Mesalands Community College is seeking a full-time Executive Director of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging. The position
is an integral member of the Cabinet and reports directly to Mesalands’ dynamic President, Dr. Gregg Busch. With similar goals but
very different focuses and goals, The Executive Director will work very closely with the Executive Director of Hispanic Outreach and Student
Support. The Executive Director serves as the Title IX, ADA, EEOC, and Compliance Officer for the College in collaboration with Human
Resources and the Executive Director of Business Services. The Executive Director oversees the Office of Diversity and Social Justice and
provides vision, innovation, and leadership to advance and foster diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence for students, faculty, and
staff. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, the Executive Director is responsible for developing, implementing, and revising the
College’s strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), which aligns with the College’s overall strategic plan. The
Executive Director is also responsible for monitoring the campus climate, coordinating the work of the DEI teams, and providing a
College-wide perspective on DEI matters that informs the decision-making process at the highest leadership level. As part of this work, the
Executive Director will establish data-driven metrics and, in conjunction with the Chief Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and
Accreditation Officer, conduct assessments using institutional data to benchmark and promote accountability and success. They will also
develop, present, and coordinate DEI-related training opportunities for students, faculty, and staff; develop positive, purposeful groups
and teams within the College to support faculty, staff, and students from underrepresented backgrounds to enhance campus climate culture for
all participants and respond to acts of intolerance; act as liaison between the President and College community about issues related to DEI;
create and share diversity stories to keep DEI a focus for the College; motivate others to commit or recommit to DEI; evaluate programs,
activities and services related to DEI as well as assess campus needs and identify new opportunities for programs, activities, and services.
The Executive Director will regularly report to the President and Board of Trustees on DEI progress and achievements; maintain regular,
open, respectful communication with faculty, staff, and students to keep them apprised of initiatives and opportunities; and build
relationships with off-campus constituencies and community partners. Beyond their work on campus and in the local community, the Executive
participate in collaborative efforts with the New Mexico Department of Higher Education and, when appropriate,
other institutions of higher learning. Additional responsibilities include serving as an ex- officio member to the President’s Commissions
on Cultural Diversity and Inclusion and providing regular updates to the President on these initiatives; supporting the work of the
Executive Director of Hispanic Outreach and Student Support programs committed to the retention and success of all students and the work of
Campus Life, Director of Admissions, Student Success, and student organizations; representing the College at events, programs, and
off-campus meetings; serving as a member of the President’s Council; collaborating with the leadership team to enhance and promote the
vision, mission, goals, and programs of the College; and all other duties as assigned.
All employees have competitive salaries,
excellent benefits and potential for growth.
The Executive Director for Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging is
accountable for the following duties:
Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate must meet
the following criteria:
Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills a must. Ability to read and interpret texts related to the discipline;
documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions; and procedure manuals. Ability to write required reports and
correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information to individuals and groups of students and others from within Mesalands
Community College and out in the community.
Ability to perform basic mathematical
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of
intellectual and practical problems. Technology skills: Computer Competency; Capable of applying and maneuvering within various software
packages including but not limited to Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and Internet.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must be able to physically complete the tasks of the job or be able to be
reasonably accommodated in doing so. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75
pounds, depending on the discipline area.
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment
from low to high. Job performed indoors in a classroom and studio environment with adult students.
About Mesalands Community
According to CNBC, Mesalands is the 9th best community college in the nation and is organizationally active
with the American Association of Community Colleges, American Community College Trustees, and the League of Innovation as well as a number
of state and local organizations. MCC is ranked in the top 2.9% of all community colleges in the US, 11th most affordable community college
in the US, and 2nd best community college in New Mexico. Mesalands is fully-accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and the MCC staff
includes members of the HLC Peer Review Corps.
Mesalands Community College is in Tucumcari, New Mexico nestled among the beautiful
mesas of eastern New Mexico on Interstate 40 between Albuquerque, NM and Amarillo, TX and along historic Route 66. Outdoor opportunities
abound with lakes, hiking, and mountains. Historic Tucumcari is a small, rural, affordable town with mid last century accents, top ranked
local restaurants, and a small- town friendly charm. Mesalands is a small comprehensive community college where everyone works as a team for
student success and access and is a residential institution attracting, not only local students, but students from across the nation and
abroad. MCC is home of the North American Wind Training and Research Center, the Center for Innovation for Renewable Energy (wind, solar,
and stored energy), the wind energy training program is ranked in the top 3 in the nation, the agricultural programs are ranked in the top
10 in the nation, a vibrant paleontology program, ranked 3rd nationally, hosts the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum of finds from local
excavations. In addition to a range of associate of arts degrees, ideal for transfer, MCC offers numerous occupational/technical associate
of applied science degrees in a wide range of areas including cowboy arts, silversmithing, agribusiness, Farrier, and ranch sciences embrace
the southwestern culture. MCC hosts the Mesalands University Center where, through partnerships with Universities, students may begin at
Mesalands, earn a microcredential, certificate, or
degree, and transfer on-campus into the University Center where they may
complete bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees without leaving the Mesalands campus. Mesalands is a member of the NJCCA Athletic
Conference for golf and cross country and NJCCAE for eSports. MCC is the proud home of nationally-ranked rodeo. MCC is a Hispanic Serving
and Rural Serving Institution, a member of Excelencia in Education, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, and a leader in
student success and access through guided pathways.
The position is open until filled with first
review of applications will begin immediately.
Applicants must submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume; 3)
a completed Mesalands Community College Employment Application; 4) unofficial copies of college transcripts. References and former employers
will be contacted. Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview. Search may be extended if additional candidates are needed.
Mailed or fax applications will not be accepted. Use the following link to complete the Mesalands Community College Employment
Application and attach required documents.
Mesalands Community College (MCC) is committed to creating and sustaining a community that celebrates individual differences and diversity. We are dedicated to improving access to equal opportunities to all persons. MCC is dedicated to eliminating discrimination and prohibits discrimination against any person based upon their race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, spousal affiliation, pregnancy, childbirth, condition related to pregnancy or childbirth, physical or mental disability, serious medical condition, or veteran status in violation of the law, in its educational programs, activities or employment