Executive Equity Officer

Adams State University

About the organization

Adams State was founded in 1921 as a teacher's college. Billy Adams, a Colorado legislator who would later become a three-term governor of Colorado, worked for three decades before obtaining the authorization to found Adams State Normal School in 1921, to provide higher education opportunities for teachers from remote and rural areas of Colorado, such as the San Luis Valley, and see them work in those same areas.


Adams State is seeking its first Executive Equity Officer (EEO). This transformative leader will have a broad portfolio to introduce meaningful, equitable, and inclusive changes in the areas of evaluation, policy, hiring, professional development, programming, and support. The EEO will report directly to the University President and will serve on the Executive Council. The EEO will be instrumental in critical evaluation and assessment of institutional policies and procedures to reach equitable and inclusive outcomes. The EEO's equity lens will enhance outcomes for employees and students through direct oversight of recruiting, onboarding, retention, culturally-relevant programming, campus culture, and morale. The EEO will lead cross-divisional and university-wide work to create an environment of belonging for all members of Adams State. The EEO will foster an inclusive environment that supports the full spectrum of diversity at Adams State including all racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, national origins, disabilities, age, veteran status, religious/political beliefs, affectional and sexual orientations, gender identities and expression, and lived experiences.


Required Qualifications

An advanced degree (master's degree or higher) in an appropriate discipline.
At least 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in equity, diversity, and inclusion work.
A proven track record of successful change management.
Experience working as part of a team to effectively and collaboratively impact positive change
Excellent leadership and managerial skills with experience empowering and leading diverse teams.
Commitment to collaboration and demonstrated ability to build productive and sustainable partnerships.
Exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication and conflict-resolution skills for various audiences, including campus-wide messaging and interpersonal communication with colleagues and students.
Experience conducting high quality, evidence-based assessment of EDI-related issues in a complex organization (e.g., higher education, healthcare, human/social services, corporate) and communicating findings; this includes using data responsibly and ethically, and effectively transmitting results in an inclusive and accessible manner.
Strong working knowledge of laws, regulations, and guidelines related to diversity, inclusion, and nondiscrimination in employment and educational contexts.


$109,596 - 124,668 per year

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