The Director of Diversity and Inclusion reports to the Associate Dean (AD) for Diversity, Inclusion, and International Affairs to advise the College of Arts and Sciences’ senior leadership team and provide guidance in strategic diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts that advance the mission, vision, and strategic plans of the College, IU Bloomington, and Indiana University. Diversity and inclusion should live in every aspect of the College of Arts and Sciences’ functional areas. The College-RC is a complex one by nature, with its large size and varied scope, including three academic divisions, three schools, fifty research centers and institutes, dozens of languages taught, and over two hundred labs in the natural sciences.
The position will collaborate with key College and University constituencies to develop and deploy initiatives that contribute to the achievement of diversity and inclusion related goals, including but not limited to, the recruitment, retention, and success of underrepresented students, staff, and faculty; the support of College faculty in enhancing and developing diversity and inclusion in the curriculum; and the engagement of the College community around issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity. The focus of this role is on strategically applying principles of diversity and inclusion to facilitate changes in culture and practice across all functional areas of the College.
REQUIRED: Master’s degree and five years of applicable or related experience.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
This position requires knowledge of salient issues and approaches related to diversity in a higher education environment. The successful candidate will possess strong strategic planning and management skills, including the ability to prioritize and mediate among multiple projects, objectives, and stakeholders. She or he must have experience both in interpreting relevant research and in developing policy and programming on its basis, as well as in carrying out data informed decision-making. She or he must be able to communicate effectively with various constituencies, in person and through written and electronic media. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, namely Word, Excel, and Outlook, required.
Higher education and diversity programming experience; Doctoral degree in higher education or liberal arts field; Experience interacting with data and databases, such as Access.