This is a full-time position under the general supervision of the Executive Director of Mission Integration.
Cultivate a work and learning environment that encourages and supports Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).
Promote the value of a diverse and inclusive university environment and lead the development of a vision and effective strategy to create a culture for equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Oversees the efforts of the Georgian Court University Council for Diversity & Inclusion.
Work in collaboration with the Director of Human Resources to develop strategies to recruit a diverse workforce.
Work in Collaboration with Enrollment management to develop strategies to recruit a diverse student body.
Work in Collaboration with the Director of Human Resources and Dean of Students to draft and manage institutional policies and procedures that ensure campus-wide emphasis on equity, diversity and inclusion issues.
Provide EDI training and educational opportunities for faculty, staff and administration.
Facilitate EDI learning opportunities for the student body and training for student clubs and organizations.
Serve as an advisor to Human Resources when formal complaints regarding EDI issues are submitted for adjudication.
Align EDI efforts with the GCU Strategic Compass
Facilitate assessment of institutional EDI efforts and campus-climate.
Collect, analyze, monitor, and disseminate institutional data to benchmark and promote accountability for equity, diversity and inclusion at Georgian Court University.
Identify opportunities to partner with local, state or regional groups or institutions that align with GCU's mission and commitment to EDI.
Advise university leadership on current non-discriminatory best practices and regulations.
Serve as senior advisor to the President and Cabinet on initiative and issues related to EDI and higher education.
Engage with students, faculty, staff, and administrators in an effort to promote a campus environment that values EDI.
Work closely with the Office of Human Resources to manage institutional compliance with Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, and other applicable requirements.
Represents the University to external community, organizations, and agencies.
Collaborates with external and internal constituency groups to promote and advance equity, diversity and inclusion.
Pursue and manage relevant outside funding/grants for university diversity programs
Master's Degree in a related field
Minimum of 5 years of experience or related work experience in higher education.
Detailed familiarity with current equity, diversity, and inclusion trends, politics of thought, protocols, and programs; working knowledge of relevant legal issues, best practices, challenges and opportunities associated with implementing campus-wide EDI initiatives
Strong planning and organizational skills are essential.
Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while prioritizing according to time constraints and need.
Strong self-starter and team player.
Proficiency in modern office equipment and computer software (Microsoft Office, Email, Internet), and database management.
Physical Demands: Intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, walking, and occasional lifting of light objects; work is performed in an office and on campus grounds.
Internal Number: 124713
About Georgian Court University
Georgian Court University: History, Culture and Academic ExcellenceGeorgian Court University offers more than 30 undergraduate degrees, 10 graduate Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of New Jersey, Georgian Court University is located in residential Lakewood, New Jersey, on a magnificent 156-acre estate formerly belonging to financier George Jay Gould. The campus is conveniently situated 60 miles from New York and Philadelphia and only 10 miles from the beautiful Jersey Shore. Bordering Lake Carasaljo, the site is a National Historic Landmark with magnificent statuary, beautiful architecture and lush gardens, making it a truly breathtaking and inspiring place to learn, study, and live. After a long history as a women's college with coeducational graduate programs and undergraduate evening programs, Georgian Court has become fully coeducational as of Fall 2013. All degree and certificate programs during the day and evening are now open to both women and men. Open to students of all faiths, Georgian Court University provides comprehensive liberal arts education in the Roman Catholic tradition with a special concern for women. The university offers a curriculum that is broa...d enough to be truly liberal, yet specialized enough to provide in-depth preparation for careers or further study.The unique Georgian Court University atmosphere is one of a small college ambiance in a technologically advanced, highly esteemed university setting. Centered around the core values of the Sisters of Mercy, the university offers an extremely safe and nurturing campus environment with individualized attention and guidance.The Georgian Court faculty is committed to teaching and individual mentoring, with an outstanding 92% holding doctorates or terminal degrees in their field. They are dedicated and caring educators and experts in their respective industries, while demonstrating public service and a personal affinity to our core values—respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.degrees, and a variety of certificates in a wide range of areas through our three schools: The School of Arts & Sciences, The School of Business, and The School of Education.Benefits of a Georgian Court University education include: small classes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1; personalized education—faculty members readily available for mentoring ; all classes taught by faculty members, not graduate assistants, and inclusive core values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.