Job Number 1907048

Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer (CEDIO)

This position is past the Close Date, no more applications will be accepted.
Position Information

Location Highland Business Center
Hours Monday - Friday; Evening and weekend engagements may be required
Salary Salary Commensurate Upon Experience.
FLSA Status Exempt
Reports To Provost
Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.
College Profile

Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We
promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriately applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
  • Reflects the diversity of our community.
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.

Our Mission

The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.

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Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open-access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. The College values and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the College community.

General Statement of Job

The Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer (CEDIO) creates and manages the development and implementation of proactive initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion  in support of the College's strategic plan. They will collaborate with the college community to facilitate the enhancement of the learning and working environment where all individuals have an opportunity to succeed and play a significant role in developing plans and training programs to ensure equity, diversity, and inclusion in our programs, policies, and culture.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Serves as a liaison and resource within the organization to ensure the coordination and implementation of equity and inclusion best practice strategies throughout the organization.
  2. Coordinates a College-wide Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Council to plan multicultural events and make recommendations for College actions that help build a welcoming and inclusive culture at the College for all students, faculty, and staff.
  3. Develops internal communication strategies on the College's equity and inclusion objectives and programs.
  4. Identifies and plans professional development programs to raise awareness and develop best practices to cultivate a culture of civility, respect, and ethical behavior.
  5. Collaborates with the appropriate offices to coordinate professional development programs about equity and inclusion. Coordinates with the Teaching and Learning Excellence Division on faculty programs and the Human Resources Staff Professional Development office on staff programs.
  6. Collaborates with Human Resources on the development of promotional materials for use in the recruitment and hiring process.
  7. Collaborates with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to gather and review data on equity, diversity, and inclusion and assess its impact on the College's overall culture and performance..
  8. Oversees periodic assessment of the campus culture .and uses results to design programs and interventions to improve the culture of equity and inclusion and enhance student success and achievement by developing and facilitating  a research-informed plan to increase student success.
  9. Collaborates with College stakeholders to assess potential barriers to equity and inclusion and develop strategies to recruit and retain a diverse workforce.
  10. Collaborates with Student Affairs to build student-led equity initiatives, to recruit and engage diverse students, to enrich the campus climate, and to support student success.


Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Technology Skills

Required Work Experience

Required Education

Preferred Education

Special Requirements

Licenses/Certifications; Other

Other Preferred Qualifications

Physical Requirements


Information for This Posting Only

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.