About the Role
The Director of Equity, Diversity and Justice will have administrative responsibilities and oversee the Center for Equity, Diversity and Justice on two campuses. The Director will work with the Vice President (VPEDJ), along with campus partners, to bring the Center to national prominence. Reporting to the VPEDJ, the Director will develop, implement and administer campus-wide Equity, Diversity, Justice and Antiracism (EDJA) programs, primarily with students, but also with faculty and staff. The Director is responsible for the mentoring, supervision and diversity leadership training of students. In addition, the Director is expected to carry out a longstanding support and outreach relationship with student clubs, organizations, all student related offices and faculty and staff. The Director will perform other duties required to carry out the mission of MSMU/the Office of Equity, Diversity and Justice as identified and articulated by MSMU's President, the President's Cabinet and the VPEDJ. This includes representing the University and the Center regarding local diversity initiatives, assessment and retention efforts as well as maintaining and establishing working relationships with other members of the campus community. The Director will forge campus and community partnerships, participate in research and publications, support recruitment and retention efforts, and support EDJA-related career development.
Serve as support to and assist the Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Justice.
Market and promote the Center for Equity, Diversity and Justice internally and externally, on social media, and via publications and the website.
Oversee the operations, functions and administrative responsibilities of the Center for Equity, Diversity and Justice.
Work collaboratively within the Office of Equity, Diversity and Justice and across campus.
Coordinate EDJ Scholars program and student train the trainer program.
Provide leadership in developing and implementing strategic equity, diversity, justice and antiracism initiatives to engage the campus community.
Contribute to the design and delivering of learning experiences, training, presentations and workshops.
Assist with the development and implementation of campus-wide educational programs that enhance an appreciation for and understanding of differences and intersectionality.
Provide mentorship, leadership development and training to student clubs and organizations.
Strive to foster long-lasting campus and community partnerships.
Assist with recruitment, retention and career development efforts of underrepresented students.
Work with the Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Justice to develop, monitor and implement assessment procedures.
Collaborate on grants and revenue generating ventures.
Lead programming efforts for cultural celebrations and holidays.
Perform other duties as assigned.
A minimum of five (5) years of working with a diverse student population in higher education
Experience working with and designing programs for traditional undergraduates, graduate students, and post-traditional students
Experience working with staff, faculty and administration in higher education
Knowledge of and commitment to equity, diversity, justice and antiracism related issues
Ability to initiate and maintain professional relationships with diverse groups
Working knowledge of outlook, graphic arts programs, marketing, social media
Strong background in workshop development, training and facilitation
Knowledge of research-based practices in justice, equity, diversity, and antiracism
Skilled at leading (and building the capacity of others to lead) both organization and team development initiatives
Excellent consultation, strategic planning, leadership and facilitation skills
Ability to administer and interpret assessments and communicate results to constituents
Ability to design, facilitate, and evaluate equity, diversity, justice and antiracism-centered professional development programs
Proficiency in collecting, organizing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data Exceptional communicative, interpersonal, presentational, project management and problem-solving skills
Understanding of multiple points of engagement, oppression and change related to personal, interpersonal, institutional, cultural, systemic levels, etc.
Knowledge of equity, diversity, justice and antiracism theoretical frameworks and terminology
Abilities and Skills:
Excellent computer and social media skills
Planning and organization skills
Impeccable interpersonal skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Event and program management and logistical skills
Organized and a self-starter
Master's degree or higher in a field related to equity, diversity, justice and antiracism
Minimum of 5-7 years of related experience
Master's degree or an equivalent combination in education and experience
Knowledge of grant initiatives and management
Budget management experience
Experience with robust program design related to equity, diversity, justice and antiracism
Sensitivity and understanding of the needs of a diverse populations, including LGBTQIA, BIPOC, women, etc.
About the Company
Mount Saint Mary's is the only women's university in Los Angeles and one of the most diverse in the nation. The University is known nationally for its research on gender equity, its innovative health and science programs, and its commitment to community service. As a leading liberal arts institution, Mount Saint Mary's provides year-round, flexible and online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Weekend, evening and graduate programs are offered to both women and men. Mount alums are engaged, active, global citizens who use their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their communities and the world. www.msmu.edu
Mount Saint Mary's University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The University will not assist applicants with any visa matters. A background check will be required. Applicants must also provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination of condition of employment.