1.Lead college efforts to strategically advance equity and inclusion for all constituents.
Serve as the college president's designee on matters of diversity and inclusion, including as a representative of the college to local communities. Serve as a senior advisor to the president and the president's cabinet on equity issues. Take significant leadership in the college's work to advance system level initiatives, such as Equity 2030 and Equity by Design. Maintain good working relationships and build collaborations with equity-focused organizations in the region.
Lead the writing of grants to support diversity initiatives, including Title III and TRIO. Review, analyze, and compile data in support of college grants and college-wide strategic planning. Utilize data analysis to support efforts of the president, cabinet, campus committees, and other stakeholders in advancing student-focused equity and inclusion efforts.
Provide leadership in advising underserved students, including students of color, low-income students, first generation students, and other underrepresented populations. Collaborate with academic advisors and academic success coordinators to strengthen supports for these students, providing supplemental advising and wrap-around services. Serve as a member of the Student Success Team, strategically collaborating to address and improve student retention.
Serve as the chair of the college's Equity and Inclusion Committee, leading faculty, staff, and student members in a wide array of initiatives across the institution. Serve as a campus leader on the Executive Council and on the Academic and Student Affairs Leadership Team. Meet with the president's cabinet on a regular basis to inform and guide college priorities and strategies. Serve as a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team, participating in the ongoing development of department-wide priorities and initiatives.
Develop, maintain, and direct the college's equity and inclusion plan in compliance with policies, procedures and guidelines from Minnesota State. Build collaborative relationships within the college, the Minnesota State Office of Equity and Inclusion, and other college and university campuses. Serve as the college's key representative to the Minnstate system's Campus Diversity Officer group, attending regular system meetings and providing feedback, input, and direction on behalf of MSC Southeast.
Build collaborative relationships with community partners to enhance and inform the college's work as it relates to equity and inclusion. Participate in local events and activities on behalf of the college, and work to foster opportunities for college participation in area events that are relevant to the work of this position.
Partner with Human Resources in efforts to recruit, hire, and retain a diverse workforce. With the Director of Human Resources, support efforts in compliance with affirmative action policies and the ongoing development of the college's affirmative action plan. Collaborate with the campus Title IX officer to ensure compliance and education as required by Title IX legislation and system policy.
Priority: Essential Discretion: A Percent of Time: 50%
2.Lead efforts, in collaboration with the Admissions and Enrollment team, to strengthen recruitment and enrollment of underrepresented students at the college.
Work closely with the Director of Admissions and Enrollment and admissions representatives to design and implement a strategy for enhancing recruitment of diverse and underrepresented students at the college. Participate as a member of the Admissions and Enrollment Team. Lead the creation and facilitation of outreach events for specific student populations, and support general recruitment strategies as they relate to recruiting diverse students. Build relationships with local communities to create connections and better inform college outreach, including: Native American communities, Hispanic/Latinx communities, Hmong communities, LGBTQ+ communities, and other communities of color and of underrepresented populations. Collaborate with Student Affairs division leaders to ensure that inclusion efforts are connected between enrollment and retention initatives. Priority: Essential Discretion: A Percent of Time: 15%
3.Design, coordinate, and facilitate training and other educational opportunities for students and employees in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence. Provide leadership on the design and coordination of ongoing training for employees at annual in-service events as well as at voluntary opportunities throughout the academic year. Collaborate with external presenters to offer training on topics including inclusion, equity, access, equity and inclusion best practices, issues of identity, sexual harassment prevention, sexual violence prevention, Minnstate system policies, and other topics as requested. Create, coordinate, and facilitate trainings and educational opportunities for students that enhance cultural competence and advance the equity priorities of the college and the college's strategic plan. Collaborate with campus student senates and with the Equity and Inclusion Committee to identify training topic priorities and to increase student participation in trainings. Facilitate additional educational opportunities for campus constituents and local community members, such as lectures and presentations from internal and external presenters. Priority: Essential Discretion: A Percent of Time: 15%
4.Serve as part of the Student Affairs leadership team Serve as part of the Student Affairs leadership team, providing guidance, direction, and recommendation to policy and practice across the division. Serve as Student Affairs designee to additional College committees as requested.
Priority: Essential Discretion: B Percent of Time: 10%
5.Serve as the college's Deputy Title IX Officer.
Support the work of the Title IX Office by completing intakes for Title IX complaints, in collaboration with and under the direction of the Title IX Officer. Serve in place of the Title IX Officer in their absence, coordinating responses to filed complaints, in compliance with Minnstate system policy and procedure. Participate in Minnstate Title IX meetings, trainings, and educational opportunities. Maintain current knowledge of Title IX laws and regulations, and Minnstate policies and procedures.
Priority: Secondary Discretion: B Percent of Time: 5% 6.Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the smooth functioning of the college and maintain the reputation of the organization as a viable business partner. Priority: Secondary Discretion: A Percent of Time: 5%
Bachelor's degree is required.
Three or more years of professional experience in a related education field such as student affairs, equity and inclusion, or student success.
Demonstrated skill, understanding, and comprehension of key issues of equity and inclusion in education.
Demonstrated experience facilitating training in areas of focus, such as diversity, equity, inclusion, sexual violence prevention, or sexual harassment prevention.
Demonstrated excellence and experience with oral and written communication, comprehension, and presentation skills.
Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work assignments sufficient to assure the assigned work is completed within parameters set.
Ability to work autonomously.
Experience with utilizing a data-informed approach to advance diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Ability to travel between both campuses (Red Wing and Winona).
Demonstrated time management skills enough to be able to meet the needs of the college.
Master's degree in related field preferred, such as diversity and equity, social justice, student affairs, higher education, educational administration, or social work.
Three or more years of professional experience leading a center, program, or major initiative, ideally one focused on equity and inclusion.
Successful grant writing experience.
Demonstrated understanding of how institutional programming and training can be used to enhance the inclusion and equity mission of higher education institutions for faculty, students, staff, and administrators.
Demonstrated understanding of the importance of equity, inclusion, and diversity to the broader educational mission of higher education institutions.
Demonstrated deep knowledge of both theoretical and practical frameworks of equity and inclusion sufficient to lead implementation of interventions related to issues of nondiscrimination, access, and equity in higher education.
Minnesota State College Southeast is a two-year technical and community college that prepares students for a lifetime of learning by providing education for employment, skill enhancement, retraining, and transfer, to meet the needs of students and the community. The Winona campus opened in 1949, merging with the Red Wing campus in 1992 and updating its name to Minnesota State College Southeast in 2016 with the change of mission to offer both technical training and the associate of arts degree. Minnesota State College Southeast is a member of Minnesota State. For more information, visit www.southeastmn.edu.
As an agency of the State of Minnesota, MSC Southeast offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, short and long term disability, generous vacation and sick leave, 10 paid holidays each year, employer paid life insurance, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plans, and tax-deferred compensation. Additional benefits include tuition waivers available to the position, their spouse and dependent children up to age 26.
Desired Start Date: 06/01/2021
Internal Number: 1509
About Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical
Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical is dedicated to providing education for employment, skill enhancement, and retraining. The primary focus is to anticipate and meet the educational and training needs of students and employers. Southeast Technical provides students with a strong foundation of general and technical education opportunities for acquiring knowledge, skills, and attitudes for a lifetime of learning. The college anticipates and responds to global, technological, and social changes. Southeast Technical provides equal opportunity and recognizes individual needs in its education, service, and employment practices. Certificates, Diplomas, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science Degrees are awarded upon successful completion.