Arapahoe Community College — Chief Inclusive Excellence Officer

Job Summary: 

Arapahoe Community College is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees and students.  The Chief Inclusive Excellence Officer (CIEO) serves as the senior inclusion and equity officer for the college, as well as a leader and change-agent for all diversity, equity and inclusion-based programming, including education and initiatives that engage the ACC community.  In collaboration with employees and students, the CIEO fosters college inclusion and equity understanding and adeptness through curricular and co-curricular strategies and activities, implementation of procedures and practices, and professional and student development that directly and indirectly contribute to positive student outcomes.

The CIEO oversees the Inclusive Excellence Council, leading members as they promote and coordinate training programs and workshops on diversity, equity, and inter-cultural proficiencies guided by the principles of inclusion, transparency, and shared governance.  The CIEO works collaboratively with other ACC professionals and divisions in developing and/or refining systemic structures/processes to recruit, retain, and promote a diverse student, faculty, and staff college community, including efforts in Instruction, Student Affairs, Human Resources, Institutional Effectiveness, and Fiscal/Administrative Services. 

The CIEO reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the Leadership Team and as a key collaborator in conjunction with other team members in forwarding the college’s strategic plan.  The CIEO also engages with the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) and other community colleges in forwarding System initiatives.   


  • Master’s degree in Diversity/Inclusion/Social Justice, Student Development, Higher Education Leadership or a related field from a regionally accredited institution.  
  • Three (3) years of demonstrated experience creating professional development opportunities and curriculum strategies related to diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts.  
  • Three (3) years of demonstrated leadership experience working collaboratively, managing change, resolving conflicts and building consensus.
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement, outcome based assessment, and program evaluation techniques including:
    • Demonstrated, comprehensive understanding of the concepts of diversity, inclusion, equity and multiculturalism and their application in the workplace.
    • Demonstrated experience operationalizing the inclusive excellence framework in a large, multifaceted, organizational setting.
    • Ability to gather, analyze and interpret a variety of data to identify trends, draw valid conclusions and inform future decisions and strategies.
    • Ability to consult, advise, and work cooperatively with a variety of constituencies.
    • Ability to take initiative, manage multiple projects, prioritize tasks, and bring projects to successful completion. 
    • Ability to work independently and as a contributor on diverse teams that may include students, faculty, staff and administrators.
    • Proven effective training and program facilitation skills.
    • Capacity to communicate effectively orally, electronically and in writing.
    • Ability to develop shared meaning and build consensus across multiple campuses with a wide variety of programs and departments.
    • Ability to work with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, ability, gender, age, sexual orientation and socio-economic backgrounds.
    • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
    • Competency in the areas of social identity development, microaggressions, implicit bias, inclusive pedagogy, cultural competence and bias response.

Physical & Cognitive Demands:

The following are some of the physical and cognitive demands commonly associated with this position.

  • The person in this position constantly communicates with internal and external constituents and students. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • This position operates in a standard office and/or classroom environment. Constantly uses a computer and routinely uses standard office equipment including phones, copiers, etc.
  • Cognitive demands include comparing, copying, computing, compiling, analyzing, coordinating, synthesizing, negotiating, communicating, instructing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Occasionally moves, positions, and transports office supplies and equipment, up to 20 lbs.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:  Arapahoe Community College provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process and/or during the course of employment, please contact Angela Johnson, Director of Human Resources, at 303.797.5715 or

Advertised Salary Range:  Salary for this position is $70,000 – $75,000, commensurate within this range based education and experience. This is a full-time, FLSA exempt position.

To Apply: All applicants must submit a resume, detailed letter of interest addressing the job announcement, unofficial transcripts, copies of applicable certifications, and names and contact information for three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications as related to the duties and responsibilities of the position. To submit your application, visit our Careers website.  

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at

Notice to all Applicants:

  • Final candidate will be subject to successful completion of a background check, and, if applicable, a motor vehicle record review.
  • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System, or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in their application material.
  • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within thirty (30) days of hire.
  • ACC participates in the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, PERA-eligible employees are required to contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit the COPERA web page.
  • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
  • Arapahoe Community College participates in E-Verify.
  • Arapahoe Community College is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Arapahoe Community College is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities.

We seek to respect, understand, and embrace the diversity of our students, staff, faculty, and the community we proudly serve.  As a community, ACC encourages the richness of diversity and values the dignity of all persons.  We strive to foster an equitable and positive learning environment that reflects the diverse nature of the people of Colorado and the nation.

For information regarding Arapahoe Community College Security, including Clery Act / Crime Statistics for the campus and surrounding area, please see the Arapahoe Community College Annual Security Report. For a hard copy report, please visit ACC Campus Police Department, Room AM2600 at 5900 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, Colorado 80120.