• College Equity Officer

    The Community College of Aurora
    Job Description

    College Equity Officer


    Community College of Aurora


    Salary: $60,000.00 - $62,000.00 Annually


    Job Type: Full-Time


    Job Number: 00002


    Location: 16000 East CentreTech Parkway, CO


    Department: President


    The Community College of Aurora is a dynamic institution that strives to serve its diverse student population through innovations in instruction and student support founded on principles of equity and inclusion.

    This position provides leadership, direction and support for college-wide initiatives that impact both the Community College of Aurora's (CCA) Lowry and CentreTech campuses, as well as online, to create and sustain a culture of Inclusive Excellence at CCA. This means examining and recommending changes to college-wide practices, policies, procedures, services, curricular and co-curricular activities using the tenants of Inclusive Excellence research. College IE goals include increasing the diversity of our employees, celebrating the diversity of our college community, retaining our diverse students and staff, and closing the equity gap for our students of color. In order to achieve these goals, the person in this position will need to create and maintain internal and external relationships; including facilitating collaboration between college departments to achieve equity goals and create equitable outcomes. The person in this position will act as a subject matter expert in the field of diversity and inclusion and will be integral in the College's efforts to achieve these outcomes.


    Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills


    Inclusive Excellence Council


    • Chair the Council and leadership team as well as lead campus-wide strategic efforts to incorporate Inclusive Excellence throughout every function of the college, aligning this work with CCA's mission, vision, values, and strategic plan.

    • Provide direction to each committee of the Council and approve or re-direct initiatives programs, and requests. Provide support for actions, and assessment of

    • Research and share diversity and inclusion related data, efforts, trends, and innovations.

    • Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Research to coordinate ongoing assessments of diversity, equity, and inclusion experiences and outcomes for students, staff, and faculty.

    • Manage budget for the Council and equity related initiatives for the college.


    Institutional -Cross Collaboration


    • Develop and implement a plan with all divisions by informing processes, guidelines, and norms that help alleviate structural barriers to access and success of students and employees who belong to marginalized groups.

    • Advise and participate in efforts to achieve equitable outcomes in student persistence, completion and transfer with Academic and Student Affairs Divisions of the college.

    • Support and collaborate with instruction to promote Inclusive Excellence in teaching and learning across curriculum and co-curricular programming


    Employee Recruitment and Retention


    • Support the college to develop systemic structures to recruit and retain diverse applicant pools through targeted marketing of employment opportunities, networking, professional contacts, and outreach to diverse

    • Provide search committee training on implicit bias and inclusive search

    • Participate in onboarding and ongoing professional development for new

    • Review and consult on data related to employee diversity (EEO/AA function) and make evidence-based recommendations that assure compliance with EEO, OCR or Title IX regulations.


    Training/Professional Development


    • Assess complex needs for diversity related programs for employees and students and facilitate/advise on the delivery of these

    • Create, implement, and maintain a college-wide Inclusive Excellence training program for employees to support their understanding of how to create inclusive campus environments and learn equitable strategies to support CCA's diverse student population as well as decrease potential OCR or Title IX complaints.

    • Educate and inform the college community on the philosophy, actions, and outcomes that constitute Inclusive Excellence.

    • Advise and guide campus departments in assessing and integrating their commitment to Inclusive Excellence with best practices, as well as departmental policies, procedures, services, and curricular and co-curricular activities to create more equitable outcomes for students.

    • Prepare and disseminate information for the College on diversity and equity related initiatives, activities and

    • Collaborate with the Academic Affairs Division on providing equity-minded professional development for faculty and instructors.


    Additional Duties


    • Assist as requested in the resolution of concerns or conflicts, involving students or employees, which appear to be related to issues of identity that impact the complaints or evaluation process.

    • Supervise one FTE Training Coordinator.

    • Partner with the president and other college employees in outreach to the diverse individuals, communities and organizations the college

    • Assist in identifying and preparing grant proposals that support equity and diversity efforts at the

    • Create a bias response process for low-level identity related incidents.

    • Actively participate in the Colorado Community College System Equity & Inclusion Council.


    Minimum qualifications & Requirements




    • Master's degree

    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications

    • Training and Facilitation experience related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    • Demonstrated leadership of initiatives or programs related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    • Demonstrated understanding of diversity, equity, access, social justice and Inclusive Excellence

    • Demonstrated competency navigating difficult conversations on race, sex, class, gender, age, religion, ability, and all other identities.

    • Ability to work collaboratively, manage change, resolve conflicts, and build

    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).




    • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to EEO/OCR compliance

    • Demonstrated competency in restorative justice model.

    • Experience at a community college and/or with historically marginalized populations

    • Demonstrated efficient project management skills


    Supplemental information


    Application Process: When submitting your online application, please include a cover letter addressing the specific duties and requirements as listed in the job announcement, a current resume, and a list of at least five (5) professional references, including your current and previous supervisors.


    Anticipated Start Date: January 2020


    Salary Range: Anticipated starting salary range is $60,000-62,000 annually. The specific salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. CCA offers an excellent benefit plan, including generous leave and holiday benefits.


    Deadline to Submit Application Material: An initial review of applications will begin on August 14, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. In order to insure your materials are reviewed during the initial application review, please submit by the date listed above, however applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


    By applying for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of their knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.


    Official transcripts showing the highest degree achieved should be submitted to mailto:HR@ccaurora.edu upon offer of employment. If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at mailto:HR@ccaurora.edu


    Community College of Aurora Inclusive Excellence Statement:


    You matter. You are valued. You belong. CCA is a community that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through Inclusive Excellence. We can only achieve this together.


    CCA embraces Inclusive Excellence because we want our students, staff, and faculty to learn and contribute within an inclusive environment. This means members of our College community will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of engagement. Inclusive Excellence will provide a foundation for student and institutional success.


    For more information on CCA's commitment to Inclusive Excellence please visit https://www.ccaurora.edu/about-cca/inclusive-excellence.


    CCA Mission: "The Community College of Aurora serves our diverse community by providing high quality instruction and support services to prepare students for transfer and employment."


    Vision: We aspire to be the college where every student succeeds.


    Recognizing our diversity is only the first step toward Inclusive Excellence. We must also be intentional in valuing cultural differences and experiences, while incorporating them into practices, curricula, and policies. The CCA community will be transformed through the following actions:


    • Incorporate evidence-based and inclusive teaching strategies and curricula in the classroom

    • Provide high quality, inclusive, and responsive programming and services outside the classroom

    • Assess and evaluate the practices, policies, and outcomes of the College for inclusiveness

    • Provide intentional faculty and staff professional development that focuses on the implementation of Inclusive Excellence

    • Communicate support and direction for Inclusive Excellence through institutional leaders

    • Identify, prioritize, and allocate resources that support Inclusive Excellence

    • Foster a climate for open dialogue

    • Facilitate Opportunities for cross-cultural interaction


    Notice to all Applicants:


    • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.

    • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.

    • Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.

    • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.

    • CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit the http://www.copera.org/.

    • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.


    Non-Discrimination Statement: The Community College of Aurora 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 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. The Community College of Aurora will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.


    For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at mailto:Cindy.Hesse@CCAurora.edu.


    The Federal Clery Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the CCA website at the https://www.ccaurora.edu/mycca/dashboard/student-right-know. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the College Security Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Community College of Aurora, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campuses.


    ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Robert Callaway at 303-360-4733 or mailto:Robert.Callaway@CCAurora.edu at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.


    Pregnancy Related Accommodations, Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA): The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), allows applicants to request a reasonable accommodation for health conditions related to pregnancy or the physical recovery from childbirth. Candidates wishing to request reasonable accommodations must do so as soon as possible, preferably at least three days prior to the exam or interview. If you are an individual who wishes to request reasonable accommodations, please contact us at 303-360-4733 or mailto:Robert.Callaway@CCAurora.edu.


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