Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator/Academic Advisor

Location: SCCC - Newton, NJ

Date Posted: 10/06/2021

Schedule: Full-Time

Type: Sussex Staff

Company: Sussex County Community College

Job Description

Sussex County Community College is currently looking for a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator/Academic Advisor.  This position will serve as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for the College as well as provide the full gamut of academic advising services to the student population.  



  • Intentionally focuses on leading-and-developing a culture of “caring regard” at the college.
  • Will aid in various admissions, retention, and academic success initiatives
  • Performs all generalist counselor/advisor functions including, but not limited to, admissions and registrations, onboarding/SOAR, academic advising, responding to counselor alerts, provides general transfer information, as well as provides assistance to students to navigate a variety of academic situations. 
  • Works a variety of day, evening, and some weekends, with in-person presence, to provide coverage for Center and College needs.
  • Creates opportunities to further develop the College culture to become a more welcoming community for underrepresented students.
  • Will work collaboratively with various campus constituencies, including Campus Life, International Students, Admissions, Advising, Human Resources and Athletics on a range of initiatives, opportunities and events that meet the specific educational and social needs of underrepresented student body.  Works collaboratively with these and other campus entities to provide programing for the entire campus on diversity and inclusion. 
  • Develops, implements, oversees, and evaluates programs, resources and opportunities to affirm and assure the wellbeing of underrepresented student populations.   
  • Participates in a variety of new student onboarding events, including student orientation, new parent student orientation, open house events, and other recruitment and retention initiatives.
  • Will provide education and trainings to foster dialogue for an inclusive environment.
  • Participates in meaningful dialogue and connection to all of athletics to assure a welcoming environment for diverse and underrepresented student athletes. Works with athletics staff on initiatives designed to support diverse and underrepresented students to encourage the value of education, athletic participation, self-reliance, confidence, empowerment, leadership, and intrinsic motivation.
  • Works with Campus Life to helps student leaders embrace principles of DEI in planning student activities, and serves as a Club Advisor for clubs focused on DEI goals.
  • Cultivates professional relationships with faculty and staff in order to develop and implement multicultural programs and opportunities for students and the broader campus community.
  • Serves on various governance and general College committees
  • Assists with assessment and accreditation matters as needed, as well as with insight to help guide and contribute to grant applications, where they may pertain to direct or indirect DEI needs.
  • Represents the College at various state-level, community-level, and affinity group-level meetings as needed.  Will require ability to travel within the state as needed. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Master’s Degree in Counseling or related field required.  


Essential Skills:

  • Three or more years of demonstrated experience working with multicultural student populations. Higher education experience is highly preferred.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Spanish fluency is highly preferred.
  • Commitment to and deep understanding of issues of diversity and inclusion in higher education, including access, equity and social justice.
  • Expertise in and passion for working with students.
  • Experience building a supportive community among students and peers.
  • Affinity for working in a community college.
  • Knowledge of best practices and trends related to underrepresented student populations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain community partnerships and professional working relationships.
  • Ability to develop, implement, and assess effectiveness of programs.
  • Strong administrative skills including organization, budget management, student supervision, event planning, and follow up.
  • Physical Requirements: This position is located on campus and works in a traditional office environment.
  • Technologically proficient.
  • Frequently communicates with students who have program inquiries or campus related issues, and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations in person, or by video conferencing, email, chat function, or phone.
  • Ability to drive to state-level and local meetings as needed.


Contact Person:

Human Resources


To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to HRresume@sussex.edu.   Sussex County Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Effective September 1, 2011, the NJ First Act requires that certain classifications of persons employed by a public higher education institution will have 365 days within which to establish a principle residence in NJ. Failure to comply will render the individual unqualified to continue to hold the position. Individuals may seek exemption from the residency exemption committee based on critical need or hardship.