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17 Mar 2023

Full-Time Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Posted by Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Clark College is a student-centered, comprehensive, and innovative college committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social, and cultural life of its diverse community. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services, inclusion, and global awareness, and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

We strive to create a vibrant campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty, and staff. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning, and cultural experiences, we are committed to building a diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation, and student success.

We seek a visionary, collaborative leader to serve as its next Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (VP of DEI). Reporting to the President, the VP of DEI will provide strategic leadership in advancing college-wide engagement in DEI initiatives. Building off a solid foundation and culture committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, the VP of DEI will work collaboratively with internal and external constituents to advance the critical work aligned with the mission, vision, and values described in the college’s strategic plan.

The ideal candidate is a solutions-oriented leader who takes a proactive, collaborative approach to build an inclusive culture at all levels of the institution in support of the diverse backgrounds and lived experiences of its community.

While this critical work is the responsibility of everyone at the college, this position will guide the college community in expanding and extending the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and transformation through teaching and broad engagement of students, faculty, and staff to strengthen its institutional culture and incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice for all in the pursuit of excellence and the promotion of student success.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees.


  • Serve as a member of the Leadership Team (Executive Cabinet), responding to emerging issues, ideas, and challenges impacting the college’s ability to effectively move forward with equity, diversity, and transformation efforts.
  • Lead the bias-based incident response protocol team.
  • Assess current campus policies, procedures, and structures and recommend improvements that remove barriers to student and employee success.
  • Oversee, and implementation of Senate Bill 5194, which includes but is not limited to conducting annual listening and feedback sessions and providing anti-racist training to all new faculty and staff.
  • Be a resource in developing inclusive curricula and pedagogical practice in collaboration with the Vice President of Academic Affairs and faculty.
  • Partner with Human Resources to develop strategies and opportunities to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that reflects the global diversity of the student population.
  • Develop and implement employee professional development to support equity and cultural competencies and an ability to work and thrive in an increasingly diverse college community.
  • Develop dynamic and intentional equity, diversity, and transformation programs and initiatives for faculty and staff that adequately address the educational and social needs of our campus community.
  • Develop metrics and dashboards to ensure accountability, tracking, and monitoring of equity, diversity, and transformation efforts. Work closely with college offices in the use of data tools (i.e., campus climate survey, demographic data, student completion, employment data, etc.) to compile reports that create benchmarks and assess institutional progress regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts.
  • Be responsible for compliance and associated reports related to equity, diversity, and transformation.


  • Cultural competence as evidenced by a strong record of advocacy and systemic change for the needs of systemically non-dominant populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Proven ability to employ effective critical thinking skills; seek resources or direction when necessary. Decision-making is logical and deliberate.
  • Track record of performing actions that demonstrate accountability with knowledge of legal and ethical guidelines.
  • Excellent expressive and written communication skills, including the ability to engage in one-on-one settings and in public forums.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective problem-solving, especially in cases requiring quick action and resolution.
  • Proven ability to build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated skill in developing effective, engaging training programs for employees, students and college patrons.


  • Master’s degree OR equivalent experience contributing to large-scale initiatives within diversity, equity, and inclusion in complex organizations.
  • Three years (3) of progressively responsible experience in a diversity-related position.
  • Vaccination requirement: Per Washington State Proclamation 22-13.1: college employees must be fully vaccinated. Your COVID-19 vaccine attestation status must be received by the Human Resources office prior to the commencement of work. Requesting a disability or religious exemption would be done through the Human Resources office.

Highly qualified candidates will have prior professional experience with:

  • Bilingual skills.
  • Higher education administrative experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to antidiscrimination.

 SALARY RANGE: $127,952-$148,155 annually (commensurate with qualifications and experience).

Successful candidates are typically hired at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases.

Clark College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes vacation/sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.


Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application
  • Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
  • Current résumé, with a minimum of three (3) references listed.
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office in person or by fax (360-992-2873).

Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.

APPLICATION DEADLINE Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., Friday, April 17, 2023.


Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.


Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.


The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here:


If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community.

The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.


Clark College Human Resources

March 17, 2023



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