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Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Brooklyn, NY

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Reporting to the President, the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion will serve on the College’s senior staff, and will:

Establish and lead the College’s DEI Council

Execute and advance, with the DEI Council and other colleagues, a strategic DEI plan to enhance the recruitment, retention and advancement of students, faculty and staff from historically underrepresented groups

Develop, cultivate and provide visionary leadership for strategic initiatives and activities to advance the recommendations of the COACHE, KCC Faculty and Staff Survey, CUNY PMP and other measures with regard to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Support and coordinate current DEI initiatives, facilitate communication on DEI work across the college, and build capacity for new DEI programs

Utilizing best practices, provide guidance and serve as a resource to administrators, department chairs and search committees on the implementation of effective strategies and initiatives to increase the diversity of faculty and senior leadership to more closely reflect our student body.

Partner with the faculty, staff, students and affinity groups to cultivate a learning and workplace climate that embraces and sustains equity, diversity and inclusion.

Work with the Provost’s office and faculty leaders to develop and co-sponsor faculty professional development experiences focused on: maintaining a supportive learning environment for our diverse student body; building the capacity of culturally competent teachers; and teaching and learning (instruction and pedagogy) on issues of identity, privilege, race, anti-Semitism, gender/gender identity, implicit bias, cultural competence, health equity, social justice, and related topics.

In collaboration with Student Affairs, support the implementation of extra-curricular initiatives are culturally responsive and celebrate diversity.

Identify, develop, and implement assessment methodologies to evaluate the outcomes of strategic goals, objectives, program policies and special initiatives in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion. Develop and refine strategic action plans informed by these assessments.

Identify and pursue external funding and scholarship opportunities related to diversity initiatives.

Serve as the KCC campus lead for KCC’s work with Achieving the Dream as a Leader College of Distinction; establish and maintain partnerships and relationships with CUNY and national organizations to guide and support the building of new diversity strategies and programs at the college.

Collaborate with the College's Office of Diversity and Compliance and relevant school and university entities in responding to incidents and challenges related to bias, discrimination and harassment, and in identifying appropriate interventions and follow-up. Identify and provide appropriate and culturally and structurally sensitive support to CSOM students or employees experiencing bias and discrimination.

Represent the senior leadership on departmental, college-wide and universitycommittees.



This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.

Preferred candidates will have a record of academic achievement in the individual's discipline and successful experience promoting a mission of diversity and inclusion in other academic institutions, preferably in a community college or urban environment, of which no less than three years' experience is in a senior-level capacity.

Proven record of success in leading institution-wide equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives, including strategies and activities to recruit and retain a diverse complement of students, administrators and faculty.

Proven ability to engage and collaborate effectively with diverse students, faculty and leadership to bring about transformational change. Demonstrated experience in fostering positive intergroup and interpersonal relationships and community building.

Knowledge of best practices, innovations, emerging trends and leading issues in higher education and in the national discussion of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion, and demonstrate a high level of personalintegrity.

Experience working with underrepresented students and faculty.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law.


Assistant Dean


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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Candidates should provide a resume and cover letter.


June 25, 2022


CUNY Job Posting: Executive


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

About the Company

Founded in 1963 as part of the City University of New York (CUNY), Kingsborough Community College (KCC) is firmly committed to its mission of providing both liberal arts and career education, to promoting student learning and development, and strengthening and serving its community. Situated on the waterfront in Brooklyn, KCC serves a widely diverse population of approximately 11,000 students and consistently ranks among the leading community colleges in the country in associate degrees awarded to minority students. KCC has been named one of the leading community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program for seven consecutive years and is an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction. To further its commitment to equity, KCC is seeking an Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Assistant Dean will serve as KCC’s Chief DEI Officer to develop a unified vision and build capacity for enhancing inclusive excellence amongst all students, faculty and staff.

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