Director of Campus Climate

New Britain, CT
Full Time
CT State Community College
Experienced

Details:

Posted: June 4, 2024
Level: Management / Confidential (Manager 2) 
Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Closing Date: The committee will begin review of applications immediately. Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm (EST) on Wednesday, July 3, 2024.

Location:

CT State Community College
185 Main Street, New Britain, CT 06051
**This position is not remote**
For more information, please visit the campus website or www.ct.edu/hr/jobs

CT State Community College Mission:

Connecticut State Community College provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The college supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, and advances positive change for the students, communities and industries it serves.

CT State Community College Vision:

Connecticut State Community College is recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.

CT State Community College Equity Statement:

Connecticut State Community College commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.

Anticipated Start Date: 

August/September 2024

Position Summary:

The Campus Climate Director (CCD) staffs and supports multiple cross-campus committees to design, launch, and facilitate effective diversity, equity, and inclusion educational and training programming across the CT State Community College system. The CCD works to create a positive climate within and across our twelve campuses and ensures two-way communication between the Administrative Office and the twelve campuses, and co-leads biennium campus climate survey and subsequent action plan.

Example of Job Duties:

Under the direction of the Vice-President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Director of Campus Climate is accountable for these duties through effective performance in these essential functional areas:

  • Facilitation of multiple DEI related committees and workgroups.
  • Provide coaching, training and conflict resolution support for campus DEI coordinators and committees.
  • Project and event management.
  • Deployment and troubleshooting for the biennium climate survey, and the development of its respective campus climate plans.
  • Report writing.

This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and students. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.).

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in an appropriately related field together with one (1) or more years of related experience that includes up to two years of supervisory experience; or a combination of education, training and experience which would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position’s essential duties.

Incumbents are required to have demonstrated advanced knowledge and abilities in the following: 

  • Demonstrated advanced competency with structural and systemic DEI models, practices, and skills. Special emphasis on community colleges is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to critically distinguish between research based and anecdotal DEI models and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate difficult conversations regarding sensitive areas such as race, class, gender, etc.
  • Experience developing computer based and presential curricula.
  • Ability to develop, mount, and analyze surveys, with a particular orientation towards DEI and campus climate improvement.
  • Ability to mediate, mitigate, and resolve intrapersonal and organizational conflict.
  • Experience with online teaching platforms (e.g. blackboard), CRM data management, and online survey instruments.
**This position provides advanced technical supports for multiple professionals and teams, and thus must keep up with latest research and practice literature in DEI related areas.

Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in partnership and collaboration with campus Deans.
  • Strong program development, management, and evaluation background.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Experience with Stakeholder/Community Organizing.

Starting Salary:

Anticipated Salary; $97,546 approximate annual plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits. 

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include generous leave policies; several retirement plans; and many choices for comprehensive health insurance. You also have access to many additional benefits to save for retirement, protect your family & more with supplemental benefits. Tuition reimbursement may apply if applicable. 

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume. The cover letter may be entered as text in the corresponding box, or it can be uploaded as a combined file with the resume.  

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

For more information or to apply via our website at www.ct.edu/hr/jobs

Selection Procedure:

Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants who are best qualified based on the minimum and preferred qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Candidates who have been selected and approved to interview will be contacted, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the Hiring Manager for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates' qualifications.

Background Screening:

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check, including granting permission to contact current and previous employers for verification. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas, PhD, MSW, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, ([email protected]).

CSCC IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F

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