Assistant Dean, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - College of Fine Arts-2013852
The College of Fine Arts is a community of nationally and internationally recognized artists, designers and scholars within a constellation of five professional schools - Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music. Our schools are internationally renowned for their transdisciplinary capabilities and distinctive pedagogical approaches, for the success and influence of their students and alumni, for the forward-thinking leadership in the development and transformation of the professions, and for their vital roles in melding the outstanding capabilities of a phenomenal university with culture and society. Our dedication to results-oriented leadership in the creative professions enables our schools to provide the very best professional education to students, and to attract and retain the best faculty.
We are seeking an Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I). Reporting to the CFA Dean, this is a distinctive opportunity for an individual who, through an intersectional lens, will provide leadership, coordination, consultation, assistance, strategic oversight, vision, and direction in support of our efforts to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning and work environment for all members of its community.
In this new role, you will be an impetus for change, and be passionate about infusing values around diversity, inclusion, climate and equity into all programs and activities. You should be able to work in dynamic ways within a sophisticated and diverse environment. We see this as a highly specialized, hands-on position that is dedicated to growing awareness and improving the capacities of students, staff and faculty to address DE&I issues.
Core responsibilities will include:
Develop holistic and integrated plans for DE&I strategies and initiatives for the college to ensure that every member of the University community is afforded the right to study and work in an environment free of biases based on ancestry, color, race, ability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, family status, or any other protected grounds.
Advise the heads of school and instructional entities to embed standard methodologies in the development of equitable and inclusive practices around curricula, pedagogy, creative practice, and research.
Consult with Staff, Faculty and Students to provide guidance, resources, referrals and information related to DE&I.
Develop metrics and dashboards to ensure accountability, tracking, and monitoring of DE&I efforts.
Analyze and report on efforts and results; recommend improvements in practice and policy that will reduce barriers in achieving DE&I aspirations.
Counsel with students - both one-on-one and in groups - to address issues of concern.
Collaborate with school-based and central admissions staff to identify more effective outreach strategies for increased diversity among prospective students.
Partner with Human Resources to develop, implement and monitor recruitment and hiring strategies to attract and retain a diverse employee workforce within CFA.
Work in partnership with other college and University entities to improve, develop and implement employee professional development initiatives to support a climate of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Stay abreast of current trends in diversity, equity and inclusion and use that knowledge to inform program and policy development work.
Collaborate with the staff in the CMU Office of Diversity and Inclusion and other college-based partners.
You should demonstrate:
History of working collegially with a wide variety of diverse constituents, and successfully developing cultural proficiency across a range of audiences of varying levels of understanding.
Capacity for strategic, innovative, and creative thinking in goal setting, program development, implementation, and delivery.
Strong research, project management, and program development skills.
Outstanding verbal and written communication, and presentation skills.
We value clear communication, initiative, innovation, emotional intelligence, responsiveness, a high degree of sensitivity, a proven analytical ability, and the ability to use good judgment in decision making.
Bachelor's degree in a related field of study required; Master's degree highly desired.
Minimum five years of professional, in-depth experience in, and a detailed understanding of, complex and intersectional issues related to inclusion, equity and diversity as they relate to the student experience and the workplace required; advanced degrees may be substituted for experience.
Experience developing and facilitating DE&I-related operating plans within a higher education or related context; assessment experience strongly preferred.
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Job Function: Executive
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2013852
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.