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SENIOR MANAGER OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION & BELONGING (DEI + B)

NACCE is seeking a high energy and focused Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEI + B) that will work directly with the President and CEO of NACCE to ensure that DEI is threaded and embedded in all areas of the NACCE organization and programming. We are seeking a results-driven individual who will aspire to grow our number of HBCU and MSI members from 20% of the total NACCE membership to 50% of the total membership over the next several years. This will require expanded programming, personal engagement with college leadership, and the creation of new curriculum and experiential practices for a national campaign. This role will collaborate with key stakeholders to design, implement and evaluate diversity, equity, and inclusion programs that align with organizational values, priorities, and goals.

SENIOR MANAGER OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION & BELONGING (DEI + B)

NACCE is seeking a high energy and focused Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEI + B) that will work directly with the President and CEO of NACCE to ensure that DEI is threaded and embedded in all areas of the NACCE organization and programming. We are seeking a results-driven individual who will aspire to grow our number of HBCU and MSI members from 20% of the total NACCE membership to 50% of the total membership over the next several years. This will require expanded programming, personal engagement with college leadership, and the creation of new curriculum and experiential practices for a national campaign. This role will collaborate with key stakeholders to design, implement and evaluate diversity, equity, and inclusion programs that align with organizational values, priorities, and goals.

Organization
Founded in 2002, the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship is a 501(c)3 educational association that provides leadership and sustainable scalable resources to provide entrepreneurial thinking and action in one of the largest entrepreneurial ecosystems in North America. Since its inception, NACCE has grown to a network of more than 300 community colleges and universities with thousands of active professionals that serve more than 3 million students. We hold national and regional conferences, publish a quarterly journal, host webinars, provide technical assistance to foundations and government entities, and provide members with resource and opportunities that facilitate the successful growth of entrepreneurial education. In the past three years, NACCE has re-granted over $6 million dollars to member colleges, and has recently published The NACCE Playbook, which explores the impact of entrepreneurial mindset; a roadmap for rebuilding post-pandemic titled Impact ED: How Community College Entrepreneurship Creates Equity and Prosperity; a textbook, Community Colleges as Incubators of Innovation; and established a number of emerging centers of practice. For more information, please visit nacce.com.

Responsibilities
Develops and implements recruitment and engagement strategies for new and existing member community colleges, historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, tribal colleges, and other minority serving institutions.

Supports and promotes innovation in member colleges that targets barriers to participation and success for diverse student populations and their communities with the goal of creating and catalyzing equitable opportunities for underrepresented individuals and groups.

Coordinates and supports DEI + B activities, workshops, sessions, and other engagements throughout the year, contributing to NACCE member webinars and engagement strategy, make/SHIFT, and NACCE’s annual conference. Leads the development of DEI + B professional development training desired by NACCE members. All learning initiatives at NACCE satisfy either member benefit objectives or generate revenue to further the work of the organization.

Participates in NACCE technical assistance/grant funded projects as requested/required by the terms of such agreements, providing thought leadership, dynamic content, and programmatic support related to DEI + B objectives.
Seeks grant and partnership funding to support DEI + B work at NACCE and the nation, contributing to the writing and discovery process, and facilitating outreach to member colleges and partners. Manages the Diversity Inclusion Center of Practice, convening thought leaders from member community colleges and HBCUs to create and share transparent resources and best practices in the field of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Resource planning should include regular participation in NACCE’s communication channels: social media (LinkedIn, Twitter); NACCE’s blog and quarterly Journal, Community College Entrepreneurship; NACCE’s dynamic member platform, NACCE Meets; and Center of Practice web content. 

Facilitates communication, coordination, and collaboration with community colleges and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide, as well as other key stakeholders and partners to make meaningful movement towards a more inclusive and equitable system.

Works collaboratively with learning organizations, governments and industry to achieve greater diversity, inclusion and equity for the workforce at large, seeking partnerships between NACCE and diverse communities.

Develops, implements and measures diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging strategies, goals, and objectives, identifying key performance indicators and annual engagement goals.

Serves as a speaker at virtual and in-person events and participates in the NACCE podcast as required.

Collaborates with the Verizon Innovative Learning College Liaison to provide leadership and program management for the mentoring program and other related initiatives aligned with the Verizon Innovative Learning project focusing on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts. Provides related reports and analysis as required or requested. May conduct site visits to VIL colleges as needed to meet project and membership goals.

All NACCE employees are required to perform other duties as assigned in the spirit of serving our members and realizing our mission.

Key Qualifications
This position requires knowledge of grant writing, project management and revenue development experience and success. Strong communication and relationship building skills are essential in both speaking and written form, as the DEI + B Manager will serve as co-host to Forward with NACCE, our successful weekly podcast show.

The selected candidate will have several years of experience successfully serving a multi-faceted organization with a track record of meeting deadlines, producing high-quality work product in a timely manner, and a commitment to being accessible and maintaining a professional work environment. Knowledge of principles and best practices of DEI + B in both workplace and community settings, processes and procedures associated with the development and implementation of DEI + B programs, and the ability to establish and implement initiatives within an organization/association is essential. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the workplace and community as well as the ability to exercise judgment and diplomacy in working with diverse groups to address complex and sensitive issues is critical to the success of this role.

The ability to operate both independently and as part of a dynamic team environment without needing additional assistance, excessive supervision, project reminders, or extended scheduling is essential. Familiarity with office technology including Microsoft Office, Google tools, Project Management software such as Clickup or SmartSheet, Video Conferencing tools such as Zoom, and DropBox is essential. Bachelor’s degree required and advanced degree preferred.

Location & Travel Requirements
The DEI + B Manager position is located at NACCE’s Headquarters in Cary, North Carolina, and will report to this location three to four days per week and work virtually the other days, maintaining public hours between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. This role requires an estimated 20-30% local and national travel to facilitate relationship building in North Carolina and nationally.

Per NACCE policy, the candidate selected must be vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination status prior to the beginning of employment. All NACCE new hires must successfully pass a background and reference check as determined by NACCE and provide evidence of eligibility to work in the United States. for any employer.

Salary, Benefits & Key Employment Requirements
Full-time staff at NACCE are eligible to receive the following benefits:

  •          Health Insurance (80% employer-paid)
  • Dental Insurance (100% paid coverage)
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance
  • FSA Program Access
  • Retirement Plan with 3% Employer Match (Available after 12 months of employment)
  • Paid Annual Vacation/Leave
    • 2 weeks of paid vacation (accruals begin after 90 days of employment)
    • 3 days paid sick leave (available after 90 days of employment)
    • 3 days paid personal leave (available after 90 days of employment)
  • Paid holiday program including 12 days + end of year holiday leave
  • Vacation accruals increase after two years of employment
  • Opportunities for certifications and professional development in line with job at NACCE
  • Reimbursement for pre-approved travel based on a pre-defined policy outlined in the employee handbook

NACCE employees with excellent performance have opportunities to be promoted and to advance within the organization based on meeting goals and contributing to the success of the organizations by collaborating with other NACCE team members. Employee reviews are scheduled mid and year-end annually.

All NACCE employees are required to review and sign the employee handbook prior to beginning employment.

Any outside contract work, employment, and graduate studies must be disclosed and approved by NACCE leadership prior to employment. After beginning employment with NACCE, this must also be disclosed and approved by NACCE Leadership.

Anticipated hiring range is $57,000 - $72,000. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply
Submit your resume/CV and cover letter along with three professional references that will be contacted in the event of a pending job offer to info@nacce.com. NACCE will accept applications through November 15, 2021 or until the position is filled.

OPERATIONS MANAGER

The Operations Manager works directly with NACCE’s Vice President for Finance & Operations as a human resources generalist and operations manager supporting NACCE’s national headquarters, located in North Carolina. The Operations Manager is a critical thinker with the ability to manage details while also leaning into big-picture perspectives.

OPERATIONS MANAGER

The Operations Manager works directly with NACCE’s Vice President for Finance & Operations as a human resources generalist and operations manager supporting NACCE’s national headquarters, located in North Carolina. The Operations Manager is a critical thinker with the ability to manage details while also leaning into big-picture perspectives.

Organization
Founded in 2002, the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship is a 501(c)3 educational association that provides leadership and sustainable scalable resources to provide entrepreneurial thinking and action in one of the largest entrepreneurial ecosystems in North America. Since its inception, NACCE has grown to a network of more than 300 community colleges and universities with thousands of active professionals that serve more than 3 million students. We hold national and regional conferences, publish a quarterly journal, host webinars, provide technical assistance to foundations and government entities, and provide members with resource and opportunities that facilitate the successful growth of entrepreneurial education. In the past three years, NACCE has re-granted over $2.5 million dollars to member colleges, and has recently published The NACCE Playbook, which explores the impact of entrepreneurial mindset; a roadmap for rebuilding post-pandemic titled Impact ED: How Community College Entrepreneurship Creates Equity and Prosperity; a textbook, Community Colleges as Incubators of Innovation; and established a number of emerging centers of practice. For more information, please visit nacce.com.

Responsibilities

Operations
Navigates government and federal contracts, supporting grant-funded initiatives and project teams as required/requested by funding organizations. Leads analysis and reporting on grant initiatives as requested.

Tracks MOU, grant, and other agreements to ensure payments are made and received in a
timely manner, progress is tracking appropriately, prompting internal renewal discussions 60-90 days prior to the end of project. Supports project analysis, working with project leads to contribute benchmark successes and project metrics to the annual report. May work directly with and/or supervise project contractors to ensure delivery of service to grant-related projects.

Manages vendor relationships supporting NACCE headquarters, including landlord-tenant relationships, IT providers, phone and copier services and others. Maintains supplies and keeps inventory for local and remote team members.

Serves as onboarding coordinator and staff engagement leader, developing activities and leading engagements during regularly scheduled meetings that enhance and uplift NACCE’s culture of collaboration, celebration, and transparency.

Provides leadership in the development of the NACCE Store, fulfilling purchase and other shipping requests related to staff, community, and member outreach. Coordinates with fellow team members, contributing to marketing and member engagement strategies that will further NACCE’s reach.

Human Resources
Maintains NACCE’s employee handbook, communicating new and updated policies with the approval and recommendation of NACCE’s leadership team. Develops and streamlines processes and procedures that are both practical and efficient, leveraging online project management tools and creating a digital dashboard for employee service.

Responsible for the revision of and maintains NACCE’s Policies & Procedures Manual intended to supplement the employee handbook, detailing best practices and procedures to ensure uniformity in protocol.

All NACCE employees are required to perform other duties as assigned in the spirit of serving our members and realizing our mission.

Key Qualifications
Knowledge of both human resources/employee strategy as well as project management experience. Strong communication and relationship building skills are essential in both speaking and written form. Experience with Federal and foundation-based grant writing and administration is highly desired.

The selected candidate will have several years of experience successfully serving a multi-faceted organization with a track record of meeting deadlines, producing high-quality work product in a timely manner, and a commitment to being accessible and maintaining a professional work environment. Knowledge of federal, state and local employment laws and regulations and ability to use this knowledge to advise leadership and inform strategic decision-making, principles and best practices of human resources and employee engagement; interest in developing and implementing internal processes and programs; and the ability to establish and implement initiatives within an organization/association is essential. The ability to operate both independently and as part of a dynamic team environment without needing additional assistance, excessive supervision, project reminders, or extended scheduling is essential. Familiarity with office technology including Microsoft Office, Google tools, Project Management software such as Clickup or SmartSheet, Video Conferencing tools such as Zoom, and DropBox is essential. Bachelor’s degree required and advanced degree preferred.


Salary & Benefits

The Operations Manager position is located at NACCE’s Headquarters in Cary, North Carolina, and will report to this location three to four days per week and work virtually the other days, maintaining public hours between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. This role requires annual travel during related to NACCE’s annual national events and partnerships, and may include additional opportunities as the need arises.

Per NACCE policy, the candidate selected must be vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination status prior to the beginning of employment. All NACCE new hires must successfully pass a background and reference check as determined by NACCE and provide evidence of eligibility to work in the United States for any employer.

Salary, Benefits & Key Employment Requirements
Full-time staff at NACCE are eligible to receive the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance (80% employer-paid)
  • Dental Insurance (100% paid coverage)
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance
  • FSA Program Access
  • Retirement Plan with 3% Employer Match (Available after 12 months of employment)
  • Paid Annual Vacation/Leave
    • 2 weeks of paid vacation (accruals begin after 90 days of employment)
    • 3 days paid sick leave (available immediately following 90 days of employment)
    • 3 days paid personal leave (available immediately following 90 days of employment)
  • Paid holiday program including 12 days + end of year holiday leave
  • Vacation accruals increase after two years of employment
  • Opportunities for certifications and professional development in line with job at NACCE
  • Reimbursement for pre-approved travel based on a pre-defined policy outlined in the employee handbook

NACCE employees with excellent performance have opportunities to be promoted and to advance within the organization based on meeting goals and contributing to the success of the organizations by collaborating with other NACCE team members. Employee reviews are scheduled mid- and year-end annually.

All NACCE employees are required to review and sign the employee handbook prior to beginning employment. Any outside contract work, employment, and graduate studies must be disclosed and approved by NACCE leadership prior to employment. After beginning employment with NACCE, this must also be disclosed and approved by NACCE Leadership.

Anticipated hiring range is $50,000 - $65,000. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply
Submit your resume/CV and cover letter along with three professional references that will be contacted in the event of a pending job offer to info@nacce.com. NACCE will accept applications through November 15, 2021 or until the position is filled.

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