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Brockton, Massachusetts, United States
10 days ago
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Chief Diversity Officers


Chief Diversity Officer

About Massasoit Community College:

We at Massasoit Community College pride ourselves in our tradition of excellence and in our historic mission of accepting all who desire to learn. Massasoit currently offers 41 associate degree programs in arts, sciences, and applied sciences and 24 certificates. The College also offers non-credit workforce development certificates; corporate training courses; adult basic education; personal enrichment classes; and Early College programs for high school students.

Students of color make up roughly half of all students enrolled and more than half of all Massasoit students are first generation to attend college. More than 900 students graduate from Massasoit with an associate degree or certificate each year.

Brockton, Massachusetts, home of Massasoit's largest campus, prides itself on its diversity of cultures and is home to approximately 95,000 residents. In addition, the college has a campus in Canton, a satellite location in Middleborough, and annually serves students from more than 35 cities and towns in Southeastern Massachusetts. Massasoit is one of the largest community colleges in the state.

Massasoit Community College is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer who is committed to increasing diversity across all levels of the college. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this value are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

The Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) at Massasoit Community College is a key leadership position, reporting to the President, responsible for fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and belonging within the college community. The CDO will lead efforts to create an environment that values and celebrates diversity, ensuring that students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds feel welcomed and supported. There are high expectations that the CDO will exemplify a culture of collaboration and partnering, as a clear and transparent communicator and uniter, across all campuses.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive diversity, equity, and belonging (DEI) strategic plan aligned with the college's mission and goals.
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to integrate DEI initiatives into all aspects of the college's operations.
  • The CDO is responsible for coordinating the College's recognition events honoring diverse cultural, ethnic and identity groups for internal and external audiences.
  • Foster relationships with community organizations, minority-serving institutions, and local stakeholders to enhance diversity initiatives and community partnerships.
  • The CDO must act as a 'chief connector' by quickly reaching out to all constituencies across the various campus locations and in the community to build solid and mutually beneficial relationships that support positive momentum to support the President and his leadership agenda.
  • Represent the college in relevant community events, promoting diversity and belonging.
  • Design and deliver training programs on cultural competency, implicit bias, and other relevant topics for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Serve as a resource for addressing diversity-related incidents and concerns.
  • Work with relevant stakeholders to develop response strategies and foster a supportive environment.
  • The CDO must be a seasoned and enthusiastic champion of DEI work in the context of higher education. The CDO must have the capacity to manage complex issues, be committed to anti-racism at the highest level, and be equipped to contribute at both a strategic and operational level.
  • Prepare and present regular reports on diversity initiatives, progress, and challenges to senior leadership and the college community.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of diversity programs and make adjustments as needed.


  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in human resources management, social justice, sociology, public administration or a related field.
  • Five years of successful work experience in dealing with diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging programs, with a working knowledge of applicable laws, rules and regulations concerning such programs.
  • Excellent communication skills, with positive management, leadership and demonstrated collaboration abilities as well as the ability to clearly communicate concepts, ideas, and information and influence a broad range of audiences internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated and proven ability to initiate and lead large-scale programs and projects.
  • Ability to gather and analyze data and to draw sound conclusions from the data.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the culture of shared governance, tenure and promotion, campus politics and the needs of students, faculty, staff and administration with respect to diversity.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Five years of successful experience specifically in the area of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging at a regionally accredited higher education institution.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of laws, rules and regulations and best practices, including those concerning race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, veteran status, personal experience, and social, economic, spiritual and cultural distinctions and concerns and how these intersect with policies.
  • Possess an existing network of professionals engaged in the field of diversity and equity in higher education.

Additional Information:

Position Status: Non-Unit Professional

Hours: 37.5 hours per week. Monday - Friday

Salary: $107,717 - $139,901 Annually based upon education and experience

Worksite: Assignments will include all Massasoit sites and additional locations as necessary.

Deadline to Apply: Open Until Filled

Application Instructions:

A cover letter and resume are required, please apply online. Resumes will NOT be considered without an accompanying cover letter.

Please Note: Faxed, emailed, or mailed in resumes and/or materials will NOT be accepted. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback on application statuses. Please refrain from contacting the hiring manager and/or hiring department via phone, email, fax, mail, third person party or vendor and in person. Failure to comply, may result in application withdrawal.

Massasoit Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the Title IX and Compliance Officer, Amee Synnott, 508-588-9100, x1304, Brockton Campus, Administration Building, Room 219,, or the Dean of Students & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Jessica Correia, 508-588-9100, x1402, Brockton Campus, Student Center, Room 208A,, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

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