Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Academy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The charge of the Academy is to be the primary vehicle for shifting climate and culture on all of the University’s campuses with a focus on staff and faculty. As a core service of the University and a new initiative, employees of the Academy must be creative, flexible, strategic and strong communicators who can work well with people from all backgrounds as well as departments of different sizes and focuses across the institution. Thinking and planning at a systems level, multi-tasking, building relationships, and representing the Academy both internally and externally are daily expectations. Ideal candidates are experienced in navigating complex organizations, identifying patterns and opportunities for evolution, and have held a leadership role in a new initiative within an existing structure.
This position supports and interfaces daily with Washington University academic departments, schools and units identifying and working toward their goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Work will also involve partnership with other University departments who deliver core services on business processes that often overlap with the work necessary to address diversity, equity, and inclusion challenges. The ideal candidate has experience with core consulting skill sets like facilitation, project scoping, situational awareness, managing expectations, suggesting solutions, creating strategies, project management and setting and measuring outcome goals. This role will work with internal clients and groups, sometimes on their own and sometimes in partnership with and in support of other members of the Academy staff, primarily the Assistant Vice Chancellor for the Academy.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support infrastructure to facilitate climate and culture shift and meet diversity, equity, and inclusion goals at Washington University
Projects and work as assigned by AVC to understand, build upon and coordinate with existing organizational development and diversity, equity and inclusion support infrastructure
Projects and research as assigned by AVC to remain aware of external best practices and opportunities for partnership in support of climate and culture change at Washington University
Support AVC in developing processes and standards for unit and department interaction with the Academy (assessments, reports, worksheets, questionnaires, etc)
Support AVC in information gathering, documenting and communicating alignment, opportunities for cross departmental collaboration, and best practices that arise in working with units and departments on diversity equity and inclusion goals
Support AVC in developing success measures, feedback mechanisms for the Academy
Analysis of Academy outcomes and/or programming as needed
Support individual units and departments in identifying and meeting diversity, equity and inclusion goals
Consult with units and departments on assessments, goal setting, committee or task force development/assembly, progress measurement, etc
Conversations, meetings and emails with units and departments as necessary
Facilitate work sessions, meetings and other gatherings
Write descriptions, directions, logistics and follow-up as necessary
Give guidance on reports, key milestone schedules and deliverables, budget allocations
Manage Academy processes and procedures
Support AVC in Academy communications (logistics, quality control, editing, case studies, etc)
Support development and maintenance of standards and processes for other Academy focus areas
Responsible for agenda and running of regular department meetings
Perform other duties as assigned
Please note this position is in a small office setting, computer work, infrequent need to move light boxes of office and kitchen supplies, and regular travel around and between the university’s multiple campuses and to off-campus meetings.
Occasional tight time frame for completion of duties due to multiple calls, inquiries and program targets.
Bachelor’s degree. Three years of experience in consulting, change or project management, or related areas.
Ability to move light boxes of office and kitchen supplies, and regular travel around and between the university’s multiple campuses and to off-campus meetings.
Five or more years of related experience, particularly in the areas of internal organizational consulting, project management, change management or communications.
Experience working toward diversity, equity and inclusion goals within an organization.
Experience in an educational environment a plus.
Highly organized and detail-oriented
Consulting skills like project scoping, situational awareness, issue framing acumen, project management and being solution oriented
Interpersonal skills, sensitivity to and ability to navigate group and organizational dynamics
Advanced verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
An understanding of the mechanics of change management in relationship to diversity, equity and inclusion goals
Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly
Complex reasoning and critical thinking abilities
Ability to design, plan and manage multiple projects with minimal supervision and meet deadlines
Working knowledge of general office equipment, computers, calculator; proficient in MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint; strong working knowledge of digital communication platforms
The hiring range for this position is $51,909 - $67,470 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please submit cover letter and resume with your application. In your cover letter, please address why this position is of interest, and specific experience that matches job duties and skill sets mentioned in the job description. Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed.
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Internal Applicant Instruction:
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