Shoreline Community College — Admin/Exempt – Vice President – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Admin/Exempt – Vice President – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Shoreline Community College

Salary: $135,000.00 – $145,000.00 Annually

Job Number: 072022

Location: 16101 Greenwood Ave N Shoreline WA 98133, WA

Department: Office of the President

Job Summary

First Date of Consideration: August 31, 2022

Shoreline Community College is dedicated to inclusive excellence in teaching and learning, student success, and community engagement. Shoreline serves the educational, workforce, and cultural needs of our diverse students and communities through the core themes of educational attainment and student success, program excellence, community engagement, access and diversity, and College stewardship. Shoreline Community College is a place of open inquiry and learning, with a campus that models ideals set out in our Community Standard.* We are committed to upholding a culture of free expression, as well as maintaining a supportive and respectful learning and working environment for all.

The Vice President – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) is an exciting new position to Shoreline Community College (SCC). The primary responsibility is to advance SCC's diversity, equity and inclusion, in partnership with the Executive Team and consistent with the mission and values of the organization, by recommending, developing, implementing, and managing both internal and external diversity related strategies, partnerships, and programs. This position will report to the President of the College and serve as the College's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leader (DEIL) within state reporting structures and the College's primary administrator for employees at SCC. As a member of the Executive Team, this position will provide leadership, vision, training and support to the College for DEI.


  • In collaboration with Institutional Effectiveness, develop processes and systems which includes compiling, forecasting, creating, measuring, and assessing DEI metrics to build on and leverage existing strengths and resources Develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive DEI website including resources, training opportunities, College DEI projects and groups, and a blog for DEI news and updates.
  • Develop and implement a quarterly employee professional learning schedule which promotes cultural understanding and responsiveness.
  • Work with Executive Team members to revise and update College webpages, social media pages, etc. to increase the use of inclusive communication practices.
  • In conjunction with HR, develop and deliver training to supervisors for best practices to support, evaluate, and retain employees of diverse backgroundsPrepare quarterly reports to the campus community regarding DEI efforts and achievements.
  • Maintain the annual College's campus climate survey and state mandated DEI strategic planIn collaboration with ET members, develop a multi-year equity framework for DEI learning.
  • Create collaborative structures supporting culture shifts for improvement and accountability Lead and direct professional learning which supports diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across employee groups and the campus community through the use of the Inclusive Excellence model Engage with various College constituencies and, where appropriate, coordinate shared work with social justice and DEI groups on and off-campus.
  • Represent Shoreline's DEI efforts within the College, in the community, with professional organizations, state boards, commissions, and other agencies.
  • Provide administrative direction and lead campus DEI employee professional learning and activities (such as the Faculty/Staff of Color Conference and affinity groups)Practice cognitive empathy in understanding the complexity of diversity on a college campus.
  • Create an accountability system to implement and monitor College strategic goals assuring DEI principles and practices in College policies and procedures are met
  • Provide a DEI and intersectional lens to the review and establishment of College policies and procedures that reinforce diversity in the workplace and aligns with strategic goals.
  • Build the capacity of college councils and committees to use an equity and intersectional lens when reviewing their practices so they are inclusive and culturally responsive
  • Provide leadership to the Inclusive Excellence Steering Committee by promoting teamwork and implementing DEI activities that align with our strategic plan
  • Review current strategies and approaches to retain and attract diverse candidates and work with the Human Resource department to train and implement effective practices and programs such as: Search Advocate Program and Multi-Cultural Interview Rubric.
  • Manage the new employee onboarding practices specific to workforce diversity and inclusion Work closely with the President and Executive Team members to make data informed decisions regarding employee DEI professional learning Collaborate with the Vice President for Student Learning, Equity, and Success on faculty development in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout instructional activities.
  • Collaborate with the Vice President for Student Learning, Equity, and Success to support efforts to close equity gaps for students where professional learning for staff is needed.
  • Prepare/administer DEI budget, including the determination of staffing and operational needs Prioritize and allocate resources to ensure maximum DEI service delivery.
  • Attend meetings and conferences ensuring DEI needs and concerns are represented. Direct the preparation of a variety of written correspondence, reports, procedures, and other materials to maintain working and official departmental files. Implement DEI policies and procedures including maintaining records and data to allow for evaluation, problem-solving, and improvements.
  • Keep current with laws, regulations and technology that may affect departmental, divisional or unit operations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned (of a similar nature or level).




  • Master's degree from an accredited institution OR equivalent combination of education/experience
  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience leading diversity, equity, and inclusion programs
  • Administrative or leadership experience in an education environment
  • Experience translating equity and inclusion best practices into operational processes.


  • Best practices in professional learning in diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence in higher education.
  • Race and equity issues, critical race theory, multicultural and global responsiveness, organizational change management, and adult learning principles.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related state or federal regulations.
  • Microsoft Office 365 Access, Excel, Word, and Outlook, as well as electronic data systems.
  • Policy development, analysis, and implementation; budgeting principles.
  • National, local, and specialized DEI organizations pertinent to higher education employees.


  • Fostering a climate of equity and belonging through multicultural awareness and responsiveness.
  • Developing, implementing and evaluating processes which support the inclusive excellence model.
  • Providing leadership, motivating, training, and evaluating DEI work at a variety of levels.
  • Developing systems to support inclusive excellence, diversity, multicultural responsiveness, and equity.
  • Leading change management efforts to boost employee diversity and inclusion behaviors.
  • Resolving situations using sound judgment and an understanding of identity and DEI principles.
  • Effectively establishing and maintaining working relationships at all organizational levels by building coalitions through demonstrating strong listening, mediating, problem solving, and interpersonal skills.
  • Coordinating work outcomes and activities with multiple partners under competing deadlines.
  • Interpreting applicable laws, regulations, and policies; preparing clear and concise written materials.
  • Effectively communicating (written/oral) with individuals at all levels inside and outside of the College.
  • Researching/developing metrics for measuring the effectiveness of diversity initiatives implemented.

Conditions of Employment


The College is currently providing services in a mixed modality of operations (both online and in-person services are offered). Administrators are assigned to work on campus, noting there may be some opportunities to work remotely based on program or area needs. If authorized for limited remote work, employees will need to provide their own workspace and internet access, noting the College will provide technical equipment and support for online work needs. When working on-campus, this position will perform work in a standard office setting, use standard office equipment and physically attend meetings both on and off campus, using the ability to communicate in person or through appropriate means. This position also works work weekends and evenings when appropriate or needed is required.

This is a full-time administrative/exempt annually contracted position with initial salary placement determined by the College dependent upon education/experience. Hiring of this position is contingent upon available funding as determined by the College President.

Persons with disabilities have the right to reasonable accommodation in all aspects of employment with the College. This includes, but is not limited to recruitment, application, hiring, training, termination, conditions of employment, and any other employer-supported activities. Applicants requesting accommodation should contact the Office of Human Resources at

In accordance with RCW 28B.112.080, applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current or past places of employment.

In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire. In addition, employment for this position requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or documentation of eligibility for a religious or medical exemption. Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon the offer of employment. This position is overtime exempt.

Required Materials

REQUIRED MATERIALS: To be considered for this position, please submit the following:

  • NEOGOV online application/profile
  • Letter of interest addressing each qualification
  • Current resume
  • Supplemental Question
  • Unofficial Transcripts documenting highest degree (official required upon hire

    )Applicants considered for positions at the College may be required to submit to a background check as a condition of employment. Adverse information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant' suitability for the positions.

    Please Note: Once application materials have been submitted, you may not modify the application.

    *Community Standard Statement
    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly …”
    — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Shoreline Community College is a place for students, employees, and the community to pursue excellence in education in an environment dedicated to equity, inclusiveness, and self-reflection. We value respectful, dynamic interactions and lively discussion. We strive to create an environment where everyone is supported and valued. Shoreline Community College does not tolerate hateful, violent, or discriminatory actions that target any person or group based on their beliefs, customs, identity, or affiliations. When one of us is diminished, all of us are diminished.

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