Chief Officer of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Job Open: 
Monday, March 28, 2022
Salary Low: 
Job Closed: 
Thursday, April 28, 2022
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Job Term:

STANDARD HOURS: 40 hours per week. Typical hours Monday - Friday 8:00 am -5:00 pm; Flexibility required to include other evening and/or weekend hours as necessary.
SALARY RANGE: $119,034 - $145,485 per year
*Salaries/Wages for all finalists (internal and external) will be based upon education, experiences, current wages, and internal equity.

Required online application available on website:

Application, cover letter and resume are required.
Priority given to completed applications received before April 22, 2022.

The College is seeking to attract ethnically diverse instructors and staff who can inspire our increasingly diverse student population. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. Therefore, we seek applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits of diversity in a higher education community. Consideration will be given to equity-minded individuals committed to collaborating with faculty, staff, administration, students, and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. You belong here. See why you will love working at NWTC.

Provide visionary leadership in the strategic engagement and alignment of equity and inclusion initiatives in achieving the mission, vision, values, and strategic priorities of the College. Promote and monitor equity, inclusion, diversity, and equal opportunity initiatives. Represent the College in the community as a whole to ensure the learning and service needs of the multi-ethnic community are met. Serve as a member of the Executive Leadership Team.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the functions identified in the job description.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
• Develop and articulate a clear voice and direction that utilizes innovation and creativity to maximize opportunities for improvement and growth for equity, inclusion, and diversity initiatives and that align with strategic initiatives of the College and student success.
• Advocate for an environment which encourages collaboration, collegiality, integrity, teamwork, and which values the diversity of ideas and people.
• Serve as the College’s liaison in civil discourse and action around equity and Inclusion College and community wide. Facilitate, implement, and support multi-ethnic community events.
• Provide leadership to diversity initiatives to ensure campus climate is addressed as well as to increase awareness that we are committed to embracing the worth of every individual, creating a place for all people, and promoting the respectful environment necessary for intellectual and personal discovery.
• Collaborate with the President’s Diversity Council to keep the College abreast of issues important to the multi-ethnic community.
• Collaborate with the Student Services leadership team to develop programs to support the success of students of color in attaining a career with family sustaining wages.
• Collaborate with the Learning leadership team and faculty to assure multiculturalism of curriculum.
• Collaborate with the Human Resources leadership team to develop programs to cultivate a workplace environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Collaborate with College Advancement to promote and advance the growth of the college in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Engage in active recruitment of a diversified student body and workforce (faculty and non-faculty, benefit eligible and part time) by using creative and innovative strategies.
• Ensure that the (including the development of the five-year compliance plan) College’s Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Title IX programs meet local, state, and federal regulatory requirements and reporting are met. Oversee the development and submission of periodic updates as required or requested. Monitor legal developments and compliance issues.

Competency Statement(s)
• Values - Demonstrate behaviors and action that support the College’s values - Customer Focus, Creativity and Innovation, Everyone Has Worth, Passion and Inspiration, Collaboration, Emotional Intelligence, Results and Accountability, Valuing Talent and Well Being, and Ethics.
• Student Success – Demonstrate behaviors and actions that support student recruitment, retention, and student success initiatives.
• Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
• Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
• Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
• Passion for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity-Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age. Gender, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
• Conflict Resolution - Ability to deal with others in an antagonistic situation while respectfully challenging others and skillfully managing conflict.
• Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals
• Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal
• Relationship Building-Ability to effectively build relationships with employees, students, and community as a whole.
• Empathic- Ability to appreciate and be sensitive to the feelings of others.

Education: Master’s Degree
Experience: Five years related experience
**An equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered.

Cultural Competence: Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and sensitivity to and understanding of a diverse community of college students, faculty, and staff.
*NWTC welcomes candidates who currently possess the desired skills and experience and are committed to learning and growing.

Computer Skills
Microsoft Office Suite

Other Requirements
Must hold a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the District’s standard insurance policy terms.

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Talent and Culture.

NWTC does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or other protected classes. Inquiries regarding the College’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to the Chief Officer for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at (920) 498-6826 or

Contact Name: 
Samantha Woods
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