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Johnson County Community College
  • Position Number: 3850536
  • Location: Overland Park, KS
  • Position Type: Student Affairs and Services

Johnson County Community College

Position, Department: Executive Director Inclusion & Belonging, Student Success & Engagement

Type of Position: Full-time Salaried, Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 40 hours per week

Pay Range: $107,435- $134,293 *Actual pay depends on qualifications

Pay Grade: 62.62

Opportunity for hybrid schedule: Yes

Benefits Category: Full-time Benefits

Position Summary: The Executive Director, Inclusion and Belonging contributes to the College's mission, vision, and values through engagement with and implementation of evidence-based and research-backed methods and practices to support, collaborate, and coordinate with current JCCC teams to further maximize inclusion and bolster diversity, equity, and belonging on campus. The Executive Director will have the opportunity to establish and grow the department as an expert within the field to maximize inclusion efforts across the institution for all potential and current students to achieve their goals.

Required Qualifications: Master's degree in diversity and inclusion, education, student success, community college leadership, or relevant field from an accredited college or university required with five years of related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Extensive knowledge of critical issues of diversity and inclusion, including experience with, but not limited to equitable student outcomes. Record of success in working with and advising various constituents' complex diversity and inclusion needs.

Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree, certification(s), or advanced training in diversity-related fields. Experience in community college leadership, extensive experience in utilizing data to identify and close equity gaps, demonstrated track record of participative leadership. Two years, or more, of supervisory experience.

To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, and/or cover letter.

*Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

Position Details: Job duties include but are not limited to:
  • Serves as a campus-wide expert in JCCC's on-going efforts to embrace a holistic culture of diversity and grow an equity mindset. Acts as a resource to college professionals in their work to improve student success in both credit and non-credit settings. Partners with current leaders and teams across campus in evaluating inclusion and belonging goals, programs, and activities; provides feedback and recommendations regarding closing student equity gaps; maximizes access to and utilization of JCCC resources for all students; increases retention and completion rates.
  • Develops strong relationships internally to build trust, credibility, and gain influence. Assists and supports JCCC leaders in planning, developing, and taking action to promote inclusion and belonging.
  • Partners with college leaders in developing and using metrics to measure the effectiveness of JCCC's inclusion and belonging efforts. Research best practices and strategies of inclusion and belonging in leading institutions of higher education and shares findings and/or makes recommendation to the President, members of Cabinet and other college leaders to enhance an equity mindset if appropriate to replicate in JCCC's culture.
  • Participates and collaborates with leaders across campus to embed inclusion and belonging in activities and processes including but not limited to faculty, staff and student education and training; employee recruitment, retention, and promotion; procurement and other business practices; internal and external communication and marketing; any other activity that promotes equity, belonging and enhances cultural competency campus-wide.
  • Works as a resource to support college partnerships in the community that promote equitable student access and success; supports opportunities to work more closely with K - 12, workforce development, and other community partners to improve student success.

*Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

Diversity Statement: Here at Johnson County Community College, we seek to inspire positive change for our students, faculty, and staff through promoting growth and development of all individuals. We aim to create a sense of belonging, accepting all values, life experiences, and perspectives on our campus. We are seeking individuals who will bring their true, authentic selves to JCCC so we can broaden perspectives with innovative ideas, interests, and passions, while fostering and promoting our diversity commitments to our community. We believe that engaging all of our unique employees is the key to students' success. You belong here.

About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture - not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Disclosure: If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email

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