About the Role
Reporting to the Vice Provost of Graduate Studies, the Division of Graduate Studies Director of Diversity and Inclusion will develop, implement, manage, and evaluate initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in graduate education. The Director will work with stakeholders across campus and in our communities to develop graduate education initiatives that align with best practices in graduate education and students' needs. The Director will develop and manage recruitment initiatives and serve as a resource to departments by advising and consulting on best practices related to recruitment and retention, will develop and lead professional development and retention programming for underrepresented and under-served graduate student populations, and will create data tracking systems to evaluate the effectiveness of initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in graduate education.
Three years of related experience
Experience creating, leading, implementing, and evaluating initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion
Demonstrated understanding of the needs of underrepresented and under-served graduate students and an understanding of, and a commitment to, the importance of diversity, inclusion, and equity
Demonstrated ability to identify how policies and processes create structural inequities
Understanding of education research on underrepresented and under-served student recruitment and retention
Track record of success in diversity, equity, and inclusion programming, including demonstrated and measurable results from strategies and practices implemented
Superior project management skills with a track record of strategic planning, program implementation, and managing multiple priorities within a complex environment
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Experience presenting to and engaging diverse audiences of varying styles and backgrounds
Demonstrated ability to develop and grow collaborative relationships with students, faculty, and staff across campus and stakeholders in off-campus communities
Demonstrated ability to define metrics and collect and analyze data to evaluate the effectiveness of initiatives
Leadership experience in working with and supporting historically underrepresented groups
Experience creating, leading, and implementing initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion in higher education
Experience with assessment and evaluation of initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion in higher education
FLSA Exempt: Yes
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About the Company
The Division of Graduate Studies is the administrative office with ultimate responsibility for policy and procedures relevant to graduate education and graduate students. Its programs and services affect nearly 4,000 graduate students and almost 90 graduate degree programs. The Division of Graduate Studies' core purpose is to promote graduate education by fostering excellence, innovation, and inclusive communities. The Division of Graduate Studies values discovery, inclusiveness, service, fairness, responsibility, excellence, and community.