Diversity Coordinator - Dean's Office, John Chambers College of Business and Economics 16302
The Dean's Office in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics is seeking applications for a Diversity Coordinator. The Diversity Coordinator will work with the faculty, staff, and students of the Chambers College to develop and advocate diversity, inclusion, culture, and equity initiatives. The Diversity Coordinator will provide unique and creative leadership to empower the Chambers community to become more sensitive and aware of local, state, and national issues related to diversity and inclusion. This position will foster dialogue to encourage inclusion of all and identify key issues within the college and community to ensure those issues are addressed. This position will also develop diversity, inclusion, culture, and equity metrics to ensure our College is improving.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Chair the Diversity, Inclusion, Culture, and Equity (DICE) committee.
Provide leadership for and coordinates the development of Chambers College strategic diversity plans.
Serve as an expert resource and consultant to students, staff and faculty for diversity, equity and inclusion-related initiatives and the development and implementation of culturally relevant practices and curriculum.
Develop and sustain working relationships with diverse and underrepresented groups to achieve objectives of mutual interest.
Serve on relevant campus committees to develop strategies that coordinate across the entire University, as well as, to stay up to date with current DICE initiatives across the campus. As well as stay connected with the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Identify areas for training and education related to addressing diversity, inclusion, equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and compliance issues
Monitor the education and training of faculty, staff, and students
Identify and recruit trainers and facilitators that have received necessary training in their areas
Collaborate appropriately to develop innovative strategies to successfully recruit, employ and retain a workforce reflective of the changing state and national demographics.
Develop, support and participate in initiatives that ensure the retention and career success of Indigenous, People of Color and other diverse faculty.
Collect and analyze data that provide information useful to support and enhance diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
Support and participate in initiatives that ensure the retention and completion of students who are Indigenous and People of Color; Lesbian, Gay, Bi-/Pan-sexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ+); people who are disabled; and/or other diverse students.
Collaborate with Undergraduate and Graduate advising and the Director of Recruitment and Retention to ensure a welcoming, inclusive and success-oriented environment for all students.
A Master's degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited institution and two (2) years of relevant experience in either designing, implementing, sustaining and/or advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion programs or services; OR
A Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited institution and four (4) years of relevant experience in either designing, implementing, sustaining and/or advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion programs or services.
Experience in the following preferred:
Experience working in higher education, nonprofit, or business sector administering relevant programs and services with affirmative action/diversity responsibilities, including civil and human rights.
Experience with program development.
Experience collecting and analyzing data for program development and evaluation.
Letter of Interest
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Job Posting: Mar 18, 2021
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 221263
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