Diversity Advocate

Per the NFA Contract, Article 10, TMCC is announcing to all eligible academic and administrative faculty that a need exists for a Diversity Advocate (up to four positions available).

Posting Date

August 7, 2018

Description

The diversity advocate plays a vital role in the College’s diversity initiatives. The diversity advocate will work closely with academic faculty, the Equity, Inclusion and Sustainability Office, and administration to help incorporate inclusive principles and practices into academic programs and will assist with the assessment and impact of the College’s diversity efforts through the collection and analysis of data. The primary job of this position is to inspire enthusiasm among full-time and part-time faculty for diversity initiatives.

Scope of Work

Starting September 2018 through May 2019, approximately 105 hours per semester (210 work hours per academic year).

Responsibilities and Deliverables

  1. Promote understanding and inclusion of equity concepts across the College through pedagogy and curriculum. The manner in which these activities are organized and the nature of their content should be geared towards celebrating diversity and inspiring courageous conversations. This will require strategic weekly meetings with faculty; individually, in small groups, and in workshop settings.
  2. Encourage and facilitate diversity initiatives in academic programs, service learning, or other forms of civic engagement to enhance the capacity of TMCC to offer such programs. This assignment will champion diversity initiatives among academic faculty.
  3. Collect, compile, track and report data related to the diversity initiatives at TMCC to help quantify the College’s efforts.
  4. Work with the Equity, Inclusion and Sustainability Office to develop and maintain tools, metrics, and indicators for assessing progress.
  5. Meet regularly with the Equity, Inclusion and Sustainability Office and assist with the preparation of reports and related materials.

Qualifications

  • Three years of experience working in higher education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of educational equity, diversity initiatives, social justice, and institutional inclusion.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of program and curricular processes at the College.
  • Experience in program assessment: data source identification, collection, compilation, and tracking.

Preferences

  • Experience in a faculty leadership role.
  • Experience in program development.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in collaborative decision making.
  • Strong commitment to inclusion and the societal transformations needed to effectively address the pressing issues.

Compensation

Three credits reassigned time per semester (6 credits per academic year) or equivalent stipend. Please refer to the NFA Contract, Appendix A, for the Faculty Workload Policy.

Reports To

Equity, Inclusion and Sustainability Office under the Vice President of Student Services and Diversity.

Application Process

Interested faculty should submit a letter of interest to describing special qualifications and background information no later than August 24, 2018. The letter should be addressed to the Equity, Inclusion and Sustainability Program Manager. Note: administrative faculty must include a documented plan for separation of the additional assignment work from regular work time.

Selection Process

The Equity, Inclusion and Sustainability Office will notify applicants of the hiring decision on or before August 31, 2018.

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