The CAS Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion (ADDI) serves on the Deans cabinet to advise the dean and to help define strategic priorities and develop and implement policy to advance the Colleges commitment to diversity and inclusion. The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. To that end, we are especially eager to have join our ranks a thoughtful leader and colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring that the College is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive. The ADDI will deal broadly with diversity and inclusion issues in CAS for faculty, staff, and students, including climate, hiring, creation of pipeline programs, and curriculum. The ADDI will work with departments and programs to help ensure that diversity training is available to those units and to admissions and search committees. The ADDI will advocate for a commitment to diversity to internal and external constituencies and will assist the Dean in crafting and presenting development opportunities to potential philanthropic, foundation, and corporate partners. The inaugural appointee will help to define and shape this key role in the CAS senior leadership team. Our community offers a full and dynamic range of opportunities for partnership, collaboration, and the development of new structures. The ADDI position does not involve a faculty appointment
A minimum of ten years of progressive professional experience directly related to cultural diversity and community building within a university setting.
A graduate degree in an appropriate academic discipline.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local policies, procedures, and regulations applicable to issues of cultural diversity and minority representation. Ability to research, identify, and implement best practices of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Extensive knowledge of diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency programs, training, and best practices issues specifically relating to higher education.
Excellent administrative, analytical, communication, interpersonal, managerial, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work collaboratively, have broad instructional understanding, be results-oriented, creative, energetic, and resourceful in generating enthusiasm and support for the College's diversity and inclusion plans and goals.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. A highly creative thinker. Exceptional public speaking skills. Must include a resume and cover letter in order to be considered.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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