Chief Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility Officer (CIDEAO)

MiraCosta College

Job Description


Chief Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility Officer (CIDEAO)
MiraCosta College

For full details and to apply, go to https://jobs.miracosta.edu/postings/3944

Type of Assignment: Full Time
Assignment Category: Regular Position

Position Details:
MiraCosta College is excited to announce a new position that will be hired this spring to further our work in Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA). This newly created leadership position went through our College's new employee request process for four consecutive years and was ranked as a high priority by our budget planning committee (BPC).

The Chief IDEA Officer (CIDEAO) is the result of years of work at our institution to develop an equity-centered mission, vision, and values and a bold commitment to become a racially just organization. We have built structures and processes to allow us to operate, hire, research, plan, update policies and procedures, develop curriculum and co-curricular activities and supports with equity, anti-racism, and futures lenses. In preparing various areas of our organization to support this position, we have modified job duties, evaluations, and professional learning for the board of trustees, executives, and administrators. We have worked with employee groups to enhance professional learning around IDEA and incorporated this into our hiring and evaluation processes.

We have built out a Student Equity Department, engaged students through our Social Justice and Equity Center (SJEC), and fostered strong Academic Success and Equity (ASE) programs, such as Puente, Umoja, Mana, Raffy, Transitions, and Uprise. We continue to hire equity-minded employees and engage employees through robust IDEA professional development, the cultural curriculum collective, and the Cultural Competency Conference each year. We have designed an Equity Village Concept to provide supportive spaces for our marginalized students. The Equity Village will be constructed in a combination of new and renovated spaces when the student services division moves into its new building on the Oceanside Campus. Find out more about our DEI work.

We seek a candidate who can collaboratively lead the way in our IDEA efforts and enhance the application of best practices and scholarly focus. The CIDEAO will provide executive-level leadership and guidance to the District's IDEA initiatives to support the College's mission, vision, values, goals, and commitment and to create an exceptional learning and working environment. This position will also collaborate with constituent groups across the campus and our broader community to assess, plan, develop, and build the infrastructure and institutional capacity for IDEA and anti-racism.
The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.
The first-level interviews with the screening and interview committee will be conducted via Zoom. The second-level interviews may be in person or via Zoom.

MiraCosta College Board Policy 7800: Employee Residency requires all classified staff, administrators, and temporary/hourly short-term employees to maintain and permanently reside in a principal place of residence in the state of California that is within two-hundred (200) road miles from the employee's regularly assigned district worksite. The purpose of the policy is to promote efficiency and continuity throughout all campus administrative functions, provide students with high quality assistance and accessibility to all academic and campus services, ensure that students receive an engaging education, and respond to emerging student needs.

The District may consider an individual request to temporarily reside outside of the State of California or outside the 200-mile limit on a case-by-case basis, not to exceed twelve consecutive months.

Salary Range: Associate Vice President
Compensation: Starting at $195,029 per year (Associate Vice President, Step 1), with annual salary step increases up to step 7. Based on the 2023-2024 Vice President and Associate Vice President Salary Schedule.Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.

MiraCosta College offers an array of benefits to eligible employees:The district pays 100% of the cost of medical, dental and vision insurance for eligible employees and dependents$100,000 life insurance policyUp to $250 of benefit credits per month to help pay for a variety of voluntary benefit options, such as supplemental life insurance, disability coverage, and health care/dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)Vacation, sick leave, and up to 18 paid holidaysState pension system retirement benefits (CalPERS or CalSTRS)Free and confidential employee assistance programWellness ProgramParticipation in the Districts Early Retirement ProgramChildcare Facility (Oceanside Campus)

Position Term in Months: 12

Application Procedure:
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system, finish applying, and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:

1. Application on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

3. A letter of interest explaining how your education and experience have prepared you to provide executive-level leadership in this position and meet both the Education & Experience requirements and Essential Duties listed in this job posting.

4. Transcripts of college coursework that provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated in this job posting. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.

If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to https://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/foreign-transcript-evaluation-(cl-635). Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to three to four weeks following the closing/first screening date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 4) fingerprint clearance; and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees.

Retired STRS members are not eligible for this position.

Basic Function:
The Chief Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Officer (CIDEAO) provides executive-level leadership and guidance to the districts inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility (IDEA) initiatives in support of the Colleges mission, vision, values, goals and commitment, and to create an exceptional learning and working environment. The CIDEAO leads the college in development, planning, strategy implementation to create a culture for IDEA; helps to create a futures-thinking focus, and the creation of just, equitable and sustainable futures; and actively engages students, faculty, and staff to further behaviors, attitudes, and policies that support an IDEA college environment. The CIDEAO is supported by other campus leaders who also have related responsibilities for IDEA.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this class.


1. Develop, plan, collaborate, lead, facilitate, and advise campus leaders, students, faculty, staff, and external constituencies on the creation, implementation, and evaluation of strategic IDEA initiatives and matters with a futures lens.

2. Work with faculty, staff, students, and appropriate institutional governance structures to promote inclusive excellence in teaching and learning across the curriculum and within co-curricular programming.

3. Work collaboratively with senior administrators and members of the campus community to assess, plan, develop, and build the infrastructure and institutional capacity for IDEA.

4. Work with senior administrators and campus professionals to develop, facilitate, respond to, and assess campus protocols that address hate-bias incidents, including efforts related to prevention, education, and intervention.

5. Work within the campus community to advocate for inclusive excellence in research, creativity, and learning in all fields, as fundamental to the mission-driven work of the institution. Gather and analyze data and produce reports. Assess and monitor program effectiveness and keep management informed of IDEA progress and futures issues.

6. Support advancement activities, managing engagement of prospects for major District priorities, providing research, and conferring on strategies.

7. Establish positive relationships with community groups and organizations.

8. Participate in appropriate professional development and community organizations.

9. Ensure the implementation of, and compliance with, the legal and regulatory requirements for the institution.

10. Perform other related duties as assigned.


11. Recruit, interview, recommend hire, and train department employees.

12. Oversee the daily workflow of the department.

13. Develop and submit budgets and participate in responsible fiscal planning and budgeting.

14. Provide constructive and timely performance evaluations.

15. Handle discipline and terminations of employees in accordance with district policies and procedures.

Other Duties:

Leadership and Navigation Scholarship in IDEA and knowledge of best practices Consultation Ethical Practice Cultural Awareness Governance Acumen Relationship Management Communication Critical Evaluation

Knowledge Of:
District organization, operations, policies, and objectives Advanced theories, principles, and best practices related to IDEA and futures Principles and practices of organization and culture change Principles and practices of program development and management Principles and practices of effective management and supervision Principles and practices of crisis and non-crisis communications Budgeting methods and practices Conflict resolution and mediation methods

Ability To:
Provide strategic leadership, cultural competency, and work with diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff; Manage change and sensitive topics; Offer viable solutions for problem-solving; Analyze and provide sound recommendations on complex management and administrative issues, including identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and making recommendations in support of goals; Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Work independently with little direction. Write and edit clear, concise, accurate, and effective materials for public distribution. Meet schedules and deadlines. Work confidentially with discretion. Develop and control the budget. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Interpret and prepare complex reports. Give effective oral presentations. Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and accessibility issues.

Education & Experience:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Masters degree.
  • Five (5) years of experience advancing IDEA in a complex organization; including two (2) years of management or supervisory experience

NOTE: For work experience, one "year" is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Proven record in data-driven decision-making.
  • Administrative experience, preferably in a community college.
  • College-level teaching experience, preferably in a community college.
  • Collaborative management style and administrative experience compatible with MiraCosta Colleges commitment to collegial governance.
  • Proven record of overseeing facilities including scheduling, operations, budget, personnel, program review, and planning for those facilities.

Licenses & Other Requirements:
A valid California drivers license and the ability to maintain insurability under the districts vehicle insurance program.

Physical Effort:
The physical efforts described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Primarily sedentary with intermittent standing, walking, bending, and stooping; occasional light lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; ability to travel to various locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business.

Emotional Effort:
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and communications personally, by phone, and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to work effectively under pressure on a variety of tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.

Working Conditions:
Primarily business office environment; subject to frequent public contact and interruption; intermittent exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable fashion; may work at any district location or authorized facility with occasional evenings and/or weekends on an as-needed basis. Occasional local travel may be requested.

Posting Number: S23/24040P
Human Resources Contact Information: jobs@miracosta.edu or 760.795.6854
Job Close Date: 1/8/2024
Open Until Filled: No
First Screening Date:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
MiraCosta College is committed to creating a racially just campus climate. Individuals and their diverse cultures and identities are welcomed, nurtured, and validated. MiraCosta College takes institutional responsibility for closing the equity gap for disproportionately impacted populations including Latinx and Chicanx communities, Black and African American communities, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, Native American communities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities, veteran communities, former foster youth, adult students, and students from low socioeconomic statuses. MiraCosta will continue to serve all constituents with values rooted in equity, diversity, inclusion, and community.MiraCosta Colleges Mission, Vision, Commitment, and Institutional Values & Goals

About MiraCosta College
MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more details, please visit our website at https://www.miracosta.edu/office-of-the-president/board-of-trustees/_docs/3400BP-Diversity-Equity-Inclusion.pdfjeid-68cfd45f1648824ca9f3664aec265639

Starting at $195,029 per year (Associate Vice President, Step 1), with annual salary step increases up to step 7. Based on the 2023-2024 Vice President and Associate Vice President Salary Schedule.

Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.


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