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Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer (CEDIO)

Institution: Austin Community College District
Location: Austin, Texas
Admin-Facilities Management
Posted: 07/29/2019
Application Due: 09/06/2019
Type: Fulltime

Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer (CEDIO)


Closing Date: 09/06/2019 

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Position Information

Location Highland Business Center
Hours Monday - Friday; Evening and weekend engagements may be required
Salary Salary Commensurate Upon Experience.
FLSA Status Exempt
Reports To Provost
Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.

College Profile


Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We

promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriately applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.


As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community.

  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.

  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.

  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.

  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.

  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.


Our Mission


The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.

For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement.



Commitment to Equity and Inclusion


ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open-access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. The College values and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the College community.



General Statement of Job


The Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer (CEDIO) provides leadership for  the development and implementation of proactive initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion  in support of the College's strategic plan. This Officer will collaborate with the college community to create a learning and working environment where all individuals have an opportunity to succeed.


Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  1. Provides leadership and articulates a clear link between equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives and the impact to the College's overall performance.

  2. Chairs a College-wide Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Council to plan multicultural events and make recommendations for College actions that help build a welcoming and inclusive culture at the College for all students, faculty, and staff.

  3. Formulates internal communication strategies on the College's equity and inclusion objectives and programs.

  4. Identifies and plans professional development programs to raise awareness and develop best practices to cultivate a culture of civility, respect, and ethical behavior.

  5. Collaborates with the appropriate offices to coordinate professional development programs about equity and inclusion. Coordinates with the Teaching and Learning Excellence Division on faculty programs and the Human Resources Staff Professional Development office on staff programs.

  6. Collaborates with Human Resources on the development of promotional materials for use in the recruitment and hiring process.

  7. Collaborates with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to gather, review and assess data on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

  8. Oversees periodic assessment of the campus culture .and uses results to design programs and interventions to improve the culture of equity and inclusion and enhance student success and achievement by developing and facilitating  a research-informed plan to increase student success.

  9. Collaborates with College stakeholders to assess potential barriers to equity and inclusion and develop strategies to recruit and retain a diverse workforce.

  10. Collaborates with Student Affairs to build student-led equity initiatives, to recruit and engage diverse students, to enrich the campus climate, and to support student success.

  11. Serves as a liaison and resource within the organization to ensure the coordination and implementation of equity and inclusion strategies throughout the organization.



Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


  •  Diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices in terms of achieving student success.

  •  Extensive knowledge in the field of equity, diversity, and inclusion and its application to the educational environment.

  •  Understanding the mission, philosophy, and general academic program requirements of community colleges.

  •  Awareness of and sensitivity to issues relating to a diverse student body.

  •  Program development and management principles.



Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


  •  Proven ability to work with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.

  •  Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds; disabilities; and sexual orientation of students, faculty, and staff.

  •  Excellent interpersonal and conflict-resolutions skills and demonstrated ability to promote collaboration among departments.

  •  Ability to analyze and make sound recommendations on complex issues, including identification of alternative solutions and projecting consequences of different plans of action.

  •  Demonstrated excellence in communication (written and verbal) and the ability to communicate at all levels of an organization.

  •  Ability to maintain confidentiality of student information and work-related information.

  •  Reliability to maintain an established and flexible work schedule.

  •  Ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and deliver work products.

  •  Effective presentation skills to groups of various sizes.

  •  Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in all situations.


Technology Skills


  •  Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.


Required Work Experience


  • Five years related work experience, including management, in a higher education environment.


Required Education


  • Master's degree in Social Justice, Post-Secondary Education, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Human Resource Management, Psychology, Counseling, Organizational Development or a related field.


Preferred Education


  •  Doctorate.


Special Requirements

Licenses/Certifications; Other


  •  Valid Texas Driver's License and reliable transportation for travel in Central Texas.


Other Preferred Qualifications


  •  Knowledge of equity and inclusion programs, training, and initiatives.


Physical Requirements


  •  Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.

  •  Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.

  •  Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.




  • Provide resources for safe operation of units. Create and support workplace safety.


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  • Created 7/24/19.


ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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