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The Dean’s Office within the College of Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for an Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
This position is responsible for leading the college’s ongoing efforts to become an accessible, welcoming, and inclusive community.
This position will leverage its subject matter expertise to lead and develop best practices and guidelines that strengthen the College’s goals around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will report to the Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering and is a member of the Dean’s leadership team.
In collaboration with the Dean and other campus/college leaders, this position will provide professional expertise and have the authority to lead, develop, and implement programs that increase the participation and engagement of diverse and underrepresented groups across the College. The position is responsible for overseeing matters involving DEI and for advancing and sustaining inclusive environments for all students, faculty and staff across the College. This position is expected to impact in all aspects of work, for example, leading efforts to attract and retain underrepresented populations at all levels and ranks.
In serving the CoE community, the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion joins the College of Engineering Dean’s Office in promoting and continually aspiring to excellence, collaboration, integrity, innovation, diversity, inclusion and respect.
The Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will play a key role in the preparation, coordination, and oversight of the College’s plan to develop resources and provide training to support CoE’s units in DEI and compliance; participate and represent CoE on various related committees and workgroups; and provide communication on CoE’s efforts.
This position must have the ability to interpret, track, and be responsive to dynamic state and federal laws and regulations. The successful candidate must demonstrate exceptional collaboration, project management, communication, and interpersonal skills in collecting and analyzing data, overseeing performance management metrics, and in preparing reports for the college.
The Associate Dean for DEI should have considerable experience with implementing DEI initiatives, data analysis, compliance and project management, preferably within higher education.
This position is expected to work with faculty leadership in developing and writing effective proposals for support, including federal, foundations, donors, etc.
This position must be able to work independently on certain assignments and manage day-to-day administrative operations, with the flexibility to work collaboratively within a group or team setting.
Consulting, Training and Compliance •Serve as a strategic leader and subject matter expert, creating and cultivating a common vision of the College’s commitment to DEI that can be shared amongst students, faculty and staff as well as College external constituents. •Develop, plan and deliver communication and training/education/workshops to the CoE community around DEI and related subject matter; coordinate meetings with CoE leadership and administrators to deliver and discuss data and associated strategies to address any possible areas of under-utilization in the College’s strategic plan, ensure that data and performance measures are easily accessible and shared amongst the broader community. •Develop and implement DEI initiatives to recruit and retain a world-class community of faculty and staff and promote inclusivity; create processes and procedures that ensure the inclusion and voice of students; as appropriate, collaborate with existing campus resources including ADVANCE and the Office of Faculty Advancement. •Identify, assess, and develop best practices that help the College achieve its goals of recruiting high-quality faculty, first-class undergraduate education, a distinguished graduate program and high-impact research. •Provide pathways for student advocacy on diversity issues and enhance the overall COE experience. •Perform regular review of the CoE website as it pertains to EOAA; update and maintain content as appropriate. •Provide updates to the Dean, Associate Deans and senior leaders regarding diversity and inclusion efforts. •Support local units and centers so that they are informed and empowered to make thoughtful and strategic decisions that are in support the College’s equity, inclusion, and diversity goals. •Collaborate with internal departments (i.e. Academic Services, Infrastructure, Finance, HR, Advancement, etc.) to promote DEI initiatives to students, faculty and staff.. •Coordinate with relevant offices to seek opportunities to reduce disparities including making recommendations for changes to policies within the CoE community. •Collaborate with the Dean, Vice Dean and Associate Deans, Department Chairs, campus leaders, University committees, students, faculty and staff and external constituents to advance the College’s commitment to all aspects of diversity that are essential to academic excellence. •If appropriate, escalate issues and concerns to CoE HR and executive leadership.
Analysis •Collaborate with College leadership and Dean’s Office staff to develop and collect performance measurement goals as related to DEI, work to ensure that metrics are accessible and lead to accountability. •Partner with CoE Institional Research to design and implement mechanisms for assessment and improvement of related initiatives. Use surveys, benchmarking, data and assessments to set and inform DEI goals related to matters of student access, progression, retention and completion. •Work with CoE Human Resources, Office of Academic Personnel, ADVANCE, and CoE Administration to gather, review, analyze, prepare and disseminate data as needed or as requested by hiring units in accordance with project timelines, university policy standards, and/or applicable state and federal regulations. •Effectively leverage existing reports and participate in the development of new reports to support data needs.
Engagement •Collaborate with partner organizations’ diversity councils, and serve as expert on various committees and teams, both internal and external to the CoE. Position is expected to include and engage registered student organizations, including but not limited to NSBE, SWE, SHPE, WiSE, and AISES. •Partner with the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity to ensure that the College’s work is in line with the university’s diversity blueprint. •Coordinate and manage affinity groups with the College of Engineering. Lead recurring stakeholder meetings, including the COE Diversity Committee. Work specifically in support of registered student organizations including NSBE, SWE, SHPE, etc. •Working collaboratively with COE leadership and the Advancement team, develop and participate in fundraising efforts for programs that are in support of the College’s diversity mission. Prioritize funding for student programming and initiatives that promote outreach of prospective students from underserved backgrounds. •Partnering with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, work with the STARS program to ensure that underrepresented undergraduate populations continue to be served in a manner that is representative of the College’s values.
Proposal Writing •Position is expected to write effective proposals for support (federal, foundations, donors, etc.). •Develop new and compelling ideas in a collaborative manner working with both internal and external constituents. •Position is expected to be well connected with the national STEM diversity community, and potentially serve on review panels, national meetings, reviewing other proposals, etc.
REQUIREMENTS: •PhD or EdDoc in education, business organizational behavior, sociology, data management, instructional design or related field; and a minimum of seven years of experience in implementing DEI programs, affirmative action, information management, compliance, or related work. •Successful candidate must be an excellent writer, and must have analytical and quantitative experience working in higher education or related field. •A minimum of one year of experience and demonstrated proficiency in preparing, managing, and overseeing a DEI plan •Demonstrated commitment to serving diverse populations/communities representing a range of social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial, and/or ethnic backgrounds. •Ability to be strategic, visionary, transformative, and tactical while playing close attention to delivering tangible results. •Demonstrated successful history of collaborative leadership skills with proven ability to work effectively across institutional and organizational lines to build consensus and forge strong collaborative relationships with a diverse array of campus constituencies in a complex and higher education environment. •Ability to exercise a high-degree of professionalism, integrity and ownership; must be results-oriented, innovative, creative, highly motivated, team-oriented and a self-starter. •Project management and problem-solving skills, ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects and competing deadlines. •Demonstrated analytical and quantitative writing ability, strong preference given to candidates with proposal writing experience. Track record of successful proposal writing and related project development. •Candidate will have a proven track record of successful proposal writing (and related project development). •Ability to maintain discretion and tact when handling complex issues and data; ability to exercise discretion with sensitive issues. •Demonstrated proficiency with producing complex institutional reports (data and written), and navigating data, analytics, and/or related information management software •Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills •Ability to monitor, comprehend, and implement relevant federal and state laws/regulations •Ability to adapt to current and evolving technology and software to accomplish daily activities.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •Advanced proficiency with information management, statistical reporting, and/or data gathering. •Relevant experience in a higher education or large public institution setting.
Conditions of Employment •Position may require travel.
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