • Prepare periodic and special reports as they relate to department functions and/or services.
  • Provide assistance in the preparation and distribution of confidential reports.
  • Aggregate data from various programs, analyze, and prepare for presentation.

How to Apply:
Complete applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday June 23, 2019. To apply for this position, click the button below and complete an application, including the following:

  1. A cover letter describing your professional experiences and addressing the required and preferred qualifications.
  2. A resume.
  3. Transcripts (unofficial), if applicable  

Additional upload sections are available in the application to include optional attachments.

Please note the following prior to beginning your application:

Your application progress cannot be saved. If you exit prior to submitting your materials, you will need to restart the application.

  1. As a part of the application process, you will be asked to provide the name, phone number, and email address of three professional references. References will only be contacted for candidates at the second level interview stage.
  2. You will be required to attach a cover letter, resume, and transcripts. Your cover letter should describe your professional experiences and address the required and preferred qualifications.
  3. Once you submit your application, you will no longer have an opportunity to review or make changes.
  4. You will receive a confirmation email once your application has been received

Benefits:

RRCC offers a range of benefit choices (Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, Life Insurance, Supplemental Retirement Plans, PERA, Disability Benefits, and more). For additional information, please click here, https://internal.cccs.edu/human-resources/employee-benefits/. 

The Assessment Process:
Red Rocks Community College utilizes selection and/or search committees in the hiring process for vacant positions. The committee will review all applications received by the closing deadline listed on this announcement to determine if applicants meet required qualifications. The committee will complete a secondary review of applications that meet required qualifications to determine applicants that align more closely with the listed qualifications. The top applicants from this assessment process receive an invite for the first round of committee interviews.

Be sure your application materials specifically address your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments, as they relate to the position responsibilities, required qualifications, and preferred qualifications sections of this announcement. Upload additional documents, if necessary, to fully explain your experience and qualifications as they relate to this position. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions and apply by the listed submission deadline, may result in your application not being accepted for this position, and may affect your inclusion as a qualified candidate at any stage in the search/selection process for this position.

Transcripts Required:
An unofficial copy of transcripts must be submitted at the time of application. Assessment is required for Transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and must be included as part of your application materials. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report may result in the rejection of your application and you will not be continued in the search/selection process for this position announcement. If selected as the finalist for the position, official transcripts are required as a condition of employment.

Necessary Special Requirements:
Must submit to and successfully complete a pre-employment background check as a condition of hire. Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from consideration for this position. Should your background check reveal any charges and convictions, it is your responsibility to provide RRCC Office of Human Resources with an official disposition of the charges.

Important Notes

Important Notes:
Note: Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this within your application materials.

Red Rocks Community College is committed to diversity in its people and programs. The College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and/or 4-120.  The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. Red Rocks Community College will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and/or participation in vocational education programs.

RRCC has designated Arnie Oudenhoven as its Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Administrator/Title IX Administrator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. Report all concerns or complaints relating to discrimination or harassment to the Title IX/EO Coordinator(s). For information, contact Arnie Oudenhoven Executive Director, HR, Title IX Coordinator, Title VII/Equal Opportunity Coordinator, ADA/Sec 504 Coordinator, via mail at 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228, phone 303.914.6298, email arnie.oudenhoven@rrcc.edu or Deborah Houser, Assistant Director of Human Resources/Deputy Title IX Coordinator, via mail at 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228, phone 303.914.6224, email deborah.houser@rrcc.edu.

You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204, telephone (303) 844-3417.Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities.  If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in the application process, please notify Human Resources at 303-914-6570.

RRCC conducts pre-employment background checks on all employment finalists to determine or verify background information, including criminal history, references from previous employment, qualifications, and, when applicable, driving history. Employment offers are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.

For information regarding Red Rocks Community College Security, including crime statistics for the Red Rocks Community College Lakewood and Arvada campuses, please see the Red Rocks Community College campus security website at http://www.rrcc.edu/police/. For a hard copy report, please contact 303.914.6494.

Application Instructions

How to Apply:

Complete applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday June 23, 2019. To apply for this position, click the button below and complete an application, including the following:

  1. A cover letter describing your professional experiences and addressing the required and preferred qualifications.
  2. A resume.
  3. Transcripts (unofficial), if meeting required qualification with a Bachelor's degree (of higher)

Additional upload sections are available in the application to include optional attachments.

Please note the following prior to beginning your application:

  1. Your application progress cannot be saved. If you exit prior to submitting your materials, you will need to restart the application.
  2. As a part of the application process, you will be asked to provide the name, phone number, and email address of three professional references. References will only be contacted for candidates at the second level interview stage.
  3. You will be required to attach a cover letter, resume, and transcripts. Your cover letter should describe your professional experiences and address the required and preferred qualifications.
  4. Once you submit your application, you will no longer have an opportunity to review or make changes.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email once your application has been received.

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