Chief Equity and Compliance Officer

Bunker Hill Community College

Charlestown, MA

ID: 7066713
Posted: June 4, 2020
Application Deadline: July 6, 2020

Job Description

Bunker Hill Community College invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of chief equity and compliance officer.

Founded in 1973, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is the largest community college in Massachusetts, enrolling approximately 19,000 students annually. BHCC has campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, three satellite locations, and a number of instructional centers throughout the Greater Boston area. BHCC is recognized as the state’s most affordable community college and as one of the most diverse institutions in the nation. Sixty-one percent of BHCC students are people of color and more than half are women. The College also enrolls nearly 1,000 international students who come from 105 countries and speak more than 75 languages.

Bunker Hill Community College has reached an exciting inflection point in its diversity work and now seeks a new chief equity and compliance officer (CECO) to guide the next phase of the College’s efforts related to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The CECO reports to the president and is a member of the executive staff. The position provides vision, leadership, and oversight to programs, policies, and procedures related to the institution’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and facilitates the integration of equity and cultural wealth across all aspects of institution. The CECO advocates on behalf of the College in advancing the values of equity and inclusion in the community-at-large, within the community college movement regionally, and as part of the national dialogue.

The CECO will play a pivotal role in protecting the rights of constituents and safeguarding an effective ecosystem for teaching, learning, and working. Upon joining the BHCC community, the CECO will effectively balance the educational ethos of the College with the expert application of state and federal rules and regulations. Over time, the position will guide the institution in shaping diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies and establishing a sustainable infrastructure around equity initiatives. The CECO will be expected to oversee compliance with all applicable laws and regulations; serve as a primary contact for the complaint process as it relates to the Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity; identify and plan equity, diversity, and inclusion training programs to raise awareness and develop best practices to cultivate a culture of civility, respect, and ethical behavior; and partner with the Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth, which serves as a hub for research and innovation that supports BHCC’s mission to honor the cultural wealth of its students, faculty, and staff.

Bunker Hill Community College seeks candidates whose education, perspectives, and experiences have prepared them to serve in a role at the most senior level of the College with responsibility for driving the institutional change needed to create an increasingly diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. The ideal candidate will have regulatory compliance experience and knowledge of AA/EEO/civil rights and higher education laws as well as the capacity to champion equity and foster a more diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree (doctorate or terminal degree preferred) and leadership experience in regulatory compliance and/or equity, diversity, and inclusion strategies and initiatives utilizing an equity or cultural wealth lens. Preferred qualifications include experience in conflict mediation and the investigation of AA/EEO/ADA complaints; knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion scholarship and current best practices; understanding of the dynamics of difference, privilege, and power; ability to foster dialogue with multiple constituencies; ability to respond with equanimity to crisis and highly sensitive situations; and excellent listening, communication, and presentation skills.

Review of applications will begin July 6, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Kendra E. Dane at ked@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Visit the Bunker Hill Community College website at www.bhcc.edu

Bunker Hill Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin in its education programs or employment




 

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