Location: Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: At Will
Bemidji State University (BSU) and NORTHWEST TECHNICAL COLLEGE (NTC) invite qualified applicants to join our team as the Campus Diversity Officer. BSU and NTC provide a rigorous academic environment with the opportunity to enjoy a fun, robust, outdoor culture. The proximity to the lake and the surrounding north woods allows easy access to an assortment of recreation. BSU and NTC are members of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities.
BSU’s vision is to educate people to lead inspired lives. To accomplish BSU’s vision, the University prioritizes creating a culture in which diversity is embraced and all people are safe, welcome, and validated. BSU also prioritizes increasing engagement with Indigenous communities to become a destination university. BSU enrolls around 5,000 students and offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU’s Shared Fundamental Values include civic engagement and leadership, international and multicultural understanding, belief in the power of the liberal arts, and environmental stewardship.
NTC has prepared students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields for more than 50 years. The college’s accessible, affordable, hands-on programs also help the region’s employers meet their ever-growing need for a highly skilled workforce. NTC serves more than 1,000 students with an excellent education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable tuition. Students may pursue nearly 40 degree, diploma and certificate programs in six distinct career paths. Classes are offered on campus, online, or as a combination of both.
The Campus Diversity Officer (CDO) provides unique, creative and strategic leadership to empower BSU and NTC to become more sensitive to and aware of local, state and national issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in hopes of creating more just living, learning and working communities. Collaborating with others, the CDO supports the development, delivery, and communication of programs, services and curricula that address racial and social justice, and other interests and needs of all BSU and NTC stakeholders. In addition, the CDO will partner with local communities, organizations and entities to ensure that our historical and unique demographics, along with our strong regional culture, will be visible and present in our campus identities. The CDO is also responsible for providing oversight for Affirmative Action in the hiring process and Equal Opportunity in compliance with Federal and State laws, as well as Title IX compliance. This position involves significant discretion and substantial involvement in the development, interpretation, and implementation of University and College strategic planning and policy development – with a focus on faculty and staff engagement, and student academic achievement. This position involves frequent interaction and collaboration with other Minnesota State System CDOs. This executive level position reports directly to the president.
Responsibilities of the CDO include:
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your application and/or resume clearly demonstrate fulfillment of these minimum and preferred qualifications.
Apply online: https://bemidjistate.peopleadmin.com/
A complete application shall include the following attachments:
Travis Greene, Associate Vice President for Student Life & Success
Phone: (218) 755-2075
If you have general questions about this posting or submitting an application, please contact Teresa Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNIVERSITY / COLLEGE / COMMUNITY
The greater Bemidji community has a population of 25,000 and serves as a regional center for education, commerce, recreation, health care, and the arts.
In this Northwoods setting, students, staff and faculty have a variety of activities at their fingertips. Possessing all the charm and character of a college town, Bemidji remains a tight-knit community of good neighbors and engaged citizens who always come out to cheer for the Bemidji State Beavers. While the city of Bemidji — named after the Ojibwe Chief Shaynowishkung (nicknamed Bemidji) — is home to a diverse population of more than 15,000 people, it serves a regional population of more than 100,000.
Located between three American Indian reservations – Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth – students at Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College have the opportunity to experience a dynamic local culture and history. Bemidji also sits at the center of the legends of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. The famous statues of Paul and Babe greet students as they drive in from the south along Lake Bemidji.
Though quaint and historic, the city offers the urban conveniences upon which college students rely. Bemidji State and Northwest Tech are both conveniently located minutes away from affordable restaurants, cozy coffee shops, grocery stores, city parks and more. Small, locally owned shops and art sculptures line the streets of downtown Bemidji, while national chains can be found in and around the Bemidji area, including an uptown selection of department stores and restaurants.
The thriving downtown community presents ample opportunities for engagement off-campus. Among other things, there are fine-dining restaurants, cafes, and a natural foods co-op in downtown Bemidji. The historic Paul Bunyan Playhouse has a calendar of classic shows; restaurants and lounges offer weekly live music performances; the First Friday Art Walk provides a tour of new monthly art exhibits; and annual events such as the Loop the Lake Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Blue Ox Marathon, Bemidji Winterfest, and The Minnesota Finlandia bring the community together.
For those who love the outdoors, there are wooded, multi-use trail systems within minutes of campus and community parks with walking trails, playgrounds and a skate park. Lake Bemidji State Park and its miles of navigable trails is located directly across the lake from BSU, and the Buena Vista Ski Area — just 12 miles north of campus — offers downhill skiing and campus-sponsored student transportation in the winter months. Further, the Mississippi River Headwaters is a mere 45 minutes from Bemidji.
For further information, visit our websites at: http://www.bemidjistate.edu and https://www.ntcmn.edu
Review a “special report on how this former lumber town has rebuilt itself as a high-speed, regional center of enterprise” at Bemidji 2.0
Bemidji State University / Northwest Technical College are Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employers and Educators. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities. Consumers with hearing or speech disabilities may contact us via their preferred Telecommunications Relay Service.
For information regarding benefits: https://www.bemidjistate.edu/offices/human-resources/current-employees/benefits-2/
This position is included in the Minnesota State Administrator/State Managerial Plan. A copy of the contract can be found at:
Desired Start Date: 07/01/2021