Human Resources Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator - Oakton College
Oakton Community College
Location: Des Plaines, Illinois
Internal Number: 167375
Location: Des Plaines, IL Category: Staff Posted On: Tue Sep 12 2023 Job Description:
Basic Function and Responsibility:
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator is a champion of diversity, cultural competency, equity, and inclusion. The primary responsibility of this position is to work with the Director of Institutional Equity and Inclusion to coordinate college-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives and to evaluate diversity, equity, and inclusion training needs based on employee population and college goals. The DEI Coordinator leads various DEI projects, initiatives, committees and collaborates all across the college to champion a culture of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Support the Director of Institutional Equity and Inclusion with the management, implementation of DEI projects, initiatives and institutional strategy plans that are aligned with Oakton College strategic plans and goals.
Owner of search committee training programs. Using current evaluation and training methods to effectively communicate College policy, this role guides administrators, faculty, and staff through Oakton's selection process to meet College selection and hiring standards.
Partners between HR and the Center for Professional Development to track employee training requirements and history.
Coordinates scheduling of initial and refresher training.
Leads formal training sessions for groups as well as leads individual training and coaching sessions.
Directs, advises, trains, and guides search committees with respect to search and hiring practices, affirmative action goals, and equal employment opportunity practices.
Promotes a positive and effective selection process while enforcing college guidelines and policy. ?
Partners with the CPD to develop, maintain, and evaluate training and development programs for employees.
Specific duties may include needs assessment, recommendation of training topics, interviewing and recommending outside training consultants, writing and delivering training modules, and preparing, distributing and assessing participant evaluation forms.
Oversee and support departmental initiatives and needs while developing, fostering and maintaining relationships with external organizations and DEI practitioners from other community colleges or organizations throughout Illinois.
As a collaborator, supports and participates in College Dispute Resolution Services program.
Ensure the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals and objectives are effectively communicated with external and internal audiences. Develops a strong understanding of the college's strategic goals and ensures training programs and projects reflect these goals.
Develop relationships with the department of Institutional Effectiveness to collect data, surveys, and statistics and analyze qualitative and quantitative data to build, monitor and compare DEI needs around the College.
Attend meetings and ongoing professional development to maintain current knowledge of best practices and new legislation along with any requirements as needed.
Coordinates special projects and performs job related duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Working Conditions:
Bachelor's degree required in Human Resources, Sociology, or related field or a combination of education or equivalent work experience.
Three years' experience in either education or corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives required.
Two years of training experience preferred.
Formal training in hiring searches and affirmative action reporting and goal setting preferred.
Ability to concurrently manage multiple schedules, deadlines, and tasks.
Ability to tactfully influence others as both an adviser and enforcer of policy.
A high level of interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to write and present educational programs and to make presentations to large groups. Incumbent must be able to give and receive advice and opinions and interact with individuals in situations requiring sensitivity and tact.
Ability to interact professionally and tactfully with people of different levels of education, cultural backgrounds, and life experiences, and to exhibit respect to fellow employees and the College community at large.
Ability to assess development needs, deliver training across multiple mediums, and evaluate program effectiveness.
Light lifting up to 10 lbs. and light carrying up to 10 lbs. Ability to reach above shoulder. Periods of time spent sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, bending and stooping. Mobility to move from building to building on-Campus and to visit off-Campus entities. Work is performed in a general office environment. Little or no exposure to adverse working conditions.
Administrative Supervision is received from the Director of Institutional Equity and Inclusion.
HOURS: 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Based on the needs of the college and with Administrator approval, some positions at the college may have remote or hybrid schedule options available after 30 working days.
For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.